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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 market report Sept. 7th, 2015
07 September 15 08:40 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Ottawa real estate has had a pretty good summer all things considered, though prices are still pretty flat and we still have some listing inventory concerns, August was a pretty good month with decent unit sales increases for both residential properties 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...
What we "city slickers" need to know about country properties
31 January 14 07:20 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Many buyers consider a country residential property as their “Oasis” to get away from the density, traffic and hustle and bustle of our urban and suburban neighbourhoods. Fortunately, we have many excellent “country suburbs” or 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...
Semi-detached homes offer great compromise for both first time buyers and those downsizing
04 April 13 06:39 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Semi detached homes which feature one common wall with another dwelling seem to be popping up all over the place. From infill projects in the core to new suburban construction, the semi-detached home seems to be having a great renewal in popularity. When Read More...
Ottawa home buyer time saving tips
04 April 13 05:27 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
-engage a REALTOR® who is a good personal fit and will be able to respond to you how and when you wish. -be "on the same page with your spouse" on housing criterion and share your list of mandatory and desirable features with your REALTOR® 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...
DND IRP Review could impact Ottawa real estate
05 February 13 06:14 AM | Gord McCormick | 1 Comments   
What is IRP? A recent article (Jan 29 th , 2013) in the Ottawa Citizen discusses a review being conducted by the Pierre Daigle, the DND Ombudsman in to the Military Integrated Relocation Program (IRP). This program is used to move large numbers of military Read More...
Disclosure statement often overlooked by new condo buyers
03 December 12 07:22 AM | Gord McCormick | 1 Comments   
What is it and why is it important? The disclosure statement is a compilation of information describing the condo, units and amenities, financial structure, responsibility and timing, first year budget, proposed bylaws, etc.. These documents are provided Read More...
"Total cost of ownership" factors important in home buyer decisions
19 November 12 07:22 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Ottawa Home Buyer Tips: "Total cost of ownership" factors are important and often overlooked Buying is always an exciting process but unfortunately buyers may overlook some important ownership cost considerations in their enthusiasm. Most buyers 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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