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Property Diary #1: The Groots

By |2020-03-12T14:50:47-04:00March 4th, 2020|Categories: Property Diary|

As the Amherst Island ferry pushes away from the dock at Millhaven, my heartbeat gradually subsides. Mine is the last car on board. After paying, I go over my notes again, of questions I should ask Joka and Hubert, or Joyce and Hugh as they are more commonly known. As I look at the Amherst Island [...]

The Bidding Wars Continue…

By |2020-02-26T09:52:45-05:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: residential stats, ygk real estate|

Spring is coming, we promise! February is a time when some families head south to beat away the blues, while many others count down for March Break and the anticipation of the annual spring awakening. This year, however, there appears to be a plethora of eager home Buyers still “chomping at the bit” too.  First [...]

Meet Carlie McCaughen

By |2020-01-23T20:18:19-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: The Team|

This article is a continuation of our series of introductions to our team members at It's Your Move Real Estate. You may know Carlie as your former Yoga teacher, fellow student, Real Estate Agent, or maybe even as Vayda's cool Mom! However you know her, we're sure you remember her warmth, humour and infectious laughter! [...]

Winter Is Coming

By |2019-11-20T14:19:39-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Kingston Real Estate, average home price, kingston homes, Kingston Real Estate Statistics, residential stats, selers market, Selling your home, ygk real estate|Tags: , , , |

Do you have your snow tires on yet?  This region has certainly had enough winter weather already to warrant it.  Fun fact though:  Last year’s first school “snow day” was also mid November; so it really shouldn’t have come as a surprise we guess. Speaking of surprises, when Santa came to town for the parade [...]

Fall Snapshot – YGK Residential Market Update

By |2019-10-24T10:30:06-04:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Kingston Real Estate, inventory levels, its your move ygk, Kingston Real Estate Statistics, residential stats, ygk real estate|Tags: , , |

Market Update -Inventory of houses for sale this year dropped 6.8% from September of last year (1030 in 2019 vs. 1105 in 2018) putting further pressure on buyers and pushing the average price up further -Regarding Average Price for Kingston and Area, September posted another year-over-year increase of 11.2%! Average price for the month was [...]

by the numbers…

By |2019-09-25T12:23:51-04:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Kingston Real Estate, average home price, Buying a home, Comparative Market Analysis, customer service, home sales in Kingston, how to succeed in a sellers market, Selling your home, ygk real estate|

Is there anything new about this market? You bet there is!  Now, if you’re buying, don’t get too excited we’re not about to tell you we’re seeing a shift back toward a buyers’ market. Kingston’s market is at a historic low for listings, and home prices are continuing to reflect this reality. Competitively priced homes [...]

Stats Breakdown

By |2019-02-19T14:47:28-05:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Kingston Real Estate, average home price, kingston homes, Kingston Real Estate, Kingston Real Estate Statistics, residential properties, ygk real estate|Tags: , , |

As we dive into what the real estate market looked like around these parts to start the year, it must be pointed out that the January stats for our Local Board can be quite deceiving when you just look at the overall averages (and these “averages” are usually what is presented in the news and online).   [...]

Re-cap & 2019 Predictions

By |2019-01-21T12:37:58-05:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: 2019 Kingston Real Estate, home sales in Kingston, inventory levels, its your move ygk, kingston homes, Kingston Real Estate, residential stats, ygk real estate|Tags: , , , |

 Well, if you participated in the real estate market last year and/or keep up on reading our newsletter, there will be absolutely zero surprises here!The month of December's results closed off the year similar to how it began = home sales down from prior year.  In fact, home sales for December in Kingston and Area showed [...]

Summing Up Summer

By |2018-09-17T13:43:04-04:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: 2018 Kingston Real Estate Market, its your move ygk, Kingston Real Estate, Kingston Real Estate Statistics, residential properties, residential stats, ygk real estate|Tags: , , , , |

This year saw a return to the typical August real estate activity around these parts, as people enjoyed the last chance to vacation with family and begin preparing for the new school year as well.  So, it was not that surprising to see sales and active listings were down compared to the month before and compared [...]

First Quarter – Blips, Bumps, Inconsistencies, Anecdotes.

By |2018-04-22T08:37:09-04:00April 22nd, 2018|Categories: 2018 Kingston Real Estate Market, home sales in Kingston, Kingston Real Estate Statistics|Tags: , , , , , , |

Believe it or not, we’re already through the first quarter of 2018. Not only that, but the numbers are in, and not surprisingly we’re still in the midst of a Seller’s market. If you’re interested, read the excerpt below for an explanation of how a market is defined as either a [...]

What & Where are People Buying in Today’s Market?

By |2018-03-19T10:53:37-04:00March 19th, 2018|Categories: Detached Homes, home sales in Kingston, its your move ygk, Kingston Real Estate Statistics|Tags: , , , , |

For the entire Kingston and Area Board (that’s east of Gananoque to west of Napanee and far north into cottage country), residential sales in February were down 22% from 229 to 179.   This was in major part due to the available inventory of active listings being down 35% from 1,618 last year to only 1,050 active listings [...]

To Sell or Not To Sell?

By |2018-02-18T09:38:06-05:00February 18th, 2018|Categories: 2018 Kingston Real Estate Market, home sales in Kingston, home staging, how to succeed in a sellers market, Selling your home|Tags: , , , , |

Market update Are you’re dying to know, just like we were, if the Kingston and Area Real Estate Market has started to balance out in the first month of 2018?! Well in a nut shell, the answer is; nope, it has not. […]

2017 Market Recap & 2018 Forecast

By |2018-01-21T18:56:23-05:00January 18th, 2018|Categories: 2018 Kingston Real Estate Market, home sales in Kingston, homeownership|Tags: , , , , , , |

Happy New Year Everyone!  We sure hope that your Holiday season was full of joy and time spent with those you cherish most. We thought we’d get 2018 started with a recap of some of highlights from the last year of real estate in Kingston, […]

’tis the season

By |2018-01-21T18:58:33-05:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Comparative Market Analysis, residential properties, residential stats|Tags: , , , , |

As we celebrate and reflect on 2017, we must begin by thanking all of you for your continued support and encouragement. Did you know that the Kingston and Area Real Estate Board actually stretches from villages east of Gananoque to west of Napanee and far north into cottage country hours away?  [...]

Heads up

By |2018-01-21T19:02:11-05:00November 20th, 2017|Categories: goals|Tags: , , , , |

As you may have heard in mid October, the final rule changes for residential mortgage under-writing have been proposed (to note, they have not yet been approved).  The changes are set to come in to effect by January 1st, 2018 and include a financial stress test for buyers that don’t need [...]

Five things we’ve learned this year…

By |2018-01-21T19:20:48-05:00October 18th, 2017|Categories: Buying a home, Selling your home|Tags: , , , , , |

Well, that depends on what you read and who you talk to.  According to CREA’s (Canadian Real Estate Association) stats for August, home prices have only increased 4% in the last year in the Kingston area. On the other hand, […]

Supply & Demand

By |2018-01-21T19:03:00-05:00September 2nd, 2017|Categories: Kingston Real Estate, Selling your home|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

It was definitely an interesting summer for our local Real Estate Market.  Year over year sales dipped for the first time in several months, and lack of new inventory continued to keep Kingston in a Seller’s Market with less than 3 months of inventory supply.  […]

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