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The snow is here, and that means that the holiday craft fair season is begging! If you're looking for an opportunity to find some one-of-a-kind crafts, check out the events below! Holly Jolly Art Sale - Saturday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Perth...

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,...

Should you wait for the Spring market? Some people believe that Spring is the "best time to sell" and the "hottest market". Fall can be a great time to sell, especially if you are realistic in your approach. The number of listings and sales do...

“Ottawa is a very attractive destination for newcomers to Canada. Similar to Canada’s other urban centres, the city offers best-in-class healthcare, great schools and safe, friendly communities but with real estate prices roughly half of the cost of Toronto and a third the cost of...

Happy Thanksgiving from our Team.  Below is the most recent information on the market from Phil Soper, CEO Royal LePage.  "Aggregate home prices continue to rise in the nation’s capital as supply issues relegate some prospective buyers to the rental market, according to new third-quarter data...

OTTAWA, October 3, 2019 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,549 residential properties in September through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,386 in September 2018, an increase of 11.8 per cent. September’s sales included 1,113 in the residential-property class,...

Is it time to downsize? or better said right-size. It is important to know that downsizing is not downgrading. It is about simplifying and changing your lifestyle that better fits you and your family. Would you like more information on right-sizing your home in preparing for a lifestyle...

Whether you are a first-time buyer or a current owner who is renewing your mortgage, your commitment to the right (or wrong) mortgage loan can last for years and years and will have a serious impact on your finances - and by extension, on your...

Purchasing a new home from a builder can be an exciting time, working with a builder to create your perfect home is a great notion. However, it can feel overwhelming. There are so many builders, neighbourhoods and options that the choices may become confusing. If...

Fall is coming! If you're like most people, this is the time of year when you start making plans for the Fall, a home renovation, vacation planning for winter months, courses to take or hobbies to take on. Real Estate is no different, we reflect on...

OTTAWA, September 5, 2019 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,731 residential properties in August through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,581 in August 2018, an increase of 9.5 per cent. August’s sales included 1,300 in the residential-property class,...

Are you house hunting for bigger lots, with trees, established amenities and walk to top schools? Click on the photos below to learn more about Katimavik and Beaverbrook.    Katimavik Beaverbrook...

We are again a proud sponsor of the Jeanne Fuller Red Dress Charity Golf Classic. Hosted at the Loch March Golf and Country Club, the 13th Jeanne Fuller Red Dress Charity Golf Classic will be strictly a "Ladies Day". The proceeds raised will support programming at...

2019 marks our 8th consecutive year being proud sponsors of Grass Root Grannies.  Grass Root Grannies is a group of friends living in the National Capital Region supporting the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation for the past 13 years. They are also...

The Labour Day long weekend is here and it's the last summer hurrah! This may be your last weekend to truly enjoy summer before the fall and school season begins. Ottawa has you covered if you're staying in town this weekend with lots of events...

Planting in side yards can be challenging. Narrow spaces with limited light exposure can be difficult, but they can become a lovely area to pass through with different plant combinations.  1. Cottage Garden Landscape designer, Andrew Leonard of Leonard Design Associates converted a side yard into...

How can Joan and her Real Estate Family help? Good brokers/sales representatives save you time and money. They know your community, they know what is important when buying and selling a home, and they know all the intricacies of the process, from finding a home, to negotiating...

OTTAWA, August 6, 2019 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,842 residential properties in July through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,605 in July 2018, an increase of 14.8 per cent. July’s sales included 1,382 in the residential property...

What is a home evaluation and how can it help you? Home inspections, home evaluations and home appraisals all sound like the same word, but they are very different. Home evaluation: Your real estate agent will compare your property to other similar properties that have been listed...

OTTAWA, July 4, 2019 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,105 residential properties in June through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 2,064 in June 2018, an increase of 2 per cent. June’s sales included 1,612 in the residential-property class,...

There is now a new way to walk or bike across the Rideau Canal! Thanks to the fantastic work of the City staff, the Flora Footbridge has opened ahead of schedule. this crossing connects Clegg Street in Old Ottawa East to Fifth Avenue at Queen...

The First-Time Home Buyer Incentive (FTHBI), announced in the federal government's budget earlier this year, will come into effect on September 2, with the first closing on November 1, 2019. The program will "help middle-class families get on the housing ladder," says Bill Morneau, Minister of...

2019 - Summer Holiday Season is Coming! Its hard to believe that we are already in the middle of June and school will be done soon and many will be enjoying Summer holidays and activities. Our neighborhoods are showing off their beautiful trees and parks. In anticipation of...

OTTAWA, June 5, 2019 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,423 residential properties in May through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 2,271 in May 2018, an increase of 6.7 percent. May’s sales included 1,869 in the residential property class,...

Ottawa is celebrating a major milestone!  Mayor Jim Watson unveiled a new "Welcome to Ottawa" sign on June 14 showing that our city has officially surpassed the one million population mark. This milestone puts Ottawa in a different league of big North American cities. Ottawa is...

Canada Day weekend is here and there is lots to do in Ottawa! This year Canada's capital is hosting a two day celebration on Sunday June 30 & Monday July 1.   To view a few events taking place this weekend click on the links below: www.ottawatourism.ca www.canada.ca www.canadadayinkanata.com www.stittsvilleva.com The Fireworks: Kanata: 11:00...

Don't put your unwanted items in the garbage! Your throwaway item may be a hidden treasure for somebody else. Set them out at the curb during the spring Giveaway Weekend - Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9. You can also join the Giveaway Weekend Facebook...

At a celebration held today, Mayor Jim Watson, Rideau-Vanier Councillor Mathieu Fleury and Peter Hume, Chair of Ottawa Markets, officially opened the new William Street Pedestrian Plaza in the ByWard Market. William Street has been closed to cars for the summer to create a new place...

Royal LePage is the only national rel estate company in Canada with its own charity. For more than 20 years, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation has been dedicated exclusively to supporting women's shelters and violence prevention programs. Many Royal LePage agents donate a portion of...

2019 - Spring is finally breaking through! It is the time of year that everyone enjoys to see the trees budding and the flowers starting to grow, but it is also our time to review our to-do list outside and inside of our homes if we are thinking...

OTTAWA, May 3, 2019 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,032 residential properties in April through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 2,024 in April 2018, an increase of 0.4 per cent. April’s sales included 1,594 in the residential property...

Each year in May, the Canadian Tulip Festival celebrates the return of spring by showcasing over a million tulips across Canada’s capital region. The festival is the largest of its kind in the world and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the globe. The 67th edition...

May is Bike to Work Month and the City of Ottawa is encouraging residents to commute by bicycle. The City has partnered with EnviroCentre to offer participants a chance to win over $10,000 in prizes from many local sponsors. Just sign up as an individual or...

OTTAWA, April 3, 2019 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,511 residential properties in March through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,654 in March 2018, a decrease of 8.6 per cent. March’s sales included 1,136 in the residential property...

1.4 million boomers are expected to jump back into the market by 2023 Boomers, also referred to as baby boomers, may have recently handed the title of “Canada’s largest age demographic” to millennials but that doesn’t mean this consumer powerhouse is stepping aside in the real...

Federal Budget measures to make homeownership easier for more Canadians need to “tread carefully,” says bank’s senior economist Major Canadian cities may be struggling with affordability issues, but the rate of homeownership is among the highest in the world, according to a recent report by RBC. The bank compared...

Hundreds gather to inspire the design of the new Ottawa Public Library and Archives Canada joint facility Around 200 people gathered tonight at Library and Archives Canada to participate in the first in a series of public engagement activities for the design of the new Ottawa...

We are all thinking about Spring with March break now here. It is a time to start thinking about outside chores. Your Spring maintenance checklist: Maintaining your home is crucial in preserving its value. By taking small actions throughout the year, you can save money by catching...

OTTAWA, March 5, 2019 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,005 residential properties in February through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 978 in February 2018, an increase of 2.8 per cent. February’s sales included 756 in the residential property...

About the Scotiabank Charity Challenge Make every step count for your community The Scotiabank Charity Challenge unites the spirit of runners with a unique fundraising program to help create a stronger future for young people and build vibrant communities. In 2018, participants raised over over $775,000 for 68...

I am very excited and honored to be inducted into the Royal Lepage Hall of Fame! I want to thank Royal Lepage for helping me be successful over the past 49 years, looking forward to the future. I am delighted to announce an exciting enhancement to...

We are really setting snow records in 2019; it has been relentless, but picture perfect. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your family and hopefully you have time to enjoy winterlude. It is too early to see the market trend for 2019, but I believe it...

We are so fortunate to have one of the greatest Heart Institutes in the world here in Ottawa. Because February is Heart month, it is our opportunity to support and take part in activities.   Some of the Heart Month events happening this month include: Saturday, February...

February 5, 2019 - The average sale price of homes sold through the MLS® service mirrored the gains in the high-tech industry, but remained stable following the tech downturn. Those that owned before or during the high-tech surge have had dramatic gains in their home...

What is it? A condo status certificate is a document provided by the condominium corporation to buyers of resale condos that provides a snapshot of the unit as at the date that the certificate is issued. What information should you expect to see in a condo...

2018 has had many memorable events. We are proud again to be in the top 1% for 2018, out of 18,000 agents, in Canada for Royal LePage. I am very pleased to have the support of my team and all of our wonderful clients. We strive to...

Royal Bank of Canada has lowered its posted five-year fixed rate by 15 basis points from 3.89 per cent to 3.74 per cent. Mortgage rate comparison website founder Robert McLister says RBC is the first of the Big Six banks to cut its advertised five-year...

Key highlights from the national release include: The price of a home in Canada increased 4.0 per cent year-over-year to $631,223 in the fourth quarter of 2018, continuing the recovery from the most significant housing correction since the financial crisis. Condominiums continued to see the...

January 2019 - The average sale price of homes sold through the MLS® service mirrored the gains in the high-tech industry, but remained stable following the tech downturn. Those that owned before or during the high-tech surge have had dramatic gains in their home equity....

Infill construction is common in major Canadian cities, so in that sense Ottawa’s Greystone Villageisn’t unique. What’s different about this development at the eastern edge of the downtown is that its 1,000 residents won’t be living in high-rise towers. Instead, Greystone Village is a combination of freehold...

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