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September Property Statistics

Ottawa MLS® Home Sales Hold Steady in Lackluster September
October 6, 2023

The number of homes sold through the MLS® System of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) totaled 946 units in September 2023. This was unchanged from September 2022. Home sales were 29.6% below the five-year average and 23.6% below the 10-year average for the month of September. On a year-to-date basis, home sales totaled 9,889 units over the first nine months of the year. This was a large decline of 13% from the same period in 2022.

The average price of homes sold in September 2023 was $675,412, increasing by 2.7% from September 2022. The more comprehensive year-to-date average price was $672,837, a decline of 6.5% from the first nine months of 2022. The dollar value of all home sales in September 2023 was $638.9 million, up modestly by 2.7% from the same month in 2022.

"Sales activity came in right on par with where it stood at the same time last year but was still running well below typical levels for a September," said Ken Dekker, OREB President. "New listings have surged in the past several months, which has caused overall inventories to begin gradually rising again. However, available supply is still low by historical standards, and we have ample room to absorb more listings coming on the market. Our market is also right in the middle of balanced territory, and while MLS® Benchmark prices are down from last year they are still trending at about the same levels from 2021."

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