Real Estate Capitalization Rate

Why Are You Looking For A Great Cap Rate?

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Misunderstanding cap rate, short for capitalization rate, is a favourite pastime of many realtors and novice investors. Too often I witness a lack of understanding of investment analysis within the real estate agent community. My concern is that novice investors may be making purchase decisions with inaccurate expectations for return on their investments. This article examines the relationship between real …

COVID-19 Slams Ottawa Home Sales in April

Bruce Brown Market Updates

I debated the headline for this article. The downturn in sales resulting from people’s wise decision to heed Government direction to stay at home as much as possible resulted in unprecedented decline in home sales in April. Just looking at the graphs, “slams” is an accurate description of the impact. I hesitated to use this description not because it doesn’t …

COVID-19 – One Month Impact

Bruce Brown Market Updates

I’m interested in tracking and reporting the impact of the pandemic response on market activity. The Ottawa Real Estate Board only provides monthly reports and tends to gloss over anything negative and spins things up. Note: You might be interested in my first article on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Ottawa real estate: COVID-19 Market Impact. Any lasting …

COVID-19 Impact On Ottawa Real Estate

COVID-19 Impact On Ottawa Real Estate Market

Bruce Brown Buying And Selling

Note: After reading this article, check out updated data and more sales and price impact analysis in this update: COVID-19 Market Update “Our results show that the Ottawa real estate market seems to have withstood the pressure of a worldwide economic event in March…” Not my words. Those are the words of the President of the Ottawa Real Estate Board, …

March 2020 Market Statistics

Bruce Brown Market Updates

Stay tuned for a special report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the real estate market in Ottawa. I’m tracking new listings, conditional and firm sales on a daily basis because monthly statistics do not provide an adequate picture of this rapidly changing market. I’m posting my usual monthly statistical graphs for March 2020 for completeness – and …

Beginnings & Endings (COVID-19 & Winter)

Bruce Brown Buying And Selling

Early thoughts on COVID-19 impact on real estate. We’re just getting started with precautionary measures in Ontario and Ottawa specifically. How will it impact the real estate market? Also a treat – some Winter magic: some Ottawa scenery from this past Winter; a compilation of footage shot while out working with clients over the past few months.

Buying A Home In A Seller’s Market

Bruce Brown Buying And Selling

Buying a home in a seller’s market like we are experiencing in Ottawa in early 2020 can be a frustrating experience! What can you do to survive and increase your chances for success? In Part 1 let’s talk about bidding wars. How to win a bidding war? What are bidding wars? What AREN’T they? What does it mean to win …