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By Dean Manton
(Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc.)
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If you're receiving mixed messages regarding the economy lately well join the club. The Canadian economy is performing brilliantly right now, the best in the G8 or is it the G20? The first quarter GDP came in with an amazing and unforeseen 6.1 per cent growth. Although inflation isn't a problem y...

By Dean Manton
(Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc.)
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Could Early Spring Mean Early Summer?  Those of you who are regular readers of my market update may recall that back in February we were enjoying spring-like market conditions. It was the hottest February for real estate in recent memory and local Realtors who were more than ready for the end of ...

By Dean Manton
(Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc.)
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Canadian banks sent a clear signal that the era of rock-bottom interest rates is over by hiking mortgage rates this week, a move that will cost Canadians more to finance home purchases and could hasten a slowdown of the red-hot housing sector. Surging home sales and prices may cool in the second ...

By Dean Manton
(Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc.)
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Imagine putting your home up for sale and after two days on the market you receive eight offers and sell well over asking price. I know that sounds too good to be true but that's exactly what many fortunate sellers in Guelph experienced in February. Following a strong fourth quarter when the Cana...

By Dean Manton
(Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc.)
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I'm proud to announce that Dean Manton, Real estate Broker with Re/max Real Estate Centre Inc. is Guelph's newest Greenbroker and a member of NAGAB!  What is NAGAB? The National Association Of Green Agents and Brokers (NAGAB) is Canada's largest Non Profit association of GreerealestateTM Real Est...

By Dean Manton
(Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc.)
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Calgary, Waterloo, Ottawa, Vancouver, St. John's, and Richmond Hill, Ont., top the Conference Board of Canada ranking of the country's most attractive cities to migrants, the Globe and mail reported in January. These cities have "what migrants are looking for when choosing where to locate," accor...

By Dean Manton
(Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc.)
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Two Tales of a City  One look at December's sales statistics and you can clearly see a huge change from a year ago. December 2008 had us waist deep in the global recession and while banks and automakers were being bailed-out south of the border our local real estate market was pretty much non-exi...

By Dean Manton
(Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc.)
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I bought a new townhome over the holidays! It's really great! It's 3 storeys with an elevator. The 3rd floor has a huge sky-light and a walkout to a terrace with a hot tub. In the living room a flat screen TV pops up from behind the fireplace. The chef's kitchen includes top of the line stainless...

By Dean Manton
(Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc.)
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         Are you planning to sell your home in the new year? Here are some important tips that will help you to get your home ready for sale.         Less is more - pare down to the important pieces of furniture with a few accessories. Have one photo only of yourselves and your children. Clear ev...

By Dean Manton
(Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc.)
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The economy may be uncertain but well-priced homes in good condition are still selling.  When it comes to selling your home in a challenging market, the basics still apply: 1) The home is too "lived in" and lacks visual appeal. Clean everything and lose anything personal. What's personal? Anythin...

By Dean Manton
(Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc.)
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In today's real estate market finding the right home can often be a time consuming process. Because of this, buyers who have lost their patience waiting for the next listing to come up in their price range may find themselves considering a privately sold home. Other buyers may feel that they are ...

By Dean Manton
(Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc.)
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Most Guelphites that I talk to are proud of their city and have an innate sense that it's a special place to live but the amount of accolades recently achieved by the Royal City would make even the most ardent Guelph-booster blush.  Apart from being named among the top 10 places to live in Canada...

By Dean Manton
(Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc.)
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Are you planning to sell your home this coming year? If you are you won't be alone. The amount of listings that come on the market is predicted to climb in 2010 and approximately 70% of these will actually sell. Even though you'll be at the mercy of some market trends, the one factor that you can...

By Dean Manton
(Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc.)
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What a Difference a Year Makes  Thinking back on last November, Barack Obama had just been elected president and Canadians found themselves about to be unwilling participants in the global recession. Depending on who you talk to around Guelph, the recession turned out be much ado about nothing or...

By Dean Manton
(Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc.)
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A new report from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) shows the market tighter than ever with the lack of supply of new listings conspiring to make a hot market even hotter. CREA said Thursday the average sale price of a house in Canada reached $331,602 last month, a 13.6% increase from a...

By Dean Manton
(Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc.)
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Our local real estate market has been in a state of transition since June when we started to pull out of the so-called recession. But the most significant change took place during September when what we were calling a recovery turned into a full- fledged seller's market.  At first glance our stat...

By Dean Manton
(Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc.)
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Realtors Lead Economic Recovery Statistics Canada reports that Real Estate Agents are helping to lead the country out of the recession. I say bravo! Who better than a group of hungry Realtors to loosen the purse strings of the nation. Canada's economy grew for the first time in 11 months in June,...

By Dean Manton
(Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc.)
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What’s so great about Guelph? Most Guelphites that I talk to are proud of their city and have an innate sense that it’s a special place to live but the amount of accolades recently achieved by the Royal City would make even the most ardent Guelph-booster blush. Apart from being listed among the t...

By Dean Manton
(Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc.)
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Is it over? How do you know when a recession is over? If you're waiting for someone to announce it from the top of the highest hill you'll probably be getting the news about 6 months too late. Just like when we heard we were in a recession, we had been in one for about 6 months. Whether we're rid...

By Dean Manton
(Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc.)
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                Real Estate & I-PODS   My 3 year old daughter asked me for an I-POD recently. She obviously isn't aware that we're in the middle of "The worst recession in 50 years". Or at least that's what they're calling it now. I'm going to wait a little bit longer before I call it anything be...

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