Kitchener-Waterloo Real Estate Market Report July 2024

Kitchener-Waterloo Real Estate Market Report July 2024

The average price of a detached homes

Please don't hesitate to reach out for detailed stats that are specific to your neighbourhood, or even if you're just curious about what the house down the street sold for – it'd be great to hear from you!

UPTOWN JAZZ & DOWNTOWN BLUES

UPTOWN JAZZ & DOWNTOWN BLUES

Summer’s in full swing so it’s time to hit the streets and jazz things up!

 

This year’s Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival will be held between Friday, July 19th and Sunday, July 21st at the Uptown Waterloo City Centre.

The exciting lineup includes Laila Biali, Hilario Duran and his Latin Big Band, Ralf Buschmeyer, the Natu Trio, Adam Bowman as well as various other talented jazz musicians!

In addition to all of the incredible live music, there will be an assortment of vendors offering a variety of delicious food and beverages to help “jazz up” your taste buds!

Music lovers are in luck this year because the Kitchener Blues Festival is also featuring multiple diverse acts throughout the downtown core between Thursday, August 8th and Sunday, August 11th.

This family-friendly, non-profit festival presents a blend of local, provincial, national and international artists including Colin James, Matt Minglewood, Johnny Rawls, Barney Bentall, Blue Moon Marquee, The Pursuit of Happiness and many more!

The fundraising concert kicks off the festival on Thursday, August 8th but there are over 35 free acts to take in on four different Downtown Kitchener stages! Hope to see you there :)
HIGH RETURN HOME REPAIRS

HIGH RETURN HOME REPAIRS

If you plan on selling your home, you'll want to tackle any necessary repairs ahead of time as buyers will be completely turned off if your home looks as though it’s been neglected.

Buyers will also factor any fix-up jobs into their offer, often overestimating the costs, so it's best to just take care of them yourself. Here are a few easy repairs that will reap huge rewards:

Curb Appeal
Your home needs to make a perfect first impression so patch up any cracks in the driveway, spruce up your porch and add a bit of fresh mulch.

Out With Grout
The dirty black grout that grows around the tiles in your shower will immediately turn buyers off so apply some new caulking to freshen things up.

Flooring Fixes
Flooring can totally transform the look and feel of your home so replace any cracked tiles and repair scratched hardwood with a touch-up marker.

Gourmet Gains
Kitchens can make or break a sale. Repainting cabinets, adding new hardware or upgrading your countertop are all worthwhile investments.

Fresh Paint
Before you paint, fill in all of the little holes and cracks for a smooth finish. Make sure to also paint your baseboards so they don't look beaten up next to your freshly painted walls.

Drip Dry
Something as simple as a leaky tap can cause buyers to wonder what other issues may lurk behind the surface so spend a few bucks on a rubber washer to fix the leak.

Buying a home is an emotional experience. It’s therefore important to create an incredible first impression so that buyers can easily imagine themselves living in your home.

Although repairing a home that you'll soon be moving out of may seem like a pointless hassle, it'll be well worth the time and money in the end!

THE BIRDS & THE BEES

THE BIRDS & THE BEES

Creating a haven in your garden for birds, bees and butterflies takes a little planning but it’s well worth the effort. The following tips will help you turn your backyard into a natural wildlife sanctuary:

Au Naturel
Avoid using pesticides and other harmful chemicals as they can cause harm to backyard wildlife.

Water Works
Install a bird bath or water fountain for your feathered friends to bathe and drink from.

Food & Shelter
Trees and shrubs that bear fruit, nuts and berries not only provide food but also offer shelter.

Bloom Boom
Butterflies are attracted to shades of pink, orange, yellow, red, purple and blue while butterfly larvae feed on dill, fennel and milkweed.

Flower Power
Bees are always busy collecting pollen! Bee balm, echinacea, snapdragon and hostas are some of the flowers they love the most!

Sun Seekers
Butterflies like sunny locations that are sheltered from the wind. A few flat stones will give them a place to rest while warming in the sun.

There's nothing like lounging around in your very own backyard, surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. With just a few small changes, you can easily transform your garden into a thriving sanctuary for all to enjoy!

What More Info?

What More Info?

The Kitchener-Waterloo real estate market is constantly changing, so please don't hesitate to reach out if you ever have any questions – I’m always happy to help! 🏡 ❤️

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