Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot January 2024

  The December 2023 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: Warm temperatures have boosted buyer interest in the Ottawa resale market. There was a 16.5% increase in properties sold in January 2024 over January of 2023. Keep an eye on market trends as the weather continues to influence conditions. If you’re considering […]

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot December 2023

The December 2023 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: The resale market had a steady close in Ottawa as we saw the number of properties sold decline. This is a typical close for December. As we see consumer confidence return we are looking for a strong year ahead. If you’re considering a […]

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot November 2023

The November 2023 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: We’re starting to see an increase in inventory, bringing more choice back to the market. While inventory increases, the cold weather that has blown in has slowed the pace of sales which is expected for this time of year. If you’re considering a move, […]

Negotiation in Real Estate

The negotiation stage is a pivotal point in any real estate transaction, as it plays a significant role in determining the outcome of the deal. No matter if you’re buying or selling a property — understanding the nuances of real estate negotiation is crucial for securing the best terms, prices, and conditions. In this comprehensive […]

Seasonality in the Ottawa Real Estate Market

Like the changing seasons, the real estate landscape experiences shifts and transitions, each holding a unique influence on buying and selling patterns. Seasonality is more than just a climatic phenomenon — it’s a critical factor that both buyers and sellers will need to consider in order to navigate the real estate journey with strategy and […]

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot October 2023

The October 2023 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: Sales and prices on resale properties in Ottawa may have slowed down however, this is a typical trend for October. “While Ottawa’s inventory is slowly building, chronic supply issues mean there’s always an undercurrent of demand. Don’t let the lull fool you: now is […]

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot August 2023

The August 2023 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: There was a slight increase in the number of properties sold in Ottawa’s resale market for August over the same time last year. Demand continues in Canada’s capital as we see an increase in immigration and a new cohort entering the housing market. […]

The Seasons and the Ottawa Real Estate Market

The Seasons and the Ottawa Real Estate Market   Like the changing seasons, the real estate landscape experiences shifts and transitions, each holding a unique influence on buying and selling patterns. Seasonality is more than just a climatic phenomenon — it’s a critical factor that both buyers and sellers will need to consider in order […]

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot September 2023

The September 2023 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: The Ottawa real estate market has now reached a balance, meaning buyer demand is equal to the supply from sellers. It has been some time since Ottawa last saw a balanced market, making it even more crucial for buyers and sellers alike to consult […]

Great Renovations & Updates for Your New Home

Great Renovations & Updates for Your New Home   Congratulations on moving into your new home! Now for the best part — adding your own personal touch. With a dash of creativity and some careful planning, you can transform your space into a haven that perfectly reflects your distinct sense of style.    In this […]

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot July 2023

The July 2023 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: The Bank of Canada made two recent hikes to interest rates however, consumers remained confident as we saw the number of sales rise 15% over July of last year. Inventory has continued to climb as did the average sale price in comparison to […]

Retirement Home Buyer’s Checklist

Retirement Home Buyer’s Checklist   Congratulations on retirement! It’s truly a momentous occasion when you’re able to hang up your hat and look back at your professional career as an accomplishment. You’ve earned the years of leisure to come, and you deserve a home that will grant you the utmost comfort and fulfillment in this […]

Make Your Home Blossom: Decor Tips

Make Your Home Blossom: Decor Tips   Springtime is renowned for new beginnings and fresh starts. As the winter months come to an end and the days get longer, many homeowners start thinking about new ways to freshen up their living spaces. Spring is the season of renewal, and what better way to embrace it […]

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot June 2023

The June 2023 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: We saw an increase in the number of sold properties over those of June 2022 even though the number of listings were down from the previous year. A strong indication that those who are out shopping are serious about making a purchase. With […]

Should you build, or should you buy?

Should you build, or should you buy?   As a buyer, deciding between building a new home and buying an existing one is a choice that requires consideration. Both options have their own set of advantages and disadvantages which can greatly impact your lifestyle, budget and long-term goals moving forward. In this blog, we’ll delve […]

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot May 2023

The May 2023 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: Temperatures were on the rise last week and we saw the resale housing market mimic the rise in May as the number of properties sold were up 6% over those of May 2022. With inventory at a low and sale prices up from […]

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot April 2023

The April 2023 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: It MAY not feel like spring with the current cool temperatures but the real estate stats for April are a sure sign that spring is in the air! Three signs we’re in a seller’s market: inventory is down to less than two months […]

Selling Your Home in a Competitive Market

Selling Your Home in a Competitive Market   Selling a home can be a challenging process in any market, let alone a competitive one. With so many properties up for sale, it is essential to take strategic steps to ensure that your home appeals to as many potential buyers as possible. In this blog, we […]

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot March 2023

The March 2023 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: The number of property sales may be down 40% from those in March of 2022 however, they’ve increased by 40% over last month (February 2023) showing signs that the spring market is sprouting in Ottawa. If you’re preparing to list your property for […]

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot February 2023

The February 2023 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: The average days on market for a listing has decreased as the market continues to stabilize. A decrease in average sale price from February of 2022 which was the peak of the pandemic market however we did see a month over month increase […]

The Role of Technology in Real Estate

The Role of Technology in Real Estate   As technology continues to advance at an unprecedented pace, it has become increasingly important for those in real estate to keep up with the latest innovations that affect the industry. However, familiarizing yourself with the ever-changing landscape of real estate technology can often be a challenge, even […]

Preparing Your Home for a Spring Sale

Preparing Your Home for a Spring Sale   As a homeowner and future seller, it’s important to be aware that the real estate market will fluctuate with the changing seasons. The springtime is typically regarded as the most ideal time for buyers to begin their search due to a variety of factors, such as weather […]

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot January 2023

The January 2023 Ottawa Real Estate Board Stats are out! Market Snapshot: New year, new market as we see a slowdown in the number of sales for January and a decrease in the average sale price over January of 2022. We did however see an increase of 3% in the average sale price of a […]

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 […]

James Dean

Sales Representative

Royal LePage Team Realty

1335 Carling Avenue

Ottawa, Ontario

K1Z 8N8



Office: 613-725-1171

Direct: 613-293-2088

Fax: 613-725-3323



Toll Free: 1-800-307-1545


James@JamesDean.ca