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It's Time to Call in a Professional to Help you Navigate Your Move to Ottawa

Are you thinking of making the move to call Ottawa home? Well first of all welcome, I know you’ll love living here! Finding a home in a new city can be challenging and you’re going to want to work with someone who is familiar with Ottawa and works with newcomers frequently. You will need someone who can take the time to show you different neighbourhoods in Ottawa and can understand what you are looking for to provide the best neighbourhood recommendations. In some cases your Realtor might be the first person you meet in your new city! Take your time and choose to work with an Ottawa real estate agent that suits your needs. 

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“Candice wasn’t just my realtor but she even went the extra step to make sure we were all settled in and gave us great tips on what Ottawa had to offer.”

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THE Relocation PROCESS

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Consultation

This is your chance to figure out and explain exactly what you are looking for. Non-negotiables and all.

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The Search Begins

I will set you up on my state of the art listing search system where you will receive new listings faster than Realtor.ca and you will be alerted when properties sell and most importantly - what they sell for. 

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Showings

Seeing properties online is one thing... In order to understand your likes and dislikes you need to see homes in person. If you are far away - not to worry we can do Facetime showings!

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Make an Offer

So you've found the home for you. Now comes the scary part... making an offer! This is where you need a Realtor on your side to not only negotiate for you but protect your best interests. 

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Closing

Once your offer has been accepted you will go through the closing process. This can include completing conditions and making a deposit. I am here to guide you through the WHOLE buying process.

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Are you new to Ottawa? Or thinking about moving to Ottawa? Choosing the right neighbourhood to live in is essential when creating your new life in your new city! Let me help you determine which neighbourhood is right for you with my local insider’s perspective. 

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According to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), as of February 2021, the average home price in Ottawa was $703,358, which represents an increase of 27.7% compared to the same period in the previous year. However, like many other Canadian cities, the real estate market in Ottawa has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused some fluctuations in housing prices and sales activity.

Overall, Ottawa’s real estate market is characterized by a high demand for properties, particularly in popular neighborhoods, and a limited supply of homes, which can drive up prices. However, there are still affordable options available for buyers, particularly in the city’s more suburban areas. It’s always a good idea to consult with a local real estate agent to get the most up-to-date information on the market and to help you make informed decisions.

Yes, Ottawa is generally considered a safe city. According to the Crime Severity Index (CSI) published by Statistics Canada in 2020, Ottawa-Gatineau (which includes both Ottawa and Gatineau on the Quebec side) had a CSI of 44.1, which is lower than the national average of 75.1. This indicates that the overall crime rate in the region is lower than the national average.

While there is no such thing as a completely crime-free city, Ottawa is known for being a safe and welcoming place to live and visit. The city has a relatively low homicide rate and a well-funded and well-equipped police force that works to keep the community safe.

Of course, it’s always a good idea to take precautions to stay safe, no matter where you are. This includes things like staying aware of your surroundings, locking your doors and windows, and avoiding risky behaviors. As with any city, there are certain neighborhoods or areas of Ottawa that may be more prone to crime than others, so it’s a good idea to do some research and talk to locals or law enforcement if you have any concerns.

Yes, Ottawa has a number of excellent schools, including both public and private institutions. The city is home to several well-regarded universities, including the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, and Saint Paul University, which attract students from around the world.

In terms of primary and secondary education, Ottawa’s public schools are administered by the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) and the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB), which together serve over 140,000 students in more than 240 schools.

Ottawa’s schools consistently rank well in national and international rankings, with many schools receiving high marks for academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and overall quality. Some of the top-rated schools in the city include Colonel By Secondary School, Lisgar Collegiate Institute, Ashbury College, and Elmwood School.

Of course, the quality of a school can vary depending on a number of factors, including location, funding, and individual teachers and administrators. It’s always a good idea to do your own research and talk to local parents and educators to get a better sense of which schools may be the best fit for your family’s needs.

I cannot determine the “best” neighborhood in Ottawa as this can be subjective and dependent on individual preferences and priorities. However, Ottawa is known for its diverse and vibrant neighborhoods, each with its own unique character and amenities.

Some of the most popular and highly-regarded neighborhoods in Ottawa include:

  1. The Glebe: Known for its historic homes, bustling main street, and proximity to downtown, the Glebe is a highly sought-after neighborhood.

  2. Westboro: With its trendy boutiques, restaurants, and cafes, Westboro is a popular choice for young professionals and families.

  3. Old Ottawa South: Located along the scenic Rideau Canal, Old Ottawa South is known for its charming homes, community spirit, and easy access to parks and outdoor recreation.

  4. Sandy Hill: Located just east of downtown, Sandy Hill is a historic neighborhood with a mix of residential and commercial properties, as well as several universities and cultural institutions.

  5. Rockcliffe Park: One of the most exclusive and affluent neighborhoods in Ottawa, Rockcliffe Park is known for its large estates, tree-lined streets, and proximity to parks and green spaces.

  6. Kanata: Kanata is a suburban neighborhood located in the western part of Ottawa. It is known for its family-friendly atmosphere, abundant green spaces, and easy access to amenities and services.

  7. Barrhaven: is a suburban neighborhood located in the southwest part of Ottawa. It is known for its family-friendly atmosphere, strong sense of community, and abundant green spaces.

Of course, the “best” neighborhood for you will depend on your personal preferences, lifestyle, and priorities. It’s always a good idea to do your own research and visit different neighborhoods to get a sense of what each has to offer before making a decision.

Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, is known for a number of things, including:

  1. Parliament Hill: As the seat of the Canadian government, Parliament Hill is a must-see attraction for visitors to Ottawa. The iconic buildings, including the Peace Tower and the Gothic-style Centre Block, are visible from many parts of the city and offer tours and exhibits throughout the year.

  2. Museums: Ottawa has a wealth of museums and cultural institutions, including the Canadian Museum of History, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Canadian War Museum.

  3. Winter activities: Ottawa is known for its cold winters, but residents and visitors alike embrace the season with outdoor activities like skating on the Rideau Canal Skateway, one of the world’s largest skating rinks, and the Winterlude festival, which features ice sculptures, live music, and other winter activities.

  4. Tulip Festival: Each spring, Ottawa hosts the Canadian Tulip Festival, a celebration of the city’s close ties with the Netherlands. The festival features over a million tulips in bloom, as well as live music, cultural events, and other activities.

  5. Green spaces: Ottawa is a city that values its green spaces, with over 800 parks and public spaces to explore. Some of the most popular include Gatineau Park, Major’s Hill Park, and the Central Experimental Farm.

  6. Technology sector: Ottawa is home to a thriving technology sector, with companies like Shopify, Ciena, and BlackBerry calling the city home. The city has also been dubbed “Silicon Valley North” due to its high concentration of tech talent and start-up companies.

Overall, Ottawa is a city with a rich history, a vibrant cultural scene, and a high quality of life.

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