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7 Steps To Buying A Home

Maybe you are a first-time home buyer, someone else has always helped you through the process, or it has been many years since you last purchased a home. Here is a checklist to help walk you through buying a house;  Step 1: Down Payment – the most challenging part to buying a home is saving…

5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Realtor

  They help with all disclosures and paperwork necessary in today’s heavily regulated environment. They are well educated in and experienced with the entire sales process. They act as a ‘buffer’ in negotiations with all parties throughout the entire transaction. They help understand today’s real estate values when setting the price on a listing or…

Margarida Brandao

Maria Brandao Coldwell Banker Ottawa First Realty Gibeau Team Member

The Gibeau Team is proud to announce that Margarida Brandao has joined our great team. Margarida welcomes the opportunity to professionally serve any real estate needs you may have. See Margarida Brandao’s profile on Gibeau Team  

Cities and Communities East of Ottawa

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Are you looking for a home in a quiet community? Are you looking for more property? Are you looking to get the most out of your dollar? Are you selling your house? Planning to buy a new house? If you answered YES to any of theses questions then east of Ottawa might have the right home for…

Mortgage Pre-Approval

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MORTGAGE PRE-APPROVAL Buying a home is probably one of the biggest emotional and financial decisions you’ll ever make. So it’s not surprising that moving is rated as one of the most exciting and stressful times in one’s life. Not only are there a lot of things to think about: location, affordability, mortgage term and rate,…

Glossary of Real Estate Terms

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  A B C D E F G H I J L M O P R S T U A Amenity: a feature of the home or property that serves as a benefit to the buyer but that is not necessary to its use; may be natural (like location, Woods, water) or man-made (like a…

Searching for Houses

Here are some ways to begin looking for your new home: Word-of-mouth Tell everyone you know that you are looking for a new home. Surprising things sometimes happen. For example, you might hear about a home that is just becoming available on the market. Newspapers and real estate magazines Check the new homes section in…

Your Needs – Now and in the Future

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Once you have a good idea about your finances, you’ll need to think clearly about the home you’d like to buy. Try to buy a home that meets most of your needs for the next 5 to 10 years, or find a home that can grow and change with your needs. HERE ARE SOME THINGS TO…

Is Home Ownership Right For You?

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So, you’ve finally decided to fulfill a lifelong dream and buy your own home… how exciting! You are ready to fulfill your dream of having a place to call your own. Buying a home is one of the biggest emotional and financial decisions you’ll ever make. Prepare by learning about the process of home buying…

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