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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The arrival of spring traditionally signals an upswing in our real estate market. This is the time of year when families are most likely to purchase a new property so they can ensure an easier relocation during the summer. The average sale price of all residential properties sold in March increased 3.2 per cent to $505,855 compared to March 2018 so that’s a good sign that the local real estate market is healthy.

So far this year our market is off to a good start and I’m confident it will be another great year for the K-W area!

If you are wondering about taking advantage of this market or you happen to know someone who is, please give me a call. I can help navigate this year’s spring market, and ensure any purchase and/or sale goes smoothly.

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-march-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

Lot 49 Pondcliffe Court, Kitchener - $1,599,900

Rare opportunity to own a country-sized lot in the heart of South Kitchener!  This stunning executive home is located on 1.6 acres in the desirable Doon South neighbourhood and features over 4000 sq ft of luxurious space awaiting your custom selections.  Standard finishes include 10 foot ceilings on main floor, granite counters in the kitchen, marble counters in the bathroom, hardwood and tile flooring, over-sized luxurious master suite with glass shower and free standing tub and more.  This floorplan offers large, well-appointed principle rooms including a formal living and dining room, office, and great room with stunning fireplace.  Enjoy the extensive outdoor space backing onto greenspace and walking trails.  Premium location – close to schools, shopping and only minutes to the 401.  Enjoy your own private paradise without sacrificing the benefits of living in the city.

Lot 24 Forest Creek Drive, Kitchener - $1,495,000

Rare opportunity to own a brand new estate home in the heart of South Kitchener.  This stunning executive home is located on a walk-out lot backing onto green space in the desirable Doon South and features over 4000 sq ft of luxurious living space awaiting your custom selections.  Standard finishes include 10' ceilings on the main floor, granite counters in the kitchen, marble counters in the bathroom, hardwood and tile flooring, oversized luxurious master suite with glass shower and free standing tub and more.  This floorplan offers large, well-appointed principle rooms including a formal living and dining room, office, and great room with a stunning fireplace.  Enjoy the extensive outdoor space backing onto green space and walking trails.  Premium location - close to schools, shopping and only minutes to the 401.  Enjoy your own private paradise without sacrificing the benefits of living in the city.

323 Rideau River Place, Waterloo - $1,279,900

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

538 Pinery Trail, Waterloo - $1,099,000

This spectacular custom-built 2 storey with a finished walk-out lower level & backing green space is nestled on a quiet, family friendly street in the highly desirable neighbourhood of Conservation Meadows. Offering over 3800 SF of immaculate, tastefully designed space w/ impressive open concept layout perfect for entertaining. Featuring: a grand 2-storey foyer, a large gourmet kitchen w/ premium stainless appliances, over-sized breakfast bar, granite, backsplash, & the convenience of an eat-in dining space that overlooks the picturesque backyard. The kitchen is flanked by an inviting great room w/ gas fireplace & newly custom-built surround. Over-sized windows overlook the lush, tranquil forest behind. Completing the main level of this stunning home is an office/living room, a 2-piece bath & a newly updated laundry/mud room. Upstairs, a sophisticated master retreat awaits accented w/ a tray ceiling w/ pot-lights, crown molding, over-sized walk-in closet, & a 5-piece spa-like ensuite w/ glass shower & jacuzzi tub. Also, on the upper level are 3 additional spacious bedrooms, & a 4-piece bath. Completing this exceptional home is a fully finished walk-out lower-level w/ large rec room w/ electric fireplace & laminate flooring, 2 additional bedrooms, a 4-piece bath, over-sized windows & sliding doors to the yard, & ample storage. Attention to detail abounds, & countless upgrades/recent updates throughout including a newly painted interior, a carpet-free main floor w/ hardwood & tile, pot lights, California Shutters, & so much more. Professionally landscaped exterior w/ full irrigation system, & complete w/ both upper deck & lower level patio offering unobstructed views of the protected green space behind. Pride of ownership is evident throughout-this home is truly a rare find. Close to parks, walking trails, schools, the University of Waterloo & Wilfrid Laurier, highway access, & the St. Jacob’s Farmers Market.

https://youriguide.com/538_pinery_trail_waterloo_on

450 Kelso Drive, Waterloo - $899,900

Stunning, custom-built Deutschmann home nestled in the family friendly neighbourhood of Conservation Meadows.  Offering 2658 sf of tastefully designed space, this 4 bed/3 bath home is loaded w/upgrades & features: well-appointed principal rooms including an elegant formal dinging room w/ double tray ceiling w/ crown moulding & chandelier.  A stunning gourmet kitchen w/ stainless Viking appliances, oversized centre island, granite counters, backsplash & butler's pantry with walk-in pantry. Bright & spacious great room with gas fireplace and stone case mantle  Upstairs is a luxurious master w/ crown molding, walk-in closets & 5-piece ensuite w/ tiled glass shower & jacuzzi.  Completing the upper level are 3 additional bedrooms & a 4 piece bath. Attention to detail abound w/ elegant touches throughout including: carpet-free main floor with hardwood/porcelain tile, pot lights and designer light fixtures, 9' main floor ceilings, upgraded trim, built-in speakers/surround sound, granite counters & so much more.  Step outside to the oversized fenced-in yard with interlocking patio & professional landscaping.  Excellent location - close to Laurel Creek, parks, trails, schools, universities, highway and the Farmers' Market.

https://tours.visualadvantage.ca/931a3b0b/

11 Salisbury Crescent, Bloomingdale - $824,900

This custom-built 3+1/ 3 bath bungalow with walk-out lower level offers over 3,900 sq ft of updated living space featuring: a large kitchen with granite, tumbled marble backsplash and breakfast bar, spacious living room/dining room with gas fireplace, recently renovated bathrooms,large Muskoka room, and an extensive basement with an additional bedroom, pool room, bar area, office and rec room with gas fireplace. Step out a private oasis with a ½ acre of tranquil space backing a protected greenspace with a stream. This over-sized lot can accommodate parking for more than 6 vehicles and the extra large double garage also features an insulated and heated 12x15 shop. Located on a quiet crescent, this location is ideal being only minutes from Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph. This truly is a rare find! https://youriguide.com/4s6a9_11_salisbury_crescent_bloomingdale_on

535 Windjammer Way, Waterloo - $669,900

JUST RENOVATED - new flooring, interior paint, light fixtures and so much more! 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. https://youriguide.com/vg2te_535_windjammer_way_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!

519 Winterburg Walk, Waterloo

This home is a rare find-immaculate 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom 3589 SF executive bungaloft with a fully finished basement backing protected green space in Clair Hills is coming to market soon! Loaded with upgrades including and many recent updates, including a new designer kitchen, gas fireplace with custom built-in’s, and so much more!

152 Oak Park Drive, Waterloo

Stunning executive freehold townhome in prestigious Carriage Crossing! This lovely 3 bed/ 3 bath 2,050 sq. ft. home features luxurious, modern finishes throughout. The open concept main floor boasts hardwood flooring with oversized baseboards, pot lights, designer fixtures and elegant glass transom accents. The eat-in kitchen is a chef’s dream with its sleek cabinetry, quartz countertops, breakfast bar, and stainless steel appliances. The bright great room is an inviting room to relax in with generous-sized windows overlooking the backyard. The fully-fenced yard is accessible from the dinette and features a covered barbeque area. The second floor features a luxurious master suite with hardwood flooring, a generous walk-in closet and a 5-piece spa like ensuite bath with a double vanity with a quartz counter top, jacuzzi tub and separate tiled glass shower. A tastefully-finished four-piece bath and two additional bedrooms complete the second level of this home. This executive townhome is centrally located close to RIM Park, Grey Silo golf course, shops, restaurants, schools, the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier, and Highway 85.

704 Zurich Drive, Waterloo

Stunning & elegantly stated, in the sought-after neighbourhood of Clair Hills! This 3+1 bed/4 bath home features 3000+ SF of beautiful living space with modern finishes throughout including a gourmet kitchen w/ granite counter tops, backsplash, large centre island and over-sized sliders providing panoramic views! Enjoy entertaining in the formal living/dining room, or the spacious family room w/ soaring, vaulted ceilings & gas fireplace! Additional living space in the fully finished walk-out basement with additional bedroom and built-in bar area. Relax in the lovely fenced-in backyard with a large raised deck. Fantastic family neighbourhood close to schools, U of W & WLU, shopping, Stork Family YMCA/library, & all popular amenities. Don’t miss your chance to own this one-of-a kind dream home!

What's Happening in Our Region:

If you're anything like us and you love great food there are some tasty events happening this month in our region.

Taste Of The Region:

Hope on a bus and tour some of Waterloo Regions finest restaurants and establishments.  For more information: https://tasteoftheregion.net/

Waterloo Brewing Dinner:

Waterloo Brewing and The Walper Hotel (TWH) are coming together with a 5 course meal and pairing event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/waterloo-brewing-twh-social-presents-brews-and-foods-pairing-tickets-59726240794

Forks & Barrels Tour:

An inclusive celebration of Canadian entrepreneurship, featuring food, wine, beer, spirits, arts, shopping, live music and more held at Bingemans. https://forksandbarrels.com/

Your Home at a Glance

 
 
Have you ever driven up to a restaurant and been disappointed by your first impression? Perhaps the windows looked dark and gloomy, the façade was worn and unattractive or for some other reason it just didn’t look like a tempting place to eat.

It could still be a fantastic restaurant - a real gem. But, your first impression has soured your anticipation. If you still walk through the front door, it will likely be with much lower expectations.

This scenario often plays out in the real estate market as well.

Buyers drive up to a home for sale and quickly form an impression based on what they see “from the curb”. That’s why you’ll hear real estate experts talk about the importance of “curb appeal”. It’s one of the most important selling points of a property.

If you plan to put your home on the market, you want your home to look as attractive as possible from the street. Fortunately, there are many simple things you can do to improve curb appeal.

For example, you can trim shrubs and hedges, plant flowers, clean the walkway and driveway, paint the front door and garage door, and clean the exteriors of the windows. All these projects are relatively easy and inexpensive. Yet, each can have a dramatic impact on a buyer’s first impression.

Don’t be like the great restaurant that’s hidden behind an unkept façade. Make sure your curb appeal reflects the overall value of your property. 

Looking for more advice on selling your home quickly and for the best price? Call today.

 

Making Your Kitchen More Attractive to Buyers

 
 
What’s one of the most important rooms in your home? When it comes to selling your property quickly, and for the best price, the answer is clearly the kitchen. In fact, one of the most common explanations buyers often give for not making an offer is, “I liked the house, but I wasn’t too keen on the kitchen.”

That doesn’t mean you must do a major renovation. However, you should do what you can to make the kitchen as attractive as possible to buyers.

Here are some ideas:

First, clear the countertops. Put away the toaster and other items. You want to make the entire countertop area seem as spacious as possible.

If the cabinetry is old, you can spruce it up by installing new knobs, handles and other hardware. A fresh coat of paint on the walls and ceiling can also make the kitchen look like it has had a major renovation - but will only cost a few hundred dollars. According to an article on the website HGTV.com. “The fastest, most inexpensive kitchen updates include painting and new cabinet hardware.”

Replacing the countertops is a more expensive renovation, but may be worthwhile if the current counters are old and worn.

Finally, when preparing your kitchen for a viewing, make sure it’s clean and tidy. The garbage and recycling bins should be empty. Buyers will open cabinets, so make sure items on shelves are neatly organized with the front labels facing forward.

There are many other ways to make the most important rooms in your home look great to potential buyers. Call today for more ideas.

 

Bringing Fitness Home

 
 
Are you thinking about purchasing home fitness equipment? Owning your own treadmill, exercise bike, or rowing machine can save you a lot of time and money compared to joining a fitness club. However, selecting the right equipment can be a challenge. Here are some tips:
  • Try it first. Ask your home fitness equipment dealer to let you do a few minutes of exercise on the machine you’re considering. Most will agree. Be suspicious if they don’t.
  • Ask around. Staff at local fitness clubs know the best equipment. Ask them for recommendations. Also ask friends and colleagues.
  • Read on-line reviews. Type the name and model of the fitness machine you’re considering into Google along with the word “reviews”. Chances are you’ll find several websites that contain candid customer comments, complaints and testimonials.
  • Make sure it fits. Home fitness equipment can take up a lot of space. Make sure the one you select fits in the room you have in mind. Pay particular attention to the ceiling height. You don’t want to hit your head while working out on your stair climber!
 

Notable, Quotable, Quotes!

“Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one’s horse as it is leaping.”
Julius Hare

“The ability to express an idea is as important as the idea itself.”
Bernard M. Baruch

“It’s the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.”
Claude M. Bristol

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