‘Tis the Holiday Season! It sure came around quickly! Let’s hope the winter passes by just as quickly!!
Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 893 residential properties in November through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 888 in November 2013, an increase of 0.6 per cent. The five-year average for November sales is 935. Inventory levels are starting to dip slightly which is normal for this time of year. Average sale prices are keeping steady with last year – all in all, a fairly typical year (so far) for the Ottawa Real Estate Market – steady, and fluctuating between a balanced and a buyer’s market.
November’s sales included 170 in the condominium property class, and 723 in the residential property class. The rental market continues to be hot in Ottawa with 175 properties rented in November. Sales are taking longer so sellers have to be patient with the market. New condo developments are likely the cause of resale condos being slightly behind last year’s volume. Although the market slows a bit in December, Buyers often start their search over the holiday period, statistically the highest property search period of the year.
The average sale price of residential properties, including condominiums, sold in November in the Ottawa area was $356,900, an increase of 0.4 per cent over November 2013. The average sale price for a condominium-class property was $250,425, a decrease of three per cent over November 2013. The average sale price of a residential-class property was $381,936, an increase of 0.7 per cent over November 2013.
Since every area can have slight differences, if you are interested in knowing what your property is worth on today’s market – or even the house down the street, give me a call. I’ll be happy to help.