Where will the Real Estate Market in Ottawa head in 2020?
Almost more of 2019. Prices in 2019 went up by 8.4%, unit sales increased by 6.6%. We expect to see 2020 unit sales increase by 4-6%.
Prices won’t escalate as much in 2020.
ReMax is predicting a 6% increase, and Royal Lepage is predicting a 4.5% hike. We’ll go with that! Average house prices will break through the $500,000 mark with the average being predicted for 2010 is $516,200, by Royal Lepage.
We have a minority government supported by centre-left to left wing big spenders, so the financial taps will continue to flow.
Canadas major banks are predicting the TSX to go up to a range of 17,700 to 18,500. (currently at 17,000)
We hope inventory levels increase. (especially for condo inventory)
I don’t see how we can have another year of such scarcity especially with condominiums. There were times in 2019 when there were only 4 to 6 weeks of inventory for sale. It can’t get worse than that.
Going into 2020 we still expect that there will be a lot of competition for certain types of home, especially those between $200,000 up to $400,000 in the areas of Orleans, Kanata and Barrhaven and area close to the new LRT line.
This month we are going to look at the sale of this 35 unit apartment building in a small town near Ottawa. This will show you the numbers on an income property just outside Ottawa.
Small Town Outside Ottawa
35 Unit Apartment Building Sold Oct. 2019 Listed Price $6,575,000
Scheduled Rental Income (SRI)
Effective Rental Income (ERI)
Total Operating Expenses (TOE)
Net Operating Income (NOI)
Capitalization Rate (CAP)
Operating Expense Ratio (OER)
Sales Price X Net Income
Mortgage (@ 4.8%)
Annual Debt Service (mortgage payments)
Return on Investment (ROI)
The property we looked at this month gave the buyer a positive cash flow on this building with a 35% downpayment. They got a Cap Rate of 4.7% and more importantly, a positive cash flow of $13,748 per year.
Triplex for sale in Sandy Hill, Ottawa. Price: $674,900
Property is now SOLD
85 Goulburn Ave. is a terrific multi purpose triplex in one of the nicest parts of Sandy Hill. Just two blocks from Range Road, the Rideau River and Strathcona Park. Not rented to students.
Building has 3 apartments each with one bedroom. Apt, #1 is vacating October 1st & will be left vacant for an OWNER OCCUPANT. It's a charming 1 bed with access to the basement for personal storage & hookups for washer & dryer.
Or INVESTORS can rent #1 for projected amount of $1,350/mo. 35% down returns a 4% cap rate & positive cash flow & ROI.
Other two units are under rented so potential to increase revenue. Apt #2 $1,091. Apt #3 $860.
Charging for parking @ $100 each per month is another potential revenue source. Minimum 24 hrs notice for showings.
Taxes are $7047 for 2019
2 blocks west of Range Rd, Rideau River & Strathcona Park
1.5 blocks south of Laurier
Rents include parking and utilities
Parking at back for 3 vehicles
Stone foundation recently repointed
Hot water rad heating - Hot water tank is owned
Right of Way to back yard
Use the Streetview Map below to explore the neighbourhood near 85 Goulburn
Come see 1079 Avignon Court in Orleans. Great location with a private backyard.
This bright well-maintained Semi-detached has no rear neighbours and backs on to a walking path.
Ikea kitchen with plenty of storage and eat-in area
new Stainless Steel appliances (18)
Natural Maple hardwood on the main & upper levels of this home (10-11).
The main floor has a large dining area, new pot lights added to the private great room with a wood-burning fire and large windows to your 2 tiered decks, finishing off the main are the Laundry and powder room.
Upstairs has 3 generous size bedrooms, the Master features a walk-in closet and wall to wall pax wardrobe and a cheater door to the renovated main bath (2010).
The lower level has a finished recreation room with laminate floors, a rough-in future bathroom and plenty of Storage.
The home has great bones too.
Freshly Painted '19
Roof-50 yr shingle '06
Furnace/AC/O wned HWT '13
Fenex Window 2000
Close to the future LRT, Convent Glen shops, Place D'O rleans Shopping Centre and the Park N Ride and schools, easy access to the 174.
Comparing 2 Sandy Hill Income Properties that Sold in Aug. 2019
Both of the properties in this months video are from the same neighbourhood and both of them had 4 apartments in them. You can see that some of the numbers are very different.
The first building shows a Cap Rate of 2.6% while the other has a 4% Cap. The cash flow on the first is negative 10,000 per year, while the second property has a positive cash flow of $6000. This is based on both buyers putting down a 35% downpayment.