Tony Iacoviello
Tony Iacoviello

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Our goal is to provide you with a variety of useful resources to help you with all of your real estate needs. Buying or Selling a home is a big undertaking, and we want to help you every step of the way.

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    A free resource to help you navigate the home selling process from 'just listed' to 'sold'.

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    A free resource to help guide you through the home buying process from start to finish.

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    A room-by-room guide to help you stage your home for sale.

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    April 25 - May 1, 2021

    The Appointment Centre booked a whopping 550.5% more appointments than April 2020! It is safe to say that the market bounced back from the dramatic decline we saw this time last year, due to COVID-19. Appointments are down from last month, but as you can see in the graph below - this month outperformed previous years by a long shot. While it is certainly not business as usual, Sellers and Buyers are confident in the market.

    The sold/appointment index is down again for the second week in a row, indicating that the flood of buyers has slowed to a steady stream. New listings are up from last week, and buyers have an increasing amount of choice.

    Hamilton price ranges remained almost the same as last week, with $750-800k beating out $350-400k for the #4 spot. Burlington saw a slight shuffle in popular price ranges, but continues to supply the $1-2M range the most. Niagara saw the top price ranges increase slightly, with $400-500k price ranges taking the top 2 spots.

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    This time last year, appointments were down as buyers were staying home, and sellers were delaying putting up their “For Sale” signs. As the world adjusted to the new normal, our brokerage was putting systems and tools in place to help real estate operate safely and effectively in the in the short, medium and long term. The result - 1 year later appointments are up 646.9%!

    It was a busy week for appointments, although down 10.6% from last week (possibly due to the lull on Monday during the widespread Rogers outtage). The sold/appointment index dropped this week, likely due decrease in buyers entering the market.

    Hamilton experienced a slight drop in popular price ranges overall, with $550-600k price ranges taking the top spot and $350-400k homes once again gaining popularity. Burlington also saw more affordable price ranges making the top 5, but $1-2M price ranges still remain to most favoured. Niagara saw $250-300k price ranges in the top 5 for the first time since February, but overall mid-low price ranges remain popular.

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    April 11-17, 2021

    Appointments are trending upward, as buyers continue to enter the market and inventory increases. The sold/appointment index also inches upward, as buyers continue to view many properties before successfully finding a home in this competitive seller’s market.

    Appointments continue to outstrip last year’s numbers, as in 2020 we were still in the grip of the original COVID-19 lock down. Pent up demand, out-of-town buyers and successful health and safety measures are causing the demand this year to continue to grow.

    In Hamilton, mid price ranges continue to be in the highest demand, with the more luxurious $1-2M price ranges holding the #5 spot. In Burlington, slightly higher prices make up the majority of top price ranges, with $1-2M taking the top spot. Niagara continues to represent the more affordable price ranges.

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    RE/MAX Escarpment and Niagara Appointment Centre Report for March 14 to 20, 2021

    This time last year, COVID 19 was officially deemed a pandemic and as a result several severe restrictions were put in place in Ontario. While Real Estate was deemed an essential service, the Appointment Centre saw a definite drop in appointments booked at that time. Appointments booked during this week last year were 1,641. Fast forward 1 year and while the pandemic is still in high gear, but with the appropriate COVID 19 protocols in place, buyers remain cautious but are more comfortable in venturing out and viewing homes. Appointments booked this week reached 6,627 - an increase of over 300% over the same time period last year!

    Month to date, with 11 days still to go, the Appointment Centre is well on its way to break another record. The sold/appointment index has dropped slightly, further showing Buyer’s confidence in the housing market.

    Sale prices in Hamilton remain in the mid ranges, and luxury homes are further bumped down the list from last week. Burlington remains almost the same, with the exception of the $450-500k range at the #4 spot. Niagara remained similar to last week, with the $1-2M price ranges falling off the list.

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    Weekly RE/MAX Escarpment report on Buyer Activity from our in-house Appointment Centre.

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    Monthly RE/MAX Escarpment and Niagara report outlining Buyer activity as compiled and analyzed by our in-house Appointment Centre.

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    The Housing Market Assessment (HMA) publication evaluates the housing market conditions that may be signs of imbalances in selected Census Metropolitan Areas.

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    Highlights — December 2020 — Results for Canada and Metropolitan Areas

    Housing market activity across the country increased significantly in the third quarter of 2020 as pandemic measures were gradually rolled back over the spring and summer.

    Sales activity rebounded but new listings did not keep pace. This resulted in declining inventory levels and upward pressure on house prices beyond what could be supported by the economic and demographic fundamentals. This led to an increase in the number of Census Metropolitan Areas exhibiting either a moderate or high degree of vulnerability.

    There is evidence of both overheating and price acceleration in Hamilton, Ottawa, Montréal and Moncton.

    Moderate evidence of overvaluation was still detected at the national level in the third quarter, as well as in Victoria and Halifax. Evidence of overvaluation increased to moderate in Regina and Hamilton, and to high in Moncton.

    There is still moderate evidence of overbuilding in Edmonton, Calgary and Regina, where the supply of available housing units remains elevated.

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    Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Housing Market Assessment (HMA) - Canada and Metropolitan Areas

    Fall 2020 Edition released September 2020

    The Housing Market Assessment (HMA) publication evaluates the housing market conditions that may be signs of imbalances in selected Census Metropolitan Areas.

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    Canadian housing market looks bright in 2020 as markets stabilize, consumer confidence returns

    Canadian home prices expected to increase by 3.7 per cent

    • Increased consumer confidence could be a key factor affecting the housing market in 2020
    • Fifty-one per cent of Canadians are considering a home purchase in the next five years, up from 36 per cent at the same time last year
    • Only two in 10 Canadians say that the mortgage stress test negatively affected their ability to purchase a home in 2019

    RE/MAX is expecting a leveling out of the highs and lows that characterized the Canadian housing market in 2019, particularly in Vancouver and Toronto, as we move into 2020. Healthy price increases are expected next year, with the RE/MAX 2020 Housing Market Outlook Report estimating a 3.7 per-cent increase in the average residential sales price.

    Download to read the full National Report with features on key markets across the country including Hamilton-Burlington and Niagara.

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