April 2015 Ottawa Real Estate Board Market News

April stats are out, and show good reason to be confident in our local market. We had a slow start this year, thanks to a long and cold winter, but with warmer temperatures finally upon us, things are looking strong. Total number of sales is up year over year and prices are holding steady with… Read More >>

Summer Travel – Where Do You Create Memories?

For those of us lucky enough to experience new adventures during summer breaks, we have memories to last a lifetime. Whether it’s a trek across country camping under the stars or flying abroad to hear different languages and experience new cultures, we remember them as if they were yesterday. So, when it comes time to decide… Read More >>

The Long Wait For The Perfect House

The perfect house doesn’t exist. Let’s start there. In fact, the one you end up buying may surprise you!  Whether it’s your initial definition of “perfect” that is imperfect, your visions are unrealistic, or your tastes change, the right one does come along. The key is to embrace all the options, rather than to pigeon-hole… Read More >>

March 2015 Ottawa Real Estate Board Market News

The stats tell the story – Spring is here and with it, an upswing in sales!      

Clearing Clutter: Where did all this stuff come from?!

It seems that no matter where we live, our homes inevitably fill up with “stuff”. As each year passes, we accumulate more clutter and divest of less. So, when the time finally comes to move, the thought of what to do with all the “stuff” is completely daunting. It is almost certain that any real… Read More >>

Old Ottawa South “Green Team”

Did you know the Old Ottawa South Community Association has formed a completely volunteer-run “Green Team”? This team will remove debris from local parks and green spaces, the river shore, and even Bank Street. Read all about them (and see their lovely faces) on page 4 of the latest issue of the OSCAR, here. Just… Read More >>

February 2015 Ottawa Real Estate Board Market News

Frigid weather didn’t seem to deter residential buyers in February and signs of spring are apparent – at least in the real estate market!    

Selling Your Home! – What To Expect

From the moment your home hits the market, you will spend your days wondering: What did that buyer not like? Why don’t I KNOW what the buyer thought? When is the offer coming? How many more days do I have to keep this place clean? What more can I do? The list is as endless… Read More >>

Photos: Winterlude Ottawa 2015!

Winterlude has been great this year. Since 1979 it has celebrated Canada’s unique northern climate and culture. To learn more about Winterlude visit the official website and bookmark it for future reference! We really enjoyed checking it out. Enjoy some photos from this past week!      

Community Associations – Where You Live!

Choosing a home is all about finding community. And sometimes, community associations exist where we least expect them to – no matter how big or small the neighbourhoods, regardless of the demographics of its residents. Orleans is a perfect example. There are many different communities within this large suburb. Do your research, and you may… Read More >>

Bank of Canada Lowers Interest Rates

In a surprise move today, the Bank of Canada has lowered interest rates by a quarter point to .75%, the first change it has made since September 2010.  As recently as the past few weeks, it was widely speculated that rates were going to remain steady with a slight increase in late 2015, and into… Read More >>

Trek to Machu Picchu in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation

Help us support the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, a charity which we are very proud to support on an ongoing basis by donating a portion of every commission we receive. This coming August, Jen will be participating in a trek to Machu Picchu to raise money for the Foundation. Every dollar raised will go directly to… Read More >>