The Deutschmann Team
RE/MAX TWIN CITY REALTY INC.
Phone: (519) 841-6511
Email: info@elitere.ca
Website: www.elitere.ca
 
 

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We're more than half way through February already - spring is just around the corner!

Last month, there were 307 residential homes sold in Kitchener-Waterloo and the average days on the market was 26.  This is 5 days fewer than last year at the same time.  This start to the year outpaced January 2018 by 14.6%!  This seems to be the result of pent up demand give then slow down in the last quarter of last year. 

If you’re thinking of making a big move this year, don’t wait too long… especially if you’re a buyer as home prices just keep climbing higher. And if you’re a seller, inventory is still low so it’s a great time to sell your home!

If you have any questions about the real estate market, we’d love to talk to you!


Market Report:

There's a lot to say about the current supply and demand for real estate locally.  Here's Drew's report on how the numbers looked last month: https://elitere.ca/kitchener-waterloo-real-estate-market-report-january-2019/

 

Featured Listings:

506 Hilltop Lane, St George - $3,950,000

Nestled on a private lake, this stunning lakefront estate boasts over 10,000 sq ft of living space, a walk-out lower level, 3 car garage, 2+2 bedrooms and 6 baths.  This exceptional home is situated on 8.26 acres and has access to the private "Blue Lake".  Offering wall-to-wall views that will take your breath away, a luxurious great room with soaring ceilings & bar, wood burning fireplaces, heated flooring, secluded terraces, games room with bar, squash court, spa room with plunge pool and sauna, and media room.  Separate buildings include an all-season lake house with loft, full bath and kitchen. This property is a rare find, perfect for the discriminating buyer who seeks a home of exceptional architecture and quality and a stunning departure from the ordinary.  

https://youriguide.com/506_hilltop_ln_saint_george_on

Final Phase in Carriage Crossing - Starting at $1,427,727

Our newest MODEL HOME at 272 Chestnut Ridge is open and available for sale!  Stop by and see for yourself the stunning finishes and floorplans available.  Only a few lots left for the final phase in Carriage Crossing! We are now closing homes in 2019. Make sure you reserve your lot today! Custom build your dream home with Deutschmann Homes in Waterloo's prestigious Carriage Crossing! Premium upgrades included! For more information and pricing: http://elitere.ca/team-listings/.  Want to see pictures of finished homes and previous model homes?  Check out our gallery: http://deutschmannhomes.ca/gallery.php

323 Rideau River Place, Waterloo - $1,349,900

Executive home with finished walk-out lower level backing green space in Conservation Meadows!  This 4+1 bed/5 bath home offers approx 5000 sq ft of finished space, 9' ceilings, hardwood/slate floors, 2-storey great room with 17' ceilings and a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, dining room and kitchen with heated floors, island, granite, walk-in pantry. and dinette.  Main floor also provides an office, 2-piece bath and mud room. Upstairs is a master suite with walk-in closet and spa-like ensuite.  3 more bedrooms, 1 with ensuite and 2 with jack and jill bath as well as laundry room finish the upper level.  Finished walk-out lower level with a large rec room with fireplace, bedroom, den and 3-piece bath with walk-out.  Enjoy entertaining outside on the raised deck with glass panels and gazebo, a lower patio with hot tub, or by the in ground pool.  Lanterns, a natural gas fire pit and extensive landscaping complete the backyard oasis.  Over-sized garage with separate storage area.  This is a rare find, close to walking trails, Laurel Creek Conservation area, library and the St. Jacobs Farmer's Market. https://youriguide.com/323_rideau_river_pl_waterloo_on

238 Vermont Street, Kitchener - $799,900

Extensively updated 3 bed/2 bath bungalow with over 2600 sf of living space including a walk-out basement backing green space (Roselea Park).  Situated on a park-like 232 ft deep lot with mature trees, landscaped gardens and an in ground pool - this home offers a true backyard oasis.  Over $150,000 in recent renovations, this remodeled home features: updated kitchen with granite, marble back splash, spacious eating area offering panoramic views of the yard, and a large living room with gas fireplace.  Carpet-free main level with engineered hardwood and tile.  Pot lights, crown molding, California Shutters, and newer windows throughout.  A large master, 2 more bedrooms as well as an updated family bath complete the main level.  The walk-out lower level offers a rec room with gas fireplace, bar area and a 3 pc bath.  Step out into your own paradise with an in ground pool and raised deck overlooking the private yard. Only mins to schools, Uptown Waterloo or Downtown Kitchener amenities, U of W, and WLU.  Walking distance to the community centre, parks and shopping. This home is a rare find! https://youriguide.com/238_vermont_st_waterloo_on

535 Windjammer Way, Waterloo - $669,900

Located only steps away from top-rated schools Lester B.Pearson and St. Luke, this fantastic 3 bed/4 bath home in desirable Eastbridge offers over 2300 sf of living space and backs onto a community trail/Lester B. Pearson.  This open-concept floor plans features: a welcoming foyer, spacious kitchen with breakfast bar, dinette with sliders to the backyard, a great room with vaulteed ceilings, and a main level laundry/mud room.  Upstairs is an over-sized master bedroom with an ensuite and walk-in closet, 2 more spacious bedrooms and a main bathroom.  The finished lower-level offers a generous rec room with gas fireplace and a 3-pc bathroom.  Enjoy entertaining outdoors in the fully-fenced yard with a large deck with sunken hot tub with no rear neighbours!  Excellent location in a highly desirable neighbourhood just steps away from schools, mins to U of W and WLU, walking trails, RIM Park, Grey Silo Golf Course, Conestoga Mall and Highway. 

2-875 University Avenue E, Waterloo - $649,900

Executive townhome in East Waterloo's prestigious and award-winning Grand Bluffs complex!  This updated 2 story unit overs over 2000 sf of stunning living space and features: modern farmhouse flair throughout, gleaming hardwood floors, $25k upgraded custom cherry kitchen with granite counter tops, glass backsplash and high-end appliances.  Living room with gas fireplace and dramatic barn board mantle.  California Shutters, designer light fixtures and pot lights are found throughout.  Upstairs is a luxurious master suite with vaulted ceiling, double door entry, walk-in closet and a newly renovated spa-like ensuite with glass shower, quartz counter top and soaker tub.  An additional bedroom, upper level family room, a 4-piece bath and laundry room complete the upper level.  Upgrades and high-end finishes are evident throughout this home. Fantastic location - quiet area and situated n the bluffs overlooking the Grand River. Close proximity to Grey Silo Golf Course, walking trails, RIM Park, U of W, WLU, Highway 85, Conestoga Mall and many more amenitieshttps://youriguide.com/2_875_university_avenue_east_waterloo_on 

710 Zurich Drive, Waterloo - $899,900

Stunning, extensively upgraded and elegantly stated home of a renowned interior designer, in the sought-after Clair Hills neighbourhood!  This custom 3+1 bed/4 bath home features 3000 sf of beautiful living space, including a walk-out lower level overlooking green space!  Quality designer finishes throughout such a modern tile and gleaming hardwood flooring, elegant light fixtures and window coverings.  A modern kitchen with granite counters, marble and stainless backsplash, a large centre island with eating area and over-sized sliders providing panoramic views!  Enjoy entertaining in the formal living/dining room with sophisticated custom electric fireplace, or the spacious family room with soaring, vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace.  A 2-piece bath and laundry room complete the main level.  The luxury continues upstairs with a stunning master suite with a walk-in dressing room (3rd bedroom) and spa-like ensuite with heated floors, shower with rain shower feature and a free-standing tub.  An additional bedroom and beautiful main bath complete the upper level. The lower level offers a 4th bedroom, 3-pc bath and large rec room.  Backyard oasis with patio, raised deck, pond, iron fencing, feature lighting, mature trees, perennial gardens and professionally designed landsdcaping.  Close to schools, U of W and WLU, shopping, YMCA and all popular amenities. https://youriguide.com/710_zurich_dr_waterloo_on 

Coming Soon:


555 Woolwich Place, Waterloo

Coming soon to and exclusive East Waterloo neighbourhood! Beautifully built 4+1 bedroom, 4 bath executive home with a finished walk out lower level, and located on a quiet cul-de-sac is coming to market soon! This lovely, updated home features: 9’ ceiling height, a large kitchen with granite counter tops and backsplash, stunning great room, over-sized garage with walk-up from the basement, and so much more! Situated on an over-sized lot with large deck and extensive professional landscaping, waterfall and patio-a true backyard oasis! Located minutes to the Grand River, walking trails, RIM Park, Grey Silo Golf Course, Expressway, and all amenities. Contact us today for more details!


What's Happening in Our Region:

March break is quickly approaching. Here are some great ideas and options to keep the family busy!

https://www.todocanada.ca/march-break-activities-kitchener-cambridge-waterloo/

https://playticipate.com/kitchener-waterloo/kids-programs-and-activities/march-break-camps

Should You Move or Renovate?

 
 
Determining whether you should buy a new home or fix up your current one isn’t easy. In fact, the decision can be steeped in so much drama, they make reality TV shows about it!

So, if you’re wondering whether to move or improve, here are three things to consider:

1. Will a renovation truly fix what you don’t like about your property?

If you’re tired of a small kitchen, for example, given the layout of your house, it might not be possible to make it any bigger. On the other hand, if you’re craving a spacious rec room with a cozy fireplace, then a renovation could make that happen.

Of course, there are some things you may want that aren’t specific to your house, such as an easier commute or nearby park. Those are features you may only be able to get by moving.

2. How much will a renovation cost? How does that compare to the cost of moving to a new home?

It’s important to get accurate estimates of both the cost to renovate, and the cost of a new home, so you can make an informed decision. 

Renovations often have a habit of costing more than you originally anticipate. Remember, the final result should be a home you want to stay in for quite some time.

3. Beware of compromising versus settling.

Whichever decision you make - to renovate or to sell - you can expect to have to make at least some compromises. That’s normal.

For example, consider the impact of adding an extension to your house. It would be a major renovation. Is it the ideal way to get the extra room you want? Do the benefits of renovating outweigh the benefits of finding a new larger home that already includes the space you need?

It can be a tough decision. If you’re in the midst of making it, call today to get the facts you need to make the best choice.

 

Making “Neighbourhood Targeting” Work for You

 
 
Imagine if you dreamed of owning a special limited-edition vehicle. What would you do to ensure that your dream vehicle would someday be parked in your driveway - with your name on the ownership papers?

You would probably start by doing some research. You’d find out how much that vehicle would cost, what features are available, and so forth. You would likely visit a local dealership and take a test drive if a model is available on site. You would keep an eye on the market for any that come up and let the dealer know you’re looking for just that car.

If you did, then, someday, you’d probably be the proud owner of the limited-edition car of your dreams.

What does this have to do with real estate?

Well, you can take the same approach when there’s a neighbourhood you’d love to live in someday. You can target it, learn what homes typically cost in that area, and keep your eye on that market in case a property becomes available that meets your criteria.

By focusing on a specific neighbourhood, you increase your chances of someday living there, simply because you’re focusing on it.

Of course, neighbourhood targeting isn’t as simple as aiming to own a specific car someday. That’s why you need someone like me who can keep an eye on that neighbourhood on your behalf, and alert you to opportunities that become available.

Then, if a listing that’s a good fit comes on the market, you can decide whether or not to make a move. 

Is there a dream neighbourhood you’d like to live in some day? Call today to start making it happen.

 

Low-Cost Storage Hacks for Creating More Space

 
 
Comedian George Carlin’s most memorable routine was, “A place for my stuff.” In it, he talked about dealing with the increasing quantity of items we accumulate throughout life.

George was funny. The problem is not. Here are some low-cost ideas for quickly creating storage space for your stuff.

  • Attach a cloth pouch or thin plastic basket to the inside of cupboard doors. This is a great way to store Tupperware lids, cosmetics, etc.
  • Install hooks inside the foyer closet for loose items such as hats and scarfs.
  • Use egg cartons to make effective storage inserts in drawers.
  • Fashion stores often put purchases in stiff, high-quality boxes. Placed on their sides, these make effective storage compartments. (Shoeboxes are especially effective.)
  • Consider using suitcases for out-of-season clothing. In addition to storage, they also provide protection.
  • Never throw out an old wine rack. There are numerous ways these can be used for storage. (For example: tools)

By thinking creatively, you can probably come up with many other simple ideas for creating more storage. The reward is a home that looks neater and more spacious.

 

Notable, Quotable, Quotes!

“Before anything else, getting ready is the secret to success.”
Henry Ford

“Since everything is in our heads, we better not lose them.”
Coco Chanel

“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.”
Harry Golden

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