Brand new hardwood throughout the second floor plus curved wood staircase and hardwood throughout the main. A fabulous semi nestled in a quiet enclave bordering the Ottawa River Parkway. Recent renos make for an inviting open concept flow. Cozy wood burning fireplace, garden doors to deck and yard, master with ensuite and private deck with views of the parkway. Lower level finished. High end appliances, newer furnace and AC. Wow!Read More
A really special home with countless improvements. It features beautiful hardwood and tile. There is a gorgeous new kitchen with rich cabinetry, stainless counters and built in appliances. The master bed has a three sided fireplace and luxurious ensuite. There is crown moulding, wainscoting, pot lights, and a whole home audio system. The lower level is finished and roughed in for a home theatre. Fenced yard, deck and a pergola. Wow!Read More
This is the one to have! Choice 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom end unit in Northwest One. Wait until you see the panoramas of the Ottawa River, the Gatineaus, Mud Lake, and surrounding park lands from every window. Well scaled spaces, beautiful parquet floors throughout, a full ensuite bath, and a fantastic balcony. A resort lifestyle with extensive recreational facilities and lots of social activities that make this both a home and a community.Read More
An exquisite development opportunity on rarely offered waterfront land. Minutes to Rockland and a short drive to Ottawa. Privacy and views to create an exceptional experience. Come see for yourself.Read More
Nothing to do with this one except unpack the bags. Fabulous offering complete with double car garage, granite island and a layout which flows. A two bedroom configuration enables spacious rooms and numerous upgrades culminate in a showstopper! If there is one home to see, this is it. Call to arrange a viewing.Read More
An Oasis away from the city? No, it’s better than that! Nestled on 3.97 acres of treed land with your own creek, this is serenity only 20 minutes drive from downtown Ottawa. No neighbors within view and deer at your doorstep, this is no
urban environment. Complete with double detached garage ready for the workshop or simply to park the toys. Well proportioned residence with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and ample living space. Potential Plus!
Eighty-five feet of frontage on offer with a west facing yard and a well scaled, all brick two storey home. Three bedrooms up, master with direct access to the main bath. New hardwood and ceramic throughout the main floor. Family room is over the garage, solarium is off the dining room. Main floor has laundry, powder room and access to the deck and gardens. Beautiful grounds with landscaping and trees. Lots of dreams and possibilities here!Read More
Nothing to do but unlock the door and move your furniture in! Meticulously maintained with a premium location backing onto open space. This home comes with a new roof, is freshly painted and has a great floor plan. Close to parks and in a family friendly neighborhood, this 3 bed, 3 bath home comes complete with all appliances, central vac and all window treatments. Definitely worth your visit! Call today to book a viewing.Read More
Urban decadence in the heart of vibrant Westboro. On the doorstep to Restaurants, Cafes and the Ottawa river, discover one of Ottawa’s best addresses. Granite, high end appliances, and great management. This one bed, one bath apartment is in need of nothing, simply unlock and move in. Parking and Locker included rounds out this impressive offering.
Welcome home! Three stories of efficient living space, countless updates and wait till you see the surrounding greenspace. Three beds up, 2 with parquet wood floors. Updated main bath, classic white kitchen with stainless appliances. A tasteful, neutral palette throughout. The yard is fenced, the home is air conditioned, the windows are newer and the condition is top notch. An affordable way to make home ownership your reality!Read More
No corners cut here! A fantastic flow to this modern bungalow with soaring ceilings, open spaces, quality materials and tasteful execution throughout. A great room floor plan. A stone and stucco facade, accented by douglas fir pillar. A screened porch and a oversized deck. 3 plus one garage with doors front and back. Yellow birch floors, granite, and beautiful tiling throughout. Beautiful kitchen, luxurious ensuite and so much more!
Wow! Choice end unit on a quiet street with an extra wide lot. Minto’s largest, the ever popular Royalton finished with a contemporary palette and quality upgrades. Super flexible layout to suit your needs. Full ensuite, walk-in closet, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, and beautiful flow. Wait till you see the windows and the light. Lower level is tastefully finished, the yard is fenced, and the home sparkles!
This is first timing or downsizing in style! A complete transformation that will make you proud and your friends green with envy. Tasteful, modern palette, open airy feel and attention to detail throughout. Chef’s dream kitchen with stainless appliances, wood cabinetry and potlights. Spa inspired bath, laminate floors and balcony with phenomenal views of the city and more for you to discover! Just an ideal location with recreation and all the conveniences at your doorstep!Read More
A stunning city home just steps from the Canal. Truly a contemporary classic with a keen eye to preserving period charm while modernizing to a luxurious standard. Two beds up plus a loft and fully renovated bath. Wood floors, built-ins, second floor laundry and fabulous windows and skylight. Main with high ceilings, separate living and dining, a beautiful fireplace, powder room, and gorgeous kitchen. Also, a private backyard patio!
Immaculately presented with recent renovations including finished basement with full bath, new hardwood floors and fixtures throughout. Three beds up and luxury bath with cheater access to the master. All appliances, even the brand new hot water heater is included (owned). Fabulous layout and functional room proportions highlight this Richcraft ‘Arlington’ model with 1740 sq ft. Truly move in ready and tastefully finished- all the work is done!
A stellar home in a choice location with contemporary finishes. Lots of “wow factor” in this one! Fabulous layout with a great room concept that really captures the modern family lifestyle. Open kitchen, 9 foot ceilings, hardwood and berber, pot lights, and a gas fireplace. Four bedrooms up, master with beautiful ensuite. Basement is finished with lots of space and a bath. Fenced and landscaped yard and an inviting front porch.Read More
Turn key, modern and affordable! This three bedroom town has been graced with good taste and lots of improvements. Main features a crisp white galley kitchen, eat in, living and dining rooms, plus patio access to a fabulous yard and deck. All three baths have been updated. Beautiful rich laminate flooring on the main, new berber upstairs. Fixtures, paint, paper and decor from the pages of a magazine, plus a wood burning fireplace for a touch of luxury. Updates include furnace (2013), windows (2010), bathrooms (2012), and carpeting (2013).
Lots of wow factor here! From the rich hardwood floors to the crisp white railings and a sparkling new kitchen complete with granite and glass backsplash; this home is magazine worthy. And it just keeps getting better; fabulous open concept layout, lower level finished with cozy gas fireplace, main bath with soaker tub and a “real” shower, AND get this, it backs onto green space! Opportunity is truly knocking at 74 Meadowcroft Cres.Read More
A lifestyle on offer here and a fantastic space to enjoy. Twelve foot ceilings, 9 foot doors, hardwood floors, granite counters, modern fixtures and decor. Entry closet with built ins, open living space with access to extensive balcony. Fireplace with built in shelving and storage. Master with his and hers closets and patio doors onto the balcony. Gas bbq hookup, 6 appliances, window coverings, covered parking and locker!Read More
A rare opportunity to own a piece of Ottawa’s history! This is an award winning restoration of the historic École Guigues. A fantastic space with 12 foot ceilings and 8 foot windows. This particular loft is unique in being a corner unit with a private roof top terrace. Bathed in natural light, views of the city, and steps to all that Ottawa has to offer. Not to be missed!Read More
Blending country living with the city. Magnificent sized lot complete with heated swimming pool and sauna creates your own oasis. Only minutes to Ottawa central, Kanata and Barrhaven. Built in the mid 1970′s and lived in by original owner, the room proportions are generous and the layout is functional. Plenty of space to entertain both summer and winter. This is your cottage and city home in a central location. Come see for yourself!Read More
Such a unique home on offer here! A choice end unit and a smart, open concept layout with hardwood floors, modern decor and fixtures, new carpeting, and a fabulous kitchen overlooking the main living space. The second floor offers two good sized beds and an updated main bath. Finished lower level with great powder room. Look at the backyard oasis, completely fenced with hot tub and deck, just waiting to have you entertain or unwind.Read More
Central Park’s top selling town in a choice location! The Tiffany features an open concept, the stairs to the lower level rec room are at the back of the home which really pours light into that space. Completed with second floor loft option and luxury bath with soaker tub and separate shower which amps up the wow factor considerably! Bonus bath in the lower level and extensive deck in the backyard complete with a gas bbq! Turn key!Read More
An absolutely fabulous home, a choice location with features and finishes that are a step above. An open concept main with tumbled travertine entrance, reclaimed wide plank wood floors, upgraded birch cabinetry and a stunning powder room. Nicely scaled bedrooms, master with custom wardrobe, walk in and palatial ensuite. Beautiful decor and paint throughout, quality fixtures, and a family friendly street. Turn key with appliances, AC plus!Read More
Choice end unit on a supersized lot! A unique layout with a gorgeous living room thanks to walls of windows. Open feel to kitchen, eat-in and family room. Kitchen has upgraded oak cabinets, a beautiful peninsula option and top notch appliances. Upper features three bedrooms, master with the “oasis bath” luxury option plus a loft space. You are going to love the fresh paint, the wraparound porch, the location, and the tastefulness of this one! Don’t miss!Read More
Opportunity knocks to create your family’s dream home within walking distance to everything Westboro and Wellington Village has to offer! 4 Beds, 2 baths anchor this single home with well proportioned rooms and a 50 x 100 foot lot. Live in it as is or renovate to your taste…this is a chance to own in a great location with a price that won’t break the bank. Call for a viewing.Read More
Nestled in an ideal location and tastefully updated, this is one to see! Three beds, two new baths, a finished lower level, and a fenced yard complete with two tier deck. Fabulous interlock entrance to greet you. A modern palette, laminate floors, and updated fixtures. Separate living and dining plus an eat in kitchen make for a smart layout. Mostly new windows, roof was new in 2010 and the list of improvements goes on. Come see!Read More
Nothing is nicer on a cold winter night than curling up beside a warm fire. Gas fireplaces can offer a clean burning option with a convenient click of a button. A recent survey of household energy use found that 23% of Canadian single- and semi-detached and row housing reported having a gas fireplace and of those, 22% reported using them every day once the temperatures dip. Depending on the size and location of your fireplace, the added warmth can help ease the heating burden on your furnace, causing it to turn on less frequently. But will that save you money? Not necessarily, according to research undertaken at the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology.
The study tested gas fireplace use and its impact on both furnace use and total gas energy consumption in a controlled certified research house. Researchers wanted to find out if operating a gas fireplace would reduce total gas consumption. It also looked at whether running the furnace fan continuously had any benefits on heat distribution to rooms away from the fireplace compared to having the fan automatically turn on only when the furnace was required to provide heating for the house.
The results showed that, while the furnace came on less frequently during fireplace use, total gas gas energy consumption overall actually increased by approximately 10 to 16%. This is because the gas fireplace, which had a measured efficiency of only 76%, was offsetting the operation of the furnace with an efficiency of 94%. The study also found that even when the fireplace was not in use, overall gas energy use was 6% higher compared to the control house because of the gas consumed by the small, but continuously running, pilot light.
While running the furnace fan continuously was expected to distribute heat from the fireplace to the other rooms more effectively that when run intermittently, the researchers found that operation of the fan had very little influence on the temperatures in other rooms in either mode. In fact, not only was there no difference in heat distribution, continuously running the furnace fan actually increased daily electrical energy use from 6kWh to 11kWh, which can be significant given that typical Canadian homes use a total of 15 to 30 kWh per day.
Gas fireplaces are a wonderful way to enhance the beauty of your home, providing warm ambience during our cold Canadian winters. However, using your high efficiency furnace as the main method of heating your home will save you energy and money in the long run.
Views of the Ottawa River highlight this immaculate 2 bed 2 bath unit. Complete with much sought after ‘extra’ parking spot and located on the 14th floor, this is a gem! Recreation centre, outdoor pool, reading room and party room combine with a central location close to shopping, public transit and river walks. Call for a viewing today!Read More
Immaculate! Tastefully renovated with fresh paint, new hardwood and carpet throughout with an added bonus of fully updated bathrooms. Located in a great neighborhood central to bus routes and the Queensway Carleton Hospital. Two well proportioned bedrooms up and a wood burning fireplace on the main level, perfect for those cozy nights in. Parking at your doorstep rounds out this fabulous package. Come see!Read More
A fantastic opportunity to claim a piece of the city as your own! An ideal home for first timers and downsizers. Rarely offered, the Columbia boasts an open concept feel. This one is unique in that the third bedroom has been left open/loft style. Main floor highlighted by hardwood floors, beautiful windows, a breakfast bar, and patio doors to the fenced and landscaped yard. Basement is unspoiled, appliances are included. Just turn key!Read More
A choice location and tasteful improvements make this a standout amongst its peers. Situated on a quiet cul de sac with direct access to Centrepointe parks and paths. Brand new ceramic entrance. Tasteful berber throughout the home. Kitchen with new tile, backsplash and granite. Ensuite totally remodeled and gorgeous. Newer windows and hvac system, a smart layout, well scaled spaces, squeaky clean and a well run condo corp. Turn key!Read More
An outstanding home and a choice location. Countless improvements to tempt and inspire. Main floor has fantastic flow with separate living and dinning spaces, a sunken, 2 storey family room, a 3 sided gas fireplace and a kitchen with granite, pot lights and more. Three beds up, master with renovated ensuite and walk in closet. Lower level finished recreation room. Landscaped front and back with stamped concrete and gardens. Just Wow!Read More
A handsome, well proportioned home with countless updates that reveal pride of ownership and wow, wait till you see the yard! Extensive interlock and landscaping up front. Inside greets you with beautiful tile, combined liv-din with a wall of built-ins separating the family room. Kitchen with eat in and access to an entertaining size deck. Three beds in maple hardwood, 2 with walk ins, master with updated en suite. This is worth a look!Read More
If you had your pick of locations, this would be it. Cited on an over sized lot with a small park out front and little drive by traffic. An elegant home, beautiful gardens and quality improvements. Three beds up, master with updated en suite and walk in. Fantastic family room with soaring ceilings, large windows and cozy fireplace. Main floor living and dining in hardwood. Lower finished with rec room and full bath. Worthy of a look!Read More
This is a beauty! Super popular home with features galore. Four beds up, master with a luxurious ensuite and walk in. Second bedroom with vaulted ceiling and massive windows. Main is open concept, hardwood floors, sunken family room, separate den, fabulous kitchen and eat in space. Wait till you see the basement. Home theatre, built in bar with beer taps, steam shower, stone finished fireplace plus… You won’t want to leave this one!Read More
This is Central Park’s best selling townhome, rarely offered for rent! A great 3 bedroom layout with an open concept main, master with walk-in closet. Main bath features a roman tub and separate shower. Lower level is finished with a fantastic family room and an additional full bath.Read More
Cute as a button! With 2 good sized beds and 3 baths this is a perfect opportunity to get into a great neighborhood without spending a fortune. Fully finished lower level with bath is perfect for those Saturday night movies or simply more space for the family. Hardwood throughout, no rear neighbors and close to shopping and parks, the location is brilliant. Book a viewing today!Read More
While it looks like interest rates will remain low for some time, there has been a large swing from variable to fixed-rate mortgages over the past year, says a new report by the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals.
CAAMP’s annual report on the state of the residential mortgage market, released last month, suggests that 79 percent of the new mortgages taken out this year have been fixed-rate, 10 percent have been variable, and 11 percent are a combination.
That’s a significant shift from prior years, during which fixed-rate mortgages generally accounted for about two-thirds of the total, while variable or adjustable-rate mortgages were about one-quarter.
Canadians are likely locking in because of the very small difference between interest rates for variable-rate mortgages (which are in the neighbourhood of three percent) and five-year fixed-rate mortgages (which are closer to 3.2 or 3.3 percent, after discounts that the banks typically offer), the report says.
“The current spread of about one-quarter of a point is negligible compared to the average of 1.7 points during 2010 and 2011,” it says. Meanwhile, the average mortgage interest rate for homeowners has fallen to 3.55 percent, from 3.94 percent a year ago. For homes bought this year, the average rate is 3.26 percent.
The report, which is based in large part on an online survey of 2,018 Canadians by Maritz, also found that about six percent of homeowners took equity out of their home in the past year. The average amount is estimated at $49,000, implying that $30-billion of equity has been taken out during the year.
But 87 percent of Canadians have at least 25 percent equity in their homes. Sixteen percent of mortgage holders have increased their payments, 15 percent have made lump sum payments, and 6 percent have increased their payment frequency.Read More