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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As we head into the final weeks of 2019, we reflect on this past year, and are once again thankful for the success we have experienced in 2019. We hope this year has been good to you as well 😊

As our year concludes, we have continued to see a strong real estate market with the average price of all homes in November up an incredible 18.7 %  versus November 2018. The average price of residential homes sold has increased to $566,866, which could be attributed to another shortage in inventory. 

2020 will be a busy year for real estate, and our team is getting ready for it. The Kitchener-Waterloo market continues to draw motivated buyers, and we anticipate this year will be another strong one!

If you are looking to get a head start on the Spring market, please feel free to contact us any time.

We would love to set-up a time to meet with you to further discuss any questions you have about the home buying/selling process or the real estate market.

We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and wish you all of the very best in the new year!

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-november-2019/

 

Featured Listings:

Click here to see all of our fantastic listings and their virtual tours.

https://elitere.ca/team-listings/

 

What's Happening in Our Region:

New Year's Eve is just weeks away.  Don't miss out on the many events and parties happening around our region!  Whether you are looking for an adult or family-friendly party you'll have no problem finding one that is sure to please!  Here's a few of the many options to consider:

Waterloo Public Square:

http://www.waterloo.ca/en/gettingactive/newyearseve.asp 

Kitchener City Hall: 

http://www.kitchenerevents.ca/whats-on/events?&eventID=175

Bingemans:

http://www.bingemans.com/events/

Schwaben Club: 

https://kitchenerschwabenclub.com/events-culture/

The Jazz Room:

https://www.kwjazzroom.com/event/new-years-eve-at-the-jazz-room/?instance_id=3935

More Events can be found here:

https://www.todocanada.ca/new-years-eve-kitchener-waterloo-region/

 

 

Set Learning Goals Instead of Resolutions

 
 
Are you making a New Year’s resolution this month? Whether it’s to quit smoking, lose weight, or spend more time with your family, you’ll have a much better chance of success if you turn that goal into a learning goal instead.

A learning goal is simply a commitment to learn something rather than to achieve a specific milestone.

Say, for example, that your New Year’s resolution is to get into better physical shape. A traditional goal might be: “I’m going to work out at the gym three days a week.” A corresponding learning goal would be: “I’m going to hire a fitness trainer to teach me an appropriate workout program.”

Research, published in many journals, reveals that people who set learning goals are much more likely to achieve them. They also tend to stay motivated over a longer period of time and get better results overall. So, if you set a learning goal instead of a traditional goal in the area of fitness, you stand a much better chance of actually getting fit!

Tired of New Year’s resolutions that go nowhere? Try setting a learning goal instead. It just might make 2020 your best year ever!

 

Selling Your Home Doesn’t Have to be Overwhelming

 
 
When people think about selling their home, many focus on all the things they will have to do: paint the kitchen; clean closets; prepare for viewings; find another home; arrange financing; start packing; etc. It can all seem very overwhelming, very quickly.

In fact, if you focus on the long to-do list, you may be dissuaded from ever making a move!

It doesn’t have to be that way.

There are many ways to make selling your home and buying another one relatively simple and easy.

Sure, there will be some work to do. You may need to prepare your property so that it looks appealing to potential buyers - cleaning, decluttering, doing some repairs, etc. Of course, you will also need to view some properties for sale in order to find your next dream home.

But those activities may not be as time-consuming or difficult as you had imagined. In fact, you and your family might actually enjoy the experience - and see it as an adventure.

 

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress Fast

 
 
This is the time of year that is traditionally spent with family and friends. But the pressures associated with working, shopping, visiting, vacation planning and entertaining can make it a stressful time as well. Here are some quick-tips that will help:
  • Take a deep breath. This may sound simplistic, but studies have shown that a single deep breath can measurably reduce anxiety, improve mood and even lower blood pressure. What’s the best part of this tip? It only takes a few seconds.
  • Go for a walk. A mere 20-minute stroll can release enough endorphins in the body to calm the nervous system and reduce stress levels.
  • Avoid comfort foods. When you’re stressed, it’s tempting to reach for a favourite sugary snack. While that may temporarily boost your energy, the effect won’t last. Your body may actually lose some of its ability to deal with stress later in the day.
  • Write your worries down. Your imagination can turn any minor problem into a crisis. Writing it down, however, puts it back in perspective. Once on paper, your concern may not seem nearly as serious as you had thought.
  • Drink a glass of water. Your body is more prone to stress when it’s dehydrated. A glass of water can help minimize stress or even wash it away completely.

Don’t let stress get in your way. Try using these tips, so you can enjoy yourself more.

 

Notable, Quotable, Quotes!

“I am not young enough to know everything.”
Oscar Wilde

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
Wayne Gretzky

“He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.”
Martha Stewart

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