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The busy real estate season seems to have been delayed this year. Likely due to winter not wanting to quit!

At the end of May we finally saw some warmer days and I think the sun even came out once or twice, and did that ever unleash pent up buyer demand. Home sales picked up with 694 sales in May, up 11% versus April, and the average home price was up 10.6 % versus the same month in 2018 to $534,348.

We're still seeing a high demand for homes so if you are thinking about making a move, it's not too late.


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:


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.

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:  Want to see pictures of finished homes and previous model homes?  Check out our gallery:

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!


Coming Soon:

320 Deerfoot Trail, Waterloo

Custom-built executive home in Carriage Crossing.  This 4 bedroom/3 bathroom home is fully loaded with high end finishes and features in indoor hockey rink and a stunning backyard oasis complete with a salt water pool, water feature and hot tub.  More details are coming soon!

320 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!

547 Manchester Road, Kitchener

Completely updated 3 bedroom/2 bathroom bungalow in the desirable neighbourhood of Rosemount. More details are coming soon!



What's Happening in Our Region:

Canada Day is a little more than a week away, and various event organizers are busy preparing some pretty spectacular celebrations!  If you are looking for a place to celebrate Canada's 152nd birthday, here are only a few of the local options:




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

How To Make Your Home Sale “Smooth Sailing”

If you’ve ever been on a cruise ship, you know that rough waters can result in a miserable experience. Even on modern ships equipped with stabilizers, choppy seas and bad weather can leave you stuck below deck - and possibly sea sick!

In fact, the expression “smooth sailing” comes from a desire for calm waters.

When you sell your property, you’ll want smooth sailing too! You’ll want the experience to be as nondisruptive as possible, while also having plenty of qualified buyers interested in your listing. In the end, you’ll want the transaction to get done without a hitch.

So how do you ensure that happens? Here are some things you can do to help:

Think of your home as a product. Potential buyers are more likely to become interested in a product that looks clean, uncluttered and well-maintained.

Price it right. If your property is listed too high, potential buyers won’t come. If it’s listed too low, you may leave money on the table. (Potentially thousands.) Setting the price will be one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make when selling your home.

Don’t be there during showings. As your real estate agent, I will take buyers through your property and show them all the great features. If you’re there, some buyers may not feel comfortable and may leave before they have had a chance to become interested.

Be flexible. This is especially important, when it comes to showing appointments, negotiations, home inspections, closing dates, etc. It’s okay to be firm on some things, just not everything!

The best tip of all? Use me as your real estate agent and I will make the entire experience of selling your home trouble-free and successful.

In other words, let me help make it smooth sailing!


Simplifying Your Home Life

Let’s face it. Life can get complicated, complex and stressful very easily. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to simplify your life, especially at home. Here are some tips from the experts:
  • Don’t be ruled by the TV guide. Instead, select the shows you want to watch and record them. That way, you can watch what you want at the times that are most convenient for you.
  • Prepare some meals in advance and freeze them. Simply heat them up as needed. That will reduce a lot of after-work, “gotta-get-dinner-ready” stress.
  • Create a weekly dinner menu. It takes some time to prepare, but it allows you to shop effectively, and greatly reduces the stress of figuring out what to cook each day.
  • Don’t accumulate stuff you don’t want or need. Give those things away.
  • Simplify your cleaning by dividing tasks into 10 minute chunks (such as vacuuming the living room.) Then, fit those tasks in whenever you have 10 minutes to spare.
  • To avoid clutter, adopt the “touch it once” rule, which simply means you put things where they belong right away.
  • Limit the time you and others in your family spend checking emails and text messages. Consider having an hour or two of “no screen” time each evening.
  • Develop healthy routines, such as evening walks and family board game night.

These are just a few ideas. If you want to simplify your home life, you can probably brainstorm several other strategies and habits you can try. The idea is to make your home an enjoyable place to be - for you and your family.


Flexible Dumpsters for Home Renos

New synthetic fabric dumpsters offer a flexible method of holding and disposing of renovation waste - without the need to order a large and unsightly metal bin that sits on your front lawn or driveway for weeks on end.

The industry calls them FIBC’s, or Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers, but they’re more commonly known as big bags, bulk bags, bagsters and super sacks.

These durable trash containers can be purchased and taken home (or delivered) for indefinite use, then picked up for a preset fee when full.

When the bag is picked up, another bag is dropped off. Available through specialty suppliers or through some home renovation stores, these “soft bins” are easy to move when empty, and they take up much less space than large metal dumpsters. They also take much less time to fill up, so you’ll have a tidier renovation site and less of an eyesore on your property.


Notable, Quotable, Quotes!

“Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth... tame the dragon and the gift is yours.”
Noela Evans

“Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.”
Publilius Syrus

“You have not lived a perfect day unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”
Ruth Smeltzer

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