2019 Luxury Market Review | Kitchener-Waterloo

The following information pertains exclusively to the luxury market (sales over $1,000,000). All statistics were obtained from the Kitchener-Waterloo Real Estate Board. City Overview: As we look back on 2019, we see that the Kitchener-Waterloo luxury market (over $1,000,000) continued to outperform other key markets located in southwestern Ontario and across the GTA.  The total…
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2019 Market Review | Lake Simcoe Waterfront

All statistics were obtained from the Toronto Real Estate Board. In 2019, the Lake Simcoe waterfront market, an area which we have been analyzing for the past 11-years experienced a 19% decrease to the average selling price. This area includes the communities of: Georgina (including Keswick, Jackson’s Point, & Roches Point) Innisfil (including Big Bay Point) Oro-Medonte Orillia Ramara…
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Vintage Tin Ceilings

Tin ceilings were introduced to North Americans in the mid-nineteenth century as an affordable alternative to the exquisite plasterwork used in many European homes. This is when mass produced sheets of thinly rolled tinplate became available and by the 1890s it was a design trend that everyone had to have. Now, vintage tin ceilings can offer…
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November 2019 | Toronto Real Estate Market Report

Presented by Chestnut Park Real Estate, Limited. The November market report has basically written itself. It is another month with results almost identical to the preceding eight months. Sales were up substantially compared to November last year, and similarly average sale prices also rose. Specifically, sales rose by almost 15 percent compared to last year,…
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November 2019 | Kitchener-Waterloo Luxury Market Update

The above information is based on sales over $1,000,000 in the month of November. All data collected from Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® through ONRegional. Statistics may not include transactions that occurred on other real estate boards. Share Report Follow Us on Instagram

A Guide to Countertop Surfaces | Part 1

How do you choose the right countertop surface for your kitchen and other areas of your home? There’s a lot to choose from today and before you dive into a large purchase, check out your options below so you can find the best and right material to use for your home spaces.  Quartz Countertops Known…
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A Guide to Countertop Surfaces | Part 2

Find the best and right material to use for your home spaces in Part 2 of our Guide to Countertop Surfaces. If you missed Part I, you can view here. Tile Countertops Offering a wide range of looks for craftsman-styled homes to contemporary ones, tile is a versatile and attractive, inexpensive countertop material. Tiles come…
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The Joy of Bespoke Stationery for the Holiday Season

This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s blog Luxury Defined. Bespoke stationers understand the importance of the personalized, and how the perfect event begins with the perfect invitation—Luxury Defined looks at where to go when only the best stationery will do. When the holiday season comes around and a beautiful invitation or letter…
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How to Reduce Exposure to EMFs in Your Home

Electromagnetic frequency (EMF) exposure can affect your health if left unchecked and unaddressed. Here are some solutions to minimize exposure, increase your awareness and create a healthier living space. What are EMFs? EMFs or electromagnetic frequencies are essentially electric and magnetic fields that radiate energy. The sun gives out EMFs as do power lines. Many…
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October 2019 | Toronto Real Estate Market Report

Presented by Chestnut Park Real Estate, Limited. October represents eight months of market recovery and stability in the Toronto and area residential resale marketplace. October roared in with 8,491 sales, 14 percent stronger than the 7,448 residential properties reported sold last year and almost 700 more properties than were reported in September. It is now…
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