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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Now that the holidays are over and we're back into a somewhat regular routine, we've finally been able to catch up on the news. We weren't surprised to see that our local real estate market made front page news recently. Did you know that house prices in the Waterloo region increased faster than any other community in Canada in the last three months of 2017?

According to the article, the aggregate price of a home in the region increased 24.6 per cent year-over-year to $490,271 in the fourth quarter.

Nationally, the price of a home increased 10.8 per cent year-over-year to $626,042 in the quarter. 

Those are impressive numbers and we look forward to seeing how our local market plays out in 2018. We already received multiple offers on our very first listing of the year after just one day on the market, so the year is definitely starting off strong.

In case you hadn’t guessed, real estate is our passion and we love to talk about it! Please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail us if you have any questions. We'd love to hear from you!

Facebook! Have You Liked Our Team Page Yet?

UPDATE: We have another great giveaway coming up so be sure to like our page!  We'd hate for you to miss out on the fun and free stuff!!  Our team Facebook page is a great place for you to keep informed about the latest news or events in our community, exciting contests or giveaways and sneak peaks into our future and current listings.  If you're not already following us, please take a moment and like our page. 

https://www.facebook.com/thedeutschmannteam/  

Market Report:

Our Team was asked by CTV Kitchener News at the beginning of January to provide some insight on why our local real estate market was so strong in 2017, and why it will continue into this year. Click the link below to view Drew’s feature interview:  

https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/kw-area-real-estate-prices-finish-2017-up-20-1.3747287

 

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: 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

326 Grant Crescent, Waterloo - $1,399,900

Country living in the city! Hidden away towards the end of a cul-de-sac, this magnificent "Old Colonial Acres" Estate home is located in one of Waterloo's most affluent neighbourhoods on a 3/4 acre property.  This stunning American-Dutch Colonial 2-storey offers over 5100 square feet of finished space, has 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and boasts $300,000 in recent updates.  This property offers more things than we can list!  This is truly a home like no other. Check out the full listing: https://youriguide.com/i1t5c_326_grant_crescent_waterloo_on

 

Coming Soon:

15 Maplelawn Drive, St Jacobs

Fantastic 4 bedroom/3 bath home featuring a spacious layout, amazing double staircase, main floor office, approx. 3,500 sq feet of living space and too many upgrades to list them all! You'll LOVE entertaining outdoors with a covered front AND back porch, salt water above-ground pool 🏊, pergola and so much more!

95 Glenvista Drive, Kitchener

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom freehold townhome with garage. Built in 2016. Spacious, open concept 3 -storey design with 1,438 sq ft. All appliances included. Central location close to shopping, restaurants, schools and Highways 8 and 401.

708-223 Erb Street, Waterloo

Enjoy living in the Westmount Grand!  This luxurious 2 bedroom condo features 1,361 sq ft, a balcony and boasts high end finishes throughout. 

 

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. 26, 2018 - 7-9 p.m.
  • Friday Feb. 23, 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.

What to Look For, Room by Room
 
When viewing a home for sale, many buyers look at the property from a “macro” perspective. They ask themselves questions like: “Is it large enough?”; “Are there enough bedrooms?”; “Is it in a nice neighbourhood?” While those questions are important, it also pays to consider a potential new home from a “micro” perspective.

Here are some things to consider:

Living room and family room. Are they large enough to fit all the furniture? Are the rooms conducive to family get-togethers and entertaining? Do you need a separate living room and family room?

Kitchen. Is it important to have enough space to eat comfortably in the kitchen as well as the dining room? Does the kitchen have all the cupboard and other storage space you need? Will your fridge fit?

Bathroom. Is the main floor bathroom uncomfortably small? Does the ensuite bathroom have all the features you desire, such as a large tub and/or separate shower? Do you need double sinks?

Bedrooms. Is the master bedroom large enough to fit the bed and other furniture? Does it have the closet space you need? Are the other bedrooms large enough for your needs? (It’s a good idea to get the measurements of these rooms as it can be difficult to judge measurements during a viewing.)

Storage space. This is particularly important if you’re shopping for a condo. Does the storage space or locker have the space you need?

Closets. Are there enough closets for your needs? Is there a linen closet?

Garage. Homeowners use the garage for more than just cars. If you plan to use this space for storage or hobbies, check that the garage will be suitable for those purposes.

Want more tips on selecting your next dream home? Call today!

Don’t Forget Home Insurance
 
When you’re buying or selling a home, there are so many details to look after that it’s easy to miss something. One thing you don’t want to forget is insurance.

Once your property has sold, you’ll need to contact your insurance company to let them know the date that ownership of your property will be transferred (the “closing date”). They’ll arrange to cancel your insurance once you’re no longer the owner of that property.

If you’ll be taking possession of your new home, and leaving your current property vacant for a period of time, you’ll need to make sure both properties are insured. This may also apply to a condominium even if the unit is completely empty. (Contact your insurance company to ask about continuing liability coverage while discontinuing the insurance on contents.)

When you purchase a new home, don’t leave the insurance to the last minute. Contact your insurance company right away. Make sure they are aware of all the features of the new home that may reduce your premiums, such as alarms, and wired-in smoke detectors.

Things to Check During the Weeks After Moving Day
 
When you purchase a new home, the most exciting day is closing day. That’s the day you take possession of the property and, in most cases, move in. But the process isn’t necessarily over. There are still some important details to take care of in the weeks and months after the move.

For example, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re getting all your mail. Ideally, you will have made arrangements with the post office prior to your move to have your mail redirected to your new address. However, that service will eventually expire. Here’s a tip: Introduce yourself to the new owners of your old property. Ask them if they wouldn’t mind holding any of your mail that has been inadvertently delivered to them and you’ll make arrangements to stop by periodically to pick it up. Chances are, they won’t mind.

Also in the weeks after the move, you should take care of any repairs or other maintenance issues that were identified before you purchased the home. In the busy days leading up to moving day and in the excitement of settling in, these issues are easy to forget. You don’t want them to become bigger issues later on.

notable, quotable... quotes!
 

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
Aristotle

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
Norman Vincent Peale

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.”
James Joyce


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