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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...
Ottawa real estate report November 2015
10 November 15 10:35 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Some positive signs of improvement in October real estate results: Residential Sales pretty solid: Sales for the month were up 3.7% and year to-to-date are 5.9% higher than 2014. Average selling price for the month was up 2.8% to $380,075 and year to-to-date 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...
Could mandatory energy audits and the MLTT be in place by Spring 2016?
29 June 15 03:21 PM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Mandatory Energy audits and the MLTT: two good reasons to buy or sell now! Buyers and sellers should both be concerned with two pending agenda items on the Provincial Government review list: the potential implementation of mandatory green energy audits 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...
What to expect from the 91 Most important days in Ottawa real estate...starting today!
01 April 15 02:00 PM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
While the weather still has us wondering, there is no doubt that April 1 st marks the start of the most important 91 days in the Ottawa real estate year. 3 Biggest Sales Months: May is the #1 unit sales month of the year, followed closely by June #2 and Read More...
Why do most Ottawa buyers want "move-in-ready?"
27 March 15 09:56 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Most buyers we work with are looking for move in ready properties as much as possible. Though there are buyers who are prepared to do some updating after buying a property, these are in the minority with the possible exception of very high demand neighbourhoods. Read More...
Buy first or sell first? Tough question in 2015 Ottawa real estate
22 March 15 10:38 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
The dilemma: Homeowners have always had to decide whether to find their “dream home” first and secure it or sell their existing home first in the hope they can find the “dream home” at the same time. For a look at some of the challenges 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...
Why open houses work for buyers, sellers and Realtors
09 February 15 12:23 PM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Why Open Houses work! There is always some discussion about the value of open houses but from our perspective they are a critical part of a successful marketing program. We believe that at least a third (perhaps more!) of our listing sales have been generated 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...

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