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Celebrating Families in Our Community at Hamilton’s Kids-Fest!

This Family Day Weekend, come celebrate Family Day with the Rocca Sisters Team! We are proud sponsors of Hamilton’s Best Consumer Show for Families!  There will be tons of fun to be had with exhibitors, stage shows, featured rides and prizes for the whole family! This amazing event will be taking place at The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum from February 17th, 18th and 19th.

Want to win FREE tickets to Kids-Fest? Check out our Facebook Page @RoccaSisters and Instagram @TheRoccaSisters and enter our Family Pass Giveaway to win FREE tickets for you and your family! We will also be doing an on-site draw at Kids-Fest where you can WIN tickets for the whole family to GREAT WOLF LODGE! As part of our mission to give back to our community, The Rocca Sisters want to make Family Day a special event for each and every family to enjoy. 

We can’t wait to see you at Hamilton’s Kids-Fest, and from our family to yours, we wish you a safe and happy Family Day!

See details below and learn more about Hamilton’s Kids Fest at kids-fest.ca or on our website at www.roccasisters.ca

Family day Weekend

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

9280 Airport Road, Hamilton

February 17th, 8th and 19th, 2018

10:00am-5:00pm Saturday & Sunday

9:00am-5:00pm Monday

 

What is in Store for the Spring Market

The year 2018 will undoubtedly be an interesting year for Real Estate, and we at The Rocca Sister & Associates are very excited to see what the Spring Market will have in store! The market is so strong right now with low inventory, Buyers in full force and eager to purchase! We went into January with low inventory as everyone was eager to sell before the Stress Test came into place and levels remain low. This market is the perfect time to list your home! The conditions make for low inventory, less competition, mixed with a large buyer pool setting the stage for a strong early Spring. 

Here’s a recap on the winter Market as we look forward to what’s to come in the spring:

Unexpectedly, the year ended favorably for all our trading areas despite the market trends. In Burlington, the results are very positive overall. Burlington saw a 13.9% increase in prices paid, a 9% decrease in sales and an 11.7% increase in DOM, year over year. Average price for a freehold home in Burlington ended at $896,911.

Hamilton remained the leader in our trading area in terms of increased sale prices, year over year. In 2016, the average price of a home in Hamilton was $373,687. By the time 2017 finished, the average price paid was $432,064 – a 15.6% increase. Hamilton remained the leader in our trading area in terms of increased sale prices, year over year. In 2016, the average price of a home in Hamilton was $373,687. By the time 2017 finished, the average price paid was $432,064 – a 15.6% increase.

Sales were down 8.8% and DOM remained firmly at 21. Oakville saw the lowest increase in prices paid when comparing 2016 to 2017 with a 12.6% increase year over year. When all was said and done, the average price for a freehold home in Oakville was $1,295,585 as compared to $1,150,814 in 2016. 

Make sure you’re informed and prepared for the Spring market by turning to the name you trust. We’d love the opportunity to come in and share with you the performance of our first month of 2018 and explain to you why now is the best time to sell! Now is not the time to leave things to chance, teaming up with our proven strategies and leverage of our network will give you the edge you need whether selling or buying to get the best results. Call us to see the difference! 

Preparing Your Home for The Spring Market

January is now upon us, which also means the busy boom of the Spring real estate market is underway. While many home buyers and sellers are aware of the Spring Market, few are actually aware of when it begins. If you find yourself waiting until April to list your home, you will find that the season is already half over – and so are many potential offers from buyers that have already found their dream homes. As the #3 Team in Canada for Royal LePage out of over 14,500 agents nationwide (2013), we have compiled some of our quick proven steps to help you get your home “buyer-ready”.

 Curb Appeal – The outside of your house is the first and last impression the potential buyer has of your home. Be sure to keep your yard clean and well maintained. While the cooler winter weather is still here, make sure your driveway and walkways are kept clear of snow and ice. Once the warmer weather begins, take the time to ensure your lawn is neatly cut and trimmed, tidy around plant beds with new mulch, and remove any unsightly plants and debris. Make your front entry welcoming to guests with potted plants and clean patio furniture.

 Fresh Paint – Paint is a relatively quick and inexpensive way to give your home a complete transformation. Keep to neutral tones that appeal to the majority of home buyers. 

 Replace Old Fixtures & Appliances – This is an easy way to freshen up a room without a remodel. Replace dark and dated light fixtures, change old faucets and showerheads and replace your exhausted appliances. A home’s value can begin to decline in the buyer’s mind once they begin calculating the cost of replacing old, outdated appliances. 

 Clean, Clean, Clean – Make sure your home is de-cluttered and spotless. Clutter makes a room appear much smaller than it is. Also, a cluttered house gives off the impression that the home is not well cared for. Buyers may begin to ask “What other areas of the home may have been neglected?” Each of our listings receive free home staging by a professional stager to ensure your home is meeting its full potential. Statistics show that a properly staged home will sell for as much as 10% more than its unstaged counterpart and in some cases, 10 times faster. 

The most critical move you can make to ensure a quick and easy sale is to request a FREE home evaluation from Rocca Sisters & Associates. You will have two nationally ranked top-producing agents working for you to sell your home quickly and efficiently. We will ensure you get top dollar for your most valuable asset – we have the track record to prove it! To request an evaluation or for more tips on how to prepare your home for sale, don’t hesitate to call the Rocca Sisters & Associates office at 905-335-3042 or email us at info@roccasisters.ca. Our personal approach and proven results will surpass your expectations!

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