January 15, 2022
Dawn Magee Diamond Award winner 2021

Top 3% of Royal LePage Agents Nationwide

January 5, 2022

Nova Scotia Real Estate Market Forecast for 2022

Well, that’s a wrap for 2021! Real estate wise, it was the busiest that I have seen in my 17 years of selling real estate. I cannot even imagine what it would have been like had there been enough inventory to meet the demands of the number of buyers we had. Lots of Inquiries Much of the business had to do with responding to tons of inquiries from Buyers. Upon activating a new listing, the […]
December 30, 2021

Royal LePage Market Forecast for 2022

Royal LePage 2022 Market Forecast Royal LePage: Canada’s national aggregate home price forecast to rise 10.5% by the end of 2022 Omicron variant emergence may extend period of unusually strong real estate markets The GTA is the only region where condominium price appreciation is forecast to outpace that of detached homes; prices expected to rise 12.0% year-over-year in 2022 Greater regions of Toronto and Vancouver forecast to see highest aggregate price appreciation at 11.0% and […]
December 29, 2021

NS Govt to Support Affordable Housing and Tax Break for Trade People under 30

https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20211020001 Affordable, safe housing is crucial for a healthy society, quality of life, attracting new residents, social equity and growing the economy. Nova Scotia needs to build more housing and the Province is taking steps to get more homes built quickly. “The housing crisis is real and Nova Scotians expect us to act,” said Premier Tim Houston. “We’ll do what needs to be done to make sure Nova Scotians can afford a place to call […]
December 29, 2021
Green building in Nova Scotia

NS Real Estate Changes You Need to Know

If you are looking to purchase or sell a home in Nova Scotia in 2022, there is a major change that goes into effect Jan 1st that you need to know about.   I am Dawn Magee, licensed REALTOR® here in Nova Scotia since 2004. Here is a disclaimer- I don’t “sell” real estate and I am not a “salesperson”. Yes, I am licensed, and I am involved in helping Buyers and Sellers successfully complete […]
October 30, 2021

Top 7 things Buyers Who Want to Move to Nova Scotia Should be Doing Right Now. 

September 21, 2021

How High-Speed Internet is Impacting the Nova Scotia Housing Market

  How High-Speed Internet is Impacting the Nova Scotia Housing Market   The Nova Scotia housing market has been on fire the last few years and high-speed internet has been a feature that the majority of buyers require who are considering a move here.    The past two years of the Covid-19 pandemic have taught Canada and the world, just how flexible one’s work-space can really be. This newfound ability to work and learn remotely […]
September 8, 2021
Home Buying in Nova Scotia

Immigrating to Nova Scotia in 2021

Nova Scotia is a small Canadian province located in the Maritimes region of the country. The province is composed of the Nova Scotia peninsula, Cape Breton Island, and over 3,000 smaller islands. Its capital city, Halifax, is known as a major centre for culture and the arts, as well as for its high standard of living. Nova Scotians are closely connected to the sea, and the province is renowned for its coastal beauty and delicious […]
June 30, 2021

Retiring to Nova Scotia

Retiring is a major life change in itself. Retiring and moving to another community or province can make the life change all that more over whelming. With so many memories, so many friends associated with your past community, how do you make sure your next home will measure up?   When looking for your next home that will fit your retirement lifestyle you envision, it’s important to research the area and even the province before […]
May 22, 2021

Nova Scotia Real Estate Update for May 22, 2021

Nova Scotia Real Estate Update for May 22, 2021   The Nova Scotia Government announced Friday that they were loosening restrictions for people moving to Nova Scotia.  For homebuyers moving to Nova Scotia, they are no longer restricted by the closing date of the property they are purchasing.   Loosening of Moving Restrictions   Homebuyers must though, have in place, a purchase and sale agreement that was accepted on or before May 1, 2021. Even […]
May 11, 2021

4 Things to Look for When Buying A Home Through Virtual Viewings

WHY VIRTUAL TOURS Are More Important Than Ever in Nova Scotia Real Estate. Effective May 8th, the Nova Scotia Government has mandated a province-wide lockdown until the end of May. These restrictions put in place to combat this 3rd wave of COVID 19 are having stronger implications on home buyers and sellers this time around. Essential Business ONLY The main restriction affecting buyers, sellers, and industry members, is not being allowed to travel outside their […]
May 8, 2021

How COVID’s 3rd Wave is Affecting Nova Scotia Buyers and Sellers

Nova Scotia is currently engulfed in the third wave of the COVID 19 virus, breaking daily infection numbers from the first wave. Therefore, the Nova Scotia Government has implemented strict measures for the public and businesses to stop the spread.  When it comes to the housing market, the measures implemented are having a bigger impact during this wave than the first.  During the first wave, REALTORs® were required to have all parties sign a COVID […]
April 14, 2021

Year To Date Agent Rankings for Royal LePage Atlantic-New Minas

March 17, 2021


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March 6, 2021

4 Mistakes Sellers are Making Right Now!

1.Not Listing Now!!! We are in the throws of a Seller’s market. Home prices in Nova Scotia have increased by 20% on average. Depending on the property many are having competing offers and selling for well over asking. Inventory right now is at a historic low. but as we round the corner to the typical spring selling season, there will be more and more homes coming on the market and therefore increasing the inventory and […]
February 6, 2021

N.S. recruiting Canadians to move to the province to work from home

by Kayla Hounsell Like so many people these days, Ian Yule is working from home, but his home has changed. For 14 years he’s been a product engineer for a company that makes software for computerized mapping in California. Now he’s doing the same job in Nova Scotia. “It’s different, but there’s definitely a quality of life here that probably a lot of people don’t realize is as high as it is,” he said from […]
January 23, 2021
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4 Questions To Ask Yourself to See if You are Ready to Sell

Are you ready to sell your home? Selling your home can be a major life decision. Selling your home will take a lot of time and effort, so you want to make sure you don’t start the process of selling your house before you know for sure if you’re ready for it. Here are 4 questions to ask yourself: Have I built up enough equity in this house to sell? If you owe more than your […]
January 20, 2021

Award Season is Upon US! (Royal LePage Canada!)

You are among the top five per cent of Royal LePage agents in your regional market! Dear Dawn, I am thrilled to offer my sincere congratulations on achieving Royal LePage Top Tier status and earning the 2020 Royal LePage Director’s Platinum Award! It is a remarkable accomplishment to be recognized among the top performers in our national network of more than 18,000 REALTORS®. Your dedication and hard work over this past year, and your ability […]
January 7, 2021

Nova Scotia Real Estate Market Outlook for 2021

Nova Scotia Real Estate Market Outlook for 2021   3 Factors that Impacted the Nova Scotia Real Estate Market of 2020   2020 has come and gone. The COVID 19 pandemic has changed the world as we know it. 2020 was a year that saw many changes in how people live, how people interact, how people work, and how people prioritize things in their lives.   Many industries and business sectors saw changes as well. […]
January 7, 2021

3 Trends that Affected the Housing Market of 2020

1. Employment Rate Nova Scotia is steadily experiencing job growth and decreasing unemployment. The greatest impact in the 25-24 and 25-44 demographics. The job growth has helped to diminish the outflow of population and to also retain immigrants. Nova Scotia has a higher than average seasonal workforce which does impact the overall unemployment rate. The workforce tends to be older than the national average as well, so planning for future employment requirements the Federal and […]
October 21, 2020

Natural Health Clinic in the Heart of Kentville-The Healing Station

More and more people are taking their health into their own hands and being proactive with their wellbeing. There is a new business in Kentville where you can get multiple modalities all in one spot. One stop shopping so to speak. The Healing Station is located in what used to be known as the Cornwallis Inn, but recently rebranded as the Main Street Station. Years ago, the building was bought and renovated by the Dominion […]
October 20, 2020
Hobby Farms in Nova Scotia

COVID 19 vs Nova Scotia Real Estate Market

  COVID-19 has impacted Nova Scotia and the world beyond what anyone could have imagined. The Real Estate market sector that has been one of the most sectors impacted of all. Not only has it been impacted, but, especially here in Nova Scotia, the real estate sector has been changed forever.   Nova Scotia real estate has been hot long before Covid-19 hit at the beginning of 2020. This mainly due to the increasing population, […]
October 1, 2020

Moving to Nova Scotia? Check out these Halifax Highlights

About Do you enjoy city life, but want to slow down the pace? Perhaps looking for a city where residents are as friendly as those in a small town and you can enjoy a sense of community? If so, Halifax may be your perfect fit. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the rolling sea and lush forests Canada’s ocean playground is rightly named. Located along the Eastern shore is Nova Scotia’s capital, Halifax. Filled with […]
October 18, 2020

What You Need To Know Before Moving to Wolfville Nova Scotia

Click Here for Aerial Tour of Wolfville!                 Considering a move to Wolfville Nova Scotia? Here are a few things you need to know before moving. About Take exit 10 off the highway, down the winding road between the hills flooded with the grape vines of the thriving wine industry. Passing by the beauty of the Grand Pré-National Historic site with the refreshing smell of salt water off […]
June 1, 2020

June Newsletter

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May 31, 2020
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Spring Housing Market is in Full Swing

Market Report for May 2020 The Spring housing market is in full swing and leading the charge for economic recovery from COVID 19. The numbers in this report are for single-family homes only, so that various areas of Nova Scotia could be compared. Data is gathered from the MLS system and the regional boundaries as determined by Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS®. New Listings The number of new listings took a jump in the second […]
May 17, 2020
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Nova Scotia Housing Market-Is the Spring Market Upon Us?

By Dawn Magee, REALTOR® Home Spring is in the air, but does that also mean that the Spring Housing market is upon us too? The weekly stats and data that I have been tracking since the end of March have produced some indicators to say that, although a couple of months late, we are entering into the spring market.   Moving onward and upward in the Nova Scotia Housing Market is we enter the second […]
May 3, 2020
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  The Remodelling.net annual Cost vs Value Report for 2020 for the New England area, showed that 11 of the top 15 home renovations that gave the best return on investment for your home were renovations done to the exterior of the home. A good curbside appeal can add value to resale to a property of up to 20%! Having great curbside appeal is more important than ever in today’s real estate market. 90 % […]
May 1, 2020
New Listings graph for Nova Scotia and area

Real Estate Report for Nova Scotia for the Week of April 20-26th, 2020

I don’t know if anyone had a chance to see my vlog, I did on the market outlook and how the experts are expecting COVID 19 to affect the real estate market.   Summary of that vlog, you can see the full report by hitting the link below, is that studies show that as with previous outbreaks and pandemics, that the economic recovery has been V-shaped.    Meaning that, since the drop in sales was […]
April 26, 2020

How to SELL Your Home During COVID-19-LIVE SESSION

The REAL Deal with DAWN- LIVE! Need to know how to sell your home during COVID – 19? Join me, Dawn Magee, REALTOR® on a LIVE Zoom information session on April 28, 2020 at 7 pm AST. I will let you know about the current procedures the real estate industry in Nova Scotia is taking to assure safety of Buyers and Sellers alike. I will also offer tips for getting your home ready to list […]
April 18, 2020
COVID 19 vs the Housing crash


Click Here for Video REAL ESTATE MARKET OUTLOOK Home Buyers and Sellers are asking, “What is the real estate market doing today?”; “What is the outlook in the coming months?” “Are we going to experience another recession and housing crash like back in 2008?” It is not just the home buyers and sellers who are experiencing a lot of uneasiness right now with the uncertainty of what COVID-19 will bring. Many real estate agents themselves […]
April 16, 2020
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CLICK for VIDEO Increasing your home’s curb appeal is more important than ever in today’s real estate market. 90 % of buyers starting their home searches online so that the headlining photo has to be a scroll stopper! 1ST IMPRESSION IS THE ONLY IMPRESSION Real Estate tycoon Barbara Cocoran states “Buyers decide in the first eight seconds of seeing a home if they’re interested in buying it. Get out of your car, walk in their […]
April 11, 2020
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Declutter Your Life in Easy 11 Steps

What better time to declutter your life! Too much clutter is often an underlying symptom of other issues you may have in your life, but it creates stress in life. Clutter can impact your time, finances, focus, and reliability. Clutter can weigh you down, and in severe cases, cause anxiety and depression.   Even the thought of tackling clutter can seem incredibly daunting if you don’t know where or how to start. But don’t give […]
April 8, 2020
visual of Q1 stats for 2020 in The Annapolis Valley

Q1 Stats for 2020 in Annapolis Valley

Q1 Annapolis Valley Stats                 Mount Uniacke to Hants Border (V1) Q1 2020 – Dawn Magee Hants Border to Aylesford (V2) Q1 2020 – Dawn Magee Aylesford to Bridgetown (V3) Q1 2020 – Dawn Magee copy Annapolis County and Digby County (V4) Q1 2020 – Dawn Magee    
March 30, 2020

The Incredible Immune Boosting Kombucha

Kombucha has long been known in health circles for its immune-boosting benefits. Kombucha’s gain in popularity in the last few years is becoming more and more evident on store shelves and in pubs especially here in Nova Scotia. Kombucha is a naturally fermented tea drink. Fermented foods have long been in our diets and cultures for centuries, such as miso of Japan, kimchi of Korea and sauerkraut of Germany. Kombucha is believed to have been […]
March 27, 2020
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COVID – 19 and the Real Estate Industry

As the pandemic COVID 19 hits closest to home for the Real estate industry it is not ‘business as usual’. We as REALTORS® understand that we need to support and assist our clients who have a critical and urgent housing needs. There are those who have sold their home and not yet purchased, or those who must sell or buy to meet their personal financial obligations or provide shelter for their family. While the pandemic […]
March 21, 2020

Dawn’s March Newsletter

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March 17, 2020


What better time to declutter your house and start getting your home ready to sell than when you are under self-imposed quarantine!  With these tips you can get it done in just 9 days which leaves 5 whole days for that puzzle and binge watch “Love is Blind” (or in my case “Santa Clarita Diet” or to give you inspiration/nightmares, watch “Hoarding: Buried Alive on TLC” Click here for the Valley Waste Resource Management’s Spring […]
March 12, 2020

What to do with Your 2019 Tax Return?

Watch Video Here The 2019 income tax season is upon us and for many Canadians, it means getting a tax return on the taxes they paid last year. For many Canadian, this return means they get to book a trip to someplace warm or pay off their purchase from Leons.  With interest rates so low right now and government programs in place to help first-time homebuyers, perhaps this year that tax return could be better […]
March 9, 2020
Buying a lakefront cottage?

Buying a Lakefront Cottage?

WATCH VIDEO HERE Considering buying a lakefront cottage in 2020? Has owning a lakefront cottage been a lifelong dream of yours? Are you wanting your children to experience the fond memories you have of summers at the lake? Wondering if this year is the time to make that dream a reality? Here is are a few things to consider before you buy. Financing a Recreational Property There are two ways to finance a cottage or […]
March 2, 2020

February Market in Review

  For Nova Scotia and the Annapolis Valley, the “Spring Market” started back in November! The selling season never really slowed down as it usually does once the snow starts flying. In the Annapolis Valley, the number of homes sold in February 2020 is up 20% over February 2019 with 64 sold and closed. The number of days on market continues to decrease as well, dropping 36% from last years February, with properties lasting just […]
February 3, 2020
6 Essential Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Foreclosure Property.

6 Essential Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Foreclosure Property

You can get some really good deals on bank-owned properties, but whether or not you make a good return on your investment depends on how much you know before you buy.   Will a Bank Lend You Money on a Foreclosure? Of course, it will depend on your financial status and the appraised value of the foreclosed property, but yes, lenders do not shy away from these types of properties, just because they have already […]
January 26, 2020
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark | Nova Scotia Real Estate and Houses for Sale

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

There are many opinions about using dark paint colours. In your home. Many sides for pros and cons, but if done properly with these tips in mind, then you can turn the cons into pros when considering going dark the next time you paint.   Opinions Expressed Here (NOTE: These are the expressed opinions of a licensed REALTOR® and said REALTOR® is of the opinion as to what will get a home owner the best […]
January 26, 2020
6 Common Mistakes Home Buyers Make | Nova Scotia Real Estate and Houses for Sale

6 Common Mistakes Home Buyers Make

You don’t have to be a first-time home buyer, to fall into these common mistakes when buying a home. So, you have made the decision to buy a home, which means you have already met with a lender and they have all your pertinent informant to have determined pre-approval. Things such as, but not limited to income verification, notice of assessments from CRA and list of debts and assets. This pre-approval will give you a […]
January 21, 2020
Tips for Non Residents or Foreigners Buying Property in Nova Scotia and Canada. South End Halifax Properties | Nova Scotia Real Estate and Houses for Sale

Tips for Non Residents or Foreigners Buying Property in Nova Scotia and Canada

Canada is a land of diversity. Diversity not only in the land itself, but in cultures, economy and lifestyle. Canada offers something for everyone. Rural settings, oceanfront, cosmopolitan cities, cottage country, mountain ranges- you name it, Canada has some place to suit your idea of home. Nova Scotia in particular is surrounded mostly by water so there is a large geological range of types of oceanfront. White sandy beaches to bath on, fossil laden sediment […]
November 18, 2019
Nova Scotia's People and Places | Nova Scotia Real Estate and Houses for Sale

Nova Scotia’s People and Places

ENTERTAINMENT AND TOURISM Tourism employs approximately 40,000 people in Nova Scotia, generating 2.61 billion dollars worth of revenue in 2018 from 2.4 million tourists, 25% of which come from outside of Canada. Nova Scotia has a number of provincial parks, which provide recreational opportunities such as hiking, fishing, camping, biking, and wildlife watching. Some of these parks include Battery Provincial Park, on Cape Breton Island; Caribou-Munroes Island Provincial Park, located on the northeast coast of […]
November 18, 2019
Nova Scotia's Economic Outlook | Nova Scotia Real Estate and Houses for Sale

Nova Scotia’s Economic Outlook

Fishing has been an important industry in Nova Scotia for generations, but the industry took a major hit in the early 1990s, when the federal government temporarily halted cod fishing due to declining fish population. Coal, oil, gas, gypsum, salt, silica, peat, and barite mining are other natural resources that contribute to the local economy. Main agriculture products, include grains, livestock, and fruit. Forestry products such as wood pulp and paper. Major industries in Nova […]
November 18, 2019
Key Facts About Nova Scotia | Nova Scotia Real Estate and Houses for Sale

Key Facts About Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is known as “Canada’s Ocean Playground”. Nova Scotia is one of 10 provinces and 3 territories in Canada and located on the East Coast. It is bordered by the provinces of New Brunswick to the west, Newfoundland to the east, and Prince Edward Island to the north, as well as the Atlantic Ocean to the south. No point in Nova Scotia is more than 60 km from the sea. Approximately, 10 424 kilometers […]
November 17, 2019

5 Things to Know When Moving to Nova Scotia

  Whether you are moving back to your roots or for a change of scenery, the prospect of moving anywhere is always daunting. Let me ease some of your anxiousness, with things it will help to know before you move to Nova Scotia.   Nova Scotia is a beautiful, scenic province with stunning shorelines and rolling hills of fields and forests. Nova Scotians (Maritimers in general) are welcoming and definitely live at a slower pace, […]
September 23, 2019

When is the Best Time to Buy a Home?

The dream of home ownership, is most often at the forefront of any renters mind, especially when doing a cost comparison. There are a number of other factors that need to be reviewed before moving forward in the buying process. The simple costs of renting compared to a monthly mortgage payment may seem like a cut and dry positive, but home ownership is a serious financial and lifestyle commitment. Welcome Home Life Can Throw Curve […]