News from Your Kingston Real Estate Team

How to succeed in this market

By |2018-01-21T19:21:38-05:00July 5th, 2017|Categories: Buying a home, how to succeed in a sellers market, its your move ygk, Selling your home|Tags: , , , , , , |

We’ve all heard the stories by now, “the house we offered on was only on the market for a day and we lost in multiples to a Toronto buyer who went over asking without conditions”, and some of you will have had this thought “What if we put our home on the [...]

Did you know?

By |2018-01-21T19:22:02-05:00June 19th, 2017|Categories: Kingston Real Estate, selers market, Toronto real estate market|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The rumours are true, Toronto investors are moving east! In fact, we have been informed that recently over 300 new build and to-be-built homes in the west end of Kingston were purchased by just such a group from Toronto. Since the cost of new homes have had the largest yearly increase in pricing over the past [...]

Sellers’ Market

By |2018-01-21T19:23:44-05:00May 12th, 2017|Categories: hummingbird feeders, selers market|Tags: , , , , |

You’ve read it, you’ve heard it and many of you have felt it…Many areas of Kingston are full on experiencing symptoms of a Sellers Market!  Similar to February, Kingston Area Real Estate Association’s headline for March was ‘Kingston and Area home sales post best March in over a decade’.  […]

Statistically Speaking

By |2018-01-21T19:24:07-05:00April 16th, 2017|Categories: Kingston Real Estate, Spring Market 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

…“Kingston and Area home sales reach five-year high for February” is the heading you’ll find on the Kingston Area Real Estate Association’s website for the previous month. Now, we guess we wouldn’t be surprising anyone at this point if we told you that 2017 is shaping up to be a very different [...]

News you can use.

By |2018-01-21T19:24:31-05:00February 15th, 2017|Categories: Kingston Real Estate|Tags: , , , , , |

The Groundhog may have seen his shadow this year, but he obviously doesn’t know the Kingston Real Estate Market.  There are Buyers starting to get stir crazy, and with over 20% less listings than this time last year (as of February), the local market is definitely heating up and becoming more [...]

Team Introduction

By |2018-01-21T19:34:18-05:00February 1st, 2017|Categories: Buying a home, Kingston Real Estate, Selling your home, Team Introduction|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

New Year. New Team. New Website! Yes, that’s a lot of NEWS, but we’ve been hard at work the last few months and we’re finally ready to share some of it with you. As most of you know, we have officially announced the formation of the It’s Your Move Real Estate [...]

How the Internet Has Changed Real Estate

By |2016-11-14T23:01:58-05:00August 28th, 2016|Categories: Buying a home, Selling your home|Tags: , , , , |

We all know how the internet has changed major industries like music, print media, communications and so many others. It has also radically changed the way real estate agents work. […]

Is that ‘fixer upper’ really a deal?

By |2016-11-10T01:37:42-05:00July 18th, 2016|Categories: Buying a home|Tags: , , |

While many home buyers are looking for turnkey properties that are move-in ready, there are just as many who are seduced by the allure of the fixer-upper. Sometimes coded in listings as a “handyman’s dream,” these are houses even the listing agent […]

Soak up this advice on waterfront property

By |2016-11-14T23:09:40-05:00June 28th, 2016|Categories: Buying a home|Tags: , |

Looking for waterfront property in Kingston? Read this before you buy… When the weather turns fine, it’s hard not to envy people with access to the water, especially in Kingston, where the lake, river and canal are so beautiful. But buying on the water can bring special considerations to a purchase. [...]

Adjusting your selling price

By |2016-11-14T23:10:15-05:00May 31st, 2016|Categories: Selling your home|Tags: , |

It’s a bit of a sensitive question: when should you reevaluate your list price? No one likes having this conversation, and by the time you and your agent are having it, you are probably both frustrated, disappointed and tired. But, it’s obviously an important conversation to have if you are going [...]

General maintenance, repairs, and freshening up

By |2016-11-14T23:10:45-05:00April 18th, 2016|Categories: Selling your home|Tags: |

If you’re thinking of moving, even if it’s a longer term plan than something you are contemplating in the next few months, it can be tempting to hit the pause button on planned maintenance or upgrades. But if you have the budget and the time, a few strategic repairs can help [...]

Ever Browsed the Real Estate Listings?

By |2016-11-14T23:11:08-05:00April 5th, 2016|Categories: Selling your home|Tags: , , |

If you’ve ever browsed real estate listings online, or the Homes section of your newspaper, you’re probably familiar with the Realtor®-ese used in the descriptions. It consists of short exclamatory sentences! Sometimes emphatically exclamatory!!! And it Often Contains random Capitalizations (though Realtor® itself is a Registered Trademark, which is why it [...]

What Happened When Jake Sold His Own Home

By |2016-11-14T23:12:39-05:00March 7th, 2016|Categories: Selling your home|Tags: , , |

Late last year when I was selling my house with Jake, he mentioned he had his own place on the market, too. It was interesting to be working with an agent who was going through a lot of the same processes as me. When my deal wrapped up, I knew Jake [...]

The Value of a ‘Comp’

By |2016-11-14T23:13:04-05:00February 29th, 2016|Categories: Selling your home|Tags: , |

When Jake came by to meet me and check out the home I was thinking of listing last year, he came armed with comps, which is real estate shorthand comparable sales. These usually include homes of a similar size in a similar neighbourhood, that sold in the last few months, maybe [...]

You’ve Staged and You Didn’t Know It!

By |2016-11-14T23:13:27-05:00February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Selling your home|Tags: , |

From watching HGTV, you’d get the idea that staging involves spending your life’s savings at a florist and living like a lonely Mad Hatter, with your table perpetually set for a tea party that never happens. But really, staging can be anything you do to make your home more appealing to [...]

The Most Lucrative Cleaning Job You’ve Ever Had

By |2016-11-14T23:13:53-05:00February 15th, 2016|Categories: Selling your home|Tags: |

Next week our new blogger Steph is back with a post about staging in winter, but I realized I wanted to start with the staging basics I always mention to my clients, no matter what time of year. It comes down to three simple words — big, bright and clean. This [...]

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