Manotick Realtor Caught Eating Bacon in Clients Luxury Home in Greely!

Modern and elegant, this special family home is loaded with extras. The contemporary main level boasts incredible 10 ft ceilings, a foyer with stunning glass chandelier, hardwood flooring and a crisp white chefs kitchen with quartz counters and handy pot filler. This home is perfect for entertaining with its large dining room, built-in speakers and a covered rear deck with sunset views. It’s not all play though; there is a bright main level den, mudroom with built-in cabinets; and convenient second-floor laundry. The wood and glass staircase that spans all three floors and upper catwalk; is in one word, sexy! Upstairs offers four bedrooms, each with their own bathroom access, and a master ensuite complete with barn door, quartz counters, walk-in shower, and freestanding tub. The 9 ft high basement is roughed in for 2 bathrooms & 2 kitchens with a separate access. Association fee $350/year includes pool, tennis court and rec centre.

Manotick Realtors Caught by Boss in Sellers Home –  Ottawa Waterfront

242 Morris Island Drive – This spectacular post & beam home is nestled atop a natural tree setting with more than 200’ of waterfront; flaunting undeveloped shorelines & islands. The unique layout offers the perfect blend of family life & entertaining. Many “wow” factors include the circular floating staircase, dreamy architectural details, Douglas Fir beams & stunning elevations – with panoramic views of the surrounding tree-tops & Ottawa River. Each of the 4 spacious bedrooms have their own impressive character with one offering a secluded loft & another with its own den, sitting area & cozy pellet stove; or optional in-law suite. 2 detached garages, with one being a car lovers dream, featuring a gym/home office & in-floor heating. Step out to a nature lover’s oasis & fall in love with all the sights & sounds; or invite the whole gang over for swimming, boating & bonfires to celebrate this incredible property.

Realtor Caught Swimming in Clients Pool  – Watch to the end! – SOLD!

REALTOR CAUGHT SLEEPING IN CLIENTS BED!!  Amazing Manotick Waterfront – SOLD!

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Let’s be real, we all make mistakes – and here are a few of mine.

Mixing Contemporary Touches in a Traditional Space – Part 2

Try adding just a few minor touches of contemporary decor to your traditional space, here’s how!

Mixing Contemporary Touches in a Traditional Space

Try adding just a few minor touches of contemporary decor to your traditional space, here’s how!

What Do You Put on a Floating Shelf?

Here’s a simple idea for adding style to a simple floating shelf.  Try this using different pieces of art and different sized decor pieces.

“Hey… it’s Me, Your Coffee Table, We Need to Talk”

Trust me, if you are selling your home, you need to hide the ugly tv remotes and get creative with a beautiful coffee table vignette.  Here’s how!

How to Create Balance in a Room

Have you ever walked in a room that feels off balance?  Furniture Needs Room to Breathe – Re-arranging your existing furniture this way will fix that.

How to Master the Cushion + Throw Mix – Part 2: Casual Room

Prevent your sofa from looking like a snooze-fest by adding pattern, texture, and an inviting throw into your space.

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How to Master the Cushion + Throw Mix

Prevent your sofa from looking like a snooze-fest by adding pattern, texture, and an inviting throw into your space.

Stylish Tricks to Dress up Your Coffee Table

Get inspired now to decorate any coffee table and switch the energy up in your space.

Real Estate Blog

Having Your Home Listed Over the Holidays

If you are planning to sell your home in the next few months, it is wise to plan to maximize the sale of your home. As the temperatures are cooling and the days are getting shorter, we are starting to think of the coming fall and winter seasons.  We will also start to think of the many special holidays we will be celebrating in the next few months. The good news is that buyers who are looking over the holidays tend to be more serious.  We have put together some simple tips that will ease the pressure of having your home listed and ready to show over the ...

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Ottawa Real Estate September 2019

Ottawa Real Estate Update: September 2019

Ottawa Real Estate update September 2019 The fall real estate market in Ottawa is in full swing with strong numbers showing no signs of a slow-down in spite of the upcoming election. Condo prices have recovered (and are moving upward) in the Ottawa Real estate market and sellers are jumping back in to take advantage. Condo sales are up a whopping 26.4% over this time last year.  With days on the market continuing to drop in both the residential and condo market, it’s a time when buyers should be ready to act quickly and sellers can take advantage of hist...

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Luxury Style on a Budget

Do you check out luxury listings on Carriage Trade and become envious of the homes that you see? Luxury homes are often the epitome of style but you can bring some of that style into your own home without breaking the bank. Using these creative ideas, any home can feel like a luxury dream home! Eliminate Clutter Luxury homes often feel spacious and airy. By eliminating the clutter in your home, you can achieve this as well. If you have a small space, avoid bulky furniture as this can make it feel crowded. Keep surfaces clear of stuff and find places to s...

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Ottawa's Most "Luxurious" Neighboourhoods

Ottawa’s neighbourhoods are diverse and most offer something for everyone. If you are looking for luxury, it’s all around us with little pockets throughout the city. Large lot sizes in rural areas and even within the city allow for beautiful large custom homes and these opportunities are popping up everywhere! Below you will find a list of some of Ottawa’s most “luxurious” neighbourhoods but it’s also important to remember that just like there are luxury homes all over, there are more moderately priced opportunities to own in these neighbourhoods as well...

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Coolest Luxury Upgrades (and what they cost!)

Luxury homes offer just that – luxury – and many of them feature a variety of amenities to make life easier and add convenience. Here are the top 10 sought-after amenities for luxury homes compiled from interviews with Royal LePage agents across the country. Just in case you’re interested in upgrading your current home, estimated costs for each item is also included. Car Lifts and Indoor Car Washes Estimated Cost – Car Lift – $2,500 to $6,000 Indoor Car Wash – $30,000+ If you have a luxury home, it only makes sense to have s...

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What is Carriage Trade?

You may have heard the name “Carriage Trade” tossed around but what does it mean? If you are looking to purchase or sell a luxury property, the Carriage Trade designation by Royal LePage will ensure that your property gets the right exposure to the right people or will aid in your search by seamlessly providing your with a curated list of the market’s most exclusive properties. This is an exclusive service offered by Royal LePage to market distinguished home in Canada to discerning buyers from around the world! Will Your Home Qualify for the Carriage Tra...

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Ottawa Real Estate Market update: August 2019

Ottawa Real Estate Market update: August 2019 (September 5, 2019)  If you’ve been following the Ottawa Real Estate market it probably won’t come as a surprise that both unit sales and prices were up last month, in spite of continuing issues with low supply. Heading into the fall months we don’t see any signs of our fast paced market slowing down. If you have any questions, we’re always here to chat! Market Highlights: Number of Sales:  Total properties sold 1,731  compared with 1,581 in August 2018, an increase of 9.5 per cent.  1,300 in the residentia...

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Find Sold Prices Online!

At Royal LePage Team Realty, we are thrilled to announce that we are the first major brokerage in Ottawa to offer a Virtual Office Website where users can now have access to more information than was ever possible before. With a simple click, anyone with an email address will now be able to access sold prices and other information on listings that have already sold. As a brokerage, we believe in transparency and we are excited to provide this tool to our clients to aid in their real estate journey. Take some time to do some research, but when you’re read...

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Beyond the Sign: Price It Right

When a home is listed, it needs to be at the right price in order to ensure that you get what you deserve for your home. There are a lot of factors that go into pricing a home and your Royal LePage Team Realty agent will help guide you through the process to ensure a positive outcome. Ultimately, the listing price is your decision, but trust your agent; they know what they are doing! What’s in a Price? When it comes to listing a home, the price can be everything. Pricing a home too low may mean that the sellers may not get top dollar and pricing a home t...

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Beyond the Sign: Knowledge

You wouldn’t get your car fixed by anyone other than a mechanic and you definitely wouldn’t let anyone other than a doctor perform a medical procedure on you but would you consider buying or selling a home without an expert in your corner? Buying or selling a home is likely one of the biggest transactions of your life so it’s important to ensure that you have someone there to ensure that you and your assets are protected. A Royal LePage Team Realty agent is an expert in their field and they will ensure that every part of your transaction goes smoothly fr...

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Beyond the Sign: Marketing

There is a lot more to selling home than putting a sign on the front lawn. A sign on the lawn is definitely a great marketing tool but the reach is limited. Did you know that your Royal LePage Team Realty Realtor® is able to leverage a variety of marketing strategies and tools to ensure that your home is put in front of as many potential buyers as possible to ensure that the right buyer is found in the least amount of time? This month we will be looking at the behind the scenes of real estate so let’s start by looking at the variety of marketing tools yo...

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Real Estate Market Snapshot: Hot Market in a Scorching July

The Ottawa Real Estate Board recorded the highest number of July sales in 15 years! Real Estate Market Trends and Highlights July 2019 1,842 residential properties sold on MLS® in July 2019, compared with 1,605 in July 2018, an increase of 14.8 per cent. 1,382 in the residential-property class, up 12.3 per cent from a year ago 460 in the condominium-property category, a rise of 23 per cent from July 2018. The five-year average for July unit sales is 1,579. July’s average sale price for a condominium-class property was $299,665, an increase of 6.8 per ce...

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