By: Todd McLaughlin source: CTV Ottawa

The City of Ottawa will top one million people by Friday!

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The population of the city of Ottawa will reach a major milestone by this weekend. The capital’s population will top one million people. Mayor Jim Watson says more people are coming to the city through immigration, and for jobs in high tech or the federal government.       “It’s a pretty significant milestone in the city's history to reach a mil...Read More

By: Todd McLaughlin source Royal LePage Performance Realty

Smart Renovations: Improvements that Pay!

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So you’re thinking about doing a kitchen facelift, putting on an addition or landscaping your yard. If you’re renoing your house with an eye to upping resale value, you may want to focus your dollars on projects that will give you the best return.   The kitchen Kitchen renos usually offer the best return of any major improvement. Just make sure you’re keeping your upda...Read More

By: Todd McLaughlin

5 Tips for Downsizing to a Smaller Home

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Whether you are relocating, moving from a house to a condo, or have just found that your current home is now too large for your needs, downsizing can be a long and arduous process. Don’t get physically or emotionally overwhelmed when downsizing to a smaller home — read on for some expert tips that will help make the downsizing process a smooth one:   Start early, it will take lo...Read More

By: Todd McLaughlin source: Royal LePage Performance Realty

The Importance of a Home Inspection!

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So you’ve found a house you love. Great backyard, gleaming hardwood, and the kitchen of your dreams. But what about the furnace? The wiring? Leaks in the basement? Before you buy, have the home inspected; no matter how experienced you are as a homeowner, it’s the best way to make sure you really know what you’re getting into.   A home inspection will give you the informati...Read More

By: Todd McLaughlin source Royal LePage Performance Realty

Helpful tips for moving with pets!

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MOVING WITH PETS Moving is tough enough on humans – imagine how overwhelming it would be if you didn’t understand what was going on. When you’re moving with pets, the boxes, the commotion and tension can add up to confused, stressed – even sick – animals. To keep your cat or dog (or iguana) calm and relatively happy during your move, all you need is a little planning...Read More

By: Todd McLaughlin

6 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sale

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Selling your home is a little bit more complicated than simply putting it on the market and hoping someone bites. To ensure that your home presents in the best way possible, you may need to make a few changes to the interior and exterior decor. Here are six expert tips to prepare your home for sale and make an impactful first impression to buyers:   Declutter First things first, go through...Read More

By: Todd McLaughlin source Royal LePage Performance Realty

Buying a Condo vs. Buying a House - What You Need to Know

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When it comes to buying your first property, you may be questioning whether to buy a house or a condo. With the condo market seeing tremendous growth in recent months, it is clear that more first-time homeowners than ever are opting to get their foot on the property ladder by purchasing a condo, either due to financial expenses or convenience. Not sure whether a house or a condo is right for you?...Read More

By: Todd McLaughlin source Ottawa Real Estate Board

A Slow March into Spring Market for Ottawa Real Estate

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OTTAWA, April 3, 2019 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,511 residential properties in March through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,654 in March 2018, a decrease of 8.6 per cent. March’s sales included 1,136 in the residential property class, a drop of 12.4 per cent from a year ago, and 375 in the condominium property class, an increase ...Read More

By: Todd McLaughlin source Pete Evans · CBC News

Buying a home? CMHC could soon kick in 10% of the cost — for a price

Tags: Ottawahomes, ottawarealestate, mortgages, ottawamortgages, cmhc, cmhcottawa

The government is earmarking $1.25B over 3 years for something it's calling a 'shared equity mortgage' Pete Evans · CBC News · Posted: Mar 19, 2019 4:25 PM ET | Last Updated: March 20   The federal budget unveiled on Tuesday includes a plan that could see Canada's housing agency, the CMHC, pitch in up to 10 per cent of the purchase pric...Read More

By: Todd McLaughlin source Royal LePage Leading Edge

Royal LePage Canada earns an astounding 2.7 billion media impressions!

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2.7 billion media impressions! Royal LePage Canada / 1 day ago Royal LePage is media’s most sought real estate company for data and insights into the Canadian housing market In 2018, Royal LePage earned an astounding 2.7 billion media impressions, which is one billion more than our largest national competitor! Through trusted national, regional and local media, Royal LePage ...Read More

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