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Ottawa Market Insights – April 2024

Ottawa Market Insights – April 2024

The number of homes sold through the MLS® System of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) totaled 1,456 units in April 2024. This was an increase of 8.9% from April 2023. Home sales were 2% below the five-year average and 6.9% below the 10-year average for the month of...

Ottawa Market Insights – March 2024

Ottawa Market Insights – March 2024

The number of homes sold through the MLS® System of the Ottawa Real Estate Board totaled 1,165 units in March 2024. This was an increase of 10% from March 2023. Home sales were 21.5% below the five-year average and 15% below the 10-year average for the month of March....

Ottawa Market Insights – February 2024

Ottawa Market Insights – February 2024

The number of homes sold through the MLS® System of the Ottawa Real Estate Board totaled 886 units in February 2024. This was an increase of 15.2% from February 2023. Home sales were 13.8% below the five-year average and 5.7% below the 10-year average for the month of...

Ottawa Market Insights – January 2024

Ottawa Market Insights – January 2024

The number of homes sold through the MLS® System of the Ottawa Real Estate Board totaled 629 units in January 2024. This was an increase of 16.5% from January 2023. Home sales were 10.7% below the five-year average and 3.9% below the 10-year average for the month of...

Ottawa Market Insights – December 2023

Ottawa Market Insights – December 2023

The number of homes sold through the MLS® System of the Ottawa Real Estate Board totaled 565 units in December 2023. This was an increase of 7.6% from December 2022. Home sales were 16% below the five-year average and 11.9% below the 10-year average for the month of...

Ottawa Market Insights – October 2023

Ottawa Market Insights – October 2023

The number of homes sold through the MLS® System of the Ottawa Real Estate Board totaled 816 units in October 2023. This was a small reduction of 2.7% from October 2022. Home sales were 36.4% below the five-year average and 30.8% below the 10-year average for the...

Ottawa Market Insights – September 2023

Ottawa Market Insights – September 2023

The number of homes sold through the MLS® System of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) totaled 946 units in September 2023. This was unchanged from September 2022. Home sales were 29.6% below the five-year average and 23.6% below the 10-year average for the month of...

$1,000 to Cover Life’s Expenses

$1,000 to Cover Life’s Expenses

As I reflect on the approaching eve of my 21st anniversary in real estate, I can't help but feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude toward all of you – my tribe. Your unwavering support and generosity has been the driving force behind my success. To express my...

Features Today’s Home Buyers are Seeking

Features Today’s Home Buyers are Seeking

If you’re thinking about selling your home, you can gain an advantage by anticipating what buyers will want to see. What’s on their wish list? The desires of home buyers are changing rapidly. Beyond the usual request for spacious kitchens and energy efficiency, a few...

Google Reviews: The New Word-of-Mouth

Google Reviews: The New Word-of-Mouth

We know that Google has become the “preferred” platform when it comes to helping you choose a business you want to work with or spend your money at… So we’re looking for YOUR help in getting us to 100 Google Reviews!  To enter the contest, simply share your...

Ottawa Market Insights – August 2023

Ottawa Market Insights – August 2023

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) sold 1,196 residential properties in August through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System, compared with 1,130 in August 2022, an increase of 6%. August’s sales included 903 in the freehold-property class,...

Ottawa Market Insights – July 2023

Ottawa Market Insights – July 2023

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) sold 1,263 residential properties in July through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System, compared with 1,102 in July 2022, an increase of 15%. July’s sales included 979 in the freehold-property class, up 18%...

Ottawa Market Insights – June 2023

Ottawa Market Insights – June 2023

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) sold 1,658 residential properties in June through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System, compared with 1,493 in June 2022, an increase of 11%. June’s sales included 1,234 in the freehold-property class, up...

Are you Technology’s Tool?

Are you Technology’s Tool?

Perhaps a seemingly ridiculous and controversial question at first glance, but did you find yourself immediately going into defense mode? Maybe there was a pause, or an internal outcry asserting that you are not a mere tool of technology; instead, technology is your...

Upsizing or Downsizing? Don’t Overdo It!

Upsizing or Downsizing? Don’t Overdo It!

Imagine you have a growing family, and you want to trade in the small sedan for something larger. So, you visit the dealership and come back with a bus. Well, that would be upsizing a bit too much – unless you have a really huge family! That’s the challenge of...

Ottawa Market Insights – May 2023

Ottawa Market Insights – May 2023

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) sold 1,939 residential properties in May through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System, compared with 1,830 in May 2022, an increase of 6%. May’s sales included 1,477 in the freehold-property class, up 8%...

Ottawa Market Insights – April 2023

Ottawa Market Insights – April 2023

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) sold 1,488 residential properties in April through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System, compared with 1,876 in April 2022, a decrease of 21%. April’s sales included 1,156 in the freehold-property class,...

Ottawa Market Insights – March 2023

Ottawa Market Insights – March 2023

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) sold 1,194 residential properties in March through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System, compared with 2,003 in March 2022, a decrease of 40%. March’s sales included 893 in the freehold-property class, down...

It’s about the journey, not the destination

It’s about the journey, not the destination

**Sean pictured here on vacation with his son Emmett (foreground) and daughter Tokyo (background) on the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver.**  My son, Emmett, was recently accepted into the Fine Arts program at Concordia University, and we couldn't be more...

Welcoming Lucas Hauer to the Team!

Welcoming Lucas Hauer to the Team!

We are thrilled to announce that Lucas Hauer has joined our team!  Beginning this past February as a Sales Associate, Lucas has quickly learned the ropes and fit right in with our team. He is a go-getter with a passion for continued learning and drive to stay ahead of...

Quick Cleaning Counts

Quick Cleaning Counts

Not every day can be devoted to housework and cleaning chores, so it’s worth finding a routine that saves you time and helps you stay ahead of grime. To be time-efficient, determine whether your best approach is sticking to one task throughout the home (e.g. change...

Ottawa Market Insights – February 2023

Ottawa Market Insights – February 2023

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) sold 855 residential properties in February through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System, compared with 1,411 in February 2022, a decrease of 39%. February’s sales included 633 in the freehold-property...

Ottawa Market Insights – January 2023

Ottawa Market Insights – January 2023

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) sold 606 residential properties in January through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System, compared with 933 in January 2022, a decrease of 35%. January’s sales included 460 in the freehold-property class,...

Ottawa Market Insights – December 2022

Ottawa Market Insights – December 2022

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) sold 601 residential properties in December through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System, compared with 857 in December 2021, a decrease of 30%. December’s sales included 466 in the residential-property...

HUGE donation to the Ottawa Food Bank

HUGE donation to the Ottawa Food Bank

As most of you know, we hosted our Annual Christmas Tree Event for our clients at Ian’s Christmas Tree Farm & Adventure Park on Saturday, December 3rd. It was a little bit windy, and a little bit soggy, but the turn out was amazing! And more importantly we raised...

Secrets to a Smooth Spring Renovation

Secrets to a Smooth Spring Renovation

Are you planning on making some home improvements next year? Whether it’s a minor project such as painting, or a major renovation like a new kitchen, you want the project to go smoothly. There’s a lot you can do to make sure that happens. For example: Start the...