Friday, September 25, 2015

A Great Evening for a Great Cause

A SoHo inspired evening in support of the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre

Every year, more and more Ottawa youth from all walks of life fall victim to serious substance abuse.  Add these issues to the already challenging teenage years and you have some complex problems.  Left untreated, these issues can tear families apart, swallow potential and lead to a lifetime of addiction.  That’s where the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre comes into the picture. And the Centre has been supporting at risk youth and their families for over 20 years.
The evening was a great success! Patrons and sponsors had the opportunity to view the elegance of Soho Champagne one of Ottawa's hottest developments sold by the Bennett Property Shop Realty, whilst meeting and mingling with celebrities such as Dragon Dens' Mike Wekerle, designer Brian Gluckstein and the co-founder of Wahlburgers, Paul Wahlberg.

The DaveSmith Youth Treatment Centre is in the middle of the Dave’s Dream campaign.  Dave’s Dream is a fundraising campaign to support the construction of a new 30-bed youth residential treatment facility in rural west Ottawa. The new Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre will merge 3 temporary and aging campuses into a centralized location, resulting in substantial operational savings while simultaneously permitting the expansion of much-needed addiction treatment supports and services.

In Ottawa over the last five years, the Bennett Property Shop Realty has sold the Soho Parkway, Soho Lisgar and Soho Champagne condominiums.  A shovel goes in the ground in December for Soho Italia on Preston Street.

The Bennett Property Shop Realty is very proud to have supported Raising Hopes and Dreams.  All proceeds from the evening were donated to Dave’s Dream. Here are a few pictures from the evening. The Bennett Property Shop Realty truly believes that investing and support today's youth will shape an amazing future for Ottawa. 

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Congratulations Kate!! Our COMMFEST Winner!

Here is our lovely winner of our Riverside South COMMFEST Redblacks Ticket Giveaway!!

Congratulations Kate you'll have soo much fun!

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Strong summer performance for Ottawa's resale market

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,279 residential properties in August through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,200 in August 2014, an increase of 6.6 per cent. The five-year average for August sales is 1,234.
“Ottawa Real Estate Board members had a busy August, with units sold coming in higher than the five-year average and a healthy increase from last year’s sales,” says David Oikle, President of the Ottawa Real Estate Board. “In addition to an increase in units sold, inventory levels of residential and condominium properties dropped by 5.3 per cent since last month, and cumulative days on the market was an average of 89 days.”

August’s sales included 259 in the condominium property class, and 1,020 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.

The average sale price of a residential-class property sold in August in the Ottawa area was $379,946, a decrease of 0.1 per cent over August 2014. The average sale price for a condominium-class property was $244,801, a decrease of 7.3 per cent over August 2014. 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.

“It is important to note that the increase in units sold is for both residential and condominium properties,” says Oikle. “Also, we continue to see an increase in the number of condominium units sold in comparison to 2014, and the year-to-date condominium sales are now close to on par with last year.”
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