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Posted to Ottawa? Here are a few tips for your House Hunting Trip:

In 2016 the posting messages are coming in a bit earlier. Many are starting to receive verbal confirmation and are waiting for their posting message. If you have been transferred to Ottawa and are booking a house hunting trip there are a few important things to consider. Here are my top 3 tips: 1) Resale: […]

The Ottawa Economy

If you have been transferred to Ottawa, this short video will give you some insight into our local economy.  I hope Ottawa is a favourable posting for you.  It is great to get as much information about the city and the housing market prior to your arrival.  Please feel free to get in touch with […]

2016 Ottawa Real Estate Market Outlook

Ok, so you have just been posted to Ottawa. Congrats, Ottawa is an amazing city to be transferred to. It is important to get yourself familiarized with our real estate market. Here is what 2016 is shaping up to be in Ottawa Real Estate: At this time of year I am a maven for any […]

HHT – Door to Door Moves

As a member of the Canadian Forces you are responsible for arranging a door to door move when you are relocating. By doing so, you are ensuring a smooth transition between households which allows you have a stress free relocation, be back to work sooner and incur fewer expenses during the moving process. This style […]

Project “Lean Headquarters” Behind Schedule

This is an interesting development that may affect military postings into and out of Ottawa.  With the move to the new DND headquarters the military is making an effort to get leaner. Part of the Defence Renewal Program launched in 2013, the initiative to reduce the number of staff at Ottawa’s NDHQ by between 846 […]


Ottawa is a very popular destination for military postings. This has given me the opportunity to help dozens of military families get settled in Ottawa. Working with military families has always been the favourite part of my job.  Military clients understand the process and do what it takes to get their home ready for sale. […]

DND Move to Nortel Campus Delayed

DND employees were supposed to start moving in to buildings at 3500 Carling Avenue site by the end of this year but that will be delayed for at least nine months as the federal government spends $30 million to fix the structural problems.  Existing leases for DND offices around the Ottawa area will have to […]

Choosing a House with Good Resale Potential

If you are posted to Ottawa and are planning your house hunting trip, there are some important factors to consider. It is not easy to relocate to a new city and find a good neighbourhood, highly ranked school, and a suitable house. To do so in a few days is a daunting task. Having a […]


Following a number of high-profile news stories describing some very expensive same-city moves, a change has been announced for the Canadian Military Relocation Policy.  The federal government will no longer cover moving costs for retiring members who are relocating within a 40km radius.  This change will align the IPR policy with those of other federal […]

Move to former Nortel Campus Delayed

It now looks like the initial move of DND employees to the former Nortel Campus on Moodie Drive at Carling has been delayed until late 2015.  The original plan was for the first group of 3,300 employees to start moving in January of 2014.  Eventually, 8,500 military and civilian employees will move to the new […]