Welcome to the Larry Balkwill Real Estate Group

Your Home

Home is where the heart is. It is a haven from the daily pressures of the outside world. It is an environment for you and your family to grow. It is the most important place that you know. Comfort has different priorities for different people. Some prefer elegant, sleek and luxurious, while others bond to an eclectic residence, full of personality and a feeling of comfort and “just being you”. Whether it is your first time buy or your ultimate address, your real estate agent must be on “your team” and be able to translate your needs, by presenting homes that reflect you and your needs. Selling your home is making it look to its optimum, and pricing it to invite maximum offers. You and your agent are tasked with the job of making your home appeal to prospective buyers, who have similar needs and lifestyles.

Service

Rarely, these days, do you receive personal, distinct service with complete attention to your needs. Selling strategies, beyond your expectations, ensure your satisfaction with the purchase or sale process. We want you to feel “great” about buying or selling your home.

Property Management and Rentals

We are also involved in residential property management in Ottawa. We deal directly with clients who want to list their property to rent, and also who need a property manager. Very competitive rates available.

For more information regarding this service, contact Larry Balkwill at (613) 298-5101, info@ottawahomesandcondos.com or by clicking here.

Market UPDATE:

February’s Resale Market Back in Overdrive

There were 306 condominium properties sold in February 2020 as compared to 249 condos in 2019, for the same month. An increase of 22.9% in number of condo units sold!

The average sale price of a condo was $349,813 in February 2020, compared to an average sale price of $288,354 in 2019 for the same month. A 21.3% increase over the same time last year. The Ottawa condo market is alive and kicking folks!

There were 835 residential homes sold in February 2020 as compared to 753 in February 2019. An 10.9% increase in the number of houses sold in the resale market in Ottawa.

After a record-breaking 2019, January saw a minor dip in sales; however, February’s numbers suggest Ottawa’s resale market is heading back into overdrive. Activity overall has gone up with more listings coming on the market and the highest number of February transactions in over 15 years.

The average sale price, of a residential home, for February was $563,694 compared to an average sale price of $465,314 in 2019 for the same month.  A 21.1% increase since this time last year.

The $300,000 – $400,000, and the $400,001 – $499,999 price range continues to have the highest concentration of properties sold, even though properties above the half million dollar mark are seeing significant increases, followed by the $150,000 – $299,999 range in condominiums. REALTORS assisted in renting roughly 498 properties since the beginning of 2020.

Ottawa is one of the most stable real estate markets in Canada. Prices remain steady in condos, residential units and multi-units, across the board. Re-visit OttawaHomesandCondos.com for all the latest updates! We have some great listings on our featured listings page; New real estate listings on the market!

Given excellent mortgage rates and flat pricing, this is an optimum time to emerge onto the market. Looking for a home? Please contact us.

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