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TIPS FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTORS IN OTTAWA

Why do we choose real estate as an investment?   It’s tangible, it’s reliable, and you can control your asset (somewhat). If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already researched the benefits of real estate as an investment vehicle, so I’ll jump…

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OTTAWA MARKET STATS – JUNE 2020

OTTAWA REAL ESTATE MARKET - CHRIS STEEVES

When I say Ottawa is hot, I mean this real estate market is RED HOT!   Inventory of homes is way down, and prices are skyrocketing at a ridiculous pace.     It’s an emotional ride for many buyers trying to get…

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OTTAWA MARKET STATS – MAY 2020

How is it that Ottawa’s home prices are still rising, even during this shutdown?!   In short, we’re a government city, with strong employment, a strong tech sector, and with tons of immigration coming in every year.  Here’s what’s happening in…

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FREEHOLD or CONDO – WHAT’S BEST FOR YOU?!

FREEHOLD OR CONDO? OTTAWA REAL ESTATE - CHRIS STEEVES - HOME BUYER

Should we buy a freehold or a condo?   Often a difficult decision for many home-buyers.  If you’re getting ready to buy a home, and are undecided about which way to go, then here is a quick rundown on the pros…

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MARCH REAL ESTATE MADNESS

OTTAWA REAL ESTATE MARKET - MARCH 2020 - CHRIS STEEVES

MARCH 2020 MADNESS IN OTTAWA:   Let’s all take a minute to say a prayer of gratitude for being in Ottawa right now.  While many real estate markets around the world are grinding to a halt, this city is still…

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CLARIDGE ICON – PRESTON & CARLING

CLARIDGE ICON OTTAWA - CONDO PRESTON CARLING - CHRIS STEEVES REAL ESTATE

What can I say, the Claridge Icon is currently Ottawa’s tallest condo building.    And if you know Ottawa, you know how long overdue this is. First off, the location:  on the corner of Preston St and Carling Ave.    There’s an…

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OTTAWA REAL ESTATE – RED HOT IN 2019

OTTAWA REAL ESTATE SALES STATS 2019 - CHRIS STEEVES REALTOR

  Good morning, Ottawans! Whatta year 2019 was for real estate!   HUGE GROWTH in many areas, and sales records being set once again. As a Realtor, I would say the one question I get the most is, “where’s the best…

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RECORD JULY SALES IN 15 YEARS

I hope everyone’s been enjoying this beautiful summer heat (let’s be honest, the past 6 weeks have been phenomenal :)) Speaking of extreme heat, our real estate market is still red hot.  Ottawa had the highest number of July sales…

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THE CONDO COMEBACK?!

TRINITY CENTER - OTTAWA AT BAYVIEW - CONDOS

Yes,  after a 5 year slump, we’re seeing a major resurgence of condos in Ottawa. In light of the extremely low inventory and rising prices, we’re seeing more new condo developments popping up again (think, 2010 to 2012 condo boom).  …

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SPRING MARKET COMES EARLY TO OTTAWA

Welcome to the red hot spring real estate market, and a lovely April snowfall today (is this really happening?!) With Ottawa’s continued insatiable demand for properties, we’ve just surpassed Calgary for 4th most expensive housing market in Canada (not sure…

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