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Simple Sprucing Tips For Your Home

You don’t need thousands of dollars to fully refurbish your home to make it feel like new again. Instead, you can DIY a lot of features in your house to help spruce it up for the upcoming season. Whether you plan to sell your home, have guests over, or are just tired of how drab it’s been feeling lately, here are a few tips and tricks you can use to refresh your space: CLEAN + DECLUTTERThrow out all of the junk taking up space! You’d be surprised by how much more you’ll fall back in love with your home when you take out the col...

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3 Questions To Ask Before Buying Your 1st Home

The real estate market is constantly changing, so of course DO YOUR RESEARCH! DO NOT jump the gun on this one! Unbiased advice from family and peers may be kind, but you are the only one who knows what your needs are when it comes to buying a home.  WHAT MADE YOU CONSIDER OWNING A HOME? Forget finances for a minute and focus on what made you consider even buying a home in the first place! ·      Is your family expanding? ·      Does your family feel safe? ·   &...

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Durable Kitchen Floor Options

Kitchen floors get put through quite a lot! Between all of the dropped utensils, the spills and drips; being one of the most used rooms in a home, your floors need to handle kitchen hazards and look good doing it. A large variety of floor materials won’t be an ideal fit for the kitchen because of this. Below, I’m listing my favorite kitchen floors that help with maintaining low maintenance, and keeping a balance between style and functionality.  CERAMIC TILES Ceramic tiles can be a great fit for the kitchen because they are resilie...

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January 2018 Regional Residential Statistics

January 2018 Regional Residential Statistics   Check out this January’s Residential Market Statistics, and Month Trend by Market. Regional unit sales are down but average sale prices are up! With 3.5 months of supply in Niagara + Dunnville, and 2.6 months of supply in Hamilton, Stoney Creek and Ancaster, we are still in a seller’s market.   St Catharines average sale price rose 11.3% and unit sales fell 23.0%. Niagara on the Lake saw a 60.0% drop in unit sales, and a 33.5% drop in average sale price. Niagara Falls’ average sale price increased ...

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December 2017 Regional Residential Statistics

December 2017 Regional Residential Statistics Check out this December’s Residential Market Statistics, 12 Month Trend by Market, and our year-end 10 Year Trend by Market. Regional unit sales are down, but average sale prices are up across the board. With 2 months of supply in Niagara + Dunnville, and 1.5 months of supply in Hamilton, Stoney Creek and Ancaster, we are still in a Seller’s Market.   St Catharines average sale price rose 21.8% and unit sales fell 9.9%. Niagara on the Lake saw a 19.0% drop in unit sales, but a 29.7% increase in average...

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November 2017 Regional Residential Statistics

November 2017 Regional Residential Statistics Check out this November’s Regional Residential Statistics, RLP Market Updates, and Monthly Trend by Market. Year to date, unit sales are down 13.2% across the region, but average sales price rose 20.2%. With 2.4 months of supply, we are heading back into a balanced market.      Niagara on the Lake’s average sale price soared to 29.9% YTD, while unit sales fell 19.6%.      Niagara Falls saw a 22.7% decrease in unit sales, and a 16.4% increase in average sale price.      Fort Erie’s avera...

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October 2017 Regional Residential Statistics

October 2017 Regional Residential Statistics Check out this October’s Regional Residential Statistics, RLP Market Update, and Monthly Trend By Market. Regional sales are down 12.8%, but average sales prices across the region have increased 22.8%. With 2.2 months of supply, we are heading back into a balanced market.      St Catharines’ average sale price rose to 23.9% year-to-date, and total unit sales fell 7.8%      Niagara-on-the-lake saw a -18% decrease in unit sales, but a 30.9% increase in average sale price.      Niagara Falls uni...

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September 2017 Regional Residential Statistics

September 2017 Regional Residential Statistics Check out this September’s Regional Residential Statistics, RLP Market Update, and Regional Update Residential Stats. Regional sales are down 16%, but average sales prices across the region have increased 24%. With 2.6 months of supply, we are heading back into a balanced market.      St Catharines’ average sale price soared to 33.5% year-to-date, and total unit sales only fell 5.7%      Niagara-on-the-lake saw a -16.7% decrease in unit sales, but a 33% increase in average sale price.      ...

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August 2017 Regional Residential Statistics

Check out this August’s Regional Residential Statistics, RLP Market Update, and Regional Update Residential Stats August 2017 RLP Market Update August 2017 August Facebook Info The post August 2017 Regional Residential Statistics appeared first on Royal LePage Niagara Realty.

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November 2016 Regional Residential Statistics

Check out this November’s Regional Residential Statistics November 2016 Regional Residential MLS Sales November 2016 Regional Residential Market Update   The post November 2016 Regional Residential Statistics appeared first on Royal LePage Niagara Realty.

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All in the Family Spotlight

Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate Centre Brokerage Spence / Johnstone family brokerage has built a solid reputation for helping its clients and its community. BY SCOTT LESLIE Margie Spence is the president at the Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate Centre Brokerage?an award-winning family firm serving the greater Niagara, Hamilton and Haldimand areas. In her three plus decades in the real estate business, the industry has undergone tremendous changes. But there`s one thing that`s never changed for Margie. ??When people ask me, I tell them I`ve always had a p...

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December 2016 Regional Residential Statistics

Check out the year end 2016 Regional Residential Statistics, Year End 2016 Regional Residential MLS Sales, December 2016 Regional Residential Market Update, along with inventory and sales trends for the year. Residential Stats 2016 RLP Market Update DEC 2016 Months Of Inventory Trend 2016 Residential Average Sale Price Trend 2016 Residential Unit Sales Trend 2016   The post December 2016 Regional Residential Statistics appeared first on Royal LePage Niagara Realty.

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