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The average price was up 3.9% for homes sold in the month of August on the Kitchener-Waterloo MLS system. The number of sales was up 9.2% over last year. Read more in the press release below.
HOME SALES REMAIN STRONG IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST
KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (September 4, 2014) -- With a total of 567 homes sales through the Multiple Listing System (MLS?) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS?, the month of August posted a 9.2% increase in homes sales compared to the same month last year.
Getting your home ready for sale can take anywhere from one to six months, depending on the condition, age of the house and how long you've lived there.
So before you list your house, go over the property to determine what needs to be repaired or possibly replaced. Make a list of both major and minor jobs. Tackle big projects first.
It's tempting to wait until the home inspection and offer to adjust the price in lieu of repairs, but doing so may put the entire sale in jeopardy and may ultimately cost more. Buyers generally tack on extra dollars to any estimate. Most importantly, a major repair left undone creates the impression that the house has not been maintained.
So here is a timeline to help you prepare your home for sale:
Time-of-Use (TOU) pricing for electricity is based on the time of day and day of the week that energy is used. Smart meters that measure hourly energy use make this kind of pricing possible. The pricing is determined by the Ontario Energy Board based on how much energy is used and how much energy is available in the province at different times.
With rates that vary, we'll all have an incentive to shift and/or reduce electricity consumption at times of peak demand. There are the three TOU periods:
If one is too few and three is too many, you'll feel just right in this 2-bedroom/2-bath low-maintenance apartment inside Reflections at Laurelwood.
Offers a master suite with walk-in closet, dual sinks, his-and-her closets, welcoming living room with engineered hardwood floors, kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, granite countertops, breakfast bar.
View the virtual tour here.
More information about this listing: 315-776 Laurelwood Dr.?
Are you making plans to have some work done on your home? Here are estimates for 10 common residential construction and remodelling projects:
1.) ?Have an electrician Install a ceiling fan - about $250.00
2.) ?Stamped Concrete Driveway - $6-$10 per square foot
3.) ?New forced-Air Natural Gas Furnace - $3,500-4,500
July home sales set both volume and dollar volume records for the month of July when compared to the last ten years in Kitchener-Waterloo. Read more about the K-W housing market in the press release below.