Beyond the Sign: Royal LePage Team Realty celebrates 20 years of serving the community

Over the past 20 years, everything has grown for Royal LePage Team Realty. Their families, the business, and Ottawa itself all look much different than they did back in 2002. What hasn’t changed is the team’s commitment to serving the community and helping Ottawans buy, sell, and lease properties. According to Royal LePage Team Realty Founder, Broker Kent Browne, their success stems from their agents. “We have agents that are committed to the community working ...
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How Do Agents Determine Property Prices

How Do Agents Determine Property Prices: Breaking Down the Comparative Market Analysis on Your Property For those who have experience buying or selling real estate, the term Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) is something you may have heard about in the past. Broken down, the term refers to determining the value of a property for sale, and is an important part of the selling (and buying!) process. For sellers, determining the appropriate listing price is essential ...
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Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot May 2022

The May 2022 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: Traditionally a high performing month, May’s resale market has shifted its pace in comparison to 2021. The aftermath of the recent derecho storm stirred up both Ottawa’s landscape and listing inventory. 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 protect your interests. Message us anytime! ...
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Beyond the Sign: The current market shift

After an intense few years, the local real estate market is showing a very slight shift towards calmer waters. Jason Ralph, Broker of Record and President of Royal LePage Team Realty, explains, “The market was so overheated that even a small shift seems drastic, even though it isn’t going back to pre-2020 levels. We are starting to see a move towards a more normal market, which is good for everyone.” Read the Full CityNews Article Here ...
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Tiny Homes are a Big Deal

Tiny Homes are a Big Deal What are Tiny Homes? Tiny Homes are exactly what they sound like: small, custom homes that may be built on wheels. They’re becoming increasingly trendy, mainly for singles and young couples as a method of downsizing and reducing living costs. Buying a regular size house or apartment is too expensive, and renting provides little to no future benefit. Although this lifestyle doesn’t suit everyone’s needs, it could potentially be ...
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What is The Hype Around Ottawa’s Boom Towns

What is The Hype Around Ottawa’s Boom Towns: Why “Rural” Ottawa Continues to Grow While we have seen an increase in home prices steady across the province over the last two years, rural outlier communities like Carleton Place, Arnprior and Kemptville have seen unprecedented growth and attention, handing them over “Boom Town” status. These Ottawa area boom towns are attractive for a plethora of reasons, and have been growing in status and numbers well before COVID-19 ...
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What Will Your Next House Look Like?

What Will Your Next House Look Like? 10 Factors to Consider Spring is such an exciting season for real estate professionals! New and current homeowners are gearing up to buy, and sellers are getting ready to cash in on their investment, and our TEAM is excited to help all clients navigate this process. However, for those who plan on making a purchase, it’s important to come in with a good idea about what you are ...
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6 Amazing Home Renovation Trends you don’t want to miss!

6 Amazing Home Renovation Trends you don’t want to miss! While many people believe that new beginnings start when we ring in the new year, those familiar with real estate know that the real time for new beginnings is spring. As the snow melts away and buyers and sellers are getting geared up for making their big move, those who remain comfortable with their living arrangements may just be feeling an itch for change. Fortunately, ...
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Home Staging: How to Make Your Home POP on a Budget

Home Staging: How to Make Your Home POP on a Budget. When it comes to selling your home, the process can be emotional,  time-consuming, and at times may feel overwhelming. After all, this is the house that you have spent years transforming into the perfect home, a safe place for you and your family. Now, you’re inviting the world in to see it, judge it, with hopes it will be seen for all its worth ...
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Higher Interest Rates on the Horizon: How Will You Be Affected?

As many of us saw in recent years, the global pandemic kicked off a drop in interest rates and the cost of borrowing money was lower than it had been in a while. However now, as the economy heads towards recovery, rising interest rates are a reality with whispers of bigger increases on the horizon. This will affect not only mortgages, but also car loans, student loans, lines of credit, and credit card debt.   The ...
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Your Guide to Buying a Secondary Property in 2022

Buying a second property is an exciting venture, and for existing homeowners, there are different opportunities available to help make that dream become a reality. Secondary properties are purchased for many reasons, and in many cases can be a practical purchase that meets a variety of different needs. Whether you are looking to own two properties, you want to invest in real estate, or you are in search of a property or home for recreational ...
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Real Estate Forecast 2022 – Why Ottawa Remains a Top Choice For Homeowners

Real estate in Ottawa is so great for so many reasons. Not only is the capital city a beautiful one filled with breathtaking scenery, extraordinary views, lively green space, and the ravishing Rideau River, it also is one of the most affordable major cities in the country, with a little something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a high-rise condo, modest single-family home, luxury property, or rural living, the city has you covered with ...
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Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot April 2022

n The April 2022 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: With supply remaining under one month we continue to be in a seller’s market. Prices are continuing to climb but at a slower, more moderate pace than what we saw earlier in the pandemic. 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 protect your ...
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Beyond the Sign: Moving time! 8 tips to help your move go smoothly

Beyond the Sign: Moving time! 8 tips to help your move go smoothly. Moving can be a daunting experience, especially if it’s your first time doing so. Whether you are planning an upcoming move to or within the city of Ottawa, there are certain steps that you can take to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. Read the Full CityNews Article Here If you’re hoping for a summer move connect with one of Royal LePage ...
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Helping Your Adult Children Buy a Home

Helping Your Adult Children Buy a Home: There is a lot of worry today about whether or not millennials will be able to afford to buy a home. While there are many factors and hurdles that contribute to this, when it is boiled down to the most basic issues, housing prices were substantially lower in the 1980s compared to today. Once you add mortgage stress tests, stricter lending guidelines, inflation, and higher debt to income ...
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Beyond the Sign: Time for a change? A career in real estate might be exactly what you are looking for.

Beyond the Sign: Time for a change? A career in real estate might be exactly what you are looking for. Do you find yourself spending time scouring new real estate listings and checking out sold prices? Do you love keeping track of the housing market trends? Are you looking for an exciting career where you can combine your passion for helping people with your interest in the housing market? Perhaps a career in real estate is exactly what ...
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Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot March 2022

The March 2022 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot March 2022: March made for a busy month in comparison to February, however the number of sales were down from March of 2021. No more restrictions may have pushed attention elsewhere but as the weather continues to warm up the market may ramp up as well. If you’re considering a move we’re here to help answer any questions you have, ...
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Beyond the Sign: Looking ahead at Ottawa’s spring and summer real estate markets

Beyond the Sign: Royal LePage Team Realty is featured in the City News article about how the Ottawa real estate market is heating up! After two years of COVID restrictions, the rules ease, and REALTORS® have begun holding in-person open houses again. As a result, according to experts, the local housing markets for both city properties and recreational land will see strong growth this year. To read the article click here ...
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Beyond the Sign: Worry-Free Winter Listing: 5 Reasons to Sell in the Cold Season

Royal LePage Team Realty was recently featured in a CityNews article selling in winter.  It may not sound like the most desirable season to list, but what many don’t know is that the cold weather season has an abundance of benefits that make the experience worthwhile. See here how selling your home this winter could benefit you. While winter is not the first season we think of when it comes to selling a home, the ...
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Protecting Your Biggest Asset

Protecting Your Biggest Asset: If you have ever dropped your Iphone into water, or purchased a new car that malfunctions only a short time after, you are likely grateful for the all encompassing “warranty” that can resolve your problems at minimal cost. Protecting your assets is one of the smartest decisions you can make, and doing so can be a real life-saver on a rainy day. However, there is one asset that many people seem ...
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Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot February 2022

The February 2022 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: It looks like Spring may come early in Ottawa with an increase of 52% more transactions in February than in January. The rise in activity could be due to the announcement of upcoming interest rate increases pushing buyers to get into the market before the change. Other factors that could be lending a hand to the rise in transactions: easing of COVID restrictions, ...
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Scrapping Racially Insensitive Terminology: Saying So-Long to the “Master” Bedroom

Have you noticed the gradual shift in terminology in MLS listings lately? If you’re wondering when the term Primary Bedroom made its way into the home, and why, the short version is that it has become time to ditch the dated and discriminatory terms that have been normalized in our society. As an industry, we are working hard to create positive experiences for our clients, and this means making necessary changes to ensure we stop ...
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Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot January 2022

The January 2022 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: January 2022’s sales were much like those of January 2021. Prices continued to rise as inventory remained low. Januarys condo market remained hot as sale prices are more attainable for buyers. 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 protect your interests. Message us anytime! ...
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Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot December 2021

The December 2021 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: A typical December resale market but, with Ottawa’s inventory shortage the pressure continues to increase sale prices. The Seller’s market held strong as December had less than one month’s supply of residential homes and condominiums. 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 protect your ...
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