MLS® Listings is the most reliable and popular real estate platform in Canada. It is by far the largest database of available homes for sale. The MLS is the first step buyers use while browsing for condos and houses. If you are a property seller the MLS is the best way to expose your property to the maximum number of home buyers and their Realtors.
What exactly is the MLS Listings system?
MLS® Systems are based on cooperation among brokerages and Realtors to work together to help market, show and sell their listings. They are accessible to REALTOR® Members. MLS® Listings contain detailed and as precise as possible information of properties. There numerous search tools all designed to match people with the properties that fit their precise requirements.
How to find MLS Listings?
The great feature of the the MLS® is that you can find all properties listed for sale with Realtors on one platform. Furthermore, every Realtor can showcase these property listings on their websites. On this web site you can not only browse homes for sale in Ottawa, you can save your favourites as well. When you are ready to see a house or condo or want more in-depth information simply contact us!
How to list your property on the Ottawa MLS?
You can list your house or condo on the MLS system by contacting a licensed Realtor. While you must have a written agreement with a Realtor to list your home on the MLS, the details however, are between you and your Realtor.
Ottawa Neighbourhood Map
Look into some of the most attractive neighbourhood in Ottawa. We divided to city into about a dozen districts.Each is a unique area with its own history, atmosphere, amenities and lifestyles that attract different home buyers. Ottawa is well known for its distinctive neighbourhoods. Some attract young urbanites, others families and yet others are proud to be very eclectic!
What are the best neighborhoods in Ottawa?
It is impossible to score or rank the neighbourhoods of Ottawa from best to worst. So this list is not about any type of ranking. We want to show you what makes each area interesting, show both pros and cons, and who may find it ideal for their lifestyle and budget. Sure, there are indicators such as crime rates, school reviews, traffic, modern amenities, public transportation that can be categorized. We think it is more interesting and fair, however, to show you the areas one by one. You make the decision which one is best for you!
Where are the trendy Ottawa neighbourhoods?
The trendy neighborhoods get the most attention. We all like modern, chic areas with newly built houses and highrises. Whether it is the Golden Triangle and the Glebe by the Canal or the ever modern and hip Westboro and Hintonburg these are certainly very cool areas. If you like urban living, walking and biking to work, shopping, dining out, and to enjoy your organic coffee you cannot go wrong with these districts. Then lets not forget downtown proper, the Byward Market. While there are dozens of shops and resturants, bakeries and cafes here, you also get traffic congestion, many tourists and unfortunately some crime. These areas are probably Ottawa's most eclectic neighbourhoods.
How about living further from Ottawa centre?
There are many excellent and vibrant districts that are less crowded with modern high rises, have better moving traffic and offer great shopping, great schools and lot of green space. The houses are more recently built and often have much larger lots. Prime examples are the old city of Nepen, with neghbourhoods such as Riverside, Mooney's Bay, Parkwood Hills, Fisher Glen, Skyline, Rideauview and more. They are located inside the greenbelt on the west side of the city. Most houses were built during the 1950s to 1970s. The lots can be simply beautiful and huge and the side streets are quiet with mature, tree-lined trees.Shopping is just minutes from Merivale Road, a very busy but convenient commercial avenue. Merivale Road offers mainly large franchise type shops as opposed to the eclectic mom and pops shops of the more centrally located neighbourhoods. You will need a car here as bike paths are still relatively rare but they are expanding. House prices per square footage are more affordable compared to central neghbourhoods.
Alta Vista and Elmvale Acres are similar neighbourhoods. Most homes were built during the decades of 1950s and 1960s. Large lots and mature trees characterize these attractive and high demand areas. They are located east of Riverside Road and are a prime target for well to do home buyers.
Living in the Ottawa suburbs
The suburbs are extremely popular in Ottawa. In fact they are like their own cities within Ottawa. Orleans in the east is a large modern suburb with affordable housing. On the south-west side of Ottawa, Barrhaven grew into a huge district. The traffic can be slow during rush hour and it is time to upgrade the roads for this rapidly growing area. These are however, popular, family oriented and safe areas. As with Orleans, Kanata and Stittsville on the west side of Ottawa, there are many parks, trails, great schools, community centres and other modern shopping amenities. Kanata is home to the popular Tanger Outlet Mall and of course the NHL stadium for the Ottawa Senators.
Ottawa Homes for Sale
HOW TO FIND YOUR NEW HOME?
The best way to find and browse all houses for sale in Ottawa is using the Ottawa MLS Listings service. Search for houses, condo apartments and townhouses for sale. Save your favourite properties in any Ottawa neighburhood. Look at homes for sale in Barrhaven homes for sale in Riverside South and many more neighbourhoods such as houses in Kanata, condos for sale in Westboro, and homes and apartments in Central Ottawa. Properties on Ottawa MLS LIstings are also listed by price and condos are listed by one bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom. Rental houses and apartments are also easy and fast to search. Book your showing appointment by contacting your neighbourhood Ottawa Realtor.
WHAT IS A REALTOR?
Not always every real estate agent is a REALTOR® and not every REALTOR® is an actual real estate agent. Although both must be licensed to sell real estate, the main difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR® is that Realtors are members of the National Association of REALTORS®. This means Realtors have full access to the MLS system and have to fulfill educational and ethical as well as legal obligations.
WHY WORK WITH A REALTOR?
A successful REALTOR's full-time job is to act as a liaison between buyers and sellers. This means that he or she will have immediate and easy access to all other properties listed by other agents. Experienced Realtors know what has to be done to draw up an attractive yet strong offer, negotiate on behalf of their clients and ultimately to get the deal together.
LISTING AGENTS REPRESENT THE SELLER. WHO REPRESENTS THE BUYER?
The Seller's agent represents the home seller. When a property is listed on the MLS there must be a written agreement between the home Seller and the real estate agent thats specifies the representation the real estate agent provides the Seller. Why should a home Buyer not utilize the expertise of an experienced Realtor as well? When the Buyer agree to work with a Realtor he or she will be represented exclusively by the real estate agent. The Buyer will have the expertise and backing of the Realtor to negotiate the best deal possible and help the Buyer make a wise decision.