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Carriage Trade: Buying and Selling Luxury Real Estate

With beautiful backdrops of Parliament and Gatineau hills, the Rideau River and more, Ottawa is a magnificent city that many flock to when searching for a town in which they can settle down and place roots. For those looking for homes that are as luxurious ...

Five Ways to Downsize Your Home

When it comes to downsizing, many people naturally associate it with retirees or empty nesters. While there is no argument that that is a great time in life to look at the downsizing options available, in actuality, people of all ages and various lifestyles are ...

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot October 2021

  The October 2021 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: It was a common fall October market but if you’re looking to find a balanced market, Ottawa is not the place. With a one-month supply for residential properties the pressure continues to ...

Mortgage Shopping: What Does a Mortgage Broker Do?

In what has been an unprecedented year in buying and selling, Ottawa Real Estate is remaining hot, and mortgage rates cool. While buying a home and getting a mortgage is a big financial decision, the process of securing a loan leaves even the most experienced ...

House Hunting in Ottawa

Welcoming Back In-Person Open Houses While live-stream open houses have been the new way in which home buyers have been viewing homes of interest over the past year and a half, in-person open houses are beginning to make their long-awaited comeback and we could not ...

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot September 2021

  The September 2021 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: Property values are holding steady as we continued to see an increase through September. As the number of transactions showed a considerable decrease from the same time last year, keep in mind ...

What Does Buying a Home in Canada Look Like?

Welcome to Your New Home Moving to a new country is a very exciting time for many, igniting feelings of new beginnings and hope for the future. However, despite the many positive attributes that coincide with relocating, finding a home in a new country can ...

Ottawa and Real Estate Market Snapshot August 2021

The August 2021 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: The August resale market was a typical one during the summer months in Ottawa. Notably, the number of sales for the month was on par with past pre-pandemic figures in August of 2017 ...

Tip Series: Buying a Condominium In and Around Ottawa

Condominiums are a popular choice among homeowners in Ottawa, and with the many conveniences they offer it is easy to see what attracts buyers to this specific lifestyle. Buyers are often drawn to this option of home ownership because of the lifestyle it offers. Amenities ...

Ottawa and Real Estate Market Snapshot July 2021

The July 2021 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: The slow down in the Ottawa resale market is typical for July as Buyers and Sellers turn their attention to their vacations and other outdoor recreational activities. We are seeing housing stock increase ...

Royal LePage TEAM REALTY Tip Series: 6 Tips For Buying Rural in Ottawa

While buying rural has its advantages, if you have never purchased rural property or lived in remote areas, knowing what to look for may make you feel a little lost. To make sure this process goes smoothly, we have compiled a list of tips to ...

Summer Honey-Do List: Home Projects to Keep Your Home Looking Great.

With every season comes new projects for a homeowner. Whether it’s regular maintenance or renovations to keep your home from looking dated, it all works towards the same goal of maintaining your investment. Here are some tasks for you to add to your honey-do list ...

Avoiding Backyard Blunders: 5 Things to Know About A Property Before You Buy

When looking at homes as a buyer, don’t forget to check out the backyard landscape! A backyard can serve as your haven, or your headache, so evaluating it properly before you buy is essential. See here for 5 things to evaluate in your backyard to ...

Ottawa real estate market watch: Rural properties in high demand in 2021

Unprecedented buyer interest in town and country homes, says local real estate group. Rural properties in the areas surrounding Ottawa have always attracted interest. It has always been a strong, competitive market. This year, however, there is greater demand than ever for homes set in ...

Beyond the Sign – The Royal LePage Team Experience: Taking You Beyond The Sign

This is the first article in our Beyond the Sign series. In this series, Kent and Jason collaborate and discuss topics that are important to both our economy and the communities we serve. Our first article is being featured on CityNews and with Real Estate ...

Mortgage Stress Test – Is This Important to Us?

The Dynamic Ottawa Real Estate Market COVID-19 tragically swept across Canada last year. It sadly changed many aspects of our lives. One of the areas that we did not anticipate was the impact on the residential real estate market. We have witnessed an unprecedented roller-coaster ...

Renovating your Home – What Should I Do to Get the Best Price

The Dynamic Ottawa Housing Market  There have been many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic with one being the significant change in the Ottawa residential housing market. For many years Ottawa enjoyed a stable market with a predictable inventory of homes. There was a slow and ...

Is It Time to Renovate Your Basement? How Do You Want to Use the Basement?

When you walk downstairs to your basement, do you look around and think we could turn this into a much more comfortable living space? Does watching the home renovations shows on TV give you some exciting ideas helping you visualize what your basement would look ...

Ottawa and Real Estate Market Snapshot April 2021

The April 2021 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out!   Market Snapshot: The strongest April on record. With more sales and accelerated price increases the continued lack of supply is apparent. The pandemic has homeowners focusing on living space, driving the demand for change. ...

Ottawa and Real Estate Market Snapshot March 2021

The March 2021 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: The long-term inventory shortage continues to drive prices however, the number of residential properties sold in March of 2021 is over double the number of properties that sold just one year prior. The ...

6 Things To Do Before Settling Into Your New Home

Buying a home is an exciting time for both new home buyers and experienced buyers alike. It is a fresh start, with new walls to build your life within. However, once the move begins, things can feel stressful, frantic, and exhausting, especially if there’s extra ...

How COVID-19 changed the face of Real Estate in Ottawa

Real Estate in Ottawa has been a hot topic for some time now. Despite the industry’s sudden shutdown at the beginning of the pandemic, home sales picked up as soon as it was announced that the Real Estate industry was deemed an essential service. Since ...

Ottawa and Real Estate Market Snapshot February 2021

The February 2021 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: Low inventory is causing properties to “fly off the shelves”. With a record number of sales for the month, residential homes being listed are on the market for an average of 14 days ...

5 Winter Home Selling Tips to Elevate Curb Appeal

While some people look down on it, selling your home in the winter can actually be a great experience. Buyers this time of year are more serious, and with a currently low inventory, Real Estate in Ottawa is advantageous for sellers. Many homes sold in ...

Ottawa and Real Estate Market Snapshot January 2021

Market Reports Request Market Snapshot: Buyer demand fueled the Ottawa resale market as we kicked off the year. The announcement of the stay-at-home order early in the month caused a shortage in inventory while the strong demand remained. If you’re considering a move we’re here ...

Virtual Open Houses in 2021

Live stream open houses have never been more popular in the real estate world.  “Since the feature was made available on REALTOR.ca in April, there have been more than 24,800 live stream open houses conducted by more than 2,600 REALTORS® across Canada.” according to CREA.  ...

What do Luxury Condos in Ottawa look like?

  Some buyers have dreams of a white picket fence, others imagine a life of luxury when purchasing a home. Those in pursuit of this lifestyle may be curious to know what to expect in the Ottawa luxury condominium market. Luxury condos in Ottawa are ...

Online User’s Guide to Buying a Home During Covid

The New Importance of Online Tools COVID-19 has changed our lives dramatically.   All facets of our day to day routine were transformed. Initially, the Real Estate community saw a drastic slowdown in the sale of homes.  However, the industry was quick to adapt to the ...

Ottawa and Real Estate Market Snapshot December 2020

Market Reports Request Market Snapshot: Ottawa’s resale market continued to thrive through December despite the challenges of 2020. The inventory shortage for 2020 caused an increase in the sale price as the demand remained with record-low mortgage rates. If you’re considering a move we’re here ...

Saving Money to Buy Your Home

Everyone needs a place to call home. It’s our base. It’s the foundation upon which we build our lives. It defines our sense of community and the satisfaction of participation. But what is the price tag that comes with owning your own home? How do ...

Ottawa and Real Estate Market Snapshot November 2020

Market Reports Request Market Snapshot: Ottawa’s resale market didn’t show its typical slowdown in November. With no slowdown our resale year to date transactions are on track with 2019. There were 50% less residential listings than this time last year. A concurrent decrease in inventory ...

Shopping Local this Christmas

The holidays are fast approaching, and the recent snowfall has heightened the spirit of giving and kindness of residents in the city. People are buying gifts for family and friends, trying to get ahead of the last-minute December holiday rush. Instead of spending hours in ...

Buying a Home with a Friend

Buying a home with a friend is a good way to get into the housing market. The pandemic has affected businesses everywhere, the Real Estate market has rebounded well. House sales experienced a little interruption early on. It has bounced back bigger and better than what ...

Community Associations in Ottawa

Here is everything you need to know about the Community Associations in Ottawa.  Finding a community you feel connected to can be a huge factor in buying a new home. Some people prefer to stay within the community they know best. Others venture out to ...

Ottawa and Area Real Estate Market Snapshot October 2020

Market Reports Request Market Snapshot: Ottawa’s resale market was steady as she goes through October as we started to get some cooler weather. As demand persists so does the changing buyer behaviour and preferences due to the reality of the pandemic. We saw gains in ...

Time to Buy a Year-Round Cottage

This year has been a real challenge for all of us. The combination of the COVID-19 virus and uncertain economic times have been incredibly worrisome.  With the arrival of Fall, the situation is still uncertain and extremely stressful. During the summer, many of us were ...

Closing the Cottage for the Winter

It is always a sad day when you are sitting at the cottage, and the leaves start to turn, and you realize that the nights are getting cooler. We usually delay the decision to close up the cottage to the last minute. Given our uncertain ...

Ottawa and Area Real Estate Market Snapshot September 2020

Market Reports Request We have detailed statistics and market reports available in all areas in and around Ottawa. ...

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Anita deVries Bonneau 

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