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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May is finally here and things are starting to brighten up!

The market seems to have been delayed this year, seemingly caused by a winter that just won’t quit!  

April saw 913 residential properties listed, a decrease of 6.9% versus the same month last year. There were 623 Sales, up only about 1.1% and active listings at the end of the month were sitting at 884, down 6.1%. These numbers are evidence of the listing delay we have been contending with.   

With the warmer weather we are anticipating an increase in activity so if you are planning a move it's not too late.

If you have any questions about what’s happening in the market, be sure to give me a call. I’d be happy to give you an update.

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-april2019/

 

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 $1,245,900

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

Lot 49 Pondcliffe Court, Kitchener - $1,599,900

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.

760 Cedar Bend Drive, Waterloo - $1,249,900

Million dollar views at this Laurelwood executive home!  Backing onto protected greenspace with an inground pool, this custom built Deutschmann Construction luxury home is sure to impress!  Boasting over 4600 sq of space, this stunning 3+1 bed/5 bath home with bonus upper level loft (potential 4th bedroom) features: premium floor plan, main floor office/living room, formal dining room with tray ceiling, crown molding and double-sided fireplace.  Designer kitchen with granite, large centre island, stainless appliances and butler's panty.  Incredible 2 storey great room with soaring ceilings, gas fireplace and large windowls allowing for stunning views of the pond and greenspace.  A powder room and main floor laundry/mud room complete the main level.  The upper level features a sophisticated master suite with walk-in closet and 5-piece spa-like ensuite with jacuzzi tub, glass shower and large walk-in closet.  2 more spacious bedrooms each with their own ensuite and a bonus upper level loft.  Finished basement with a large re coom, bedroom and 3-piece bath complete this home.  Hardwood flooring/tile throuhgout the main level, designer light fixtures and potlights, oversized windows, eased edges and so much more!  Step outside into the backyard oasis complete with inground pool, composite deck with glass panel railing and stunning views of the 750 acres of Conservation Land with walking trails.  Close to top rated school- Abraham Erb SP, Vista Hills PS and Sir John A Macdonald as well as shopping, trails, Universities, YMCA and library. https://youriguide.com/760_cedar_bend_dr_waterloo_on

905 Fung Place, Kitchener - $949,900

Spectacular estate home in the prestigious Edgewater Estates - this home has it all!  Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this custom built 4+2 bed/4 bath home is loaded with upgrades, boasts over 4000 sf of luxurious living space and features: grand 2-storey foyet, well-appointed principal rooms, formal living/dining room and a luxurious family room with custom buillt-ins, coffered ceilings and ledgestone fireplace surround.  a designer kitchen with large centre island, granite count tops, backsplash and stainless appliances.  A powder room and mudroom with custom built-ins completes the main level.  The upper level features a sophisticated master suite with oversized walk-in closet and a 5-piece spa like ensuite with soaker tub, glass shower and 2 vanities.  3 more spacious bedrooms and a 5-piece main bath complete this level.  The newly finished basement wired for surround sound offers a large rec room with modern laminate flooring, 2 additional bedrooms, a 3-piece bathroom.  Additional upgrades include hand-scraped maple hardwood and tile throughout the main level, pot lights, California shutters, oversized windows and rg6/cat 5 wiring trhoughout. Step out into a backyard oasis with large cedar deck and timber-framed gazebo, mature trees, and manicured gardens.  Premium location - close to schools, shopping, Chicopee Ski Hill, highway, trails and within walking distance to the Grand River. https://youriguide.com/905_fung_pl_kitchener_on

519 Winterburg Walk - $949,900

Prepare to be impressed by this dream home!  Spectacular executive bungaloft with a fully finished basement backing greenspace in the desirable Clair Hills.Offering 4400+ sq ft of professionally designed & newly renovated living space, this 4 bed/4 bath home is loaded with upgrades & high end finishes throughout & features: dramatic formal living/dining room w/ 18' ceilings, designer Chervin kitchen with oversized centre island, granite/quartz counters, backsplash, stainless appliances & more.  Sophisticated 2-storey great room with gas fireplace & custom built-in surround.  Luxurious main floor master suite offers spectacular views of the protected greenspace behind & features a custom California closet & 5-piece ensuite.  Completing the main level is a bedroom/office, 2-piece bath, laundry & mud room.  Upper level loft offers 2 more bedrooms, 4 piece bath & sitting area. Finished lower level includes a rec room with gas fireplace, built-in wet bar, bedroom/craft room & a 2-piece bath.  Recent updates in this home were designed by renowned Interior Designer David Boyes.  Professionally landscaped yard complete with patio, built-in shed & views of the lush, protected greenspace.  Fantastic neighbourhood, close to schools, U of W, WLU, shopping, Stork Family YMCA/Library & all popular amenities. https://youriguide.com/519_winterburg_walk_waterloo_on

704 Zurich Drive, Waterloo - $849,900

Stunning & elegantly stated, in the sought-after neighbourhood of Clair Hills! This 3+1 bed/4 bath home features 3000+ SF of beautiful living space with modern finishes throughout including a gourmet kitchen w/ granite counter tops, backsplash, large centre island and over-sized sliders providing panoramic views! Enjoy entertaining in the formal living/dining room, or the spacious family room w/ soaring, vaulted ceilings & gas fireplace! Additional living space in the fully finished walk-out basement with additional bedroom and built-in bar area. Relax in the lovely fenced-in backyard with a large raised deck. Fantastic family neighbourhood close to schools, U of W & WLU, shopping, Stork Family YMCA/library, & all popular amenities. Don’t miss your chance to own this one-of-a kind dream home! https://youriguide.com/704_zurich_dr_waterloo_on

604 New Hampshire Street, Waterloo - $779,900

This recently updated home is located on an oversized lot in the desirable Eastbridge neighbourhood and offers a backyard oasis complete with inground salt water pool.  Offering 3+1 beds and 4 bathrooms, this home boasts over 3000 sq ft of finished living space and features: a bright and spacious open-concept layout including a formal living room with tray ceiling, dining room, luxurious great room with vaulted ceiling and oversized windows and a recently updated designer kitchen complete with quartz counter tops, new stainless appliances and backsplash.  Upstairs is a master suite complete with a feature wall, walk-in closet and a gorgeous ensuite.  Relax or entertain in the landscaped backyard with a heated inground pool, concrete patio and beautiful gardens  Excellent location, just steps away from schools, minutes to the University of Waterloo and Wilfred Laurier, walking trails, RIM Park, Grey Silo Golf Course, Conestoga Mall and the highway. https://youriguide.com/604_new_hampshire_st_waterloo_on

147 TImber Trail Ridge, Elmira - $599,900

Stunning former model home! Located in the desirable South Parkwood neighbourhoood, this bright and spacious 2+2 bedroom semi-detached bungalow is better than new.  This fully loaded home features modern finishes and upgrades throughout including: 9' main floor ceilings, modern tile and wood floors, designer kitchen with granite counter tops, large centre island, premium stainless appliances, backsplash and a spacious eating area.  The sophisticated great room is finished with a tray ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows and a dramatic fireplace with stone detailing and barn board mantle.  The luxurious main floor master suite offers a spa-like ensuite with soaker tub and glass shower.  An additional bedroom, 2-piece bathroom and a mud/laundry room complete the main level.  The bright and spacious lower level offers oversized windows, 2 additional bedrooms, a large rec room with built-in bar and a 3-piece bath.  Finished top to bottom with upgrades including pot lights, designer light fixtures, smart home automation and speakers throughout.  Located in the desirable small-town of Elmira, this home is close to walking trails, parks, all amenities and quick highway access. https://youriguide.com/147_timber_trail_road_elmira_on

215 Black Walnut Place, Kitchener - $599,900

Unique and rarely offered property!  Magnificent cottage living on a highly desirable cul-de-sac in Pioneer Park.  This 3+1 bed/3 bath bungalow with finished walk-out lower level boasts over 2,800 sf of finished living space and offers the lifestyle of country living with the convenience of being centrally located.  Featuring: a formal living room with bay window, cozy family room with fireplace and sliders to the yard and eat-in kitchen offering more spectacular views of the yard.  A master suite with 2-piece ensuite, 2 additional bedrooms and a 4-piece main bath complete the main level.  The lower level offers an abundance of living space with a large rec room with fireplace and walk-out to the yard, family room with kitchenette, 4th bedroom, den 4-piece bath and large laundry area.  Step out into a true backyard oasis backing the beautiful and tranquil protected Tilt's Bush.  Enjoy the wildlife known to frequent this greenspace with creek, that few get to experience in the city.  Premium location, only minutes ot the 401, Conestoga College, shopping, parks, schools and all amenities. https://youriguide.com/215_black_walnut_pl_kitchener_on

310-42 Bridgeport Road E, Waterloo - $519,900

This condo has it all!  Spectacular 2 bed + den, 2 full bath, 1104 sq ft condo with 2 owned underground parking spaces at "The 42" is now available for sale!  This well-appointed loft style unit offers the perfect blend of modern, upscale condo living with a maintenance-free urban lifestyle that is within walking distance of the very best Uptown Waterloo has to offer.  This chic and contemporary condo features: a bright and spacious layout, soaring 10' ceilings, stunning floor-to-ceiling windows, modern kitchen with quartz countertops, backsplash & stainless appliances.  Formal living and dining space. Luxurious master suite with feature wall accent, custom walk-in closet with built-ins and a 4-piece ensuite.  An additional spacious bedroom, 3-piece bath, a generous sized den complete and in-suite laundry complete this stylish condo.  Enjoy the morning sun and views of the city on the extensive 187 sq ft east facing balcony that can be accessed from the 2 bedrooms and living room.  Designer light fixtures, quartz counter tops and freshly painted throughout.  Plenty of storage in the 3 walk-in closets and bonus locker.  Enjoy the convenience of modern amenities such as the fitness centre, lounge/party room, or the outdoor patio/garden. Quiet building and premium location - close proximity to restaurants, shopping, LRT, public transit, Universities, highway access and so much more. https://youriguide.com/42_bridgeport_rd_w_waterloo_on

535 Windjammer Way, Waterloo - $599,800

Located only steps away from top rated schools Lester B.Pearson and St. Luke, this NEWLY RENOVATED 3 bedroom, 4 bath Cook Home in desirable Eastbridge is now for sale! Offering 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 vaulted 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-piece 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. https://youriguide.com/vg2te_535_windjammer_way_waterloo_on


Coming Soon:

30 Sandcliffe Place, Waterloo

This fantastic 4+1 bedroom /  4 bathroom home with a finished basement will be coming to the market soon!  Located on a quiet and mature court in the desirable Westvale neighbourhood, this home is located on an oversized lot with mature trees, and is centrally located to all amenities.

What's Happening in Our Region:

Bring a blanket or your favourite hoodie and head uptown! Gather around the campfire with friends and neighbours for music, food, fire, and more!

https://www.explorewaterlooregion.com/events-calendar/listing.php?id=736

Should You Buy the “Less Than Perfect” Home?

 
 
When you’re shopping for a new home, you want to find a property that has all the features and characteristics you want. Perhaps you’re looking for a large deck surrounded by picturesque landscaping, a beautiful kitchen with gleaming marble countertops, or a cozy living room with a fireplace.

You should be looking for the ideal home. You deserve it! But some home buyers become fixated on finding the “perfect” property, and pass too quickly on those homes that don’t quite measure up.

That can be a mistake, because some of those less-than-perfect properties have the potential to become your next dream home.

First, a home that is lacking some desirable features will probably cost less. Those savings may be more than enough to cover any needed upgrades or renovations.

Secondly, if you look at a home in terms of its potential, rather than the features it happens to have now, there will be more properties available on the market for you to consider.

If you’re determined to have a large wrap-around deck for entertaining, for example, don’t cross homes off your list that don’t have this feature. At least not yet. Instead, view these properties with an eye on potential. Is the backyard big enough to accommodate a large deck? How would that deck look if it were added to this particular property? How much would such a renovation cost?

There’s no doubt about it. You want to find a home that has the features and characteristics you want. If you work with me, there is a good chance you’ll find a property that has most, if not all of them.

But, keep an open mind. Sometimes a “diamond in the rough” can - with an upgrade or renovation - become a home you’ll treasure for years.

 

Pack Your Memories Away

 
 
Items that remind us of special people, events, milestones and interests are an important part of what makes a house a home. Pictures on the fireplace mantle, for example, showcase family and friends that are important to us. You might also have trophies, certificates, greeting cards, and other mementos on display in key places.

Of course, all of those things add warmth and meaning to your home. However, if you’re preparing your home for sale, it’s a good idea to pack those memories away - at least until you’ve sold your property and moved to your new home. Why? Those pleasant mementos that mean so much to you may actually turn off potential buyers.

You see, when buyers view your property, they want to be able to clearly picture themselves and their families living there. That’s difficult to do if they see reminders of your family everywhere they look!

So, to help sell your home quickly, make it look great, but not personalized. Think of the showroom displays you see set up in furniture stores. Those displays are most appealing when they enable you to easily picture yourself, with that furniture, in your home. You probably wouldn’t feel that way if it looked like the furniture belonged to someone else.

Of course, buyers will know you currently live in your home. But, helping them imagine themselves living there will help you sell your property faster - and possibly for a better price.

Need more tips on preparing your home for sale? Call today!

 

Creating Quiet In a (Sometimes) Noisy Home

 
 
Does your spouse like to practice the drums in the evening? Does your teenager like to play video games, with the volume turned up high? Are there other sources of noise you’d like to minimize?

There are many ways to soundproof areas of your home to reduce noise. Here are some ideas:

  • Furniture placement. Surprisingly, where you place furniture can dramatically reduce incoming noise. For example, a bookshelf that covers one third of a wall can muffle sound from an adjoining room by 25%.
  • Noise harmonization techniques. Soft music, air fans, and other sources of rhythmic noises can actually reduce the unpleasantness of incoming sounds.
  • Area rugs. Adding an area rug, even on top of existing carpeting, can significantly reduce noise coming from the floor below.
  • Acoustic tiles and panels. These are special ceiling tiles and wall coverings that are designed to diffuse and reduce sound infiltration. There are some products on the market that are remarkably easy to install.
 

Notable, Quotable, Quotes!

“Life is a great canvas - throw all the paint on it you can.”
Danny Kaye

“Well done is better than well said.”
Benjamin Franklin

“When the wind blows, some people build walls. Others build windmills.”
Peter Hawkins

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