• Jim Broderick, Sales Rep | Patrick Burke, Broker | Vicky Boucher, Sales Rep

2010 Market Summary

Well, another year comes to a close in our local Real Estate community. Since September 2008, we have definitely had an interesting ride! The quick and unexpected dive that we saw in the months following Sept 2008 caught everyone off guard. Over the course of the next year, we saw those losses recovered with a […]

Make Your Home Different

Have you ever wondered why you decided to pick one product versus another? What was the difference between the two? Essentially, the competition may have been similar, but there was that one factor that pushed you to choose one amongst the rest. Perhaps it was price or a particular ingredient. With a house, perhaps it […]

October Market Information

Well, another interesting month passes by in the local (and national) real estate market. Total listings (in Niagara) for the month were almost identical to 2009 (1153 in 2010 vs. 1142 in 2009) however the total for the year is up 8% thanks to the front loaded nature of 2010. Total sales for the year […]

Should I Sell My House Myself?

Thinking about a move? When considering how to sell your home, there are going to be many influences and considerations that will determine which route you take. You’re likely to hear anything from “you should sell private! My cousin did and it was a piece of cake!” to “Realtors don’t do anything…they just plunk a […]

New bungalow townhome development listed!

Check out The Townes at Mount Carmel. This enclave of bungalow townhomes offers a different take on what has become such a traditional layout. With 7 different plans, each with their own variation, there are plenty of options to configure a townhome just the way you like. Follow this link to the virtual tour: http://homesite.obeo.com/viewer/default.aspx?tourid=632445&refURL=&locale=en-US […]

September Market Info

Well, the numbers are in…here are some of the results for September:1. St.Catharines sales for the month were down 16% versus Sept 2009 as were listings which were down 14%. This is largely reflected to the mishandled GST to HST fiasco. Average price for the city was up 6.9% however, sitting at $219,800 for the […]

Decor Trends – What to Do?

Décor. A word that means many different things to many different people. The dictionary describes it as “a decorative style or scheme, as of a room.” While we live in our homes, we all choose different décor ideas and techniques that we like at the time. Whether it is painting a dining room dark burgundy, […]

Landscaping – Money Well Spent

With possibly the best return on your investment, fresh and clean landscaping is time and money well spent. Countless studies and reports have been released detailing the return that a well landscaped property can provide. Curb appeal! We have all heard that expression countless times, and for good reason. When the FOR SALE sign first […]

To Sell or Buy First

Similar to a game of chess, the first steps taken when buying or selling real estate can ultimately determine how successful you are in accomplishing your goals. When we meet with clients who are about to buy or sell a home, the stress and apprehension is often obvious. This is why you should be sure […]