We are very excited to welcome Julie Jamieson to TRU Realty!

For over 15 years, Julie has built her real estate career one happy client at a time! Those clients have in turn recommended Julie to their friends and family and during that time period, Julie has assisted hundreds of clients in further hundreds of transactions! Many of those satisfied homeowners have become good friends of Julie - a testament to Julie's professionalism, honesty & integrity!

Julie chose TRU Realty because of those same qualities. We are honoured to have Julie join our brokerage and invite all of Julie's past clients, family and friends, to contact her with any and all their real estate needs!

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We are very excited to welcome Sean Verma to TRU Realty!

Sean has been licensed to trade in real estate since 2016 after a career in IT. Since then, there has been no looking back as Sean quickly established himself assisting buyers and sellers across Ottawa! Sean has also branched in commercial real estate as well. So no matter what you are looking for, Sean will have the experience, knowledge and work ethic to assist you! Sean balances his real estate career with an equally busy home life as a father and a husband! 

Sean chose TRU Realty because of its support & management and its adherence to the highest professional standards. Qualities that Sean appreciates and exemplifies. We are very honoured to have Sean on the TRU Realty team and invite all of Sean's past clients, family and friends, to contact him with any and all their real estate needs!

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Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,011 residential properties in March through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 2,274 in March 2021, a decrease of 12 per cent. March’s sales included 1,493 in the residential-property class, down 12 per cent from a year ago, and 518 in the condominium-property category, a decrease of 10 per cent from March 2021. The five-year average for total unit sales in March is 1,792.

“Although the number of sales in March decreased from last year at this time, it was still a robust and busy start to the spring season. Transactions increased 42% over February (590 units) and were 12% higher than the 5-year average. Last March was unseasonably warm in comparison, and the lion-like weather that pervaded most of this March may have played a role. More likely, the lifting of some restrictions and opportunity for unfettered travel during the spring break had peoples’ attention turning towards other activities during the month,” states the Ottawa Real Estate Board President.

“March tends to be the early indicator of the spring resale market pace, so we anticipate April’s numbers will be a better indication of just how the spring market will perform, which tends to be the peak time of year for resales."
The average sale price for a condominium-class property in March was $479,405, an increase of 10 per cent from 2021, while the average sale price for a residential-class property was $853,615, increasing 13 per cent from a year ago. With year-to-date average sale prices at $831,122 for residential and $467,915 for condominiums, these values represent a 14 per cent and 13 percent increase over 2021, respectively.*

“Average prices continue on their upward trend, albeit only increasing 2-3% over February’s figures, the year over year percentage increases of 13-14% validate that the housing supply shortage will continue to put strong upward pressure on prices until that is remedied.”

“Last month saw 2,632 new listings enter the MLS® System, and although 6% lower than March 2021, this is still 4% (or 100 units) above the 5-year average. Residential-class property inventory is approximately 10.5% higher than last year at this time, with condominium-class inventory down 12%. Overall, we are just slightly over (.6%) a half month’s supply of inventory and require at least four months of inventory to be considered within a balanced market.”

“It is encouraging to see new inventory entering the resale market. However, these properties are being quickly absorbed due to the unrelenting high demand, and more listings are crucial to meeting this need."

“We appreciate the provincial government has introduced the first phase of its More Homes For Everyone Act to tackle the housing shortage by implementing measures, including working with municipalities to get homes built faster and increasing the Non-Resident Speculation Tax. This is a good start, and we are hopeful that with the application of these and further measures, Ottawa’s many potential home buyers waiting on the sidelines will finally be able to get a foothold in our local market.”

In addition to residential sales, OREB Members assisted clients with renting 1,291 properties since the beginning of the year compared to 1,079 by March 2021.
Courtesy of the Ottawa Real Estate Board
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We are very excited to welcome Samad Hoveyda to TRU Realty!

Sam has been licensed in real estate for a few years and has put his background in paralegal work to great use by assisting clients with their real estate investment needs. An experienced investor himself, he knows what and what not to do when purchasing or selling real estate. 

Sam chose TRU Realty because of its support, management and its commission plan. He invites all his past clients, friends, family and others to contact him for all their real estate needs!

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We are very honoured to welcome Glenn Papineau to TRU Realty!

Glenn is very well known not only in the city of Ottawa but also in the real estate industry. Born and raised in town and earning his real estate license in 1984 while in his early twenties, Glenn by all accounts is a veteran Realtor! Starting his career at Campanale Realty, he was a quick learner, a hard worker and skilled at listing and selling property. Hundreds of clients and deals later, Glenn is still passionate about assisting his client's purchase, investing and selling all types of property in the Ottawa area!

Glenn chose TRU Realty because of its support, management and its reasonable commission plans. He invites all his past clients, friends, family and others to contact him for all their real estate needs!

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We are very honoured to welcome Chinwe Iloabachie to TRU Realty!

Chinwe is very well known in the Ottawa area for her 33-year career teaching at the Ottawa Carleton District School Board during which time she touched the lives of hundreds of pupils! Setting the example for her students in education, Chinwe has studied at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, M.A. Dalhousie, PhD. McGill, B.Ed. uOttawa and most recently at the faculty of Law, uOttawa, just to name a few! These experiences combined with her own personal investments in real estate have given her a unique and valuable advantage in the real estate industry. An advantage that she is eager to teach and share with buyers and sellers to realize their real estate goals!

Chinwe chose TRU Realty because of its support, management and its adherence to the highest professional standards. Qualities that Chinwe appreciates and exemplifies. She invites all her past clients, friends, family and future clients to contact her for all their real estate needs in English, French or Igbo!

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We are really excited to announce that Cindy Drozda has joined TRU Realty!

Born in Montreal and living in Quebec City before relocating to Ottawa in 1991 has given Cindy a unique perspective and appreciation for life in the Nation's Capital. Bilingual in French & English, she loves assisting her clients in relocating, acquiring and selling real estate. Cindy shares: "Nothing brings me more satisfaction than making my client's dreams come true."

After a long career in accounting, Cindy became licensed to trade in real estate with a large national brokerage, then a small team before joining TRU Realty. She appreciated TRU's management, commission plan & flexibility and how this support will assist not only her but her client's success. We are very honoured to have her on the TRU Realty team and invite all of Cindy's past clients, family and friends, to contact her with any and all their real estate needs!

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Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,421 residential properties in February through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,385 in February 2021, an increase of 3 per cent. February’s sales included 1,095 in the residential-property class, up 7 per cent from a year ago, and 326 in the condominium-property category, a decrease of 10 per cent from February 2021. The five-year average for total unit sales in February is 1,184.

“Although February’s resales were only 3% higher than last year at this time, we saw a 52% increase in the number of transactions compared to January’s figures (936). While a month-to-month increase is typical for this time of year, the gradation of this increase is higher than previous years, which could be an indication that our spring market may ramp up earlier this year,” states the Ottawa Real Estate Board President.

“Whether this has to do with the easing of government pandemic restrictions and the opening up of the economy or perhaps due to apprehension of the (then) upcoming interest rate increase, which is now in effect, we can’t entirely be sure. We are watching intently to see how the 2022 spring market will play out considering not only the higher interest rates and inflation but also other macro factors in our global environment that could affect our local economy.”
“Undoubtedly, the interest rate increase along with the higher rate of inflation will weaken potential Buyers’ purchasing power. And even though average price growths are not as acute as they were in the past two years, we are still seeing significant increases that are without question a result of the unrelenting high demand and current housing stock scarcity.”

The average sale price for a condominium-class property in February was $466,682, an increase of 15 per cent from 2021, while the average sale price for a residential-class property was $837,517, increasing 17 per cent from a year ago. With year-to-date average sale prices at $812,813 for residential and $458,107 for condominiums, these values represent a 16 per cent increase over February 2021 for both property classes. *

“The number of new listings in February (1,762) offers a slight glimmer of hope for prospective Buyers. At 4% higher than the five-year average and 12% higher than February 2021, it resulted in an almost 10% increase in residential-class property inventory compared to last year at this time. Condominium supply, however, is down 20%. Overall, we are now at a 0.7 month supply of inventory which means that most listings that enter the market are going to be snapped up very quickly, as evidenced by the continuous decline in Days on Market (DOM). We certainly hope this trend of increased new listings will continue to supplement the housing stock going forward.”

“Ottawa is a beautiful city with a healthy, stable economy and is a utopic place to work, live and play. It attracts Canadians from other cities and people from all over the world. But it is deeply entrenched in a Seller’s Market. This means homebuyers need to have all their ducks in a row and are prepared to move expeditiously. A REALTOR® will have the knowledge to ensure you are making your best offer at the optimal time. Sellers also need the experience and resources a REALTOR® brings to ensure they are strategically positioning their homes given the conditions of their neighbourhood and property type. Don’t gamble with what is likely your biggest asset – contact a professional REALTOR® today!”

In addition to residential sales, OREB Members assisted clients with renting 800 properties since the beginning of the year compared to 674 by February 2021.
Source: Ottawa Real Estate Board
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We are really excited to announce that Manny Mangibin has joined TRU Realty!

Manny has been licensed to trade in real estate since 2012 and since then has helped hundreds of Ottawa families buy and sell their homes. His experience in property management and as a mortgage broker is invaluable in guiding his clients through the real estate process. His honesty, sincerity and dedication are qualities that his clients appreciate and were items Manny saw in TRU Realty's management and team!

Manny invites all his past clients, friends, family and future clients to contact him for all their real estate needs!

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Vladimir's studies at Tel Aviv University, his career in the home construction and electrical fields have given him extensive experience in the real estate industry. This experience will be a huge asset in assisting buyers and sellers to realize their real estate goals!

Vladimir chose TRU Realty because of its value, training and its adherence to the highest professional standards. Qualities that Vladimir exemplifies. He invites all his past clients, friends, family and future clients to contact him for all their real estate needs in English, Russian, Hebrew or Turkish!

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