TALL Real Estate Blog – May, 2024

We do more than sell real estate! 😃

When we’re not selling, we’re singing! Emese is an accomplished soprano vocalist and since last September, she has also been conducting a small choir at our home church, Winona Gospel Church.

By the way, if you’re reading this, you’re invited to join us for worship on Sunday morning; let us know you’re coming and we’ll save you a seat with us!

Emese studied music from a young age. Both her mother and her father taught music, and her father conducted several choirs and orchestra’s for decades in the GTA. Emese has an extensive roster of singing experience, both as a chorister and a soloist from a very young age.  Now, her angelic soprano voice is a welcome addition to the various choral ensembles she has performed with. If you’ve heard her sing, you’ll be nodding your head in agreement right now.

Henk also loves music. He’s a bass chorister and also plays piano and organ. Recently, Henk has become the organist at Winona Gospel Church.

Naturally, our date night usually involves music. Not just any music: choral music, classical and sacred music. Yes, we’re choir geeks! If you’re interested in hearing us sing, let us know and we’ll be sure to let you know when our next performance is.

Despite our passion for music and singing, that takes the back seat to the needs of our wonderful clients. And, April was a busy month, with the spring market in full swing in Hamilton, and showing signs of growth in Niagara.

We have some very unique listings in our roster, so head over to our TALL Real Estate Partners | Properties page to check those out. We have a 12 acre escarpment property in Stoney Creek with a view of Lake Ontario and the Toronto skyline, a spacious side split in a mature, sought-after neighbourhood of Ancaster, a 4-season cottage on Commanda Lake in Restoule, and coming soon, a nearly 2 acre property with a century home on the Stoney Creek Bench, tucked into the Niagara Escarpment.

Get in touch with us if you need more information on any of these unique properties.

The market is still in great shape.

The Greater Hamilton market has slowed mildly as more properties were listed. Unit sales are still strong, but inventory has crept up slightly which has resulted in the median price dropping ever so slightly. Since November though, the median price is still up 7%.

In Niagara, a more tempered spring market has allowed for more consistent growth. New listings were up 18% from March, and unit sales were also up, as was the median price. Inventory also crept up in April, but the market in Niagara promises more room to grow in the coming months.

Here are the numbers for April, 2024 in Hamilton and Niagara.

The median home price in April was:

  • ⬇️ Down 1.32% from March in Hamilton, to $750,000
  • ⬆️ Up 1.54% from March in Niagara, to $660,000.

Inventory has increased in both markets:

  • 🗓️ Hamilton’s inventory sits at 2.56 months or 78 days, up from 71 days in March
  • 🗓️ Niagara’s inventory sits at 3.85 months or 117 days, up from 111 days in March

As always, if you or your family, friends, coworkers or neighbours are thinking about making a move in real estate, we would love to go “a head above” for them. We are never too busy for any of your referrals!