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Strong Condo sales in Kitchener Waterloo and Cambridge for July

Hope you had a wonderful long holiday weekend. The weather was absolutely perfect and looks like its going to be a hot one for August as well.

Here are the stats from the July market here in Waterloo Region and it continues to stay strong. There were 586 residential properties sold in July, representing an increase of 15.1 per cent compared to the same month last year.

Home sales in July included 322 detached (up 16.4 per cent), and 62 condominium apartments (down 6.1 per cent). Sales also included 148 townhouses (up 45.1 per cent) and 42 semi-detached homes (down 22.2 per cent). On a year-to-date basis we’re seeing sales have increased slightly over last year.

The average sale price of all residential properties sold in July increased by 9.3 per cent to $521,101 compared to July 2018. Detached homes sold for an average price of $613,244 (an increase of 5.4 per cent compared to July of last year. During this same period, the average sale price for an apartment-style condominium was $339,137 for an increase of 15.9 per cent. Townhomes and semis sold for an average of $414,062 (up 17 per cent) and $434,136 (up 11.9 per cent) respectively.

The median price of all residential properties sold last month increased 10.8 per cent to $489,450 and the median price of a detached home during the same period increased by 8.8 per cent to $575,750

There were 844 residential properties listed in K-W and area last month, an increase of 12.8 per cent compared to July of 2018, and an increase of 10.4 per cent in comparison to the previous ten-year average for the month of July The total number of homes available for sale in active status at the end of July totaled 863, a decrease of 8.7 per cent compared to July of last year, and well below the previous ten-year average of 1,467 listings for July. Months Supply of Homes for sale stood at 1.7 months in July, which is 15 percent lower than the same period last year.  That is still making it a tight market for buyers and sellers.

There is still strong consumer demand that is making for a busier than normal market for the middle of summer.

The average days it took to sell a home in June was 22 days, which is the same number of days it took in July 2018.

Historical Sales By Property Type

Months Supply of Homes for Sale

Historical Median Sales Price – By Property Type

Historical Average Sales Price – By Property Type

Historical Sales – By Price Range

Average Days on Market

If you have any questions or have been thinking of making a move this summer or into the fall, give me a call or text at 519-497-4646 or shoot me an email to kevinbaker@kwhometeam.ca and lets sit down, grab a coffee and plan out a strategy that is best suited for your families needs.

Have a great August!

Kevin

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Kitchener Condo developer gets $200,000 boost for Grants into home ownership

$200,000 Grants for Options For Homes Ownership Assistance in Kitchener
First-of-its-kind Home Ownership

Kitchener – For many, the purchase of a new home is the single largest financial decision made in one’s lifetime. This is especialy true for first-time buyers.

At such a time, it is easy to let excitement cloud the magnitude of costs that go into purchasing a home. Taking the next step into home ownership can seem overwhelming when considering a mortgage and/or condo fees, not to mention saving for the initial down payment.

Options for Homes is proud to announce that it has secured access to $200,000 loan financing to assist individuals looking to purchase their first home. The loans are provided by Home Ownership Alternatives Non-Profit Corporation, a mortgage brokerage licensed with the province. This is the first time in Kitchener that such a program has been offered.

Up to $10,000 per applicant is available in a loan to use towards the required down payment of a new property. The loan requires no payments until the unit is re-sold sometime in the future.

The program does not provide 100% of the required down payment. Successful applicants must have some personal funds to contribute to the initial purchase. For example, a prospective home buyer can approach Options for Homes with a as little as a $1000 down payment and apply to make arrangements for the balance of the 5% down payment.

“With 80% of Tanglewood purchasers being first-time buyers, there is a need to support individuals to make home ownership possible,” says Jan Ciuciura of Options for Homes. “We have found that mortgage payments are not the largest deterrent in the decision to buy, but rather saving for the initial down payments. Thanks to Home Ownership Alternatives, we now have a tool that works to help first-time buyers to make their dreams come true.”

The loans are available to be used at Options for Homes’ 120 units Tanglewood Condominium project, located in the community of Laurentian Hills in the southwest corner of Kitchener. These multi-generation units, ranging from Bachelor to Three Bedroom apartments, cost between $120,000 and $260,000. From Kwnow.