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WHICH HOUSE WOULD YOU BUY?

  We had a chance to sell a wonderful house for some relocating clients. They tried previously to sell their home with another brokerage.  I want to share with you the pictures that were on the MLS.   Previous MLS Our MLS The photo themselves are of weak quality and the house was not staged […]

OTTAWA MARKET UPDATE: JULY 2019

  The Ottawa real estate market had a great July.  We have not had this kind of activity in a July for 15 years. Typically after a busy Spring market things slow in the summer. This year is the exception.  We had over 1800 sales on the MLS system. There is just so much demand […]

OTTAWA MARKET UPDATE: JUNE 2019

  The average price of a residential-class property in June was $500,700. This is the first time we have ever eclipsed the half-million mark in Ottawa. When I first started in real estate 15 years ago 500k was a big number! People would say half a million like it meant something! Hard to believe it […]

OTTAWA MARKET UPDATE: MAY 2019

  May is typically the busiest month of the year for real estate sales. This year was one of the most active Mays I can remember. We had higher sales volume while dealing with a freefall in available homes for sale. This meant that many of the listings available were sold in multiple offers for […]

HUNGER GAMES OF HOUSE HUNTING

It is no secret that Ottawa is the hottest housing market in the country right now. In Ottawa, one of the most active segments is the $400,000 to $480,000 price range. Our team was engaged by Heather and Byron who were relocating to Ottawa. Unfortunately for them, they were in this HUNGER GAMES price range. […]

HOW TO WIN IN MULTIPLE OFFERS

  Last week was an interesting one for me. I was in 3 different multiple offer situations in various price points and areas in the city. The pressure was on because all of my clients absolutely loved each of these homes. We were able to secure each of these clients their dream home. It matters […]

OTTAWA MARKET UPDATE FOR APRIL 2019

  The Ottawa real estate market continues to hit new highs. Multiple offers across the city continue to put upward pressure on prices. There is no secret that Ottawa has a supply issue. Housing inventory remains at record low levels. Sellers are hesitant to put their houses for sale because there is not much to […]

RENTING FURNITURE FOR A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION

One of the best marketing campaigns I can remember growing up was Head and Shoulders shampoo. Their slogan was “because you never get a second chance to make a first impression”. It is so true in not having dandruff on your shirt and it can also be applied to real estate. Stay with me here. […]

OTTAWA MARKET UPDATE FOR MARCH 2019

  Interesting numbers released by the Ottawa real estate market this week. The number of sales are down over 12% in the residential class segment. At first glance, one would think it is a slow market but the lack of sales is only because of the extremely tight supply. There is just not much available […]

OTTAWA MARKET UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 2019

It was another strong month for real estate sales in Ottawa. Members of the board sold 1,005 residential properties, that is up from 978 last year. What is more impressive is that this was done while the inventory is down. The low inventory has left buyers competing over fewer homes. The sales numbers would have […]