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Resale market remains steady and strong in May!

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate board sold 1,926 residential properties in May through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 1,789 in May 2014, an increase of 7.7 per cent. The five-year average for May sales is 1,812. May’s sales included 342 in the condominium property class, and 1,584 in the residential property […]

April resale market in full bloom

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,570 residential properties in April through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 1,419 in April 2014, an increase of 10.6 per cent. The five-year average for April sales is 1,531. The average cumulative day on market has improved in April, at 74 days compared to […]

The season arrives

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,208 residential properties in March through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 1,184 in March 2014, an increase of two per cent. The five-year average for March sales is 1,236. Sales increased month over month, with 356 more properties sold in March over February, a […]

Cleaning Hardwood Floors….This CAN work!!!

Often wonder how best to clean hardwood floors? Try a mix of alcohol (60 ml) white vinegar (125 ml) and 4 liters of water. Use a sponge or mop work on a small area at a time and dry immediately after cleaning with soft towels.  

February Sales Residential & Condominium

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 853 residential properties in February through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 868 in February 2014, a decrease of 1.7 per cent. The five-year average for February sales is 914. The average sale price of residential properties, including condominiums, sold in February in the Ottawa […]

UTILITY SHUT-OFF….JUST IN CASE

Natural Gas: Because there are different gas shut-off procedures for different gas metre configurations, it is important to contact your local gas company for any guidance on preparations and response regarding gas appliances and gas service to your home. When you learn the proper shut-off procedure for the metre, share the information with everyone in […]

Home Security

Home security inspections allow community members to take an active role in making their homes less susceptible to criminal activity. Based on proven crime prevention principles, residents learn how to make their homes safer. At your request, police representatives visit your home (house, condo, apartment, etc.) to provide a safety audit -assessing ways to make […]

Homebuyers undeterred by January cold

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 627 residential properties in January through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 587 in January 2014, an increase of 6.8 per cent. The five year average for January sales is 633. The average sale price of residential properties, including condominiums, sold in January in the […]

Power Outage Information at your Fingertips

Hydro Ottawa recently launched a power outage map on their website. Now, you can access power outage information by visiting hydroottawa.com/outagemap in addition to calling their outage reporting line at 613-738-0188.

Ottawa Real Eastate Statistics

The Ottawa Real Estate Board reported 1,121 unit sales in the month of October, an increase of 2.9% over October 2013. Weak sales of condominium units was bolstered by a surge in sales of residential units. The five year average for the number of sales in the month of October is 1,076 units. The number […]

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