November 2018 STATs for Burlington

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Residential Market Activity November 2018

In the chart above, Residential Market Activity, we can see the overall sales compared to this time last year. There were a total of 212 sales for the month of November. And we can see that the average cost of a home in Burlington has gone up and average sale price increased by 4%.

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Average Residential Price by District November 2018

The Average Residential Price by District graph indicates to us that Burlington continues to do well from the escarpment to the bay. You’re also able to see the average cost of a home for the month. We’re also able to see that area 35 remains very hot with the most number of total sales (61) for November 2018.

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Burlington Residential Table for November 2018

The above chart Burlington Residential Table which includes area 35, the neighbourhoods of Millcroft and Headen Forest, have done very well. We can see the sales activity was 212 for the month of November. And the total sales for Burlington and Hamilton were 862.

The Sales to New Listing Ratio was 17.2% – indicating that the overall residential market for the RAHB area is normal for this time of year. As it’s common to see these ratios during the months of November and December. The sales-to-listing-price ratio was 97.8% indicating that Burlington continues to do well overall.

For more information, please refer to RAHB’s Residential Market and MLS Home Price Index Report for November 2018. 

If you’re thinking of selling your home please make sure you contact us. We’re ready to help you find your new home.

Moving In The Winter

Tips for Moving In The Winter

Moving in the winter can be a challenge, you have to deal with unpredictable weather and cold temperatures. It’s helpful to make sure you’re prepared for whatever might happen. Moving in the winter is sometimes necessary and can’t be avoided. But that’s fine and I’m here to help with some tips to help the day go a little more smoothly.

Confirm All Details

It’s always best to make sure all details are confirmed with your moving company ahead of time. Because you might run into unexpected weather changes or there might be a lot of snow where you are. You might need extra time with your moving company. But the one nice thing about moving during the off season is that you’ll have lots of dates to choose from. However, it’s a good idea to keep your eye on the weather.

Keep Checking the Weather

In Canada we know that the winter can sometimes be difficult and unpredictable. That doesn’t have to stop you from moving. Watch for the weather and if it changes, call your movers and make sure they are aware. Check the weather conditions everyday the week leading up to your move. Things will be ok, we’re Canadians and we’re tough when it comes to the winter weather.

Protect Your Floors

Of course winter means wet boots and shoes and you don’t want to have people damaging your floors. A great way to protect them is to have floor mats at every entrance and to purchase some cheap plastic tarps and cover any floors you want to protect. It can get wet and you don’t want to have a mess, it might also be a good idea to have some towels on hand as well.

Packing Fragile Items and Electronics

When it’s cold outside it can be possibly damaging to fragile items and to electronics. When you leave electronics in a cold truck over night or in a car it will freeze. Once that item is brought back inside it will thaw and can cause water damage. To avoid that I recommend that you keep your electronics close and somewhere warm.

Same goes for an fragile items, since the cold makes them more fragile, they’re more likely to break. Keep that in mind when you’re packing and be aware of what you’re putting in the moving truck. That also goes for any extra warm clothing, you don’t want that to end of packed in a moving truck. Stay warm and dress for the weather.

Tip The Movers Well

We know how hard the movers work and how much harder they often have to work during the winter months. Dealing with mire difficult driving conditions and possible snow and ice to navigate through. Therefore it might be good to be a little extra generous when tipping. Show the movers how grateful you are for their hard work.

Let’s Find Your Dream Home

Give me a call today and we can start the process of finding you the home you’ve been dreaming of. You can also check out all of my new listings and maybe you’ll see something you love. I’m Looking forward to meeting you and get the process started.

October 2018 STATs for Burlington

In the chart above, Residential Market Activity, we can see the overall sales compared to this time last year. There were 266 sales for the month of October. And we can see that the average cost of a home in Burlington has gone up and average sale price increased by 5.9%.

 

The Average Residential Price by District graph indicates to us that Burlington is doing well from the escarpment to the bay. You’re also able to see the average cost of a home for the month. And we can see that for October area 35 remains very hot.

 

The chart above, Hamilton-Burlington Residential Marketing Activity, includes area 35, are the neighbourhoods of Millcroft and Headen Forest. We can see the sales activity was 1,035 for the month of October.

RAHB reported 1,035 sales of residential properties. We find that for the month of October, The Sales to New Listing Ratio was 60.1% – indicating that the overall residential market for the RAHB area is in a balanced position.

With a Sales to Listing Price Ratio of 98.2%, we’re able to see that Burlington continues to do very well. Millcroft and Headen Forest continue to stay consistent and the average time a home is on the market at 31.6%.

“The single family market in the overall RAHB area remains in a balanced position, with a good inventory of homes for those looking for a detached property.” – RAHB CEO George O’Neill

For more information, please refer to RAHB’s Residential Market and MLS Home Price Index Report for October 2018. 

If you’re thinking of selling your home please make sure you contact us. We are ready to help you find the home you’ve been searching for.