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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...
Should I be buying or selling real estate in Ottawa winter?
17 November 15 11:20 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
While most Realtors would suggest “there is never a bad time to buy or sell a property”, there are certainly a number of issues to be considered in buying or selling a property in the Ottawa winter. Here are a few items to consider: The case 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...
Who or what is to blame for abysmal listings to sales ratio in Ottawa real estate?
15 February 15 09:55 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Who is most to blame for abysmal listings to sales ratio? We were reviewing year-end numbers for 2014 and discovered some disappointing stats on listing to sales performance across the board during the year. Success rate only 48.1% for new listings during 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...
REALTOR® experience and assistance can be invaluable in new construction home purchase
15 April 14 08:55 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Many buyers do not realize that real estate professionals are also on top of builder offerings in the area. We have to be, as builder properties are very much a competitive issue in the marketplace and impact pricing and marketability of our resale listings. Read More...
Ottawa real estate sales continue to stall in wintry March
08 April 14 09:22 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Sales: While the number of sales transactions in March decreased only 2.9% in March compared to last year, the comparison with the 5 year average paints a much more challenging picture. Residential transactions during the month were 11.3% lower than the Read More...
Ottawa real estate January 2014 results: mostly "chilly" except mortgage rates
10 February 14 08:59 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
January 2014: Most indicators “chilly” except mortgage rates January is always about the lowest transaction/volume point in our real estate year in terms of results and January 2014 was no exception and in fact this year was slower than most. Read More...
What we "city slickers" need to know about country properties
31 January 14 07:20 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Many buyers consider a country residential property as their “Oasis” to get away from the density, traffic and hustle and bustle of our urban and suburban neighbourhoods. Fortunately, we have many excellent “country suburbs” or Read More...
What you can expect to pay for housing in Ottawa
19 March 13 10:19 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Here is a summary of average selling prices by housing type based on results for 2013 up until the end of February 2013. These are only averages of course and will vary by area, age of house, house features etc. Our current residential real estate market Read More...
Selling next spring? ....time is running out!
22 August 12 03:59 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
You're kidding me right? We are not even at the end of August, yet "time is running out". Well, think about it, there are only a few weeks of summer remaining (sorry!) and then fall with weather warm enough to do a lot of outdoor tuneups Read More...

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