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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2018 proved to be a consolidation year. Buyers and Sellers were more evenly matched vs the two previous years. Buyers were not chasing homes and tended to have a more conservative approach to purchasing. Homes still sold quickly at an average of only 24 days on the market (vs 19 days in 2017) and there were 11.1% fewer homes sold in 2018 (5823) versus 2017 (6549) however, the average price was very consistent from February to December of 2018 and resulted in the average price of all homes sold in 2018 ($483,537) up 3.4% versus 2017 ($467,549).

We're only a few weeks into 2019 and we are starting to see a very strong start to the year. If you are considering this spring as a time to sell now is the time to start planning. 

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 overall in 2018: https://elitere.ca/kitchener-waterloo-real-estate-blog-2018/

 

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 is almost ready to open!  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 - $1,395,000

Executive home with finished walk-out lower level backing greenspace 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 inground pool.  Lanters, a natural gas fire pit and extensive landscaping complete the backyard oasis.  Oversized 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

538 Windjammer Way, Waterloo - $649,900

Stunning, 3+1 bed/3 bath family home located in the Eastbridge offering 2000+ sq ft of beautifully finished living space.   A spacious foyer introduces you to a bright and spacious layout including: hardwood/porcelain tile throughout the main level, a modern kitchen with backsplash, granite counters and a large dinette with sliders to the yard.  Spacious living room and dining room with vaulted ceilings makes this the perfect space to entertain in. Upstairs offes a master suite with walk-in closet and ensuite and 2 more bedrooms all with hardwood flooring.  Also upstairs is a large family bathroom and a bonus family room. An additional bedroom can be found in the partially finished basement.The fully-fenced yard is complete with composite deck, a large concrete patio.  and mature trees making this extra deep backyard the perfect retreat.  Excellent location - steps from Lester B Pearson and St. Luke Catholic School, and minutes to universities, trails, RIM Park, Grey Silo Golf Course, Conestoga Mall and Highway.

301 Mayview Crescent, Waterloo - $425,000

Charming semi-detached home on a quiet street in Lakeshore North!  This 3 bed/2 bath home is situated on an over-sized lot backing onto parkland and features: carpet-free main floor, updated modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops, under mount sink, modern lighting, backsplash, dinette area with additional storage and desk, and sliders to the yard.Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, all carpet free and a 4 piece bathroom. The finished basement provides additional living space with a large rec room with wood burning fireplace, and a 2 piece bathroom.  Enjoy the fully-fenced yard complete with a deck and shed.  This home's proximity to schools, both universities, walking trails, parks, shopping, public transit and highway makes it the perfect location.

Coming Soon:

51 Cayley Court, Kitchener

This fantastic 4+1 bed/4 bath backsplit situated on an over-sized lot in the desirable Rockway neighbourhood is coming to market soon!  This family home offers many recent updates, a finished basement and a premium location steps from Rockway Golf Course, YMCA and the expressway.

118-404 King Street W, Kitchener

Spectacular one bedroom suite in the trendy Kaufman lots will soon be available to rent!  Located right in the heart of the "Innovation District", this stunning west-facing loft with a beautiful interior features a bright, spacious open concept layout, polished concrete floors, soaring ceilings, granite counter with under-mount sink and island.  Walking distance to the Tannery, School of Pharmacy Sun Life, public transit an assortment of shops, pubs, clubs, cafes and other popular amenities.  In-suite laundry, 1 parking space and a landscaped roof-top terrace with BBQ.  Location, style and convenience make this a perfect rental!

710 Zurich Drive, Waterloo

Personal home of a renowned interior designer is coming soon to the desirable neighbourhood of Clair Hills! This stunning 3+1 bedroom/ 4 bath executive home features countless upgrades and quality designer finishes including: custom kitchen with granite, great room with soaring vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace, luxurious master suite with a walk-in dressing room and a spa-like ensuite. Also featuring a fully finished walk-out lower level and overlooking green space. Relax in the backyard oasis complete with raised deck, pond, iron fencing, feature lighting and professionally designed landscaping. Contact us today for more details!

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!

2-875 University Avenue E, Waterloo

Prestigious Grand Bluffs executive townhome! 2 bed/3 bath condo only steps from the Grand River, RIM Park and Grey Silo Golf Club.  This stunning 2-storey unit features high quality upgrades and finishes including a custom kitchen with granite counters, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, upper level family room, and a luxurious master suite with walk-in closet and spa-like ensuite with glass shower. Contact us today for more details!

What's Happening in Our Region:

Skate Night is Date Night!

Looking for something fun to do on a Saturday night this winter? Head out to the Uptown Rink at the Waterloo Public Square for a romantic evening of skating, music and warm drinks. Each evening features a live performance!

  • Friday Jan. 25, 2018 - 7-9 p.m.
  • Friday Feb. 22, 2018 - 7-9 p.m.

Don't have skates? Don't let that stop you! Skates are available for rent at McPhail's Cycle and Sports in UpTown Waterloo.

4 Ways to Make the Home Hunting Process Easier

 
 
Shopping for a new home can be intimidating. With so many things to do and think about, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some good tips for making the home hunting process a lot easier and much less stressful.

1. Get your mortgage arranged in advance.
You don’t want to find the ideal home on the market, only to face problems arranging a suitable mortgage. You might end up losing the opportunity. So, make mortgage arrangements in advance by getting “pre-approved”. With that pre-approval, you can shop for a new home with confidence.

2. Clearly define the kind of home you want, and the neighbourhood you want to live in.
You can’t view every home that’s on the market. If you try, you’ll burn yourself out! So, write down a clear description of the kind of home you want. How many bedrooms? Big kitchen? Pool? 

Don’t forget to include the neighbourhood. Upscale? Close to downtown? Lots of trees and parks? Urban and close to shopping and theatres?

With this information, we can quickly create a shortlist of properties that meet your criteria.

3. Take good notes.
After viewing a few homes, you may easily start to forget the details. Was it the first property that had the large elm tree in the backyard or was that the fourth property you saw? If you take good notes, you’ll be better able to make decisions later on about which homes to shortlist.

4. Take care of yourself, and your family.
Eat right. Pace yourself. Don’t try to view too many homes in one evening or on one Saturday afternoon.

Want more ideas for finding the perfect home? Call today!

 

Light Your Way to a Faster Sale

 
 
Remember the last time you visited an upscale furniture showroom? The furniture and fixtures on display probably looked great. The colours and textures jumped out at you. It was a feast for the eyes!

There is a good reason why: Lighting.

Of course, the quality of the products has a lot to do with how appealing they look when on display. But smart retailers know that proper lighting is key to making those products look their best. In fact, some retailers even hire lighting consultants!

What does this have to do with selling your home quickly, and for the best price?

Obviously, when showing your property to potential buyers, you want your home to look its very best. Proper lighting can be a big help.

When preparing your home for sale, review the lighting in each room and make sure the space is sufficiently well lit. You want the lighting to be strong enough to prevent dark or shadowy areas, yet not so strong that it’s uncomfortable for the eyes.

Pay particular attention to traditionally dark areas, such as the garage and closets. Make sure those areas are bright too.

If you have a viewing scheduled during the day, take advantage of natural light through windows. Open the curtains!

Finally, one of the most important areas is the foyer. Always make sure the entrance has sufficient lighting. 

Want more ideas for preparing your home for sale? Call today.

 

Doorways to Better Living Spaces

 
 
When people renovate or remodel a room, they almost always overlook the door. However, changing the style of an interior door, or adding a new one, can dramatically change the look of a living space - often for the better.

Although the most common type of door is the traditional solid 6-panel door, there are many other choices available. Want to add light and a greater sense of space to a room? Consider a door with glass panels. Do you have an interior door that gets in the way when opened? Change it to a bi-fold door, which cuts the distance of the swing in half.

There are also specialty doors that are designed to block noise, and sliding doors that tuck neatly into the wall when opened.

Interior doors are typically much less expensive than their exterior counterparts. So, making the decision to upgrade or add a door to a room is an affordable design option.

Visit a door showroom and explore the possibilities.

 

Notable, Quotable, Quotes!

“Home is not where you live, but where they understand you.”
Christian Morgenstern

“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.”
Ray Kroc

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
John Wooden

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