Posts Tagged ‘Relocate’


Posted on: January 5th, 2017 by Chris Scott

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!


Posted on: February 10th, 2016 by Chris Scott

One question that is often asked of me is Why specialize in military relocation?

The answer is quite simple. The people I have been fortunate to work with over the past 11 years have been incredible. There is lots of repeat business if you do a great job too.

I have had one military client move to Ottawa, get transferred out to Edmonton, then back to Ottawa and then relocated out East. They have plans to come back for 2017. I have gotten to know them so well over the past 11 years. As a military Realtor if you do a good job it is amazing how loyal your clients will be.  Having the right real estate agent in Ottawa can definitely make all the difference.  Keep me in mind if you are transferred into Ottawa.




Posted on: September 15th, 2015 by Chris Scott

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. As buyers, they realize that relocation is just part of the job.

I had the pleasure of helping Heather and Alex sell their Ottawa home this summer. This was the fourth transaction I have helped them with. I also got them setup with a great Realtor in Fredericton. They are such a joy to work with. It was the fourth time in 7 years they have moved cities. Think about that! That is incredible!  It is not easy to just pick up and move to a new city – especially with a young family. These sacrifices often go unnoticed. They are among the many reasons why we should all hold our CAF members in such high regard.

Thank you for all you do!



Posted on: September 22nd, 2014 by Chris Scott

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 departments and agencies, such as the RCMP.

DND said they will make “compassionate exceptions for medical reasons and extenuating personal circumstances”.

The retirement resettlement policy was designed to allow soldiers and their families to expense one final move when they retire so they can choose where they will live.  It makes fiscal sense to exclude same-city moves, however, this will put significant pressure on the last house-hunting trip.  It is very difficult to find the perfect retirement home on a 5-day, jam-packed, HHT, often handled without input from the spouse.

If you are posted to Ottawa, I would be happy to help you with your HHT.