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Posted on: July 12th, 2019 by Chris Scott


Many CF members posted to Ottawa are not familiar with the city or surrounding places to live. During this posting season, Colin has been helping HHT clients secure homes all over the area. From Rockland to Renfrew to Finch to the Byward Market, Colin has had some excellent opportunities to expand his knowledge of the entire Ottawa region. Here’s a quick recap of where Colin has been lately with military clients- which one of these areas would you like to live in?

Trigoria Crescent (Orleans)

These clients needed to be close to a couple of good schools to
accommodate their family situation and be able to easily commute to
work downtown on Cumberland Street.

Route 200 East (Casselman)

A predominantly rural area 30 minutes east of Ottawa, at first these
clients planned to buy land and build a custom home. Then we found this
slice of paradise so we switched gears and secured this instead.

Prescott Street (Kemptville)

Looking for access to both Ottawa and Kingston, these clients focused
their search southwest of Ottawa. This old farmhouse on a ½ acre lot is
great value in an area that is rapidly appreciating.

Stonewalk (Kemptville)

Fast-forward 100 years- this lovely home is in a new subdivision and will
be the final move for these retiring CF members. A good example of the
growth happening in the outlying areas around Ottawa.

Main Street (Finch)

Areas such as Finch and Chesterville are far enough from the big city to yet be affected by rising house prices and competitive offers, but not too far if you are posted at CFB Leitrim in the south end of Ottawa. Resale of this beautiful property could take a little longer here than in the city, which can often affect the areas military buyers are able to realistically consider.

Goshen Road (Renfrew)

For these clients, workshop space on a quiet country road was the focus.
A 45-minute commute to the west end Carling Campus, towns such as
Renfrew and Arnprior are beginning to see the positive effects of rising
population and house prices in Ottawa.

Grenon (Britannia)

This HHT focused on a 45-minute bicycle commute to Gatineau, a lower
sale price, and high walk score. This mature neighbourhood is close to
the Ottawa River and features lots of greenspace and walking/bike paths.

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