Friday, September 26, 2014

A Look at Canadian Real Estate with Marnie Bennett

Marnie Bennett knows what home buyers and real estate investors go through, because she and many of her agents are also real estate buyers and investors and share their experiences with their clients. “We have a genuine interest in what our clients want in, and from, a piece of property and guide them through the buying and financing process,” she said. “Most importantly, our clients learn about great buying opportunities within their desired price range and location.”
While the mantra among realtors is “Location, location, location,” Ms. Bennett and her staff of 27 agents
emphasize “Education, education, and more education.” A graduate of Carleton University with a degree in law and economics, Ms. Bennett was a professor at Algonquin College, where she taught marketing and business. “It was a rewarding experience to help my students move forward with their business careers,” she commented.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Real Estate Extraordinaire

In Canada, there is someone special you may not know about, although she is recognized both in the United States and in Canada. She is Canadian real estate broker, realtor, and owner of Bennett Property Shop Realty Management, Marnie Bennett. Marnie operates a 5-star team of professionals to assist her with real estate endeavors. Very much an entrepreneur, she has a generous attitude and spirit, along with the smart business sense can help make a person a success at anything they do. She believes that all these qualities should go hand in hand. Ms. Bennett is also the picture of warmth and humor – another great quality for a successful professional.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Marnie Bennett Wins Titanium Top Dog Award

You’ll remember that Marnie Bennett of Ottawa, ON won the Daniel Passante Entrepreneur Award at our Toronto SuperConference in August. Marnie was also selected to win the Titanium Top Dog Award at our Anaheim SuperConference this past weekend for her tenacious work ethic and huge success.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Average sales for Ottawa in August

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,203 residential properties in August through the Board's Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 1,216 in August 2013, a decrease of 1.1 per cent. The five-year average for August is 1,199.

"As usual, we are seeing a typical end-of-summer slowdown, especially in comparison to July's record sales," says Randy Oickle, President of the Ottawa Real Estate Board. "Although sales numbers are down slightly since last year, August's sales are slightly higher than the five-year average, and continue to be on par with year-to-date sales compared to last year."

August's sales included 219 in the condominium property class, and 984 in the residential property class. The condominium property class includes any property, regardless of style (i.e. detached, semi-detached, apartment, stacked etc.), which is registered as a condominium, as well as properties which are co-operatives, life leases and timeshares. The residential property class includes all other residential properties.

"Units sold in the residential property class alone, excluding condos, are up four per cent year-over-year. And average sale price has increased for both the residential and condo class," says Oickle. "If you are planning on buying or selling a home, we encourage you to consult one of our member REALTORS® to get in depth advice on prices in your neighbourhood."

The average sale price of residential properties, including condominiums, sold in August in the Ottawa area was $360,214, an increase of 3.4 per cent over August 2013. The average sale price for a condominium-class property was $263,996, an increase of 2.7 per cent over August 2013. The average sale price of a residential-class property was $381,628, an increase of 1.9 per cent over August 2013. The Board cautions that average sale price information can be useful in establishing trends over time but should not be used as an indicator that specific properties have increased or decreased in value. The average sale price is calculated based on the total dollar volume of all properties sold.

"The $300,000 to $399,999 price range continues to have the highest concentration of properties sold, followed by the $500,000 to $749,999 range - the later range up by 27.4 per cent from last year," explains Oickle. "This increase may possibly be the contributing factor in the average house price increases this month."