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Home'Ward Bound March 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019   /   by Alayne Keates Administration To Geoff Appleton & Associates

Home'Ward Bound March 2019

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March

Putting the SPRING in our Step!

The opening months of 2019 have seen weather play a dramatic role in the buying and selling patterns of real estate consumers, making it difficult to truly ascertain what the temperature of the market is in broad, definable terms. What we can tell you is that the entry level market is still responsible for stimulating sales, and it’s where we are seeing the greatest activity. Multiple offers are occurring in this category, as a result of a shortage of inventory under the $500,000 threshold. However, in the upper price ranges, inventory is experiencing a quite different story, with longer market times, and position and strategy playing key roles in determining a successful sale. The condition, presentation and proper launch of a home to market has never been so imperative.

We understand these subtle nuances because of the coveted position The Geoff Appleton Team holds as the trusted source on residential trends in the Durham Region. We see it firsthand, before the competition, and can therefore respond in the most nimble fashion. These are the marketplace realities we are navigating presently, and what we hope to always bring you are these informed insights, relevant data and knowledgeable perspective that only entrenched real estate professionals can give. 

Our business is not selling houses; its taking care of families. It’s about giving people security, comfort, rest and a place to call their own. A place to put their belongings and their hearts. Thank you as always for the opportunity to serve you and your loved ones with your most cherished asset.

We sincerely appreciate your continued word of mouth recommendation!!



Spotlight on Durham’s Rapidly Expanding Casino Industry

A fabulous new entertainment district is set to open in Pickering this year at the corner of Bayly and Church. Durham Live, a $1.5 billion development, will become the premier tourist destination east of the downtown Toronto core, and will no doubt be one of Ontario’s top attraction sites. Featuring a resort casino and 5-star hotel, the property will also house a boutique hotel, convention centre, giant amphitheatre, restaurant plaza, cinema, indoor water park, performing arts centre, spa and fitness centre, botanical garden, shopping mall, office tower and film studios. This landmark project, estimated to create 10,000 jobs in its creation, will augment the municipal coffers by $15 million annually. Completion is set for late 2019.

Meanwhile, Ajax Downs will remain open, despite earlier plans to amalgamate with Durham Live. And in the northern boundary of our region, the Great Blue Heron Casino in Port Perry is currently under a massive renovation and addition, with construction of a brand new 119 room hotel and 20,000 square feet of new gaming space. A 500 seat entertainment centre for live performances and shows is part of a future plan for the site. 
Source: www.pickering.ca and www.durhamnews.com



To All the Families out there…

Right now, there are moms and dads out there struggling for their kids, wondering how to bring joy back into their lives as they fight debilitating illnesses.  These families aren’t making March Break plans, they are simply being there, doing what loving families do. 


This is where you can help… 

As you probably know Make A Wish Canada does great work in helping Kids fight through and survive nasty diseases and cancers.  And as you know Make A Wish®  depends on sponsorships and donations to provide top care while keeping family costs to a minimum. 

We are on a mission to raise $25,000 for Make A Wish Canada.work in helping kids fight thru and survive nasty debilitating diseases like cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia is second to none! Make A Wish Canada isfor profit and survives onand donations.are committed to donating a portion of our income from home sales to this very worthy cause.


So, YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THE KIDS…

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team? 

Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, you can rest assured a very worthy cause benefits as well! 

I want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbours, associates or family members considering making a move, so here are your options:

1. You can go to www.ReferAFriend.info and enter their contact info on line or forward the link to who you know considering a move. 
2. Of course you can always call me direct as well at 905-728-1600.


Remember our promises to buyers and sellers! 

Home Sellers Receive this guarantee:  Your Home Sold at Your Price or We’ll Buy It!*
Home Buyers Receive this guarantee:  Guaranteed 100% Satisfaction With Your Home Purchase or We’ll Buy It Back!*

Life moves fast for some and we are eager to make the Home Selling and Buying experience a smooth rewarding one.  Over the years of helping families sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring    people.  People like you!  So your referrals, those you know considering a move, that we help – you can rest assured that not only will they get the award winning service we are known for, but that a portion of the income we receive will go toward a very worthy cause.  



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BREAKING NEWS!

The City of Oshawa is one of the top 10 places to work in Canada, according to the latest Bank of Montreal (BMO) Labour Market Report Card. In the analysis, Oshawa ranked 9th as one of the best Canadian cities to find employment and was one of five Ontario cities to make the top 10. Additionally, Oshawa was one of the top four cities in Canada for employment growth, posting 4.9% year-over-year job growth. Oshawa’s unemployment rate was 5.8%. This new data recognizes the fundamental strength of Oshawa’s economic base, which in recent years has diversified with tremendous growth in the education, health care and retail sectors, making Oshawa an ideal community in which to live, work and invest.
Source: www.oshawa.ca



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You Don’t Say...

Huffington Post Canada recently released a score card of 63 Canadian real estate markets. In their findings, Durham Region ranked #6 out of the 63 for the lowest average days on market to sell a home. At just 21 days, Durham Region outperformed Oakville/Milton, Mississauga, Toronto, Barrie and Vancouver, to name a few.
Source: huffingtonpost.ca


INDUSTRY STATS

Average Selling Prices 
for January 2019:
Durham Region: $577,935
Oshawa: $483,860
Clarington: $551,066
Whitby: $592,131
Scugog: $808,676
Ajax: $653,106
Pickering: $678,872
Uxbridge: $753,184
Source: DRAR 



Remember Our Promises to Buyers and Sellers! 

Home Sellers Receive this Guarantee:  Your Home Sold at Your Price or We’ll Buy It!*
Home Buyers Receive this Guarantee:  Guaranteed 100% Satisfaction With Your Home Purchase or We’ll Buy It Back!*

Life moves fast for some and we are eager to make the Home Selling and Buying experience a smooth and rewarding one.  Over the years of helping families to sell their homes and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people.  People like you! 
So your referrals, those you know considering a move, that we help – you can rest assured that not only will they get the award winning service we are known for, but that a portion of the income we receive will go towards a very worthy cause.  



Why I Support
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I grew up right here in Oshawa.  Born in Oshawa General Hospital.  I remember when I first heard about a young person close to our family suffering from a nasty disease that was granted A Wish from Children's Wish Foundation .  This was the turning point in this persons recovery. It was then that I   began to pay closer attention to the work they do.  Since then, I have learned that it is a collection of hard working professionals all coming together for a common cause.  That cause is to help young people over come unfortunate health issues that life sometimes throws our way.  I take pride in supporting in a way that I can, the good work these people do at Make A Wish .  My team rally’s around our annual goal of raising money and donating portions of our income to help Make A Wish in their quest to heal young people when they need healing.  My team and I are committed to providing outstanding results for buyers and sellers referred to us by our past clients.   I have discovered that Make A Wish shares similar commitments to their patients.  And since their services survive on sponsorships and donations we are happy to contribute and proud to support them.
Sincerely,
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Geoff Appleton




Your Referrals Help the Kids

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Over the years of helping families sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people.  People like you!  So your referrals, those you know considering a move, that we help  -  you can rest assured that not only will they get the award winning service we are known for and the guarantee to back it up, but that a solid portion of the income we receive from the transaction will go toward a very worthy cause. 

Not only will they benefit from our award winning service, you can rest assured we are also donating to a very  worthy cause.   

Again, it’s easy to refer your friends, neighbours, associates or family members considering making a move:
1. You can go to www.ReferAFriend.info and enter their contact info on line or forward the link to who you know considering a move. 
2. Of course you can always call me direct as well at 905-728-1600.  

With all my appreciation.
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Geoff Appleton sales representative Remax Jazz Inc Brokerage
P.S. The story of this young person below may cause you to look at your loved ones differently.  It did me. Check it out.



Family Fun in Durham!

Clarington Sport & Leisure Fair
March 3, 1-4pm Garnet B Rickard Centre 
Free Public Skate 1:30-3:15
Oxford Learnning Free Public Skate
March 3, 1pm -2:30pm, Legends Centre, Oshawa
Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival 
March 8-10, March 13-17, March 23-24 & March 30-31 9:30-12pm &12pm-2:30pm 
Family Activities, horse drawn wagon rides & pancakes galore.
Tackle Swap & Fishing Show
March 10, 10am-4pm, Clarington Central Secondary School
Ganaraska Conservation Authority's Maple Syrup Day 
March 23, 10am-1pm, Campbellcroft
Demonstrations, tours, live music and a pancake feast 



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March Dates to Remember

March 1 
Employee Appreciation Day
March 8 
International Women's Day
March 8-17
March Break
March 10 
Daylight Savings Begins
March 17 
St. Patrick's Day
March 20 
Spring Equinox



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Joey’s wish helps his family look forward to a brighter future

Joey is a happy and energetic nine-year-old who loves all sports, but football tops the list of his favourites. After his leukemia diagnosis in 2013 and over three years of treatment, he is currently in clinical remission. He likes to say that he “kicked cancer’s butt”. Joey is an inspiration and hasn’t let cancer rob him of his positive energy and outstanding resilience.

Joey loves being the centre of attention and his favourite colours are orange and red, he loves tacos, chicken wings and candy…especially the sour ones. Joey’s dad, Scott, shared “There’s never a dull moment with Joey on the go!” 

Joey’s most cherished wish, which encompassed his family’s love of football, came true when his family traveled together to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania so Joey could have a Pittsburgh Steelers experience. While on their wish trip, Scott emailed Make-A-Wish staff to share that they were having an amazing time, “It’s like Christmas Eve every night this week!” 

Joey said that some of the highlights of his wish trip were meeting the Steelers players, telling James Conner, a fellow cancer survivor, that he “kicked cancer’s butt”, playing catch with Roethlisberger, getting a Steelers autographed football, and acquiring a huge new collection of “Terrible Towels”. Joey’s favorite moment of his wish week was enjoying the Steelers game with his dad and brothers, he says “We totally crushed it!”

Scott enjoyed watching his boys’ faces light up and shared that their trip “couldn’t just have one favourite moment as the whole week was just one incredible moment after another. It was so perfect for us because it was for Joey but was also something that involved us as a family.”

“While it doesn’t even begin to cover or convey the gratitude for serving our family so incredibly, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this indescribable trip,” said Scott. “It was way more than a wish come true for Joey. This week has proved to be a milestone for our family; filled with bittersweet memories remembered and lifelong memories made; I can’t wait to see what our future holds.”

 
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Geoff Appleton Sales Representative
80 Athol St E, Oshawa
Oshawa, ON L1H 8B7
905-576-4111
905-925-8494

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