Ottawa’s housing market continues to be strong and balanced as June’s numbers indicate. It is really a fair market for both Ottawa home buyers and sellers alike. This is indicated in a very reasonable “days on market” (the number of days from listing start until sold date). In Ottawa we have an average days on market that is holding steady at 42 days.
The residential and condo unit inventory on hand is just over 8,500, compared to approximately 7,500 last year. While this moderate increase of 13 per cent in the inventory of residential and condo units has created more selection for buyers, and increased competition for sellers, this is consistent with an active housing market.
Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,661 residential properties in June through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 1,593 in June 2013, an increase of 4.3 per cent. The five-year average for June is 1,636. Ottawa is also doing well in comparison to the first six months of 2013. With positive numbers in May and June, year-to-date units sold are now only off by 106 units; while the average sale price has increased 1.5 per cent over a year ago.
The average sale price of residential properties, including condominiums, sold in June in the Ottawa area was $364,264, an increase of 1.4 per cent over June 2013. The average sale price for a condominium-class property was $258,135, a decrease of 2.8 per cent over June 2013. The average sale price of a residential-class property was $389,198, an increase of 1.8 per cent over June 2013. Each area, however, is slightly different. If you are interested in knowing what your home is worth on today’s market, or even the house down the street, give me a call.
I hope you will call me if you are thinking of buying or selling. By the way, referrals play a huge role in the success of my business so please think of me and do mention my name if you hear of anyone who is considering a move. I’d be delighted to have the opportunity to provide them with my real estate services.