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

By: Todd McLaughlin source Ottawa Business Journal

Looking to buy or sell in Ottawa? Here are 20 of Ottawa's hottest neighbourhoods!

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Continuing a recent trend, homes in Ottawa’s outlying areas were a hot commodity at the end of 2018, driving up prices in areas such as Leitrim, Manotick and Stittsville closer to levels traditionally seen in popular central neighbourhoods such as the Glebe and Westboro. Housing prices in those rural areas have risen by up to 47 per cent in the past five years, according to data from the Ot...Read More

By: Todd McLaughlin, source: Kristin Byrne TMJ4

Local family calls out Zillow over real estate mistake

Tags: Ottawa rental market, Ottawa Real Estate, Royal Lepage

  Local family calls out Zillow over real estate mistake Posted: 7:20 AM, Feb 13, 2019   Updated: 11:25 PM, Feb 13, 2019 By: Kristin Byrne?         LAKE GENEVA -- Lisa Weiler of the Lake Geneva area contacted Call for Action after she learned her Williams Bay rental property was listed on Zillow a...Read More

By: Todd McLaughlin: The Star

Client or Customer? The benefit of signing on with a real estate brokerage as a client.

Tags: Ottawa rental market, Royal Lepage Performance, Client vs Customer, Ottawa Condos, Ottawa Homes, Ottawa Real Estate

If you want a brokerage committed to a condo purchase, sign on as a client and not a customer By JOE RICHERRegistrar, Real Estate Council of Ontario Sat., Feb. 9, 2019   I’d like to buy a condo, and a real estate brokerage has given me the choice of signing with them as either a client or as a customer. Which should I choose? Consumers so...Read More

By: Todd McLaughlin

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RBC cuts 5 Year Fixed Mortgage Rate, Other Banks Likely to Follow Suit

By: JANET MCFARLAND Source: The Globe and Mail Online

RBC cuts 5 Year Fixed Mortgage Rate, Other Banks Likely to Follow Suit

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  RBC cuts five-year fixed mortgage rate, other banks expected to follow   Royal Bank of Canada has become the first of the major banks to lower its posted interest rate for five-year fixed-term mortgages, a move that has been widely anticipated amid tumbling bond yields. The bank lowered its featured five-year mortgage rate on Wednesday to 3.74 per cent from 3.89 per cent. Other big ...Read More

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