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
—Patrick Langston
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1 comment:

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