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Residential Market Update for March 2019

Residential Market Update for March 2019 The video below highlights the housing market statistics for March 2019, as provided by the Windsor Essex County Association of Realtors®. As you can see, the average sale price increased by 18.71% in comparison from this time last year. Also, new residential listings is up from March 2018. Watch the video below for more statistics about our market.   If you're looking to buy a home or sell your own, and are in need of a Realtor®, contact me today and let my years of experience guide you on your home buying or selling journey.

CREA Welcomes Focus on Housing in Budget

CREA Welcomes Focus on Housing in Budget The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) welcomes the various measures in Budget 2019 that will help address housing affordability and provide meaningful support for Canadians.  REALTORS® have been advocating on behalf of millennials and others who aspire to homeownership but are struggling to reach their goal amid a challenging environment. CREA commends the Government of Canada for supporting homeownership by: launching the first-time home buyer incentive program; increasing the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) withdrawal limit from $25,000 to $35,000; extending the use of the HBP to those going through a marital breakdown as well as other measures to support housing supply and affordability. “Millennials are passionate about owning their own home, but many are worried they will never be able to because of higher home prices and tougher mortgage qualifying rules,” said Barb Sukkau, CREA’s President. “REALTORS® have been advocating for the modernization of the HBP and are pleased…

Home. It's Who We Are at Royal LePage

Home. It's Who We Are at Royal LePage At Royal LePage, we help you find your perfect home in the ideal neighbourhood. We help you find everything you are looking for so that you can call it your dream home. We ensure to use the most innovative technology designed just for you to help you find your future home. We live and work in the same communities as you, and so we enjoy helping our neighbours too!   For the reasons above, I want to express how grateful I am to be working at a brokerage like Royal LePage Binder in Windsor and Essex County. I can help you find your dream home in a neighbourhood you admire. Using some of the resources found on my site, you can receive a complimentary new listing notification so that you can be notified everytime a new listing comes out that fits within your budget. Or, if you are interested in selling, I can provide a Home Evaluation for FREE!  Let my experience and passion for real estate help you on your next move. Contact me today!

5 Thrifty DIY Fix-Ups to Help Sell Your Home

5 Thrifty DIY Fix-Ups to Help Sell Your Home When preparing your home for the market, it’s great to know there are some relatively inexpensive improvements that can make a big impact with buyers. A few well-placed pieces of décor and a clutter-free home are simple things you can do on a budget to bump up interest in your home. Once the fundamentals of a well-maintained home are taken care of, these easy initiatives can seal the deal.   Clear the decks. Counter space is extremely important for buyers. Be sure to store kitchen and bathroom items off the counters. Purchase storage baskets in several different sizes to help you clear the decks in a hurry and minimize clutter. Brighten up storage spaces. Closets and cupboard space are important selling features. You can make the most of what you have by purging unused items and painting a light colour inside cupboards and closets. Adding battery-operated lighting is also an inexpensive way to brighten a dark closet. Replace interior room doors. Quickly and inexpensively brighten hallways…

What To Do Before You Move

What To Do Before You Move Your movers or moving vehicle rental: It's a good idea to obtain estimates from several moving companies. The estimate will depend on whether the movers pack everything or just the breakables, or whether you want to do all the packing yourself. Think about getting an appraisal on your expensive items so you can insure them for your move. To save costs, consider renting a moving van or truck and arranging for your friends and family to help you pack. Don't forget to read the fine print for mileage allowances and fuel surcharges. Your utilities - if you own your present home: Arrange to have your gas, water, and electricity meters read on the day you leave. Have the bills forwarded to your new address. Have your oil tank read and filled before your sale closes and, if required, give the receipt to your legal professional. Arrange for the water heater and furnace rental agreements to be transferred to the purchaser. Disconnect your telephone, cable TV, and water softener. Your agreements…

Q3 2018 Windsor-Essex County Real Estate Market Statistics

Q3 2018 Windsor-Essex County Real Estate Market Statistics The numbers are in for the third quarter of 2018 (July 1st to September 30th, 2018) for real estate in Windsor and Essex County, and they show that the market for homes in Windsor-Essex continues to be very strong. When we look at the figures for this quarter compared to the same time period in 2017, we see that that while the number of homes sold and listings have decreased, the average sale price has increased significantly. The number of residential listings is down 5% compared to the third quarter of last year, while the number of homes sold is down 3%. The lower number of sales can be attributed to the smaller available inventory of homes for sale in Windsor and Essex County rather than a lack of demand. The great demand for real estate in this region can be seen in the 16% increase in the average sales price of a home, which now sits at $306,269.00 compared to $255,947 in 2017. Homes continue to attract multiple offers thanks to high demand and fewer listings, allowing sellers to…

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