Downsizing

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This is probably the most challenging type of move for many people.

  • How do you know when the time is right to downsize?
  • How do you re-assess your housing needs?
  • How has the real estate market changed since you last sold or bought a house?
  • What are today’s Buyers looking for?
  • What are the current mortgage rules?  Are there any incentives available?
  • How do you deal with the emotional challenges of leaving your family home?
  • How do you go about preparing your home for sale?
  • How do you get ready to downsize?
  • What do you do with all that “STUFF”?
  • What resources are available to help?

I can help!  I have been through the “downsizing” experience myself and have helped many friends and clients do the same thing.  When the process begins, it is daunting and difficult.  With my help and guidance, it can turn into a life event that is exciting and fun!

Rather than attempt to write down the answers to all of the questions above, I would much prefer to talk to you face to face.  Each situation has its own specific nuances and challenges.

From Kris' Blog

2017 Ottawa Market Update

What a year it was!  The total number of residential and condo units sold through the Board’s MLS® System throughout all of 2017 was 17,083 vs 15,526 in 2016, an increase of 10%.  Residential sales volume was up 16% and the condo market up 22% increase in the number of units sold.  Average 2017 residential sale price was $425,063, an increase of 6.8% over 2016, while the average condominium sale price was $269,903, an increase of 3.4% over 2016. For the month of December, members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 771 residential properties through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System compared with 711 in December 2016, an increase of 8.4%. The 5-year average for December sales is 687.The average sale price of a residential class property sold in December was $434,098, an increase of 3.4% over December 2016. The average sale price for a condominium class property was $255,335, a decrease of 3% from December 2016. December saw an increase of 8.4% in the number of units sold in residential sales and 25% in condo sales. This could very well be attributed to the changes in the mortgage qualification rules implemented January 1, 2018. Since every area is different, if you are thinking of buying or selling, please do give me a call.  And – don’t forget those referrals – they are a huge contribution to the success of my business. Kris...

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