House Cleaning Shortcuts to Save You Time

By: Royal LePage Performance Realty

House Cleaning Shortcuts to Save You Time

Tags: Homes in Ottawa, Ottawa Homes, New Home, Cleaning Shortcuts, Home Cleaning, Fall Cleaning, Royal LePage

Everybody wants to have a clean house, but we all know cleaning can be very time-consuming! The last thing you want to do at the end of a long work day is come home and start cleaning. Have kids? Then you’ll likely have twice the cleaning to do but half the time to do it! That’s why we’ve collected a few of our top tips for house cleaning shortcuts that will save you time:  ...Read More

5 Tips to Help Kids Settle into a New Home After Moving!

By: Royal LePage Performance Realty

5 Tips to Help Kids Settle into a New Home After Moving!

Tags: Ottawa homes, homes in Ottawa, new home, dream home, moving with kids, helping your kids move, tips for getting kids settled after a move, buying a new home, selling your home, bytownhomes, bytownhomesteam

Moving to a new home can be stressful for your children. They are used to their neighbourhood, their school, and their home and can feel daunted at the prospect of all that changing. Some children may take a while to warm up to the idea of moving, while for others the excitement of moving to a new place may help to curb some of their anxiety. To help make the transition a smooth one, there are a f...Read More

How much home could your rent buy?

By: Mortgage Intelligence

How much home could your rent buy?

Tags: first time home buyer, new home, mortgage intelligence, royal lepage performance realty, millennial home buyers, dream home, ottawa homes for sale, renting vs buying

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By: Ottawa Real Estate Board

Ottawa Housing Market Sees Hottest July in 15 Years!

Tags: Ottawa Real Estate Market, Ottawa Real Estate, Ottawa, July, July Housing Market, Home

August 6, 2019 Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,842 residential properties in July through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,605 in July 2018, an increase of 14.8 per cent. July’s sales included 1,382 in the residential-property class, up 12.3 per cent from a year ago, and 460 in the condominium-property category, a rise of 23 per cent fro...Read More

By: Royal LePage Performance Realty

6 Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Backyard for Summer!

Tags: Ottawa Homes, Home, Backyard, Summer, Backyard Upgrade

Here in Ottawa, there is a lot of time in the year that we are unable to use our backyard. That means when summer rolls around, we want to be outdoors as much as possible! However, if your outdoor space is looking a little drab and tired you may not enjoy spending time there. Luckily, there are many quick and affordable ways to spruce up your backyard and have it looking brand new in no time! &nb...Read More

By: Dave Pankew

How to get a construction mortgage loan to build your DREAM home!

Tags: Home in Ottawa, Construction Mortgage, Mortgage, Dream Home, New Home

For most, the fantasy of building a dream home is just that—a fantasy: the perfectly styled gourmet kitchen, the shower big enough to fit an elephant and every tiny detail carefully considered to be exactly what you want. As a trained architect, it haunts me that at my age I still haven't designed and built my own home. With so much to consider, where do you begin? As always, a good pla...Read More

By: CBC News

Rent in Ottawa out of reach for low-income earners, report finds.

Tags: ottawahomes, ottawarent, rentprices, lowincome, homesinottawa, newhome, renters, royallepage, royallepageperformancerealty,

Tenants must earn $26 per hour to afford 2-bedroom apartment, think-tank says.  For workers earning minimum wage, Ottawa is one of the least affordable places in Canada to rent an apartment, according to a new report. The report, published Thursday by the Centre for Canadian Policy Alternatives (CCPA), calculates the rental wage — the hourly wage needed to rent an average tw...Read More

By: Royal LePage

Canadian Real Estate Market Shows Signs of a Sustainable Recovery with Modest Price Gain of 1.1% in Second Quarter

Tags: ottawahomes, ottawahousingmarket, ottawarealestate, buyingahome, homebuyer, homesinottawa, realestatemarket, marketupdate, royallepage

TORONTO, July 10, 2019 – According to the Royal LePage House Price Survey[1] released today, low interest rates and healthy employment have offset the market drag caused by widespread economic uncertainty that has kept monthly unit sales volumes below the ten-year average[2]leading to very modest home price appreciation at the national level.The Royal LePage National House Price Co...Read More

By: Royal LePage Performance Realty

Buying a Home: What Does it Really Cost?

Tags: ottawahomes, homesinottawa, dreamhome, ottawarealtors, thebytownhomesteam, royallepageperformancerealty, ottawarealestate, buyingahome, sellingyourhome

When house-hunting people make sure to only look at homes within their budget, lest they fall in love with a house they can’t afford. But the sale price is only one cost involved in purchasing a home, albeit the most important cost. When buying a house, there are a number of other one-time fees and costs involved that you may not be aware of. It is best to be aware of these costs upfront as ...Read More

By: Todd McLaughlin source: Royal LePage Performance Realty

Why Your Home's Listing Price is So Important!

Tags: ottawahomes, ottawarealtors, ottawarealtor, homesinottawa, sellingyourhome, buyingahome, dreamhome, homeprices, homepricing, royallepage, royallepageperformancerealty

Pricing your home can be one of the trickiest elements of the selling process in general. Naturally, most sellers are inclined to want to price it high in order to gain as much return on their investment as possible. But beware! If you get the price wrong, you risk putting off potential buyers and delaying the process longer than anticipated. Read on to learn why. If Your Price is Too High You...Read More