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 you are having a wonderful summer so far!  We're almost half way through summer, and although we'd typically see a slow down around now, our market is staying strong. Not even the high temperatures are keeping the house hunters away.

In June our average home price stood at $533,619 – an increase of 8.9% vs the same month in 2018. This number was slightly lower than May, but we are definitely sitting at all time highs.  The number of homes sold last month were also up 8.8% versus last June.  

If you are considering a move or just simply have questions about the market, let us know.

We would love 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-june-2019/

 

Featured Listings:

506 Hilltop Lane, St George - $3,750,000

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 $1,245,900

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

320 Deerfoot Trail, Waterloo - $1,325,000

Magnificent former model home with stunning backyard oasis in the highly coveted neighbourhood of Carriage Crossing.  Offering approx. $400,000 of upgrades including an indoor synthetic hockey rink, this executive home is a wonderful blend of traditional family and sophisticated styling.  Finished with distinction and luxury quality in mind, this home is loaded with upgrades and features: gourmet eat-in kitchen with centre island, top of the line appliances, backsplash and butler's pantry with walk-in pantry. Glamorous dining room with tray ceiling and wainscoting.  Great room with coffered ceiling, gas fireplace with stone cast mantle and custom built-ins.  Engineered hardwood and porcelain tile throughout.  Office, powder room and laundry/mud room complete the main level.  Upstairs, a luxurious master suite awaits accented with crown moulding and engineered hardwood and features: walk-through dressing room with custom built-ins, a 5-peice ensuite with tiled glass shower, jacuzzi and double vanity.  3 additional bedrooms and a 5-peice cheater ensuite complete the upper level.  The lower level is perfect for the hockey/skating enthusiast with a synthetic hockey rink.  Step out in the the award-winng outdoor living space complete with a covered porch, inground tiled concrete pool with spa with water feature, natural gas fire pit, eramosa flag stone patio, lighting and irrigation system and 2 sheds.  Premium location - close to area workplaces and universities, RIM park and the Grey Silo Golf Club.  Mins to Farmers Market and connected to trails and pathways.  Quick highway access. https://tours.visualadvantage.ca/6fe4743f/

547 Manchester Road, Kitchener -$699,900

Stunning, updated 3+1 bed bungalow located on a mature lot in the desirable Rosemount.  Offering over 2100sq of elegantly styled space, this home filled with an abundance of natural light provided by the oversized windows and open-concept floor plan.  This lovely home features: designer kitchen with quartz countertops, centre island, backsplash and farmhouse sink.  Spacious dining area and living room with picture window offering views of the tree-lined street.  3 spacious bedrooms and a spa-like bathroom complete the main level.  The lower level offers additional living space with large rec room complete with gas fireplace with shiplap surround, additional bedroom and a modern bathroom.  This carpet-free home has been updated throughout with highly desirable finishes including engineered hardwood, upgraded interior doors and hardware, sliding barn doors, modern light fixtures, pot lights and so much more. Enjoy many years to come with new furnace, newer a/c, all new windows and doors, and updated electrical  Step outside into the oversized private yard complete with large deck, mature trees and detached garage. Fully landscaped with new covered front porch and driveway.  Premium location - close to shopping, schools, parks, steps to walking trails and easy highway access.https://tours.visualadvantage.ca/ff563bfe/

91 Arthur Street S, Elmira - $620,000

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

5 Heather Ave, Cambridge - $499,900

This charming 3+1 bedroom/2 bath bungalow located in a highly desirable area of Hespeler is now available for sale!  This fantastic family home offers a large living room/dining room area with picture window overlooking the tree-lined street, a bright kitchen, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom on the main level.  The lower level offers additional living space with a large rec room, bedroom, laundry and storage area.  Step out into a backyard oasis with a spacious deck and cute shed surrounded by large mature trees and lush gardens.  This well-cared for home offers a newer roof and furnace and so much potential for someone looking to make this their dream home.  Premium location - located on a quiet street in a mature neighbourhood with easy access to schools, parks, trails, shopping and highway 401. https://tours.visualadvantage.ca/2e22efc4/

Coming Soon:

77 Cardinal Street S, Waterloo

Nestled in the heart of Waterloo, this custom built Milla home is a rare find. Offering 3+1 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, this executive home features over 3500 SF of finished living space,  a 2storey great room with gas fireplace and floor to ceiling stone surround, custom built ins, and so much more.  Enjoy the oversized yard backing green space. Premium location, close to everything Uptown Waterloo and Downtown Kitchener offers, trails, parks, schools, and highway.

370 Golf Course Road, Conestogo

Located in the beautiful and desirable Conestogo, this stunning executive home is situated on an over-sized lot backing onto the golf course. More details are coming soon!

 

 

What's Happening in Our Region:

Tis the season for outdoor concerts and festivals!  Here are a few local events you may want to check out this summer:

Kitchener Blues Festival - August 8th-11th. Free event featuring outstanding blues musicians and artists on multiple stages throughout Downtown Kitchener. To see the full line up of musicians visit: https://kitchenerbluesfest.com/

Riverfest in Elora - August 16-18th. Another great year is planned for Riverfest in the small picturesque town of Elora!  See the full list of headliners here: www.riverfestelora.com

5 Things Buyers Hate to See

 
 
When you show your home to prospective buyers, there is probably a long list of things you’re hoping they’ll notice. For example, you’ll want them to see the beautiful chandelier in the foyer or the spacious backyard and large deck, or the kitchen with the island big enough for a whole family to sit down for breakfast.

But what about those things you’re hoping buyers will not notice?

Every home has some features that are less than enticing to the typical buyer. You may not be able to do much about a small kitchen or a home backing onto a noisy main street.

However, there are several things buyers don’t want to see that you can change. Here are five of the most common:

  • Clutter. Closets stuffed full of clothes or rooms crammed with too much furniture are distractions. Clutter of any kind makes buyers feel uneasy - and gets in the way of showcasing the wonderful features of your home.
  • Maintenance issues. Buyers definitely don’t want to see a lot of things that need repairs or replacement, such as dripping faucets, faded or chipped walls, or overgrown lawns and shrubbery.
  • Smells. Of course, you can’t see smells. But buyers will notice the lingering aroma of exotic cooking, cigarette smoke, and pets. These smells may even limit the amount of time they want to spend exploring the home.
  • Personal items. Buyers will understand that a family is living in the home they’re viewing. However, constant reminders - in the form of vacation pictures, trophies, or scattered children’s toys - can make a buyer feel like an intruder.
  • You. It’s nothing personal, but buyers prefer to view your home without you in it.

Fortunately, all these things can be easily dealt with before you show your home.

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

 

How a Home Inspection Helps You

 
 
Whether you’re considering buying a particular home, selling your current property - or doing both - a home inspection can help.

This inspection is conducted by a qualified professional who takes a close look at every aspect of a home - structure, wiring, plumbing, and more - and identifies issues you may not have noticed yourself.

For example, a home inspector can determine that a furnace will need to be replaced soon, or that there is a water leak that needs to be fixed.

You’ll definitely want to get a professional home inspection before you buy a particular property. That’s why most offers to purchase a home are conditional upon passing a home inspection. (The last thing you want is to buy your dream home only to discover that the wiring needs to be updated!)

You may also want to get a home inspection on your own home before you list it for sale. A certificate from a qualified professional that states that your home passed inspection will make your property more attractive to buyers.

Many reputable home inspectors are members of a professional industry association. However, it’s important to note that certification or licensing is not a requirement in many jurisdictions. So, select a home inspector carefully.

Need to find a reputable home inspector? Call me today for a recommendation.

 

Preventing Burglaries Requires More Than Locks and Alarms

 
 
There’s no doubt about it. If you want to keep your home safe from break-ins, you should have good locks on all doors and windows and ideally have an alarm system in place.

But home security doesn’t end with locks and alarms. There are other less obvious ways to keep your home safe. For example:

  • Install exterior lights with a motion detection feature. A light suddenly going on will almost always send a potential intruder away.
  • Look for - and, if possible, eliminate - potential hiding spots around your property. 
  • Always leave some lights on in your home when you’re away for an evening.
  • Never announce that you’re on vacation or otherwise away from your home on social media sites. (Ask your kids not to do this either!)
  • Don’t leave tempting valuables where they can be easily seen through a window.

In addition to good locking systems on doors and windows, simple precautions like these will significantly lower the risk of a break-in.

 

Notable, Quotable, Quotes!

“You can have everything you want...if you help enough other people get what they want!”
Zig Ziglar

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Josh S. Hinds

“I not only use all the brains I have, but all that I can borrow.”
Woodrow Wilson

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