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MONTHY HOME SALES UP ON YEAR-OVER-YEAR BASIS IN AUGUST FOR FIRST TIME IN 2018

September 10th, 2018 by Riz Jadavji

 

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (September 6, 2018) ––

August home sales through the Multiple Listing System (MLS®System) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) were down 0.8 per cent compared to last month and up 4.8 per cent compared to August of last year. A total of 505 residential properties sold in August compared to 482 the same time last year.

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SALES RETURNING TO NORMAL WHILE PRICES REMAIN STABLE

August 10th, 2018 by Riz Jadavji

 

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (August 2, 2018) ––

July home sales through the Multiple Listing System (MLS® System) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) were down 16.8 per cent compared to last month and down 10.6 per cent compared to July of last year.  A total of 504 residential properties sold in July compared to 564 in the same month last year.

 

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STRONG HOME SALES IN MAY

June 5th, 2018 by Riz Jadavji

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (June 4, 2018) –– Last month home sales through the Multiple Listing System (MLS®System) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) were up 12.5 per cent compared to last month and down 15.3 per cent compared to last year’s record-setting May.

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APRIL HOME SALES BRISK

May 3rd, 2018 by Riz Jadavji

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (May 3, 2018) –– In April, the 616 residential properties sold through the Multiple Listing System (MLS® System) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) were up 13.7 per cent compared to last month and down 19.6 per cent compared to home sales a year ago. “Home sales in April were as brisk as the temperatures”, says Tony Schmidt, KWAR President. “While down from last year’s record breaking number of sales, it was a slightly more active April than average historically speaking.”

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MARCH HOME SALES RELEASE

April 9th, 2018 by Riz Jadavji

In March, the 540  residential properties sold through the Multiple Listing System (MLS® System) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR), represented an increase of 43.6 per cent compared to last month and a decrease of 25.8 per cent compared to home sales a year ago.

“Home sales in Waterloo Region last month mirrored the greater activity across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Numbers are down year over year, but the market is showing signs of warming up after the long winter”, says Tony Schmidt, KWAR President. “Make no mistake; we are still deep in a sellers’ market and not expecting that to change for the remainder of the year. And while 2018 won’t be quite as hectic as 2017, the market is going to be demanding. REALTORS® on the street are reporting strong demand throughout the region and receiving multiple offers on many homes.”

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Royal LePage By The Numbers

April 4th, 2018 by Riz Jadavji

FEBRUARY HOME SALES RELEASE

March 5th, 2018 by Riz Jadavji

In February, the 377  residential properties sold through the Multiple Listing System (MLS® System) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR), were an increase of 40 per cent compared to last month and a decrease of 20.5 per cent compared to home sales a year ago.

“When we consider market activity we have to acknowledge that sales from the previous year or two were an anomaly”, says Tony Schmidt, KWAR President. “If you compare last February against the ten year average of sales, it was a pretty typical February”.

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JANUARY HOME SALES SNOWED UNDER BY LOW INVENTORY

February 7th, 2018 by Riz Jadavji

The Riz Team January Stats

There were 270 residential sales in January through the Multiple Listing System (MLS® System) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR), a decrease of 18 per cent compared to January 2017.

“On the surface, activity appears to be somewhat sluggish in January, says Tony Schmidt, KWAR President. “However if we set aside the past two years, it was a very typical January in terms of the number of sales. What is less typical is that listing inventory is still at historic low levels, and we continue to see multiple offers on properties putting upward pressure on prices.”

Total residential sales in January included 149 detached (down 23.6 per cent), and 70 condominium units (down 11.4 per cent) which includes any property regardless of style (i.e. semis, townhomes, apartment, detached etc.). Sales also included 27 semi-detached homes (down 18.2 per cent) and 22 freehold townhouses (up 10 per cent).

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JANUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER

January 26th, 2018 by Riz Jadavji

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2017 A BIG YEAR FOR KITCHENER WATERLOO HOMES SALES

January 5th, 2018 by Riz Jadavji


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