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 >>

We Are Part of the Club!

For 2014, our team was awarded Royal LePage Chairman’s Club – that is top 1% of over 16,000 Royal LePage agents across the country. We placed #52, so third overall in Ottawa, and we are truly grateful and humbled by this achievement. We could not do it without the loyalty of our wonderful clients as… Read More >>

Westboro Holiday Food Fair – December 13, 2014

The Ottawa Specialty Food Association (OSFA) will be hosting it’s annual Westboro Holiday Food Fair on Saturday, December 13, an event that we are once again proud to sponsor. Doors will open at 10am until 3:30pm at 415 Piccadilly Ave. This is a great opportunity to meet local food vendors, try innovative products and fill… Read More >>

Winterizing Your Home – Drafts from Windows and Doors

This week’s tip is a sure-fire way to save money during the colder months and to ensure the cold temperatures stay outside. There are many options to stop drafts from windows and doors, whatever your budget may be. It could range from a few dollars spent on caulking or few thousand to replace windows. The… Read More >>

Winterizing Your Home – Clean Out Those Gutters

One of the prettiest things about the fall are all the different colour leaves around us. However, those leaves (among other things) can leave your gutters clogged, and the consequences are not so pretty. Luckily enough, cleaning out the gutters is not a difficult task. All you need are simple tools that can be found around… Read More >>

Winterizing Your Home – Shut Off Exterior Water Taps

Not many of us like the dreaded “W” word….winter, but it inevitably shows up every year. Some of us prepare by putting away the summer shorts and tees, and start pulling out the comfy sweaters and socks. But as our bodies need protection from the cold, so do our homes. Over the next month, we… Read More >>

Parkdale Food Center Awarded Ontario Trillium Grant

As part of their mission statement, the Parkdale Food Center (PFC) aims to provide healthy food, nutritional education and a welcoming environment to those in need. The center not only provides healthy choices to those who otherwise could not afford it, but it also provides cooking classes and workshops to help build knowledge to those… Read More >>