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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,...

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...

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