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? […]

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 […]

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot December 2022

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot November 2022

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot October 2022

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. […]

Is a Condominium Right for You?

Is a Condominium Right for You?   Sometimes, the maintenance requirements of a detached home can seem like a lot. After all, taking care of a whole property requires frequent attention, dedicated time, and effort. On the other hand, an apartment can seem cramped or urbanized for your liking.   Have you considered a condominium? […]

Beyond the Sign: 3 common real estate concerns in Ottawa

The changing real estate market is making national headlines often, but here in the Ottawa area our situation is unique. The problems we hear about in the news don’t necessarily reflect our local market, so I sat down with Jason Ralph, Broker of Record and President of Royal LePage Team Realty, to learn more about Ottawa’s […]

CityNews: Ottawa housing market sees slight rise in average home prices year-over-year

CityNews: Ottawa housing market sees slight rise in average home prices year-over-year – According to the Royal LePage House Price Survey released October 13, the aggregate price of a home in Ottawa increased 2.7 per cent year-over-year to $744,500 in the third quarter of 2022. Although the housing market has slowed over the past few […]

Beyond the Sign: Inheriting property the smart way

Beyond the Sign: Inheriting property the smart way – It can be difficult to know what to do with an inherited property. Whether you choose to keep it or sell it is often a complicated emotional and financial decision. Jason Ralph, Broker of Record for Royal LePage Team Realty, gives some valuable advice about dealing with […]

Basement Renovation Ideas

Basement Renovation Ideas   If you’re thinking about finishing your basement, it can be a great way to upgrade the functionality of your home while still getting a decent return on investment down the road. In this blog, we’ll cover a few creative directions that can take your basement to the next level as a […]

Ottawa – The Best From West to East

Ottawa – The Best From West to East   Ottawa is a vastly diverse cultural landscape with much to do and plenty to see. In this blog, we’ll highlight some of our favourite spots in each end of the city. Whether you’re looking for a place to settle down, or simply an afternoon adventure, you’re […]

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot September 2022

The September 2022 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: As interest rates climb buyers in Ottawa are taking a step back while keeping a close watch on price trends. An increase in listings compared to last month and this time last year means more options for those who continue their hunt for […]

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 […]

Moving with Pets

Moving with Pets   Moving can be an incredibly exciting experience. A new home, surrounded by new people and maybe even a new neighbourhood to explore. On the flipside, it can also be quite stressful. There are strict deadlines that have to be met, and many parties who require clear and frequent communication. Luckily, our […]

Understanding The Fall Real Estate Market

Understanding The Fall Real Estate Market   It’s no secret, the seasons play a big role in the real estate market. As fall comes around, you may feel as if you’ve missed out on the prime of the real estate market.   Although spring is typically the busiest time in real estate, the fall market […]

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 […]

Beyond the Sign: How Realtors Determine List Prices

Beyond the Sign: How Realtors Determine List Prices. – There are a number of factors that go into the successful marketing and sale of a home. Even before the ‘For Sale’ sign goes up, the professional REALTORS® at Royal LePage Team Realty are working hard to make sure that all of the elements are in place. […]

Bring Your Gardening Hobby Indoors

Bring Your Gardening Hobby Indoors   Just because the weather is getting cooler doesn’t mean your gardening hobby has to take a back seat. Luckily, there are many approaches you can take with a variety of different styles to make your indoor garden just as fabulous as outdoors. In this article, we’ll list some tips, […]

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot August 2022

The August 2022 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: Sales slowed down in August which is traditional for the month as most are enjoying summer vacations. Days on market increased as did prices (in comparison to August 2021) but at a more moderate rate than earlier in the year. If you’re considering […]

Fall Maintenance Checklist

Fall Maintenance Checklist   It’s September, and fall is in full swing. As the seasons change, the national capital region will put a wide variety of colours on full display for us to enjoy. But while the leaves are beautiful, they can provide their own set of tasks to deal with. Your property will need […]

5 Tricks for a Smooth Move with the Kids

5 Tricks for a Smooth Move with the Kids   Moving can seem like a daunting task. There are so many things to think about, plan and organize with many strict deadlines that need to be met. Not to mention the added stress of having to do it all with the kids in tow. But […]

James Dean

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