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Oasis Realty Brokerage, Ottawa Real Estate
Gord McCormick Ottawa, ON K2S0H6
Cell: 613-371-9691
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Moving to Ottawa? here's some things to know.


 

Sellers’ market continues in Ottawa real estate 2022:

Like most markets, Ottawa real estate continues on a strong upward path pricewise.  Average prices increased 8.4% in 2019, 19.9% in 2020 and a whopping 22% in 2021.  Over just these 3 years, average prices have soared 50.3%.  While most have anticipated a slightly lower pace of increase in 2022, that has not been the case through the first two months..  

Average selling prices: end February 2022: (vs Feb 2021)

Overall residential selling price month of February: $837,517 +17%

condos: $466,682 +15%.

If you are relocating to Ottawa please give us a call at 613-435-4692 and we can help focus your search for appropriate properties.  We are registered for Federal government relocation for purchases, sales and rentals

Geography:

Ottawa is quite spread out east to west along the Ottawa river some 45 km (Carp Rd to Trim) and about half that distance north-south. Dominant features include the Ottawa and Rideau River systems, the Rideau Canal and the “Greenbelt”, all of which have factored in Ottawa’s development. North of the Ottawa river is western Quebec, the Gatineau hills and the city of Gatineau. Realtors must be separately licenced/registered to practice in Quebec, so very few, if any, can provide services on both sides of the Ottawa River.  Average prices are about $100,000 or more, less on the Quebec side, so buyers should determine which province is of most interest from the beginning of their search. Note: Realtors are licenced/registered Provincially and most choose to operate in only one Province.

Big difference between urban and suburban living:

Much of Ottawa’s residential growth over the last couple of decades has been at the fringes in the east (Orleans), west (Kanata and Stittsville) and south. (southwest in Barrhaven and southeast in Findlay Creek and Riverside South)  Home prices have increased most in urban areas and this has fostered many condo developments and infill housing development in the highest urban demand areas.  We currently have several of the largest mixed residential urban neighbourhood projects in Ottawa history underway or planned.  These include: Wateridge, LeBreton, Greystone and Zibi plus numerous large (and tall!) condo projects.

High demand urban areas:

Westboro/Wellington West and Carling/Woodroffe area , Hintonburg/Mechanicsville, Civic Hospital, Glebe, Old Ottawa South, Ottawa East, Manor Park, New Edinburgh, Sandy HillHigh growth exurban locations within an hour: (all in our coverage area)

Greely, Manotick, Kemptville, Merrickville, Perth, Carleton Place, Richmond, North Gower, Cumberland, Dunrobin, Arnprior, Almonte/Mississippi Mills, Russell, Rockland, Embrun.

Students, Students, everywhere!

Ottawa is a big education centre with over 80,000 full time post-secondary students (140,000+ counting part time) at University of Ottawa, Carleton, Algonquin, Cite Collegiale and St. Paul’s.  This demographic has an impact on housing, entertainment, dining and the work force.

Transit oriented:

Ottawa has always been a transit oriented city with commuter ridership % among the highest in North America.  The OC Transpo system has been built on a mix of dedicated transitways (bus only roads) and express bus lanes which connect urban and suburban commuters with the downtown core.

Phase 1 of  Ottawa’s LRT (Confederation line) now connects 13 stations over 12.5 KM, including a 2.5KM tunnel underneath the downtown core.  Phase 2 will expand the scope both east, west and south (Trillium Line) by 2024/25.

This has created a “transit oriented development” focus for city planners and a great deal of activity is planned around LRT transit hubs.

Greenbelt:

When one drives through Ottawa from the downtown towards the suburbs, the city seems to stop and then restart after large swathes of open space.  This was created way back in the day when the original plan was to keep Ottawa within the borders of this “Greenbelt”.  Over time, persuasive developers found a way to build new communities eyond the Greenbelt and this is where much growth has taken place since the 1970’s.


Schools:

We have a gamut of schools at the elementary and high school level encompassing English, French and immersion programs from public, Catholic and French school boards.  The widespread geography of Ottawa has become a bit of a problem in this regard, as demographics have changed school enrollment patterns and many schools are on the “to be closed” list due to lack of students while others are overloaded and still others have no local services at all.  Researching schools for both current and future requirements can be a key factor for many parents, so it is a good idea to review this early in your Ottawa home search to determine your geographic focus.

Real estate is local:

Every market is different, so be careful not to assume that things in Ottawa real estate will be the same as the market you are moving from.  Housing types/styles, trends and key features and highest demand items in one local market may vary widely from those in another. 

If you are relocating and looking for an experienced brokerage team to consult on your home or condo buying plans, we are more than happy to help!  Give us a call at 613-435-4692 or check us out online at our co-ordinates below:

 

Gord McCormick, Broker of Record
Dawn Davey, Broker
Oasis Realty Brokerage
613-435-4692 or mobile 613-371-9691

oasisrealty@rogers.com

oasisrealtyottawa.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oasis-Realty-Brokerage-Ottawa/209265863918 

Follow us on Twitter for “all the real estate news that’s fit to post”  https://twitter.com/OasisrealtyOTT

One of Ottawa’s best real estate blogs: http://blog.oasisrealtyottawa.com/

 

 

 

 


Boutique buyer representation


Whether you are new to the city or returning from elsewhere, we believe we offer the highest possible quality buyer representation at our independent local brokerage.

We both grew up in and around Ottawa and can service the whole area on the Ontario side of the Ottawa River. (Real estate is licensed/regulated provincially)

We have moved corporately ourselves many times and understand the challenges and extra stress associated with adjusting to a new position and a new home.  We do our absolute best to make your buying process as efficient and effective as possible.

We both possess our Broker registration/licence which only 20% of the REALTOR® membership has achieved.

We are not a high transaction brokerage but rather focus on high quality individualized services which we feel provides the best service level and response times possible for our clients.  As a boutique brokerage there are less “moving parts” and we are both intimately involved with every aspect of your service delivery and file.

To see some of the detailed duties we do for our buyers and our philosophy:  http://www.oasisrealtyottawa.com/HomesAuthenticated.aspx?tabid=2541436

Give us a call at 613-435-4692 or email us at oasisrealty@rogers.com

*not intended to solicit those with existing buyer representation

Gord McCormick, Broker of Record
Dawn Davey, Broker
Oasis Realty Brokerage
613-435-4692
oasisrealty@rogers.com