THE WORD ON THE STREET
Why is the Kingston market so tight?
In human terms, more people want to move here. Toronto residents and investors are looking for more affordable property, the city is attracting some international business, (Asian-owned manufacturing plant), employment increased by five per cent last year, and now the $180 million Third Crossing bridge project is poised to help the city grow even more.
Canada Mortgage and Housing is predicting the 2018 real estate market in Kingston will continue to be strong, though at a slightly lower level than last year’s peak. The heated market continues to be driven in large part by low listing numbers.
If you’re considering selling, now is the time. If you’re looking to buy, be patient. It might take a while!
What does an Aging-in-Place Specialist do?
A home can have significant influence on physical, social and financial well-being as homeowners age. The right home in the right location will keep you connected to your friends and community, its design will help prevent falls and accidents, and it can be maintained at a cost that fits your budget and preserves its value.
As a Realtor®, a Senior Real Estate Specialist, and Kingston’s only Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, I help people make well-informed choices when they're contemplating a move in the near future or further down the road.
Take the time to study your options - stay, move, renovate, innovate - even up to a year or two or more. If you are anticipating a move or life change in the next one to three years, let's share a pot of tea and chat.
Kay Langmuir, B.A. Honours Political Science, Bachelor of Journalism