Tag Archives: Ottawa Real Estate

Ottawa’s hot housing market and COVID-19

Always nice to be interviewed by the CBC for an article about the Ottawa real estate market and thanks to Hallie Cotnam for reaching out! Glad my colleagues agree with me that with the extra-tight inventory and a smaller but … Continue reading

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Predictions for the post-COVID-19 housing market! #Ottawa

It is not easy to predict the future; it’s always a lot easier to predict the past. But here are my thoughts about what is going to happen to the Ottawa real estate market, post-COVID. I thought it was worth … Continue reading

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Why is the Ottawa real estate market so hot right now?

The Ottawa real estate market has always kind of marched to the beat of its own drummer. We are insulated from the highs and lows of markets like Toronto and Vancouver because of the steady presence of the public service, … Continue reading

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The beauty of good design ….#Glebe

I saw a new listing this past week on MLS that I absolutely loved. The property is in the Glebe and it’s listed by Andy and Paddy McCarthy of Royal LePage Team Realty (I work for Royal LePage Team as … Continue reading

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One showing: an offer, happy clients!

I sometimes think of my job as  matchmaking and if I do it well, I can find a buyer a property fairly efficiently. But finding the right  buyer for the right house in one showing is my new personal record! I had … Continue reading

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The Ottawa Real Estate Market in September – a snapshot

Our Ottawa Real Estate board stats are out for September and here’s what they say about the state of the Ottawa real estate market: Number of Sales (1,119 units) –  increase of 12.5% Average Sale Price ($346,342) – decrease of 1.2% Days … Continue reading

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How long do I have to hold onto a property to break even?

Some people buy properties as long term investments. Others plan to flip. And still others plan to buy and stay in their new home for a few years but know they will have to move because of work, or cost, or … Continue reading

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What First Time Condo Buyers want to know ….

I had a chat with my daughter, Jade, today about the kinds of things a first-time buyer wants to know about condos. And all of her questions, not surprisingly, related to costs. What are condo fees exactly? she asked. Why … Continue reading

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# 10 – Selling a house – The AGENT Open House

The Agent Open House is another tool that realtors use to try to get a house sold. Typically, these are held on Thursday mornings although sometimes they’re in the afternoon and I’ve even heard of a few in the evenings. … Continue reading

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