Dog Days of Summer

Posted on Aug 11, 2023

Those dog days of summer are here! At least for the Quinte area real estate market they are.

This summer finds us with loads of housing inventory in the Quinte area. It's been a slower, more traditional summer market.

With prices not seen since the summer of 2021.

In fact we’re almost exactly in line with the monthly average price for Belleville and Q...

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If Houses were like fish in the sea..

Posted on Aug 10, 2023

🎣 If houses were like fish in the sea...

You'd land the perfect one with every cast.

Have you noticed? This summer the nets are full for anyone looking for their perfect home.

We're seeing conditional offers come together. Even when there's a 'sale of buyer's property'* involved. 🪱

*The least attractive ‘bait’ [offer condition] known to real estate.

📉 H...

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What will your next move look like?

Posted on Mar 28, 2023

Comments I'm hearing this week...

  1. We're waiting for the market to bottom out.
  2. House prices are supposed to fall some more.
  3. There's nothing on the market in my price range.
  4. That house I was looking at sold in 4 days. I want something just like that.
It's a weird time in real estate. There's no doubt about it.
The media would have you believe that investin...

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The Samosa's

Posted on Mar 13, 2023

I was 'fired' by a client last Sunday.
To be fair, I might not have laid out expectations as well as I should have. 

Monday to Saturday, I'm your gal. But between real estate and this reno project, I work all. the. time. 
I'm the first to admit it's not healthy. 

By Sunday I know it's time to take a break, so I keep my elbows out pretty hard. 
Unless it's a...

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Mind the Bounce

Posted on Feb 21, 2023

Mind the bounce.

"People/media always overestimate the downturn and underestimate the bounce back."

Another nugget from Royal LePage Canada’s CEO Phil Soper.

The voice of reason among all the click-bait doom and gloom headlines.

So wor...

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Timing - When's the best time to move?

Posted on Dec 06, 2022

You probably don't want to think about this so close to Christmas, but here it is. The 'right time' for you to move is rarely the 'best time'. 

The 'right time' to move might feel like late spring or early summer, when the weather is good and help is easy to find. 

The 'right time' might feel like when interest rates start to fall again.

But is that the...

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