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Updates on the Port Elgin, Southampton (Saugeen Shores), Paisley, Tiverton, & Kincardine real estate market, home buyer & seller tips and general real estate advice.
Home sales slow from breaking records to tying records.
Residential sales activity recorded through the MLS® System of the REALTORS® Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound were unchanged on a year-over-year basis in June 2017. Home sales numbered 330 units in June, tying the record for the month set last year.
On a year-to-date basis, home sales totalled 1,564 units over the first half of the year. This was a record for the period, up 9.2% from the same period in 2016.
The average price of homes sold in June 2017 was $288,254, up 9.1% year-over-year. The year-to-date average price in June was $289,200, rising 13.1% from the first half of 2016.
New residential listings on the Association’s MLS® System numbered 496 units in June 2017. This was an increase of 6.7% compared to June 2016. Active residential listings totalled 931 units at the end of June, down 37.1% from the same time last year to the lowest June level on record.
The number of months of inventory stood at 2.8 at the end of June, down from 4.5 months a year earlier. The number of months of inventory is the number of months it would take to sell current inventories at the current rate of sales activity.
The dollar value of all home sales in June was $95.1 million, rising 9.1% on a year-over-year basis. This was the highest June on record. Sales of all types of properties numbered 428 units in June 2017, up 11.5% from the previous June. The total value of all properties sold in June 2017 was $127.5 million, rising 28.1% from a year earlier.
441 Parkwood Drive Saugeen Shores, Ontario
This impressive 2 storey home is located in a family neighbourhood amongst other fine home. The spacious Kimberly III model built by Reid’s Heritage Homes offers 2644sq.ft of living on 2 levels. Need more space? The basement is 1355sq.ft, which is already framed and has a rough-in for future bathroom. The well thought out floor plan includes a den, formal dining room, laundry room, 2pc washroom, and large foyer with winding hardwood staircase; across the back of the house you will find the kitchen, dining nook, and great room with cathedral ceiling. Lots of room for everyone on the 2nd floor, 4 bedrooms, 4pc bathroom, the master bedroom with his and hers walk-in closets and a 4pc ensuite with soaker tub. Features patio doors to the cedar deck and large fenced in yard, which is easy to maintain with the irrigation system and economic sand point watering, cedar garden shed and more. Don’t wait to build, this home is available for quick possession. Call for more info or to book a showing.
Bring new life to your outdoor space by creating a peaceful paradise.
Imagine relaxing after a stressful day at work and unwinding on a backyard lounger while listening to the sound of flowing water.
Your backyard’s the perfect place to take a break from the hectic pace of everyday life, and the addition of a water feature will help transform your garden into an oasis of tranquility, give it a beautiful focal point and may well increase the value of your home.
Water features also create an environmentally friendly haven for wildlife such as frogs, birds and butterflies. There are a wide variety of solar powered fountains to choose from and by utilizing the sun’s rays, you’ll lower your electricity bills and won’t get tangled up in cords.
Water attractions can be as simple or complex as your budget allows, ranging from a simple tabletop fountain to a full-scale babbling brook. Safety of course should be a concern if you have small children and if you plan on digging, make sure to contact the utility companies.
It’s important to spend a bit of time during the planning stage to ensure your water feature will integrate with your landscape and environment and then once you’ve finished implementing your new water feature, find a comfortable seat, close your eyes and imagine yourself in paradise.
Smart home technology is continuing to grow at a rapid rate!
Smart home technology has gone from basic security to smart windows that open and close based on the weather and indoor air temperature. Here’s a look at a few smart home innovations that will revolutionize our lives:
- Connectivity is King – The connected home is a huge theme this year that features connected appliances, smoke alarms, lightbulbs and doorbells.
- Talk to Me – There’s a huge focus on voice activated products around the home including voice controlled garbage cans, air purifiers and fridges.
- Home Help – Robots are being used to offer companionship for seniors and there’s also an innovative, lifesaving cane that sends out an alert in the event of an emergency.
- Laundry Lackey – Washing machines that can do multiple loads at once will save us valuable time and there’s even a machine in the works that will fold the laundry!
- Breathe Easy – Sensors can monitor your indoor air for Co2, VOCs, allergens and humidity levels and they’ll also be able to expel bad air and introduce clean air to your home.
- Robot Cleaners – With intelligent visual navigation, app control and powerful suction that cleans in corners, you’ll never need to push a vacuum again!
Smart home technology is always improving and it’s a major selling point because the higher your Port Elgin home’s IQ, the higher the resale value will be! Who knows what the future will bring but one thing’s for sure; smart home technology can provide you and your family convenience and peace of mind.