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Ottawa Market Insights – August 2022

Ottawa Market Insights – August 2022

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,137 residential properties in August through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,565 in August 2021, a decrease of 27 per cent. August’s sales included 850 in the residential-property class, down...

Ottawa Market Insights – July 2022

Ottawa Market Insights – July 2022

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,110 residential properties in July through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,718 in July 2021, a decrease of 35 per cent. July’s sales included 840 in the residential-property class, down 36...

Real Estate as a Wealth Creator

Real Estate as a Wealth Creator

Who is the wealthiest person you know? Almost without a doubt they will tell you that they have substantial real estate holdings inside their portfolio. I am here to tell you why. But first, for context, you might be asking yourself “why now”? Well, because there is...

Summer Photos – Capture your home at its best!

Summer Photos – Capture your home at its best!

If you're thinking of selling your house in the next 6 months, this offer is for you! We're in the middle of the most beautiful time of year and we bet your home is looking its best - with gardens in full bloom, grass at its peak, and outdoor living spaces all set up....

Can You Afford the Home of your Dreams?

Can You Afford the Home of your Dreams?

Daydreaming about owning something you can’t afford can be fun. Whether it’s a diamond-encrusted watch from Tiffany & Co., or the latest Lamborghini, even the thought of trying one on or going for a test drive can be exciting. The problem with daydreaming,...

Ottawa Market Insights – June 2022

Ottawa Market Insights – June 2022

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,508 residential properties in June through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 2,122 in June 2021, a decrease of 29 per cent. June’s sales included 1,138 in the residential-property class, down 31...

Ottawa Market Insights – May 2022

Ottawa Market Insights – May 2022

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,846 residential properties in May through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 2,285 in May 2021, a decrease of 19 per cent. May’s sales included 1,384 in the residential-property class, down 22 per...

Ottawa Market Insights – April 2022

Ottawa Market Insights – April 2022

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,889 residential properties in April through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 2,394 in April 2021, a decrease of 21 per cent. April’s sales included 1,419 in the residential-property class, down...

Verified™ Listings

Verified™ Listings

Our approach to real estate is a little different than most. The typical buying and selling process can significantly disadvantage a seller. The process usually involves buyers making an offer, then doing the “homework”, i.e. getting a building inspection, getting...

Close to Home: Giving back to the LGBTQ2S+ community

Close to Home: Giving back to the LGBTQ2S+ community

As a proud parent of two children that identify as part of the LGBTQ2S+ community, the Safe Spaces & Housing Program through the Youth Services Bureau quite literally hits close to home. I have spent the last twenty years helping families find homes and I know how...

Boost the Perceived Value of your Home

Boost the Perceived Value of your Home

If you want to sell your home for a higher price, you can boost its perceived value by doing a major upgrade. For example, you might consider a kitchen renovation. That would certainly pique the interest of more buyers. But, what if you don’t want to undertake such a...

Ottawa Market Insights – March 2022

Ottawa Market Insights – March 2022

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,011 residential properties in March through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 2,274 in March 2021, a decrease of 12 per cent. March’s sales included 1,493 in the residential-property class, down...

Ottawa Market Insights – February 2022

Ottawa Market Insights – February 2022

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,421 residential properties in February through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,385 in February 2021, an increase of 3 per cent. February’s sales included 1,095 in the residential-property...

Ottawa Market Insights – January 2022

Ottawa Market Insights – January 2022

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 936 residential properties in January through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 963 in January 2021, a decrease of 3 per cent. January’s sales included 661 in the residential-property class, down 2...

Ottawa Market Insights – December 2021

Ottawa Market Insights – December 2021

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 862 residential properties in December through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 997 in December 2020, a decrease of 14 per cent. December’s sales included 601 in the residential-property class,...

Ottawa Market Insights – November 2021

Ottawa Market Insights – November 2021

Me: Be kind to one another! Ottawa real estate: 🔥💰🤪🖕🏻 While the drop in volume of new listings is typical for November, our inventory, at one month’s supply, is much lower than it should be. Prediction: as long as inventory is where it is, we're not going to see any...

Ottawa Market Insights – October 2021

Ottawa Market Insights – October 2021

Hello from our Wellington office! October was a huge month as we continued to see an upward trend in the number of homes sold, even tighter inventory, and bolstered sale prices. Inventory is challenging right now and cause for the changing market. No matter what...

Ottawa Market Insights – September 2021

Ottawa Market Insights – September 2021

Weird, strong, intriguing, and frustrating.... am I describing myself or the September resale market?! Bump in sales September over August = Super weird (we don't usually see that!) Months of inventory = Steady and strong Average sale price back on the rise =...

Ottawa Market Insights – August 2021

Ottawa Market Insights – August 2021

Much different from last year where our "typical" spring market showed up in the late summer, we're seeing a totally normal August in terms of sales volume. Don't be fooled by the slight increase in inventory levels over last year though, we are still very much in a...

Ottawa Market Insights – July 2021

Ottawa Market Insights – July 2021

Digging deeper into Ottawa's real estate stats for July 2021. Get a load of this! Dare we say the market is easing a bit -- Creating more balance and giving buyers more breathing room.  While sellers expectations need to be tempered a little bit from the massive sale...

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...