Ottawa Real Estate Statistics

The Ottawa Real Estate Board reported on Wednesday that sales increased year over year by 12.6% in March compared to March last year.  Condominium sales were down by 7% while residential class sales were up by 19%.  The average sale price for March was $353,684 which was an increase of 2.1% over March 2011 and […]

A thought…

“The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed in these two: common sense and perseverance.” – Owen Feltham

Weekly tip – Shower head blockage?

Mineral deposits build up in your shower head and block the flow of water. – Fill a plastic sandwich bag with vinegar. Pull the bag up so that the shower head is completely immersed in the vinegar. Use a rubber band to attach the bag. Leave it to soak for several hours or overnight. Remove […]

New listing! Britannia – $530,000

Well-maintained owner-occupied duplex w/lower level in-law suite in a choice location, with nearby access to the river & Britannia Park. Main & second level three bedroom units feature an open-concept floorplan w/hdwd floors & an eat-in kitchen! This property also features a double det. garage (’07) w/additional parking, tar/gravel roof (’06), updated electrical panels, lower […]

New listing! Carlington – $429,000

Original owner! Charming three bedroom, 1.5 bathroom family oriented home on a 50′ x 100′ lot. This semi-bungalow style home features hardwood floors on the main and second levels, new roof shingles (’10), gas furnace (’09), and updated windows! Ample storage facilities! Detached garage with 4+ vehicle parking. Offers accepted at 6:00pm on April 4, […]

New listing! Westboro – $499,900

The possibilities are grand on this 51′ x 66′ lot in the heart of Westboro. Existing R3S zoning provides for a mix of residential building forms. Appraisal report on file (December 2011).  (more info)

CREA Canadian home sales edge higher in February

According to statistics released on March 15th by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national resale housing activity improved in February 2012 after having declined in January. Highlights: • Home sales rose 1.4 per cent from January to February. • Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 8.6 per cent from February 2011 levels. • […]

Home prices up in February but gains slowing

The MLS® Home Price Index, the leading measure of Canadian home prices, continued rising in February 2012, according to statistics released on March 23rd by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). Year-over-year comparisons continued shrinking, providing further evidence that Canadian home price growth may be topping out. Highlights: The Aggregate Composite MLS® Home Price Index […]

New listing! Civic Hospital – $789,000

Charming and spacious all brick three bedroom, four bathroom executive/family oriented home with a private entrance to Fairmont Park! This sun-filled and entertaining home features large principal rooms, an eat-in kitchen, a fully finished lower level w/oversized windows and so much more. Fabulous 2nd level terrace! End of July possession! Cheerful and surprising @ 285 […]

New listing! Centrepointe – $649,000

Flooded with natural light! Minto built 3 bedroom + second level loft (optional 4th bedroom) on a mature & fully fenced 41′ x 108′ lot in desirable Centrepointe. This family home features hdwd floors in the principal living rms, granite countertops, 2nd level laundry room, interlock driveway/patio & more! Updated roof shingles (05), furnace/fireplace (06). […]

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