Ottawa Market Update

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot for November 2017

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,239 residential properties in November through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System compared with 992 in November 2016, an increase of 24.9%. The five-year average for November sales is 1,001.
The most active price point in the residential market is the $300,000 to $450,000 range, accounting for 46% of the market. While the most active price point in the condo market, between $150,000 and $275,000, accounts for 66% of the market.

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot for October 2017

October saw the condominium market in Ottawa continue its strong run, as prices continue to bounce back from recent lows.  Activity across the market continues to be strong....over the November 3-5 weekend there were 78 new listings in all property categories across the Ottawa Board's MLS system, with 81 Conditional Conditional Sales outnumber new listings and if Solds hold steady, we should see a stronger Sellers' market developing.
Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,243 residential properties in October through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,214 in October 2016, an increase of 2.3 per cent. The five-year average for October sales is 1,165. 

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot for September 2017

If you’ve been following Ottawa real estate this year you’ll know that it’s been a record breaker, particularly with the number of sales year over year.  According to the Ottawa Real Estate Board statistics, in 2017 the listing inventory has been lower, average sale prices are steadily increasing, properties are selling faster and there have been more multiple offer situations.  While we may be trending towards a “Seller’s Market”, unlike Toronto and Vancouver, there are still plenty of opportunities for home buyers to find affordable housing in and around our beautiful city!  


The Ottawa real estate market may be stabilizing, as condo sales continue to increase, and prices appear to show a bit of a turn-around from the activity of the previous years.  
While residential inventory is down, and prices are up, we are seeing fewer multiple-offer situations. 
If you're interested in sales and prices for a particular area of the City, please let me know.

If you know of anyone thinking of purchasing or selling a property, I'd be pleased to assist can send me their contact information and I'll follow up with them.


West End Neigbourhoods Show Strong Price Appreciation in Ottawa Real Estate

Generally, areas of Ottawa immediately to the south and west of downtown saw the largest increases in home prices, while sales of homes in areas to the east experienced the smallest hikes in prices.

The most significant price increases of single-family homes occurred, as they have for several months running, in the Hunt Club and Windsor Park areas just north of the international airport.

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot for June 2017

The strong Ottawa real estate market continued through June with a Seller's market for residential properties, and a Balanced market for condo properties. We saw the CDOM (Cumulative Days on Market) for residential properties drop to 60 days from 70, while condo properties dropped from 102 to 97 days. This might be driven by a decrease in listings over the same period as last year, and a corresponding increase in sales.

Ottawa Real Estate Market Snapshot for May 2017

Here's a quick look at what was happening in the Ottawa market in May.....we're trending to a Seller's Market, and there is still lots of time to get your property listed to take advantage of it.

Ottawa Home Prices Witness Healthy Increases in the First Quarter of 2017

Steady employment, a robust economy and affordability help bolster Ottawa’s housing market
OTTAWA, April 18, 2017 – The aggregate (1) price of a home in Ottawa saw healthy growth in
the first quarter of 2017, rising 5.6% year-over-year to $418,178, according to the Royal
LePage House Pricing Survey (2) released today.

When broken out by housing type, the median price of a standard two-storey home climbed 5.6% year-over-year to $437,247. During the same period, the median price of a bungalow grew 6.9% year-over-year to $411,375, while condominiums rose 3.0% year-over-year to $324,455.

“While we are seeing less inventory overall and fewer new builds becoming available, Ottawa’s
residential real estate market is still extremely strong and consistent,” said John Rogan, Broker of Record, Royal LePage Performance Realty. “The region’s stable employment, when paired with a very real estate-friendly federal budget, has helped to keep Ottawa an attractive place to live for all demographics. Recently, we have begun to see an increase in move-up and first-time homebuyers. This growing demand, when coupled with the low inventory environment, is not only contributing to healthy house price appreciation, but also to an increase in multiple offer situations in the region. We expect this to continue into the busy spring season.”

Nationally, Canada’s residential real estate market saw substantial price growth in the first
quarter of 2017, increasing 12.6% year-over-year to $574,103. The price of a two-storey
home rose 13.9% year-over-year to $681,728, and the price of a bungalow increased 11.0% to to $490,018. During the same period, the price of a condominium increased 8.9% to $372,638.

While the majority of housing markets in Canada posted modest gains, price appreciation across much of Ontario significantly outpaced the rest of the country. Meanwhile, the pace of year-over-year home price appreciation in Greater Vancouver was noticeably lower than the historic highs witnessed in 2016.

“For the first time in several years, real estate markets in Vancouver and Toronto are headed in opposite directions,” said Phil Soper, President and CEO, Royal LePage. “The Vancouver
market stalled, as confused consumers took to the sidelines after a series of uncoordinated moves by all three levels of government. With its housing shortage becoming more acute, Toronto easily stepped forward to assume the title of Canada’s most overheated real estate market.”

Significant home price appreciation, caused by market dynamics similar to those that have driven housing activity in the Greater Toronto Area, is being seen across the entire “Golden Horseshoe” region of south-central Ontario, and as far away as Windsor and London in southwestern Ontario. In fact, the torrid pace of home price appreciation in much of Ontario contributed almost half of the national aggregate home price increase in the first quarter, with the rest of Canada appreciating by a healthy, but much lower, 6.4% year-over-year when excluding all Ontario-based regions.

“The overall Canadian market is healthier in 2017 than it has been in years, yet the downside
risks are greater too,” concluded Soper. “Our economy, which has recovered nicely from the
2014 oil crisis, is sadly dependent on moves by an unpredictable U.S. federal government and
can be swayed by unforeseen global events, such as fallout from Europe’s restructuring. Still,
housing activity is strong and prices are rising at a healthy mid-single-digit rate across the land. The trend in Alberta, Quebec and Atlantic Canada is particularly encouraging. Our concerns with the state of Canadian real estate begin and end in Toronto and Vancouver.”

(1) Aggregate prices are calculated via a weighted average of the median values of homes for reported property types in the regions surveyed
(2) Powered by Brookfield RPS

About the Royal LePage House Price Survey
The Royal LePage House Price Survey provides information on the three most common types of housing in Canada, in 53 of the nation’s largest real estate markets. Housing values in the House Price Survey are based on the Royal LePage National House Price Composite, produced quarterly through the use of company data in addition to data and analytics from its sister company, Brookfield RPS, the trusted source for residential real estate intelligence and analytics in Canada. Commentary on housing and forecast values are provided by Royal LePage residential real estate experts, based on their opinions and market knowledge.

About Royal LePage Serving Canadians since 1913, Royal LePage is the country’s leading provider of services to real estate brokerages, with a network of over 17,000 real estate professionals in more than 600 locations nationwide. Royal LePage is the only Canadian real estate company to have its own charitable foundation, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, dedicated to supporting women’s and children’s shelters and educational programs aimed at ending domestic violence. Royal LePage is a Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. company, a TSX-listed corporation trading under the symbol TSX:BRE.
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Ottawa Real Estate Update

Market Update for March 2017

The Ottawa Spring market may be coming in early this year!