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 Temperatures Have Cooled but Home Sales Still Hot

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (August 7, 2013) - Residential property sales through the Multiple Listing System (MLS® System) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) in July were up 15.9 percent compared to July of last year.

A total of 620 residential properties were sold compared to 535 the same time last year. Home sales in the month of July were also 8.1 per cent above the 5-year average for the month.

"We're seeing strong residential activity this buying season and buyers remain confident that homes in this region are a solid investment," says Dietmar Sommerfeld, President of KWAR. "This July set a record for dollar volume of sales compared to the last 10 years."

Residential sales in July included 410 single detached homes (up 18.8% from last year), 35 semi-detached (down 16.7%), 39 townhomes (up 21.9%) and 124 condominium units (up 14.8%). Year-to-date residential sales were up 3.6% from the same time last year and up 3.3% when compared to the 5-year average with a total of 4,138 units to date.

The average sale price of all residential sales through the KWAR's MLS® System increased 4.9 per cent to $318,991 compared to July 2012. Single detached homes sold for an average price of $360,612 an increase of 3.8 per cent compared to last year. The average sale price for a condominium was $214,440, an increase of 0.9 percent compared to July 2012. 




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Baby Boomers Stay Active and Reduce their Risk of Arthritis


NC) Whether it's running or playing tennis, today's baby boomers are the most physically active generation in history. However, many women in this age group don't realize the damage these intense physical workouts may cause to their joints.

Exercises that involve running, jumping or pounding can cause damage to tendons, cartilage or bone, which may lead to arthritis. To maintain a healthy and active lifestyle for as long as possible, baby boomers need to take steps today to detect arthritis early, as well as prevent and delay symptoms of the disease.


To stay in tip top shape well into the golden years, women are advised to follow a few simple rules:


* Know Your Risk: Arthritis is now seen as a woman's disease, affecting 2.8 million women Canada. Longer life expectancy as well as hormones and lifestyle differences may explain the higher prevalence of the disease in women. Shoppers Drug Mart, in conjunction with Arthritis Consumer Experts and Arthritis Research Centre of Canada has developed the first and only arthritis screening designed specifically for women. Women can help assess the risk of developing arthritis with a simple questionnaire online or in person with their pharmacist.


* Warm Up: To prevent injury and prepare your body for strengthening and cardiovascular exercise, take each of your joints through its complete range of motion, particularly those that you'll be using during your work-out.


* Lower the Intensity: Retire your marathon running shoes and pick-up your yoga mat instead. Research shows yoga or Pilates can decrease arthritis pain and lessen associated disability. Yoga also has many psychological benefits due to its meditative nature, such as relieving depression, anxiety and stress. Strength exercises, including range of motion (ROM) exercises e.g., shoulder shrugs, forward arm reaches, knee and ankle bends; strength training exercises and aerobic or cardiovascular exercises are also good options.


Ideas to speed up Times behind the Lawn Mower


(NC) Here are some tips to reduce your time behind the lawnmower.


Maintain your mower. Regularly check to ensure that your mower blades are sharp and cutting cleanly. A sharp, balanced blade cuts faster and cleaner, so you'll have an even cut and reduce mowing time.


Keep the mulch. Leave the clippings on your lawn. Not only do you eliminate the time to bag and dump the mulch, but the clippings fertilize the soil and lawn.


Harvest rainwater. Adding a rain barrel is an easy way to capture water for watering lawns, yards, gardens and washing cars. This action will reduce your water bills and the demand on your community's water supply.


Let the grass grow. You can prevent weeds from taking over your lawn by not cutting your grass as often. Longer grass supports a deeper root system. Additionally, taller grass grows slower than shorter grass, which will reduce mowing time, the amount of gasoline you use and the wear on your equipment.






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