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Listing inventory is the critical indicator to watch in 2016 Ottawa real estate
31 March 16 07:43 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
We have had some positive signs in the local real estate market over the last few months and most industry watchers and participants would expect it to be a good year in our marketplace. There are a still a couple of potential “potholes” though Read More...
Ottawa sellers: don't miss out on busy spring relocation market
31 March 16 07:34 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
We are on the cusp of the busiest few weeks in Ottawa real estate as March draws to a close. With the new Federal budget year starting April 1 st , comes the beginning of prime government “moving season” which sees a large number of military Read More...
Optimism lifts residential and condo sales in Ottawa November 2015 results
15 December 15 11:45 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Optimistic unit sales for both residential and condo markets in November: Ottawa buyers and sellers were active in November in the fresh optimism generated by the new Federal Government. Unit sales were very positive for the month with residential sales Read More...
You can have our (listing) data when you pry it from our cold, dead hands!
18 September 15 09:50 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Tribunal hearing pits the Federal Competition Bureau against the Toronto Real Estate Board: In what may result in a watershed ruling affecting real estate historical listing information, the Competition Bureau Tribunal will be conducting hearings in both Read More...
How will Federal election results impact Ottawa real estate?
06 September 15 08:55 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
As we reach the halfway mark in a hotly contested (and for us, lengthy) campaign, we were wondering what the election outcome might mean for our local real estate market. Though few can have an accurate crystal ball on this issue, we did a little history Read More...
Is fall a good time to buy or sell Ottawa real estate?
06 September 15 08:47 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Our peak real estate season is fading with the last weeks of summer but what is the outlook for those looking to buy or sell in the fall market? Business steady if unspectacular in Sept and Oct: As one can see from the table below, September and October Read More...
Ottawa listing inventory highest in 12 years!
10 July 15 06:43 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Many sellers face a long, stressful summer in Ottawa real estate June sales results were generally positive with increases in unit sales and average prices but listing inventory continues to grow and make life miserable for many sellers. Listing inventory Read More...
Ottawa real estate Q1 2015: modest sales, potentially scary listing inventory above $500K
09 April 15 11:43 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Is it a flood of spring sales in Ottawa real estate….or just listings? April 9 th , 2015 Unit sales grew seasonally in March (from February), as usual but not enough to melt down a glacier of listing inventory and in fact, it appears the growth Read More...
Ottawa real estate Feb 2015: Listing inventory continues to pile up while sales and prices stagnate
05 March 15 04:12 PM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Frigid February 2015 Freezes Ottawa Real Estate: No surprise that it was tough sledding in Ottawa real estate in February. Record setting cold during the month certainly deterred many buyers, so hopefully they will be back in the market for the spring Read More...
Is it the 1990's all over again in Ottawa real estate?
28 December 14 11:30 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Is it “déjà vu, all over again” in Ottawa Real Estate? We have suffered through another slow year in Ottawa real estate in 2014 with flat sales and overall prices barely in positive territory. A Federal restraint program and Read More...
Should I list my Ottawa property over the winter months?
05 December 14 12:24 PM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
While the credo of professional real estate would suggest “there is never a bad time to list a house/property”, there are certainly a number of issues to be considered in marketing a property in the Ottawa winter. This is particularly true Read More...
Ottawa real estate: residential average selling prices in negative territory in October 2014
19 November 14 10:44 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Ottawa real estate residential prices showed a 3.2 % decrease in the average price of properties sold in October, compared to Oct 2013. While one month does not make a trend, it is only the 2 nd time this year that average selling prices in a month have Read More...
Ottawa real estate: seller tips for winter showings
18 November 14 07:44 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Alas, we are entering the winter doldrum season for Ottawa real estate (Nov-Feb are the slowest 4 months of the year!) Though business is much reduced, there is still activity and some buyers and sellers are still active. Winter brings some additional Read More...
Lower Seasonal fall unit sales a worry for Ottawa sellers
29 September 14 10:56 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
As the leaves fall, so does the number of potential buyers-get it sold now! We still have a few weeks of good fall selling season ahead of us but these are dwindling quickly and we are already almost half way through the strongest portion of fall sales. Read More...
Why are so many Ottawa listings overpriced?
24 August 14 09:19 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
...it has been a long spring and summer for many Ottawa sellers: why is that? Our Ottawa real estate market has been slowing for two years and we have been accumulating excess listing inventory steadily during that time to the level where we now have Read More...
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