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Posted on: June 8th, 2018 by Chris Scott
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Housing inventory has been a concern this year and is so far not keeping up with the insatiable demand for Ottawa real estate. Our inventory is at historically low levels. Especially in the central locations. This will continue to put upward pressure on prices. In May I witnessed a few houses sell for way over their already high list prices in extremely competitive offer situations. Both were staged impeccably but were very small inside.  Some buyers are getting desperate and will pay a huge premium for the right location.

Let’s look at the numbers.  Our average price for a residential-class property was up 6.3% over last May, sitting at $464,401. In the residential-class property segment, there were 1,794 units sold which is a decrease of 3% over last May. In the condo market, 485 units sold…. which is an increase of 9.2% from last May. The condo prices in Ottawa increased by 3.4% with the average sale price at $281,247.


As prices rise up in this market it is so important to have the right representation. On the buying side, you need to make sure that you are making a prudent investment. For sellers, you want to make sure you are taking advantage of the hot conditions.


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