TAKE 10 Series: Question 3

Welcome to the series where we ask 10 real estate agents for their take on the current market challenges and opportunities


Melanie Mctigue, Brady Tran,
Toju Temile, Stefanie Winstan,
Paul Mclaughlin, Nish Kapoor,
Nic Ciatto-Bégin, Melissa Nguyen,
Jason Spartalis, Candice Trzmiel


Home Buyers and Sellers, Market Strategy, Ottawa Real Estate


Ottawa, Ontario


September 14, 2022 11:59am EDT


EXP Realty, REMAX Hallmark Realty, First Choice Realty, Royal LePage Team Realty, Marilyn Wilson Dream Properties, Avenue North Realty, REMAX Affiliates Realty, Engel & Völkers Ottawa Central, Century 21 Synergy Realty

What Ottawa neighbourhood do you foresee being the next up-and-coming area and why? 

Agent #1 – Jason Spartalis – REMAX Affiliates Realty

“Owing to his success is his drive to exceed his clients’ expectations and determination to always get the very best value.”

“Vanier gentrification is coming, values are still affordable and it is a highly rental-able area. The city is on board with this and from what I’ve seen, more and more homes are being redeveloped.”


Agent #2 – Candice Trzmiel – Royal Lepage Team Realty

“She listens to her clients’ wants and needs to achieve the best outcome in every transaction.”

“Woodroffe is an area to watch. The prestigious Westboro is inevitably expanding – and it is expanding to Woodroffe. “


Agent #3 – Melanie Mctigue – Century 21 Synergy Realty

“Melanie brings extraordinary energy to her real estate business, resulting in an unequaled level of customer service.”

“Let me plug my own area. In my view, Kanata West/Stittsville offer the most promising neighbourhoods for growth and long-term quality of life. This area is a perfect mix of access to services, amenities, schools, transportation, and much more.

“Kanata West/Stittsville”


Agent #4 – Brady Tran – Engel & Völkers Ottawa Central

“Staying mindful and consistently maintaining a strong commitment to service, I acknowledge what my clients and partners need and want.”

“Greely, as you can find larger lots, it is next to sought-after neighbourhoods, close to several city hot spots, and is quite peaceful.”



Agent #5 – Toju Temile – EXP Realty

“I am a young, family-oriented, self-driven, and passionate woman who loves helping people find comfort in their homes, hence my love for real estate.”

“I can definitely see Findlay Creek taking over! The development there is absolutely insane and I can’t wait to see how it will evolve over the next few years. I particularly love it because it’s close and people don’t have to drive 30+ minutes from the city to have access to newer homes. It is a highly sought-after area and will be for some time!”

“Findlay Creek”

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Agent #6 – Stefanie Winstan – REMAX Hallmark Realty

“Thrives on being a part of others success and wishes nothing but happiness, health and wealth for those around her.”

“Carlington! Located near downtown in the west end, and according to Stats Canada, one in ten houses in the area are in need of renovations. (Over 40 percent of the houses were built before 1960). This makes it a great spot for flippers to do their thing and re-sell to families.

Carlington is really situated in a great spot as well. Between Fisher, Carling, and the Queensway; you’re super close to transit routes and not far from Dow’s Lake. If you’re a cyclist, it’s a 13-minute ride to Tunney’s Pasture, 15 minutes to Carleton University, or half an hour to city hall.”


Agent #7 – Paul Mclaughlin – First Choice Realty

“Making the process of buying and/or selling your home a pleasant and successful experience.”

“I believe Alta Vista still presents good value as it is centrally located, offers excellent schools, is close to 3 major hospitals, is close to shopping, enjoys abundant greenspace, offers excellent public transit/LRT access, offers large residential lots, and lovely treed neighbourhoods. It has a nice mix of solid, well-built new homes as well as older properties, some of which have been nicely renovated and are move-in ready, while others can be purchased at a price that leaves room in the budget to renovate and create your new home.

This area is and continues to be very attractive to those wishing to live within the greenbelt in a solid upper-middle-class area just minutes from downtown and still at relatively attainable prices.”

“Alta Vista”

Agent #8 – Nish Kapoor – Royal LePage Team Realty

“Always prepared to offer his clients a truly complete package to enhance their real estate experience.”

“Kemptville is very well connected, has a high growth rate, all amenities are readily available, and provides easy access to the 416, one of Ottawa’s main highways. It is close to several bodies of water and is a family-friendly community.”


Agent #9 – Nic Ciatto-Bégin – Marilyn Wilson Dream Properties

“I’ll be there to guide you through every step to ensure a smooth transaction and build a lasting relationship along the way.”

“I have a lot of faith in Vanier. Having lived in the neighbourhood and seeing firsthand all the new construction taking place, I’m confident in saying it’s a great area to consider for investment. In a few years, I see it as becoming a trendy extension to Beechwood village in the likes of Westboro and Hintonburg. Its close proximity to downtown, the highway and Gatineau are all big advantages as well.”


Agent #10 – Melissa Nguyen – Avenue North Realty

“I have a passion for people, a dedication to my clients, and strive for a lifetime client relationship.”

“Kanata hands down. With the expansion of Ottawa into the suburbs, Kanata has become a popular and desirable area to live. Amenities are being built nearby, it’s right off the 417, and is only about a 25-30 minute drive to downtown Ottawa. It’s a newer area, yet has established roots surrounding it, making it a great place for families and young professionals alike.”


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