“Life is expensive these days, which likely has both buyers and sellers staying put,” says Ken Dekker, OREB President. “We’re seeing a slow decline in sales activity but it’s minimal and not unexpected for this time of year. Prices are adjusting and coming down, which is also indicative of the types of homes that are selling — apartments seeing the largest increase in sales activity over last October. While Ottawa’s inventory is slowly building, chronic supply issues mean there’s always an undercurrent of demand. Don’t let the lull fool you: now is a prime time for buyers to be looking for opportunities before the current carries us from a balanced market into seller’s territory.”
816 residential properties were sold in the month of October. This is a 2.7% reduction compared to October 2022.
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Source: Ottawa Real Estate Board, www.oreb.ca
Here is a breakdown of October 2023 Ottawa Real Estate Market Numbers: