Chuck Gulyas Monthly Lethbridge Real Estate Update for January


And just like that another year has come and gone. 2014 proved to be a remarkably stable year in the Lethbridge real estate market with a total of 1166 single family home sales for the year, an increase of 4% over 2014 totals


The average sale price for a single family home in Lethbridge for 2014 is in at $300,979.00 which is an increase of 3% over last year. It took an average of 73 days to sell a single family home in 2014 and the annual list to sales ratio was 62% (1883 listed with 1166 sold). All indicators suggest a very similar outlook for 2015 so it seems that in Lethbridge the time to move is always right!


Your home at a glance…

 Have you ever driven up to a restaurant and your first impression was disappointing? Perhaps the windows looked dark and gloomy; the facade was worn and unattractive or for some other reason it just didn't look like a tempting place to eat. 

It could still be a fantastic restaurant — a real gem. But, your first impression has soured your anticipation. If you still walk through the front door, it will likely be with the expectation of being disappointed. This scenario often plays out in the real estate market as well. 

A buyer drives up to a home for sale and quickly forms an impression based on what he sees "from the curb". That's why you'll hear real estate experts talk about the importance of "curb appeal". It's one of the most important selling points of a property. If you plan to put your home on the market, you obviously want your home to look as attractive as possible from the street.

Fortunately, there are many simple things you can do to improve curb appeal. For example, you can trim shrubs and hedges, plant flowers, clean the walkway and driveway, paint the front door and garage door, and clean the exteriors of the windows. All these projects are relatively easy and inexpensive yet each can make a dramatic improvement to how your home looks at first glance. Don't be like the great restaurant that’s hidden behind an unkempt facade. Make sure your curb appeal reflects the overall value of your property.

 Looking for more advice on selling your home quickly and for the best price? Call Chuck Gulyas at RE/MAX real estate today.


 “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then improbable, and then, when we summon the will, inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve

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