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How to Handle Multiple Offers on Your Home (Part 1)

So, you've just put your home for sale on the market. And things look promising. Having just renovated and put a lot of work into the property, you're confident that it will catch the eye of potential buyers and get an offer in no time.  But to your (pleasant) surprise, you receive not just one...

Beyond the Sign: Buying and selling waterfront properties

“The waterfront real estate market around Ottawa continues to be hot this summer. Area residents have always loved their summer cottages, but these days more people are also choosing a more permanent lake or river view. According to Jason Ralph, Broker of Record and President of Royal LePage Team Realty, waterfront properties are in high demand. “We’ve seen
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Summer Curb Appeal

It’s Prime Curb Appeal Season!   Ottawa is a city full of natural beauty. From the outskirts to the city centre, you’re guaranteed to find green spaces and gardens full of colour around almost every corner. Now that summer is in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about your own curb appeal. It doesn’t
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First Time Homebuyer Resources

Your First Home is a Big Deal.   Buying your first home is monumental. It’s a huge financial investment and a major life milestone. Unfortunately, nowadays it’s more difficult than ever to make the purchase by yourself. Luckily, in a market as diverse and ever-evolving as ours, there are many resources available for first-time homebuyers.
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Everything You Need to Know About Trees

Everything You Need to Know About Trees   With the recent Ontario wide storm so many trees were toppled over and caused a lot of property damage. So we thought it would be a good time to talk about how to properly care for your new trees, if you’ve chosen to replant some of the
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Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot June 2022

The June 2022 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: With more modest price increases in the resale market we saw a more traditional seasonal cycle for June. An increase of inventory allowed for more selection and less pressure on buyers. If you’re considering a move we’re here to help answer any questions
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Should You Have a 20% Down Payment?

Down payments are perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of buying a home. They require buyers to have quite a bit of capital upfront, which can be difficult to amass, especially with today's soaring home prices. But does a down payment always have to be 20%? There are pros and cons to having a...

Beyond the Sign: Royal LePage Team Realty celebrates 20 years of serving the community

Over the past 20 years, everything has grown for Royal LePage Team Realty. Their families, the business, and Ottawa itself all look much different than they did back in 2002. What hasn’t changed is the team’s commitment to serving the community and helping Ottawans buy, sell, and lease properties. According to Royal LePage Team Realty
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Looking for a Summer Escape? Things to Keep in Mind when Cottage-Hunting

Itching to get out of town? Tired of spending hundreds on a different AirBnB or cottage rental every month in the summer (and maybe even in the winter)? Have you considered owning your own little slice of paradise? Cottages And Recreational Property Cottages and vacation homes fall under the Recreational Property arm of Real Estate...

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot May 2022

The May 2022 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out!   Market Snapshot: Traditionally a high performing month, May’s resale market has shifted its pace in comparison to 2021. The aftermath of the recent derecho storm stirred up both Ottawa’s landscape and listing inventory. If you’re considering a move we’re here to help answer any
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Beyond the Sign: The current market shift

After an intense few years, the local real estate market is showing a very slight shift towards calmer waters. Jason Ralph, Broker of Record and President of Royal LePage Team Realty, explains, “The market was so overheated that even a small shift seems drastic, even though it isn’t going back to pre-2020 levels. We are starting
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Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot April 2022

      The April 2022 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out!   Market Snapshot: With supply remaining under one month we continue to be in a seller’s market. Prices are continuing to climb but at a slower, more moderate pace than what we saw earlier in the pandemic. If you’re considering a move
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Beyond the Sign: Moving time! 8 tips to help your move go smoothly

Beyond the Sign: Moving time! 8 tips to help your move go smoothly. Moving can be a daunting experience, especially if it’s your first time doing so. Whether you are planning an upcoming move to or within the city of Ottawa, there are certain steps that you can take to ensure that the process goes
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Finding the Right Home in a Seller’s Market

A Seller’s market can be tough for those looking to purchase a home. With a very limited supply of homes to choose from and high competition for what is available, many buyers are faced with difficulty in getting any property - let alone the right property - for their needs. While the Ottawa real estate...

Beyond the Sign: Time for a change? A career in real estate might be exactly what you are looking for.

Beyond the Sign: Time for a change? A career in real estate might be exactly what you are looking for. Do you find yourself spending time scouring new real estate listings and checking out sold prices? Do you love keeping track of the housing market trends? Are you looking for an exciting career where you can
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