Posts by Andrea Vronska

5 Winter Home Selling Tips to Elevate Curb Appeal

While some people look down on it, selling your home in the winter can actually be a great experience. Buyers this time of year are more serious, and with a currently low inventory, Real Estate in Ottawa is advantageous for sellers. Many homes sold in the winter months have had multiple offers, and have sold …

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Ottawa and Real Estate Market Snapshot January 2021

Market Reports Request Market Snapshot: Buyer demand fueled the Ottawa resale market as we kicked off the year. The announcement of the stay-at-home order early in the month caused a shortage in inventory while the strong demand remained. If you’re considering a move we’re here to help answer any questions you have, in this market …

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Ottawa and Area Real Estate Market Snapshot October 2020

Market Reports Request Market Snapshot: Ottawa’s resale market was steady as she goes through October as we started to get some cooler weather. As demand persists so does the changing buyer behaviour and preferences due to the reality of the pandemic. We saw gains in the average sale price followed by a decrease from September …

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Virtual Open Houses in 2021

Live stream open houses have never been more popular in the real estate world.  “Since the feature was made available on REALTOR.ca in April, there have been more than 24,800 live stream open houses conducted by more than 2,600 REALTORS® across Canada.” according to CREA.  That’s a lot of people that potentially have been saved …

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What do Luxury Condos in Ottawa look like?

  Some buyers have dreams of a white picket fence, others imagine a life of luxury when purchasing a home. Those in pursuit of this lifestyle may be curious to know what to expect in the Ottawa luxury condominium market. Luxury condos in Ottawa are typically found in the downtown core, with good proximity to …

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Online User’s Guide to Buying a Home During Covid

The New Importance of Online Tools COVID-19 has changed our lives dramatically.   All facets of our day to day routine were transformed. Initially, the Real Estate community saw a drastic slowdown in the sale of homes.  However, the industry was quick to adapt to the new challenging environment as we were deemed an essential service. …

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Ottawa and Real Estate Market Snapshot December 2020

Market Reports Request Market Snapshot: Ottawa’s resale market continued to thrive through December despite the challenges of 2020. The inventory shortage for 2020 caused an increase in the sale price as the demand remained with record-low mortgage rates. If you’re considering a move we’re here to help answer any questions you have, in this market …

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Ottawa and Real Estate Market Snapshot November 2020

Market Reports Request Market Snapshot: Ottawa’s resale market didn’t show its typical slowdown in November. With no slowdown our resale year to date transactions are on track with 2019. There were 50% less residential listings than this time last year. A concurrent decrease in inventory is a reliable indicator of why the average sale price …

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Ottawa and Area Real Estate Market Snapshot October 2020

Market Reports Request We have detailed statistics and market reports available in all areas in and around Ottawa. Market Snapshot: Ottawa’s resale market was steady as she goes through October as we started to get some cooler weather. As demand persists so does the changing buyer behaviour and preferences due to the reality of the …

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Closing the Cottage for the Winter

It is always a sad day when you are sitting at the cottage, and the leaves start to turn, and you realize that the nights are getting cooler. We usually delay the decision to close up the cottage to the last minute. Given our uncertain weather events these days, it is best not to wait. Frozen pipes can cause a great deal of damage.


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Looking To Buy A Cottage? 8 Things To Consider Before Making Your Purchase

Buying a home is a great accomplishment for many, but buying a cottage can feel like a dream come true. With aspirations of kicking back next to the lake and enjoying the solitude that comes with cottage life, residents in Ontario are now more than ever eager to find their own slice of paradise. While …

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Ottawa and Area Real Estate Market Snapshot July 2020

Market Snapshot: The numbers are up again as this past months unit sales increased 19% from this time last year!

Ottawa’s resale market offers solid returns for many Sellers, while Buyers continue to feel the squeeze. Those most impacted are especially those attempting to enter the housing market. Multiple offers are a common occurrence with over 57% of properties selling over the listing price compared to 33% of transactions last July.


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Outside Home Spring Maintenance

Good Bye Winter – Hello Spring  Now that Spring has finally arrived, it is time to get your home ready for summer. First, put away all the winter snow shovels, sand and salt. If you have a snowblower, drain the fuel or add a stabilizer, check, and clean the engine. Check out the lawnmower, get a tune-up every two years. Get the blade sharpened and change the oil.  Inspection Maintaining the outside of your home must be your top priority. If water gets in your home, it can cause mould, rot, indoor air quality problems and costly repairs. Never start
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How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring and Summer

How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring and Summer Start with a Plan  Now that the warmer weather has finally arrived, it is time to get your yard ready for summer. Walk around your home and check the condition of the lawn, gardens, and trees. Have a family discussion about what you would like to plant. Ask the kids if they would like to have an area for their flowers or vegetables. This may be the year you start or expand your vegetable garden. Then make a plan that shows the best time to plant the various plants or vegetables.
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Time For Fall Maintenance!

Your Guide to Fall Home Maintenance As the leaves begin to change colour and fall around Barrhaven, it’s time to start thinking of the seasonal maintenance that your home may require. As the colder months approach, it’s important to ensure that your home is ready. Another summer has come and gone and now it’s time to prepare for winter! Check and Clean Your Gutters Fall is a great time to ensure that your eavestroughs are clear and ready to handle the impending snow and rain of the upcoming seasons. Over the summer months, wind may have swept debris from your
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Back to School in Barrhaven

Back to School in Barrhaven In the next few weeks, all the little ones in the area will be headed back to class. Some have started this week with the majority heading back after Labour Day. Whether you are getting your child ready for their very first day of school in kindergarten or your kids are older so you’ve done this a few times, back to school can be a crazy time for everyone! Here are just a few things to help get you through it! Watch for Emails from Your Child’s School Whether it’s start date or required supplies,
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Can you afford a condo in Canada’s largest cities? Royal LePage reports on price per square foot

Can you afford a condo in Canada’s largest cities? Royal LePage reports on price per square foot. Greater Toronto Area condo price per square foot increased 9.1% year-over-year to $743 Greater Ottawa condo price per square foot appreciated the fastest among Canada’s largest markets, rising 17.9% year-over-year to $395 Condo price per square foot in the Greater Montreal Area rose double-digits year-over-year, increasing 10.3% to $362 Greater Vancouver Area condo price per square foot declined the most of any major market in the country year-over-year, falling 8.3% to $764 Greater Calgary condo price per square foot fell 6.7% year-over-year to
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Beat the Heat in Barrhaven!

Beat the Heat in Barrhaven! The long hot days of summer are here! Spring may have been cool and wet but this summer is shaping up to be hot and humid. While some enjoy the heat waves, for others this can be a challenging time. If you don’t have air conditioning or are just looking for something to do outside of your house, here are some great ideas in and around Barrhaven! Go See A Movie Summer is a great time to go check out a movie at Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas! Not only are the theatres well air conditioned,
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