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Buying With Royal LePage Team Realty

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Whether it be your first, second, or third home, a cottage, a condo, or a multi-unit for a Real Estate investor, purchasing a property is an exciting time filled with endless possibilities. As you search through listings, you inevitably begin to envision how life will unfold behind your new front door. How many bedrooms will you need, how will you decorate your new front porch, how many summer nights you will spend in the backyard laughing with family and friends, how many memories will be created as you make the most of life in your new family home. While this is the perfect time for dreaming up what you are looking for, it is also a lengthy process and a decision that should not be taken lightly. 

As with any significant financial commitment, ensuring you are prepared with a plan in place and guidance from an experienced Royal LePage Team Realty REALTOR® is essential. With the help of our experienced and knowledgeable agents, you will move through the sale comfortably and confidently, knowing that your best interests and assets are protected as you enter the next chapter of your journey as a Real Estate buyer. 

Investing in Real Estate

Thinking about investing in real estate, but unsure of where to begin? Real estate investing can produce the financial freedom you always dreamed of. When starting your journey as an investor, it is important to get as much information as you can. Investing in real estate has its own particulars, much different from buying a family home. It is imperative to know how to invest, what your down payment should look like, where to find the right property, if you are buying it with a partner, and how you plan to manage it to ensure a successful venture. Talk to one of our trusted Full Service REALTORS® today about how you can turn an investment property into lifelong wealth. 

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Buying a Condo

Buying a condominium in Ottawa is a great way to own your own home, without the price tag that comes with a single family home or townhouse. In many markets across Canada, condominiums are an attractive, lower-cost choice. Especially for first time home buyers, investors, and for those looking to downsize. With the amenities offered that underscore convenience, and monthly fees that cover a wide variety of both monthly expenses and maintenance costs, it is important to find a condo that suits your lifestyle needs. Fortunately, Ottawa has many amazing condominiums dispersed throughout the city, and into many of the surrounding town and country locations for buyers to choose from. Is condo-living right for you?

Here are some things to consider when buying a condo:

  • Do you have a down payment?
  • What is your budget?
  • Have you been pre-approved by a lender?
  • What are you looking for in a home?
  • Are you looking for a high-rise, low-rise or townhouse style?
  • What are the condo fees? What do they cover?

All of these things are important to know before you begin your search, and will help to guide you toward the house that you can make into a home for you and your family. 

Finding The Right Home For You

So you’re ready to buy a house? Congratulations! Now the hunt begins.

Ottawa’s housing market is filled with beautiful homes and wonderful communities to choose from, but how do you find the one that is right for you? Royal LePage Team Realty is committed to helping you find your dream home, and making the process as seamless as possible with our expertise on what to look for, how to find it, and what market conditions will mean for you.

Here is what you need to know before you set out to find the right home for you and your family:

  1. Choose the right REALTOR® for you
  2. Secure Financing (Pre-Approval)
  3. Begin the Search For Your New Home
  4. Arrange Your Inspection or Pre Inspection
  5. Make Your Offer Stand Out
  6. Hire A Real Estate Lawyer
  7. Prepare For Closing

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Choosing The Right Neighbourhood

The city of Ottawa is brimming with beautiful neighbourhoods and communities, with homes of every size and style for you to choose from. The only thing left to decide is going to be which one is right for you? We love helping our clients to buy and sell real estate in Ottawa, as it has a little bit of everything to meet the needs of the many different people that we get to work with! 

Whether you are looking for something close to downtown, or if surrounding neighbourhoods such as Rockcliffe Park, Westboro, Orleans, Vanier, Kanata, Stittsville, Nepean, Barrhaven, Stonebridge, Carp, Carleton Place, Manotick, Nepean, Barrhaven, Riverside South, Kars, Almonte, Osgoode, Cumberland, and Kemptville are what catch your eye, our REALTORS® are ready to help you! As a full service team, our offices can be found in many of the communities mentioned above, with some as far reaching as Iroquois, Oxford Mills, Arnprior, Madawaska, Barry’s Bay, Renfrew, Winchester and Verona. 

Before you begin your search for the perfect house, prepare a short list with a few of the communities that stand out to you and your family. You may be looking for luxurious or developed neighbourhoods, or find that you are looking to settle into an up-and-coming community.

To help you in your search, see some of our featured, must-see neighbourhoods:

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Moving Into Your New Home

Moving into a new home can be overwhelming. Whether you are upsizing or downsizing, you have likely spent years making your current home fit your family. Now it is time to collect all your belongings, pack them up, and find new space for them to ensure your new house feels like home again. Here are a few ways that you can prepare for and make your move easier and more organized, ensuring a seamless transition from your old house to new. 

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Pack Smart: Begin by packing anything non-essential, and closer to moving day pack away your daily use items. Ensure your boxes are well-labelled for easy unpacking.

Hire a Moving Company: Reduce any moving day stress or wear and tear by hiring a moving company to do the heavy lifting!

Call in the Cleaners: You may want to have a cleaning service do a deep clean of your new home before moving in. Don't forget to clean your former home for the new buyers!

Set up Utilities and Service Transfers: Ensure you contact all your necessary service providers to prepare to have everything transferred on time.

Forward Your Mail: You may want to look into mail forwarding for a few months to ensure you do not miss any important letters coming your way! 

Arrange Child Care: If you have small children, setting them up with a care provider for the day while you sort things out could come in very handy!

Finding The Right REALTOR®

Choosing the right REALTOR® to work with is an important part of the buying process. Buying a home is likely the biggest transaction you will ever make, and finding an Agent that you trust, and feel comfortable working with is imperative.

At Royal LePage Team Realty, we provide extensive training to keep our agents up to date on industry standards and regulations. We work as a full service brokerage to support our employees and clients at every location, and provide them with the tools and services they need to succeed in the dynamic Ottawa market. 

This beautiful city is where we live, where we work, and where we play. We are passionate about helping people and this goes above and beyond buying and selling real estate. Royal LePage Team Realty as well as many of our agents are active members of the community, working together to support both national and local charities, such as the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, which is Canada's largest public foundation funding both women’s shelters and violence protection programs.

It is because of our passion for real estate, our commitment to our communities, and our strength as a cohesive TEAM that we are the #1 undisputed brokerage in Ottawa time and time again.

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