Ottawa Country Homes Part One

The region surrounding Ottawa contains many beautiful homes and offers a lifestyle second to none. Whether you are located in a small village, town or one of the larger centres, you are never far from the action, but always close to your own quiet oasis.

From a real estate perspective, the countryside offers you an opportunity to own your home at a lot less cost than for a similar size home in the city. Here you will find the large lots that you might remember for your parent’s home. Quiet wide streets where you can bike, jog or walk with your children are pretty much everywhere.

I think one of the biggest mistakes that people make is to look at a map and think that most of these towns are way out there IE too far to commute to the city. Few realize how quickly you can get into Ottawa. When we lived in the Greenboro/HuntClub area commuting by car into Ottawa during rush hour took as long as coming in from the village of Metcalfe which is only 20 minutes to the 417/174 split! The town of Russell is about 25 minutes away from the St Laurent Shopping Centre which easily matches the time most spend travelling within the city limits.

From our home office location in the town of Metcalfe, we can be in Carp, Kanata, most urban sections of Ottawa as well as Orleans in 30-35 minutes. We can also be in Kemptville, Winchester, Morrisburg in about the same amount of time.

Don’t let the maps deceive you- take a drive, come out and see for yourself what type of “Ottawa Country Homes” are waiting for you and your family to call your home.

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.

Mid-Year Real Estate Market Results for Rural Ottawa

New videos providing a real estate market update for several communities in the rural area around Ottawa have been posted online at http://www.beardsleyteam.ca/videos-and-market-statistics.html

If you are thinking of selling these videos will give you some insight into market conditions as well as what price ranges are the most active. Communities reviewed include:

  • Russell
  • Greely
  • Winchester-Chesterville
  • Kemptville
  • Metcalfe-Osgoode-Vernon

If you don’t see your community here, please call or text 613-897-6839 or email BeardsleyTeam@outlook.com and we will be happy to discuss your area with you.

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.

BUY LOCAL: Introducing Phyllis Home Baking

The BEARDSLEY TEAM strongly supports buying local and we encourage everyone to support our local businesses. We have added a “BUY LOCAL” page to our web site and there you will find the contact information for many local businesses as well as links to the local farmers markets and fairs. We encourage you to support these companies as they contribute so much to our local rural economy.
The first one that we would like to introduce is “Phyllis Home Baking” VIEW HERE.
Here in her own words is Phyllis:
“Hi my name is Phyllis Desnoyers.  I grew up on a farm in Buckingham, Quebec and I began baking at a very young age.
As you may know forty years ago there was no such a thing as electric mixers and all the fancy equipment we have today.  We had the good old woodstove with no timers on them; we had to make do with an old fashioned clock. Every year the threshing machine would go from farm to farm to harvest the crops and everyone would help out. I helped out with feeding the workers. That is when I learned to bake and I began to enjoy it, I thought it was fun.
After growing up and finishing school I started working, got married and had a family .When our children grew up and got married and had their own children I was still working. This was when I decided to leave my job and do something different and that is when I started baking and I joined the Metcalfe Farmers Market.
I began with approximately fifteen home-made pies and two dozen butter tarts. Every year I would add one new item.  I am now in my twenty-second year at the Market and enjoy it and love my customers and I have met so many lovely people.
I now make an assortment of squares, cookies, scones, muffins, doughnuts, pies, quiches and  various loaves of bread, chicken pies and much more. When my Christmas shows are beginning I start making Christmas cakes, Christmas puddings, tourtieres and other goodies. Aĺl of my baking is homemade and made from fresh ingredients,  I do not use any boxed or canned ingredients.
You may contact me at any time, as I take orders, my email address is baking2680@hotmail.com and my phone number is 613-821-0815.”
                       Please support our local businesses and BUY LOCAL

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.

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New FREE real estate market update videos are now available

 

New FREE real estate market update videos are now available for the time period of January 1st to May 31st. Videos are available for the following:

  • Russell
  • Greely
  • Osgoode-Vernon-Metcalfe
  • Kemptville
  • Orleans
  • Findlay Creek-Deerfield Village
  • South Keys-Greenboro-Hunt Club Park
  • Riverside South

They can be found on our main Beardsley Team web page at http://www.beardsleyteam.ca/market-videos-and-stats.html

If there are other areas that you are interested in, please email BeardsleyTeam@outlook.com or call 613-821-2384

These free videos are brought to you by the Beardsley Team; serving Ottawa and the surrounding rural communities.

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 #5- Understand the Process

 

Understand the process. Don’t start learning what to do when you are in the process of submitting an offer. Start with asking your agent to go over the process with you- ideally before you go shopping for your new home. Know the terminology, ask for an explanation of what a counter offer is, how it works. Find out what is expected of you. Ask your agent for a blank copy of an offer so that you have time to look at it, digest what is in it and you have time to ask questions and get concerns addressed before you sit down with your agent to write up your first offer.  When looking for a home you should never feel intimated or feel like you are being pressured into a decision. You need to use an agent that you can trust. Knowledge is power- get ahead of the curve, pick an agent that you can trust and enjoy the journey- enjoy your new home. For additional information watch the video click here

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 #4- Stop Looking at Fixer-Uppers

Stop looking at fixer-uppers. It is always tempting when you see the price of some homes advertised as needing TLC or a fixer-upper or “sold as is” to think that they might be a great buy. They can be if you know what you are doing or if you have friends or family with renovating experience. It is one thing to give such a home a coat of paint; it is quite another thing to have to start ripping out kitchens or putting on a new roof etc. Look at the repairs they need and add on the cost of making those renovations to the asking price to see if this is something you really want to do. To that add on living in the dust and noise etc of a work in progress instead of enjoying your new home. That is another overlooked item to consider. If you don’t have the skills or budget, find a home that is in decent condition even if it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of a new home. You can save for those over time.

For additional information watch the video click here

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 #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.

For additional information watch the video click here

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

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