Monthly Archives: February 2011

Small Space. Big Challenge?

Condos can offer a very secure lifestyle and convenient locations, but almost all of them offer less square footage than single family homes. However, don’t despair! There are many ways to maximize useable living space in a condo. The best … Continue reading

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Are pets allowed in condos?

Many of us consider pets as a part of our family, and this furry little creature that I encountered during a showing at a downtown Ottawa condo in New Edinburgh over the weekend inspired this topic. There are hundreds of … Continue reading

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Buying a condo? Why wouldn’t you hire a Realtor?

There is no doubt that half of the fun of buying a condo is going out and looking at the different properties that are for sale. As you walk through a condo that is just listed on the market, it … Continue reading

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Will downsizing to a condo save me money?

A great article from Househunting.ca called “Condo living one way for boomers to save money” brought up more on one of last weeks topics on downsizing. Will downsizing from a House to a condo be a way to save money? … Continue reading

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What is a loft anyway, and do I want to live in one?

Generally speaking, lofts are apartments that are built from former industrial buildings. Lofts are a segment of the condo market that have enjoyed huge popularity recently. In many cities, loft apartments play a big role in municipal urban renewal initiatives … Continue reading

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Downsizing is such a long and scary word!

Downsizing – such a long and scary word… Many of our clients have been living in the same home for many years, and the thought of moving and making a major life change is not easy and often very intimidating. … Continue reading

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Resale or New Condo? Part 2

In last week’s post we discussed the benefits of buying a resale condo vs buying brand new. This week we will look at the benefits of buying new. For purposes of this article I will assume that by new we … Continue reading

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buying a condo vs. a house in Ottawa

Starter condo vs. house This article spurred some ideas regarding how to help a home buyer decide on a condo or a house. This is a Toronto based article, where the market is much higher with a larger population to … Continue reading

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