January 2014 - Hydro Ottawa peak and non-peak hours

January 2014 - Hammer Home News
Dear Friends
What a busy start to the new year in the real estate market. It’s so cold outdoors that it’s amazing to feel like you are in Spring at work! The market has definitely started off great for 2014, thank you always to your continued support and referrals. Could not be here without you!
And although the market might be hot the weather outside is certainly not! With these drastic changes in weather we are definitely consuming more energy and spending more time indoors. So I thought I would remind you all this month about the Hydro Ottawa peak and non-peak hours:

For more information, and a live feed of what the current Time of Use is, you can check out the Ottawa Hydro website and if you have a different provider be sure to check out their site for the peak and off-peak hours you have to work with.
Stay warm and drive safe!



Ottawa resale homes rally in final half of 2013

OTTAWA — A strong second half of 2013 helped push resale homes figures toward 2012 levels, as the Canadian economy showed signs of improvement.

According to the Ottawa Real Estate Board, a total of 13,873 resale homes were sold in 2013, a 3.2-per-cent decrease from the 14,326 sold in 2012.

However, while the number of homes sold in 2013 dipped, the average selling price of those units rose by 1.6 per cent when compared to 2012.

Condominiums were hit hardest during the year, 2,867 units sold in 2013, a six-per-cent drop from the 3,049 sold in 2012. Average selling prices also fell, as demand shifted to other affordable housing choices, including row homes and detached housing. The average selling price of a condominium property fell to $262,917, a 1.9-per-cent drop from the $268,108 average price units were selling for last year.

This Month's Trivia Question:
What are three of the best indicators of Real Estate market trends?

The first five individuals to respond correctly will win a $10.00 gift card to Starbucks. Email your answers to rachel@rachelhammer.com

Last Month's Trivia Question:
What is the most popular Christmas toy in 1984?
(Hint: It was a doll and one of my favorites)

The Answer was: Cabbage Patch Doll 

Congratulations to: Jamie G., Jean C., Joanne M., Helen G., Sandra C. were the first five to correctly answer last month and win a $10.00 gift card to Starbucks.

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