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Feds pull the plug on ecoENERGY grants

I’ve just received word from the Federal government regarding the ecoENERGY grant program. Sadly, the Federal government has decided to cancel this grant program effective April 1st. Unfortunately this is not an April fools joke (the Feds don’t posses a sense of humour!!) That being said, it

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An Ottawa home that’s the right fit for your family

A home is much more than an investment in Ottawa Real Estate; it’s where you live. Your home is your place of refuge and respite from the job, commute, and other obligations. So when you buy a house, you’re also buying a lifestyle.  The question that every

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The Effects of The New Harmonized Sales Tax On The Ottawa Real Estate Market

The Government of Ontario has indicated that it is exploring the possibility of harmonizing the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) with the federal Goods and Services Tax (GST). Sources inside the government and in the media have stated that the government could introduce a HST in the 2009

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Why, in the Ottawa Real Estate market should you be concerned about Staging?

First impressions mean even more in a slower Ottawa Real Estate Market In a hot real estate market, even homes that don’t give the greatest first impression will still sell. However, as the market cools off, the listings that show well will be the ones that sell

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Home Renovation Tax Credit good for Ottawa Real Estate market

Ottawa Real Estate Market Benefits from Tax Credit Homeowners have until Feb. 1, 2010 to save 15% on renovations via the Feds new Home Renovation Tax Credit Tax Credit.  Taxpayers can claim renovations on their 2009 tax returns on costs over $1,000, but not exceeding $10,000.  This

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Real Estate prices still rising despite balanced resale market in Ottawa

According to Statistics issued by the Ottawa Real Estate Board, This December saw 18.8% fewer sales than the December of 07; However, that being said the average price for all of 2008 was 6.3% higher than that of 2007.  The year’s average house price in Ottawa for

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