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2022 Canadian Real Estate Market Outlook

RE/MAX Canada predicts that the real estate market for 2022 will experience an increase of 9.2% in housing prices nationwide.

2021 Market Snapshot

2021 Market Snapshot

This December, the real estate market experienced a usual downward trend as people turned their focus towards the holiday season.

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Moving With Pets: What You Need to Know

Moving is a significant event in any family and if your family includes a pet, it is important to consider how the move will affect them. Moving is not only tough on us, the changing environment and disrupted routine can be challenging for pets to adjust to as well.

Ottawa Housing Market Update

Ottawa Housing Market Update – November 2021

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,459 properties in November which was 8% higher than the five-year average.

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New Construction vs. Resale Homes

Deciding between new construction vs. resale homes can be difficult as they each offer distinct advantages as well as a few drawbacks, and it is important to educate yourself on their attributes.

Ottawa Housing Market Update – October 2021

Residential average sale prices increased by 24% from last October to $720,150. Condominium average sale prices were $419,515, which is a 16% increase.

Condominium vs. Freehold

Choosing the right style of home can be a tough decision. It is easy to be overwhelmed when searching through Ottawa homes for sale, however the Susan Chell Team can take away any stress.

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Ottawa Housing Market – September 2021

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board saw a more normal September compared to last year’s “COVID-19” influenced fall market.

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6 Reasons Why the Fall is a Great Time to Sell Your Home

Even though the spring season ranks as the top home selling period, there are enormous benefits to selling your home in the fall, especially during this time.

Ottawa Market Update – August 2021

Ottawa Market Update – August 2021

This August, the Ottawa real estate housing market experienced a more typical end of summer trend compared to last year. The number of homes sold in the condominium and residential property class were lower than in August 2020.

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6 Advantages of Older Homes

While researching homes for sale in Ottawa, you may have wondered whether a new build or older home would better suit your needs. While many people opt for new construction, older homes have many benefits which should be considered.

Ottawa Home Sales and Real Estate Update – July 2021

Ottawa Home Sales and Real Estate Update – July 2021

In July 2021, the Ottawa housing market saw a decrease in overall activity compared to last July, possibly due to a combination of Buyers taking vacations and the reopening of the economy last month.⁠ The inventory of resale homes is increasing, which should help to stabilize the market.

6 Ways to Create Your Own Backyard Oasis

6 Ways to Create Your Own Backyard Oasis

Friday nights out on the town became Friday nights on the couch, but with summer in full swing, we welcome the season of backyard barbeques and cocktails on the deck.

Real Estate in Ottawa Market Update – June 2021

While the housing market sky-rocketed in 2020, this June we saw similar sales to the pre-pandemic market.

6 Advantages of Buying a Home with a Real Estate Agent Realtor Ottawa

6 Advantages of Buying a Home with a Real Estate Agent

Would you handle the biggest transaction of your life without support? As a buyer in search of Ottawa homes for sale or investment properties, it can be tempting to handle the home search yourself and forgo hiring a real estate agent.

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Real Estate in Ottawa Market Update – May 2021

Ottawa was once again in lockdown this May, however, unlike May 2020, the real estate market did not slow down.

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Smartsizing – The New Downsizing: An Ottawa Homeowner Interview

Is downsizing your home the right option for you? Recently we caught up with Erin and Peter, past clients of the Susan Chell Team, to talk about their experience downsizing their family home.

Real Estate in Ottawa Market Update – April 2021

The spring market continued to be a strong seller’s market in April.  However, we did notice the market beginning to settle in some neighbourhoods in recent weeks due to the stay-at-home order.

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Should You Move or Renovate your Ottawa Home?

What is your next step when your home is no longer meeting you and your family’s needs?  Your decision could be to move or renovate your Ottawa home.

Real Estate in Ottawa Market Update-March 2021

The March Real Estate Market had another great month thanks to the weather, plenty of resales on the market, and lapping the stay-at-home orders of March 2020, which largely contributed to the 51% increase in transactions.

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9 Benefits of Selling Your Home with a Real Estate Agent

Would you handle the most significant transaction in your life without support? Selling your home for sale by the owner (FSBO) may be tempting to pursue when selling your house.

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Ottawa Real Estate Market-Feb 2021

With another month in 2021 completed, the February Ottawa Real Estate Market was another record month of continued supply pressure.

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Patti Brown: 15 Years with the Susan Chell Team

Milestones deserve a celebration, especially because our team member, Patti Brown, just marked her 15th year in real estate with the Susan Chell Team.

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Real Estate in Ottawa Market Jan 2021

The new and prevalent word in Real Estate the last 11 months is “Pent Up Buyer Demand,” and the Ottawa Real Estate market is experiencing this trend tenfold.

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How to Get Ready to Sell Your House in the Spring

The spring real estate market is a great time to be selling a home.  Just because your spring market doesn’t begin until April doesn’t mean you…

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2021 Canadian Housing Market Outlook

The RE/MAX Canada teams across the country analyzed the 2020 real estate trends, combined with consumer sentiment studies to predict the 2021 housing market outlook.

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30 Years of Real Estate in Ottawa: Then and Now

I wanted to take a moment to pause and celebrate a personal milestone at the end of this unique year. Thirty years ago, I started in the real estate business in Ottawa. I would like to share and reflect on the changes…

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2020 Ottawa Real Estate Market Update

The 2020 real estate market in Ottawa closed out with an equally impressive December sales period. Despite the usual slowing of holiday season sales in December, the market remained strong.

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Protect Your Biggest Asset: Easy Winterize Your Home Tips

It’s time to think about winter even though our weather has rewarded us with late in the season, summer-like temperatures. One thing for sure is that winter will arrive before we know it.

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6 Advantages of Working with a Real Estate Team

Looking to buy a new home or sell your current property? One of the first decisions you will need to make is whether to work with a real estate team or a solo agent.

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Staging Your Home for the Holidays

Staging your home for the holidays is a wise decision because it can help sell your home quickly as it can during other times of the year.

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Ottawa Home Sales and Real Estate Update

Every year, the month of November slows down in Ottawa home sales and condominium sales, but not this year. 2020 continues to deliver surprises, including abnormal sales trends in a typically slow sales month of November.

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How to Sell in a Seller’s Market

If you are following the Ottawa real estate market, you will know that we continue to be in an intense seller’s market. Here’s what you need to know.

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Ottawa Real Estate Market Update-October

The Ottawa Real Estate had another record-breaking sales month in October. 2,146 residential homes were sold, a 34% increase year over year.

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Safe Ottawa Halloween Events to Enjoy

Regular Ottawa Halloween events – like trick or treating and Halloween parties are not advised due to slowing the spread of the infections A different kind of Halloween this year doesn’t need to put a damper on your family’s Halloween spirits. Check out these great and safe events!

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Ottawa Real Estate Market Update-Sept

The Ottawa resale market continues to perform nicely, with September posting strong sales. According to the Ottawa Real Estate Board, 1759 residential homes were sold in September, +58% from September 2019.

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Ottawa Real Estate Market Update-August

The Ottawa housing market experienced another high performing month in August. The Ottawa Real Estate Board reported that 1,576 homes were sold +22% from August last year.

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How COVID is Changing the Needs of Ottawa Home Buyers

There is no doubt that Covid-19 has changed every aspect of our lives, including how buyers are changing their needs because of feeling uncertain about the future.

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Creative Ideas For Your Easter Celebration

If you’ve already purchased or own baskets and filler, you’re in good shape. If you haven’t, we have some great ideas…

“Lot 7” is a lot & more!

Some people cross your path and you know they have something special. Bobbi Jo Doyle is …

Parkdale Market

As Wellington West celebrates 100 years, we would be remiss not to . . .

From Me, To You – Organic Italian Cooking From Local Woman

Vilma Salvati, a local woman, has put her many years of preparing delicious food and traditional Italian…

Come Get Your Hintonburg Mugs!

When Soca Kitchen, The Merry Dairy, Maker House and other popular local businesses place big orders, you know you’ve…

Prepare Your Home To Maximize Profits - Susan Chell Team

Prepare Your Home To Maximize Profits

You only have one chance to make a first impression so make sure your house is perfect and represents the dream home for your buyers.

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Is It Time To Downsize?

Downsizing your home can seem like a daunting task; the process of decluttering, neutralizing your home décor ready for a buyer’s eyes and letting go of sentimental items.  There are different…

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Creating Your Dream Escape, Inside the Bedroom

Your bedroom is your oasis, a place to unwind, unplug from devices and rest from that hectic day; whether…

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Home Staging

Planning to put your house on the market this spring? It goes without saying that you are hoping to sell your home as quickly as…