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Record-breaking year to date for Ottawa resales

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,484 residential properties in August through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,276 in August 2015, an increase of 16.3 per cent. The five-year average for August is 1,265. To date, this has been a record breaking year for units sold. The average sale price […]

Downsizing vs Upgrading: How Much Space Do You Need?

One of the first factors homebuyers should consider before exploring the market is size. How much square-footage is ideal for your family? Do you require a backyard or a two-car garage? How many bedrooms? Choosing the right amount of space is vital to ensure your home compliments your lifestyle and budget. When current homeowners are […]

5 Ways to Make a New House Feel Like Home

Moving into a new house is an exciting occasion and the chance for a new beginning. At the same time, a new house may not instantly feel like home. It takes time to settle into your new surroundings and make a place your own. Here are five of our favourite tips to speed up the […]

The Rise of the Home Office: How Remote Work Affects Home Buyers

Has house hunting also become office hunting? With technology becoming more advanced and more present in the home, the need for cubicles and meeting rooms is dwindling. A 2008 study by Statistics Canada determined that more than 1 out 5 university graduates work from home. Since then, the numbers keep rising. Employers have found that […]

Summer resales sizzle in a hot July

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,491 residential properties in July through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,430 in July 2015, an increase of 4.3 per cent. The five-year average for July sales is 1,717. Sales continue to outpace 2015 numbers both in monthly and year-to-date comparisons. However, we are […]

Record-breaking June for Ottawa resales

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,985 residential properties in June through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,691 in June 2015, an increase of 17.4 per cent. The five year average for June sales is 1,717. Year-to-date units sold for the first half of 2016 are also performing quite well […]

How to Make the Most of Ottawa in the Summer

Canadian summers are hard to beat, especially when you live in the nation’s capital. With sunshine, festivals and endless greenery, there are plenty of exciting activities to fill your weekends and holidays. If you need a little inspiration, here are 5 family-friendly ways to make the most of the season. Attend a festival Summer is festival […]

Sales stay consistently hot through May heat wave

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,921 residential properties in May through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with similar sales of 1,926 in May 2015. The five-year average for May sales is 1,864. In May, 3,635 homes were listed keeping pace with listing numbers in April, but down slightly by 4.4 […]

5 Tips for Moving with Young Children

Most people move over 10 times throughout their lives, but for young children, moving often means leaving their first and only home. A child’s world is much smaller, and leaving behind familiar people and surroundings can be quite daunting. If you have a move coming up, here are five tips to make the experience more […]

Why Community Matters

In the age of technology, our community sometimes gets less attention than our Facebook friends, but research shows that community is a vital component of our health and happiness. So what exactly is community and why is it so important? What is community? The Oxford Dictionary defines community as a group of people living together […]

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