Creative ways to custom design a one bedroom condo

The layout of your condo, the features you want, the finishes, colours and materials are all very personal decisions that are unique to you. What's important to you may not be important to someone else. We choose the clothes we wear, the decor on our walls and even the cases on our phones. Why settle for a space designed for the masses when you have the opportunity to create something exactly how you want it?

Condo reservations, deposits and purchases explained

In the hunt for a perfect home, there are a variety of reasons why many people decide to purchase a new or pre-construction condo. Some may be drawn to the ease of incrementally paying the deposit, while others want to be the first person to live in a home, picking their finishes and customizing the layout. Many still are drawn to the benefit of their home rising in value while it's being built.

Get outside and tour your new neighbourhood

Who's excited for Spring? We certainly are. Getting outside and enjoying some warmer weather is on most of our minds. For those of you thinking of moving to Wellington West Lofts or Hintonburg in general, this could be a perfect time to soak in some sun and explore your potential new neighbourhood.

Much more than just a bike friendly building

It's no secret, Wellington West is a walkers paradise ( 96 walk score feels like an understatement ). The area is also becoming a popular destination for cyclists as well. Whether it be for commuting, running errands or pure pleasure Wellington West, Westboro and The Ottawa River Parkway are all perfect areas to roll around on two wheels.

Ottawa’s bubbling condo market reveals a desire for more

The Globe and Mail recently published a timely article about the current state of the condo market in Ottawa. They spoke about the speed in which condos are selling, the supply of projects in the queue and the impact of LRT on Ottawa and the real estate market. The original article is only available to paid subscribers of The Globe and Mail so we've included the transcript below.

2019 Changes to The Home Buyers’ Plan

The home buyers’ plan (HBP) helps first-time home buyers save for a down payment by allowing them to withdraw from their registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) to purchase or build a home without having to pay tax on the withdrawal.

The 2019 first-time home buyer incentive explained

The 2019 Federal Budget includes what could be a very attractive pitch for prospective first-time home buyers. In short, it could see Canada's housing agency contribute up to 10% of the purchase price of a home, bringing down the mortgage amount for borrowers.

Five of the most popularOttawa neighbourhoods

Like every big city, Ottawa is a collection of neighbourhoods, each with its own style, vibe and scene. You might find yourself in a shopping mecca in the morning, a historic market around lunchtime, and surrounded by popular bars at night. Here’s a look at five of the most popular Ottawa neighbourhoods (Westboro, Hintonburg, The Byward Market, The Glebe and Centretown) and what you might expect out of each.

The #1 thing freehold buyers regret that condo buyers don't

Buying a home is a very exciting and rewarding moment. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of being the master of your own domain. Unfortunately though for some, due to poor planning, it can quickly lead to unforeseen regret.

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