Military Blog

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 […]

OTTAWA HHT’S 2020

I have been fortunate enough to work with military members for over 15 years on their relocation moves to Ottawa. It is my favorite part of real estate. The thrill of finding homes for people on tight timelines is always a fun challenge. April & May are always the busy house hunting trip months. We […]

3 BIGGEST CHALLENGES FACING CAF MEMBERS ON THEIR HHT’S

3 Biggest Challenges Facing CAF Members on their HHT’s Our team has specialized in helping military families buy & sell their Ottawa homes for over 15 years. It has always been the most enjoyable part of what we do. The current market conditions in Ottawa have created some real challenges for our military clients relocating […]

HOW TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL OTTAWA HHT IN A TOUGH MARKET

How to have a successful Ottawa HHT in a tough market First let me say that 2019 was the most challenging posting season ever in Ottawa. In these extreme market conditions, we managed to secure over a dozen houses for our clients and nobody left empty-handed or even settling for a house. I think a […]

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 […]