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Niagara region home sales hit record numbers in May

Residential home sales activity recorded through the MLS® system for The Niagara Association of REALTORS® (NAR) totaled 724 units in May 2019. This was an increase of 2.12% from May 2018. On a year-to-date basis, home sales totalled 2,834 units over the first four months of the year, up 8.3% from the same period in…
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JUST LISTED! .94 Acre Setting Backing onto a Creek

42 Colbeck Dr., Welland $549,900 Architecturally designed this raised bungalow with FULL WALK OUT offers 2400 sq. ft of finished living area backing onto a picturesque ravine setting -  in the heart of the City! Custom crafted, the unique wood grooved walls and ceiling in the foyer welcome you into the sleek, mid-century Modern style…
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Niagara Economic Development Releases Economic Update

Niagara Economic Development has released its annual report that provides an overview of the overall performance of Niagara’s economy. The details of this report are presented strictly at a macroeconomic scale. A few key points of the report include: From 2015 to 2018, nominal GDP in Niagara increased by $1.5 billion or 9.4%. Ontario’s GDP grew by…
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Hallex Environmental – Local Experts in Environmental Site Assessments

Hallex is a full service engineering and environmental firm based in the Niagara region providing a complete range of services that includes engineering, environmental science, cost consulting, commissioning and project management. Hallex Environmental provides a complete range of services to the residential, industrial, commercial and institutional marketplace for both small and large projects. WHAT IS…
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Niagara Region launches comprehensive review of housing landscape

Niagara Region has embarked on a comprehensive analysis of its housing landscape. This study will help forecast the need for future housing stock and inform strategies that improve access to adequate, suitable and affordable accommodations for residents of Niagara. Called the Niagara Housing Statement, this groundbreaking work establishes a data informed basis for analyzing housing…
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Thinking of Downsizing? Welcome to 67 Willson Crossing, Fonthill

You'll love the spacious feel of this 1425 Sq. ft ALL BRICK Bungalow custom built in 2005, 9 foot ceilings, large welcoming foyer, extra-wide Great Room, lots of room for large family gatherings! Price: $549,900 Size: 1425 sq. ft MLS # 30718476 LOT: 42.7’ x 106.5’ Taxes: $4,042.00   FEATURES: Transome windows over front door…
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SOLD! 17 Caithness Dr., Welland

Stylish and Chic in Welland West Totally renovated 3 bedroom Sidesplit with single car garage - open concept main floor featuring designer kitchen with 2 tone cabinets, quartz countertops, undermount sink, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and massive island overlooking living room 2 fully updated bathrooms, flex room in lower lever could be family…
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SOLD! 29 Daleview Crescent, Fonthill

  This stylish 1550 sq. ft. 3 bedroom bungalow with double car garage exudes elegance and charm - situated on a park like lot with frontage of 85 feet in prime Old Town neighbourhood walking distance to all Fonthill Village amenities - Downtown shops, Bandshell Concerts, Farmer's Market Extensively landscaped with interlocking driveway and walkways,…
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NEW! Using MLS® Home Price Index to Predict Your Home’s Value

As we approach the start of the Spring Market we are excited to have a new statistics analysis tool, 'MLS® HPI', now available to us here in Niagara. Developed using data from the Multiple Listing Service®, the MLS® Home Price Index (or MLS® HPI for short) allows you to see trends in home prices for…
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SOLD! 28 Oakland Ave., Welland

Lots of room for the growing family in this 2.5 storey character home updated in relaxed, contemporary style. Enjoy the quiet street scene from the spacious front porch or the upper balcony, original wood floors, doors and trim accents throughout. Main floor addition includes kitchen, den and 2nd bathroom complete with glass shower, large main…
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SOLD! 12187 Lakeshore Road, Wainfleet $268,800

What a sweet retreat to get away from it all! Fully renovated, open concept 2 bedroom Cottage in desirable Long Beach - located just steps to miles of sand beach, the pine lined, vaulted ceilings in the Great room and both bedrooms add to the rustic chic charm, contemporary design kitchen with breakfast bar, separate…
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Tech Tools to Empower the Average Buyer

The 21st century homebuyer is powerful. They’re well equipped, informed and ready to fight for their dream homes. Still, with all the tech tools the buyer has at hand – nothing beats having an experienced, knowledgeable real estate agent in your homebuying corner. We rank the ways today’s buyer can better prepare to partner with…
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2019 Rings in With a Balanced Market for the New Year

Welcome to the new year. May this year bring new happiness, new achievements and a lot of new inspirations in your life. As we reflect back on 2018, we are encouraged that the year to date real estate statistics continue to illustrate the more balanced approach the market has taken. Year to date, residential property…
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Key Findings from the 2019 RE/MAX Housing Market Outlook

Rising interest rates will be a key factor affecting housing affordability in 2019 Thirty-six per cent of Canadians are considering a home purchase in the next five years, down from 48 per cent at the same time last year Sixty-five per cent of Canadians said they do not want to live near a retail cannabis…
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Niagara Homes Sales Down 12% Year to Date

The Niagara Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported 600 property sales processed through the NAR Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) system in November. This represents a 2.7% increase in sales compared to November of last year. In Pelham and Welland, unit sales for the month were down 5.2% and 27.7% respectively. In the residential freehold market, the…
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Commercial Building For Lease in Fonthill

Opportunity knocks in Fonthill! BUILD YOUR BUSINESS HERE! Prestige Commercial Building For Lease! 2 Pancake Lane, Fonthill Currently used as Doctor's office, 1800 sq. ft of main floor space, huge parking lot. Lease rate is $1650.00 per month plus utilities;Tenant responsible for all exterior landscaping and snow removal. Maximum lease term is 3 years. View…
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Build Your Pelham Country Estate

The driveway is now installed - come take a look at this RARE and Extremely PRIVATE 38.5 ACRE setting situated just outside Pelhams urban boundary down a quiet, dead-end road. Ideal setting for an LUXURY ESTATE home along with a BARN, PADDOCKS, TENNIS COURTS - make your dreams come true.Be surrounded by nature yet still…
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“Going Crazy for Cannabis” by Mark Weisleder

Here is an interesting video and article by Toronto area lawyer, Mark Weisleder about smoking and growing cannabis in private homes/ condos/ apartments and the impact on Real Estate Brokers, Landlords and Condominium Boards. Going Crazy for Cannabis I have now given over 30 seminars on the new Cannabis Act to real estate brokerages, real…
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New Listings in Niagara up 21.4% in October

The Niagara Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported 570 property sales processed through the NAR Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) system in October. This represents a 1.2% decrease in sales compared to October of last year. The average days on market increased 10.3% from 39 to 43 in the residential freehold market and decreased 8.7% from 46…
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SOLD! Turn-key Butcher Shop/Deli

Very popular local business - great opportunity for Self-Employment to enterprising Butcher. Fully equipped and updated Butcher Shop, Deli and Grocery convenience store located in busy plaza in North St. Catharines. All yours for $99,900! Address: Units 5 & 6 - 595 Carlton Street Subject to Lease - current Lease Cost including TMI  approx. $3,500.00…
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Cannabis Legalization and Real Estate Disclosure Requirements

What happens with real estate transactions involving a home that has had this number of cannabis plants grown within it? On October 17, 2018, it became legal to purchase small amounts of marijuana and grow up to four plants per residence (not per person) in Ontario. Nonetheless, the prospect of purchasing a home that has…
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The Biggest Mistake a Seller Makes

The number one mistake sellers make when listing a home for sale: They overprice it. While you may think you can always lower the asking price if it doesn't sell, you'll actually miss out on buyers, lose opportunities to draw foot traffic, and risk sitting on the market for too long. The easiest fix: Price…
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Buon appetito from Downtown Port Dalhousie!

❤ Italian Food? Discovered a new #NiagaraLocal #MustGo Restaurant last night - Cefalù Rustica Eatery in Port Dalhousie. Homemade authentic cuisine, refined yet relaxed atmosphere - we felt right at home among new friends. Next time we are going to try the Napoli style wood fired pizza - for sure! ....but then again the Seafood…
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SOLD! 63 Madison Crt. W, Welland $389,900

Fall in love with this bright & airy open concept 2 bedroom floor plan with vaulted entrance foyer, gleaming hardwood floors throughout including staircase, Master bedroom has walk-in closet &  ensuite privilege to uniquely designed main bathroom featuring two separate vanities. Fully finished lower level, hardwood floors and gas fireplace in rec room, 4th Bedroom…
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SOLD! 10 Trelawn Pkwy, Welland $359,900

Renovated 3 bedroom bungalow close to Niagara College. Lower level finished with pub-style rec room, huge 4th bedroom and a 3 pce. bath. Furnace, roof and a/c are about 6 years old. Kitchen, bathroom and flooring redone in the past 2 months. Move in today! View on MLS [justified_image_grid ids="25712,25713,25714,25715,25726,25716,25717,25718,25719,25720,25721,25722,25723,25724,25725,25727,25728"] [gallery ids="25712,25713,25714,25715,25726,25716,25717,25718,25719,25720,25721,25722,25723,25724,25725,25727,25728"]  
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