Purchasing A Home In A Flood Zone

By: Irene Bilinski

Purchasing A Home In A Flood Zone

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate, Selling Your Home When You Have a Pet , Ottawa Homes, MLS Ottawa

We don’t think about floods in the Fall and Winter months but we sure do when we hear or read the news and find out about local areas that are under a flood watch.  During any season it may not be visible to you that the home you are looking at is actually in a flood zone. We have some questions for you to ask your realtor even if the area looks pretty dry when you're seeing it...Read More

The Perfect Place for Seniors To Call Home Again

By: Irene Bilinski

The Perfect Place for Seniors To Call Home Again

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate, Selling Your Home When You Have a Pet , Ottawa Homes, MLS Ottawa. Seniors Downsizing Ottawa, Real Estate Agent For Seniors

Moving can be exciting and stressful at the same time. For seniors who may have spent a lifetime in their previous home, leaving memories behind and moving into new, unfamiliar place and can emotionally difficult and often, even scary. Being considerate and understanding about the worries of a senior is paramount. Offering an elderly person moving tips, especially for things like their valua...Read More

“Home Viewings – Someone May be Listening

By: Irene Bilinski

“Home Viewings – Someone May be Listening

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate, Selling Your Home When You Have a Pet , Ottawa Homes, MLS Ottawa

Whether the security audio device was installed previously or just installed by the home owner, It was brought to our attention that some sellers are being sneaky and using these devices to find out what buyers are saying about their houses.  So, I’ve been telling buyers to keep their thoughts to themselves and we can talk after we leave the house.   “Home Viewings – So...Read More

Selling Your Home When You're A Pet Lover

By: Irene Bilinski

Selling Your Home When You're A Pet Lover

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate, Selling Your Home When You Have a Pet , Ottawa Homes, MLS Ottawa

I’m an animal lover but I can say that I’m quite uncomfortable with snakes and such.  So when I arrive at a house for a showing, I’m a little hesitant to enter the premises. A potential buyer might also be uncomfortable even though their fears might be different from mine.  Maybe they are afraid of dogs, cats, birds or other household pets. If you are a pet owner? How ...Read More

7 Home Buying Tips You May Not Know About

By: Irene Bilinski

7 Home Buying Tips You May Not Know About

Tags: Ottawa Homes, Real Estate Tips, Realtor Ottawa, Real Estate Ottawa

We don't want you to lose the home you've fallen in love with before you buy it because like most home buyers, they haven't considered the tips below.  1.    Not checking out the neighborhood (morning, afternoon and evening & on a week-end).  The information you will gather can determine if it’s the area for you.  Talk to a few neighbors. 2...Read More

Ready, Set, Sell!

By: Irene Bilinski

Ready, Set, Sell!

Tags: Homes For Sale Ottawa, Real Estate Ottawa, MLS Listings Ottawa, Sell Your Home Tips

Now that you are ready to sell your home, it's time to get READY!  There’s a multitude of things that need to be done but first you have to realize that selling your home is a new business venture.  This is no longer your home, this is a house for SALE! You need to make it attractive to the potential buyers, you need people to drive by and say, I would buy that house if I was i...Read More

List Of 6 Reasons Why Your Home Won't Sell

By: Irene Bilinski

List Of 6 Reasons Why Your Home Won't Sell

Tags: Ottawa, Ottawa Homes For Sale, MLS Ottawa, Ottawa Realtor, Home Selling Tips

Sure, you could bake some fresh cookies to entice buyers while they're in your home, but if your house has one or more of the following issues, you're going to struggle... If you’re selling a house – or are thinking about putting your home on the market – this is essential reading. Price: The most important factor is usually the price.  The lo...Read More

How To Prepare Yourself For A Big Storm or Tornado

By: Irene Bilinski

How To Prepare Yourself For A Big Storm or Tornado

Tags: Ottawa homes, Ottawa Real Estate, Ottawa Realtor, Get Organized For Moving, Moving Tips

1. Know whether your home is in a flood zone area. If you live in a flood zone, consider investing in flood insurance. Your homeowner's policy usually won't cover damage caused by storm/tornado-related floods.   2. Make a complete list of all your possessions, including outdoor items.  List lawn furniture, patio umbrellas, grills, tools and toys. This can help your insurance bro...Read More

Is it time to downsize? 6 signs that it may be. . .

By: Irene Bilinski

Is it time to downsize? 6 signs that it may be. . .

Tags: Ottawa homes, Ottawa Real Estate, Ottawa Realtor, Get Organized For Moving, Moving Tips

Making the decision to move from a larger home to a smaller one can be very hard. Your home, after all, is a source of comfort and is filled with beloved memories. For many, it’s where you watched your family grow. But sometimes you may not have a choice, especially as the years go by. As an older adult, the practicality of downsizing may outweigh the sentimental value and familiarity ...Read More

The Ultimate Moving Checklist

By: Irene Bilinski

The Ultimate Moving Checklist

Tags: Ottawa homes, Ottawa Real Estate, Ottawa Realtor, Get Organized For Moving, Moving Tips

When it comes to moving, having a checklist makes all the difference between ultimate success and ultimate chaos. Even if you’re already a super hero organizer, you might still feel overwhelmed by the number of tasks you have to complete before moving day. Here’s a moving checklist that will keep you on track.  It will help you organize your time, pr...Read More