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Lots of potential potholes in Ottawa real estate for 2016
07 February 16 02:46 PM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Like it or not, our local economy is dominated by Federal government activity and there are a lot of potential potholes we may face as the new government sets out to try and keep all the promises it has made. Will Liberal history repeat itself? Trudeau 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...
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...
Good news and bad in Ottawa real estate 2014
08 August 14 09:01 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Well in to August and our real estate market has demonstrated a middling performance at best. Transactions and prices are pretty flat compared to previous years in the resale market and the new home market is also flat but is 17% off the 5 year average. Read More...
Ottawa Real Estate: key questions for 2014
22 January 14 09:41 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
2013 was certainly a slowing year in Ottawa real estate, with residential prices inching up only at an inflation level and the average condo price actually decreasing. This was a significant difference from the results over the last decade where more Read More...
Summer sales slow somewhat but still an active time for Ottawa Real Estate
19 July 13 08:32 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
We have recently finished the busiest quarter of the year for real estate sales which ended June 30 th . While many may think "that summer is dead" for real estate this is not correct! Though the number of sales transactions drop by 20 or 25% 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...
Key questions for Ottawa real estate in 2013
10 January 13 08:01 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
2012 results: return to standard performance or a transition year to a buyer's market? We had a very interesting year in 2012 and one could argue it was either a return to slower and more normal growth in real estate or equally one could say it was Read More...
Little to be thankful for in September results for Ottawa real estate
05 October 12 05:20 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
As we get ready to enjoy our Thanksgiving weekend, the Ottawa Real Estate Board has just released some less than encouraging results for the month of September, continuing a trend of spotty results registered over the last few months. The number of residential Read More...
Seller Strategies in a Buyer's Market
01 October 12 08:47 AM | Gord McCormick | 7 Comments   
The Ottawa Real Estate Board has recently hinted in its October 2014 news release that our market is "..moving in to Buyer's territory". Given our high listing inventory levels and a rare monthly price decrease in average prices of properties Read More...
July 2012 continues cooling trend in Ottawa real estate
05 August 12 08:17 AM | Gord McCormick | 3 Comments   
The resale market for residential homes and condos continued to show signs of cooling, based on July sales results. The number of sales transactions for the month was 1,366 residential properties and condos sold for a slight increase over 2011 of 3.4% Read More...
Where are Ottawa's Priciest Neighbourhoods?
14 July 12 06:01 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Here are some stats on our priciest communities, based on year to date sales on the Ottawa Real Estate Board. Remember that approximately 85% of property sales are below $500,000, so these higher end properties account for only about 15% of sales. (just Read More...

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