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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...
Is a buyer's market coming to Ottawa real estate? ...or is it already here?
07 July 14 07:05 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Ottawa Real Estate: June 2014 results Listing inventory level remains key issue in very competitive Ottawa Market June Sales: Depending on your point of view, June sales were either steady or lacklustre with residential properties showing a slight increase 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 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...
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...
Ottawa April Sales "spring ahead" seasonally but listing inventory a concern
06 May 13 07:20 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
April delivered some relatively encouraging residential sales results with unit sales growing seasonally compared to March but remaining pretty flat compared to last year. Average selling prices were up slightly during the month. These are positive improvements 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...
Online "virtual showing" metrics a great tool for sellers!
16 September 12 06:24 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
With so much preliminary research being done online by buyers, it is critical for sellers to understand how many “digital footsteps” have visited their listing online. Tracking this sort of information will assist a seller in understanding 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...
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