“Sales activity was up marginally on a year-over-year basis in August but remained well below the historical average for this time of year,” says Ken Dekker, OREB President. “There is no shortage of demand given increased immigration and the large Canadian population cohort entering the market. The lack of suitable, affordable housing is a hindrance. High borrowing costs and economic uncertainty are impacting both sellers and buyers, which we expect will continue to result in further market fluctuations.”
1,196 residential properties were sold in the month of August compared to 1,130 sold in August 2022.That’s a increase of 6%.
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Source: Ottawa Real Estate Board, www.oreb.ca
Here is a breakdown of August 2023 Ottawa Real Estate Market Numbers: