December 2020 Market Statistics!

Another Month of Increases in the Real Estate Market!

Residential home sales continue to remain strong through the end of 2020. 566 homes in the Niagara Region were sold in December of 2020. This was an increase of 56% from December 2019!

“Happy New Year!! The dream of a lifestyle change paired with affordability played a strong role in moving the December 2020 Homes Price Index in Niagara upwards once again. We are in a Sellers Market with multiple offers, due to lower supply and higher demand from buyers seeking home ownership and investments. We anticipate a healthy spring market. If you are considering a move, please call a local Realtor® to discuss your options.” Said Terri McCallum, President of the Niagara Association of REALTORS®.

So, take a look at how Niagara and your municipality performed compared to December of 2019 below!

Stay safe!

T.
If you have been wanting to contact us but are concerned about the impact of COVID-19, please know that we are doing all we can to keep our clients safe and that of our services can be provided virtually.

 

Spreading Holiday Cheer!

‘Tis The Season!

 

We wanted to recognize our many kind and generous clients and we are sharing some of those pictures with you!

It was amazing to see so many wonderful smiles while spreading the joy of the season!

This COVID Christmas will be unlike any we have experienced.

The Salisbury Team appreciates your personal business and referrals! Thank you for continuing to choose me and The Salisbury Team to help you in all of your real estate endeavours.

T.

 

 

 

It was so much fun travelling around Niagara

and seeing these happy people!

 

 

November 2020 Real Estate Market STATS

Real Estate Numbers for November 2020 are in…

The winds of November ushered in a new season. A few stormy nights, Black Friday and record-high online shopping on Cyber Monday in preparation for December and the Holiday Season kept many of us busy.

We also wondered if the Presidential Election in the US would harm the real estate and financial markets.

There is a chill in the air but that does not mean the real estate market has cooled off!What happened in real estate? What did the market look like? And how did we do compared to November of last year?

When we compare the stats for the Niagara Region to last year, we can see a 20% increase in the number of sales AND a price increase of 19%!  Considering the fact that we are still dealing with a COVID-19 crisis, the real estate market remains strong.

World AIDS Day 2020

December 1st has been designated as World AIDS Day.

Why is this day so important?
It is meant to raise awareness of a pandemic that has been going on for decades. It is a time to reflect on what has been achieved through a global response to the AIDS/HIV pandemic and look at what else we must achieve in fighting this virus.
Is there hope we will ever be able to beat this?
The World Health Organization believes we can… A lot of progress has been made already!
The world has made significant progress since the late 1990s, but AIDS/HIV remains a major global public health issue. And like many other major health issues, it faces additional challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SOS Children’s Villages

There is an amazing Canadian organization that looks after abandoned and orphaned children is SOS Children’s Villages.
They help traumatized children to feel the safety and love of a family and a home again.

CATIE

Originally founded in 1990 to share information among people living with HIV about new and emerging treatments, CATIE’s mandate has expanded to providing both treatment and prevention information on HIV and hepatitis C to frontline service providers across Canada. Their full legal name is the Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange, but today they operate under the name CATIE. Click the info-graph image for more information about HIV, AIDS and Hepatitis in Canada.

Niagara Region October Real Estate STATS!

Real Estate Numbers for October 2020 are in…

…and it’s another record breaking month!!

October seemed to blow by in more ways than one! We continued to have amazing weather and a few windy storms. As we rake up the leaves and prepare our homes for winter it is always good to take a break and do a little light reading.

The wind is still in the sails of the real estate market as evident by the steadily increasing statistics.
What happened in real estate? What did the market look like? And how did we do compared to October of last year??
When we compare the stats for the Niagara Region to last year, we can see a 39% increase in the number of sales AND a price increase of 18%!
Considering the fact that we are still dealing with a COVID-19 crisis, the real estate market remains strong!
The real estate industry has done an amazing job making the showing of homes safe with guidelines regarding mask use, cleaning and protocols to reassure both the seller and buyer that we have their health and safety in mind.
Have a look at the stats below. The first one is of the Niagara Region, the rest are a quick overview of each town/city.
NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO SELL AND/OR BUY!!
If you have been wanting to contact us but are concerned about the impact of COVID-19, please know that we are doing all we can to keep our clients safe. All of our services can be provided in person or virtually. Just call me to find out more!!
1-905-321-5050

Let’s look at some numbers!!

T.

Remembrance Day – November 11, 2020.

Every day Canadian Armed Forces members put their lives at risk, often leaving their families and homes behind to courageously defend our country’s values and contribute to international peacekeeping and security details.
On November 11th, we honour both Veterans and those currently bravely acting on our behalf to give us the freedoms we enjoy today.
I am grateful to the men, women and many animals that served alongside our troops. As you take time to remember today, please also remember to support our local Veterans!
T.

Their Spirits Live On

Remembering…
Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the official end of the World War I hostilities on November 11, 1918.
World War I was a massive global conflict, primarily playing out in Europe, where troops from Canada supported the Allied forces.In addition to the physical scars, the war left great emotional scars on the servicemen and women who had experienced it – and in the communities that lost sons, brothers, uncles, daughters, sisters and aunts. Remembrance Day commemorates those who died in armed conflicts, particularly in and since World War I.
Remembrance Day is symbolized by the Poppy, proudly worn or placed singly or as wreaths at memorials across the country and around the world. The use of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance comes from a poem written by John McCrae, a Canadian doctor serving in the military. The poem is called “In Flanders Fields” and describes the poppies growing in the Flemish graveyards where soldiers were buried.
Poppies grow well and in large numbers on battle fields where the soil has been disturbed. The red colour of their petals reminded people of the blood lost by casualties in the conflict.
Other symbols of Remembrance Day are the war memorials, which are often near the geographical centre of communities. These commemorate members of the community lost in military action. A particularly well-known memorial is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa.
Although Remembrance Day in Canada concentrates on honouring those who fought in the First World War, the Second World War and the Korean War, we should also take the time to pay our respects to the Canadians who are currently serving around the world to maintain our rights and freedoms and to those who have lost their lives in other conflicts.

 

September 2020 Real Estate Market Statistics!!

October is a month of changing colours, crisp air and comfort food.
It is a great time to grab a hot beverage and see how the real estate market has performed. With so may variables surrounding COVID-19, and the impact it has had on our lives, it is reassuring to get some answers…
What happened in real estate? What did the market look like? And how did we do compared to September of last year??
The Housing Market continues to perform well!
When we compare the stats for the Niagara Region to last year, we can see a 57% increase in the number of sales AND a price increase of 16%! GREAT NUMBERS!
Considering the fact that we are still dealing with a COVID-19 crisis, the market seems to have recovered really well and remains strong!
The real estate industry has also done an amazing job making the showing of homes safe with guidelines regarding mask use, cleaning and protocols to reassure both the seller and buyer that we have their health and safety in mind.
NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO SELL AND/OR BUY!!
Have a look at the stats below. The first one is of the Niagara Region, the rest are a quick overview of each town/city.
T.
If you have been wanting to contact us but are concerned about the impact of COVID-19, please know that we are doing all we can to keep our clients safe. All of our services can be provided in person or virtually. Just call me to find out more!!

Royal Lepage Red Tulip Bulbs 2020.

The Salisbury Team LOVES to surprise their clients!
Last weekend we went on a little road trip to knock on doors and deliver some Red Tulip Bulbs in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation! rlp.ca/shelter
The Foundation is committed to ending family violence and supporting women’s shelters across the country!
Our clients are a part of “Our Team” and once in a while we like to let them know how much we appreciate them!
 
 
We are looking forward to seeing your Tulips in Full Bloom this spring, until then stay safe!
 
 
“Every dollar raised goes directly to helping the more than 50,000 women and children who are served each year by the shelters and support programs we fund. Since 1998, the Shelter Foundation has raised $33 million and currently supports 200 local women’s shelters and national partners. Our agents donate a portion of their commissions and Royal LePage offices across Canada hold local fundraising events. Our brokers, agents and staff also volunteer and provide in-kind goods to benefit the women and children residing in their local shelters.”
~ rlp.ca/shelter

Grape and Wine 2020… COVID Style.

September in Niagara usually means one thing: It’s Niagara Grape and Wine Festival Season!

This amazing time of celebration and joy has had to make some big changes.

COVID-19 has resulted in the cancellation of some of the usual events – and the re-imagining of others. We can still enjoy many of the main attractions of the festival in new and creative ways while still following local and provincial government guidelines. Combine that with the creativity of the Niagara Grape and Wine Fall Festival organizers, and the joyous celebration goes on!

If we could only participate in one thing during Niagara Grape and Wine Festival, it would be either “The Parade” or The Centre Stage surrounded by local winery and food booths. BOTH have new formats this year.

The CENTRE STAGE Saturday night performances will not be held in Montebello Park, as they have in the past. Instead they will go virtual September 19th and 26th, with a few local establishments live streaming the performances.

The Grape and Wine Festival Grand Parade has been cancelled for this year but organizers have come up with something fun and unique!! The MERIDIAN PORCH PARADE will take place Saturday September 26th. It is quite an interesting format as outlined on the Niagara Grape and Wine 2020 Fall Festival website.

Celebrate all that Niagara Wine Country has to offer over the next few weeks and have fun while STAYING SAFE!!

We would love to hear what you, your family and friends are doing this year to celebrate Niagara Grape and Wine. 

Please comment and let us know!!

Timothy Salisbury

AUGUST 2020 Real Estate Report

As we head into fall it is interesting to look at the last month of summer and see how the real estate market has performed. With so may variables surrounding COVID-19, and the impact it has had on our lives, it is time to get some answers…

What happened in real estate? What did the market look like? And how did we do compared to August of last year??

The real estate industry has done an amazing job making the showing of homes safe with guidelines regarding mask use, cleaning and protocols to reassure both the seller and buyer that we have their health and safety in mind.
NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO SELL AND/OR BUY!!

Time to look at some numbers. Are they what you expected during these uncertain times?

We would love to hear what you think!!

T.

   

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