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December 2016 Ottawa Real Estate Statistics January 12, 2017

Ottawa closed the 2016 real estate market with an uptick in sales numbers. While the average price remained fairly steady throughout the year, Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) members sold 15,537 properties from January 1 to December 31st, a six per cent increase over the previous year. The final five...

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What’s Happening in Ottawa for January 2017 January 5, 2017

Happy New Year! Start Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations began with a bang in the Capital. Of course, there’s more than just 150-year special events to draw Ottawa residents and tourists out of their homes during chilliest days of the year. Participate in these January events to chase away the winter...

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Your Ottawa New Year’s Eve Guide December 29, 2016

NYE Out on the Town Join the Canada 150 Kickoff on Parliament Hill. Festivities begin on both sides of the Ottawa River at 7 p.m. with live music and two fireworks displays--one at 8:17 (or 20:17) and the second at midnight. The event is free. For a warmer event, head to...

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5 Tips for Selling Your Home in Winter December 22, 2016

Winter selling presents unique challenges. That doesn't mean you can't get a great price for your home during the colder months. Put the best spin on your winter listing and earn the most bang for your buck. Include pictures from the warmer seasons. Showing off an incredible landscaping job can be...

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10 Tips for Winter Moving December 8, 2016

All that snow is great for skiing, but not so great when you're planning a move. The real estate market doesn't shut down just because it's a little cold outside. Buyers can find some great deals during the colder months of the year. And sometimes, you just have to move....

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Ottawa Events This December December 1, 2016

  The Holiday season is in full swing and with it, the seasonal sparkle that makes Ottawa bright. Whether hosting family or friends, or just looking for a festive activity, check out these local events happening in Ottawa during December. The Mayor’s Annual Christmas Celebration Enjoy roasting marshmallows, maple taffy, hot chocolate and...

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Tax Relief Coming for First Time Homebuyers November 24, 2016

Affording a home purchase is a little easier for first-time homebuyers. The Liberal government announced it will refund up to $4,000 from the land-transfer tax for qualified residential buyers. To offset the income loss, the government is raising the land transfer tax 0.5 per cent on certain market segments, such as...

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8 Steps to Get Your Home Ready for Winter November 17, 2016

Yes, winter is coming, along with all the usual concerns: snow days, dead car batteries, and heating bills. Don’t let staying warm take a huge chunk of change out of your wallet.  Homeowners can stay cozy while saving some green even on the most blustery winter days by following these...

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October 2016 Ottawa Real Estate Statistics November 10, 2016

Ottawa Real Estate experienced another record-breaking month in October 2016. The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reported 1,214 sales last month, a 4.7 per cent jump from last year. The five-year sales average is 1,130 residential sales. The condominium market segment led the way for the record-breaking month, posting 257 closed transactions....

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Prepare to Buy A Home The Right Way November 4, 2016

Real estate is 365 days a year, but that doesn’t mean the market is constantly busy. Traditionally, the fall and winter months see less activity in terms of available listings and closings. Hunting for the right home in the cooler months could lead to a deal as long buyers are...

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