Let There Be Light: How Architects Create Bright Homes

As humans are naturally programmed to crave daylight, architects have developed new tricks to ensure that our homes are illuminated in the best possible way This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. Pity the villagers of Rjukan in Norway and Viganella in Italy, who until recently lived half…
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September 2019 | Toronto Real Estate Market Report

Presented by Chestnut Park Real Estate, Limited. Toronto and area’s residential resale market, which I have been describing as beautifully boring over the last few months, got a lot less boring in September. Compared to last September, reported sales were up by 22 percent, but more concerning is the fact that average sale prices jumped…
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Why The Direction Your Home Faces Matters

When you buy a home, you have many factors to consider from the size of the home to its layout, amenities, neighbourhood, accessibility and more. One aspect you may want to move to the top of that list is home orientation or the direction in which your home faces. Why does the direction your home…
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Kitchener-Waterloo Luxury Market Report | 2019 First Quarter

Regional Stats City of Kitchener & Waterloo Stats Luxury Community Stats

Lake Simcoe Waterfront Report: 2019 1st Quarter

MARKET REVIEW The first quarter of 2019 is showing a positive start to the year for waterfront sales.  There was a total of 17 sales which, is an increase of 31% since 2018 within the areas that we have been reporting for the past 10 years which include: Georgina Innisfil Oro-Medonte Orillia Ramara Beaverton (NOTE: …
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Kitchener-Waterloo Luxury Market Report | 2018 Infographics

As we look back on 2018, we see that the luxury market (over $1,000,000) continued to outperform other key markets located in southern Ontario and across the GTA. The Waterloo region reported a 2.5% average increase to the sold price compared to the 2017 year-end results. Total sales were down by 17%.  Homes sold over…
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Lake Simcoe Waterfront: 2018 Market Report

Market Overview In 2018, the Lake Simcoe waterfront real estate market experienced a 6% overall increase to the average sold price within the areas that we have been reporting for the past 10 years which include: Georgina Innisfil Oro-Medonte Orillia Ramara Beaverton The total number of sales dropped by 32% in 2018.  There were 113…
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Kintore Custom Hardwoods

Kintore Custom Hardwoods is a local family run business located just outside of Kintore, Ontario. This new company was started in response to the infestation of the local ash tree population from the Emerald Ash Borer insect. We bumped into Brent Houston, the owner of Kintore Custom Hardwoods last Friday at Pazzo Taverna & Pizzeria…
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Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd Brokerage | Stratford Office

Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd, exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate is now operating in Stratford Ontario. Thinking of buying or selling in Stratford, Kitchener-Waterloo, or the surrounding SW Ontario area? We can help. We specialize in serving the needs of luxury property owners that expect the utmost in professionalism, product knowledge, and discretion…
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Is It Better To Buy Or Rent A Vacation Home?

When you’re considering bringing a slice of the vacation life into your life permanently with the purchase of a vacation property, you need to make sure it makes financial sense. It’s a tough decision and that’s why so many people debate about whether it is better to buy or rent a vacation home. After the…
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