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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 […]

Hot Market in an Icy April

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,032 residential properties in April through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service System, compared with 1,788 in April 2017, an increase of 13.6 percent. The five-year average for April sales is 1,704. April sales included 416 in the condominium property class and 1,616 in the residential property class. […]

How Will Light Rail Change Ottawa’s Real Estate Landscape?

Recent investments in public transit are reshaping the way Ottawa residents live and move. The first phase of our city’s light rail development, likely to transform the downtown core, is expected to be completed later this year. Soon thereafter, construction on Phase 2 is expected to begin, with completion slated for 2023. While the pain […]

Buyers Get a Jump on the Spring Market

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,660 residential properties in March through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service System, compared with 1,478 in March 2017, an increase of 12.3 percent. The five-year average for March sales in 1,339. March’s sales included 358 in the condominium property class and 1,302 in the residential property class. […]

A Passing Grade?

In our part of the world, we wait anxiously for the first signs of spring and the joyful thaw that comes with it. Snow melts, the ground thaws, and April showers mean puddles everywhere. All the moisture that spring brings with it can make any drainage problems on your property suddenly seem obvious. Pooling water […]

Wanted: Ottawa Homes for Sale

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 979 residential properties in February through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service System, compared with 1,002 in February 2017, a decrease of 2.3 percent. The five-year average for February sales is 922. February’s sales included 250 in the condominium property class and 729 in the residential property class. […]

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