The Oakes Home Team

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Your home is likely your largest asset, so selling it may be the biggest financial move you’ve ever made, one that requires significant thought and strategy. However, once you’ve entered the market, the process may move very quickly: your property has the best chance to sell within its first seven weeks on the market. Studies indicate that the longer a property stays on the market, the less it will ultimately sell for. So, you need to ensure you’re ahead of the game. Get your...

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Don’t get discouraged if your property hasn’t sold during its first appearance on the market. Your home may actually have been one of the most appealing listings of its kind—and the reasons it didn’t sell may have nothing to do with the property itself or the market. Rather, a number of separate factors may have influenced the outcome. Take a step back, break your original selling method into parts, and allow yourself time to evaluate each one. Make a commitment. Establish...

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Each homebuyer has different ideas of what will constitute the ideal home for them, these notions often based on particular aesthetic preferences. But one thing that unites all potential homebuyers is the desire to find a home that is fundamentally sound—in areas beyond the immediate sweep of the eye—and that will provide a safe, comfortable, and efficient foundation for their life behind a new door.

 

This is where the services of a home inspector come in. During a home inspection,...

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Whether seeking solace, activity, schools, churches, or green space, every homebuyer looks for a different combination of attributes in a new community. Choosing a neighborhood that suits your needs and wants is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the home-buying process; your choice of environment will affect the way you experience your new home. This is a very personal decision, influenced by countless unique factors coloring your own lives, but you should always keep the following...

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You Buy The asking prices of most homes on the market indicate the current state of the market, and usually mirror the prices for which other similar homes in the area have recently sold. In deciding upon a selling price, a home-seller must establish a balance between the desire to draw the highest offer and finding a price that will be reasonable enough to attract an appropriate pool of prospects, and competitive offers. While most selling agents counsel their clients to consider this equation...

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Finding a real estate agent who is right for you requires doing a little homework, and asking the right questions. Choosing an agent is a decision that could ultimately cost or save you thousands of dollars. Keep in mind the individual you choose will be handling almost every maneuver in the biggest financial investment of your life. Experience, interests, and expertise vary from agent to agent, so you should be asking very specific questions in order to align your own needs with the abilities...

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The perfect getaway

 

This property only a 75-minute drive from Ottawa and minutes to skiing, mountain biking and golf courses is perfectly situated on Lac Pemichangan. The property has 2 four-season cottages, a boathouse and car port/ storage buildings.

The main cottage has 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and laundry, large principal rooms, fieldstone fireplace, workshop/ storage room, outdoor hot tub, large screen in porch and a beautiful deck overlooking the water.

 

The second cottage,...

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Budgeting for a new home can be tricky. Not only are there mortgage installments and the down payment to consider, there are a host of other- sometimes unexpected- expenses to add to the equation. The last thing you want is to be caught financially unprepared, blindsided by taxes and other hidden costs on closing day.

These expenses vary: some of them are one-time costs, while others will take the form of monthly or yearly installments. Some may not even apply to your particular case. But it...

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When preparing your property to show, work your way from the outside in. It is essential that your home possess a certain “drive-up appeal.” Remember, a potential buyer’s first impression of your house is formed while s/he is still sitting in the realtor’s car. So, first you need to view your house from this perspective. Go stand on the opposite curb and observe your property. Compare it to surrounding properties. Concentrate on the following three areas:

 

Landscaping:...

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Setting a realistic price for your home that reflects current market values will help sell your home quickly and for top dollar. When you price your home properly, you increase the chances that the offer you receive will nearly match your asking price, and that there will be competing offers—which may net you even more in the long run.

 

Your property has the best chance of selling within its first seven weeks on the market. And, studies indicate that the longer a property stays...

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Selling your home is a complex process that can be stressful and time-consuming. An experienced Realtor has the knowledge, skills, and connections to help you through the process every step of the way. Consider the following benefits of working with a Realtor:

 

Professional Experience:

With knowledge and training in marketing strategy, negotiation tactics, and the workings of the current real estate market, a Realtor will be able to guide you through the steps of the home-selling process...

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If you are considering looking for a new house, and are a current home-owner, then

chances are you’re wondering what your strategy should be: do you wait to find the

perfect new home before you put your current home on the market, or do you sell first and then look around? You have a few options. Use the following as a guide to explore what might be the best move for you.

 

Sell First:

 

There are several benefits to selling your current house before searching for your next...

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It’s official: you’ve signed the papers, dotted all the i’s and crossed the t’s—you own a new home! You’ve almost reached the end of your journey. However, now, faced with the daunting task of moving, it may seem as though the journey has just begun. Moving can be a time-consuming and stressful experience if you let yourself be overwhelmed by the job. Remember, though, having a successful move means taking care of the details, one by one. If you break the...

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The process of buying or selling a house seems to involve a million details. It is

important that you educate yourself on as many parts of this process as you can—this knowledge could mean the difference of thousands of dollars in the long-run. The legal issues involved in the process are often particularly intricate, ranging from matters of common knowledge to subtle details that might escape the untrained eye. Any of these issues, if not handled properly, could develop into larger problems....

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“You never get a second chance at a first impression.” We’ve all heard this expression before. And now, while you are preparing your house to sell, it should not be far from your mind.

 

While logical factors such as price and location narrow the pool of houses a potential buyer will look at, the ultimate decision to buy a particular house is fuelled by a mixture of logic and emotion. And emotion often wins out. The same might be said for the process of selling a home....

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You’ve been saving for awhile, weighing your options, looking around casually. Now

you’ve finally decided to do it—you’re ready to buy a house. The process of buying a

new home can be incredibly exciting, yet stressful, all at once. Where do you start?

 

It is essential you do your homework before you begin. Learn from the experiences of others, do some research. Of course, with so many details involved, slip-ups are

inevitable. But be careful: learning from your mistakes...

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I have listed a new property at 70 BRIARGATE PRIVATE UNIT#2 in Ottawa.
Beautiful 2 bedroom lower end unit with outside access, This very bright and sunny unit come with an upgrade kitchen with lots of storage space and eat in area with outside access to your own patio, C/AIR, 6 APPLIANCES INCLUDED. Spacious master bedroom with cheater access to 4 piece bathroom. Convenient in unit laundry and storage. Walking distance to schools, parks, transit, shopping and easy highway access. 24...
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I have listed a new property at 417 LAURIER AVENUE in Ottawa.
This original heritage building was erected around the turn of the 20th century and has been fully restored to it's original state . High ceilings, wooden floors, gourmet kitchen, heritage style windows, decorative crown mouldings, generous sized rooms all come together in this unique project. Approx. 2,630 sq ft, spread over 3 floors.
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