How does location influence desirability and value?

How does location influence desirability and value? Location, location, location. You’ve heard it a thousand times when it comes to real estate, and you likely understand what it means. But which aspects of your location are of most influence when it comes to determining the desirability of your property and ultimately affecting its value? In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at which factors play the largest roles in raising or lowering your home ...
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Should you redo your floors?

Should you redo your floors? Floors have a dramatic effect on your home’s decor. If you think about it, they’re some of the largest surfaces inside of your home – meaning they take up quite a lot of the space, visually. Your floors serve a functional purpose too, meaning they may have taken quite a beating over the years. Scuff marks and scratches will slowly start to eat away at the surface as time passes.  ...
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Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot December 2022

Full Stats Dec The December 2022 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: As interest rates and inflation increase, buyers are retreating to the sidelines, taking a wait, and see approach. The seasonal slowdown for December’s resale market is in stark contrast to the active resale market that started the year off which has officially balanced the market. If you’re considering a move we’re here to help answer any questions you have, in ...
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What does a home inspector look for?

What does a home inspector look for? Scheduling a home inspection is an often crucial step in the home buying process. No matter how nice a home looks to the untrained eye, there are sometimes nasty surprises and unforeseen costs that can easily be avoided through an inspection. During the global pandemic, it became less common to hire inspectors due to sellers’ demands, social distancing and the robust “Seller’s market”. But now we’re starting to ...
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Professional Photographers Make a Difference

Professional Photographers Make a Difference Browsing listing options as a buyer can be intriguing and exciting, but it can quickly become overwhelming and exhausting. There are many options to choose from, each listing with their own set of unique benefits and areas for improvement. Buyers can’t tour them all, so what will set them apart?  Quality professional photography can create the ultimate first impression for those browsing the market. Not only are their cameras capable ...
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Make Your Home Feel Cozy This Winter

Make Your Home Feel the Cozy This Winter It’s wintertime in the nation’s capital! We hope you’re enjoying the festivities and sights around town. While the winter months may provide us with this beautiful landscape covered in snow, they’re also quite cold and gloomy at times. One of the best ways to combat the winter blues is to put an emphasis on cozy decor, creating an escape from the harsh outdoor weather. In this blog, ...
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Protect Your Home From Winter Damage

Protect Your Home From Winter Damage We can agree, for the most part, that the wintertime is beautiful. As the seasons change, our world becomes blanketed in a snowy landscape covered in festive lights and other seasonal decor. Although it’s a gorgeous time of year, the winter cold, snow and ice are not only hard on us living beings, but also our homes. This is why it’s important to do your best to care for ...
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Beyond the Sign: Team support means strength in numbers

Houses are bought and sold all the time in the Ottawa area, but have you ever thought of what goes into a successful real estate transaction? The REALTORS® at Royal LePage Team Realty work diligently with the support of their leadership team to make sure that every transaction goes as smoothly as possible. “We have a management team that is extremely knowledgeable. They each have a passion, not only for our company, but for organized real estate in general ...
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What Could be Lowering the Value of Your Home?

What Could be Lowering the Value of Your Home? If you’re looking to sell your current home, you’re going to want to receive the highest value you can from the eventual sale. There are many elements of your home that could be increasing the value, but there are also equally many factors that could be lowering it. In this blog, we’ll go over some of those factors and how to prevent or overcome them. Location, ...
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Low-Budget, High-Impact Home Updates

Low-Budget, High-Impact Home Updates If you’re looking for a low-budget, high-impact home upgrade or renovation, there are luckily quite a few that can give your home a boost in terms of decor and functionality. In this blog, we’ll cover a few quick renovation tricks for a variety of rooms and spaces in and around your home. No matter whether you’re selling your home or staying for a while, we’d recommend adding at least one of ...
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Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot November 2022

RLP Stats Snapshot The November 2022 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: Ottawa sales continued to slow in November, a reflection of what’s happening across the country. The post-pandemic economy as well as a natural cooling for the time of year have officially balanced the market. If you’re considering a move we’re here to help answer any questions you have, in this market you’ll want a qualified, professional real estate company to ...
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BIG vs. Smaller Real Estate Firms: Why We’re Ottawa’s #1

BIG vs. Small-Scale Real Estate Firms: Why Team Realty is Ottawa’s #1.  Real estate transactions are some of the biggest and most significant financial decisions you will ever make. Whether you are buying, selling, or using real estate as an investment, ensuring you have the backing of a brokerage with tenured experience at hand is a huge advantage. As part of Royal LePage, which can be traced back to 1913, Team Realty holds extensive brand ...
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Preparing your Home for Sale

Preparing your Home for Sale Getting your home ready to hit the market is a critical step in a successful sale. You want to make sure that you’re putting your best foot forward. In this blog, we’re going to cover a few quick tips and tricks to make sure your house is one to remember. What should you be doing? First, make sure to depersonalize your spaces. This is because you want prospective buyers to ...
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Starter Tips for Getting into House Flipping

Starter Tips for Getting into House Flipping Flipping houses isn’t easy. Flipping a house can be a great project to take on if you’re looking to generate some additional income. Not only that, but planning and executing a flip can be quite a fun experience for you and any others involved. In this blog, we’re going to guide you through some important tips, tricks and best practices to make note of along the way. Please ...
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The Dos and Don’ts of Home Staging

The Dos and Don’ts of Home Staging Staging your home involves a lot of planning and preparation. After all, you want to make sure your home is as appealing as possible to prospective buyers, both online and in person. Luckily, there are quite a few tips, tricks and best practices that can help you achieve this goal. But do be careful, as there are also things you should avoid during the staging process. The Dos ...
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Beyond the Sign: Royal LePage Team Realty pledges $20,000 to match donations to Harmony House

Everyone deserves to live without the fear of violence. For women and their kids who are trying to leave an abusive home and start fresh, the transition can be incredibly difficult. Here in Ottawa, there are a number of shelters that help, including Harmony House. Harmony House is Ottawa’s only transitional 2nd stage shelter for women and children. They help families by providing medium-term housing and support services that allow women and their kids the chance ...
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Now that you’ve moved in, what’s next?

Now that you’ve moved in, what’s next? – Congratulations on the big move! No matter if this is your first home or one of many, it takes a lot to plan and prepare for the big day. Now that you’re all settled in, what’s next? In this blog, we’ll cover some fun ideas for next steps with your new place. Explore the area! You’ve probably moved to a new area of town. While you’ve likely ...
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Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot October 2022

n The October 2022 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: With a big decrease in the number of units sold for October buyers now have more selection and time to shop. However, the interest rate increases may have affected some purchasing power. Whether you’re buying or selling keeping a long-term perspective is important. If you’re considering a move we’re here to help answer any questions you have, in this market you’ll want ...
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New Home Tips for a Growing Family

New Home Tips for a Growing Family As a growing family, you’re likely going to find yourself looking for a new home. This can lead to a lot of questions about what, where and why. In this blog, we summarize some important factors that should be considered when choosing a family home. What should you look for in a property? Find a suitable play space for the kids. When it comes to your home, you’re ...
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4 Tips for the Coziest Autumn Patio

4 Tips for the Coziest Autumn Patio As the weather cools, you’re still going to want to make the most of your outdoor spaces. Luckily, you still have a lot of time left to enjoy them before the snow falls. In this blog, we’ll discuss some common patio trends that will help you make the most of your outdoor space this fall. Fire Pits / Heating There’s nothing like gathering around a cozy fire pit ...
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5 Things You Need to Know About Buying Commercial property

5 Things You Need to Know About Buying Commercial property. The first thing you need to decide when first considering investing in commercial real estate will be the type of property that best suits your needs. Each has its pros and cons and will need different expertise. It’s important to note that residential mortgages are only available for residential properties like detached homes, townhouses, and condominiums. Commercial mortgages include retail buildings, offices, industrial buildings, multifamily ...
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Low Maintenance Curb Appeal

Low Maintenance Curb Appeal. We all want our yards to look great, but nobody wants to spend their weekends doing yard work. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance property, there are a few things you can do to make your life easier. Low Maintenance Gardening Choose easy-care plants that don’t require a lot of watering and pruning, like succulents or artificial plants. Consider using native plants that are adapted to Ottawa’s climate, as they will ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Trees

Everything You Need to Know About Trees With the recent Ontario wide storm so many trees were toppled over and caused a lot of property damage. So we thought it would be a good time to talk about how to properly care for your new trees, if you’ve chosen to replant some of the fallen ones. Here in Ottawa, we are fortunate to have many different types of trees that can thrive on our properties ...
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4 Great Ways to Invest in the Ottawa Market

4 Great Ways to Invest in the Ottawa Market Ottawa is a city with a variety of real estate in thriving, large neighbourhoods. In an appreciating market like Ottawa, real estate investments can provide significant financial benefits. There are a number of ways through which you can invest in real estate, each with its own unique advantages, disadvantages, risks and rewards. With careful planning and execution, investing in real estate can be a great way ...
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LAURIE COVEDUCK

Broker, SRS, ABR, CNE, SRES

DAN COVEDUCK

Sales Representative, e-Agent

Royal LePage Team Realty

Unit 4-3101 Strandherd Drive,

Ottawa, Ontario K2G 4R9

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