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!

Yet another month has quickly passed us by, and it is REALLY starting to feel like winter with our most recent snowfall!

As for the local Real Estate market…in October we saw statistical strength in the Kitchener-Waterloo Real Estate market, however, the narrative stayed consistent with the 2018 story; the average home price has tracked sideways, supply of active listings is good – but a lot lower than the 10-year average, and sales are also good – slightly higher than the 10-year average.

The median price (or price where most of the sales are centred around) for all sales in October was $444,500 – UP 6.5% vs last year while the median for all detached homes sold was $525,350 – UP 8.5%

The average prices above together with the median tells us that most sales are happening between $275,000 and $625,000 for all residential sales. Where most sales for single detached homes are happening between $525,000 and $625,000.

If you are considering a move in the near future, this may be an ideal time.  Or, if you would like to discuss your plans for buying, selling or investing in the New Year, please let us know-we’d love to meet with you.


Market Report:

There's lots 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-october-2/

 

Featured Listings:

506 Hilltop Lane, St George - $4,250,000

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

Only a few lots left for the inal 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

343 Amberwood Drive, Waterloo - $949,900

Lcoated in the desirable Upper Beechwood, this magnificent home backs onto greenspace, offers over 3800 sq ft of finished living space with 3+1 beds, 4 baths and a finished basement.  Featuring: recent updates, spacious open concept layout, updated ktichen with island, formal dining room and a great room with soaring ceilings and a modern fireplace.  Completing the main level are 2 bedrooms, 4 piece bath, laundry/mud room and a powder room. The upper level is a dedicated master suite with a 5 piece ensuite and a walk-in closet.  Completing the home is a finished lower level with rec room, another bedroom and bath.  Entertain in either the private front courtyard or the backyard oasis complete with manicured gardens and mature trees. Located close to all amenities, parks, trails, universities and the Upper Beechwood community pool and tennis courts.

https://youriguide.com/eq4vk_343_amberwood_dr_waterloo_on

Coming Soon:

64 Frey Crescent, Kitchener

Coming soon to a desirable Williamsburg neighbourhood, this 4+1 bed, 4 bath home offers over 3500 square feet of finished living space. Situated on an over-sized lot, this home features a fenced backyard, is professionally landscaped, and has so much to offer!

74 Norwich Road, Breslau

This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom family home will be coming to the market soon!  There's loads of living space in this home including a bonus upstairs family room and a walk-out basement.  This home is located in a wonderful neighbourhood and provides a monthly income with solar panels! 

Featured Blog

Looking for a little design inspiration? Here are some great tips to help take your room to a new level!

https://elitere.ca/tips-to-beautify-rooms-in-your-home/

What's Happening in Our Region:

Santa Claus is on his way to many parade sites near Kitchener-Waterloo, beginning this weekend!

Why not check out a few of them this year.  We've compiled a list of the local parades as well as more festivities happening in our region.

https://elitere.ca/2018-christmas-events-in-kitchener-waterloo/


Characteristics of a Desirable Street

 
 
Sometimes you know a desirable street when you see one. For example, it’s obvious that a home on a cul-de-sac is enticing mainly because there isn’t any through traffic.

What are the other characteristics of a desirable street that may not be as obvious? Here are just a few:

Sidewalks. A sidewalk in front of your home is not only handy, it also adds to the property’s curb appeal. In addition, if you have kids, a sidewalk makes it easier - and safer - for them to play and visit neighbourhood friends.

Mature trees. Trees lining the street add depth and beauty. Most homeowners value front yard trees and would miss them if they were gone.

Safety. Unfortunately, some streets are more prone to crime and other issues requiring police intervention than others. Clearly, homeowners appreciate a street that’s known for being safe and located in a neighbourhood with a low crime rate.

Pride-of-ownership. When considering buying a home, take a walk along the street. Do homeowners take good care of their properties? If so, that sign of pride-of-ownership indicates it’s a great place to own a home.

Location. Where the street is located is just as important as its characteristics. Are things you want, such as parks, schools, shopping, etc. nearby? Is the street in a desirable area overall?

Noise. This is a characteristic that can be invisible to the home buyer. If the street is in a flight path, or near a busy highway used by rush-hour commuters, you want to know!

A great street can dramatically add to the enjoyment of a home. As your real estate agent, I can answer your questions about the characteristics of streets you’re considering and the surrounding area.

 

The ABC’s of Fire Safety

 
 
When it comes to home fire safety, a little preparation and precaution go a long way toward ensuring your family, your home, and your valuables are protected.  Consider the following important information about preventing, fighting and escaping residential fires.

Fires and Fire Extinguishers
Fires are classified into different types, depending on the material burning. Fire extinguishers are similarly classified according to the type of burning materials they are designed to extinguish: A type for paper, wood and natural fabric; B type for grease, oil and combustible fuels; and C type for electrical fires. Since residential fires can involve any type of material, every home should have at least one multi-purpose ABC fire extinguisher that is easy to use. In addition, if you store chemicals, you should have an extinguisher designed for that specific chemical in order to ensure that no adverse reaction is caused by the mixture of the burning chemical with the fire extinguisher solution. For example, a poisonous gas is produced when chlorine comes in contact with ammonia, yet ammonia is found in most Class A extinguishers. Remember that your fire extinguishers should be positioned near (but not too close to) cooking areas, fireplaces and other likely sources of fire, and should be inspected and/or replaced according to safety guidelines.

Smoke Detectors
There should be at least one smoke detector on every floor of your home, as well as outside each bedroom in larger homes. If any resident is hearing-impaired, consider strobe-light alarms. To avoid false alarms, only use smoke detectors designed for specific areas. For example, ionization types are best for bedroom areas, and less sensitive photo-electric detectors are better for the kitchen. Some building and safety codes require hard-wired detectors that are permanently connected to AC power, with back-up battery power. Keep all smoke detectors dust-free, and don’t paint them. Remember to test and replace the batteries regularly, and note the units’ expiry dates.

Security Precautions, Prevention and Protection
It is wise to do whatever you can to protect your family and valuables by preventing fires, rather than only reacting to them. For instance, experts urge all homeowners to discourage smoking indoors, especially in bedrooms, and to be wary of purchasing flammable fabrics and furnishings, or unsafe, unapproved building materials. It’s also recommended that you ensure that your priceless valuables and critical financial records are kept in a fire-proof safe, preferably away from home, or that you keep copies of critical documents elsewhere. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

 

Selecting the Right Mover

 
 
The last thing you want on moving day is a problem with the moving company. Ideally, you want them to show up on time, handle your possessions with care, and act professionally. Here are some tips that will help you choose the best mover for your needs.
  1. Get a recommendation from someone you trust. That could be a friend, family member or colleague. As your real estate agent, I can also recommend some reputable movers.
  2. Get everything in writing. Make sure you understand exactly what you’ll be paying. Ask about circumstances where extra charges may be applied.
  3. Ask if the moving company is certified.
  4. Reputable moving companies are fully insured. Ask to see the company’s certificate of insurance or some other proof of coverage.
  5. Avoid part-time movers who work weekends. Usually, they’re not professionals. You may save some money, but you’ll be taking a risk.

Have questions about making your moving day go smoothly? Call today.

 

Notable, Quotable, Quotes!

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”
Henry David Thoreau

“We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves.”
Lynn Hall

“Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.”
Demosthenes

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