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Ottawa Market Insights – June 2021

Ottawa Market Insights – June 2021

Digging deeper into Ottawa's real estate stats for June 2021. Coming to you live from our new office in Wellington Village! A bit of a balance is returning to the market as a result of increased inventory. Sellers aren't holding all the cards anymore, giving buyers...

Ottawa Market Insights – May 2021

Ottawa Market Insights – May 2021

Digging deeper into Ottawa's real estate stats for May 2021. Active listings are up, months of inventory is slowly rising, prices remain strong and we're starting to see a little rebalance, but we're still very much in an extreme sellers' market. With this slight...

Ottawa Market Insights – April 2021

Ottawa Market Insights – April 2021

Digging deeper into Ottawa's real estate stats for April 2021. It's been absolutely ballistic out there! The market has been super super strong, but we saw a little bit of a softening this month. Inventory levels creeped up and maybe, just maybe, it may get a little...

Ottawa Market Insights – March 2021

Ottawa Market Insights – March 2021

Digging deeper into Ottawa's real estate stats for March 2021 The March market was fierce, just like this lady behind me Prices on the rise - Residential prices are up 35%! Massive levels of sales - Homes sold are up 51%! Vert tight inventory - lowest ever at less...

Ottawa Market Insights – February 2021

Ottawa Market Insights – February 2021

Digging deeper into Ottawa's real estate stats for February 2021. 1. The resale market is NUTS! 🥜 2. This is about how many homes there are left!!! Residential prices are up 27%! Homes sold are up 23%! Inventory levels are at an all-time low!Will 2021 follow the...

Ottawa Market Insights – January 2021

Ottawa Market Insights – January 2021

Digging deeper into Ottawa's real estate stats for January 2021 Coming to you live from Casa McCann! Shedding some light on the current craziness of Ottawa's real estate market for the first month of 2021. Dramatic price increases, very low inventory, winners and...

Ottawa Market Insights – December 2020

Ottawa Market Insights – December 2020

Digging deeper into Ottawa's real estate stats for December 2020 and Year-End. Happy New Year, and what a year has been for real estate! We had a very robust seller's market in 2020, and my prediction for the year ahead is that we will continue this trend. For the...

A Better Way Forward

A Better Way Forward

When the time is right...a better way forward for buyers and sellers. I’m getting lots of questions as to whether right now is a good time to buy and sell, and in my humble opinion, now is not the best time to buy and sell. Now is the time to protect yourselves and...

Eliminating “Back-on-Market” Stigma

Eliminating “Back-on-Market” Stigma

Why do homes come “back to market”? How can we avoid the stigma that comes along with a sale that falls through? With our Verified Listings approach, we do the homework first, get the answers we need, and make things right before we go to market. This is a better way...

Buyer Proof-of-Financing

Buyer Proof-of-Financing

What if we insisted on having proof of financing from Buyers, prior to the submission of an offer? What if that was just protocol? This would give Buyers confidence in making an offer and Seller confidence in knowing that financing is not going to make their house go...

Eliminating Unqualified Showings

Eliminating Unqualified Showings

Traditionally, listings have been a source of lead generation for agents via open houses and showings. But what if we did things differently? 🤔 What if we did a better job... • Preparing your home to go to market; • Communicating what it is you are selling and who...

$25K Interest-Free Renovation Loan

$25K Interest-Free Renovation Loan

How does a $25,000 interest-free renovation loan sound to help maximize your market value and get your home show ready? With our Verified Listing approach, we get all the homework done and all the prep work done before we go to market. This approach helps to ease the...

5 Simple Ways To Get Your Home Ready For The Market

5 Simple Ways To Get Your Home Ready For The Market

As the end of the year approaches and we get ready to tackle a new year, we begin to think about the most useful tips to pass along to our clients to carry into 2020. With a New Year, brings new goals, ambitions and resolutions, and sometimes a change in our living...

Take These Steps to Winterize Your Home Before The Snow Falls

Take These Steps to Winterize Your Home Before The Snow Falls

Aside from getting ready for the busy Christmas season that is already upon us, there are also some things you can do now to prepare your home for the first snowfall. With winter around the corner, here in Ottawa, especially, we can expect sub-zero, arctic-like...

For That Last Cottage Trip Of The Season

For That Last Cottage Trip Of The Season

There is nothing more depressing than feeling the summer season is coming to an end and the winter season will be here before we know it. Whether you close your cottage for the winter or you keep your cottage going all year round, there are a few things you should...

How to Get Your Home Ready for a Move This Fall

How to Get Your Home Ready for a Move This Fall

If you’re planning on moving this fall and didn’t Marie-Kondo your home during the spring cleaning phase a few months ago, then now is the time to get started! There’s nothing quite like having to pack, move, and unpack everything you own to inspire a good purge. Here...

Reasons to Live, Work, and Play With us in Kitchissippi: Pizza!

Reasons to Live, Work, and Play With us in Kitchissippi: Pizza!

There’s nothing quite like a summer BBQ, but for the evenings you’re craving something a little different, you can’t go wrong with a locally-baked ‘za. It may seem like a long-standing tradition, but pizza didn’t actually arrive in Ottawa until the early 1950s, and in...

Tips for Ensuring a Successful House Hunting Trip

Tips for Ensuring a Successful House Hunting Trip

Whether you’re in the military, or your corporate company has decided to open a new office on the other side of the country, a well-planned house hunting trip can be the difference between stress and success. As soon as you find out the date and location you’ll be...

Yes, People Will Open Your Closets

Yes, People Will Open Your Closets

Everyone knows the basic principles of listing a house: make sure it’s clean, don’t leave unnecessary clutter around, leave the home during viewings, and take out the trash. But that doesn’t mean you can take that pile of laundry (whether it’s clean or dirty) and hide...

This Spring, Help Sell Your Home by Refreshing Your Kitchen

This Spring, Help Sell Your Home by Refreshing Your Kitchen

There isn’t ever a down-time in the Ottawa housing market, but the spring months are definitely the busiest each year. If you’re a homeowner looking to sell, making adjustments to one of the most important rooms in the home - the kitchen - can help your house stand...

April Showers Bring May Flowers – And Flood Warnings, too

April Showers Bring May Flowers – And Flood Warnings, too

I was driving through the city last week, and suddenly it hit me - I could actually see over the snowbanks! And in most spots, the sight-blocking piles of snow had melted away altogether. It’s a welcome sign of spring, especially after a winter that broke records here...