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May 2016 Regional Residential Statistics

Rising Prices, Brisk Sales have resulted in a very HOT market for the month of May. May 2016 Regional Residential MLS Sales May 2016 Regional Residential Market Update May 2016 Regional Residential Infographic The average sale price for a single family residential home was $329,105 for the month compared to April at $317,322.  Year to date 2016 reported a $315,645 average sale price versus $273,853 for the same period in 2015 an increase of 15.3%.  Sales activity has continued to rise with May exceeding April by 10% & year to date we were above last year by 23%.  There were
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Niagara Housing Sizzles

Brad Johnstone is on the front lines of a hot Niagara real estate market. http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2016/05/16/niagara-housing-sizzles
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The Spring Real Estate Market Is In Full Swing

April Residential Market Reports – Provided By Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate Centre (Click To Open) Regional Residential MLS® Market Report Royal LePage Niagara Market Update Royal LePage Niagara Regional Infographic Average sale prices continued to climb throughout the region with April sitting at $317,322 compared to the year to date average of $309,114.  The number of residential sale units were up 26% over last year and we expect this trend to continue for at least the next few months. New listings were still lower than expected creating a shortage of available properties for home buyers.  The sales to listing
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ROYAL LEPAGE NIAGARA IS REPORTING A HOT SPRING MARKET!!

Click Here To View The Full Regional Spring Market Report The 2016 real estate market in the Niagara region for the 1st quarter was very brisk with sales exceeding last year by 26%. Inventory levels are lower than normal for this time of year however Buyer demand has been high. The average sale price for a single family residential home was $306,238 up 14.4% over the 1st quarter of 2015. The Month of March continued its brisk pace with Sales units up 23% over last March while inventory levels for March showed only 1,491 active listings compared to the 2,129
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Royallepage.ca – 3 Million Visitors Per Month

Fully mobile and Google search optimized, royallepage.ca works for consumers and agents. For consumers, it’s often about researching to narrow down choices based on price and neighbourhoods. We deliver keyword search features; an option to create an account to save searches and receive updates, and; detailed neighbourhood information including our soon-to-be-added commute calculator. For agents, it’s about lead generation resulting from SEO and opportunities to present themselves as professionals who are capable and ready to help. Visit royallepage.ca 
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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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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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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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