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As we approach the start of the Spring Market we are excited to have a new statistics analysis tool, 'MLS® HPI', now available to us here in Niagara.

Developed using data from the Multiple Listing Service®, the MLS® Home Price Index (or MLS® HPI for short) allows you to see trends in home prices for a specific type of house in any given neighbourhood in Niagara.

We’re happy to have the opportunity to serve you and hopefully earn your business; there is no cost or obligation, and all of your information will be kept strictly confidential within Team Berkhout Bosse.

Book an appointment with us now - we would absolutely love to get to know you and your home better!

When it comes to buying or selling  your home in Welland we are  LOCAL specialists and have helped our clients navigate the market through multiple economic cycles.

JUST LISTED! 12187 Lakeshore Road, Wainfleet $268,800

Fully renovated, open concept 2 bedroom Cottage in desirable Long Beach - located just steps to miles of sand beach, the pine lined, vaulted ceilings in the Great room and both bedrooms add to the rustic chic charm, contemporary design kitchen with breakfast bar, separate eating area with door to rear deck. Loads of updates including: Windows, Roof, Front Deck (2017)

Shopping for a new home can be intimidating. With so many things to do and think about, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some good tips for making the home hunting process a lot easier and much less stressful.

Lots of room for the growing family in this 2.5 storey character home updated in relaxed, contemporary style.

Enjoy the quiet street scene from the spacious front porch or the upper balcony, original wood floors, doors and trim accents throughout.

Main floor addition includes kitchen, den and 2nd bathroom complete with glass shower, large main floor laundry room and formal dining room, 3 bedrooms on 2nd floor plus two rooms in attic level.

Garage is off the laneway that runs along the rear of the houses on street. Great neighbourhood close to many amenities.

  • Rising interest rates will be a key factor affecting housing affordability in 2019
  • Thirty-six per cent of Canadians are considering a home purchase in the next five years, down from 48 per cent at the same time last year
  • Sixty-five per cent of Canadians said they do not want to live near a retail cannabis store

There's No Place like Home for the Holidays

May your heart be filled with laughter, your soul with joy and your home with love this holiday season.

All the best for a happy and healthy 2019!

John & Cathy

The Niagara Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported 600 property sales processed through the NAR Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) system in November. This represents a 2.7% increase in sales compared to November of last year.

In Pelham and Welland, unit sales for the month were down 5.2% and 27.7% respectively.

In the residential freehold market, the average days on market were even to last year at 40. There was however an increase of 8.3% from 36 to 39 days in the condominium market from this time last year.

Thinking about getting your home ready to go on the Market in the SPRING?

Team Berkhout Bosse provides a "Pre-Listing Check Up" service to help you compile a list of repairs and upgrades that will bring you the best return on your investment.

Our Pre-Listing process can significantly increase your home’s market value by following a few simple steps to uncover your home’s full potential.

Move in by Christmas. Custom built bungalow with double garage & double concrete drive located in mature North end neighbourhood.

3+1 bedrooms and 2 baths open concept layout featuring vaulted ceilings & Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors throughout; upgraded custom kitchen with granite counter tops and patio doors to large private deck overlooking fully fenced yard.

Formal DR, large master w/ double closets closet & ensuite privilege to luxurious bathroom with whirlpool tub and seperate tile shower.

The Niagara Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported 570 property sales processed through the NAR Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) system in October.  This represents a 1.2% decrease in sales compared to October of last year.

The average days on market increased 10.3% from 39 to 43 in the residential freehold market and decreased 8.7% from 46 to 42 in the condominium market from this time last year. 

What happens with real estate transactions involving a home that has had this number of cannabis plants grown within it?

On October 17, 2018, it became legal to purchase small amounts of marijuana and grow up to four plants per residence (not per person) in Ontario. Nonetheless, the prospect of purchasing a home that has been used to grow marijuana may continue to provoke an emotional response from some buyers. As such, it’s important to understand whether this is a concern for real estate clients and to take appropriate steps to protect their interests.

If you’re like most people, you go to see a doctor when you’re not feeling well or have a health concern. However, you may also visit your doctor for a check-up, or to ask questions about healthy living.

In fact, consulting your doctor for anything health-related is a smart idea.

The same holds true when it comes to real estate.

Many people only call a real estate agent when they’re planning on selling their property, buying a new home, or doing both. While that’s an important reason to speak to a real estate agent, it’s not the only reason.

RETIRE Here! This Showcase 3 bedroom Bungalow with charming front porch and attached garage is move-in ready.

You will love entertaining in this open concept updated kitchen with patio doors to BACKYARD OASIS,

Updated bathroom, spacious Master Bedroom, Hardwood Floors, replacement windows, fully fenced yard with huge rear deck and patio area, relax and enjoy the good life. Located on a quiet dead end street in a prime location near Chippawa Park and close to major shopping

Team Berkhout Bosse offers a FAST & FREE Online Evaluation service.

Our report includes a value range estimate and the sales history of sold properties in your neighbourhood.

 Reduced to SELL!

Located in a quiet, mature neighbourhood, this 3 bedroom bungalow has been renovated in modern, open concept style with large eat in kitchen overlooking living room area highlighted by fireplace, engineered hard wood floors, updated bathroom featuring subway tile lined walls and designer vanity.

Lower level finished with large family room accented by air tight wood stove (Heats home in winter offering super savings on energy costs); 4th bedroom and full 3 pce bathroom.

10 Trelawn Pkwy, Welland - Definitely not a DRIVE BY!

Chic and affordable - enjoy all the updates while renting a room to a student to help pay your mortgage. Totally renovated 3 bedroom bungalow - Kitchen, bathroom and flooring redone in the past 2 months.

Chic and affordable this fully renovated home will WOW! you with stylish finishes throughout.

Starting with the welcoming front porch and entrance, roomy living room with hardwood floors and large picture window, the designer kitchen is awash with natural light and the sophistication of quartz countertops, undermount sink and hand hewn natural edge wood window sill, 2 good sized bedrooms with big bright windows and hardwood floors, updated main floor bathroom showcases a stunning vanity accented by glass tile backsplash.

Distinctive Freehold two-storey townhome in popular Coyle Creek neighbourhood.

Main level features designer kitchen with open concept great room layout, hardwood floors.

9 foot ceiling with pot lighting add to the contemporary vibe.

Spacious master has its own ensuite. Finished family room in lower level. Two tier deck, fully fenced 140’ deep lot.

OPEN HOUSES: Sunday June 3rd 2-4pm

23 Woodland Dr., Welland $329,900

Looking to Downsize? All Brick 2 bedroom BUNGALOW Semi with GARAGE located just two short blocks from Niagara College Welland campus, backs onto green space, covered front porch, large kitchen open to Great Room highlighted by centre wall fireplace –lower level fully drywalled and ready for you to complete to suit your needs.

Retire in style in this luxury Townhome built in 2017 by Rinaldi Homes.  Open concept 2 bedroom, 2 Bathroom plan centred around the designer inspired Kitchen and Great Room, 9 foot ceiling throughout, Main floor laundry. Relax in the privacy of the covered rear porch.

OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY May 27th 2-4pm

Excellent opportunity for investors or First Time Buyers or Retirees looking for an affordable home with income potential!

Located just two short blocks from Niagara College Welland campus and backing onto green space, all Brick 2 bedroom BUNGALOW Semi with covered front porch, large kitchen open to Great Room highlighted by centre wall fireplace –lower level fully drywalled and ready for you to complete to suit your needs.

Very popular local business - great opportunity for Self-Employment to enterprising Butcher.

Love to cook? You can be trained to prepare meats for sale in your own fully equipped and updated Butcher Shop, Deli and Grocery convenience store located in busy plaza in North St. Catharines. Very popular local business - all yours for $149,900 Address: Units 5 & 6 - 595 Carlton Street, Subject to assuming 5 year Lease.

All yours for $149,900!

Address: Units 5 & 6 - 595 Carlton Street

Team Berkhout Bosse is a PROUD COMMUNITY SPONSOR of Cabar-EH Youth Theatre's upcoming production of Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr. Tickets are $12 per person and shows will be held at Ridley Colleges Mandeville Theatre.

There are 4 shows to choose from: FRI May 11th 6:30PM-8PM
SAT May 12th 5PM-6:30PM & 7PM-8:30PM and
SUN May 13th 2:30PM-4PM


Modern Rustic and Natural describe this unique1.5 storey home transformed in relaxed, contemporary style. The designer inspired addtition expands home to 2000 sq. ft in size. The white picket fence and spacious front porch create an inviting entry as you step into the open concept layout of the great room dining and sitting area highlighted by wood fireplace.

JUST LISTED! 24 Wood Lane, Port Colborne $659,900

Unique executive 4 bedroom Bungalow with 2700 sq. ft. on main floor boasting 122’ foot frontage on double lot in Westwood Estates in Port Colborne, Ontario – one of Niagara’s most exclusive areas located a short walking distance from the Lake, nature trails, bicycle paths, quarries and marina.

Unit Sales DOWN 40% - Average Price UP $25%

The Niagara Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported 36 Welland residential property sales processed through the NAR Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) system in January. This represents a 40 % decrease in sales compared to the 60 unit sales reported in January last year.

Deciding whether to stay in your current home or look for a new one is tough. So tough in fact, that there is a reality TV show about it!

If you’re struggling to make that decision, here are some tips that can help:

It's been 10 long years since the real estate crash of 2007 and what a ride it's been!

View our charts below to have a look at what has been happening in our local housing market in the decade since.

Media Release: Niagara Association of REALTORS® December Market Report

January 9th, 2018, Niagara - The Niagara Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported 403 property sales processed through the NAR Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) system in December.

Rising demand and low inventory set the tone for a seller’s market in Niagara through 2017. As unaffordability increased in the GTA, more homebuyers expanded their search area as far as Niagara.

Speculators and investors also flocked to the area in search of real estate, further reducing inventory in the face of increasing demand. Single-story detached homes were the hot commodity in the region, contributing to a 23 per cent price increase in the year-over-year average residential sale price.

Welcome to 347 Silverthorne Crt. E, Welland $429,900

A rare find on .68 acre lot, this fully updated Sidesplit boasts a chic open concept main floor.

Updated kitchen with centre island overlooks the living room and dining room area, stylish glass tile backsplash, LED potlights, newly refinished hardwood flooring, sliding patio doors to private, park-like backyard

Spacious Master bedroom retreat with sitting area and built in wardrobe closet; lower level has rec room, Guest bedroom, bathroom and walk up to rear yard (Could be separate in-law suite),

What GEM of a Bungalow!

Move right in to this 3 bedroom home nestled on a private, park-like lot, main floor boasts hardwood floors; stunning kitchen featuring quartz countertops and expanded cabinetry including built-in pantry, the basement offers a large rec-room, 2nd bathroom, well-appointed laundry room and exercise room area (easily converted to a 4th Bedroom).

Niagara Association of REALTORS® July Market Report

August 8th, 2017, Niagara - The Niagara Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported 652 property sales processed through the NAR Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) system in July. This represents a 27.5% decrease in sales compared to July of last year. The residential average sale price of $375,903 was 14.4% higher than last July. The average days on market decreased from 36 to 26 in the residential freehold market and decreased from 71 to 39 in the condominium market.

Team Berkhout Bosse Commercial Listing Profiles:

144A Thorold Rd., Welland

Download Full Listing Package
Lot Size: 185’ x 154’ .66 acres +/- (approx) Building Size: 5224 sq. ft
Main Floor: Lobby/Showroom/Storeroom 2nd Floor: Offices and open work space 3rd Floor: Mezzanine Level

Large paved, 20 car parking area Driveway access to Thorold Road as part of Register Right-of-way Agreement

Wellness Guide Fall/Winter 2017

The 2017-2018 City of Welland Fall/Winter Welland Community Wellness Guide will be available for distribution on August 17th

The Niagara Association of REALTORS® (NAR) processed 95 Welland property sales through the NAR Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) system in April. This represents a 13.6% slide from the April 2016 total of 110 sales. In Pelham, residential sales dropped by 27% with 27 transactions for the month of April compared to 37 last year.

Niagara Association of REALTORS® February Market Report

It was a Happy New Year indeed for our local real estate market.

By year-end 2016 the Niagara 12-Month average sale price reached $321,395 up 13.92% from $280,221 recorded at the end of December 2105.

The Niagara Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported 8,441 residentail sales processed through the NAR Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) system during 2016 compared to 7289 in 2015, representing a 15.8% surge in regional activity.

Welcome to 32 Woodland Dr., Welland! List Price $249,900.00

2 storey semi-detached home conveniently located near Niagara College.

3 bedrooms, stylish open concept main floor, laminate flooring, kitchen with upgraded glass tile backsplash.

Fully finished basement includes rec room and full bathroom featuring whirlpool tub, fully fenced yard, recently installed over-sized deck, above ground pool

It has been an active summer for real estate sales across the Niagara Region with 2994 unit sales reported during the months of June, July and August in the communities serviced by the Niagara Association of REALTORS®. This figure reflects a gain of 15.7% over last year’s total of 2588 transactions during the same three months.

During the first six months of 2016 there were 564 unit sales recorded in Welland – up 23.4% from the total of 457 transactions reported between January and June 2015.

The Rose City's 12 month average price now stands at $229,512 up 3.6% from last June’s month end figure of $221,511.

As of the end of June 2016 there were 202 active listings in Welland on the MLS® system of the Niagara Association of REALTORS® - a significant drop from the June 2011 total of 775 homes for sale.

Have you heard the latest Niagara real estate news? Toronto hyper-activity trends have hit out local market. With demand continuing to escalate as our inventory of available listings remains at record lows multiple offers are now a regular occurrence.

First Quarter sales in the City of Welland were on par with last year with a total of 174 sales recorded compared to 173 transactions during January-March 2016. The current sales level reflects a 4.8% increase over the Rose City’s 8-year average of 166 unit sales in the 1st quarter.

January 6th, 2016, Niagara - The Niagara Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported 402 property sales processed through the NAR Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) system in December. This represents an 11.7% increase in sales over December of last year. The residential average sale price of $279,852 was 16.2% higher than last December.

The average days on market decreased from 76 to 60 in the residential freehold market and from 87 to 76 in the condominium market.

At Christmas, all roads lead home. ~Marjorie Holmes

Wishing you peace, joy, and all the best this wonderful holiday has to offer. May this incredible time of giving and spending time with family bring you joy that lasts throughout the year.

John & Cathy

Beautiful room for rent inside a busy day spa located in Downtown Fonthill. Looking for any health practice that will compliment the spa. Room is approx. 9 x 10

Includes the use of a designated sterilizing area +hand washing sink

This room would be great for: Reflexologist, Massage therapist, Laser technicians, Permanent makeup tech, Acupuncture therapist

  1. While there may be less buyers out there, people who look for a home during the holidays are serious … they are ready to buy! 
  2. There are fewer homes for buyers to look at during the holidays which means less competition for you … less competition equals more money!

Two Model Homes now complete and ready for immediate occupancy

Location: 383 & 391 St. Lawrence Dr., Welland

Price: $329,900        

Choice of  two 1462 sq.ft. three bedroom raised bungalows with:

In July, we saw that the real estate market started to show signs of cooling down as we headed into the Summer months. The number of listings remained high but visits to the website showed a slight decline. While conversations on social media slowed down, RE/MAX continues to own the conversation in Canada. On the global front, we remain fairly steady with an increase in the number of offices meaning that we continue to grow our brand presence around the world.



It’s been a banner first half of the year for the Niagara real estate market. So far this year residential sales across the Region are up 19.6% with the Niagara Association of REALTORS® reporting 3725 residential transactions between January and June compared to 3115 last year and 3025 in 2013.

Market activity in our local communities of Welland and Pelham also reflect this upward trend. Sales in the Rose City have spiked 10.2% so far this year with 420 transactions reported between January and June compared to 381 last year and 342 the year before.

Architecturally designed this one-of-a-kind, 2656 sq. ft. Family Home offers a park-like setting backing onto Draper’s Creek. This wooded ravine is a natural oasis - relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of your own back yard retreat. The visiting wildlife is free!

For those who value quality construction and attention to detail you will find distinctive elegance is spoken here. Beginning with the upgraded North Carolina brick exterior and the welcoming front porch to the swirling pattern of the interlocking brick drive.

Home sales in the Rose City are up 3.75% over last year according to the MLS statistics of the Niagara Association of Realtors. There have been 240 units sold so far this year compared to 231 between January and April 2014. The 12-Month average price in Welland reached $204,516 in April representing a jump of 9.4 % over last year’s figure of $186,980.

In Pelham, Year-to-date sales are up 17% over last year’s level with 75 residential sales reported in Pelham so far this year. Last year the total for the same time period was 64 units. The April 12-month average price in Pelham stands at $387,985 up 12.4% over last year’s figure of $345,054.