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An upswing in sales for the April market
Ottawa, May 3, 2013 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,573 residential properties in April through the Board's Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 1,568 in April 2012, an increase of 0.3 per cent.
“The Ottawa market is doing well, and gaining ground back since the “cool-down” of the market for the past five months,” says Tim Lee, President of the Ottawa Real Estate Board. “We are on par with the strong sales of last April, and the resale market is up 34.9 per cent since last month. With the late onset of warmer weather, the traditional “spring market” saw its upswing a little later this year. With interest rates continuing to be low, Ottawa remains a healthy, stable market.”
April’s sales included 302 in the condominium property class, and 1,271 in the residential..... [Read More]
Ottawa, March 5, 2013 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 914 residential properties in February through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 1,008 in February 2012, a decrease of 9.3 per cent.
“It is clear that the Ottawa resale market has slowed down in comparison to this time last year,” says Tim Lee, President of the Ottawa Real Estate Board. “The government was successful in its quest to “cool down” the market. However, if we look at this month’s sales, in comparison to last month’s sales, the market seems to be picking back up as we approach the busy spring season – 315 more homes were sold in February, over January, even with three fewer days.
February’s sales included 224 in the condominium property class, and 690 in the residential property class..... [Read More]