Monday 28 April 2014

The Case for Green Buildings

As my clients and readers know, I have a strong interest in green buildings and energy efficiency. I am a LEED Accredited Professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and an Accredited Green Agent with the National Association of Green Agents and Brokers. I was interested in read this recent article from the real estate news exchange on the clear case for green buildings. As expert and investor Greg Kats says “Today almost half of new construction, non-residential by square footage, is designed to LEED or equivalent standard. So it is a dramatic confirmation that this is really a demand-driven interest that people want to and are willing to pay a premium for.”

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Happy Earth Day!

I hope you had a Happy Earth Day yesterday! I am sharing details of an interesting event coming up on April 29th hosted by Ecology Ottawa exploring the local impacts of climate change. More details on this panel discussion - Sick of Climate Change? Local Health Impacts in a Warming World - can be found here.

Thursday 17 April 2014

Greetings REIN Members!

Last weekend I was an active participant in the Toronto ACRES Course. Real Estate Investment Network members know what I'm talking about - the Authentic Canadian Real Estate System! It was a privilege to learn from some inspiring investors and I came away energized and focused. I love working with real estate investors - if we met last weekend, through the Ottawa Real Estate Investing organization, or we are connecting through my website, I look forward to working with you to help meet your real estate investing goals. 

Tuesday 8 April 2014

Organic Gardening in the City

Now that spring is finally here, and we can actually see the soil, I am sharing some information on an organic gardening in the city seminar series. It's being offered in April by the Canadian Organic Growers. Here is the link for more information!

Sunday 6 April 2014

Garland Update

The Garland properties - 15 Garland and 17 Garland -  are looking beautiful, garnering attention, and nearing completion. Now that spring is here I will be posting open house information soon! In the meantime, please get in touch if you are interested in a tour, I am always happy to showcase the fantastic features of these new builds in Ottawa's hottest neighbourhood, Hintonburg.