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  • “New year, new me” for the Ottawa real estate market

    Before we hop on the 2023 real estate ride, let’s take a moment to reflect on the roller coaster that was 2022. While the year really ended on a qu...
  • In November, the market hibernates

    In typical November fashion, activity in the real estate market was on the quieter side last month. Now, the market is known to see less activity a...
  • All eyes are on the slowed down market as it adjusts

    In October, buyers proved that they are still moving rather slowly when it comes to making moves on the market, on account of the increased interes...
  • August market impacted by uncertainty

    It’s no secret that the market is changing. And with yet another mortgage rate increase this month, it’s clear that it’ll have another impact on th...
  • The July market brings us a step closer to what was once a distant dream: a balanced market

    In recent times, the word on the street has been about how the real estate market is dramatically slowing down, but we want to take a moment to hig...
  • The market in May took things slow!

    May—the month of the year that typically sees the highest number of resales—was much calmer this year. Along with the usual suspects (interest rate...
  • April showers bring a shift to the real estate market

    A couple of variables made their play and impacted the real estate market’s performance last month: rising interest rates and housing supply measur...
  • A flurry of activity in March (figuratively, and quite literally)

    March gave us a flurry of market activity, with a side of actual unexpected flurries. Although the number of sales last month were down compared to...
  • The tale of February: a short month with tall market activity

    The month of love really fired up the real estate market. Though 3 days shorter than January, February saw 52% more properties sold compared to the...
  • The January market came in HOT

      January made quite the entrance to 2022. For a typically ‘chiller’ month, there was quite a bit of market activity. And while it may be a new ye...
  • 'Twas the year of breaking records

    Sellers: good news enclosed Just like that, another year has come and gone. So, how did the Ottawa real estate market fare in 2021? Let’s take a ...
  • The November market: same same but different

    Back again with a familiar tale! Don’t be fooled by the decrease in numbers of properties sold last month compared to November of 2020; it’s yet a...