Preparing Your Home To Sell

By: Wendy Cheung & Craig Barton-Hill

Preparing Your Home To Sell

Tags: Selling

It can feel unnatural to try and make your home a place that appeals to someone else, but this is a necessary part of marketing your home to a buyer. Here are specific tips you can follow to help  get your house on the market and sold as quickly as possible!  Depersonalize the Space While it might feel uncomfortable to remove the dozens of photos of you and your family and friends, dep...Read More

2020 Home Decor

By: Wendy Cheung & Craig Barton-Hill

2020 Home Decor

Tags: Decor, 2020, interior design,

Décor Trends to watch for in 2020   With the roaring ‘20s quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about the décor in your home. What can be updated after the holidays? Here are my prediction on interior home décor trends for 2020!   Earthy Textures Earthy textures will be making a notable appearance according to industry professionals. Bring ...Read More

Market Update - Summer 2019

By: Wendy Cheung & Craig Barton-Hill

Market Update - Summer 2019

Tags: Real Estate, Market Update, Sales, Ottawa

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,731 residential properties in August through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,581 in August 2018, an increase of 9.5 per cent. August’s sales included 1,300 in the residential-property class, up 9.7 per cent from a year ago, and 431 in the condominium-property category, an increase of 8.8 per cent from Augu...Read More

Home Buying Tips For Seniors

By: Wendy Cheung & Craig Barton-Hill

Home Buying Tips For Seniors

Tags: real estate, retired, retirement, ottawa, homes in ottawa

In real estate, so much attention is paid to first-time homebuyers or to the Millennial generation. Yet, a 2018 survey found that 1.4 million Canadians between the ages of 54 and 72 were planning to buy a home in the next five years. Whether to downsize, relocate to a warmer destination or move closer to family members, there are plenty of reasons to purchase a home in your 50s, 60s, 70s and beyon...Read More

Essential Apps For Homeowners

By: Wendy Cheung & Craig Barton-Hill

Essential Apps For Homeowners

Tags: application, home, homeowners,

This month’s issue of The Essential Apps Report features six remarkable apps that every homeowner should have. They help with real issues that most of us face many times every year.  For instance, there’s an app that lets you inventory all your possessions, and another that ensures you have easy instant access to the owner’s manual of every appliance in your home....Read More

By: Wendy Cheung & Craig Barton-Hill

Marching Into The Spring Market

Tags: spring market, spring fever, real estate

Check out our Spring newsletter! Want to get on our mailing list and be the first to receive our newsletters at your front door OR in your email inbox? Let us know! info@cbhottawa.com https://dmsconnect.cld.bz/Courtesy-of-Wendy-Cheung-Craig-Barton-Hill ...Read More

Spring is Here!

By: Wendy Cheung & Craig Barton-Hill

Spring is Here!

Tags: Spring, Ottawa, Homes, Sellers, Buyers

Spring is the perfect time to clean house — both literally and figuratively. As you emerge from winter hibernation, here are some tactics to help both your health and your home get ready for the new season. DO SOME DECLUTTERING Clutter in the home has been linked to increased levels of anxiety. No, you don’t have to go full Marie Kondo. But why not get rid of clothes you haven’...Read More

High Tech Home

By: Wendy Cheung & Craig Barton-Hill

High Tech Home

Tags: Sellers

Smart homes feature options that integrate cutting-edge technology to make living easier, more secure, and more comfortable. Just like any other home features, technology can either be a burden or an enhancement and can always be changed. Here are a few we really...Read More

Thinking of Selling on Your Own?

By: Wendy Cheung & Craig Barton-Hill

Thinking of Selling on Your Own?

Tags: real estate, For Sale By Owner, Selling

Thinking of selling your home? Great! Do you know where to start? First off, you need to decide whether you will hire a professional, or take the route of selling on your own. Buying and selling a home is most likely the biggest transaction of your life - how many people do you know that owns something more expensive than their house? This is the reason it is important to use a professional. As ...Read More

Home Resolutions

By: Wendy Cheung & Craig Barton-Hill

Home Resolutions

Tags: Sellers

Now it’s resolution season; have you created your goals for 2019? Many of us have vowed to start using the gym more often or start saving more money, but it’s also a great time to think about how you want to improve your home this year. Need a little inspiration for a home resolution for 2019? Here’s a checklist of project ideas, ranging from small to large, to get your wheels tu...Read More