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  • Lots of potential potholes in Ottawa real estate for 2016

    Like it or not, our local economy is dominated by Federal government activity and there are a lot of potential potholes we may face as the new government sets out to try and keep all the promises it has made. Will Liberal history repeat itself? Trudeau Sr. decimated the oil patch with his disastrous National Energy Program in the early ...
    Posted to Oasis Realty Brokerage Ottawa (Weblog) by 549523 on February 7, 2016
  • Ottawa listing inventory highest in 12 years!

    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 may be the highest ever! We checked back as far as our ...
    Posted to Oasis Realty Brokerage Ottawa (Weblog) by 549523 on July 10, 2015
  • June photos perfect for future listings

      Now is the perfect time of the year to take some quality exterior photos of your property to have on file for a future listing.  Yards and gardens look their best right now, before the summer heat takes its toll. Having a good supply of photos on file is very useful for anyone who may end up wishing to list their home ...
    Posted to Oasis Realty Brokerage Ottawa (Weblog) by 549523 on June 7, 2015
  • Ottawa seller tips for summer showing success!

    Late spring and early summer should be the best time to sell a residential property, as most properties outdoor spaces will look their best.  Here are a few tips on how to make sure your listing is as ready as can be: 1. Remember:  buyers shop online first, so make sure your house and property are 100% ready for listing and that you ...
    Posted to Oasis Realty Brokerage Ottawa (Weblog) by 549523 on June 7, 2015
  • Should I list my Ottawa property over the winter months?

    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 in 2014/15’s more challenging market environment.  Here are a few items to ...
    Posted to Oasis Realty Brokerage Ottawa (Weblog) by 549523 on December 5, 2014
  • June photos picture perfect for future listings

    June photos perfect for future listings! Now is the perfect time of the year to take some quality exterior photos of your property to have on file for a future listing.  Yards and gardens look their best right now, before the summer heat takes its toll.Having a good supply of photos on file is very useful for anyone who may end up ...
    Posted to Oasis Realty Brokerage Ottawa (Weblog) by 549523 on June 10, 2013
  • Semi-detached homes offer great compromise for both first time buyers and those downsizing

    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 one looks at the average prices of properties sold overall * over the last couple of ...
    Posted to Oasis Realty Brokerage Ottawa (Weblog) by 549523 on April 4, 2013
  • The real estate downsizing dilemma

    Many of us are either considering a downsizing move or have recently done so.  There are many hurdles to overcome in researching options and then making what will ultimately prove to be a successful choice.  Some of the many issues we see with clients (and with our own recent downsizing move) include: -one half of a couple is more ...
    Posted to Oasis Realty Brokerage Ottawa (Weblog) by 549523 on October 20, 2012
  • Seller Strategies in a Buyer's Market

    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 sold, there is no question our residential real estate market has ...
    Posted to Oasis Realty Brokerage Ottawa (Weblog) by 549523 on October 1, 2012
  • Selling next spring? ....time is running out!

    You're kidding me right? We are not even at the end of August, yet "time is running out". Well, think about it, there are only a few weeks of summer remaining (sorry!) and then fall with weather warm enough to do a lot of outdoor tuneups that you may not have time enough to do in the early spring, because of cold or damp ...
    Posted to Oasis Realty Brokerage Ottawa (Weblog) by 549523 on August 22, 2012