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The Victoria Day long weekend is here and the weather will be great to enjoy some quality time outdoors. The long weekend this year will be different, but there is still plenty of things you can do to make the most out of it. This week...

One of the most important and easiest ways to increase your property's value is to have great curb appeal. Below are some tips to help you get started. Have a good strategy. Choose a design with diversity, but don't clutter the entire yard with high-maintenance plants....

In these tough times, there are lots of women and mothers in less fortunate situations. Emergency women's shelters across Canada providing safe shelter to women and children fleeing from domestic violence have been greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Operational costs for shelters are up...

OTTAWA, May 5, 2020 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 913 residential properties in April through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 2,025 in April 2019, a decrease of 55 per cent. April’s sales included 700 in the residential-property class,...

Once you have attracted potential buyers into your home with curb appeal, and impressed them with cleanliness and absence of clutter, the next step in obtaining the best possible price for your home is to develop a plan so that you can react to offers...

Mortgages are still being funded, but lenders are being extra careful right now particularly when it comes to income.  Don't be surprised if your mortgage provider asks for all income documents to be provided as part of the application process.  Also, don't be surprised if...

United Counties of Prescott-Russell have decided to proceed with a $36 million partnership to build an "innovative food hub". This hub will be used for processing and distributing meat and vegetables from farms in the area for local and national markets. Councillors voted in favour...

According to the Royal LePage House Price Survey and Market Survey Forecast released April 14, 2020, the aggregate price of a home in Canada is expected to remain stable through the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are some points from the Royal LePage House Price Survey and Market...

Spring cleaning isn't just for inside the house, take it outside and get some fresh air. Cleaning up the outside of your home and getting ready for Spring can get you motivated to plant and grow your favourite herbs and vegetables, and spend more time...

OTTAWA, April 3, 2020 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,525 residential properties in March through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,507 in March 2019, an increase of only 1.2 per cent. March’s sales included 1,170 in the residential-property...

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to everyone's lives, and especially to the local businesses in our community. Many businesses have had to close or adapt to serve their customers.  To help Ottawa's economy and support our resilient businesses you can: Buy locally when possible. ...

Join our community and make some noise to show appreciation for all essential workers in Ottawa! On Wednesday evenings starting at 6:30pm, step on to your porch and bring your pots, pans, bells and whistles and cheer loud to show your support. This is a city-wide...

During these times of uncertainty, we hope you and your family are staying healthy and safe. Covid-19 has had a great impact on us all and our routines have had to make an adjustment. We are trying our best to follow the instructions from our...

To say we live in interesting times is an understatement! As volatile as the stock market has been, so has the mortgage market. Over the course of the last two weeks we have seen the five year fixed rates as low as 2.29% and then bounce...

OTTAWA, March 4, 2020 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,141 residential properties in February through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,002 in February 2019, an increase of 13.9 per cent. February’s sales included 835 in the residential-property class,...

International Women's Day is a day to recognize the achievements of women and girls around the globe, and to reflect on the progress made towards achieving gender equality. We celebrate all of the amazing individuals who have played a role in raising awareness and advancing...

Enjoy the Family Day weekend with family and friends, it is a great time to spend some quality time with your loved ones. If you are still searching for activities to fill up your long weekend, we have included some ideas below.  The strength in the market...

Looking for something to do with your special someone for Valentine's Day? We have included below some events and activities to enjoy with your date.   Winterlude Get bundled up and explore the sites and events at Winterlude including carved ice scupltures and skating on the Rideau Canal...

How do you ensure your home goes from "For Sale" to "Sold"? One of the most important things to do is to make some low cost improvements. We have included a few suggestions to prepare your home for sale.  Advice - Your home should be clean and tidy...

OTTAWA, February 5, 2020 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 780 residential properties in January through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 817 in January 2019, a decrease of 4.5 per cent. January’s sales included 558 in the residential-property class,...

Nobody likes to think about a situation where you may have to sell a loved one’s home after they pass away. It is good to be prepared and knowledgeable about selling property as an Executor in the event that you are put in the situation. The...

As 2020 is now here, you might be making plans and thinking about what the new year will bring for you and your home. You may be thinking of doing some renovations or redecorating. Perhaps you are even considering making a move in 2020, or...

Are you spending extra money on upkeep? Homes already cost a lot of money to maintain. Here are a few mistakes you may be making in your home. 1. Not customizing the temperature. To keep your energy costs low, it may be a good idea to invest...

OTTAWA, January 6, 2020 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) sold 761 residential properties in December through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 660 in December 2018, an increase of 15.3 per cent. December’s sales included 534 in the residential...

The most famous phrase in real estate is "Location, Location, Location". We know that buying in the right neighbourhood is one of the most important factors when starting your home search. Housing developments are continuously popping up, and the City has some great schools, parks, and...

Still looking for something fun to do on New Year's Eve?! Check out the events below! - Casino Lac-Leamy Ring in the New Year at the Casino with live entertainment, free shows, the midnight countdown and loads more surprises! Enjoy a night to savour at the casino...

As 2019 is coming to a close, we wish you, your family and friends all the best for the New Year. We want to thank you for your continued support and trust in 2019 allowing us to have another amazing year! We are excited for...

Bundle up and come on down to York street Plaza this evening to celebrate the unveiling of the new OTTAWA sign! Enjoy hot chocolate, sleigh rides and choir music. Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Mathieu Fleury and Mr. Michael Crockatt, President and CEO of Ottawa Tourism,...

Residents, local businesses, Mayor Jim Watson and Somerset Councillor Catherine McKenny celebrated the reopening of Elgin Street on Monday, December 16. Elgin Street is a popular destination for Ottawa residents offering great dining, shopping and entertainment, and we're happy to have it back! Elgin Street has been...

We want to thank our clients for your continued support and trust in 2019 allowing us to have another amazing year. We are delighted to announce that we have received the Royal LePage Chairman's Club award based on GCI for 2019, representing Royal LePage's Top 1%...

Toronto, ON, December 12, 2019 –According to the Royal LePage Market Survey Forecast, Canadian home prices are expected to see healthy appreciation by the end of 2020, driven by low single-digit appreciation in both the condominium and detached home segments. The decline in high price...

A Chilly start to the Winter but Holidays are Near As we head into the colder months and Christmas holidays approach, we are busy helping clients and preparing for 2020 but also taking some time to help others and spend time with family and friends. 2019 has...

OTTAWA, December 4, 2019 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,288 residential properties in November through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,161 in November 2018, an increase of 10.9 per cent. November’s sales included 958 in the residential-property class,...

Celebrate the holiday season at Marion Dewar Plaza hosted by Mayor Jim Watson Saturday, December 7th, 2-6pm.  This holiday season Mayor Jim Watson will be hosting a Christmas celebration, even Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there! Roast marshmallows around a cozy campfire, visit the gingerbread...

Christmas can be a hard time for families and individuals that require support. This year, spread some holiday spirit by helping those in need in your community. For the holidays this year, Royal LePage Team Realty is participating in the 12 Days of Christmas. All donations...

Snowy scenes can be beautiful, but they're easier to enjoy when everyone is safe and sound. Snow and ice can form hazards around your home. Avoid these hazards by taking precautions after a snowfall. 1. Protect your trees. Snowfall and windy weather may break tree limbs, causing...

The snow is here, and that means that the holiday craft fair season is beginning! If you're looking for an opportunity to find some one-of-a-kind crafts, check out the events below! Calabogie Christmas Market - Sunday, Nov. 18, 9:30am-1:30pm, St. Joseph's School Gymnasium. Merrickville's Christmas Makers Market...

During a special Veterans' Week ceremony November 8th, 2019, Mayor Jim Watson was joined by Riley Brockington, River Ward Councillor, to rename the Airport Parkway pedestrian bridge the Juno Beach Memorial Bridge. 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the invasion of Normandy. Ottawa has...

OTTAWA, November 5, 2019 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,607 residential properties in October through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,375 in October 2018, an increase of 16.9 per cent. October’s sales included 1,211 in the residential-property class,...

Hi Joan, We are very happy with the professional service we received from you and your team in every step of the selling process. We certainly recommend you to our friends. Thanks again. Hami and Mina...

Hi Joan, We really appreciate your professional service for selling our house. We're extremely impressed with the way you conducted the comparative market analysis of the house, based on a thorough inspection and comprehensive analysis of the latest market trends. It showed your extensive knowledge, long...

Hi Joan and team, I wanted to take this time to thank all three of you for the great advice, service and overall experience with the purchase of our new home and the sale of our existing property. As a couple who have never gone through this...

Hi Joan It was a pleasure for me to have you working with me on the sale of my home. Thank you for your hard work and expert guidance. I found your team excelled in every aspect of the sale -from market evaluation to negotiations/closing services and everything...

Thank you Joan and to your team for selling our house as quickly as it has gone.  The advice you provided was spot on and while it was an enormous amount of work in a short time, we’re pleased with the outcome. Shane & Laura...

Dear Mrs. Smith, Now that the sale of my house is almost completed, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for making this difficult and stressful process so smooth and successful. I was extremely impressed with the way you conducted the...

Our story goes back to 1988 when you introduced me to your fabulous Beaverbrook in Kanata.

Gaddy, It was fantastic being able to work with you. I enjoyed having tea and treats with you!...

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