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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.  […]

How to succeed in this market

By |2018-01-21T19:21:38-05:00July 5th, 2017|Categories: Buying a home, how to succeed in a sellers market, its your move ygk, Selling your home|Tags: , , , , , , |

We’ve all heard the stories by now, “the house we offered on was only on the market for a day and we lost in multiples to a Toronto buyer who went over asking without conditions”, and some of you will have had this thought “What if we put our home on the [...]

Did you know?

By |2018-01-21T19:22:02-05:00June 19th, 2017|Categories: Kingston Real Estate, selers market, Toronto real estate market|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The rumours are true, Toronto investors are moving east! In fact, we have been informed that recently over 300 new build and to-be-built homes in the west end of Kingston were purchased by just such a group from Toronto. Since the cost of new homes have had the largest yearly increase in pricing over the past [...]

Sellers’ Market

By |2018-01-21T19:23:44-05:00May 12th, 2017|Categories: hummingbird feeders, selers market|Tags: , , , , |

You’ve read it, you’ve heard it and many of you have felt it…Many areas of Kingston are full on experiencing symptoms of a Sellers Market!  Similar to February, Kingston Area Real Estate Association’s headline for March was ‘Kingston and Area home sales post best March in over a decade’.  […]

Statistically Speaking

By |2018-01-21T19:24:07-05:00April 16th, 2017|Categories: Kingston Real Estate, Spring Market 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

…“Kingston and Area home sales reach five-year high for February” is the heading you’ll find on the Kingston Area Real Estate Association’s website for the previous month. Now, we guess we wouldn’t be surprising anyone at this point if we told you that 2017 is shaping up to be a very different [...]

News you can use.

By |2018-01-21T19:24:31-05:00February 15th, 2017|Categories: Kingston Real Estate|Tags: , , , , , |

The Groundhog may have seen his shadow this year, but he obviously doesn’t know the Kingston Real Estate Market.  There are Buyers starting to get stir crazy, and with over 20% less listings than this time last year (as of February), the local market is definitely heating up and becoming more [...]

Team Introduction

By |2018-01-21T19:34:18-05:00February 1st, 2017|Categories: Buying a home, Kingston Real Estate, Selling your home, Team Introduction|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

New Year. New Team. New Website! Yes, that’s a lot of NEWS, but we’ve been hard at work the last few months and we’re finally ready to share some of it with you. As most of you know, we have officially announced the formation of the It’s Your Move Real Estate [...]

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