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Real estate sales in the area continue to break records

During the month of April 2021, the total number of homes sold through the MLS® System of the Kingston and Area Real Estate Association (KAREA) totaled 539. That is more than double the levels from the previous April, which set a new sales record for the month. Over the first

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A new way of buying a house comes to Kingston

A Kingston realtor is trying a new model to sell houses in the area. Jessica Hellard has teamed up with with On the Block Auctions to offer a home to interested buyers through an auction. The property, located on Davis Drive, is listed on MLS and is available for viewings

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Competition to buy a house in Kingston continues to ramp up

Kingston’s Real Estate market continued to aggressively favour sellers in the final months of 2020. According to an analysis published in December 2020 by the real estate brokerage Zoocasa, Kingston had an 87 per cent Sales-to-New-Listings ratio (SNLR) in October of last year. That’s up from 68 per cent in

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Report: Kingston residential property taxes amongst highest in Ontario

Kingston homeowners are paying some of the highest property tax rates in the province, according to a Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 Zoocasa report ranking residential property tax rates of 35 Ontario municipalities. Toronto came in at number one, with the cheapest property tax rate of 0.614770 per cent. Windsor brought

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UpLIFT Kingston brings community together in outdoor fitness and yoga

  When local real estate sales representative Echo Perry-Cumberland was looking for a new way to get involved in the community, she knew an idea she’d been slowly working on for years would be ideal. “The seeds of this series were planted years ago, and I am excited to announce

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Eric Lee seeks elevation to Kingston’s highest office

A little less than a week before nominations for Kingston’s municipal elections closed, Eric Lee decided to get the necessary nomination signatures and throw his proverbial hat in the ring for the mayor’s seat, ending the possibility of incumbent Bryan Paterson obtaining an acclamation in the 2018 election. While it

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Best of 2012: Battle Brewing Over Lease Agreement

In late 2011 Coffeeco devotees had a real sense that trouble was brewing at the business’s Johnson Street location. Less than two weeks into the new year, owner Rich Ottenhof explained the dire situation to his customers, concluding that landlord Hugh Mosaheb’s actions would result in the unwanted closure of

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The Ongoing Expansion of the Student Housing Area in Kingston

According to Canadian Real Estate Wealth (CREW) magazine, the area northwest of Queen’s University is one of the top 100 Canadian neighbourhoods to invest in. This lucrative slice of the Limestone City was listed alongside 41 other locales throughout Ontario, while the average price for a home in this coveted

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Community Soapbox: Battle Brewing Over Lease Agreement

I have a disappointing update to our [Coffeeco’s] efforts to reach agreement on a lease extension at our Johnson Street location. For those of you who haven’t been following I’ll provide a detailed update. We have been sub-letting space at 344 Johnson Street from a failed coffee business and abiding

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