The Deutschmann Team
Phone: (519) 841-6511


With the official start of Fall just days away, 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 by 10.1 per cent to $441,992 compared to August 2016.

The general consensus in the industry is that we’re seeing some stability return to the market after record-setting sales. 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, I 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 me if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!

Exciting News

Summer is over and we are embracing the new season!  We kicked off our fall with an amazing social media contest that saw 2 lucky winners experience Lady Gaga in Toronto last week! They were so excited to win those tickets which were valued at $1000!

If you aren't following us on Facebook yet, please take a moment to like our business page. We have a contest or giveaway happening each month this fall that you do not want to miss out on! Who doesn't want free stuff! It's going to be an exciting season!  

Market Report

Can you believe summer is already winding down!  Read Drew's report here on how August finished off:


Featured Listings:

Final Phase in Carriage Crossing - Starting at $1,375,000

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:  Want to see pictures of finished homes and previous model homes?  Check out our profile on Houzz:

799 Patterson Place # D, Cambridge - $254,900

You don't want to miss this very well kept freehold townhouse. Great location with easy access to schools, shopping, Hespeler Road and the 401. This quiet court location is close to it all and has a very private yard and lots of parking. Attention Investors - Definitely take a look at this one. Full details:

206 Sheldon Avenue N, Kitchener - $529,900

This gorgeous, updated East Ward home has been just listed!  You'll be impressed with the designer kitchen with granite, modern light fixtures, gleaming floors and the large family room addition overlooking the large treed yard with in-ground pool!  This home won't last long.  Full listing at

627 Manchester Road, Kitchener - $775,000

Don't miss this custom, German-built, quality executive home located on a quiet court, and backing onto protected greenspace! This 3+2 bedroom, 4 bathroom bungaloft with a finished walk-out basement is loaded with character, and located in a quiet neighbourhood on a large lot & is centrally located-only minutes to Highway 7, public transit, schools, & all amenities. Full listing:

312 Snyder's Road E, Baden - $1,199,900

Nicely appointed bungalow on 1.3 acres. Huge addition on back of home with 3500 sqft + shop - this shop has it all - you won't find cleaner! Full listing at

16 Isabella Street, St. Jacobs - $3,500,000

4.15 Acre Development Parcel in gorgeous St. Jacobs. Phase 1 & 2 completed. Noise and traffic studies done. Numerous site development plans rendered and available. 10 bedroom, 14 bathroom home/Inn is in excellent condition along with numerous outbuildings. Options for this property are endless. See full details at


What's Happening in Our Region:

Canada's Greatest Bavarian Festival is coming to Kitchener-Waterloo October 6-14th!  This second-largest Oktoberfest in the world features 9 days of festivities throughout KW.  For more information on venues, tickets and schedules visit

If you are looking for a family activity, don't forget about the Thanksgiving Day Parade on Monday October 9th, starting at 8:30 am.  

What a Buyer is Thinking While Viewing Your Home
Ask any good salesperson for an effective selling technique and he’ll probably say something like, “Understand the buyer. Try to figure out what she’s thinking.”

That’s good advice for you to consider when you’re putting your home up for sale. You need to imagine what a buyer might be thinking while viewing your property, so you can prepare your home more effectively for that sale.

Here are some things buyers may be wondering:

  • Is this the type of home we’re looking for? Does it have the ideal number of bedrooms, etc.?
  • Are the rooms spacious enough for our needs?
  • Are there any repairs or other maintenance issues that need to be addressed?
  • How old is the property? Is there anything major, such as a furnace, that will need to be replaced soon?
  • What is the neighbourhood like? Will we be happy living in this area? Is it safe?
  • Is this home going to fit our lifestyle? Is there an area for the kids to play? Is there ample room for entertaining? Is the dining room large enough for dinner with family and relatives?

Of course, these are only a few of the many questions a buyer may have while viewing your home.

The more you can anticipate these questions and prepare your home accordingly, the better the chances that you’ll sell it quickly and for a good price.

For example, remember that clutter will make a room appear smaller. So, make sure to de-clutter your home – especially the smaller spaces and cupboards.

If your house is in a desirable neighbourhood, create a list of area features (i.e. local parks, access to public transit, walking paths, etc.) to help buyers appreciate the value of living there.

Basically, when you’re preparing your home for sale, think like a prospective buyer!

Need help? Call today.

Smart Packing Tips for Moving Day
The last thing you need after a long moving day is to discover that a valuable item was damaged. That’s certain to dampen your spirits when you’re just getting settled into your new home. Here are some packing tips to help ensure that doesn’t happen:
  • Avoid worn-out or damaged boxes as they are more likely to tear open during a move.
  • Pack glass and similar items in bubble wrap or foam chips – but not too tightly. Include just enough to ensure there’s no rattling.
  • Use small boxes for heavier items. A big box of books is difficult to lift. (Experts say a box shouldn’t weigh more than 50 lbs.)
  • Use anti-static packing materials for sensitive electronics, such as computers, cameras, and flash-drives.
  • Purchase specialty packaging for items such as dishes, musical instruments, and valuable clothing. It’s worth the investment.
  • Don’t pack a box so full that there’s a bulge.
  • Wind and tie electrical cords.

Finally, if possible, personally carry irreplaceable items (such as family photographs) with you to your new home.

When to Consider a Less-Than-Ideal Home
Obviously, when you’re searching for a new home, you want to find one that is ideal. It should be your next dream home. However, sometimes it pays to consider at least some properties that don’t meet all your criteria. After all, you never know whether one of them is actually your next dream home - in disguise!
Say you’re looking for a home with a beautiful kitchen - the kind you envy on TV cooking shows. Then, you view a property that has everything you need - except that big kitchen.

Ask yourself these questions:

1. Can you fix it?
Perhaps some redecorating or a renovation can turn that so-so kitchen into one you’ve always wanted. Take some time to imagine the possibilities.

2. Can you live with it?
The kitchen might not have everything you want. It may be smaller than you’d hoped. But, can you make it work? Can you compromise a little given that the home has so many of the other features you want? Perhaps you can live with a smaller kitchen - that still looks great.

If you need help considering the possibilities and understanding your options, call today.
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