March 2011 Ottawa Real Estate Board Market News

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,232 residential properties in March through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® system compared with 1,495 in March 2010, a decrease of 17.6 per cent. The five-year average for home sales in March is 1,256. Monthly News Release March 2011

Neighbourhood Crime Reports

Our handy tip of the day is a great tool on the Ottawa Police website: Crime-mapping is a great way to see what is going on in your neighbourhood, or if you’re buying a home, in the neighbourhood you’re considering moving into. It’s simple to use, you just type in your address and the… Read More >>

Renovating with the market in mind

When renovating a home, it’s always important to have a good handle on what your home is worth before you start and what it will be worth, or at least should be worth, when the work is done. We often see people spending  too much money on their renovations and then when it comes time… Read More >>

February 2011 Ottawa Real Estate Board Market News

Unit sales were 9% lower this February compared to last year’s record high February.  The average sale price continues to rise and was at $338,408 in February and the average selling time dropped from 44 days in January to 33 days in February.  New listings coming on the market were up over January but were less than February 2010.  The listing… Read More >>

Fun Times at the Awards Gala

The Royal Lepage annual awards were presented at a gala evening at the Museum of Civilization on Feb. 18th. We were so proud to each receive the Diamond award for the third year in a row – that means top 3% of sales nationally. To achieve this level as individual agents (many recipients are teams… Read More >>

Domicile launching new development this week!

This week we were invited to a luncheon hosted by the owner of Domicile, John Doran. It was at the sales centre for their new urban condo development called HOM, which is located in the Dow’s Lake, Little Italy area.  What a great opportunity to view the model units and chat with the Domicile staff… Read More >>

Great and true stories abound in our business and we have one recent fairytale to share.

Marie-Lynn and Eric contacted us to see a home we had listed in the Glebe. They liked the home so we let them know when we had interest from another buyer. After much debate, they decided not to place an offer but the very next day, after the home had been conditionally sold, they contacted… Read More >>


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