Today, more than ever, it's important to work with real estate professionals who know the market and can help you find the right house, at the right price in the right neighbourhood.

 

The real gems can move quickly so you need an agent who is in touch and well connected. After 15 successful years working in Ottawa's East end, we can proudly say we know this market as well as any real estate professional.

The Top Three Features to Consider

 Location

You've heard it a hundred times and it's true.

The key to a solid investment in real estate is location, location, location. Make sure the neighbourhood and the street are right for you and your family.

After all, that's the one thing about your new house you won't be able to change. It also helps to have a real estate professional on your side who has lived in the area for years and knows what the prices in different areas have been for the last 10 years.

 Layout

How does it flow?

Are the rooms as big or as small as you would like? Do you like a separate living room and dining or do you prefer a more open concept?

These are important questions to ask since it is possible but often expensive to change the layout of a house. We'll show many of the more popular models in the area ahead of time and help you figure out what works best for you. That way, the house you move into will be as close to the perfect layout as possible.

 Condition

First impressions are important.

The key to success when buying may be to look beyond the colour of the paint or the style of carpet.

Remember that, in most cases, improving the condition of the house is the easiest and least costly option. We'll help you know what to look for as you tour a house and point out the difference between what can easily be improved and will require major home improvements.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Over the years, we have developed a network of home inspectors, lawyers and mortgage brokers who can save you money.  Just one more way we work with our clients to help you get the right house, at the right price, in the right area.
- James Locke, Broker of Record

 

Partnership

Buying a home is likely the single most important purchase you will make in your life. Emotions can run high. You'll have dozens of questions. You'll be looking for an honest opinion from someone who's been there before. The Lockes will be your partners at a time when you need one most. Count on us for honest assessments of the houses you visit, an ongoing search for the right house (We've even knocked on homeowners' doors on behalf of our clients!) and top notch service from our entire team.