2013 ~ Is This The Year To Make A Move?

Now that the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season is thankfully behind us, we can concentrate on a New Year, with potentially a New Beginning.  Is moving in your forecast this year?  Do you need to up-size or down-size?  Are you bursting at the seams with your expanding family?  Or conversely, are you rambling around in a big ‘ol comfy home using a fraction of the rooms?  Perhaps it is time to make a change, and change CAN be good! 

There is a natural cycle of up-sizing and down-sizing….the down-sizers are making it possible for the up-sizers to obtain their much loved homes and continue the cycle.  Some people have a hard time leaving their homes, but it isn’t really the home itself that is at the heart of the matter.  It is the memories attached to the home.  You will always have your memories, they are safely stored away to be recalled at anytime. 

So leave behind the mowing, weeding, shoveling and the ever-present ‘To-Do’ list that a large home comes with and focus instead on the next chapter in your life.  It should not be thought of as a sad time, but one of freedom.  Freedom to pursue new interests.  Do you want to travel?  Down-sizing makes this possible by eliminating the chores of maintaining a large home.  You walk out the door of your condo, turn the key and hit the road or skies and embrace your new found freedom.  You will not regret it and after a few months, will wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.

Of course, having a Realtor® available to help get you through this transitional period is your best resource…which I just happen to be available for.  Give me a call at 905-681-7900 and let me show you that change CAN be good!

New Listing – 38 Bingham Road, Hamilton

The start of a New Year seems to bring about the need for change not just in ourselves, but in our surroundings.  38 Bingham Road, Hamilton, ON (click link to view property details) is in need of new owners who will cherish it as the current owners have done for the past few years. 

A growing family has necessitated the need for a larger space, but if you are looking for a great starter home – then this is it!

To view this property, give me a call at (905) 681-7900 or email me at: info@deborahlsykes.com


2012 Burlington Market Stats

Numbers are one of the greatest story tellers.  They can convey so many ideas on so many topics.  Real Estate is no different.

From January 2011 to the end of December 2012, this is what Burlington’s Real Estate Market looked like (see chart below).  Notice the typical ups and downs in the amount of sales relative to the months, with Sales from March to June being the highest and December/January the lowest.

Also note the rather large jump in Average Sales Price from December 2012 to January 2011…..

If you have any further questions about the Burlington Real Estate Market, I would love to sit down and chat!  There are many more stories and facts to be told…all because of numbers!  Call me at (905) 681-7900 or email me at: info@deborahlsykes.com

(Stats Courtesy Sutton Group-About Town Realty Inc., Brokerage)

DEC/2012 341 109 $431,526 $449,751
NOV 474 223  425,651  447,026
OCT 563 243  427,637  462,862
SEPT 569 204  403,973  439,886
AUG 490 242  424,531  464,335
JULY 536 293  403,649  446,189
JUNE 558 311  418,114  458,668
MAY 549 364  432,975  464,367
APR 520 354  437,674  460,228
MAR 493 344  403,539  436,624
FEB 442 259  415,486  467,702
JAN/2012 358 181  416,009  435,162
DEC/2011 287 134  398,284  412,461
NOV 415 236  383,368  421,008
OCT 529 244  370,887  403,414
SEPT 576 264  370,559  393,360
AUG 554 255  383,917  417,673
JULY 560 312  406,530  445,248
JUNE 630 349  378,576  420,894
MAY 619 366  387,378  422,110
APR 601 345  371,177  395,279
MAR 569 342  372,406  413,307
FEB 516 277  360,291  414,461
JAN/2011 462 167 $356,491 $392,221


Welcome to 2013!

As we enter a New Year, I want to thank all of my past & present clients for their business over the last 10 years, I wouldn’t be the success I am today without each and every one of you.

I pride myself on keeping my existing clients happy and of course, look forward to helping new clients find that perfect home.

Even though the calendar says January, the ‘Spring’ market will be getting underway over the next few weeks.  If you or someone you know is looking to make a move this Spring, then give me a call at (905) 681-7900 or I am just a mouse-click away at:


Best Wishes to you and your family for a healthy, happy and productive 2013!