Military Blog


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 […]


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!


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Brookfield Reduces rates for Ontario Realtors

Effective Jan 1st/2017 Ontario Realtors will be paid less from Brookfield on all listing sales. This is on top of the already reduced rates they introduced a few years ago. This rate drop may have an impact on the services Realtors in Ottawa can offer to a military client on the listing side of the […]

CFB Fairwinds?

Maybe the title of this blog is a slight exaggeration, but the Stittsville community of Fairwinds is very popular with military families.  Just this year I have had 4 military families decide to purchase a home in this location.  The reason is VALUE.  The neighbourhood has a unique combination of newer construction, open floor plans, […]

Military Couple Climbs the Property Ladder

In August of 2015 I had the pleasure of working with Erick and Mandy for the fourth time. One of my favourite clients! They originally relocated to Ottawa from the Petawawa base about 9 years ago. They bought a small townhouse in Kanata. It was the perfect place for them at the time. A few years […]