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Summer Ends, Active Real Estate Market Continues…

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,586 residential properties in August through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service System, compared with 1,535 in August 2017, an increase of 3.3 percent. The five-year average for August sales in 1,417. August’s sales included 1,188 in the residential property class, relatively unchanged from a year ago, and […]

Make Your Condo Balcony a Selling-Point

In the condo market, a well-maintained balcony with a stellar view can be a powerful tool to attract potential buyers. While the low-maintenance aspect of condo living is appealing, many condo dwellers still want a private outdoor space to enjoy. Even a small balcony off the living room or bedroom, decorated with care and style, […]

A Sizzling Summer for Ottawa Real Estate

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,614 residential properties in July through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service System, compared with 1,524 in July 2017, an increase of 5.9 percent. The five-year average for July sales is 1,501. July’s sales included 1,238 in the residential property class, an increase of 3.6 percent from July […]

The Pros and Cons of Condo Living

The condominium market is expected to see continued steady growth in most Canadian real estate markets this year. Demand for condos tends to be driven by young professionals, interested in living and working in the downtown core of an urban center, and retiring baby boomers, looking to downsize to a lower-maintenance home, convenient to amenities. […]

Neighbourhood Spotlight: Kanata

Kanata is one of Ottawa’s largest suburban areas, but with a growing population and a bustling economic and cultural life, it is far from a sleepy bedroom community. Comprised of more than a dozen neighbourhoods spread over some thirty square miles, Kanata is home to many of the region’s major hi-tech employers and a variety […]

Choosing Art for Your Home

Your house starts to become your home on moving day, when you begin to arrange furniture, unpack boxes, and make choices about how to make the space your own. Artwork and personal mementos can be among the most important items to make a new home feel cozy and familiar. But for some of us, figuring […]

Condo Sales Keep Market from Over Heating

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,070 residential properties in June through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service System, compared with 2,163 in June 2017, a decrease of 4.3 percent. The five-year average for June sales is 1,914. June’s sales included 455 in the condominium property class, an increase of 11.5 percent from June […]

Spring Market Churning Along

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,279 residential properties in May through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service System, compared with 2,294 in May 2017, a decrease of 0.7 percent. The five-year average for May sales is 2,041. Overall inventory stock is down in both the residential and condo market. The number of home […]

5 Signs You Are Working with the Right Realtor

Buying or selling a home can be a difficult and stressful process, but if you find the right qualified real estate representative, it can be much easier – maybe even pleasurable! Here are a few of the characteristics to look for in a Realtor: Communication A great realtor has some of the qualities of a […]

Neighbourhood Spotlight: Briargreen

Carved out of forest and farmland in the later 1960’s to early 1970’s, Briargreen is a neighbourhood in Ottawa’s west end, noted for its many mature trees and well-maintained properties with ample yards, many with swimming pools. Located in College Ward is what was formerly the city of Nepean, Briargreen contains detached and semi-detached homes […]

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