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Home buying in the Glebe

Whether you’re planning on buying a home this year or making longer term plans for the purchase of your dream home, it’s critical to understand the buying process – from initial search to signing an offer to purchase. In a competitive market like the Glebe, having a good understanding of the buying process and engaging a realtor who understands the local market will allow you to move quickly when you find the right home.

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Home selling in the Glebe

The importance of preparing your home properly is everywhere – on HGTV, in home magazines and blogs, and from the mouths of all good real estate agents. If you are blessed with an innate sense of style, this part will be easy, almost enjoyable. If you are like the majority of the population, this can be quite daunting.

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Home renovating in the Glebe

It takes a fine eye, imagination and a keen attention to dollars and cents to pull off a successful renovation. Sylvie Chiasson has the eye, the imagination, the fiscal control and now a charming 1900 red brick home that is snuggled up against an expanded Mutchmor Public School on Fifth Avenue.

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From rooming house to cozy home

We were enthused by the possibilities and prepared to overlook the reality. Well, almost – the dining room made an impression. The sliding doors to the foyer were wired shut and there were three locks on the smaller door. Boxes of empty beer bottles filled the alcove and there was a mattress on the floor. But the motorcycle was the biggest surprise; we did not even notice the charming china cabinet built into the wall on that side of the room.

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Heritage homes in the Glebe

In recent issues of the Glebe Report, we’ve learned about the importance of trees on the neighbourhood’s streets and about the historical significance of its street names. We’ve heard about Lansdowne traffic and parking challenges, and preliminary ideas for the Glebe’s future look and feel. All these issues relate to one of the Glebe’s key features: it is an area of historical character. As such, its streets and buildings are worthy of commemoration and protection.

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A statistical profile of the Glebe

In 1980, when my husband and I decided to buy our first house, location was our prime concern since neither of us drove. We wanted to be in a pedestrian-friendly environment near good public transportation and such amenities as grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, parks and schools. We chose the Glebe. Why? Here is a brief look at the Glebe’s demographic profile and amenities in comparison with that of the rest of Ottawa.

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