6 Things to Ask When Buying a Cottage

Buying a house in the city or suburbs can be complicated enough, but buying a cottage or vacation property outside of town requires even more due diligence.    In town, you probably wouldn’t ask if the water coming out of the tap is drinkable. Nor would you wonder if the plumbing was hooked up to the sanitary sewer.  But these are exactly the sorts of questions you should ask when buying a cottage, plus a few more.    Click here to read the article online    Click here to view and/or print a PDF copy of this article  
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Warmer Weather Spurs Rise in Recreational Property Sales Across Canada

2014 Recreational Property Report from Royal LePage confirms pent-up demand following harsh winter and delayed spring. Toronto, ON, June 5, 2014 – After a slow start to the year, sales activity in Canada’s recreational property market is beginning to pick up, according to the 2014 Royal LePage Recreational Report released today. A long and severe winter delayed the traditional spring buying season, but the arrival of waterfront-friendly weather has increased interest, is generating higher inventory levels and is driving sales activity. The Royal LePage Recreational Property Report compiles information from a cross-Canada survey of brokers and agents who specialize in the recreational real estate market.
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Royal Lepage Celebrates 100 Years!

2013 marked an important and exciting milestone as Royal LePage celebrated its 100th Birthday! 100 Years of Helping You Home. These six simple words convey much about us and about our great company: enduring success; a client-centric culture that puts the needs of those we serve ahead of our own; and the importance of family and community. A.E. LePage established his real estate company, ‘A.E. LePage – The Bungalow Specialist’ on July 2, 1913. He was a pioneer in the business of real estate, whose innovation and belief in customer service helped set the standard for the industry. And the
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Margie Spence An Entrepreneur From The Start.

Margie Spence showed her entrepreneurial spirit early in her career, as an inside sales person for Dictaphone Canada in Mississauga.   “I saw what the commissioned sales people were doing and I went to my boss and said I’d like to be a commissioned sales person. She told me it was a cutthroat job out there and I’d never make it. I thought I could. Then my mother suggested I’d be good at real estate and she pushed me into it.”   And so it all began.   Click here to read more.
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The 3 Pillars of Protection

Buying or Selling a home can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be.  By trusting in a real estate agent to help you with the decision making process, you are getting the expertise of a highly skilled professional who strictly adheres to the rules and regulations which govern the profession.  You are reassured by the 3 Pillars of Protection: Knowledge, Insurance, and Professional Standards which are working for you.
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Royal LePage Leads the Competition on Social Media

We are the leading national Canadian real estate company on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn*.  Social media has changed the way contemporary companies market, build brand awareness and engage with their customers.  And Royal LePage is leading the way. Click here for more information.
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Canada Emerges From “The Housing Market Correction No One Noticed”

October 10, 2013 Royal LePage records strong house price gains in the third quarter of 2013 TORONTO, October 10, 2013 – According to the Royal LePage House Price Survey released today, the average price of a home in Canada increased between 1.2 per cent and 4.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2013. The survey showed a year-over-year average price increase of 3.7 per cent to $418,686 for standard two-storey homes, while detached bungalows rose 4.1 per cent to $381,811. During the same period, the average price for standard condominiums saw a more moderate increase, rising 1.2 per cent to
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Organizational Announcement

ORGANIZATIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT Royal LePage Announces Major Expansion TORONTO, October 1, 2013 – Royal LePage today announced the acquisition of Prudential Town Centre Realty operations in four regions of Ontario, which will operate under the Royal LePage banner, effective September 30, 2013. “We are delighted to have these teams of highly regarded professionals join our company,” said Phil Soper, President and CEO, Royal LePage.  “In each of these regions — Ottawa, Kingston, Niagara and Oakville — Royal LePage is already the leading real estate firm.  This position of market leadership has been further strengthened with this bold move.” Allan Bain and
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Writing for a Great Cause

Writing for a Great Cause This fall, help your students make a difference. Every word counts! Encourage participation at your school and help raise money towards Habitat for Humanity Canada. Genworth Canada donates $5 per entry and the winner gets to direct a $60,000 grant from Genworth Canada to a Habitat build of their choice. Additional prizes include an iPad and a pizza party for the entire school! Visit meaningofhome.ca for details.
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The Meaning of Home

Shelter. Comfort. Family. “Home” can mean many things to many people. Habitat for Humanity and Genworth Canada are asking students in grade 4, 5 and 6 across Canada to tell us what “home” means to them by entering the Meaning of Home Contest. Click here for contest details. By entering, students have the chance to make a difference in their community: for each eligible entry, up to a maximum of 6000 entries, Genworth Canada will donate $5.00 CAD  to the Habitat affiliate closest to the entrant’s  city of residence.  Every participant also has a chance to win the top prize which consists of a $60,000 donation
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Home Ownership Guide Fall 2013

The Fall 2013 Guide to Home Ownership is now available full of tips on first time home buying, a fall chores checklist, many interest saving solutions, how to recognize good vs. bad debt and more!  Click below to access the full PDF version. Home Ownership Guide Fall 2013
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