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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 [...]

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 [...]

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. […]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How the Internet Has Changed Real Estate

By |2016-11-14T23:01:58-05:00August 28th, 2016|Categories: Buying a home, Selling your home|Tags: , , , , |

We all know how the internet has changed major industries like music, print media, communications and so many others. It has also radically changed the way real estate agents work. […]

So Clean It Shines

By |2016-11-15T15:57:31-05:00August 8th, 2016|Categories: Selling your home|Tags: , , , |

A few years ago, a friend suggested I put my home forward for consideration for an article in Kingston Life Interiors. This hit right at my ego – I love to think I’ve got good taste in decor! I sent in my snaps and was delighted when the editor got back [...]

Adjusting your selling price

By |2016-11-14T23:10:15-05:00May 31st, 2016|Categories: Selling your home|Tags: , |

It’s a bit of a sensitive question: when should you reevaluate your list price? No one likes having this conversation, and by the time you and your agent are having it, you are probably both frustrated, disappointed and tired. But, it’s obviously an important conversation to have if you are going [...]

General maintenance, repairs, and freshening up

By |2016-11-14T23:10:45-05:00April 18th, 2016|Categories: Selling your home|Tags: |

If you’re thinking of moving, even if it’s a longer term plan than something you are contemplating in the next few months, it can be tempting to hit the pause button on planned maintenance or upgrades. But if you have the budget and the time, a few strategic repairs can help [...]

Ever Browsed the Real Estate Listings?

By |2016-11-14T23:11:08-05:00April 5th, 2016|Categories: Selling your home|Tags: , , |

If you’ve ever browsed real estate listings online, or the Homes section of your newspaper, you’re probably familiar with the Realtor®-ese used in the descriptions. It consists of short exclamatory sentences! Sometimes emphatically exclamatory!!! And it Often Contains random Capitalizations (though Realtor® itself is a Registered Trademark, which is why it [...]

What Happened When Jake Sold His Own Home

By |2016-11-14T23:12:39-05:00March 7th, 2016|Categories: Selling your home|Tags: , , |

Late last year when I was selling my house with Jake, he mentioned he had his own place on the market, too. It was interesting to be working with an agent who was going through a lot of the same processes as me. When my deal wrapped up, I knew Jake [...]

The Value of a ‘Comp’

By |2016-11-14T23:13:04-05:00February 29th, 2016|Categories: Selling your home|Tags: , |

When Jake came by to meet me and check out the home I was thinking of listing last year, he came armed with comps, which is real estate shorthand comparable sales. These usually include homes of a similar size in a similar neighbourhood, that sold in the last few months, maybe [...]

You’ve Staged and You Didn’t Know It!

By |2016-11-14T23:13:27-05:00February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Selling your home|Tags: , |

From watching HGTV, you’d get the idea that staging involves spending your life’s savings at a florist and living like a lonely Mad Hatter, with your table perpetually set for a tea party that never happens. But really, staging can be anything you do to make your home more appealing to [...]

The Most Lucrative Cleaning Job You’ve Ever Had

By |2016-11-14T23:13:53-05:00February 15th, 2016|Categories: Selling your home|Tags: |

Next week our new blogger Steph is back with a post about staging in winter, but I realized I wanted to start with the staging basics I always mention to my clients, no matter what time of year. It comes down to three simple words — big, bright and clean. This [...]

The Beginning…

By |2016-11-14T23:14:16-05:00February 8th, 2016|Categories: Buying a home, Selling your home|

Meet the Jake and Anne Caldwell Real Estate Team Facebook Blogger! My name is Stephanie Earp and I heard about Jake Caldwell when I asked my good friends to recommend a real estate agent. They were emphatic: after having their home sit on the market for more than a year with [...]