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May 8, 2023

April Ottawa home sales down 21%

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) sold 1,488 residential properties in April, compared with 1,876 in April 2022, a decrease of 21%. April’s sales included 1,156 in the freehold-property class, down 18% from a year ago, and 332 in the condominium-property category, a decrease of 29% from April 2022. The five-year average for total unit sales in April is 1,739. “Ottawa’s resale market is on a steady upward trajectory, narrowing the comparison gap to peak pandemic activity in 2022. However, with new listings not keeping pace, the available housing stock is declining, and with less than two months of inventory – we’re back into seller’s market territory,” says Ken Dekker, OREB president.

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