17th Annual Civic Christmas Carol Concert

Hello Bloggers!

The 17th Annual Civic Christmas Carol Concert Hosted by the St. Thomas Anglican Church will be held Tuesday December 11th, 2007 at Noon. Please see the Link below.

17th Annual Civic Christmas Carol Concert – St. Thomas Anglican Church

T.

Timothy Salisbury
Broker
The Salisbury Team
Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage
Toll Free – 1-800-467-8498
Office – 905-937-6000
View My Website at www.timothysalisbury.com
When Buying or Selling, please remember me!

Christmas In Market Square

Bloggers – Another popular event in December in St. Catharines is the CHRISTMAS IN MARKET SQUARE. It’s running on Saturday’s right at the Market, more information provided below.

T.

Timothy Salisbury
Broker
The Salisbury Team
Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage
Toll Free – 1-800-467-8498
Office – 905-937-6000
View My Website at www.timothysalisbury.com
When Buying or Selling, please remember me!

Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit Market Square on December 1, 8, 15, & 22nd from 9am-12nn. Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available at a cost of $2.00 or bring a canned donation to Community Care. The St. Catharines Downtown Association will be having their annual FREE horse carriage rides on December 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 11a.m.-3p.m.

Attention Landlords in the Niagara Region / Students who will be attending Brock University or Niagara College!

One of my clients has started a website just for you! See below.“If you’re a Landlord, you can post unlimited properties absolutely FREE. Take advantage of landlord forums, a vast landlord resource database, and gain access to significant member only savings.”

Students, this site offers the listings available in proximity to your school. Locate and obtain details by using their interactive map. Also they have information to great deals, and a student resource database as well.

Check it out – The link is http://www.selectstudentrentals.com/

T.

Timothy Salisbury
Broker
The Salisbury Team
Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage
Toll Free – 1-800-467-8498
Office – 905-937-6000
View My Website at www.timothysalisbury.com
When Buying or Selling, please remember me!

2008 Resale Home Market To Remain Strong

Hey Bloggers – CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) just sent me their fall press release for the St.Catharines area. In summary, the resale home market will remain strong for 2008 but new construction will decline.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Resale home market will be strong, but construction will retreat

TORONTO, NOVEMBER 6, 2007 – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
released its latest forecast for the St. Catharines Niagara Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) today in the St. Catharines-Niagara Housing Market Outlook, Fall 2007 edition. Reports are also available for Canada and other major metropolitan areas across the country.

Highlights of the Housing Market Outlook Report include:

• MLS® sales will remain high and close to the record set in 2004. About 6,600
units are expected to change hands in 2008, only 1.5 per cent lower than the
peak in 2004.

• With new listings growing faster than sales, the resale home market will become
more balanced. Price growth will ease to about four per cent in 2008.

• New home construction will continue to retreat in 2008 and will total 930 units.
Competition from the resale market will result in fewer new single-detached
starts. Multiple-family home starts will be very close to the level seen in 2007.

• Employment will remain flat. The strong Canadian dollar and high energy costs
will continue to impact the manufacturing and tourism sectors negatively.

“Affordability will be key to housing demand,” said David Lan, St Catharines-Niagara Market Analyst. “Low mortgage carrying costs and respectable income growth in the service sector will drive demand for medium-priced resale homes. Spill-over demand to the new home market will be limited. New single-detached home starts will retreat because their higher prices will drive many consumers back to the much more affordable resale home market.

“A combination of a slowing U.S economy, strong Canadian dollar vis-à-vis the U.S. dollar, and moderate inflation will help keep Canadian interest and mortgage rates low over the remainder of this year and in 2008”, added Lan.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has been Canada’s national housing agency for over 60 years. CMHC is committed to helping Canadians access a wide choice of quality, affordable homes, while making vibrant, healthy communities and cities a reality across the country. For more information, visit www.cmhc.ca or call 1 800 668-2642.

For further information, please contact:
St. Catharines-Niagara CMA: David Lan, Market Analyst, (416) 218-3424
Ontario: Ted Tsiakopoulos, Regional Economist, (416) 218-3407
Canada: Bob Dugan, Chief Economist (613) 748-4009

Staging Works!

Bloggers – Staging has become a major advantage for me in marketing and selling my homes and especially for my clients. Here is a recent update from Staging Spaces and their personal stats.

T.

As you know I have a business of staging homes. Although staging has been around for 30 years in the States it is only beginning to become a necessary addition to selling homes in Canada. Thanks to television shows such as ‘Take This House and Sell It’ and ‘The House Doctor’ staging is fast becoming popular and is said that it will be as much needed as home inspections in a few years. Staging houses will give you a leading edge and a great marketing advantage over other realtors in the area.

I welcome you to visit my website at www.staging-spaces.ca to view some of the homes I have staged as well as some before and after photos. I have had amazing results with the homes I have staged, here are my personal stats:

My average staged home sells for 99.7% of asking price.
My average staging budget was $752.
My average staged home sells 12 days after being staged.
Homes on the market prior to being staged: 3
Average days houses spent on the market before staged: 113

Sincerely,
Stacey

Stacey Haluka
Staging Spaces
The first stage to selling your house

www.staging-spaces.ca

3rd Annual Christmas Caravan for Community Care

Bloggers,

A friend of mine who owns The Mouradian Group is doing the 3rd annual CHRISTMAS CARAVAN FOR COMMUNITY CARE from November 27th to the 29th, 2007. Any and all donations can be dropped off at 43 Church Street, Suite 400 or call them at 905-682-7380.

PLEASE HELP US SUPPORT NEEDY FAMILIES IN NIAGARA BY DONATING NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS AND TOYS!

Some suggested and much needed items are:

Canned Pasta, Canned Meat, Large containers of Soup and Juice, Dry Soups, Baby Formula

Small Toys (under $10): colouring & art supplies, puzzles, books, Bratz dolls

Thanks
T.

Timothy Salisbury
Broker
The Salisbury Team
Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage
Toll Free – 1-800-467-8498
Office – 905-937-6000
View My Website at www.timothysalisbury.com
When Buying or Selling, please remember me!

Happy Thanksgiving…

happythanksgiving.jpg