Interest rates rising, prices falling

The GTA real estate market changed drastically in May, and continues to adjust. The early spring market had a shortage of listings and buyers were scrambling to find a home to buy, triggering bidding wars with multiple offers.   However, home sales declined in May, from the record levels in the first quarter of the year, probably due to the newly announced Ontario housing plan which created some uneasiness for both buyers and sellers.  In May, the number of new listings spiked to record levels in the GTA, where there had been a severe supply shortage.  This trend continued into June, and July with prices dipping 5-15% from the highs of February/March, but still up over the same period last year.  It suggests the housing market has started to cool down, and has returned to a more balanced market. In July and August, inventory levels declined again, however, prices continued to soften.  Having an experienced Realtor to guide buyers and sellers through this challenging market is more important than ever.  Average days on the market to sell a home, has increased to 60 days, and buyers now have the luxury to take their time and even include home inspection and finance inspection clauses in their offers.  

When it comes to buying or selling a home, the Realtor you choose is vital to your success!  Hard work, dedication and 20 years of knowledge and experience is the reason I am consistently one of the top salespeople for RE/MAX Aboutowne Realty.  My clients get the highest level of representation and guidance and I make sure their needs are being met.  As a real estate investor and award-winning Realtor, I bring first hand experience and an honest, common sense approach to Real Estate.

I love working in the Oakville and Burlington area, and know and understand why these 2 communities are consistently ranked as best places to live, raise children and retire by MoneySense Magazine.

In today's competitive real estate market, timing is everything. Many good homes are sold before they are even advertised. See the hottest new homes for sale before other home buyers with my New Listings Notification

Selling your home?  I believe that every home deserves its own custom strategy and marketing approach.  My professional services include a detailed analysis and aggressive marketing plan to ensure top dollar.  If you're thinking of selling, I would be happy to provide you with a FREE Home Evaluation.  Ask me about our global website which translates our listings into over 40 different languages and currencies.  You never know where the buyer for your home is coming from!

If you have any general questions about buying or selling real estate, please contact me.  I am happy to help you achieve your real estate dreams and goals.

Diane Dawtrey
Sales Representative
RE/MAX Aboutowne Reaty Corp, 1235 North Service Road West, Oakville, Ont



 905-334-3357 Diane's cell           








Hot Listings!