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Summer Honey-Do List: Home Projects to Keep Your Home Looking Great.

With every season comes new projects for a homeowner. Whether it’s regular maintenance or renovations to keep your home from looking dated, it all works towards the same goal of maintaining your investment. Here are some tasks for you to add to your honey-do list this summer, to ensure your home shines bright during these
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Avoiding Backyard Blunders: 5 Things to Know About A Property Before You Buy

When looking at homes as a buyer, don’t forget to check out the backyard landscape! A backyard can serve as your haven, or your headache, so evaluating it properly before you buy is essential. See here for 5 things to evaluate in your backyard to ensure your new home is exactly what you signed up
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Ottawa Area Real Estate Market Snapshot June 2021

  Ottawa Area Real Estate Market Snapshot June 2021 The June 2021 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: The first half of June saw an increase in traffic to our website, but the last two weeks showed a slow down compared to May. This is typical for the time of year as
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Ottawa real estate market watch: Rural properties in high demand in 2021

Unprecedented buyer interest in town and country homes, says local real estate group. Rural properties in the areas surrounding Ottawa have always attracted interest. It has always been a strong, competitive market. This year, however, there is greater demand than ever for homes set in country locations. Where normally the focus is on the bigger
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Beyond the Sign – The Royal LePage Team Experience: Taking You Beyond The Sign

This is the first article in our Beyond the Sign series. In this series, Kent and Jason from the ownership team collaborate and discuss topics that are important to both our economy and the communities we serve. Our first article is being featured on CityNews and with Real Estate remaining a very hot topic in
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You can sell your home in the fall

Yes, You Can Sell Your Home in the Fall!

As the summer months draw to a close, and we start to feel a chill in the air, and people start to get ready to hibernate through the cold months – especially here in Ottawa. For those looking to sell their homes, the common misconception is that they should wait for the spring when everything … Yes, You Can Sell Your Home in the Fall! Read More » ...
home buying hidden costs

A New Home Will Cost You More Than Just the Sale Price

You go house hunting, you find the perfect home, it seems within budget, you calculate the mortgage repayment costs, and you’re set! Only you’re not. One of the most common surprises for buyers, especially first timers, is how quickly the additional costs add up. What are these additional costs? This is where it can get … A New Home Will Cost You More Than Just the Sale Price Read More » ...
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Where to Buy in Ottawa – An Overview of Popular Neighbourhoods

The property market in Ottawa is hotter than ever, and with demand comes lower availability. If you are in the market, I’ve compiled a list of the most popular areas, some of their features, and important things to note. These neighbourhoods have shown a drastic increase in housing prices over the last 5-10 years, but … Where to Buy in Ottawa – An Overview of Popular Neighbourhoods Read More » ...

Mortgage Stress Test – Is This Important to Us?

The Dynamic Ottawa Real Estate Market COVID-19 tragically swept across Canada last year. It sadly changed many aspects of our lives. One of the areas that we did not anticipate was the impact on the residential real estate market. We have witnessed an unprecedented roller-coaster in-home sale in Ottawa.  The Federal Government has been concerned
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stress-free move

How to Keep Your Stress Levels Low During a Move

Moving to a new house is stressful no matter whether it is well-planned, involuntary, anticipated, sudden, or even long-awaited. The most organized, meticulous person still stresses during this process, and it is said to be one of life’s most emotionally taxing experiences. Starting from the beginning, from making that decision, through house-hunting, financial planning, listing, … How to Keep Your Stress Levels Low During a Move Read More » ...
single family home

The Pros and Cons of Condos VS Single Family Homes

Every type of residence brings with it a host of things to consider, and we’ll be the first to tell you that this is not necessarily common knowledge. A seller will not easily surrender information that may jeopardize the potential sale, so it is up to the buyer to do as much research as possible … The Pros and Cons of Condos VS Single Family Homes Read More » ...
home renovations

Renovations That Can Prepare Your Home for the Spring Market

Why is it called ‘Spring Cleaning’? Aside from the time of year, the arrival of spring signifies a new start across the board. Whether it’s time to clean out the winter wardrobe, flush out that cobwebby attic, or simply add a fresh coat of paint to a drab winter wall – this is the best … Renovations That Can Prepare Your Home for the Spring Market Read More » ...
First time home buyer tips

Mistakes to Avoid as a First Time Home Buyer

Buying your first home is an exciting time! But as easy it can be to get caught up in the thrill of house hunting, it’s just as easy to find yourself willing but unprepared to buy. Real Estate is complicated business, and as we’ve seen, COVID-19 has turned the Ottawa Housing Market into a seller’s … Mistakes to Avoid as a First Time Home Buyer Read More » ...

Renovating your Home – What Should I Do to Get the Best Price

The Dynamic Ottawa Housing Market  There have been many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic with one being the significant change in the Ottawa residential housing market. For many years Ottawa enjoyed a stable market with a predictable inventory of homes. There was a slow and steady growth in the value of the houses. This has …
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Is It Time to Renovate Your Basement? How Do You Want to Use the Basement?

When you walk downstairs to your basement, do you look around and think we could turn this into a much more comfortable living space? Does watching the home renovations shows on TV give you some exciting ideas helping you visualize what your basement would look like? A renovated basement will increase the value of your …
Is It Time to Renovate Your Basement? How Do You Want to Use the Basement? Read More »
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