Quinte versus Toronto capitalization rate
Investment Properties

Local cap rate follows Toronto

Prince Edward County investors who want to get an idea where investment returns on income properties are headed here would do well to follow what’s happening with similar investment properties in Toronto. Cap rates measure […]

County real estate listings
All Homes

Listings fall to 6-year low in March

Tight market conditions continued in Prince Edward County in March, with detached home listed for sale down 28% compared to the end of March last year. At the end of March 2016, there were 257 […]

Home sales for March 2016
All Homes

March homes sales up by one-third

March was an other month of strong sales for detached homes in Prince Edward County, with unit sales 33 homes, up 32% compared to last March. This represented a 6-year high in unit sales. The […]

Investment property six plex
Investment Properties

Quinte offers superior returns

Small-scale real estate investors -both new and experienced- often include low-rise multi-residential buildings in their portfolios, but is this an effective place to invest money? I recently analyzed the rate of return on such investment […]

Waterfront land prices
Waterfront

Waterfront land prices

I was recently asked about the price of waterfront land in Prince Edward so I dug out a pricing study which I had done for a client in May 2014 for some guidance. The data […]

Home sales by price segment
Homes Over $300,000

Sales grow for higher priced homes

Home sales were down slightly in February, but the total value of homes sold increased? How is that possible? This is a reflection of a long term trend in the market, where the mix of homes […]

All Homes

County listings hit 5-year low

Following in the pattern established in January, the inventory of real estate listings available for sale in Prince Edward County remained at 5-year low levels in February as shown below. Home sales in the County were off […]

Picton inventory 5-year low
All Homes

Lowest Picton inventory in 5 years

Real estate listings usually fall in the County during the winter but this year the inventory of detached homes is extraordinarily low. In Picton, for example, listings fell to a 5-year low for the end […]

2015 commercial sales up
Investment Properties

Commercial sales rebounded in 2015

The County market for MLS commercial properties rebounded in 2015 with 13 sales totaling near $7.3 million, the strongest result since 2011. The value of commercial properties sold was up almost 300% in 2015 and […]

Teranet National Bank housing price incex
Outside Influences

Housing sales mixed across Canada

Statisticians have a saying which illustrates how averages can sometimes obscure what’s really going on: “head in the oven, feet in the fridge, but on average, the temperature is OK.” This is a pretty good […]