August 2014

There are 6 blog entries for August 2014.

Our last blog update featured a few homes for sale in Kanata, which by population is one of Ottawa's largest neighbourhoods. We thought today that we'd take a look at a few of our favorite current real estate listings in Orleans which is even bigger by population and is still growing rapidly. The average price of homes and condos in Orleans is actually quite similar to Kanata, making it an option for almost any home buyer. Let's take a look at a few of our favorite properties (that likely won't be on the market long) in various price ranges:

129 Copperwood St. - Quarry Ridge
This home is currently the largest and most expensive home on the market in Orleans, but for good reason. While it may not look so large from the road, this home boasts over 5,000

It's a buyers market right now in Kanata, as you'll find more properties for sale here than any other Ottawa neighbourhood.

We just made a couple of large updates to our site that will allow you to easily browse MLS listings for rentals in Ottawa. We launched a few new pages for different types of rentals allowing you to see current Ottawa apartments for rent, houses for rent, townhouses for rent and commercial property rentals. In addition to these pages, we wanted to give you a quick tutorial on how to further customize your search if you are looking for rental property in Ottawa.

It's actually quite easy. You'll want to visit our advanced search page where you will be able to enter your search criteria on the right hand side. A couple of tips, when doing so:

  • Use the polygon search to only show properties in a specific area. Click here for a quick tutorial on how

If you're searching for an Ottawa home or condo, then making use of our polygon search tool will allow you to easily customize your Ottawa real estate search within the boundaries you define on our interactive map search.

This is our favorite way to search as it allows you to see every home that is within the specific area that you want to live. In addition to setting your boundaries, you can also customize your search with the rest of the options available including property sub type, price range and more.

To make things even better, after you create your search you can save it so that you can easily go back to it without having to set your boundaries and search options again. Once saved, you can also opt to receive email alerts. If new properties

It's been almost a year in development time, but we are finally up and running with the new OttawaRealEstate.ca! We aim to be the #1 online destination for anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in the Ottawa area. Our site offers a number of great features for home buyers in particular that will make it very easy for you to find your dream home in the Ottawa area.

You'll be able to keep a list of your favorite properties, save searches, and receive email alerts the moment new properties come on the market that match your search criteria. Visit our Help & How To page for more information on how these features work and how you can make the most of our site.

In addition to making our site user friendly for home buyers and sellers, we also offer an

OREB just released their Ottawa real estate market update for July, 2014 and it's pretty clear that things are very much on the upswing. The sluggish winter/spring markets have turned around and 2014 marked the 2nd highest sales month on record for July with a total of 1,445 properties sold. Even though the market got off to a slow start this year, this rebound looks to put 2014 on par or slightly above the total sales for last year.

The average sale price which includes both residential properties and condos was $356,735 which was a slight decrease from July of last year. These average sale prices can be slightly skewed however. In this case, there were significantly less homes over the 1 million dollar mark sold in 2014 than there were in 2013. This…