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Buying your first home

Upcoming Events

Welcome to

Ottawa Real Estate Seminars

Buying real estate is a HUGE investment, and you should learn as much as you can about the process, the paperwork, and your own commitments.  It's all about knowing and understanding the process the steps and how to avoid mistakes. 


Topics vary by event and cover:

  • Buying Your First Home & mistakes to avoid.

  • Condo Curious: the differences between freeholds & condos.

  • Newly weds: co-habitation agreements & setting yourself up for success.

  • Cohabitating: Why Co-habitation agreements are important.

  • Real estate through separation & divorce.

  • Choosing a retirement home & downsizing your space.

  • For Sellers: Staging & getting ready to sell.

  • For Sellers: Downsizing with success.

  • For Parents: Moving generational wealth & providing opportunities for your post-secondary children.


We are passionate about buying & selling real estate in Ottawa and invite you to join us at an upcoming event.


Find our facebook community page here or using hashtag:  #BuyerSeries


Jamie Katz

Real Estate Broker
Coldwell Banker Rhodes & Company

Buying or selling your home can be the biggest transaction you will ever make. Whether buying or selling, everyone wants a smooth and uncomplicated transaction. For you, that means finding your dream home, or selling your property promptly and for the best price. It means not having to worry. I will provide you with the best service possible to ensure that your real estate process is a pleasant one.
Jamie has been heavily involved with the Ottawa West Ball Hockey League for the past several years and gained a great deal of pleasure working with the coaches and parents. Although born and raised here in Ottawa, he has had the pleasure of traveling to many different cities around the world and finds Ottawa to be one of the most beautiful and would be proud to help you fulfill your dreams in this wonderful city.

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Ayn MacDonald

Real Estate Broker
Coldwell Banker Rhodes & Company

Having the right REALTOR® on your team can make your home buying experience as easy as possible. Ayn is an Accredited Buyer Representative and is dedicated to helping buyers purchase real estate. Her insight to the process will ensure common mistakes are avoided and things go smoothly.  Ayn's highest priority is educating you and helping your family find the right home at the right price. She will personally make sure you enjoy the process and understand your options from start to finish. Knowledge is power, so find out as much as you can about the process. 


Jordan Vigile

Mortgage Specialist
Bank of Montreal - BMO

As a BMO Mortgage Specialist, Jordan is committed to fully understanding his clients’ home financing needs and providing them with outstanding service and personalized solutions. As a professional in the industry, he has the tools and expertise to ensure that your needs are met in a timely manner. Whether this is your first property, you are refinancing an existing one or building your real estate portfolio, together he can help you accomplish your goals. Alongside integrity and professionalism, he holds customer service as a top priority. His goal and promise to his clients is to be present each step of the way so to help them fully understand the steps they need to take in achieving their goals whilst feeling confident in the decisions being made.

Rebecca Nickerson

Mortgage Agent
The Mortgage Advisors

Rebecca prides herself on honesty, adapting to others and exceptional customer service skills. A University of Western Ontario graduate, she is dedicated to her clients while sharing her financial proficiency.  Rebecca brings you exceptional, professional mortgage services based on real experience, proven results, and a people-first approach taking into account your unique situation, your distinctive goals; and your one of a kind path to becoming a home owner.  Every client deserves the best care and service when purchasing or refinancing a home of their dreams. Rebecca is here to serve your mortgage needs and has what it takes to make a difference in your next mortgage transaction.

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Gail McEachern

Director of Transitions in Living

Gail's strong interest in urban design and historic preservation enticed her to leave her social work career to pursue a 3-year degree program in Environmental Design at Parsons School of Design in New York. Upon completion, she worked on several urban revitalization projects in New York City. 
Returning to Canada after 25 years in the United States opened up new opportunities. Having once helped a friend to move her elderly mother from one city to another over two consecutive weekends in what she desribed as a ‘ hit and run’ operation, she was convinced that there had to be a more supportive way to help seniors who were considering leaving their homes and moving to apartments or retirement residences. It was clear that the process of such a critical move had to be carried out thoughtfully and carefully so that the daunting task of such a change would be as smooth as possible. Ms. McEachern has been dedicated to this principle for the past 25 years as Director of Transitions in Living.

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