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Feb 13
2014

SPRING MARKET STARTS IN WINTER!

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (2565)
   It may appear quiet in the Kingston real estate market, but the real action is at the open houses, which are busier in this dreadful weather than you might think. Serious buyers are out looking to pick up off-season deals and researching their options.    Buyers have... [ more ]
Feb 6
2014

WHOA, SLOW DOWN!

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (2124)
 Usually my quarterly reports revolve around statistical information, but the market is too darn quiet right now, with everyone hiding from the cold.     The real story is in the bigger picture, the overall slowdown in the market in Ontario (save for over-heated markets... [ more ]
Sep 6
2013

BOUNCING BACK - THIRD QUARTER KINGSTON MARKET REPORT

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (5952)
      The Kingston real estate market took a good bounce in August after a year so far known more for being hard on property sellers vying for dollars in a sea of listings. Sales were up a substantial 13 per cent over even last year’s healthy numbers.  It looks... [ more ]
Aug 15
2013

BEST ADVICE FOR TOWN HOME BUYERS

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (2796)
  IMPORTANT  ADVICE   FOR NEW TOWN HOME BUYERS      Here's the real skinny on buying town homes :   Ending up with the kind of home you want means some careful study and focus to ensure that you get it.   Obtain and read... [ more ]
Aug 15
2013

TOWN HOME BUYERS GUIDE - OPTIONS IN THE KINGSTON MARKET

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (11605)
   TOWN HOMES IN THE KINGSTON AREA    New town home options are increasing in the Kingston area as seven builders begin developments in the west end in addition to current offerings.   Make it eight builders, counting Kaitlin Corp., in Bath which offers the... [ more ]
Jul 13
2013

REALITY BITES - 2ND QUARTER KINGSTON REAL ESTATE RESULTS

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (4200)
  The Kingston real estate market has been generally kinder to buyers than sellers so far this year, as prices level off and the number of properties on the market rises.  By the numbers, greater Kingston real estate still hangs on to balanced market status, but has hit a calmer... [ more ]
Jul 13
2013

2ND QUARTER KINGSTON NEIGHBORHOOD REAL ESTATE REPORTS

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (4609)
  These are general overviews of how Kingston's various areas are performing at the mid-year mark. For a more overall summary of the Kingston real estate market to date, please read the Reality Bites blog post. If you need further information, there is lots more and I'm always... [ more ]
Apr 5
2013

SLUGGISH FIRST QUARTER FOR KINGSTON HOME SALES

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (3498)
    Home sales in urban Kingston are down over 23 per cent in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period last year, while the number of listings that failed to sell is up 40 per cent.   This sluggish start to the city's real estate market might be a sign that a... [ more ]
Feb 14
2013

2012 Real Estate Snapshot for Kingston North and East

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (4457)
 NORTH AND EAST  Rideau Heights/Markers Acres     As of last year, Kingston no longer has a neighborhood with an average price under $200,000. This northeasterly corner was the last bastion of true affordability in Kingston. Average sale price in 2012... [ more ]
Feb 14
2013

2012 Real Estate Snapshot for Downtown Kingston

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (3574)
  DOWNTOWN The downtown area of Kingston follows a slightly different path than real estate trends in the rest of the city. It can be a little more unpredictable, but never boring. Here's a closer look at last year's sales activity: South of Princess, East of Sir John A  ... [ more ]
Feb 14
2013

2012 Real Estate Snapshot for West Kingston

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (2555)
   Overall appreciation in Kingston in 2012, at three per cent, was slightly less than over the past few years, but this city continues to be a solid and stable real estate market. Here's more detail on what happened in west end neighborhoods: WEST END  (West of Gardiners Road,... [ more ]
Feb 12
2013

2012 Real Estate Snapshot - Central Kingston

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (2511)
    The real estate slowdown arrived gently in stable Kingston in 2012, with average house prices rising only three per cent after a number of years of four to five per cent appreciation.   Here's a closer look at what's happening in central city neighborhoods:... [ more ]
Oct 14
2012

HAPPY SELLERS, WORRIED RESIDENTS IN PORTSMOUTH DISTRICT

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (5031)  ::  (2 comments)
    YOUR OPINION: STUDENT RENTAL BOOM IS #1 ISSUE IN POLSON, CALVIN AND PORTSMOUTH      The number one concern I hear on my neighborhood rounds is the increasing number of houses being sold as student rentals.    St. Lawrence College has boosted... [ more ]
Jun 20
2012

ABOUT THAT OVERVALUED REAL ESTATE....

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (3205)  ::  (1 comments)
 Oh it’s so easy to make predictions, and rewarding too. Take the senior economist at TD, interviewed by numerous media after she predicted that the Ontario (and Kingston) real estate markets were overvalued by about 10 per cent and due for a correction.   Think... [ more ]
Jun 14
2012

HOME SALE TRENDS IN KINGSTON 'HOODS

Blog posted by Kay Langmuir  ::  Views (6348)
      A bank report recently flagged Kingston real estate as overvalued, and ripe for a 10 per cent correction over the next few years. Not everyone is convinced. But there might be some areas heading for a price pull-back, after a few pretty solid years.     Here are... [ more ]
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