Military Blog

MILITARY SUCCESS STORIES

Ottawa is a very popular destination for military clients. Many come for a few years and get posted out only to return again with a promotion a few years down the road. With this type of short-term stay, you need to purchase at the right price to be able to sell with a nice profit […]

Selling with our approved BGRS Ottawa Team

Our team prides ourselves in taking great care of our military clients. A big part of that is helping our clients who relocate to Ottawa purchase homes that will sell easily and appreciate nicely by the time they get transferred out. Selecting the right home, neighborhood, and community are also essential for the enjoyment of […]

OTTAWA SPRING MARKET UPDATE

When relocating to another city it is important to know what is going on in that real estate market. We wanted to share our most recent update and video, to assist you with planning for your house hunting trip to Ottawa.   Things are picking up as we head into the Spring season. We have […]

WE ARE PROACTIVE FOR OUR MILITARY CLIENTS

I know that one of the biggest challenges with real estate and house hunting in Ottawa is the lack of available homes for sale. Rest assured our team is doing everything we can to find off-market opportunities for our incoming military buyers. We were able to pair up a few military clients last year with […]

KELLER WILLIAMS NEW MILITARY DIVISION

I am so excited about our new military division coming to Keller Williams! We are the first major brand to have such a division. It reinforces the importance our company places in supporting our troops with their real estate needs. It was such an honor to meet Levi Rodgers. He is the new head of […]

WHERE OUR MILITARY CLIENTS HAVE BOUGHT IN 2021

It has been a successful year for us so far at the Chris Scott team with Military Relocations. The only way we are able to make these military relocations work is as a team. Chris, Colin and Rachel take a team approach to ensure we are providing the best client experience for both our buyers […]

CFIRP Directive 8.1.05 Lots and lot size

Ottawa has many rural areas that are of interest to our house-hunting military clients. Estate lots can provide privacy and space to spread out. It is important to note the directive on lot sizes if you are considering buying this type of property. Brookfield may not cover a portion of your land transfer tax if the […]

3 FOR 3 AT THE END OF APRIL 2021

While buying a home in Ottawa remains challenging in 2021, it has been a successful start to the year for our relocation clients. The pandemic has again affected how some HHTs are being authorized. Travel restrictions and quarantine protocols are forcing some to reevaluate their approach to finding a home in Ottawa. This year I […]

HOUSE HUNTING TRIPS – 2021 – WHERE TO BUY A HOME IN OTTAWA

Every year the Chris Scott Team helps as many CAF members as we can, with their relocation into or out of Ottawa. My name is Colin and I am part of the Chris Scott Team, I have personally helped many buyers with their military relocations.  Military relocations are a huge focus for us, and a […]

OTTAWA MARKET CONTINUES TO SURPRISE

As a military relocation specialist, I am sometimes asked to contribute to the state of our real estate market. Here is a good article that appeared in the Ottawa Citizen and Sunday Sun that I had the pleasure of assisting with.  It explores the reasons why the Ottawa market is rising while unemployment is trending […]