CMHC announces new rules to make it easier for homeowners to rent out property

In this Financial Post article, Garry Marr discusses the impact of upcoming changes from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp (CMHC) that will permit homeowners to count 100% of the income from their secondary units when qualifying for a loan.  Currently, homeowners with legal units can only count 50% of the income from legal rentals.  By making it easier to borrow money, Marr suggests CMHC will be bringing more people into the market, and that is expected to boost affordable housing, ...

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Should you let children choose their bedroom paint colours?

Should you let children choose their bedroom paint colours? In this Canadian Living post, Brett Walther suggests a way to let your child participate when deciding what colour(s) to paint their room while also avoiding a choice that is unacceptable to you, or one that they will want to change next week.  The key is to guide their choice by presenting a few options that appeal to them while also meeting your own criteria.  To read more click here.  This article ...

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Machu Picchu Challenge for Shelter

Machu Picchu Challenge for Shelter August 2015  in Machu Picchu, Peru In support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation people from Royal LePage offices across Canada have started the trek to Machu Picchu to help restore hope for women and children escaping violence. “For eight days, 70 enthusiastic supporters are trekking at high altitude, camping in tents, and forgoing running water, electricity and cellphone service to raise funds and awareness for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.  Each participant was required to raise $5,000 ...

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Ottawa Real Estate Market Update: Summer report!

The latest statistics from the Ottawa Real Estate Board have been released.  The information below includes market highlights from July 2015 stats and include all of  Ottawa and the surrounding area. Are you curious about a specific neighbourhood or property?  Please Contact Us – we’d love to hear from you! Typical summer resale market in Ottawa (information from the Ottawa Real Estate Board ) Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,436 residential properties in July through the Board’s Multiple ...

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Royal LePage Team Realty in the Ottawa community: Helping provide seniors at St Patrick's Home with gardening supplies for Horticultural Therapy

Royal LePage Team Realty in the community:  We were so happy to be able to help fund this great project at St Patrick’s Home in Ottawa with for their new Horticultural Therapy program.      // We’re so honoured to be a part of this success story! Congrats to St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa Foundation – on launching… Posted by Royal LePage Team Realty on Monday, 27 July 2015     Background Story – What is Horticultural Therapy? Horticultural Therapy is a ...

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Royal LePage Receives the Consumer's Choice Award…18 years & Counting

Royal LePage is once again the proud recipient of the Consumer’s Choice Gold Award as Top Real Estate Brand in Ottawa for 2014.  A big THANK YOU for supporting Royal LePage Team Realty in the Ottawa Real Estate Community, we couldn’t have made this list for the last 18 years without your support. This article was first published on ...

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Busy Spring Real Estate Market in Ottawa Continues in June 2015

Curious about what’s going on in the Ottawa Real Estate Market?   Below are some highlights of our June market.  Curious about a certain area?  Please contact us and/or one of our Sales Representatives  for details, we have up to date statistics on all Ottawa neighbourhoods.     Ottawa Real Estate Market Update:  The busy spring real estate market in Ottawa continues in June 2015 – from the Ottawa Real Estate Board  Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,694 ...

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Congratulations to Jody Lavoie: Elected Chair of the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO)

We would like to send out our congratulations to Jody Lavoie of Royal LePage Team Realty, Barrhaven/Nepean office, who was just elected as the Chair of the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO). At Royal LePage Team Realty we value organized real estate and we are very proud of our members who have a long history of representing our industry through various institutions. Our thanks goes out to Glenda Brindle of Royal LePage Team Realty, Stittsville office, for her past 2 terms in ...

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Royal LePage Shelter Foundation named national partner in

            We are pleased to announce another step forward in our efforts to help abused women and their children find help. The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation has been named a national partner in — a new online resource managed by the Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses — along with RBC Foundation. Any time of day or night through, women can find help close to home. provides a single point of information for women seeking ...

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Electronic Signatures in Real Estate coming July 1st!

  Real Estate News: Effective July 1st, 2015 real estate consumers in Ontario will be able to use electronic signatures on agreements of purchase and sale! OREA (Ontario Real Estate Association) has promoted the fact that electronic signatures on agreements of purchase and sale will help improve transaction efficiency by reducing the time required to complete a deal.  In doing so, e-signatures will help improve the consumer’s experience while saving REALTORS® time. OREA  (Ontario Real Estate Association) will be participating in an ...

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Royal LePage Team Realty named one of the TOP 60 Real Estate Brokerages in Canada

WOW! We are so honoured that we made REP Magazine’s (Real Estate Professional) list of the Top 60 Real Estate Brokerages in Canada! “These Brokerages are more than high transaction, high-volume players – they are also leaders in innovation for clients and agents, and in their communities.” -REP MAG page 25             At Royal LePage Team Realty we work to provide the best real estate training and technology for our Sales Representatives.  Our Sales Representatives ...

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Ottawa Real Estate Market Update: May 2015

  Stats stats stats! It’s being called a “Buyer’s Market” but overall the Ottawa’s Real Estate resale market was strong and steady in May 2015.   Below are some of the highlights from the Ottawa Real Estate Board.  This type of Real Estate Market overview is interesting but please speak to one of our REALTORS or Contact us for the statistics in your specific neighbourhood!   We’d love to hear from you and we’re here to help.       ...

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Wow! Ottawa ranked #1 amongst large cities and #2 overall in MoneySense's Canada's Best Places to Live 2015 rankings!

Canada’s Best Places to Live 2015: Measuring quality of life in 209 cities Wow! Ottawa ranked #1 amongst large cities and #2 overall in MoneySense’s Canada’s Best Places to Live 2015 rankings!  Read Full Article Here We’ve always loved Ottawa but with a resurgence in amazing restaurants, arts and culture, farmers markets and start up companies like Shopify making headlines,  in recent years our national reputation has gone from drab to fab! Finally the rest of Canada is seeing what ...

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Royal LePage Gale Real Estate and Royal LePage Team Realty team up for record-breaking fundraiser

  Every year on a Tuesday in  May, Royal LePage Team Realty and Royal LePage Gale Real Estate get together for a charity auction. It all started in Almonte in 2001, when Butch Oldford bought a tie at a company breakfast meeting for $250. Butch asked that the money go to charity.  Realizing that cancer has touched many of  our lives we decided to celebrate Denim Tuesday together and we have raised over  $400,000 for local cancer charities. All of the auction ...

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Fun Real Estate Facts: Average Ottawa Home Prices 1956-2014

The Average Price of a home in Ottawa in the year 2000 was $159,511 – last month in March 2015 it was $361,572 (including Residential & Condos!) What was the Average the year you bought your first house? The year you were born? The year you got married? Check the chart below for details. Interested in finding out what your home is worth today?  We’re happy to provide you a free home evaluation, contact us today! This article was first ...

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Royal LePage in the News! Royal LePage named 2015 Outstanding Corporate Citizen

Canadian Franchise Association bestows honour on Royal LePage—A first for the real estate industry! April 14, 2015 A first for the real estate industry TORONTO, APRIL 14 – Royal LePage Real Estate Services has been named the 2015 Outstanding Corporate Citizen by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA).  Royal LePage, Canada’s largest and oldest real estate firm, received this award for demonstrating sustained support for the local communities through its network of over 600 brokerage offices from coast to coast, and for ...

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Ottawa Real Estate Market Update: Spring is finally here!

Is now the right time for YOU to buy or sell?  For a full report of what’s going on in your Ottawa area neighbourhood talk to your Royal LePage Sales Representative  or if you’re looking for a great Realtor®, e-mail Kent Browne or 613-725-1171. Helping YOU is what we do. _______________________________________________________________________ Busy spring season arrives amidst March snow banks! – Ottawa Real Estate board Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,208 residential properties in March through the ...

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Nelson House Donation

With the help of many generous supporters, every year Mary Lindsay, a Royal LePage Team Realty sales representative,  organizes a  “Yesterday’s” sale at our Royal LePage Team Realty branch at 1335 Carling Avenue.  This group collects gently used clothing, jewelry and silent auction items which are then sold over 2 days. All money raised is then donated to a local women’s shelter. Earlier today Mary Lindsay, Theresa Seguin and Brian Sukkau presented a $2000 donation to Ottawa’s Nelson House.  Nelson ...

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Resale buyers brave the February freeze

  Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 853 residential properties in February through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 868 in February 2014, a decrease of 1.7 per cent. The five-year average for February sales is 914.   “Even though we had one of the coldest months on record, resales for the month of February are only slightly down from last year,” says President of the Ottawa Real Estate Board, David Oikle. “Looking at residential properties ...

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Royal LePage House Price Survey: Ottawa trending towards a Buyer’s Market

OTTAWA RECORDS FLAT HOUSING MARKET IN THE THIRD QUARTER High inventory leads to an uneventful third quarter OTTAWA, October 15, 2014 – The Royal LePage House Price Survey released today saw prices for homes in Ottawa remain relatively flat. Detached bungalows and standard two-storey homes increased 1.2 per cent year-over-year to $403,091 and $406,264, respectively. Standard condominiums saw a slight decline in price, dropping 0.3 per cent to $258,132. “Buyers had a surplus of inventory to choose from this quarter, with much of the inventory ...

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Steady as she goes for September real estate sales in Ottawa

From the Ottawa Real Estate Board September/October 2014 “Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,133 residential properties in September through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 1,118 in September 2013, an increase of 1.3 per cent. The five-year average for September sales is 1,103. “Our community is fortunate to enjoy one of the most stable real estate markets in Canada,” says Randy Oickle, President of the Ottawa Real Estate Board   “This is evidenced by the fact ...

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Square Footage of Homes… Why Such a Mystery?

When it comes to measuring square footage for a home or condominium it’s not so easy! Buyers always ask their sales representative for information on the square footage of the home they are considering buying and realtors always want to know approximately how many square feet exists in the home or condominium they are selling.   Unfortunately organized real estate no longer promotes the use of square footage in the details of housing  due to the potential liability on the ...

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Campaign Launched By Provincial Realtors to Stop the Spread of Another Costly Home Owner’s Tax

Help us in an effort to “Say no to another home owner tax” – It is our mission to help prevent the spread of a new municipal land transfer tax (MLTT). This tax is in addition to the Land Transfer Tax a consumer already pays to the province when purchasing real estate and this provincial tax is already a large amount. Now your local municipalities want to Tax the home buying consumer again by introducing a new local Municipal Land ...

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Royal LePage Team Agent’s Love Their Neighbourhoods and Want to Recognize Those that Make it a Great Place to Live!

  Your Royal LePage Team Agents from across Ottawa and surrounding areas want to recognize those individuals that make our communities such a great place to live. Collectively they have created a Contest to allow for you to tell them about your “Great Neighbour”. Tell a  Royal LePage Team Agent  About Your Great Neighbour and Your Neighbour Will be Entered to Win  Great Prizes Monthly of an Ottawa “Staycation” and a Chance to at the Grand Prize of a Caribbean ...

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