Tim McLean

Tim McLean

Sales Representative
CENTURY 21 John DeVries Ltd., Brokerage*
  • 613-863-2121
  • 613-836-2570
  • 613-836-2619
  • 444 Hazeldean Road
    Ottawa, ON K2L 1V2
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Ottawa Real Estate Board

A Sizzling Summer for Ottawa Real Estate

OTTAWA, August 3, 2018 - Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,614 residential properties in July through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,524 in July 2017, an increase of 5.9 per cent. The five-year average for July sales is 1,501. July’s sales included 1,238 in the residential property class, an increase of 3.6 per cent from July 2017 and 376 in the condominium property class, an increase of 14.3 percent from a year ago. “Ottawa’s condo market continues to positively impact overall residential sales trends with year-to-date condo unit sales up 16.5 percent from this time last year,” states Ralph Shaw, Ottawa Real Estate Board President. “As well, our overall inventory levels in both the residential and condo market are improving which will help ease pressure on prices. Units available are currently down 16 percent down from July 2017 rather than the 24 percent we were down at the beginning of the year.” The average sale price of a residential-class property sold in July in the Ottawa area was $441,206, an increase of five per cent over July 2017. The average sale price for a condominium-class property was $280,526, an increase of 5.3 per cent from July 2017.* “We are noticing a surge in unit sales in the rural areas, particularly the west end,” notes Shaw. “This is not only driven by availability but likely includes other attractive aspects in these well-established communities such as reasonable commute times, convenient shopping options, and great schools and recreational facilities which aren’t overtaxed.” Between $175,000 to $274,999 was July’s most active price point in the condominium market, accounting for almost 49 per cent of the units sold. While the $300,000 to $449,999 range remained the most robust price point in the residential market, accounting for 45 per cent of home sales. In addition, the $500,000 to $750,000 price range represented almost one in five residential home sales. “Ottawa’s healthy real estate market is a reflection of its strong economy which is consistently firing on all four cylinders due to a secure employment base,” reflects Shaw. “It remains a competitive market, and multiple offers (when priced right) are still the norm in some neighbourhoods. Buyers and sellers alike require a REALTOR® to pave the way through the complexities of the market.” In addition to residential and condominium sales, OREB Members assisted clients with renting 1611 properties since the beginning of the year. * The Board cautions that the average sale price can be useful in establishing trends over time but should not be used as an indicator that specific properties have increased or decreased in value. The calculation of the average sale price is based on the total dollar volume of all properties sold. Price and conditions will vary from neighbourhood to neighbourhood

Inventory is tight in certain price points and various area of the greater area of Ottawa

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House Hunting tips: https://www.buffiniandcompany.com/assets/documents/products/cap/2017/canadian/RMMK_October_C_eReport.pdf

Great Listing Photos: https://www.buffiniandcompany.com/assets/documents/products/cap/2017/canadian/RMMK_September_C_eReport.pdf

Paying for Renovations: https://www.buffiniandcompany.com/assets/documents/products/cap/2017/canadian/RMMK_April_C_eReport.pdf

Maintain Good Credit :https://www.buffiniandcompany.com/assets/documents/products/cap/2017/canadian/RMMK_April_C_eReport.pdf 

More - Tim's Tips


Moving -  Checklist


Two Months Prior to Moving Day:

❑ If you are using a mover, get a few estimates from moving companies.

❑ If you are moving yourself, get costs from at least two truck rental companies.

❑ Create a floor plan of your new home for furniture and appliance placement.

❑ Make an inventory of your household goods and begin to remove clutter (start with basement, attic, garage, and other storage areas).

* Start a file for all of your moving paperwork (estimates, receipts, etc.).

❑ Arrange to transfer school records.

❑ Get your new home ready: contact painters, carpenters, plumbers, roofers, etc., so your home is ready when you arrive. Remember to change the locks on all the doors in your new home.


Six Weeks Prior to Moving Day:

❑ Obtain and fill out post office change-of-address cards.

❑ Make arrangements for storage if necessary.

❑ Ask your doctor or health plan provider for referrals, and obtain all medical records.

❑ Clean all closets and drawers.

❑ Start using foods and cleaning supplies that won’t be moved.


Four Weeks Prior to Moving Day:

❑ Schedule disconnection of all utility services at your old home, and connection of services at your new home. Be sure to disconnect the day after you leave and connect the day before you arrive. If you have “last month” deposits with services, such as the telephone company, request your refund.

❑ If you are moving yourself, reserve a rental truck.

❑ If you are packing yourself, obtain packing materials and start packing items you won’t need after you arrive at your new house.

❑ Arrange for cleaning and repair of furniture, drapes and carpeting.

❑ Check with your insurance company to see how your possessions are covered during transit. ❑ Collect your important records: gather personal and family records (including medical and dental), veterinary and school records, legal and financial documents, birth certificates, passports and insurance documents.


Three Weeks Prior to Moving Day:

❑ Properly dispose of items that cannot be moved, such as flammable liquids.

❑ Prepare auto registration for transfer (if moving to another state).

❑ Make child-care arrangements for moving day.

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Two Weeks Prior to Moving Day:

❑ Arrange for disposal of anything not sold at your moving sale.

❑ Return any borrowed items (including library books) and retrieve any loaned items.

❑ Cancel newspaper delivery.

❑ Notify any creditors of your move.

❑ Transfer prescriptions and be sure you have an adequate supply of medications on hand.

❑ Assemble a file folder of information to leave for the new owner of your home.

❑ Change your address –


One week before your move, send change-of-address cards to everyone who will need to contact you.

❑ Pick up laundry.

❑ Pack a travel kit: Put aside critical items like a checkbook, credit cards, personal phone book, ID, flashlight, keys, toiletries, tools, paper plates, cups, towels, travel alarm clock, aspirin, bandages and games for the kids. Also, pack a suitcase with clothing and other personal items.


One Day Prior to Moving Day:

❑ Disconnect and prepare major appliances for the move.

❑ Set aside anything that will travel in your car so it will not be loaded on the truck.

❑ Pack a box of items that will be needed first at the new house. Clearly mark this box “Load Last”.

❑ Obtain cash or traveler’s checks for the trip and to pay the movers.

❑ Confirm arrival time of your moving van/truck. ❑ If moving yourself, dismantle beds and other large furniture. Moving Day:

❑ If using a mover, be sure someone is at the old house to answer questions.

❑ Note all utility meter readings.

❑ Read your bill of lading and inventory carefully before signing. Keep this paperwork in a safe place.


Delivery Day:

❑ Check your belongings carefully and note on the inventory paperwork any damaged items.

❑ On an interstate move, be prepared to pay the driver before your possessions are unloaded. ❑ Supervise unloading and unpacking.

❑ Be prepared to pay your mover with cash, certified check, or traveler’s checks unless other arrangements have been made in advance.


Oh, by the way®…


Charities I support


With the support of my clients, I'm proud be able to give back to our local community. Each year, I donate money to charities that mean so much to me.

Help make Ottawa a better place.  

Easter Seals Camp Merrywood - Perth, Ontario - Charity Organization ...

Ottawa Blues Charity Classic

Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

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