The major Canadian banks announced today that they will be lowering the prime lending rate by .15 basis points to 2.85%.
This move is the follow up to the Bank of Canada lowering the prime rate by .25 basis points last week. It is usual normal practice for the big banks to follow suit to the BOC but this rate change widens the spread or gap. It is an interesting move by the banks and I wonder if this is good for us as consumers or good for them?
Here is the link to the full article for more info.
I do believe the the Canadian housing market will show continued growth over the next year and this rate cut will further help to stimulate that growth.
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January 28, 2015 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: appraisal, assessment, Bank of Canada, banking practices, cibc, cibd, condo, condo buying, condo documents, condo in kitchener, condos in kitchener, home buying, market value, Prime rate, rbc, real estate, Remax, selling your home, tdcanadatrust | Leave a comment
All i have to say is WOW! It was a very busy month in the Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate market.
Here are the numbers…A total of 553 residential properties were sold through the Multiple Listing System (MLS®) in September, marking a new record high for the month on September. Home sales were up 14.3 percent over last year.
On a year-to-date basis 5,210 residential units have sold compared to 5,138 during the same period in 2013.
This confirms my thoughts that due to the traditional slower than usual spring market was pushed into the summer months because of the brutal winter weather we experienced earlier in the year. It also followed up on a very active month of August.
More sales in the higher price ranges in September contributed to an 8.8 percent increase in the average price of a detached home to $385,780 compared to last year. The average price for a condominium was $233,321, an increase of 4.8 percent over September 2013. The average sale price of all residential sales increased 7.7 percent to $338,350 over September 2013.
Residential sales in September included 359 single detached homes (up 15.1% from last September), 48 semi-detached (up 6.7%), 35 townhomes (on par with last year) and 108 condominium units (up 27.1%).
The average price of all residential properties sold year-to-date was $337,661, a 4 percent increase over 2013. The average price of a detached home to the end of the third quarter was $383,885, a 4.3 increase over 2013.
This is fantastic news once again for the Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate Market and we are looking forward to another above average month in October.
If you have any questions on the information above or would like to discuss any of your Real Estate needs whether buying or selling, feel free to give me a call at 519-579-4110 or email direct to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a wonderful month
October 6, 2014 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: cambridge, condo, condo buying, fall market, homes for sale, kitchener, maret update, market update, real estate, realtor, Remax, september, Twin City Realty, waterloo | Leave a comment
With the summer over and September and the school season upon us the real estate market is back in full swing. The summer showed very good sales vs previous years with a total of 567 homes sold. The month of august posted a 9.2% increase in the home sales compared to the same month last year. Homes sales in the month of August were also 9.3% above the 5 year average for the month and were second highest on record compared to August sales in the last 5 years.
Kitchener Waterloo and the entire region continues to be strong. Higher than average sales activity in August and year-to-date speaks volumes about the confidence consumers have in our local economy and home ownership as an investment.
The breakdown of residential sales included 367 single detached homes ( up 4.9% from last year), 42 semi-detached (up 13.5%) 39 townhomes (up 77.3%) and 115 condominium units (up 11.7%). The year to date numbers are up 2.7 percent compared to the five year average with 4648 homes being sold.
If we look at average sale price of all residential homes sold through the Multiple listing service system, there was an increase of 3.9 percent last month to $329,892 compared to August 2013. Single detached homes sold for an average price of $378,251 and increase of 5.4 percent compared to last year. The average sale price for a condo unit was $225,167 an increase of 1.5 percent and the average sale price for a freehold townhome was $287,369, a decrease of 1.9 percent from the same time last year.
Overall a fantastic month in the Kitchener Waterloo Housing market. We expect the trend to continue in to the fall selling season as well.
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September 8, 2014 | Categories: Buyers, Local Kitchener Waterloo, Random thoughts, Sellers, Uncategorized | Tags: August, condo, condo buying, condo documents, condo in kitchener, fall market, first time home buyer, full time realtor, home value, Kitchener waterloo, loft, market update, real estate investing, realtor, Remax, seagrams, seagrams loft, twin city, waterloo ontario | Leave a comment
It was another solid month for home sales in Waterloo Region. Although the number of sales was down compared to last year they were up compared to the 5 year average. Prices were also up which is a great sign that the buyers are still out there and looking to make a move. If you have any questions or would like more specific pricing on your home please don’t hesitate to give me a call.
STEADY STREAM OF HOME SALES FOR THE MONTH OF MAY
KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (June 4, 2014) –– Residential property sales through the Multiple Listing
System (MLS® System) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) in May were down
5.6 percent compared to last year’s record setting month of May.
A total of 725 residential properties were sold in the month of May compared to 768 the same time
last year. This was only the second time since 2007 that residential sales in May have exceeded 700
total sales. Comparing the 5-year average for the month of May shows a 5.7 percent jump in
“The spring home buying season was in full swing this May” says Lynn Bebenek, President of KWAR.
“Strong sales and price gains reflect the confidence homebuyers have in regional housing market as
a great place to live and invest.”
May’s sales included 514 single detached homes (down 3.4 % from last year) 101 condominium units
(down 17.9 %), 60 semi-detached (up 3.4 %) and 43 freehold townhouses (down 2.3 %).
The average sale price of all residential sales through the KWAR’s MLS® System increased 3.5 percent
last month to $345,323 compared with May 2013. Single detached homes sold for an average price
of $386,474 an increase of 2.1 per cent compared to last year. The average sale price for a
condominium was $226,157, an increase of 6.4 percent compared to May 2013.
June 10, 2014 | Categories: Buyers, Local Kitchener Waterloo, Random thoughts, Sellers, Uncategorized | Tags: assessment, Bank of Canada, first time home buyer, full time realtor, home buying, home value, inventory levels, kevin baker, kitchener, Kitchener waterloo, kwhometeam, lofts in kitchener, market update, real estate, real estate investing, Remax, sales rep, waterloo ontario, waterloo region school board | Leave a comment