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RE/MAX TWIN CITY REALTY INC.
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With the official start of Fall, everyone is now starting to settle back into a regular routine. Typically the Fall is the second busiest time of year for real estate, as buyers rush to settle into new homes before the first snow arrives. The market is still strong with the average sale price of all residential sales last month increasing compared to August 2018.

Overall we saw less homes listed last month, less homes sold, all the while the average sale prices for homes in our region are still on the rise.  To see these numbers check out Drew's blog below.

It’s never easy to predict how the market will be impacted over the next six months, but the K-W area has proven to be a strong market for some time now and will likely continue to hold its own.

Whether you're a buyer and/or a seller, we can help you navigate the ups and downs of this market to ensure you stay informed and make the best decisions.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from 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-5/

 

Featured Listings:

2082 Hidden Valley Crescent, Kitchener - $3,845,000

Magnificent Hidden Valley estate, situated on just over 1 acre, in a park-like setting surrounded by manicured grounds.  This exquisite home offers 10,400 SF of living space and exudes great detail and architectural design.  With 4 beds including a main floor master, 7 baths, indoor pool, home theatre, library, conservatory, backyard oasis and equipped with all luxury interiors, this property has it all. Grand 2 storey foyer leading to impressive "savannah inspired" great room with 18' ceilings, dramatic fireplace with soaring mantle and stunning views of the exterior paradise through floor-to-ceiling windows. Gourmet kitchen for the chef at heart with premium appliances, custom cabinetry, servery, walk-in pantry and morning room with fireplace. Elegant dining room with chandelier and sophisticated office/library with built-ins and fireplace. Retreat to the master wing with private balcony, newly updated 5-piece ensuite, double-sided fireplace, sunroom, dressing room and access to the solarium. Upper level offers 3 more bedrooms, each with walk-in closet and ensuite and a 3rd level loft with terrace offering magnificent views of the river/golf course. Lower level is perfect for entertaining with theatre, rec room and wine cellar. 2 more bonus rooms, 3-piece bath, exercise room and walk-up to garage. Backyard utopia with landscaped grounds, pergolas, gazebo, expansive patios with fireplaces, pond with waterfall and more.  One-of-a-kid and a must see for the most discrimination buyer. Premium location in an exclusive community only minutes to highways and amenities. https://tours.visualadvantage.ca/a837d08d/

506 Hilltop Lane, St George - $3,495,000

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

317 Bushwood Court, Waterloo - $1,800,000

Exquisite estate home located on one of the most beautiful and prestigious streets in the coveted Upper Beechwood. Situated on over 1/3 of an acre on a quiet, mature court and backing onto protected forest, this traditional and stately home is sure to impress with its spectacular curb appeal and professionally landscaped grounds. Offering over 6000 SF of living space, this well-appointed 4+1 bed/7 bath home features: desirable centre hall plan with grand foyer. Elegant living room with fireplace and formal dining room. Chef's kitchen with centre island, granite countertops, backsplash, and dinette with adjoining sunroom. Welcoming family room with wainscotting, fireplace and custom built-ins. Large office with vaulted ceiling, French doors leading to the yard and two 2-piece baths. Upstairs a luxurious master awaits with gas fireplace, 2 walk-in closets and a spa-like 5-piece ensuite with tiled shower and soaker tub. 3 additional bedrooms, 1 with ensuite, a 4-piece main bath and laundry complete this level. The finished lower level includes a large rec room with fireplace, 5th bedroom with fireplace, and spa area with sauna/shower. Bonus living space could function as either a 6th bedroom/office/craft room/studio. Walk-up from basement to garage. Additional 2-piece bath. Luxurious finishes, designer touch and interior updates throughout. Step out into your own private backyard oasis complete with large deck and extensive landscaping backing onto lush greenspace. Premium location - close to universities, shopping, top-rated schools, parks, walking trails and all amenities. Truly a rare find! https://unbranded.youriguide.com/317_bushwood_ct_waterloo_on

267 Chesnut Ridge, Waterloo - $1,690,000

Gorgeous custom-built builder's model in Waterloo's prestigious Carriage Crossing! With open floor plan and elegant style, this luxurious family home is the builder's last model backing onto the Grey Silo Golf Course. Loaded with quality and stylish finishes, this designer home features: an open concept layout with grand foyer entrance. Dining room with tray ceiling, crown moulding and wainscotting. Chef's kitchen with centre island, quartz countertops, backsplash and top-of-the-line appliances. Butler's pantry with separate walk-in pantry. 2 storey great room with soaring coffered ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows, gas fireplaces with stone surround and custom built-ins. Main floor office and separate mud room. Upper level with lavish master suite with crown moulding, spa-life 5-piece ensuite including tiled shower with tempered glass, rain shower fixture and body sprays. Free-standing tub and oversized walk-in closet with custom built-ins. 3 additional bedrooms each with access to a bathroom. Convenient upper level laundry room with stackable washer/dryer. Quartz countertops, pot lights, upgraded light fixtures/chandeliers, hardwood, marble and porcelain tile (carpet-free), 7 1/4' trim, 10' main floor ceiling height, heated bathroom floors (upper level), 3-zoned heating system and so much more. Home will be landscaped with grass, interlocking driveway, front gardens/trees/plantings. Close to area workplace, universities, schools, RIM Park, Grey Silo Golf Club, restaurants, parks/walking trails, shopping and minutes to the Farmers' Market. https://tours.visualadvantage.ca/267chestnutridge/

Final Phase in Carriage Crossing - Starting at $1,245,900

Our newest MODEL HOME at 267 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! 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

584 Manor Ridge Cres, Waterloo - $1,295,000

Gorgeous custom-built Milla home with elegant style in the highly coveted neighbourhood of Carriage Crossing!  Offering 3600+ SF of tastefully designed space and over $100,000 in recent upgrades, this home offers and open concept layout perfect for entertaining. Featuring: well-appointed principal rooms including: formal dining room with crown moulding. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, marble backsplash, upper/under cabinet lighting, premium KitchenAid appliances, built-in servery, walk-in pantry and spacious dinette with oversized French doors leading to the landscaped yard. Great room with gas fireplace and built-ins. Large office/living room with double glass doors, mud room with built-ins, laundry room and a 2-piece bath. Upstairs a luxurious master suite awaits with walk-in closet with built-ins, 2nd closet, and a spa-like 6-piece ensuite with heated floors, tiled glass shower with rain fixture, soaker tub, double vanity and make-up table.  3 additional bedrooms, 4-piece main bath, 4-piece "jack-and-jill" and a bonus media nook complete the upper level. High end finishes throughout such as 9' and 10' ceiling height on the main floor, crown moulding, pot lights and designer light fixtures, California Shutters, decorative transom windows, stone countertops and engineered hardwood and procaine tile (carpet-free). The luxury continues outside with professional landscaping, sprinkler system, interlock patio and shed. Premium location - close to area workplaces and universities, RIM Park and the Grey Silo Golf Course.  Minutes from the Farmers' Market and easy access to walking trails and pathways. Quick highway access. https://youriguide.com/584_manor_ridge_cres_waterloo_on

574 Sandbanks Crescent, Waterloo - $1,195,000

Magnificent custom-built Klondike home backing onto protected forest in the desirable and family-oriented neighbourhood of Conservation Meadows!  Offering over 4000 SF of beautifully finished living space, this 4+1 bed/4 bath executive home is a wonderful blend of traditional architecture and sophisticated styling.  Featuring: 2 storey foyer and formal dining room with crown moulding. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, backsplash, premium appliance and dinette offering views of the stunning yard. Impressive 2 storey great room that exudes warmth and comfort with gas fireplace with stone surround, decorative ledge with valence lighting and floor-to-ceiling windows. 2-piece bath and a laundry/mud room complete this level.  Upstairs a luxurious master awaits with crown moulding, walk-in closet, hardwood flooring, and a spa-like 5-piece ensuite. 3 additional bedrooms, all with hardwood flooring and a 4-piece main bath complete the upper level. Additional living space can be found in the finished basement with large rec room, 3-piece bath, bonus room with kitchenette that could function as a 5th bedroom and a walk-up to the garage.  High-end finishes throughout including designer lighting, pot lights, carpet-free main floor with hardwood and tile, California Shutters and more.  Step out into the private and professionally landscaped yard with irrigation system, perennial gardens, pergola, large stamped concrete patio, gas fire pit and a fully fenced backyard.  Close to parks, trails, schools, Universities, shopping, highway access and Farmer's Market. https://youriguide.com/574_sandbanks_crescent_waterloo_on

370 Golf Course Road, Conestogo - $1,145,000

Situated along the Conestoga Golf Course, this executive home offers million dollar views and lovely sunsets.  Boasting 5700+ SF of living space, 5+1 bedrooms/4 baths, finished basement with in-law suite with walk-up from basement to garage and features: formal living and dining rooms with vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace and wainscoting.  Large kitchen with centre island, separate dinette with oversized glass sliders offering spectacular views.  Great room with hardwood floors, crown moulding, and a wood burning fireplace with dramatic brick surround.  Main floor office/bedroom, 2-piece bath and laundry/mud room complete the main level.  Upstairs a luxurious master awaits with large walk-in closet and a recently updated spa-like ensuite with soaker tub, tiled glass shower and double vanity with granite.3 more bedrooms and a 4-piece bath complete this level.  The lower level offers potential for an in-law set up with kitchenette, family room with gas fireplace, bedroom, 4-piece bath and a separate rec room. Enjoy unobstructed views of the golf course and countryside from the large screened in sunroom and the deck with awning.  This private, oversized lot is surrounded by mature trees offering a true backyard oasis.  Enjoy many years to come with a newer room, furnace with air exchanger, interior painting, recently upgraded insulation, some new windows and doors and a new deck. Located in an exclusive and quiet community just minutes to Waterloo, universities, shopping, parks/walking trails/Grand River and easy access to Kitchener, Cambridge and Guelph.  https://youriguide.com/370_golf_course_rd_conestogo_on

379 Woolwich Street, Waterloo - $930,000

Located in the prestigious neighbourhood of Kiwanis Park, this recently built Cook home (2017) is better than new with approx. $150,000 in recent upgrades. Offering over 3000 SF of elegantly finished living space, this 4 bed/3 bath executive home is loaded with stunning finishes and features a premium floor plan designed for entertaining. Grand 2 storey foyer with double front door entry. Spacious formal dining room with wainscoting. Stunning kitchen with large centre island, marble countertops, backsplash, premium stainless appliances and dinette with oversized glass sliders leading to a fenced-in yard. Luxurious family room with gas fireplace, dramatic stone surround with custom built-ins and coffered ceiling with crown moulding and pot lights. A 2-piece bath and mud room complete the main level. Upstairs a luxurious master suite awaits with oversized walk-in closet with custom built-ins and a spa-like ensuite complete with double vanity, glass shower with rain fixture and body sprays and soaker tub. 3 additional spacious bedrooms, a 5-piece main bath, laundry room and bonus media nook/office space complete the upper level. Attention to detail abounds with engineered hardwood and porcelain tile on the mail level, designer lighting throughout, upgraded interior doors and hardware, California Shutters and more. Premium location - highly desirable area, only minutes to all amenities, schools, walking distance to the popular Kiwanis Park, trails, parks and the Grand River, Universities and quick highway access.  https://youriguide.com/379_woolwich_st_waterloo_on

76 Allen Street E, Waterloo - $879,900

Stunning Uptown Waterloo! An exceptional opportunity to own a fully renovated home in the heart of the highly sought-after Mary Allen neighbourhood. The best of both worlds: the interior of this circa 1906 century home was completely rebuilt as new construction while retaining the historic exterior shell. This large (over 2000 sq.ft. above grade) 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home features a magazine-worthy interior loaded with top quality finishes, including maple floors, custom wainscoting, crown and architrave mouldings, 7 1/4" baseboards, stunning light fixtures, and so much more. Living room features as double-sided stone fireplace and in-ceiling surround sound. Gourmet kitchen with leathered granite island, soft-close maple cabinets and commercial-grade appliance, including Bertazzoni range. Main floor laundry room with steam washer/dryer. Main floor powder room and office. 3 large bedrooms, including a master with spa-like ensuite with walk-in marble shower. Large 2nd floor terrace offers spectacular view of Mary Allen Park. Media room in basement. Private backyard with stone patio and mature foliage. Prime location mere steps to Waterloo's best shops and restaurants and top schools (3 min. walk to LRT; 5 min walk to Waterloo Public Square). This is the home and location you've been waiting for. https://youriguide.com/76_allen_st_east_waterloo_on

91 Arthur Street S, Elmira - $599,900

Beautifully updated century home offering the perfect blend of original character and modern touches situated in the heart of downtown Elmira.  This charming home boasts approx 3000 SF of finished living space, offers 4 bedrooms (including main floor bed/office), 2 full baths, partially finished basement and features: large updated kitchen with breakfast bar, premium appliances, under cabinet lighting and decorative stamped backsplash.  Spacious family room with gas fireplace and 2 glass slider access points that provide views of the tranquil yard.  Completing the main level is an all-season sunroom, formal dining room, main level bed/office, bonus second office, full 3-piece bath and laundry/mud room.  Upstairs is a lovely master suite with custom built-ins, 3-piece cheater ensuite with clawfoot tub, and walk-in dressing room.  2 additional bedrooms, walk-out balcony, and access to the bonus attic space complete this level.  The lower level provides additional living space with a rec room with gas fireplace, built-in wet bar and walk-up access from the basement to the double car garage. Additional features include California Shutters, decorative transom windows, exposed brick accent walls, hardwood/tile/laminate flooring, and so much more!  Step out to a backyard oasis with 650 SF deck, lush perennial gardens, mature trees, flagstone patio and shed.  Premium location - directly across from Gore Park, walking distance to restaurants, shopping, schools, rec centre, trails, parks and more! https://youriguide.com/91_arthur_st_s_elmira_on

322-112 Benton Street, Kitchener - $465,000

Stunning Arrow Loft! This is an amazing opportunity to own a corner unit, 1,182 sq.ft. 2 bedroom / 2 bath, traditional loft situated in the original section of the Arrow Shirt Factory! This luxurious condo boasts oversized windows throughout, is loaded with upgrades, and located in the heart of downtown Kitchener! This beautifully finished suite features original architectural elements, soaring 12' ceilings, a modern kitchen with backsplash, spacious dining area with chandelier, additional designer light fixtures throughout, quartz/granite counter top throughout, oversized windows, engineered hardwood floors, master suite with ensuite, murphy bed built into the second bedroom, private balcony and so much more! Access to the state-of-the-art amenities such as a fitness centre, sauna, theatre room, conference rooms, lounge and roof-top patio. Arrow lofts is located in the heart of Kitchener's thriving tech culture including companies such as Google and countless start-ups. Walk to the new LRT, Victoria Park, restaurants, cafe's, shopping, the Kitchener Market, UW School of Pharmacy and more! https://youriguide.com/322_112_benton_st_kitchener_on

201-100 Garment Street, Kitchener - $450,000

Centrally located on the corner of Victoria Street S and Garment Street in the heart of the Innovation District, this brand new 1 bed/1 bath + den condo offers the perfect blend of modern, upscale condo living with the maintenance-free urban lifestyle within walking distance to the very best Downtown Kitchener has to offer. This chic and contemporary condo features: a bright and spacious layout, soaring 14' ceilings, stunning floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, modern kitchen with sleek cabinetry, granite countertops, undermount sink, backsplash and stainless appliances, spacious living room with access to the large balcony, generously sized bedroom, den, a stylish 4-piece bath, in-suite laundry and ample storage. This ultra modern development offers incredible amenities such as a basketball court, pool area, concierge services, exercise room, party lounge, theatre room, fitness facility and a landscaped BBQ terrace. Only minutes to countless tech companies including Google, the new ION rail, restaurants, shopping, Victoria Park and so much more. Owned underground parking spot included. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to own a gorgeous condo in one of Kitchener's hottest new developments. https://youriguide.com/100_garment_street_kitchener_on

What's Happening in Our Region:

Canada's Greatest Bavarian Festival is coming to Kitchener-Waterloo October 11-19th!  This second-largest Oktoberfest in the world features 9 days of festivities throughout KW.  For more information on venues, tickets and schedules visit www.oktoberfest.ca

If you are looking for a family activity, don't forget about the Thanksgiving Day Parade on Monday October 14th, starting at 8:30 am.  

5 Unusual (But Effective) Home Staging Ideas

 
 
“Staging” your home is all about making the space in your home as appealing as possible to buyers. You may already know the basics, such as eliminating clutter, and removing personal photographs. Here are some other tips that are less well known yet very effective:

A chandelier. Surprisingly, installing a chandelier is one of the simplest ways to make a foyer, dining room or living room look dramatically more eye-catching. You can buy a nice chandelier for only a few hundred dollars.

New linen. This is something many home sellers don’t consider, but should. Believe it or not, new linen makes a big impression on buyers. Before listing, replace any worn linen - sheets, coverings, and towels - with new ones.

Pedestal sinks. It may not be practical for you to replace a bathroom sink. However, if you are doing a renovation, keep in mind that pedestal sinks - especially in small washrooms - are a big hit with buyers.

New appliances. A brand new fridge, stove and dishwasher are motivating selling features to buyers. New appliances can make the whole kitchen look brand new, or at least much fresher.

Avoid multi-use rooms. Have a spare bedroom that doubles as a home office? That’s a turnoff to buyers. Whenever possible, stage each room so that it has a singular purpose. A guest bedroom, for example, should only be for sleeping.

Want more tips on how to stage your home so that it attracts buyers? Call today.

 

Will the Neighbourhood Go Up in Value?

 
 
When you purchase a home, you hope it will continually go up in value - just like a good investment.

However, there’s something else that you also want to see increase in value: the neighbourhood. In fact, the neighbourhood plays a key role in what the home will be worth in the years to come. If the neighbourhood goes down in terms of desirability, so will the market value of the home.

So, when you’re shopping for a new home, get a feel for the value of the neighbourhood, and whether or not it’s on the upswing.

How do you do that? One way is to simply take a walk. Look at the properties. Are they well maintained? Is the landscaping groomed and attractive? Those are signs of “pride in ownership” - a clear indication that owners value their homes and the neighbourhood.

Another way is to do some research. Has crime gone up in the neighbourhood? Are there improvements planned, such as new parks? Is the neighbourhood attracting the kind of people you want as neighbours? How do the neighbourhood schools rank?

Some of this information may be difficult to get on your own. As your real estate agent, I can help. Call today.

 

Being Safe with the Chemicals in Your Home

 
 
You would have to visit your local pharmacy or science lab to rival the number of potentially dangerous chemicals in the average home. You likely store everything from fertilizers and acidic cleaners, to gasoline and corrosive drain openers.

Obviously, it makes sense to ensure that everyone in your home uses and stores these items safely.

For example, laundry detergent packs - which have become popular recently - are attractive to children. Be sure to keep the lid locked and the package out of sight. Do the same with all laundry products. Even exposure to fabric softener pads can cause skin irritation, especially to a child.

Always read and follow the labels on household chemical products. Use and store them as directed. Make sure the labels remain affixed to all packaging.

Keep corrosives, such as harsh cleaners and drain openers, separate from other chemicals and in a place where, should they leak, they will cause minimal or no damage.

Also, never put a chemical in anything other than its original container. You don’t want to take the chance that, for example, paint thinner stored in an old water bottle is mistaken for water!

 

Notable, Quotable, Quotes!

“If we magnified our successes as much as we magnified our disappointments, we’d all be much happier.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.”
Denis Waitley

“Consider the postage stamp. Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.”
John Billings

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