July 23, 2015

Ottawa Ranked #1 Amongst Large Cities


We in North Grenville know that this is truly an awesome place to call home. We have it all; town, country, new homes, vintage homes, large yards, acreage, access to top notch stores, recreational facilities, the revitalization of Old Town Kemptville and more.

March 24, 2015

Home Appraisal Misconceptions


When it comes to measuring square footage for a home or condominium it’s not so easy!

December 10, 2014

List Your Home This Holiday Season – Housing Trends


S ue and I encounter a regularly occurring question from currently listing clients or from those who are thinking of Selling; is late fall and early winter the right time to list my house for sale?

At this time of the year, just prior to Christmas, is it a good idea to put ones home up for sale and/or to continue on with the current listing?

November 24, 2014

Home Tips to Save Energy this Winter – Ottawa Area

Kemptville Real Estate Winters

Kemptville Real Estate Winters

I t’s here!  This morning we awoke to a fairly convincing blanket of snow outside. It is a strange phenomenon that even though the first real snowfall each year is inevitable and happens within a relatively tight time frame, yet many of us are surprised when it happens.

Even though we have been heating our respective homes for the last several weeks, we will still see temperatures drop and heating needs increase. It helps to follow some basic guidelines and tips for saving energy as we head into serious winter. We have included some Royal LePage Gale tips in this blog, which you should find helpful.

October 23, 2014

Sellers are opting to sell their homes privately… But is that the best move?


F rugality in today’s world makes sense! Our parents used to admonish, “money does not grow on trees” and there was more than a kernel of truth in that. Looking closely at where our dollars are going or will be going is the right thing to do.


Regarding home sales, some sellers are opting to sell their homes privately. On the surface this seems like a way to save money. However there are other factors to consider which may not be so apparent. Talking with a Realtor prior to making decisions is critical.
October 6, 2014

When is the Right Time to Buy or Sell a home?


I t is an increasingly complicated world we live in. There’s a lot going on locally, nationally and internationally. At times, given the steady media blitz which bombards us daily with reams of information, it can all become quite overwhelming.

The Real Estate Market, both in Ottawa and in the Kemptville area, has seen some minor fluctuations over the past several years. For a period of time Kemptville homes saw a fairly regular appreciation from year to year. In some cases appreciation may still apply and in others this will have a less pronounced pricing effect. So what is the right price for your home? What is the right price for you to pay if you are purchasing a home? When is the right time to sell or buy a home?