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Having Your Home Listed Over the Holidays

Having Your Home Listed Over the Holidays

If you are planning to sell your home in the next few months, it is wise to plan to maximize the sale of your home. As the temperatures are cooling and the days are getting shorter, we are starting to think of the coming fall and winter seasons.  We will also start to think of the many special holidays we will be celebrating in the next few months. The good news is that buyers who are looking over the holidays tend to be more serious.  We have put together some simple tips that will ease the pressure of having your home listed and ready to show over the holidays.  We will help you get through the chaos of the holiday season while making sure your home is ready to be found by its new owners.    Curb Appeal should be a top priority Before the snow arrives work with your ...
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Ottawa Real Estate Update: September 2019

Ottawa Real Estate Update: September 2019

Ottawa Real Estate update September 2019 The fall real estate market in Ottawa is in full swing with strong numbers showing no signs of a slow-down in spite of the upcoming election. Condo prices have recovered (and are moving upward) in the Ottawa Real estate market and sellers are jumping back in to take advantage. Condo sales are up a whopping 26.4% over this time last year.  With days on the market continuing to drop in both the residential and condo market, it’s a time when buyers should be ready to act quickly and sellers can take advantage of historically low inventory. Thinking of jumping into the market? Message us anytime! Highlights from the Ottawa Real Estate Board: Total properties sold: 1,549 an increase of 11.8 % over September 2018 1,113 in the residential-property class, up 6.9 % from a year ago 436 in the condominium-property category, an increase of ...
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Luxury Style on a Budget

Do you check out luxury listings on Carriage Trade and become envious of the homes that you see? Luxury homes are often the epitome of style but you can bring some of that style into your own home without breaking the bank. Using these creative ideas, any home can feel like a luxury dream home! Eliminate Clutter Luxury homes often feel spacious and airy. By eliminating the clutter in your home, you can achieve this as well. If you have a small space, avoid bulky furniture as this can make it feel crowded. Keep surfaces clear of stuff and find places to store everything neatly. This is a great opportunity to purge things that you may not use very often anymore.  Bring in Fresh Flowers A bouquet of flowers or greenery can add a pop of colour to any space. It brightens up the room and it doesn’t need to ...
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Ottawa’s Most “Luxurious” Neighboourhoods

Ottawa’s neighbourhoods are diverse and most offer something for everyone. If you are looking for luxury, it’s all around us with little pockets throughout the city. Large lot sizes in rural areas and even within the city allow for beautiful large custom homes and these opportunities are popping up everywhere! Below you will find a list of some of Ottawa’s most “luxurious” neighbourhoods but it’s also important to remember that just like there are luxury homes all over, there are more moderately priced opportunities to own in these neighbourhoods as well. Each of these neighbourhoods offer unique opportunities and homes. It’s important to work with your agent to ensure that you find the right property, no matter what you are looking for! Rockcliffe Park Close to the center of the city, Rockcliffe Park is one of Ottawa’s most prestigious neighbourhoods. The area is zoned as a Heritage Conservation District which ...
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Coolest Luxury Upgrades (and what they cost!)

Luxury homes offer just that – luxury – and many of them feature a variety of amenities to make life easier and add convenience. Here are the top 10 sought-after amenities for luxury homes compiled from interviews with Royal LePage agents across the country. Just in case you’re interested in upgrading your current home, estimated costs for each item is also included. Car Lifts and Indoor Car Washes Estimated Cost – Car Lift – $2,500 to $6,000 Indoor Car Wash – $30,000+ If you have a luxury home, it only makes sense to have space to park your luxury cars. If space is limited, car lifts add capacity and an indoor car wash will ensure that your vehicles always look clean and shiny.  Walk-in Refrigerators Estimated Cost – $7,000 to $20,000 Let’s face it, we could all use a little more fridge space. A large kitchen with plenty of storage ...
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What is Carriage Trade?

What is Carriage Trade?

You may have heard the name “Carriage Trade” tossed around but what does it mean? If you are looking to purchase or sell a luxury property, the Carriage Trade designation by Royal LePage will ensure that your property gets the right exposure to the right people or will aid in your search by seamlessly providing you with a curated list of the market’s most exclusive properties. This is an exclusive service offered by Royal LePage to market distinguished homes in Canada to discerning buyers from around the world! Will Your Home Qualify for the Carriage Trade Program? Homes that are featured through the Carriage Trade program, must meet a specific set of criteria that our agents carefully assess. Depending on the market, these factors can vary as luxury in one city may come at a different price than another.  Here are some of the key factors to consider: Prestige of ...
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Ottawa Real Estate Market update: August 2019

Ottawa Real Estate Market update: August 2019

Ottawa Real Estate Market update: August 2019 (September 5, 2019)  If you’ve been following the Ottawa Real Estate market it probably won’t come as a surprise that both unit sales and prices were up last month, in spite of continuing issues with low supply. Heading into the fall months we don’t see any signs of our fast paced market slowing down. If you have any questions, we’re always here to chat! Market Highlights: Number of Sales:  Total properties sold 1,731  compared with 1,581 in August 2018, an increase of 9.5 per cent.  1,300 in the residential-property class, up 9.7 per cent over August 2018 431 in the condominium-property category, up 8.8 per cent from August 2018. “August’s ten percent increase in unit sales from 2018 is over twice the percentage increase experienced last year and three times higher than the previous August,” reports the Ottawa Real Estate Board President. “However, ...
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Find Sold Prices Online!

Find Sold Prices Online!

At Royal LePage Team Realty, we are thrilled to announce that we are the first major brokerage in Ottawa to offer a Virtual Office Website where users can now have access to more information than was ever possible before. With a simple click, anyone with an email address will now be able to access sold prices and other information on listings that have already sold. As a brokerage, we believe in transparency and we are excited to provide this tool to our clients to aid in their real estate journey. Take some time to do some research, but when you’re ready, give us a call; as a full service brokerage with over 550 professional sales representatives, we’ve got your covered every step of the way. We work diligently to protect your interests & equity beyond the sale. Why Wasn’t This Information Always Available? In late 2018, the resolution of a ...
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Beyond the Sign: Price It Right

Beyond the Sign: Price It Right

When a home is listed, it needs to be at the right price in order to ensure that you get what you deserve for your home. There are a lot of factors that go into pricing a home and your Royal LePage Team Realty agent will help guide you through the process to ensure a positive outcome. Ultimately, the listing price is your decision, but trust your agent; they know what they are doing! What’s in a Price? When it comes to listing a home, the price can be everything. Pricing a home too low may mean that the sellers may not get top dollar and pricing a home too high may deter buyers. It’s so important to have a home priced right, the moment it hits the market. What Goes Into Pricing a Home? Your Royal LePage Team Realty agent will use a variety of factors to help guide ...
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Beyond the Sign: Knowledge

Beyond the Sign: Knowledge

You wouldn’t get your car fixed by anyone other than a mechanic and you definitely wouldn’t let anyone other than a doctor perform a medical procedure on you but would you consider buying or selling a home without an expert in your corner? Buying or selling a home is likely one of the biggest transactions of your life so it’s important to ensure that you have someone there to ensure that you and your assets are protected. A Royal LePage Team Realty agent is an expert in their field and they will ensure that every part of your transaction goes smoothly from start to finish. Access to Information Your Realtor® has access to information that is not available to the general public. There are lots of important factors to consider when pricing a home or deciding on the amount for an offer and your Royal LePage Team Realty agent knows ...
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Beyond the Sign: Marketing

Beyond the Sign: Marketing

There is a lot more to selling a home than putting a sign on the front lawn. A sign on the lawn is definitely a great marketing tool but the reach is limited. Did you know that your Royal LePage Team Realty Realtor® is able to leverage a variety of marketing strategies and tools to ensure that your home is put in front of as many potential buyers as possible to ensure that the right buyer is found in the least amount of time? This month we will be looking at the behind the scenes of real estate so let’s start by looking at the variety of marketing tools your Realtor will use to sell your home! Professional Photography Before your home hits the market, your Realtor® will arrange for professional photography of the property. This is done at the Realtor’s® expense and at no extra cost to you. More ...
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Real Estate Market Snapshot: Hot Market in a Scorching July

Real Estate Market Snapshot: Hot Market in a Scorching July

The Ottawa Real Estate Board recorded the highest number of July sales in 15 years! Real Estate Market Trends and Highlights July 2019 1,842 residential properties sold on MLS® in July 2019, compared with 1,605 in July 2018, an increase of 14.8 per cent. 1,382 in the residential-property class, up 12.3 per cent from a year ago 460 in the condominium-property category, a rise of 23 per cent from July 2018. The five-year average for July unit sales is 1,579. July’s average sale price for a condominium-class property was $299,665, an increase of 6.8 per cent from last year The average sale price of a residential-class property was $487,308, an increase of 10.4 per cent from a year ago.* The $350,000 to $499,999 price range was the most prevalent price point in the residential market, accounting for 42 per cent of July’s transactions while 28 per cent of residential sales ...
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What’s in a Name? A Street Name That is….

What’s in a Name? A Street Name That is….

Have you ever gone for a walk around your neighbourhood and stopped to think where the street names may have come from? In Ottawa alone, there are almost 10,000 unique names for streets and this number grows almost every day! Street names come from a variety of sources and can have significant meaning or none at all. Let’s take a closer look. Different Conventions Before we get into the actual names, let’s look at the different types and what these conventions can tell you: Road: Simply defined as anything that connects two points.  Street: A public road that has buildings on both sides of it. Avenue: The same as a street except that they run perpendicular to streets. Boulevard: A wide city street that often features vegetation on either side or a median. Lane: The opposite of a boulevard, a lane is a narrow road. Way: A small side street ...
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O Canada – Bring Some Canadian Style Home

O Canada – Bring Some Canadian Style Home

Every July, Canadian’s come together to celebrate our amazing country but now that the fireworks are over, you can show your Canadian pride at home. There are many options for decor that is truly Canadian; whether it’s iconic and historic brands or patterns and imagery, there is something for everyone when it comes to Canadian style at home. Here are some examples: Hudson’s Bay Stripes The symbol of the iconic Canadian department has become very trendy in recent years and now there are a variety of items adorned with the famous stripes. The most famous is of course the blankets but there are other smaller and more budget friendly pieces available as well.  Bring the Outdoors In Canadian style can sometimes be a bit rustic and you want to bring elements of the Great White North Indoors. Live Edge furniture is a great option to bring a more natural feeling ...
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Market Snapshot: June 2019 Ottawa Real Estate update

Market Snapshot: June 2019 Ottawa Real Estate update

Market Snapshot: June 2019 Ottawa Real Estate update. Condo Sales Continue to Dominate Resale Market | Ottawa Residential Average Sale Price Climbs over $500K for the first time ever! ...
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Canadianisms Around the Home

Canadianisms Around the Home

On Canada Day, we must take a moment to think about what makes us truly Canadian. Put on your thinking toque, grab a caesar, double-double, or pop, while we consider some of those truly Canadian terms that we use around the home almost every day. But fear not, there’s no need to cause a kerfuffle; all Canucks will know what you mean, eh?  Eavestrough: Did you know that most of the World refers to these as gutters? Eavestrough is a 100% Canadian term. We wonder if this applies to the term “eavestroughing” for listening in on someone’s conversation? Hydro: Referring to the fact that some of our power comes from hydro electricity, the term hydro has become the standard term for electricity. Whether it’s paying the hydro bill or the names of many of our utility companies, the term has certainly stuck. Bachelor Apartment: Much of Canada refer to a ...
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Ottawa’s Eco-Friendly Communities to Watch

Ottawa’s Eco-Friendly Communities to Watch

While lots of work is being done at all levels to ensure that the City of Ottawa as a whole is as eco-friendly as possible, there are a few communities that are leading the way. Everyone can make a difference, no matter where you live, but these neighbourhoods were designed with the environment in mind. Each is different but all are making a big impact. Greystone Village Located just minutes from the downtown core in both a scenic and historic setting, Greystone Village is Ottawa’s only public LEED-ND candidate community. LEED certification is given to projects that meet strict guidelines for environmentally friendly initiatives and this has been the focus of the design of this new community. Priorities for Greystone Village include community amenities and connectivity, walkability and sustainable energy; this mixed-use community will provide everything within walking distance and includes incredible green spaces as well. With a variety of ...
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Little Ways to Make a Difference

Little Ways to Make a Difference

10 Tips for a More Eco-Friendly Home Being eco-friendly doesn’t need to be hard or even expensive. There are little things that we can all do around the house that can have a significant impact on the environment. It doesn’t need to happen overnight but every step counts in the journey towards preserving our planet. Here are 10 simple things that you can do around your home to make a difference: Turn the thermostat down a degree or two in the winter, and up a degree or two in the summer; your energy consumption will go down as will your utility bills!Consider using natural products around the house instead of harsh chemicals. There is no need to spend extra cash on green products as there are natural solutions that you likely have around the home; vinegar and water make an excellent all-purpose cleaner and disinfectant.When it comes time to replace ...
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Eco-Friendly Listing of the Future

What would an eco-friendly dream home of the future look like? Here’s what we imagine! While it is great to dream, check back next week for great ideas of things that you can do in your home to make a difference. Welcome home to the eco-friendly home of your dreams! Upon first glance, this home may not seem all that different from the rest of the neighbourhood but the green details promise to impress. This home will save you money on utilities, provide great resale opportunities as eco-friendly upgrades add value, and will leave you feeling good as you reduce your ecological footprint. Energy Efficient and Off the Grid Picture this in your mind, a stunning and well thought out home is built with efficiency in mind. Solar panels have been installed on the roof and combined with products that ensure efficiency, you can say goodbye to that hydro bill. ...
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Ottawa Real Estate: May 2019 Market highlights

Ottawa Real Estate: May 2019 Market highlights

Highlights: Total properties sold : 2,423 in May through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 2,271 in May 2018, an increase of 6.7 per cent. May’s sales included 1,869 in the residential property class, an increase of 4.6 per cent from a year ago. 554 in the condominium property class, an increase of 14.2 per cent from May 2018. The five-year average for May unit sales is 2,167.Average sale price for a condominium-class property was $297,731, an increase of 5.8 % over May 2018Average sale price of a residential-class property was $493,691, a rise of 6.4% over May 2018Most active price points Residential: $350,000 to $499,999 price range was the most active price point in the residential market, accounting for 42% of sales while 28 per cent of residential sales were in the $500,000 to $749,999 range. Most active price Condominium market, which increased to the $225,000-$349,999 price range ...
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Why Summer Can Be a Great Time To List Your Home

Why Summer Can Be a Great Time To List Your Home

Everyone knows spring tends to be the real estate “busy season” but that doesn’t mean that you are too late to list your home now that we are coming into summer. Summer can be a great time to list, specifically in the greater Ottawa area. Buyers purchase homes year round and there are certainly advantages to listing your home in the summer. Here are 6 reasons why summer is the perfect time to sell your home: 1.Active Buyers are More Serious. Although there may not be as many buyers in the summer, active buyers tend to be more serious when shopping for a home in the summer months. Those looking don’t tend to be following the spring market trend and are looking because they are serious about moving. This may be because of a tax return received in late spring or simply because the weather is far more pleasant. For ...
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Importance of Community

Importance of Community

The word community can mean different things to different people. It can simply be a name to define a certain geographical area or neighbourhood, or it can mean a lot more. For many people, finding the right community is much more than location; it’s finding a neighbourhood with like minded people, amenities of interest, or even just a place that feels like home! Everyone is different and there are many factors that affect our sense of community; this is why the City of Ottawa has so many distinct areas. It is important to consider community in your home search and here are some tips to help you do just that. Ask your Realtor® for the Demographics Your Realtor® has access to the demographic information for any neighbourhood in the city. This is especially useful if you are looking to live in an area with people of your own age and ...
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Post Flood 2019: What to do as the Water Recedes

Post Flood 2019: What to do as the Water Recedes

In the last few weeks, parts of the Ottawa area have seen record flooding and with the water slowly receding, it’s now time to think about the next steps. Whether you are a homeowner affected directly or just want to lend a helping hand, there is still a lot that will need to be done. Here is what you need to know, but for the most up to date information on everything flood related, it is important to check www.ottawa.ca regularly for updates. Homeowners Affected by Flooding:   Keep Sandbag Walls Up for the Time Being – with heavy rain expected Thursday, May 9th and Friday, May 10th, some predictions are showing that the water levels may rise again to similar levels. Attend a Community Information Session – the City will be hosting four of these next week. How to safely return home, remove waste and debris, and apply for ...
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Ottawa Real Estate highlights & Market Snapshot April 2019

Ottawa Real Estate highlights & Market Snapshot April 2019

Ottawa Real Estate Highlights April 2019: There’s been an upward pressure on prices due to the continuing lower supply levels (residential supply is down 18%, and condo inventory is down almost 40% from last April 2018 according to the latest OREB stats). However these price points are “still well under the Canadian average, and our residents tend to be in comfortable financial situations due to secure employment and a thriving local economy.”   who also notes that  “Certainly, the stunted supply is likely responsible for the multiple offer situations we are experiencing, but the reality is that while approximately one-third of properties are selling above asking, more than 50% are still selling below the listed price.”  While these statistics can be useful in establishing trends over time they should not be used as an indicator that specific properties have increased or decreased in value. The calculation of the average sale price ...
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Selling Your Home Yourself May End Up Costing You

Selling Your Home Yourself May End Up Costing You

It may seem tempting, to try and save money on commission, to sell your home yourself but it’s important to consider all the factors. In a lot of cases, sellers who choose to go this route do not come out ahead so let’s look at why.   What are You Really Saving? Let’s use as an example a 5% commission of the sale price of your home that you may pay to a full service real estate company for their services. When you list your home for sale with a Real Estate Professional, what you may not know is that half of that 5% commission i.e. 2.5% is paid to the Agent who is representing the Buyer. A question you need to ask yourself is if you plan to sell your home privately will you be cooperating with agents that are working with buyers and what commission fee are you ...
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