Just drive around Barrhaven these days and you’ll see tons of construction both residential and commercial real estate. And of course they are all welcome signs of the area’s amazing growth. Costco is under construction now, the new Toyota dealership has been open for a while and three more dealerships are under construction on the West side of the 416. The Greenbank underpass looks like it is nearing completion and another new shopping area will be started near that location soon. Barrhaven real estate values grow with the times.
And that’s not all! ProSlide Technology Inc., a designer of water park attractions around the world and owner of Cantley’s Mont Cascades, has been busy acquiring land around the 100 acres it already owns at the corner of Bankfield Road and Brophy Drive, filing new site plan approvals to the City of Ottawa and meeting with city councillors from that area as the company begins to turn its focus back to opening Alottawata Ottawa in time for summer 2019.
And don’t forget the hundreds of new homes that are being built in the area. Now you can live in Barrhaven as a child and continue living here as a senior citizen with many existing and some new senior living facilities. This will allow Grandma and Grandpa to stay close to their families for many years and live in Barrhaven real estate.
What does this mean for your home? It means that if you live in an older home you have got to keep it up to standards. With so much competition in real estate sales and changes to the way homes are designed, keeping your older home up-to-date and modern can be expensive and a challenge.
Start with the basics. Windows, doors, roof, furnace, central air, paint and landscaping. Get those items repaired or replaced and half the battle is over. If your bathrooms and kitchens are looking old and tired, no one else will find them attractive and when selling, a buyer will hit you harder in the wallet than the actual cost of bringing those room up to a modern look.
There are so many website and brick and mortar stores to look at when it comes to updating your home. It might be worth it to engage a designer to help you with this. And do these updates well before you want to sell so you can at least enjoy a few years of your investment.