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#JustListed 213 Chantler Rd., Welland $475,900

Century farm house close to City and all amenities. This home features a 1.1 acre lot with 235 feet of frontage. Master bedroom on the main floor and 3 bedrooms upstairs. A screened in veranda off the master bedroom to enjoy those summer evenings of peace and quiet. View on MLS
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SOLD! 698 Canboro Rd., Fenwick

Located on picturesque tree-lined street in easy walking distance to Fenwick village centre, 9 foot ceilings highlight the bright and airy open concept main floor layout -large eat in kitchen with island overlooks great room; hardwood and ceramic floors, main floor laundry; 3 bedrooms on 2nd floor and large bathroom with double sink vanity; Basement is…
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Housing Market Outlook (Fall 2020)

Canadian housing market expected to remain active for the remainder of 2020 due to pent-up demand and low inventory levels, say RE/MAX brokers and agents Canadians showing more interest in suburban and rural homes for sale, as work and life dynamics shift  Canadian housing prices anticipated to increase by 4.6% in the third and fourth…
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Attention Investors! For Sale on Niagara Wine Route

5204 King St., Beamsville $839,900 Overview: Well maintained investment property located on the Niagara Wine Route in the vibrant and growing Town of Beamsville , this high traffic location offers quick QEW access with many new residential developments and high profile wineries in the immediate area, Main Floor Commercial Unit Tenant is well established restaurant;…
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4 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Home

Deciding to sell your home is a big decision that can be an incredibly emotional experience for you and your family. However, it can also be an opportunity to improve your lifestyle and start fresh. If you’re starting to feel the itch to find new surroundings, below are four signs that you might be ready…
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TUESDAY NEWS DAY: Calculating Months of Supply

The term "months of supply" in real estate tells us the time it would take for all the current inventory to sell, if it all sold, at the current rate without new inventory coming on the market. How do we calculate the months of supply? Months of supply is the number of houses currently for…
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Office Space for Lease at Pelham Professional Arts Building

Need a commercial office/work space away from home? Here's a unique opportunity in the Pelham Professional Arts Building centrally located in Downtown Fonthill just steps from Pelham Town Hall. Various size options available to suit your growing business. Unit 101 - 2 Pelham Town Square; 1718 Sq. ft Main floor corner office suite offering a…
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Market Activity Rebounds in May

Sellers and Buyers are confident in the Real Estate Industry Safety Protocols being used to keep Niagara families moving. Residential home sales activity recorded through the MLS® system for The Niagara Association of REALTORS® (NAR) totaled 473 units in May 2020. This was a decrease of 38% from May 2019. “What a difference a month…
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SOLD! 6352 Murray St., Niagara Falls

Super cute & affordable! Perfect for investment, first time home buyer or retirees; well-maintained 2 bedroom house, with detached 1 1/2 car garage situated on private 125 deep lot in mature treed neighbourhood. compact 515 sq. ft layout, full basement, breaker panel. Property Type: Single Family Property Tax: $1566.00 (2019) MLS® #: 30806575 Ownership-Type: Freehold…
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RE/MAX IS THERE: Buying and Selling a Home during Unusual Times

With the initial uncertainty of COVID-19 now passed, we are moving into a new phase wherein people are adjusting to and embracing a new sense of normalcy. Having been deemed an essential service from the onset of COVID-19 government-mandated restrictions, RE/MAX continues to be there for people who need to buy or sell a home. As RE/MAX Agents…
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Local Home Prices Holding Steady During Pandemic

Curious how the Niagara Real Estate Market is being impacted by the pandemic? Here's a 1st look at APRIL 2020 Niagara Market Statistics. Total residential sales of 216 units is DOWN 65% from 614 sales recorded in April 2019. New Listings for the month DROPPED 52% from 1013 in April 2019 to 486 in April…
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Not Business As Usual

Dear friends of Team Berkhout Bosse – please be advised that during the Province’s COVID-19 State of Emergency our business is operating in full compliance with the Advisory Notice published March 24th, 2020 by the Ontario Real Estate Association. (as posted below) While real estate agents are included on the essential service list this pertains…
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The New Virtual Reality of Real Estate

Social distancing has us all pressing pause, letting go of priorities in favour of time spent indoors, connected only though our screens. Alas, in the real estate market, even amid a global pandemic, there are still sellers who need to sell, and buyers who need to buy. Lucky for us, in this age of technology,…
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Canadian Real Estate Association COVID-19 Update: Collaboration with the Government

Information related to the efforts to mitigate the outbreak of COVID-19 is constantly evolving. First and foremost, we recommend REALTOR®members follow the guidelines and precautions set by Canada’s public health authorities. See Health Canada’s website for comprehensive coverage. In ongoing discussions with government officials from various departments and agencies, we continue to emphasize the unique…
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SOLD! 87 Abbott Place, Fonthill $589,900

Unique & Chic! Bungaloft end unit freehold townhome with double wide private driveway and double car garage. Nearly NEW (Built in 2015) featuring an open floor plan with two master bedroom suite options - one on the main level and one in the loft; Vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, Kitchen has large centre island with…
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Niagara Real Estate Market 2019: The Year in Review

Niagara home sales continued to rise in 2019 despite declining supply. 2020 is predicted to be another challenging market for buyers with multiple offers and another year of increasing prices on the horizon. The annual residential home sales activity recorded through the MLS® system for the Niagara Association of REALTORS® (NAR) totalled 6,002 units in…
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What does home mean to you?

National Writing Contest For Grades 4, 5 And 6 January 6 to February 21, 2020 Grades 4, 5 and 6 students across Canada are invited to submit a poem or essay explaining what home means to them. It’s a great way for students to engage in an interactive and fun way, and it teaches youth…
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SOLD! 28 Fern Gate, Fonthill – Unique Design Appeal!

You will love the vaulted Living Room ceiling and modern style open hardwood staircase in this 3 Bedroom Multi-level Come add your decorating touch and transform this gem of a home. Master Bedroom has walk in closet and ensuite privilege to 4 pce bathroom with soaker tub and separate shower, Main floor laundry and 2…
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Five Ways to Feel at Home Fast

The buying process is over, and the moving truck has delivered your household goods to your new property. Now it’s time to unpack and turn your new house into a home. Here are five tips to get you through the labour-intensive process a little easier: Divide the work You have friends and family who are…
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Demystifying the First Time Home Buyer Incentive

As Canadians continue to struggle with high housing prices, the federal government has stepped in to help carry the weight of those hefty mortgage payments with the First Time Home Buyer Incentive. Trudeau has earmarked $1.25 billion in funding to the program over the next three years. The First Time Home Buyer Incentive took effect…
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What You Should Know about the Fall Real Estate Market

The decision on whether to buy or sell a home this Fall has become mired by more than the typical uncertainties that come with a transaction of this magnitude. Housing affordability, interest rates and the mortgage stress test were big newsmakers in 2018 and 2019, and are continuing to make headlines during this Fall's federal…
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Team BB Trusted Partner – these architects Inc.

these architects Inc is an architecture office with studios in Fonthill, and Toronto.  They specialize in renovations and new builds of residential custom homes, working closely with the home owner to guide them through the process from pre-design through to construction. They also specialize in commercial projects ranging from interior design to new builds, in…
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SOLD! Retire in Style

Luxury END UNIT Townhome with DOUBLE GARAGE-  loaded with extras! 22 Andrew Lane, Thorold (Off Merritt Rd., Welland) $559,900 Nearly new in Merritt Meadows - Rinaldi built and 'Holmes Approved' Open concept 2 bedroom, 2 Bathroom plan centred around the designer inspired Kitchen with massive island and distinctive Feature Wall and upgraded hardwood floors in…
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Niagara Realtors Launch Niagara Open House Portal

Check it out! niagaraopenhouses.ca This newly launched site created by the Niagara Association of Realtors provides an interactive map and a simple search bar that allows users to search for upcoming Open Houses by city, price range, home features and/or MLS® number. Selecting a property opens a new window and contains full details about the…
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