Buying? Selling? Prep Tips for Spring-Summer Market

April 14, 2022

Spring has arrived, and as temperatures rise and the flowers bloom, we also start one of the busiest periods of the year for the resale real estate market in Ottawa. If you’re thinking of buying or selling, it’s important to get in touch with me early so we can develop a...

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Average Ottawa House Sale Prices up 13% in March

April 7, 2022

The month of March saw average Ottawa sale prices up 13% for residential-class properties and 10% for condominium units, the Ottawa Real Estate Board has reported. In its summary of sales results for March of 2022, the Board says its members sold 2,011 residential properties. While that’s down slightly from the...

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Setting an Asking Price in Ottawa’s Hot Market

March 12, 2022

If you’ve been considering selling your home or condominium, the good news is that Ottawa’s resale market is in your favour.  Though we can expect a surge in listings as the popular spring season approaches, our city continues to be a “Sellers’ Market”, with a shortage of available properties and a...

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Mortgage Pre-Approval can Protect You From Rising Rates

March 9, 2022

If you are planning to search for a home in coming months, financial experts recommend approaching your bank or a mortgage broker to be pre-approved for a mortgage. Getting a pre-approval, with a letter from a lender telling you how much you can spend and setting out the rate you will...

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Ottawa House Prices up 17% in February

March 7, 2022

The average sale price for a residential property in Ottawa in February was $837,517. up 17% over the same month in 2021, the Ottawa Real Estate Board has announced. The average sale price for a condominium-class property, meanwhile, was $466,682. That’s a 15% increase over the average in February of 2021. In...

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BIDDING WARS! EXPERIENCE COUNTS!

February 28, 2022

If you’re planning to purchase a house or condo in Ottawa in the coming months or later in 2022, you’ve probably heard stories about bidding wars in our competitive market. Some properties, especially those in hot neighbourhoods and within particular price ranges, are receiving multiple offers, and buyers have to strategize...

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Ottawa House Prices up 14% in January

February 3, 2022

The first month of 2022 in Ottawa was often frigidly cold, and we faced a return of some government-imposed COVID-19 restrictions, but Ottawa’s resale residential real estate market remained hot, with average sale prices up by double digits for houses and condo units. The average sale price for a residential-class property...

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THINKING OF REAL ESTATE IN 2022

February 1, 2022

Here are some Tips As we look forward to spring and ahead into 2022 in the Ottawa Real Estate market, I’ve been hearing from clients who are considering buying or selling and are asking for advice about timing and strategy. If you’ve been following the local market, you’ll know that Ottawa has...

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Are you Paying the Right Price in Ottawa’s hot Resale market?

January 28, 2022

Your Experienced Realtor Will Help You’re looking to buy a house, and as you click through the Ottawa listings, you’ve noticed more than once that you see two houses in the same neighbourhood that are remarkably similar in space, bedrooms and finishes. Why are the asking prices for the two properties tens...

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Feeling Confident in the Real Estate Market in 2022.

January 12, 2022

Buying in a sellers’ market can be a challenge, but it’s manageable if you know what to expect, know what you want and are prepared to act quickly. With more than 30 years of experience helping buyers and sellers in Ottawa, I’ve developed strategies to navigate challenging markets like the current...

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