Royal LePage Niagara Summer Newsletter

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Royal LePage Niagara Residential Market Update February 2015

Residential Market Update for St.Catharines, Thorold, Niagara Falls, Niagara On The Lake, Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Welland, Fonthill/Pelham, Lincoln, Grimsby, Stoney Creek, Smithville, Dunnville [embeddoc url=”https://homesniagara.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/RLP-Market-Update-Board-Feb2015.pdf” height=”1200px” viewer=”google”]
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Rock ‘n Bowl Evening

Rock ‘n Bowl Evening ! Agents, Family & Friends are all welcome to attend! Tuesday March 24, 2015    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Parkway Lanes 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines $25.00 Adults    $15.00 Kids  12 and under  
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2014 Niagara Real Estate Market In Review

Helping you understand the market.  2014 residential, commercial, vacant land, multi-family, farm review. [embeddoc url=”https://homesniagara.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/RLP-Niagara-Year-In-Review.pdf” height=”1100px” viewer=”google”]
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CMHC Housing Market Outlook 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”2389″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_text_separator title=”First Quarter 2015 Overview: housing starts will moderate slightly in 2015″ title_align=”separator_align_center” color=”black”][vc_column_text]   This report provides an update to CMHC’s 2014 Q4 Housing Market Outlook, reflecting the evolution of risks since our last forecast through revisions to forecast ranges. Broadly speaking, the evolution of risks since the final quarter of 2014 has mainly been on the downside. Evolving risks include the impacts of declining oil prices and further potential decreases in interest rates on economic and housing activity. Under the base case scenario, housing starts are expected to decline by 1.0 per cent
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Royal LePage Niagara helped 5,490 Clients Buy & Sell in 2014!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” image=”2258″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_row_inner font_color=”#ffffff” css=”.vc_custom_1415906570164{padding: 8px !important;background-color: #cc0033 !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”2264″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate Centre, Brokerage Residential Real Estate Market Statistics for October 2014.  Niagara Association of Realtors® / Realtors® Association of Hamilton & Burlington.  Helping You Is What We Do. Contact Your Royal LePage Niagara Realtor® for detailed statistics. #NIAGARAREALESTATESTATS[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] Royal LePage Niagara helped 5,490 Clients Buy & Sell in 2014!!   The 2014 real estate market in the Niagara Region was the best we have seen in a number of years. Sales units exceeded
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Watch the World Juniors in Practice!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] What an opportunity! The 2014 World Junior Hockey Tournament will be held in Toronto and Montreal beginning on Boxing Day, Dec. 26th. And, right now, as the boys are preparing to take on the world, you have the chance to watch them in practice, free of charge, at the New Meridian Centre in downtown St. Catharines.  They will hit the ice at 11am on Dec. 15th – 19th and skate for approximately an hour and a half. Royal LePage Niagara invites you to stop by our NEW downtown office location at 81 St. Paul St. before making your
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November 2014 Statistics

Christmas Came early for the Niagara Real Estate Market! The November sales volume in the region for residential properties exceeded last years unit sales by more than 20%. St Catharines saw a 60% increase in the monthly sales this November over the sales reported for the same period last year. Year to date the market is up 8% in unit sales and the average sale price rose 5.3% Overall, the real estate market in the Niagara Region is balanced, however, Grimsby, Stoney Creek & Smithville are experiencing a stronger sellers market due to a lack of inventory.
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Royal LePage Niagara Children’s Christmas Party

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Royal LePage Niagara kicked off the holiday season with the 9th Annual Royal LePage Niagara Children’s Christmas Party.  Calvin’s Magical Entertainment was on hand to captivate and amaze 147 children and their parents in attendance. In addition to the magic show, the children were treated to a special visit from Santa, who dropped in with a sack full of presents for all the good little boys and girls.  Royal LePage Niagara is family owned and operated. Owner Margie Spence and sons Brad Johnstone and Ryan Johnstone were happy to spread some holiday cheer make the day extra special for the
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HomeOpeners App

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Ice Dogs Game Night!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The Royal LePage Niagara Management Team wants to THANK our Royal LePage Family for a fabulous RECORD BREAKING SUMMER MARKET! The Royal LePage Management Team was pleased to offer their sales representatives and support staff free tickets to the Niagara Ice Dogs hockey game on Thurs., Oct. 23rd.  The evening started off with a tailgate party at the Maywood office where everyone was treated to pizza and wings, then moved downtown to the new Meridian Centre, where the Royal LePage Team took in all the action.  It was Management’s way of saying THANK YOU to all the dedicated Royal
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$120,000 Raised for the Shelter Foundation!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]We are THRILLED to announce $120,000 raised during the Royal LePage National Sales Conference held in Toronto between Sept. 30th and Oct. 3rd! The Royal LePage Niagara team was pleased to be able to participate in a an auction, rodeo, and Skywalk around the CN Tower to raise money for the Shelter Foundation. Thank you to everyone who gave generously in support of ending family violence. Royal LePagers truly care! Click here to read more   [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_fade” interval=”3″ images=”2162,2163,2164,2161″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self” img_size=”thumbnail”][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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Brisk September Market

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The sales reported for the month of September exceeded last years residential sales by 13%. Year to date the residential market is up 6% year over year with some markets reporting higher increases. Grimsby & Stoney Creek areas are seeing year over year increases of 28% & 33% respectively. The average sale price for a single family residential property (YTD) is now sitting at $252,562, a marginal increase of 5.8% over last years price of  $236,631. In the Niagara Region over 47% of the sales for the month of September were in the $200,000 to $400,000 price range.  These homes
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Royal LePage Niagara Fall Food Drive

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On Sat. Oct. 4th, Teams of Royal LePage Niagara sales representatives held food drives at various locations in Niagara to raise money and collect donations for  local Food Banks.  The sales representatives who participated in the food drive have helped to provide Thanksgiving dinners for families in need this holiday weekend.   At Royal LePage Niagara, we stand by our motto everyday –helping you is what we do – and we do it every chance we get![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]“Through your efforts in the cold and rain you collected 2,323 lbs of food including 990 lbs of potatoes just in time for Thanksgiving!…Plus $235! Thank you Royal
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Downtown Office Grand Opening!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]On Wednesday September 24th, Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate Centre held the Grand Opening of the their newest location.  81 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines is now the home of the Brokerage’s 15th location in the Niagara and surrounding area.  Royal LePage is Niagara’s largest Real Estate Brokerage with a sales force of over 350 REALTORS.  The new Downtown location is home to 13 of the sales team who are all excited to be working in the downtown core and watching the daily improvements and development happening in the city centre.  Owners Margie Spence, Brad Johnstone and Ryan Johnstone
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The Summer Momentum Continues

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The summer momentum in residential sales activity continued on for the month of August. Over 50% of the reported units sold were in the $200,000 to $400,000 price range & 12.7% of the sales were for homes priced above $400,000. Average sale prices  year to date are up 6% for the Niagara region with Stoney Creek & Grimsby showing increases of 10% & 11.4% . Overall, a great real estate market.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]   [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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Warranty Coverage at a Glance

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Royal LePage Sponsorship To Raise $350,000

Royal LePage Sponsorship – Expedition to Manchu Picchu Aug 15, 2014 Royal LePage sponsorship – A team from Royal LePage offices across Canada will trek to Machu Picchu, Peru in 2015 on a unique fundraising quest. The goal is to raise $350,000 for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. The company says an overwhelming response from those who applied for this bucket list opportunity earlier this year resulted in an expanded trip to accommodate 70 Royal LePagers, up from an originally planned group of just 28. They will trek for eight days across the Machu Picchu mountain ridge, which includes a
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July Real Estate Report is Now Available

The Market Amazes in July Real Estate Report Sales activity of single family residential homes in the Niagara Region for the month of July exceeded last year’s levels by 22%.  The first time Buyers have finally entered the market and more than 43% of the reported sales were below $200,000. Year to date, as of July 31st, the average sale price for a single family residential home was $250,754 versus the $236,342 reported last year, an increase of 5.7%. Grimsby & Stoney Creek are showing a 15% increase in sales year over year & both have a Sales to Listings
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6 Things to Ask When Buying a Cottage

Things to ask when buying a cottage – Buying a house in the city or suburbs can be complicated enough, but buying a cottage or vacation property outside of town requires even more due diligence. In town, you probably wouldn’t ask if the water coming out of the tap is drinkable. Nor would you wonder if the plumbing was hooked up to the sanitary sewer.  But these are exactly the sorts of questions you should ask when buying a cottage, plus a few more. Click here to read the article online 6 Things to Ask When Buying a Cottage
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Thank You Niagara!

Your Business is our Pleasure Thank you to all our loyal customers! We are grateful  for the opportunity to serve you in all your real estate needs. We value your patronage and appreciate your confidence in us. Client satisfaction is our consistent focus and also what separates us from the competition. Royal LePage Niagara is a team of over 400 sales representatives spanning several offices across the region. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of service in the real estate industry. We also have a reputation for expert advice as one of Canada’s leading real estate companies for
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