$840,194: What you can get for the average new-home price

When it comes to Ottawa’s average new-home price, the housing market landscape has changed dramatically in the past year. At this time last year, we were still staring down double-digit percentage price increases for new homes and a buying frenzy that showed no sign of letup even though it had been going on since the early days of the pandemic.

But this year is an entirely different matter, with new-home sales a shadow of what they had been and prices, if not dropping, then certainly holding steady while builders are offering incentive after incentive to try to generate sales.

Against that backdrop, we take a snapshot of what’s available for sale to provide some context for buyers thinking about entering the market. In its monthly market update newsletter Feb. 17, industry analyst PMA Brethour Realty notes that the average price for a new-build home is $840,194.


For many builders, that average new-home price falls between the typical price for townhomes, which is usually under $800,000, and the typical price for singles, which is usually closer to $900,000. But here’s a sampling of what you can get for the average (or close to average) price.

(Note: Prices and availability were accurate at the time of writing but may have since changed.)

The Waterton

average new-home price Richcraft Ottawa bungalow


Builder: Richcraft Homes

Location: Riverside South

Price: From $839,900


Sq. ft.: 1,170

Beds/baths: 2 beds, 2 baths

Features: Aimed at downsizers, this open-concept bungalow offers a covered porch, double-car garage, laundry in the mudroom and an optional extended kitchen island with breakfast bar. As well, the second bedroom is located at the front of the home for easy use as an office.


The Minden

average new-home price Ottawa townhome Uniform Urban Developments

Builder: Uniform Urban Developments

Location: Kinver Private in Bel Air Park


Price: From $845,000

Sq. ft.: 2,136

Beds/baths: 3 beds, 2.5 baths


Features: This upscale townhome is designed by Hobin Architecture to look from the outside more like a semi-detached home than a townhome. It’s aimed at young families and has an open-concept main floor, a fireplace, a second-floor laundry, a finished basement space, hardwood stairs, stone counters and air conditioning.

The Ruby

Ottawa Longwood

Builder: Longwood Building Corp.


Location: Morris Village in Rockland

Price: From $854,900

Sq. ft.: 2,638


Beds/baths: 4 beds, 2.5 baths

Features: This good-sized family home is a two-storey single with an open-concept main floor that includes an office with French doors. There’s also a mudroom, large foyer, linear fireplace and kitchen island with eating bar. Upstairs, the bedrooms are generous, with double walk-in closets in the primary and a secondary bedroom that also has a walk-in.

The Paloma

average new-home price Cardel Ottawa
Photo: Dwayne Brown Studio

Builder: Cardel Homes


Location: Blackstone in Kanata

Price: From $849,000

Sq. ft: 2,233


Beds/baths: 3 or 4 beds, 2.5 baths

Features: This two-storey single has lots of optional layouts to personalize your home. It comes with an open-concept kitchen and family room across the back of the home and a separate dining room closer to the front that could also be a home office. Upstairs there’s a large bonus room that could become a fourth bedroom (or a bedroom suite).

The Lavish

Claridge condo Royale


Builder: Claridge Homes

Location: Claridge Royale in the ByWard Market

Price: From $866,000


Sq. ft.: 950

Beds/baths: 2 beds, 2 baths

Features: The Lavish is a condo apartment on the 23rd floor of a 26-storey building with upscale amenities. A private foyer leads to an open-concept main living area with kitchen, dining room and living room. The two bedrooms are at opposite corners for maximum privacy.


About the Author

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Anita Murray

Anita Murray is the co-founder of All Things Home Inc. and owner of Three C Communications. The veteran journalist has covered the Ottawa housing industry since 2011.



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