Monthly Archives September 2012

Weekly tip – Ladder safety

Remember this formula if you want to be safe next time you’re up on a ladder. Divide the ladder’s height by four to figure the farthest distance you can safely stand your ladder from a wall. So, for instance, you would need to place a 12 foot ladder 3 feet or closer to the wall.
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Market update

The Ottawa Real Estate Board reported unit sales of 1,141 in August a decrease of 14.1% from August 2011. The 5-year average for sales in August is 1,234 units.  The average sale price was $346,949, an increase of 2.5% over August 2011. New listings were down from the previous month and up from August 2011. The listing inventory also was down from the previous month and up from August 2011. The sales to listing inventory ratio remains in the balanced market territory at 18%. The days on market for a home to sell increased slightly to 42 days and the
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