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June 2018
May was very good to the both of us.  Most of our houses listed are sold.  See the left column for sales in May.

Here are some May Stats and Facts courtesy of the info found on the Ottawa Real Estate MLS info.

Enjoy this months news letter

Ottawa's Spring Market Churning Along
Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,279 residential properties in May through the Board's Multiple Listing ServiceĀ® System, compared with 2,294 in May 2017, a decrease of 0.7 per cent. The five-year average for May sales is 2,041. May's sales included 485 in the condominium property class and 1,794 in the residential property class.

"Although our overall inventory stock is down in both the residential and condo market, the number of listings coming onto the market this month is typical spring activity," states Ralph Shaw, President of the Ottawa Real Estate Board. "The sheer number of home sales that took place in May indicates that inventory is turning over quickly- certainly a sign that Ottawa is a healthy real estate market."

The average sale price of a residential-class property sold in May in the Ottawa area was $464,401, an increase of 6.3 per cent over May 2017. The average sale price for a condominium-class property was $281,247, an increase of 3.4 per cent from May 2017.*
"In the first five months of 2018, the value of a single-family home has increased about 8% and approximately 6.5% for condominiums," Shaw notes. "This price acceleration is encouraging news for homeowners who have now seen an average of 3% price growth per year for the last five years."

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6 of the Best Ways to Secure Your Home Before Going on Vacation

It's always nice to escape the everyday routines and go for some well-earned rest and relaxation. We prepare for vacations by doing things like making lists of what to pack and making sure we have the proper travel documents. But have you thought about the security of your home while you're away? Vacation-proof your home before you leave town to give you peace of mind and to ensure that your home is secure while you're not there.

1. Lights
Most people will go for the standard tip of putting their lights on a timer while they're away. But if someone is watching your home, they may notice that the same lights go on and off in the same areas of the home at the same times every day. It won't take someone long to figure out that the homeowners are out of town. Thanks to technology, we can now control the lighting in our homes with our smartphones. Accessing your home's lighting remotely will allow you to change up the times they turn on and off.

Selecting lighting for your outdoors is also a great way to deter any would-be thieves. Placing motion activated lights around the entry points of your home, like the front and back doors, the garage, and above windows, will brighten those dark corners and add to the appearance of your home. With motion detection, active sensors will switch on when sound waves are interrupted in the vicinity, while passive sensors will activate when heat is detected. Motion activated lights will make someone think twice about lurking around.

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10 Tiny Towns in Canada with Gorgeous Real Estate
While Vancouver and Toronto tend to steal all the attention when it comes to Canada's real estate, there are numerous small towns throughout the country where life is good and the real estate is spectacular. From a quaint seaside village on the Newfoundland coast to a gorgeous mountain town in the B.C. interior, here are some tiny towns worth considering when looking to make a move

Helene and I trade in #5 :-)

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