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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...
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...
Listing inventory still the story in Ottawa real estate in September
05 October 13 06:01 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Listing inventory: (compared to 5 year average 2008-2012 at Sept month end) # residential listings: +28% # condo resale listings: +79.5% To put these numbers in some perspective, this means we have approx. 1,200 additional residential listings and almost 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 Real estate: May sales steady but listing inventory a concern
10 June 13 05:49 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Sales steady in May but listing inventory and price levels a "hot" issue May sales were fairly steady in what is normally the largest sales month of the year, although slightly behind (-4.6%) last year and the 5 year average for the number of 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...
No signs of spring in Ottawa March real estate results
05 April 13 07:24 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Sales down, prices flat but listing inventory is the story in March 2013 A wintry March did nothing to thaw the slowdown in residential real estate results. The number of sales transactions was down and prices flat but the key indicator to watch is listing 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...
"Chilly" January continues 7 month trend in Ottawa real estate
07 February 13 05:16 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Transactions and residential average selling price dip: Ottawa got off to an even slower start than usual, posting an 11.7% decrease in the number of sales transactions in January with 602 residential and condo units being sold. The average residential 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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