Whether you’re interested in purchasing a luxury home or purely curious as to what constitutes a living space as ‘high end, there are a few key things to consider. Royal LePage labels higher-end homes ‘luxury homes’ or ‘Carriage Trade homes’ if they are within the top five percent of the price range for the local […]
Is it time to renovate or move?
As families change, so do their priorities. What was once the perfect home may become obsolete for the group, and a decision needs to be made. Can the current living situation meet our needs through some key renovations? Would our priorities be better solved by selling the house and moving? Below are a few key […]
House Shopping 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Purchasing a House
Buying a home is no small task, as it involves a significant amount of planning and preparation to ensure you’re making the right decision. When starting out, we strongly suggest working alongside a realtor when entering the purchasing process. They take the guess work out of finding homes that fit your specific needs and will […]
Historical Homes make Great Bed and Breakfasts
With Canada’s aging population, more and more people are preparing to wind down their career and take their next steps into retirement. While many people dream about golf courses and pursuing forgotten hobbies, without a clear plan retirement can be a bumpy landing. Looking to the future, many Canadians are pre-planning the lifestyle they want […]
Is Country Living For You?
Tips for Downsizing
Are you overwhelmed with the amount of space in your home? Whether you’re a senior frustrated with maintaining your property, a renter looking for a smaller living space, or your children have moved away for school, downsizing can be a great next step for you and your family. If you’re preparing for a move, or […]
Tips for Buying Waterfront Property
For many homeowners, purchasing a waterfront property sounds like the opportunity of a lifetime. There’s nothing quite like having your cottage as your home, but getting the waterfront space is trickier than it looks. Purchasing a waterfront property comes with added risk and responsibility that buyers must be made aware of. Looking to educate yourself […]
Canada’s two largest real estate markets head in opposite directions
According to the Royal LePage House Price Survey, Canada’s residential real estate market saw substantial price growth in the first quarter of 2017. While the majority of Canadian housing markets posted modest gains, price appreciation across much of Ontario significantly outpaced the rest of the country. Meanwhile, the pace of home price appreciation in Greater […]
Top Tips for Hiring a Contractor
As a homeowner, you’ll likely find yourself in need of a contractor to complete a home upgrade at some point. When that time comes, you will want to find a reliable professional with the necessary skills to bring your project to fruition. Ask the right questions and you will increase the likelihood of a worthwhile […]