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May 8
2017

SELLERS GET 8% WINDFALL

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (1903)
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Mar 13
2017

HOME LISTINGS DOWN, SALES UP - IT'S A SELLER'S MARKET

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (1543)
  The Kingston real estate market is heating up, in large part because a significant 25 per cent drop in listings has tightened supply.    MLS sales are up by nine per cent, but this doesn't include the many direct-to-public sales that builders have attracted, particularly... [ more ]
Oct 17
2016

A STRONGER 12 MONTHS

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (1609)
A drop in listings over the past 12 months has put new energy into the Kingston real estate market and given more sellers something to smile about.   Fully 52 per cent of listings in the Kingston market found buyers in the past 12 months, after three years of being in the 42-43 per cent... [ more ]
Dec 9
2015

HOLDING OUR OWN

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (1838)
The average price for a home in Kingston increased 3.4 per cent in the past 12 months – the first time in three years that the annual increase has been above three per cent. This works out to just over $10,000 on a $300,000 home. By comparison, the annual price appreciation nationally... [ more ]
Jul 28
2015

A BIT OF GOOD NEWS FOR SELLERS

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (1850)
Finally a little good news for Kingston home sellers - the single-family market had a solid second quarter, sales have nudged up, and average prices have made a modest gain in the past 12 months.  Average prices have increased 2.7 per cent in the past 12 months, staying a little ahead of... [ more ]
May 31
2015

CROWDED MARKET ATTRACTS MORE BUYERS

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (2008)
If you’re a home seller in Kingston, you’re facing a lot of competition, but sales are up somewhat from last year and prices are at least holding. Average prices in the city are about one per cent higher than the first five months of last year – nothing really after factoring... [ more ]
May 27
2015

COACHING BUYERS WITH THE R.I.T.E STRATEGY

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (1902)
  THE R.I.T.E STRATEGY COACHING BUYERS TO COME OUT AHEAD    The name for my approach to advising buyer clients – the R.I.T.E Strategy – came to me the day after I brought home medals from the Canadian Masters Swim Championships this spring.    I... [ more ]
Apr 25
2015

SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE IS ALL ABOUT MICRO-MARKETS

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (2042)
FIRST QUARTER REPORT –  THE MICRO-MARKET EDGE  Is it really a buyers’ market in every neighborhood in Kingston?  Not necessarily! The degree to which circumstances currently favor buyers varies from slight to substantial depending on current conditions in... [ more ]
Mar 18
2015

A BUYER'S MARKET IN KINGSTON REAL ESTATE

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (3156)
 Kingston is now entering its fourth year of rising listings, and this is hugely influencing the local market. The numbers of homes for sale is becoming a flood with a record 1900 listings on MLS as of the end of February. This is equivalent to 11 months of sales inventory, and... [ more ]
Mar 10
2015

KINGSTON'S REAL ESTATE MARKET FLOODED

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (2102)
   Kingston is now entering its fourth year of rising listings, and this is hugely influencing the local market. The numbers of homes for sale is becoming a flood with a record 1900 listings on MLS as of the end of February. This is equivalent to 11 months of sales inventory, and... [ more ]
Feb 10
2015

STARTING STRONG - THE DIFFERENCE $6000 CAN MAKE!

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (2181)
It wasn’t really the January I expected after two slowing years in Kingston’s residential market. Residential sales in Kingston were up more than 12 per cent over last January. Even allowing for last January's miserable weather conditions, sales activity is still healthy, and... [ more ]
Jan 7
2015

SLOW MEANS SELLERS NEED SAVVY

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (8650)
    Gone are the good old days in the Limestone City, back about five years, when listing a house for sale meant at least a 60 per cent chance of finding a buyer. In 2014, the odds slid to 42 per cent.   With increasing numbers of older people selling their homes, plus... [ more ]
Oct 17
2014

KINGSTON REAL ESTATE - THIRD QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (2430)
 Kingston Real Estate Market Report – Third Quarter  As the Kingston market cools slightly this year, buyers  should take note. Many already have, and are getting good value for their money.  Whether you’re buying or selling, the Kingston market is a good place... [ more ]
Jul 22
2014

Midway 2014 - Resilience in Kingston Real Estate

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (2268)
The half way mark in 2014 Kingston showed uneven results in neighborhoods across Kingston. Fewer sales and yet solid price appreciation in many areas, which can also mean buyers are cherry picking the better properties. We all have busy lives. Updated, turn-key homes sell quickly.... [ more ]
Jul 2
2014

KINGSTON REAL ESTATE REPORT - To May 1

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (2167)
      The following are the neighborhood micro-trend reports for the Kingston real estate area to the end of April. Find your areas of interest in bold.    In the east-end neighborhoods flanking Highway 15, listings in the first four months of this year were way... [ more ]
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