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 hope this email finds you doing well!

The spring real estate market is officially here and in full swing! Spring has typically always been the busiest time of the year for real estate. Whether it’s the warmer weather, supply, or timing, there are a number of reasons why more people choose to buy and sell this time of year. If you're planning a move this season, now is a great time to connect!

Although we now FINALLY have nicer weather, last month’s residential sales in our area were down 8.3% versus February last year with 343 sales, which comes as no surprise given the wild winter weather we experienced during this time.

Listings were down 1.1% with 562 homes listed in February, where at the end of February the number of available properties for sale on MLS numbered 785, up 9%, however the average sales price still increased 3%.

If you have any real estate questions, please feel free to connect-it would be great to hear 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-feb2019/

 

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 - $1,299,900

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 - $725,000

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 - $629,900

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 

Coming Soon:

538 Pinery Trail, Waterloo

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.

11 Salisbury Crescent, Bloomingdale

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!

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!

Lot 49 Pondcliffe Court, Kitchener

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.

 

What's Happening in Our Region:

The sap has started to flow! Did you know that the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for being the World’s Largest Single Day Maple Syrup Festival? This is a great chance to fill up on pancakes and syrup, visit the sugar bush, enjoy live performers and endless delicious foods!  Don't miss your change to meet Flapjack!

The festival will be held on Saturday, April 6th from 7am-4pm and all the details can be found here:

 http://www.elmiramaplesyrup.com/the-festival/

A Bird’s Eye View of Selling Your Home

 
 
If you haven’t sold a home before, the process can seem complex and even intimidating. It really isn’t. In fact, the steps to selling your property - quickly and for the best price - are straightforward, although not necessarily easy.

Here’s a bird’s-eye view of the steps to expect:

  • Determine what your property will likely sell for on today’s market. This is referred to as the Current Market Value.
  • Decide on a list price. Doing this properly is crucial. If you set the price too high, you’ll discourage buyers from seeing your home. On the other hand, if the price is too low, you may be leaving thousands of dollars on the table.
  • Prepare your home for sale. This involves cleaning, de-cluttering, fixing and staging so that your property wows potential buyers.
  • Market and promote the property to the marketplace. This needs to be done effectively to maximize the number of qualified buyers who find out about and become interested in your listing.
  • Show your property to buyers interested in seeing it.
  • Negotiate offers effectively so that you sell your property for the best price and conditions.
  • Make a deal and begin the transaction paperwork!

Of course, you don’t have to do it all alone! As your real estate sales associate, I will do most of the heavy-lifting for you. I’ll be by your side throughout the process, helping ensure your home sale is trouble-free and successful.

 

Worried You Won’t Find the Home You Want?

 
 
If you’re thinking of selling your home, you may be concerned that you won’t be able to find the kind of property you’re looking to buy. After all, getting into a more desirable home is the main reason many people move in the first place.

Should you be concerned?

There are a couple of things to consider:

First, think about the last time you purchased a car. You probably had a price range in mind and a general idea of the kind of vehicle you wanted. After visiting a few dealerships - or shopping online - you probably discovered seven or eight models that fit your criteria.

Even with that limited selection, you were likely able to pick one that was right for you.

Well, that’s good news. In the real estate market, there are probably dozens of properties available that meet many or all of your criteria. So, the odds are in your favour that you’ll find a property you love.

Secondly, new properties come on the market all the time. As your real estate sales associate, I will keep an eye out on your behalf and quickly alert you to new listings that match your needs and wishes.

Is it possible that you still won’t find a home that’s absolutely perfect for you in every way? Of course it is. However, there is an excellent chance you’ll get into a property that has everything you need and most, if not all, of what you want.

That’s not just encouraging. It’s exciting!

 

Modernizing Your Home Security

 
 
As technology evolves and becomes more affordable, homeowners should consider replacing their older equipment with a completely new security system, rather than patching together outdated units that provide specific functions in isolation.

A modern system will wake you up in the morning to your own personalized display screen, adjust your room temperature, turn on your lights and operate other household functions. When you leave the house, wireless technology will allow you to watch your property, both inside and out, from any number of computing devices. This means you can also program household functions from afar.

These newer residential security systems can coordinate a wide range of functions by remote control, from locking windows and closing the garage door, to adjusting the thermostat, drapery and lighting. They can even notify you if a room has been entered or a cabinet has been opened. Commercial-type closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) with live video feed are also being introduced to residential systems in many average-sized homes. In addition, these modern systems coordinate driveway and doorway cameras (connected to your home computer or TV), monitor for break-ins, provide smoke and CO2 detection, and include water sensors for the detection of a burst pipe, leaking water tank or an overflowing tub.

In the near future, residential video surveillance will distinguish pets from people, and even burglars from letter carriers. The latest CCTV cameras can identify intruders using motion or heat sensors or even activity pattern recognition (e.g. climbing a fence or jimmying a lock).

 

Notable, Quotable, Quotes!

“A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.”
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

“The things that one most wants to do are the things that are probably most worth doing.”
Winifred Holtby

“To handle yourself, use your head. To handle others, use your heart.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

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