08 Dec Staying in Touch – December 2022 Newsletter
Staying in Touch – December 2022
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The snowflakes will be flying and the decorations and lights are beautiful. It is again the festive season and 2022 has certainly flown by quickly. We are all healthy and hopefully you are too. It is a time to celebrate together and give to others less fortunate in our community.
The real estate market has had many different looks in the past three years, but overall the market values of homes has gained substantially. Future investment in real estate is very positive and although there is a bump in the road one should not be discouraged to buy a home. There is security and joy that comes from stating “this is our home”. All information available shows the growth in population is positive and real estate will still be very much sought after. Important to remember is to try and sell and buy your next home in the same type of market.
Winter is a good time to sell your home because winter homebuyers tend to be very motivated. Most people who are looking for a house in the midst of winter are on a deadline – they may have been relocated for work, experienced a family change or they’re taking advantage of time off during the holiday season. Chances are, if they come to see your home in the winter, they’re serious buyers.
If you are thinking of purchasing a home it is important to ensure that you have discussed all of the financing options with your mortgage broker and bank and are preapproved, so that you know what price point you are in. Another bonus is that services like moving companies may offer seasonal discounts.
This month we’ve included: information on important mortgage terms, some tips on buying a home, common questions about solar energy, winter home projects that will cut down on your heating bill, and the importance of neighbourhood whether buying new or resale.
See the link in the events section for all the lovely local christmas craft fairs. It is satisfying to see our young hockey players enjoying full seasons again and we are delighted to see them grow from year to year. It has been our pleasure to support two Kanata Teams in 2022.
We are always here to answer any of your questions about market value, marketing of your home, need a professional contact or if you would just like to chat.
We wish you happiness and health in 2023!
Joan, Victoria and Luc
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The Joan Smith Real Estate Family