Military Blog

MILITARY HOUSE STAGED TO SELL

  The power of staging and home preparation is evident in this military couple’s sold listing. These Ottawa military sellers were relocated to Edmonton and needed a quick turnaround on the staging. In one week we were able to get this house professionally staged and market ready. As you can see with the before and […]

WHAT IS COVERED BY BROOKFIELD IF THERE IS A LOSS ON THE HOUSE?

  In Ottawa there are so many military clients that need to sell quickly. In some cases, they are not able to recoup all of their equity. In rare cases, they may sell at a loss.  Here is some good information for anyone in this position. 8.2.10 Capital improvements Custom benefit Limited capital improvements may be reimbursed […]

LRT LINE APPROVED FOR NEW DND AT NORTEL CAMPUS

Light rail is coming west sooner than expected! Wonderful news for all my military clients. The city just announced that the LRT line will be coming west all the way to Moodie drive. This will serve the National Defence headquarters at the old Nortel campus.  Bayshore was supposed to be the last stop but that […]

POSTING SEASON 2017 IS HERE!

This is the time of year when many CAF members start to learn of where they might end up on a posting message.  I have some clients that know they will be posted to Ottawa but just won’t have official word until early March. My recommendation for them and others is to start with your […]

NEW NATIONAL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS

The move to a new National Defence Headquarters is happening with the first group moving this month. Approximately 8,500 people from the National Capital Region are being relocated over the next 2 years. Check out this video for all the excitement!

BROOKFIELD APPROVED SERVICE PROVIDERS

It has been a privilege assisting so many military families to transfer into and out of Ottawa. The Capital is a very popular place when it comes to military postings. An integral part of the process is having the right IRP approved service providers in place. I have been fortunate over the years to partner […]

DND MOVE TO NORTEL CAMPUS ALL SET FOR JANUARY 2017

The relocation of 8,500 workers will be one of the largest office moves in Canada. The move is scheduled to start in January 2017 to their new headquarters at the former Nortel Networks campus in Ottawa’s west end. For further information on the upcoming move please see the link below: their new headquarters at the former Nortel […]

DND MOVE TO NORTEL CAMPUS DELAYED

The move was planned for the fall and the buildings are close to ready for occupancy but Vice Admiral Mark Norman, vice chief of the defence staff says the move won’t be until January 9. The move is causing changes to the work and personal schedules of employees. The DND and Canadian Forces want to […]

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 […]

Some Tips & Hints for your next HHT TIPS

Posting messages came in a bit earlier this year in Ottawa. 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: Find a house that does not have any major strikes against it. This could […]