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Home Sales Remain Strong in the Month

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (September 4, 2014) -- With a total of 567 homes sales through the Multiple Listing System (MLS®) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS®, the month of August posted a 9.2% increase in homes sales compared to the same month last year.

 

Home sales in the month of August were also 9.3% per cent above the 5-year average for the month and were the second highest on record compared to August sales in the last five years.

"The Kitchener-Waterloo and regional area housing market continues to be strong" says Lynn Bebenek, President of KWAR. "Higher than average sales activity in August and year-to-date speaks volumes about the confidence consumers have in our local economy and homeownership as an investment."

 

Residential sales in August 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%). Year-to-date sales were also up 2.7 percent compared to the five year average with 4,648 homes being sold.

 

The average sale price of all residential sales through the KWAR's MLS® System increased 3.9 per cent last month to $329,892 compared to August 2013. Single detached homes sold for an average price of $378,251 an increase of 5.4 per cent compared to last year. The average sale price for a condominium 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.

 

The KWAR cautions that average sale price information can be useful in establishing long term trends, but should not be used as an indicator that specific properties have increased or decreased in value. The average sale price is calculated based on the total dollar volume of all properties sold. Those requiring specific information on property values should contact a local REALTOR®.

 

 If you ever have any questions about the current Kitchener Waterloo Housing market...please Call Cleeves.

 



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All seminars are back and running this month back to back to back!  To attend any just click the links below!

Sept 23   Your First Home Workshop-Feel free to recommend this one into your friends and family.  This is a basic course to help first time buyers make the biggest purchase of their lives.
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Light up your House for the Holidays Safely 

(NC) It's time to make your list, check it twice, and get your home in the holiday spirit.

 

Take advantage of the milder temperatures right now to get your holiday lights up - and to get it done safely, consider these tips from Hydro One:

 

* Always use Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approved lights, cords, plugs and sockets that are properly marked for outdoor or indoor use.

 

* Do not overload circuits. Have no more than 1,400 watts on a circuit. If other lights in the house dim when the holiday lighting is turned on or the plug is very hot after unplugging it, your circuit is overloaded. To figure out a circuit's load, multiply the number of bulbs by the watts per bulb, and add any lamps, appliances or other equipment on the same circuit.

 

* Before you put light strings on a shrub, tree or your house, check for breaks or signs of insulation deterioration. Frayed cords or loose connections indicate that the wiring is poor. Replace any defective sets.

 

* Never install lights with the power on. Test lights first, then unplug to install.

 

* Keep electrical connections off the ground. Use eave clips or insulated staples, rather than nails and tacks, to hold light strings in place.

 

* Keep wiring clear of metal parts such as ornamental railings and drainpipes, to prevent any risk of shock from an electrical current. Do not leave any light sockets empty if you want sections in your light string unlit. This can create a fire hazard or could be fatal if someone touches the inside of the empty socket. Instead place a burned-out bulb in the socket. This will not affect the other lights on the string.

 

In addition to safety, why not save energy as well this holiday season? Make the switch to light emitting diode (LED) lights and enjoy significant energy and cost savings. According to Natural Resources Canada, LEDs use 80% less energy than their incandescent counterparts, so now is the time to upgrade your old incandescent strings.

 

If you're still not sure, consider this: incandescent bulbs waste a lot of energy - 90% of the energy they consume is used to heat the bulb, while only 10% is used for lighting. LEDs, by contrast, directly convert electricity to light without the use of a filament or glass bulb, resulting in less energy loss through heat.

 

LED light strings also last up to 10 times longer than incandescent light strings. And because they don't have moving parts, filaments or glass, they're much more durable and shock-resistant than other light strings.

 

More information is available at  

www.HydroOne.com/SaveEnergy.

 

 

 

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