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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. […]

RICHMOND AND CARLETON PLACE ARE BECOMING POPULAR CHOICES FOR MILITARY BUYERS

With DND now located in West Ottawa and the operational headquarters slated for Shirley’s Bay, military buyers have shifted as well. Many of my relocation clients still have Kanata, Barrhaven, and Stittsville at the top of their list. However, many others are starting to look at better value options in Carleton Place and Richmond. Here […]

OUR NEW CONCIERGE MOVING SERVICE!

Our team has just invested in a moving concierge program that will be a game changer for our clients. This new platform will assist our clients with everything from changing addresses, transferring home services, updating identification, and getting helpful advice. This can include anything from setting up short term Airbnb accommodations to organizing moving company […]

ANNUAL REAL ESTATE REPORT: OTTAWA 2018

RECAP OF 2018 When I set out last year to undertake this exercise I was optimistic 2018 was going to be a good year. I could not predict just how hot our market was going to be. Early in the year, there was a significant shortage of housing inventory across the city. This of course […]

MILITARY AIRCRAFT TESTING TO MOVE TO OTTAWA

To support the aircraft testing, staff will be relocating to Ottawa and the existing Alberta military facilities will be shutting down to create the new centre of excellence in Ottawa. The Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE) has been at Cold Lake, Alberta since 1971 and will be relocated to the international airport in Ottawa and […]

OTTAWA HOUSE HUNTING TRIP: 2019 OUTLOOK

This past year was very challenging for my Ottawa house hunters. Our market is as hot as I have seen it in my 14 years. When my military buyers were in town this year the lack of inventory made purchasing harder. Not only that but when sellers are holding offers until a certain date and […]

TRANSIT AT CARLING CAMPUS NDHQ

As a relocation specialist, the first question that buyers often ask me is about commuting to the new NDHQ. For many, this will determine where they will purchase. Right now there is plenty of parking available at the facility but this may change over the upcoming years as more people get transferred to the building. […]

ROCKLAND OR ORLÉANS: HHT DECISION

House hunting trips can be challenging for buyers who are not familiar with Ottawa. We really only have a few days to explore its neighbourhoods and secure a house. In the east end of Ottawa, many of my military clients are comparing the markets of Orleans and Rockland. Here is a brief summary of the […]