First Time Home Buyer Tip #3

Tip number three is really pretty simple. While searching the internet you will always have questions about various properties. At this point in your search (after picking your communities and getting pre-approved), it is time to stop clicking on agent after agent to ask questions about these properties. Besides being inundated with responses from agents and their additional messages that come later; you are much better off to find just one agent who you think will do a great job for you. It doesn’t matter which company or which agent has the listing that you have a question about; the agent you trust and choose can get you all the answers that you need. Which agent you pick and who you trust is entirely up to you- you are in control when making that decision. Just choose carefully as you will be relying on them for much of your buying experience. Note that the best agent is rarely the agent who tells you they are the best. The best agents let you find that out on your own and they demonstrate their expertise by the way they work with you.

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Bev and Keith Beardsley, sales representatives and also Seniors Real Estate Specialists with Keller Williams Solid Rock Realty (Brokerage). They serve the Ottawa region including the many rural communities that surround the city. Call or text 613-897-6839, www.BeardsleyTeam.ca, www.Facebook.com/OttawaCountryHomes.

First time home buyer tip #2- the pre-approval process

Tip 2:

Now is the time to get pre-approved by a reputable lender. We have several on our web site. It is very important to know what you can afford before you start looking at homes. This blog site has several articles on the pre-approval process. Scroll down the list and you will find a three part one under “Are You Thinking About Buying a Home” Those three articles will go into quite a bit more detail.
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Bev and Keith Beardsley, sales representatives and also Seniors Real Estate Specialists with Keller Williams Solid Rock Realty (Brokerage). They serve the Ottawa region including the many rural communities that surround the city. Call or text 613-897-6839, www.BeardsleyTeam.ca, www.Facebook.com/OttawaCountryHomes.

 

First Time Home Buyer’s Tip #1

AN EXCLUSIVE PROGRAM OF THE BEARDSLEY TEAM

Are you a first time buyer? Are you ready to compete with the thousands of other buyers who will be out looking for a home at the same time as you? Are you getting stressed out about the process? Are you worried about how to get started?

The Beardsley Team has a package for first time buyers just like you. Our aim is to make this process enjoyable and help you to find the home of your dreams.

A great way to get started is a “buyer’s strategy” session. If you are not yet ready for that, check out our “FIVE FIRST TIME BUYER TIPS.” Read over these points before you go to see your very first home or drop into an open house:

FIVE FIRST TIME BUYER TIPS

1. Pick a neighbourhood or town that you would like to live in. Forget about browsing the internet for now. Drive and check out the area. See what it offers. Try to focus on only one to three neighbourhoods maximum. That will help me to focus on specific features that you want in your area of choice.

Drive around those neighbourhoods at least three times at different times of the day and on weekends. See what is going on there. Check the commuting time to your place of work. Are these neighbourhoods still your top choices?

More information can be found on this video: First Time Buyers Tip #1

Watch for additional blogs as we present more First Time Buyer Tips or visit www.BeardsleyTeam.ca for additional information on our first time buyer’s package.

Bev and Keith Beardsley, sales representatives and also Seniors Real Estate Specialists with Keller Williams Solid Rock Realty (Brokerage). They serve the Ottawa region including the many rural communities that surround the city. Call or text 613-897-6839, www.BeardsleyTeam.ca, www.Facebook.com/OttawaCountryHomes.

 

Welcome to Greely (May 2016)

We have updated our “Rural Communities” page on our web site with a new video on the Greely Real Estate market.

Welcome to Greely, one of the fastest growing communities in Eastern Ontario. Many people associate Greely with expensive homes that reach into the millions of dollars. But in reality it has quite a mix of housing. As the attached video shows Greely also has relatively new developments that includes townhomes that start in the $300,000s. It also has an older section and many beautiful areas with tree lined streets, large lots and very affordable housing. Greely certainly has homes priced over the $600,000 mark as well, but Greely truly does offer something for everyone. The video can be found here

If you have questions on the Greely market or on any of its surrounding communities give us a call and we can chat about real estate in those communities. Our main web page is www.beardsleyteam.ca

Bev and Keith Beardsley, sales representatives and also Seniors Real Estate Specialists with Keller Williams Solid Rock Realty (Brokerage). They serve the Ottawa region including the many rural communities that surround the city. Call or text 613-897-6839, www.BeardsleyTeam.ca, www.Facebook.com/OttawaCountryHomes.

 

Welcome to Osgoode

 

We have updated our www.BeardsleyTeam.ca web site with a new video “Welcome to Osgoode”  Click here

Osgoode offers a lot to buyers in all price ranges. If you are a first time buyer and discouraged with what you can afford in the city, take a look here and see what you can buy for less than what you would pay for many townhomes and condos in the city. If you are buying up into a higher price range, there is a lot to choose from or if you are looking for a quiet friendly community to retire in-Osgoode has it all. Give us a call at 613-821-2384 or call or text 613-897-6839 and we can have a friendly chat and look at your options.

Bev and Keith Beardsley, sales representatives and also Seniors Real Estate Specialists with Keller Williams Solid Rock Realty (Brokerage). They serve the Ottawa region including the many rural communities that surround the city. Call or text 613-897-6839, www.BeardsleyTeam.ca, www.Facebook.com/OttawaCountryHomes.

 

Client Testimonial

When we receive a comment like this one from one of our sellers, it makes everything we do so rewarding:

“The Beardsley Team’s motto is: “Setting the Gold Standard for Customer Service” and that motto could not be more fitting for this team! They not only provided excellent, professional realtor services but also went above and beyond what would be expected.  Thank you Bev and Keith for all your hard work.  It is much appreciated.”  D and S (2016)

When you want to buy or sell, we will give you the same high quality service that you deserve.

Buying or Selling Call:

Bev and Keith Beardsley
Sales Representatives
Century 21 Action Power Team
www.BeardsleyTeam.ca
Direct: 613-821-2384
Cell: call or text 613-897-6839
Email: BeardsleyTeam@outlook.com

Setting the Gold Standard For Customer Service

What is the real estate market like in South Keys-Greenboro-Hunt Club Park?

These are three popular areas in the southern part of Ottawa. At this point in time they are well established neighbourhoods with tree lined streets and they offer a wide variety of homes from townhomes and small condos up to more expensive homes well over the $600,000 mark. The variety of home styles and wide price range found here is reflected in what is generally an active real estate market. This is an area that we enjoyed living in for over 20 years.

The following results do not include condo sales which is also an active market. Give us a call if you need those sales numbers we would be pleased to provide them.

In the month of April we had 35 residential sales. The sales include all price ranges and are broken down as follows:

15 sales under $300,000

14 sales between $300,000 and $400,000

4 sales between $400,000 and $500,000

1 sale over $500,000

Since the beginning of the year there have been 83 residential sales.

This market remains attractive for both first time buyers and those moving up into a larger home.

If you are thinking about selling, now would be a good time to give the Beardsley Team a call at 613-821-2384 we would love to help you out. There is more information on our team at www.BeardsleyTeam.ca.

The Beardsley Team also produces FREE real estate market videos on various communities in Ottawa and the surrounding areas- Click Here.

These videos are updated monthly, so return often to get the latest statistics.

Thank you for visiting our blog site if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us.

Bev and Keith Beardsley

Sales Representatives

Direct: 613-821-2384           Cell or Text: 613-897-6839           

Email: BeardsleyTeam@outlook.com

What is happening in the Findlay-Creek/Deerfield Village real estate market?

What Is Happening in the Findlay Creek/Deerfield Village Real Estate Market? These are two popular areas in the expanding southern part of Ottawa. Here you will find a wide variety of homes from townhomes and small condos up to more expensive homes well over the $600,000 mark. The newness of the area, home styles and wide variety of homes is reflected in what is generally an active real estate market.

It should be noted that these two areas are in the same MLS district (2605) and the results shown here are a combination of the two. These results do not include condo sales.

In the month of April we had 12 residential sales. The sales include all price ranges and are broken down as follows:

9 sales under $400,000,

2 sales between $500,000 and $600,000

1 sale over $600,000

26 sales above the $500,000 mark.

It is worth noting that 8 of these sales were townhomes, so that end of the market remains very active.

Since the beginning of the year there have been 36 residential sales.

The Findlay Creek/Deerfield Village market remains attractive for both first time buyers and those moving up into a larger home.

If you are thinking about selling, now would be a good time to give the Beardsley Team a call at 613-821-2384 we would love to help you out. There is more information on our team at www.BeardsleyTeam.ca. The Beardsley Team also produces FREE real estate market videos on various communities in Ottawa and the surrounding areas- Click Here.

These videos are updated monthly, so return often to get the latest statistics.

Thank you for visiting our blog site if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us.

Bev and Keith Beardsley

Sales Representatives

Direct: 613-821-2384           Cell or Text: 613-897-6839           

Email: BeardsleyTeam@outlook.com

How is the Orleans market doing?

Orleans has long been a popular destination for Ottawa area buyers. This is still a rapidly expanding area with a great mix of homes in all price ranges. This is reflected in its very active real estate market.

In the month of April we had 182 residential sales in Orleans. This does not include the condo market. The sales include all price ranges and are broken down as follows:

37 sales under $300,000,

92 sales between $300,000 and $400,000

36 sales between $400,000 and $500,000

26 sales above the $500,000 mark.

It is worth noting that 54 of these sales were townhomes, so that market remains very active.

Since the beginning of the year there have been 441 residential sales of which 147 have been townhomes.

The Orleans market remains attractive for both first time buyers and those moving up into a larger home.

If you are thinking about selling, now would be a good time to give the Beardsley Team a call at 613-821-2384 we would love to help you out.

There is more information on our team at www.BeardsleyTeam.ca.

The Beardsley Team also produces FREE real estate market videos on various communities in Ottawa and the surrounding areas- Click Here. These videos are updated monthly, so return often to get the latest statistics.

Thank you for visiting our blog site if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us.

Bev and Keith Beardsley

Sales Representatives

Direct: 613-821-2384           Cell or Text: 613-897-6839           

Email: BeardsleyTeam@outlook.com

How is the Greely Real Estate Market Doing?

Over the last few years Greely has been the destination for many home buyers who are taking advantage of its location and the wide price range of homes found there. We are seeing this trend continue this year as the resale market remains very active.

In the month of April there were 21 sales in Greely (MLS 1601) with broad  distribution of sales across the price spectrum. We had five sales under $400,000 and another five between $400,000 and $500,000. There were three between $500,000 and $600,000, two between $600,000 and $700,000 and six more over the $700,000 mark.

Since the beginning of the year we have seen 40 sales in Greely. This is pretty good for a market outside of the urban area.

As you can see the Greely market remains an excellent choice for people looking for their dream home. With its large lots and quiet streets and easy access to the city, Greely is a much sought after destination.

If you are thinking about selling, now would be a good time to give the Beardsley Team a call at 613-821-2384.  We are local agents and know the area well. There is more information on our team at www.BeardsleyTeam.ca. The Beardsley Team also produces FREE real estate market videos on various communities that can be found in and around Ottawa- Click here. These videos are updated monthly so return often to get the latest statistics. Thank you for visiting our blog site if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us.

Bev and Keith Beardsley (Sales Representatives)

Direct: 613-821-2384    Cell or Text: 613-897-6839    

Email: BeardsleyTeam@outlook.com