Friday, August 10, 2018 / by Colt Charlebois
It's hard to believe we're heading into the second week of August already! It's looking like a beautiful weekend ahead and I know that we here at the Redpost Real Estate Team have been keeping busy during the summer market while enjoying some well deserved downtime with our friends and family!
Here's a list of a few noteable events taking place:
- The Navan Fair | 1279 Colonial Rd, Navan (Ottawa East): running from August 9 to 12th this great country fair has been a family tradition for many since its launch in 1946. Admission is farely inexpensive and passes are available. You can enjoy live entertainment all weekend long; from Midway games & rides, to the demolition derbies, a visit from Little Ray's Reptiles and many agricultural displays and livestock competitions, there's something for everyone! Don't forget the night time concerts at the domes! For more details on costs, when & where click here.
- Sound of Lights | Canadian Museum of History: ...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 / by Colt Charlebois
After having started the process early last week and really gotten rid of a lot of excess “stuff” that can clutter up your house, it’s about that time where you’ll be getting a visit from your trusted Home Stager!
During week two of our series about selling your home with kids, we’d like to talk about a room that will most likely have to go during the time your house is for sale; the all encompassing PLAYROOM! (which for some of us, let’s be honest, could be most of our house!) This weeks tip is about “Converting your Playroom”. When you hire the Redpost Ottawa Team to help you sell your home, we craft a personalized selling strategy that includes a FREE visit with our Home Stager. During your consultation, the stager will bring you through every room and make suggestions on how you can improve the flow and use of space in order to attract the most amount of buyers into your house. The general public typically gets worried an ...
Friday, July 20, 2018 / by Colt Charlebois
Last week there was some great news released that will significantly impact Ottawa's local economy and community. Amazon will be establishing its new fulfillment centre in the east end of our city which will also provide significant employment opportunities for our residents!
They currently house over 6,000 associates and employees across Canada and their new workforce within Orleans will add approx 600 full-time staff. On top of that, building this 1 million square foot facility will require a 1,500-person construction team.
There hasn't been an official announcement for when the hiring process will begin but Amazon is known to offer competitive hourly wages, medical, vision and dental coverage, group RRSP, stock options and performance-based bonuses.
To read more about Amazon's new facility, click here.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 / by Colt Charlebois
With summer well under way, Ottawa Real Estate is still showing some great activity. Here at Redpost Ottawa we've been keeping busy with helping our sellers and buyers through a market that has proven to be fantastic for some and more frustrating for others.
Last week, the Bank of Canada increased their banchmark rate to 1.5% and as a result the major banks are responding. The Prime rate of RBC, TD and BMO now sits at 3.7%. In the past year, there have been four increases and we're expecting them to continue to hedge up slightly with or without the impending trade war. It's important for home owners and future buyers to plan accordingly with their finances, especially in today's market.
Many home values have continued to increase throughout the city over the past year as we've swung from a strong buyers market, into balanced and now sellers market in many communities. Some of the price jumps are quite impressive! In neighborhoods like Manotick, Kanata and Barrhaven we're se ...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 / by Colt Charlebois
As we head into the first week of our series about selling your home with kids, we’d like to talk about that moment when you’ve made the decision to move. HOW EXCITING! Shortly afterwards, when you start looking at all the work you’ve just gotten yourself into, your palms may get a little sweaty and you’ll have to take a deep breathe and need to sit down! This weeks tip is a great starting point and involves “Starting the Process Early”. By doing so you’ll limit your stress level and space out the workload over time.
We’d always suggest getting everything organised a few months before. A few things to think about to help establish your timeline… when did you want to be moved into your new home? Now from that final date, we can work back and figure out when you should start the process. Once an offer is received on your home, a typical closing date is 60 days (on average). The time it will take to receive that offer ...