What Will Your New Property Look Like? 10 Factors to Consider

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What Will Your New Property Look Like? 10 Factors to Consider

If you are considering purchasing a property, it’s important to know what features are important to you. While some buyers may be downsizing, others are looking for more space to accommodate a growing family or changing needs. Whatever the story may be, determining your wants and needs, along with obtaining your pre-approval for financing are the first steps to take on this exciting journey into home ownership. 

Here are 10 important factors to consider:


Number of bedrooms, finished basement, pool, sunroom, media room, garage, or acreage, or other features that suit your lifestyle.

Your Desired Neighbourhood or Community

Are you looking for something in rural areas, or do you prefer city living? Ottawa and surrounding areas have a wealth of different communities for you to choose from.

Square Footage

If you have a growing family that you are cramping into 1200 square feet, you may be looking to upsize into something that can accommodate everyone comfortably.

Type of Home

Ottawa has a multitude of different types of home throughout each community, including single family detached, semi-detached, condominiums,  townhouses, and multi-family residences to meet the unique needs of our diverse population.

New Build or Resale

Do you want something that needs some work, with older bones, or are you looking for something new or custom? Many outlying communities are seeing substantial growth!

A Layout to Love

If you have been cooped up in a small home feeling isolated in separate rooms, you may desire a home that is more open concept. Alternatively, if  you work from home, some more divided spaces may be the better solution.


You may be looking for a home that lowers your monthly expenses, or one that allows you to free up some home equity for future plans.

Amenities In The Area

For families with children, you may want to research schools within a certain area, proximity to parks, activities, or for those who rely on public transportation, finding a location close to transit routes, grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurants may be a feature you desire.

Lot Size

Are you looking for acreage, or is a patio or balcony all that you require. For those looking for more land, a rural setting may have more accommodating options available to you.

Home Maintenance

If you are thinking of relocating because your home requires too much maintenance throughout the year, a condominium may be something that would fit your lifestyle better. Condominiums generally cover all outdoor maintenance, and are turn-key, allowing the homeowner to come and go as they please.

Planning ahead and knowing what you want in a home will help you get into a home that feels right for you. I have 20+ years of real estate experience and a lifetime of knowledge of Ottawa and the Valley. I would be happy to have a discussion with you and make a plan to help you buy your next condo, house, land, recreational or farm property.

Contact me today to get started!

For All The Homes In Your Life




Direct: 613-297-9349

Royal LePage Team Realty

6081 Hazeldean Rd Unit 12B

Ottawa, Ontario K2S 1B9

Office: 613-831-9287

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