Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Kanata Town Home Opportunity

In Kanata, there is a 1994 built town house that has been updated by the current owners, which is for sale.  The best part, the current owner is willing to stay for 5 more years at $1500 per month.  For more information on this opportunity, please contact me.

For Ottawa real estate be sure to contact Bennett Property Shop Realty Brokerage

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ottawa Facts and Figures

Changes are coming to the city of Ottawa and to Ottawa real estate.  Looking forward into the future, the city of Ottawa will be a totally different city.  The numbers are shocking when seen in print.

• Ottawa’s population projected to 1.1+ million people by 2031.

• 145,000 new homes by 2031.
• +/- 50,000 units (mostly apartments) within Greenbelt over a 25 year horizon.
• Average of 2000 new condo units required annually.
• Assuming 125 units per typical building this equals 16 new condo buildings needed per year.

Source CMHC and Fotenn Planning

For Ottawa real estate be sure to contact Bennett Property Shop Realty Brokerage

Great quote

Whatever you can conceive and believe, you can achieve!

Ottawa Condo Show offers buyers a chance to "kick the tires"

Chris and Linda West thought it was a splendid idea.

Retired and living in rural Oxford Mills south of Ottawa, the couple has been thinking about returning to the city. Chris said they “sort of started kicking the tires” of condo life in Ottawa, but visiting condo sites one by one was a slow process. So when they heard that Bennett Property Shop Realty was hosting a four-hour condo show spotlighting new and resale units across the city, along with workshops on legal and other condo-related matters, they dropped by.

“It’s really useful having all the information right here,” said Chris at the show, which was held July 18.

For the full article by Patrick Langston please click here

Friday, July 6, 2012

Ottawa Citizen - Condo Show

One-stop shopping for condos

By Patrick Langston, The Ottawa Citizen July 6, 2012

Small units in gleaming downtown towers. Spacious resale suites in older buildings. Townhomes and flats in the ’burbs. Ottawa’s condo market is diverse, evolving and complicated.

Real estate sales veteran Marnie Bennett hopes to remove some of the confusion from condo shopping by hosting what she’s calling Ottawa’s first-ever condo show July 18 at Bennett Property Shop Realty, Brokerage, 190 Lisgar St. Aimed at both the general public and investors, it will spotlight new and resale condos from across the city, including hip downtown and Westboro, the burgeoning area of New Edinburgh and the east and south ends. Properties will include a range of condos, not just those represented by Bennett’s team.

Builder representatives, real estate agents, lenders and others will be on hand. Prospective buyers can compare models, photographs, floor plans and finishes. Bennett has also programmed workshops on financing and interior design.

“Who has time to drive all over town looking at condos?” asks Bennett, dubbed Ottawa’s condo queen for her success in the marketplace.

She adds that Ottawans, despite the construction boom, are less familiar with condominiums than people in cities such as Toronto. She says the show will educate attendees about the ins and outs of ownership: what a condo corporation is, for example.

To register for the event, visit http://www.ottawacondoshow.com/.
—Patrick Langston
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