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2017 line-up

Hello,   Here is the line-up of my speaking events for the remainder of the year. These events are open to the public and are free to attend.   Aug 16 – Condo curious: The differences between condo & freeholds. Aug 23 – Buying your first home: credit, income, savings & mistakes to avoid. Sept 13 – Where and When to buy Ottawa real estate. Sept 20  – Buying your first home: credit, income, savings & mistakes to avoid. Oct 11 – Buying your first home: credit, income, savings & mistakes to avoid. Oct 18 – Selling your home: How to
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How to SUPER-CHARGE your offer

Today’s blog contribution was written by Ayn MacDonald, ABR®, SRES®. Ayn is a Real Estate Salesperson in Ottawa.   In a sellers market, working hard for buyer clients have become instrumental in the success of your offer (over the competitors). There are many other ways to ‘super-charge’ your buyers’ offer without increasing the purchase price. I’ve been thinking a lot about how to increase your offer without changing very much and here’s what I’ve come up with. Now keep in mind every scenario is different. You need to use your own judgment of the situation and whether or not to implement one
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Selling in the Summer

Selling your home in summer? It can be grueling to prepare a house for sale in the summer heat but many experts believe that summer is one of the best times to sell a house. Why?… People are out and about! Summer holidays mean that people have more time to devote to buying a home and, for parents of school age children, moving in the summer offers an easier transition for families changing neighbourhoods/schools. Selling your home in summer may also give you more time to devote to preparing your home – it’s a win-win! The Ottawa real estate market
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12 habits of happy house hunters in Ottawa

12 habits of happy house hunters Purchasing real estate doesn’t have to be stressful. Follow these habits of home buyers who have found success in purchasing Ottawa real estate. 1 They have set realistic goals about home ownership. 2 They know the difference between what they NEED & what they WANT. 3 They have hired a real estate professional to guide them through the process (ask about this free service). 4 They have done market research on the area, property & values. 5 Market research is key to securing the best deal. Knowing the future development in the area, the allowable uses and various zoning
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January – February Event Schedule

The Home Buyer & Home Seller Series is starting to shape-up. Here’s a peek at the Q1 schedule: Jan 25th Buying your first home: credit, income, savings & mistakes to avoid. Feb 1st Buying your first home: credit, income, savings & mistakes to avoid. Feb 8th Where & When to buy real estate in Ottawa. Feb 14th Downsizing information session & Valentine’s Day Tea Mar 7th Downsizing: how to move wealth, stay healthy & a live a maintenance free lifestyle Call 613-302-8745 to RSVP ______________ The First time Buyers event on January 25th, 2017 will cover:   What You’ll Be Learning: How
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Where & when to buy real estate in Ottawa

Have you ever considered that some areas of the city are growing faster than the others? Do you consider the existence or lack or LRT curious to the local immediate area? We talk about this, and so much more at the Home buying event “Where & When to Buy real estate in Ottawa”. This topic part of the www.BuyerSeries.ca topics related to the pursuit of ownership. Join us Wednesday’s evenings as we discuss mortgage considerations, location, and timing.  Visit www.BuyerSeries.ca to RSVP and save your seats. Event Details: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, 6:30pm Unit 204-1335 Carling Ave Professionals: Ayn MacDonald –
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Jan 25th – Buying your first home

Join us on for another event in our Home Buying Series. Find out everything you need to know about purchasing your first home in Ottawa. Our team of trained and experienced professionals will offer honest advice and expertise. The evening will be comprised of short presentations by a mortgage broker, real estate agent (myself) & insurance agent. Our team of experienced professionals will answer your questions as they relate to purchasing real estate. Wednesday, Jan 25th, 2017 @ 6:30pm 204-1335 Carling Ave www.BuyerSeries.ca Professionals Ayn MacDonald – Real Estate Salesperson, Accredited Buyers Representative & Senior Real Estate Specialist – Royal
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Buying a home in 2017?

If buying an Ottawa home is one of your goals, then join us for an information packed seminar on how to get there.  The session will be presented by each of the professionals in the field and will cover: Check www.BuyerSeries.ca for current SEMINAR DATES.   Josee Menard, Mortgage Broker – The Mortgage Advisors Differences between mortgage products How to improve your credit score High-ratio mortgages & considerations Costs involved in purchasing a home Available rebates Steps for a mortgage pre-approval Budget for home ownership Mortgage rates & Predicted 2013 trends Ayn MacDonald, Royal LePage Team Realty, Real Estate Salesperson
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