Military Blog

QUALIFIED HOME INSPECTORS ARE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL HHTS IN OTTAWA

I recently had some clients in from Edmonton on their HHT. They thought they found the perfect house for their family. Unfortunately for them, the inspector discovered some serious issues and our clients walked away from the deal. We were fortunate to have the expertise and guidance of an industry leader. This is the kind […]

DND CARLING CAMPUS TO HAVE ADDITIONAL OC TRANSPO SERVICING

DND management and OC Transpo are working together to resolve issues surrounding the DND headquarters on Carling Avenue. With the Ottawa light rail system launching, the plans are for quick and frequent service of the Carling Avenue location. DND employees travelling from the west-end of Ottawa (Stittsville and Kanata) will have two options to transfer […]

HHT SECURING HOMES ACROSS THE CITY AND BEYOND

  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 […]

MILITARY HOMES SOLD 2019

  Special thanks to all our 2019 Ottawa military clients who bought and sold with our team. Our house hunting trips took us to every corner of Ottawa and the surrounding area this year. Colin and I worked as a team to make sure everyone was well taken care of. It was a challenging Spring […]

HUNGER GAMES OF HOUSE HUNTING

It is no secret that Ottawa is the hottest housing market in the country right now. In Ottawa, one of the most active segments is the $400,000 to $480,000 price range. Our team was engaged by Heather and Byron who were relocating to Ottawa. Unfortunately for them, they were in this HUNGER GAMES price range. […]

PARKING AT DND COMPLEX IS FILLING UP

  The DND at the Nortel complex is starting to fill up with civil servants and military personnel on route to the estimated 9300 people that will eventually work there. This has created a parking shortage. There are only enough spots for about half of the employees that are expected to work there. In May […]

MULTIPLE OFFERS AND HHTs

Being posted to Ottawa this year could mean a fairly challenging house hunting trip. Statistics released from the board in March revealed that sales were down almost 12% over last year. This is due to the lack of houses available for sale. There are so many buyers just waiting for houses to get listed. The […]

RELOCATION PROGRAM UPDATE

Please see below for the text directly from the announcement. CANFORGEN 039/19 CMP 025/19 142012Z MAR 19 CAF RP (RELOCATION PROGRAM) SERVICE DELIVERY – IMPROVEMENTS APS UNCLASSIFIED BASED ON CAF MEMBERS’ AND THEIR FAMILIES’ FEEDBACK ABOUT THE BGRS RELOCATION SERVICES, THE CMP TEAM HAS IMPLEMENTED SERVICE DELIVERY AMENDMENTS TO IMPROVE THE RELOCATION EXPERIENCE THE MAJOR CONTRACT […]

AMAZING PROGRAM FOR VETERANS HEALING A MENTAL OR PHYSICAL INJURY

This is an amazing cause that one of our clients has spearheaded. Worth the read. ‘Military spouse creates scuba diving program for Veterans healing a mental or physical injury’ https://www.cmfmag.ca/progs_services/military-spouse-creates-scuba-diving-program-for-veterans-healing-a-mental-or-physical-injury/

TOUGH MARKET BUT WE HAVE YOU COVERED

There is no sugarcoating that if you are posted to Ottawa this year, your HHT may be challenging. Our inventory is down 20% over last year and 40% over 2017 numbers. It is bordering a housing crisis, considering the insatiable demand. Prices are still affordable but buyers are competing and putting upward pressure on prices. […]