December 2016 Regional Residential Statistics

Check out the year end 2016 Regional Residential Statistics, Year End 2016 Regional Residential MLS Sales, December 2016 Regional Residential Market Update, along with inventory and sales trends for the year.

Residential Stats 2016

RLP Market Update DEC 2016

Months Of Inventory Trend 2016

Residential Average Sale Price Trend 2016

Residential Unit Sales Trend 2016


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Fort Erie Neighbourhood & Listings

Do you appreciate small town values? Is easy access to the big city important to you? Are you searching for a great quality of life?

If you’re considering moving to the Niagara region, Fort Erie is a wonderful place to settle. Just minutes away from Buffalo and a mere two-hour drive to Toronto, Fort Erie is nestled in the hub of Niagara’s spectacular countryside.

What’s in the Area?

Live stress-free surrounded by nature. Enjoy afternoon walks on white sand beaches, peaceful strolls down scenic walking trails, and exquisite winery tours. If you’re a sports fanatic, improve your golf game on large terrains; ski down the slopes nearby in Western New York; and head over to HSBC Centre in Buffalo to catch a Sabres game just 15 minutes away!

Real Estate

Fort Erie is in fact the third fastest growing area in the Niagara Region. With the population and real-estate market booming so quickly, now is the perfect time to buy a home in Fort Erie.

Currently, both housing and property taxes are ranked fairly low. Houses in Fort Erie average approximately $309,900, according to a report published in Canadian Real Estate Magazine.

So not only would you be moving to a neighbourhood with small town charm and easy access to major metropolitan areas, but you would be saving substantial real-estate costs.

To find Fort Erie, Ontario real estate properties that match your criteria, contact us! We’ll help you find the ideal space to suit your new, serene lifestyle.

The Dos and Don’ts of Preparing for an Open House

The time has come when you’re ready to open your house to potential buyers. It’s an exciting prospect—especially if you’ve already found your new home and want to sell your current one as quickly as possible.

But before you get into it, there are various aspects to consider. As a seller, your goal is to maximize your space’s appeal in every possible way. Here is some advice based on our years of experience:


Spruce it up. Put yourself in the shoes of a buyer and allow yourself to take a good look at your home from a different perspective. Is the paint chipped? Are your doors swinging off the hinges? Is there rust on the garage door? Making a good first impression is crucial when you’re trying to sell. Believe it or not, a few minor renovations—even something as trivial as dirty grout in between your floor tiles—can make all the difference.

Stage your home . It’s all in the details. The last thing you want to do is make your home look dull and outmoded.  Borrow a modern rug, fill your vases with flowers, and get rid of that old paint colour—neutral is always the way to go. It’s easy to get turned off at bright-coloured walls. You want to exude a fresh, contemporary feel; so if you have any bulky furniture, remove it. A spacious home is more appealing than a cluttered one.

Let in natural light. This is often a deal-breaker. Nowadays, it’s all about open-concept and natural lighting. So if you’ve got it, flaunt it. The sunnier your space, the more positive the overall vibe.


Have your pet roaming around. As cute as they may be, the reality is that some people don’t like animals. It’s an unnecessary cause for irritation, so it’s best to avoid it altogether. Not to mention, all the wandering in-and-out may risk your pet taking off.

Forget about the outside. A well-kept exterior is just as important. Check the conditions of your front door, asphalt, lawn, etc.  Is your mailbox broken? Is your doorbell functioning? These are all factors that indicate whether your home has been taken care of. If your front steps are damaged, who’s to say other aspects of the home aren’t in need of restoration?

Prevent access to any room or closet. Storage space in closets, cabinets, and rooms is very important. Buyers want to know whether their belongings will fit well within the available space—so make sure all rooms and storage areas are neat and ready for inspection.

We have tons of other tips and tricks to ready your home for a visit and help you make that sale. For more information about our expert real estate servicescontact us today!