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DAYS OF SUMMER NOT HAMPERING HOME SALES IN KITCHENER-WATERLOO
ON (August 3, 2012) -- There were a total of 534 home sales through the Multiple
Listing System (MLS®) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR)
in July, compared to 520 sales the same month a year ago, an increase of 2.7 percent.
residential sales included 345 detached homes (down 2.8 percent), 42 semi-detached
(up 16.7 percent), 31 townhouses (on par), and 108 condominium units (up 14.9
the summer has been a real scorcher so far, we continue to see steady consumer
demand through the month of July", says Sara Hill, president of KWAR. "On a year-to-date
basis, the number of residential transactions is neck and neck with last year's
month's sales bring the total number of residential sales year-to-date to 3,998,
an increase of 0.7 percent compared to 2011.
average sale price of all residential sales in July was $303,896, a 0.6 percent
increase over the average sale price recorded in July 2011. Single detached properties
sold for an average price of $346,894, a 1.6 percent increase relative to one
the increased number of semis and condos that were purchased in July, the strongest
price gains were seen in semi-detached homes and condos, with the average price
of a semi increasing 7.7 percent to $242,642, and condominium sale prices increasing
7.3 percent to $212,884 compared to the same period last year.
in July, we experienced the slow but steady pace of sales that is very typical
of the summer months. That being said, I am pleased by the increase of semi and
condo sales last month", adds Hill. "It tells me that the entry level buyers and
downsizers are still moving nicely."
Cool With Water
let the heat get to you - here are some quick and easy tips for
more water !
up plain old water by adding fresh mint leaves. Mmmm....refreshing!
Instead of setting down an empty glass, reﬁll it with water and
3. Every time you pass a water cooler stop and take a sip.
If you're feeling hungry and you've eaten recently, drink a cold
water, and wait a minute or two. You could just be
Make your water more interesting by adding a squeeze of lemon or lime.
Add ice cubes to your water - this helps to burn calories when your
brings the water temperature up.
7. Dilute your juice (apple, grape,
or orange) with water. It's
usually too sweet anyway. More hydration with
8. Make it a morning ritual. Start your day by drinking
one or two
glasses of water. Start early, feel better, set the trend for
9. Eat water-rich foods like watermelon (92 per cent water
for a refreshing, hydrating break from sipping. Just be sure to
the calories in your daily plan.
10. Have a big glass of water at every
transitional point of the day:
When you ﬁrst get up, before you leave
the house, when you sit down to
work, when you go to lunch...
Get a glass you love. My water mug says "Today is the start of a
and I'm inspired to sip from it every time I look at it.
each trip to the restroom, drink some water to replenish your system.
Okay, I know it's less fun, but every now and then when you're out
ask yourself "Do I really want this?" At some social
functions choose sparkling
14. Drink water or diet drinks instead of high-calorie,
15. Instead of spending a fortune on bottled
water, save your money
and the environment and invest in a ﬁlter for
your home faucet. Or get
a portable Brita. Make tap water taste like bottled,
at a fraction of
16. Have a glass of water with your
meal, especially when you're
17. Take a bottle
of water with you on your walks.
18. Carry a bottle you like. Mine
is a traditional plastic Nalgene
that I've covered in stickers. I bought
an easy-sip mouth piece so it
doesn't spill when I'm sipping on the go.
Freeze little bits of peeled lemons, limes and oranges and use
them in place
of ice cubes -- it's refreshing and helps get in a
serving of fruit.
While at work, ﬁll a big glass with ice and keep ﬁlling it up from
ofﬁce water cooler.
21. At home always keep a glass of water
handy while watching TV,
doing laundry, making dinner or surﬁng the
22. Replace your coffee or tea with a cup of hot water and a drop
23. Keep water cold. Some ﬁnd it tastes better and
your body will burn
some calories bringing it to body temperature.
Room temperature water is better if you're dehydrated. Your body
it more quickly.
25. Drink through a straw and you'll take bigger gulps
and drink much more.
26. Build up your water levels. Start with one
or two glasses ﬁrst
thing in the morning and add on.
Carry a small reﬁllable water bottle at all times and drink while
wait...standing in line, sitting in trafﬁc or even waiting for the
Track it. Once I started keeping track of my water intake it went
check mark for every glass consumed.
29. Visualize your healthy, glowing
30. "I have to pee every ten minutes." As you run off to the
yet again, remind yourself of the extra exercise you're getting
31. Add water to your daily skincare regimen. Drink,
moisturize, then drink again.
32. Remember that the more
water you drink, the less hungry you will
feel and the less likely you will
be to snack.
33. Water by itself doesn't contain any calories or fat
and has so
many health beneﬁts hidden in its plainness.
Don't allow yourself a diet soda or another coffee until you've
had two to
four glasses of water.
The Call Hammer Team
Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty