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House Hunting in Ottawa

Welcoming Back In-Person Open Houses While live-stream open houses have been the new way in which home buyers have been viewing homes of interest over the past year and a half, in-person open houses are beginning to make their long-awaited comeback and we could not be more excited! Despite the unpredictability that the last 18 ...

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot September 2021

  The September 2021 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: Property values are holding steady as we continued to see an increase through September. As the number of transactions showed a considerable decrease from the same time last year, keep in mind that the September 2020 market showed peak activity due to ...

What Does Buying a Home in Canada Look Like?

Welcome to Your New Home Moving to a new country is a very exciting time for many, igniting feelings of new beginnings and hope for the future. However, despite the many positive attributes that coincide with relocating, finding a home in a new country can feel overwhelming at times. Choosing the right REALTOR®, the right ...

Turning Out The Lights on Wasted Energy

How to Make Your Home Energy Efficient This Cold Season Whether we like it or not, the cold weather months are just a stone’s throw away now. While some are looking forward to plush blankets, fuzzy socks, and cozy sweaters, others are dreading the bills they will receive once they have to turn the heater ...

Selling Your Home in the Fall

As is with the turn of every season, the arrival of fall marks new beginnings for many. School starts for kids of all ages, parents are returning to work, summer vacations have ended, and a drop in temperature has many homeowners beginning to think about what needs to be done before old man winter coats ...

Ottawa and Real Estate Market Snapshot August 2021

The August 2021 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: The August resale market was a typical one during the summer months in Ottawa. Notably, the number of sales for the month was on par with past pre-pandemic figures in August of 2017 and 2018. If you’re considering a move we’re here to ...

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Tip Series: Buying a Condominium In and Around Ottawa

Condominiums are a popular choice among homeowners in Ottawa, and with the many conveniences they offer it is easy to see what attracts buyers to this specific lifestyle. Buyers are often drawn to this option of home ownership because of the lifestyle it offers. Amenities range from swimming pools, party rooms, and theatres to a ...

July 2021 Real Estate Market Snapshot

Ottawa and Real Estate Market Snapshot July 2021

The July 2021 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: The slow down in the Ottawa resale market is typical for July as Buyers and Sellers turn their attention to their vacations and other outdoor recreational activities. We are seeing housing stock increase and prices begin to stabilize which may indicate that Ottawa’s ...

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Tip Series: 6 Tips For Buying Rural in Ottawa

While buying rural has its advantages, if you have never purchased rural property or lived in remote areas, knowing what to look for may make you feel a little lost. To make sure this process goes smoothly, we have compiled a list of tips to consider when making your purchase so that you can fully ...

Honey-Do List

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 ...

June 2021 Real Estate Market Snapshot

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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