1,110 residential properties were sold in the month of July, compared to 1,718 sold in July 2021.That’s a decrease of 35%.
“We are witnessing a profound slowdown in Ottawa’s resale market. July’s numbers reveal that Buyers are indeed putting on the brakes more heavily than what is typically expected during the mid-summer sales dip. Aggressive interest rate increases are surely impacting the decision to buy at the moment as well as other factors that I mentioned last month,” states OREB President Penny Torontow. “But there is a silver lining: with more properties continually being added to inventory, we are on the cusp of returning to a balanced market, and that is good news,” she adds.
Now is the best time to work with a realtor as we know the day-to-day variabilities Ottawa’s resale market is currently experiencing. Contact Brooke & Jenna if you have any questions or for a free comprehensive comparative market analysis. We are always happy to help!
Source: Ottawa Real Estate Board, www.oreb.ca
Here is a breakdown of July 2022 Ottawa Real Estate Market Numbers: