Monthly Archives April 2014

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 Transfer Tax. Currently only implemented in Toronto, this tax has a great possibility of spreading to other regions of Ontario.
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Cheryl Eisler

“You were extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and professional. You situated our expectations in a tough market, and met them in a short period of time. I am very pleased with the outcome.”
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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 Cruise! You only have to nominate your neighbour once – each entry is eligible to be selected as a winner
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Ottawa Real Estate Statistics

The Ottawa Real Estate Board reported 1,126 unit sales in the month of March, a decrease of 2.9% from March 2013. The five year average for the number of sales in the month of March is 1,291 units. The number of new listings taken in the month decreased by 3% compared to March 2013.  The average sale price increased very slightly.  At $359,051, it was up by .03% from March 2013 and was also up from the previous month.  The average sale price to average list price ratio is at 97.6%. The listing inventory increased by 10.3% over that of March
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Maintaining your investment – spring home maintenance tips

• Tune up air conditioner • Check roof shingles, flashing, and remove any debris • Check for loose or leaky gutters, and clean too! • Extend downspouts to ensure water is draining away from the foundation • Door & window check (seals, weatherstripping) • Chimney check, and have the flue cleaned • Check outside hose faucets for freezing damage • Pressure wash the exterior • Check the perimeter of your home at ground level to ensure the grading of the patio stones, interlocking bricks, etc. are sloping away from the foundation
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Barrhaven – $319,900

Immaculate, sun-filled three bedroom, three bathroom family home in a choice location! This beautifully maintained, open concept home, features hardwood floors, new windows, roof shingles, hi-efficiency gas furnace, new Trex deck, and more! The lower level is finished providing for many versatile uses.  Six appliances, wood burning fireplace, and central air included! July/TBA poss. No rear yard neighbours @ 198 Pickwick Drive! (more info)
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Spring is an Exciting Time to Buy a Home!

Finally it feels like Spring has arrived and with it comes an increased desire by consumers to start looking at the potential of buying a new home. If the home buying bug has taken a nip at you this spring, consider enlisting the services of a Trained Real Estate Professional who can ultimately save you time, money and from costly mistakes. Now, the Buying Consumer has the same privileges that has always been afforded to Sellers and can hire a Real Estate Professional to protect their interests when purchasing a home and it doesn’t cost the Buyer any money for
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