Bev Thompson

Ottawa, ON
Mobile: 613-612-6683 Fax: 613-823-0951 Email Bev

Partners in Business


Over the years I have worked with a number of reliable people who I recommend to my clients and family and friends. Feel free to contact anyone here and let them know I think highly of them or call me for a more extensive list of contacts. 

To assist you, I have provided links to:

Home Inspectors

Real Estate Lawyers

Lenders and Your Mortgage

Landscaper

Painting and Staging

Movers and Moving Boxes

If you should call any listed here, I would appreciate your feedback.

 

Home Inspectors

Sean Shea: book online www.precisionhomeinspections.ca

Phone: 613-798-3018, email: phi@sympatico.ca

Steve Clayton 33 Monkland Avenue, www.capitalhomeinspection.ca

Phone: 613-2334515, email: steveclayton@capitalhomeinspection.ca

Mike White: www.homeproCanada.ca

Phone: 613-860-4848, email: HFosbery@gmail.com

 

Real Estate Lawyers

Irving Farber, Farber, Robilliard and Martinez,  www.frmllp.com

330 Churchill Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z 5B9

Phone: 613-722-9418 ext 222, Fax: 613-722-5981

Michael Dunlap, 978 Merivale Road, Ottawa ON

Phone: 613-724-9900, FAX: 613-722-379

Jacques Robertwww.jacquesrobert.com

4 offices inacross the city and one coming soon to Barrhaven

Phone: 613-837-7880, FAX: 613-722-3798

Bradley, Hiscock and McCracken, 1581 Greenbank Road (Barrhaven near Sobeys),

Phone: 613-825-4585, Fax: 613-825-5101 www.bhmlaw.ca

Bradley Wright, Barrhaven Mall, Green Bank Rd (Barrhaven), Ottawa, ON

Phone: 613-825-8800, Fax: 613-825-9200

In addition to the Lawyer's "Fee for their Service", you are also responsible for the lawyers "disbursements". These include costs that the lawyer paid on your behalf including but not limited to searches and sub searches, title insurance land transfer tax, any long distance calls, photocopies, courier charges etc. Other closing costs include your proportionate share of the property taxes, and leftover heating oil, if applicable which will be identified on your statement of adjustments.  As a buyer, you should set aside roughly 2-3% of your purchase price. Legal Fees and Disbursements for uncomplicated transactions under $400,000 will be around $1,800.00 plus Land Transfer Tax and HST.

 

Lenders and Your Mortgage:

Find out about your mortgage options before you start looking. There's nothing more frustrating that falling in love with a home, only to find out you can’t afford it.

Once you have pre-qualified, consider applying for a pre-approved loan. Then, when you find the home you want to buy, it will speed up the purchasing process. For more information about planning your mortgage, and organizing your finances.

House hunting begins at home... with planning. Before you grab the road maps and hit the streets with Bev, you need to know how expensive a house you can afford to buy. Knowing your affordable price range will bring your house hunting into focus.

Alan Gilman, Mortgage Agent with Canadian Mortgage Products

Direct: 613-552-1572  email: Alan@canadianmortgageproducts.ca

Blair Mahoney, Residential Mortgage manager with RBC

Phone Cell: 613-857-3204 Fax: 613-691-1118 email: blair.mahoney@rbc.com

Sue McIntyre, Mortgage Agent with Mortgage Brokers Ottawa.com www.suemcintryremortgages.com

phone 613-294-0880 Fax: 613-288-9244 email: SueM@mortgagebrokersOttawa.com 

Tracey Latimer, Mortgage Agent with Dominion Lending Centres; web site: traceylatimer.ca

Phone: 613-232-0023 ext 242, Cell: 613-219-5833 Fax: 613-232-5212 email: TraceyL@dominionlending.ca

 

 Landscaper

Dave O'Malley of Cropit Inc. has done amazing work for me and many of my clients over the years. You can reach him my cell. Best not to email but call if you are looking for interlock, driveway paving and any of your landscaping needs. He will not disappoint. Phone:(613) 489-4068

 

 Painting and Staging

Stage It, Sell It, Profit!

Turn on any popular home network on cable TV and you'll find a program on staging. Re-arrange your furniture, pick a soothing colour palette, clear out the family photos, and your home will sell faster, and for more money. Sound too frou-frou to be true?

 

 Movers and Moving Boxes

Jamie Kingsbury of AMJ Campbell Inc and Movingboxes.ca National Relocation Consultant, would be more than happy to help all my clients with any and all moving related questions and inquires. They provide FREE in home detailed estimates for all local, long distance.  Call Jamie at (613) 737-0000 x 242 or email jkingsbury@amjcampbell.com

Need a Storage Pod?

Need moving boxes?

Call Frogbox for Convenient, Affordable and Eco-friendly alternative to card-board boxes, for all your moving and storage needs. When you look up Recycling, the 3 R's stand for Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. What Frogbox brings to you is the ability to rent a High Density Polyethylene Plastic bin that can be used up to 400 times in it's life cycle rather than a card board box that you will have to hunt for or buy and, will on average, be use only twice.

Did you know that when that box does get recycled, only 30% of it makes it through the recycling process to become another box. The other 70% just get washed away.

1% of all local revenue goes out to help our local environment. The reason we picked the Frog in our name is because they are one of the most threatened vertebra groups on earth. With that in mind, if you know of any local wetland or conservation charities that they might be able to help out and support, please let them know about Frogbox.

If you or if you know someone that is moving, renovating and needs to move a room to storage, please point them to Frogbox, Ottawa, Mark Hinton | FROGBOX | mark.hinton@frogbox.com |

c: 613-834-7637 or 1-877-FROGBOX

 

Why Hire a Home Inspector?

Buying a home is probably the biggest single investment you will make. A home inspection prior to making an offer will protect you and your investment.

A qualified home inspector will give your house a thorough examination, checking the heating and cooling system, plumbing and electrical systems, the roof, attic, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, foundation, basement, and visible structures of the home.

The inspector will point out the need for major repairs, identify areas that may need attention in the near future, and explain what maintenance will be necessary to keep the house in good shape. But, it is not all negative. Most inspectors are more than happy to tell you about the home's good qualities as well.

Home inspections are relatively inexpensive considering the size of the investment that you are about to make. Many people consider this a small price to pay for peace of mind.

 

Why Hire A Lawyer?

A legal professional is there to represent your interests and to process the legal documentation required..

It is not a legal requirement to use a lawyer, but it will save you a lot of time and frustration and make the sale much smoother. Lawyers specializing in real estate will be well worth the cost. For their fee, they will:

  • search the property's title to ensure there are no existing mortgages or liens registered against it;
  • search the City Zoning Department to make sure the property complies with zoning;
  • search gas, water and hydro records to determine whether there are any outstanding work orders attached;
  • determine if property taxes are paid;
  • prepares the land transfer tax affidavit;
  • On closing day, attend the Registry Office to register the deed and mortgage.

In addition to the Lawyer's "Fee for their Service", you are also responsible for the lawyers "disbursements". These include costs that the lawyer paid on your behalf including but not limited to searches and sub searches, title insurance land transfer tax, any long distance calls, photocopies, courier charges etc. Other closing costs include your proportionate share of the property taxes, and leftover heating oil, if applicable which will be identified on your statement of adjustments.

 

Why Hire a Lender?

Your Mortgage

Find out about your mortgage options before you start looking. There's nothing more frustrating that falling in love with a home, only to find out you can’t afford it.

Pre-qualifying for a mortgage is the best way to find out how much you can afford. Your financial institution will look at your income, expenses and debt to determine how much they will lend you. Combine that amount with the money you have for a down payment, and that’s your budget.

Once you have pre-qualified, consider applying for a pre-approved loan. Then, when you find the home you want to buy, it will speed up the purchasing process. For more information about planning your mortgage, and organizing your finances. 

House hunting begins at home... with planning. Before you grab the road maps and hit the streets with Bev, you need to know how expensive a house you can afford to buy. Knowing your affordable price range will bring your house hunting into focus.