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Chuck's Blog, November - 2016

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The month of October saw single family home sales drop marginally over last year with a total of 91 sales compared to 102. Year to date though we are still up 3% over last year which is very positive news indeed. Listings however were the big story last month with a 23% increase over October of 2014. With only two months of 2016 left to unfold, all indicators seem to suggest another year of marginal improvement over the year past here in Lethbridge. The average price of one of our single family homes is up 3% year to date though sitting at $311,513.00 and the average number of days on the market was 81. Full steam ahead until the Christmas holidays!

 

Are You Ready to Buy Up?

 

No matter how much you love your current property, you may be dreaming of the day you can buy up into a better home in a better neighbourhood.

Is that day today, or, is it a few years down the road? Here’s a quick way to make that assessment.

First, make a list of all the practical reasons why it might be time to move up. Those reasons might include features such as: more bedrooms, proximity to work and school, a larger backyard with trees, nearby parks and walking paths and better access to things you enjoy like theatre.

Next, make a list of the emotional reasons for making such a move. Those reasons might include memorable get-togethers with friends on a more spacious deck, an easier and less stressful commute to work, more family time with the kids and enjoyable Saturday golf at a nearby course.

Finally, take a financial snapshot to determine if you can afford to move up. You’ll need to get a good idea of what your current property will sell for in today’s market, average price of homes in your desired neighbourhood, and how much mortgage you’ll need.

Once you have all that down on paper, you’ll have a clear picture of your readiness. If the practical and emotional reasons for buying up are compelling, and you can afford to make the move, then you have your answer.

The time is now!

By the way, if you need help in making this determination – especially figuring out what your home will likely sell for, call Chuck Gulyas today!

 

“Every artist was first an amateur.” Same for any accomplished professional. - Ralph Waldo Emerson 


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