Realtors and Home owners here in Waterloo Region and across Ontario have spoken and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing has heard our outrage. The Minister confirmed this week that the government will not give the municipalities the ability to charge the Municipal Land Transfer Tax.
This is fantastic news for everyone in the region!!!
Now that this bullet is dodged, here in Waterloo Region it was another good month of home sales with a total of 413 residential properties sold last month compared to 376 in November last year. This number included 254 single detached homes (up 10.0% from last November), 22 semi-detached (down 45%), 33 townhomes (down 15.4%) and 99 condominium units (up 37.5%).
Average prices also increased 8.2% to an average price of $412,581 for single detached homes. Condo’s were up 7.3% with an average of $225,341, while townhomes and semis sold for an average of $313,015 (up 13.8%) and $257,995 (down 1.9%) respectively. Average sale price of all residential sales through the Kitchener Waterloo MLS system increased to $350,703 up 6.7%
With 2015 drawing to a close shortly we have had another outstanding year for homes sales in Waterloo Region. CMHC is forecasting steady mortgage rates and stronger employment in the Region for 2016 and that means continued demand for housing. Comparing our prices here against our neighbors in the GTA, Waterloo Region still remains very affordable.
If you are looking to make a move in the spring and would like to have a better idea of what your home is worth click here now. Whether buying or selling give me a call and let’s sit down for a coffee and discuss how we can help make the move to a new home a smooth one for you and your family. I can be reached at 519-497-4646 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a Wonderful Holiday Season with your family!
December 4, 2015 | Categories: Buyers, Kitchener Waterloo, Loft Style, New Construction, Sellers | Tags: condo buying, condo selling, condo units, downsizing, first time buyer, home inspectors, kevin baker, kitchener, ktichener, land transfer tax, loft, loft buying, loft selling, market, market update, market value, MLTT, mortgage, mortgage brokers, new construction, real estate, realtor, remax, sales reps, twin city realty, update, waterloo, waterloo region | Leave a comment