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Listing inventory is the critical indicator to watch in 2016 Ottawa real estate
31 March 16 07:43 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
We have had some positive signs in the local real estate market over the last few months and most industry watchers and participants would expect it to be a good year in our marketplace. There are a still a couple of potential “potholes” though Read More...
Optimism lifts residential and condo sales in Ottawa November 2015 results
15 December 15 11:45 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Optimistic unit sales for both residential and condo markets in November: Ottawa buyers and sellers were active in November in the fresh optimism generated by the new Federal Government. Unit sales were very positive for the month with residential sales Read More...
Excess listing inventory the dominant factor in August 2014 Ottawa real estate results
06 September 14 09:44 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Ottawa Real Estate Market Results August 2014 Residential sales steady, condos lag, listing inventory high, prices flat A tougher market environment for most sellers continues in Ottawa, based on August 2014 results from the Ottawa Real Estate Board. 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...
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...
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...

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