Market Slowing Down As The Year Ends
All the market indicators for November 2013 were pretty much the same as 2012.
Sales and the average price for the year are still ahead of 2012 figures which is pleasing but steady rather than anything dramatic.
2 figures often overlooked but ones that all home Sellers should be aware of are the “Days on Market” and percentage of listing price achieved.
For 2013 generally it takes a little over 2 months for a home to sell and achieves 97% of the asking price. Remember that this year 39% of listings have sold (nearly 2 in 3 do not sell) and pricing as always is critical. The homes that sell are priced correctly and achieve very near list price.
Sellers often comment “we can always look at offers and have plenty of wiggle room.” If the home is overpriced the offers won’t even come to look at.
The key figures for November in Wasaga Beach are below.
They should be studied if buying or selling a home and discussed with your REALTOR®.
Key figures for November:
31 homes sold.
64 new listings.
Sales to listing ratio 48%
96.2% of listing price achieved.
Average days on market 87.
Average Sale Price November 2012 – November 2013 $274,653.
Average Sale Price November 2011 – November 2012 $$272,291.
Year To Date:
423 homes sold.
1077 new listings.
Sales to listing ratio 39%
96.8% of listing price achieved.
Average days on market 72.
The above statistical results are from the MLS® System of the South Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® for the sale of single family homes.
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The Kitchen Is The Most Important Room In The House
Everyone gravitates towards the kitchen. It is the centre, the heart of many homes.
This is doubly true when a property is listed.
If there is one reason I hear more than any other why buyers do not like a listing it is “We don’t like the kitchen.”
Her are some tips to give your kitchen that WOW factor.
- Clear the countertops. Put away kettle and other items to create as much space as possible.
- Freshen up the cabinets by installing new knobs and handles. If necessary paint the cabinets.
- A fresh coat of paint on the walls and ceiling can make the kitchen look like it has had a major renovation.
- If the price point allows it then replacing old counter tops with granite or corian can make all the difference.
When the home is being viewed make sure the kitchen is clean and tidy. Buyers will open cupboards so clean and tidy inside and out.
Empty all bins!
Have Your’re Photo With Santa From 6th to 22nd December
Santa Claus is at Santa’s Castle in the Stonebridge Town Centre in Wasaga Beach at 1 Market Lane, next to the Dollar Tree.
Santa’s Castle hours are: Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dogs can have their photo taken with Santa on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Photos cost $12 per for the first print, $6 for additional prints.
Look what £400,000 Buys You In England !
I worked for nearly 20 years near Hilligdon and from the outside this a very normal semi detached home.
BUT wait till you see the inside.
Sunday December 1st 9am to 2pm
Wasaga Beach Rec Plex
The season is underway. After the Saturday’s Christmas Parade the fun continues with the Wasaga Beach Lions “Breakfast with Santa” & Fundeland.
Sausage and pancakes are served from 9am and continues till noon. Cost is only $3 for adults and kids 10 and under $2.
You can have your photo taken with Santa and let me tell you the pancakes are GOOD
Next door Funderland will be underway and is FREE although a Food Bank donation is welcome.
Saturday November 30th; 2pm Start
Yes it’s nearly the last Saturday in November again and time for the 2013 Wasaga Beach Christmas parade.
No worries about there being snow and a winter wonderland this year. You may remember last year the snow only arrived just in time the day before.
The parade starts at 22nd Street, then down Mosley Street and finishing at the Wasaga RecPlex where there will be a reception.
Remember on Friday the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place at the Oakview Woods Gazebo 7pm.
Thursday 21st November 6pm to 9pm
Ladies can get started in Stayner this Thursday and gave some fun as well.
“An evening of shopping, games, discounts and holiday festivities with the girls.”
Jennie at JACS knows all about it or contact the Stayner Chamber of Commerce (705 428 3102.)
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