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Is spring in the air?

Member of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,011 residential and condominium properties in February through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service system, an increase of 11.2% compared with February 2016. The average sale price of a residential – class property sold in February in the Ottawa area was $417,374, an increase of 8.5% over February […]

Your Winter Purge

Whether you are staging your home for sale, packing for an upcoming move, downsizing, or just trying to keep clutter under control, winter is a great time to purge closet, cabinets, attics, and basements. Reducing your belongings makes it easier to keep your home clean and organized, and especially of you have a move on […]

Neighbourhood Spotlight: Centrepointe

Centrepointe is an attractive residential neighhourhood in Ottawa’s west end, within the boundaries of Baseline Road to the north; Pineview, Mapleview and Wycliffe Crescents to the south; Woodroffe to the east; and near Marble Arch Crescent to the west. Located in College Ward, in the former city of Nepean, this area provides the convenience and […]

2017 resale market off to a great start

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 667 residential properties in January through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service system, compared with 598 in January 2016, an increase of 11.5 per cent. The five-year average for January sales is 614. The average sale price of a residential-class property sold in January in the Ottawa area […]

Snow Bird Home Security Tips

Savvy travelers know that if you are heading south this winter, you will only be able to truly relax and unwind if you make sure that your home is safe, secure, and looked after while you are gone. Hiring a housesitter is a great way to make sure everything runs smoothly in your absence, but […]

Selling a home during the winter months?

While it is true that spring is often the season when home sales move most briskly, winter can be a great time of year to make your home stand out. With less competition on the market, you can use the beauty of the season to the play up your home’s cozy charm for potential buyers. […]

2016 proves to be a record-breaking year for Ottawa resales

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 715 residential properties in December through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 703 in December 2015, an increase of 1.7 per cent. The five-year average for December sales in 656. The total number of residential and condo units sold through the Board’s MLS® System throughout […]

Safe Snow & Ice Removal

Keeping driveways and walkways clear is essential for winter safety, but did you know that thousands of people end up in the emergency room every year due to injuries acquired while shoveling? Muscle strains, falls, and even heart attacks are not uncommon when people approach winter yard work without taking the proper safety measures. If […]

Inventory levels trending downwards in November

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 995 residential properties in November through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 986 in November 2015, an increase of 0.9 per cent. The five-year average for November sales is 939. The condo market appears to be on the rise now, a welcome change compared to […]

Second Thoughts on Open Floor Plans

In previous eras, an impressive home was one with many rooms, each intended for a separate family activity. But in the past fifty years, builders have realized that, by designing connected spaces with fewer interior walls, they can fit more usable living space into the same square footage. Open floor plans are popular with many […]

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