Ottawa Real Estate Blog

Jan. 8, 2020

Financials on Hintonburg Triplex that sold in December 2019

This was a building in the Hintonburg Neighbourhood that sold in December 2019, have a look at the numbers.

The table below gives you a quick overall look at the numbers. You will see that this buyer, even with a downpayment of $262,000 still loses money every year, and has a negative ROI as well.

Triplex Sold December 2019
Listed Price $

Selling Price $750,000
Scheduled Rental Income (SRI) $39,720
Effective Rental Income (ERI) $38,528
Total Operating Expenses (TOE) $16,087
Net Operating Income (NOI) $22,441
Capitalization Rate (CAP) 3%
Operating Expense Ratio (OER) 42%
Sales Price X Net Income 33
35% Downpayment $262,500
Mortgage $487,500
Annual Debt Service (mortgage payments) $27,088
Cash Flow -$4,647
Return on Investment (ROI) -1.8%

Have a look at our current inventory of Multi-Family Properties for sale.

Jan. 6, 2020

2020 Predictions - Ottawa Real Estate Market

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.

Dec. 8, 2019

New Listing - 179 George Street Unit 708

2 bedroom condo in the Byward Market neighbourhood.

Condo fees of $724 include:

Building Insurance, Caretaker, Heat, Hydro, Management Fee, Recreation Facilities, Water and Sewer.


Elevator, Exercise Centre, Recreation Centre

Contact Patrick Walchuk at 613-788-2590 to schedule a showing, or have a look at other condos for sale on George Street in the Byward Market neighbourhood.

Dec. 6, 2019

Financials on 6 unit income property sold November

See how much this buyer is making on this investment.

Below we give you the financial information on this sale of a 6 unit property. This one had 8 offers and sold for a good bit over the asking price. We see this happening all the time right now.

Great time to sell your income property, condition no option !!

West End Ottawa
6 Unit Building Sold November 2019
Listed Price $699,900

Selling Price $857,500
Scheduled Rental Income (SRI) $67,984
Effective Rental Income (ERI) $65,944
Total Operating Expenses (TOE) $25,664
Net Operating Income (NOI) $40,280
Capitalization Rate (CAP) 4.7%
Operating Expense Ratio (OER) 39%
Sales Price X Net Income 21
35% Downpayment $300,125
Mortgage (@ 4.8%) $557,375
Annual Debt Service (mortgage payments) $38,143
Cash Flow +$2,137
Return on Investment (ROI) +0.7%

Other: Very busy road, limited revenue upside, deferred maintenance

Nov. 5, 2019

Financials from this sale of a 35 Unit Apt. Building near Ottawa

Invest in the small towns around Ottawa

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

Selling Price $6,400,000
Scheduled Rental Income (SRI) $464,344
Effective Rental Income (ERI) $450,414
Total Operating Expenses (TOE) $151,990
Net Operating Income (NOI) $298,424
Capitalization Rate (CAP) 4.7%
Operating Expense Ratio (OER) 34%
Sales Price X Net Income 21
35% Downpayment $2,240,000
Mortgage (@ 4.8%) $4,160,000
Annual Debt Service (mortgage payments) $284,676
Cash Flow +$13,748
Return on Investment (ROI) +0.6%

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.

If you want to invest in any type of income property, get in touch. Have a look at the current inventory of Multi-Family Property for Sale

Oct. 8, 2019

Financials, Vanier Triplex - Sold Sept. 2019

Video covering the financial information for this Triplex that sold in September.

Vanier Triplex, Sold Sept. 2019
Listed Price $549,000

Selling Price $527,500
Scheduled Rental Income (SRI) $35,400
Effective Rental Income (ERI) $34,338
Total Operating Expenses (TOE) $14,615
Net Operating Income (NOI) $19,723
Capitalization Rate (CAP) 3.7%
Operating Expense Ratio (OER) 43%
Sales Price X Net Income 27
35% Downpayment $184,625
Mortgage (@ 3.7%) $342,875
Annual Debt Service (mortgage payments) $19,472
Cash Flow +$251
Return on Investment (ROI) +0.14%
Sept. 15, 2019

New Listing at 85 Goulburn Avenue, Ottawa

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

View some other income properties for sale

Sept. 14, 2019

New Listing at 1079 Avignon Court, Orleans Wood

3 bedroom house for sale in Orleans Wood, Orleans

Property is now SOLD.

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).
  • Taxes/Year: $3,266.00/2019

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.

Appliances Incl: Dishwasher, Dryer, Microwave/Hood Fan, Refrigerator, Stove, Washer.

Have a look at the immediate neighbourhood

Use the Google Streetview below to navigate around the listing at 1079 Avignon.

Sept. 6, 2019

Two Sandy Hill Income Properties, sold recently

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.

Have a look at all of the Income Properties currently for sale

July 29, 2019

920 Longfields Drive, Barrhaven is for Sale

920 Longfields Drive in Barrhaven is now SOLD!

MLS # 1161865 will be priced at $549,900 and it's a very well cared for 4 bedroom family house, it is the Richcraft Vista model build in 2010 approximately. Pics getting done later this week.

Plenty of natural light in this 4 bedroom family home. Richcraft Vista model 2,165 sq. ft according to builder plans. Upgraded wood oak staircase.

The main level features maple hardwood floors in living, dining, and family rooms & porcelain tile in the kitchen & baths. Pot lights throughout main floor. Bright kitchen with lots of natural light and upgraded cabinets. Granite on both the counter tops and island.

Walk out to the back yard from the eating area. Keep an eye on the kids from the kitchen overlooking the family room which features a gas fireplace and soaring 20 ceiling. There's a convenient powder room and laundry room on the main floor.

The 2nd floor has 4 generous size bedrooms and full 4 piece bath. The master has a walk-in closet & 4 piece ensuite with separate shower.

The large corner lot provides added privacy as it's not surrounded by neighbours homes + it is fully fenced. Basement with high ceilings.

Roof 2018 by Saunderson. 48 hour irrevocable on offers.

Schools in Immediate neighbourhood:

  • Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School, 2 min. drive
  • Berrigan Elementary School, 2 min. drive
  • Monsignor Paul Baxter School, 3 min drive

Use the interactive map below to have a look at the neighbourhood around this new listing.

Location: Corner of Longfield Dr. and Calaveras Ave.

If you want to live in this part of Barrhaven, have a look at all of the other homes for sale in Longfields.

If you want to see this listing, give Patrick Walchuk a call at 613-788-2590 or email