Military Blog

Ottawa Posting Tips

If you have been posted to Ottawa this year and are relocating to the city I have a few tips for you. As you may know, DND headquarters is moving from its current building in downtown Ottawa to Nepean (Ottawa west) to take over the Nortel campus. This is a major project and will happen […]

Ottawa House Hunting: Tips for Success

Ensuring your House Hunting Trip (HHT) is successful is my top priority. A standard HHT is 5 days and 5 nights for which you and or your spouse  travel to the new location to find your new house. Having planned many Military HHTs within Ottawa, I have created a checklist to help prepare you for your […]

DND’s new $1-billion Facility Falls Short on Security

As per an article in the Globe and Mail (Friday, Sept 2, 2016), the new $1 billion headquarters is not secure enough to house top secret intelligence work and sensitive military operations.  The facility at the old Nortel campus does not meet the security standards of Canada’s international intelligence allies. After years of delay, the […]

2016: A Banner Year for Postings

This year was one of the most active posting seasons we have had here. I had the opportunity to work with some wonderful military clients relocating to Ottawa. Every HHT is different. Just to give you an idea where my 2016 Ottawa HHT clients have purchased so far: Fairwinds, Stittsville   4 clients  By far […]

Repeat Clients: A Good Thing

It has been such a pleasure to have worked with so many  military clients who have been posted into or out of Ottawa over the years. This year was a busy relocation season.  I had the opportunity to help long-time clients Anny & Martin sell their Ottawa home.  It was the fourth time they have used […]

Considerations for your Ottawa HHT

3 important considerations for your Ottawa HHT 1) Resale: It is important to find an Ottawa home that is going to resell quickly and easily if/when you get posted out of Ottawa . Make sure there are no potential resale obstacles. This could be large power lines, busy street, or unusual layout. Exceptions to these issues […]

Just Posted to Ottawa?

Posted to Ottawa? 3 things you need to know about our Real estate market: 1) Ottawa is one of the most stable housing markets in Canada and the world. Being a capital city we are fortunate to have a strong public service sector. Our average weekly income earnings are also among the highest in Canada. […]

Selling with Brookfield

  If you have been posted out of Ottawa and need to sell, finding the right agent to help you is going to be an important part of the process. I have been fortunate enough to be considered a military Realtor® – someone who specializes in this type of transaction. Having worked with 100’s of […]

Staging your Home

If you are selling your home in Ottawa, staging could plan an important part in how fast you sell and for what price.  When you get your posting message, it is important to get in touch with me quickly. I recently had some long-time military clients who wanted to use their final move to relocate […]

Buying a Rural Property on your HHT

  Most military clients purchase in residential neighbourhoods. They are typically quicker to re-sell and offer more services. However, Ottawa is fortunate to have some great estate lots that are close to the city and also within a short drive to the new DND at the Nortel campus. Surrounding areas like Carp, Almonte, Ashton, Greely, […]