Did the foreign buyer tax affect the Canadian real estate market?

Did the foreign buyer tax affect the Canadian real estate market?

With the combination of mortgage regulations, along with the newly-introduced foreign buyer tax, it begs the question: Has it changed our real estate market? Clues from statistics released by the Canadian Real…

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How the Wealthy Barber can help you save for a home

How the Wealthy Barber can help you save for a home

When it comes to finances, regardless of your age, you’ll need to think about it sometime. Whether you just secured your first serious job, you’re about to up-size to a larger home,…

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Home Renovations — Building Value with Equity

Home Renovations — Building Value with Equity

In a healthy real estate market, with steadily increasing appreciation rates, purchasing a home can be a great investment! But buying property isn’t the only way to benefit — you might want…

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Uncommon Tips for Making Your Home Show Better

Uncommon Tips for Making Your Home Show Better

  Most people know the basics of preparing a home for a viewing or an open house: make sure everything is clean and tidy, mow the lawn, sweep the walkway, etc. But…

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First-time home buyers making it work

First-time home buyers making it work

With the new mortgage rules and home prices rising faster than ever in Kitchener-Waterloo and beyond, first-time home buyers are feeling the pinch. With the risk of being priced out of the…

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Move-Up and Luxury Home Buyers- Kitchener-Waterloo Real Estate Trends 2016

Move-Up and Luxury Home Buyers- Kitchener-Waterloo Real Estate Trends 2016

Kitchener-Waterloo was characterized by strong real estate market throughout 2016 with house prices increasing by an average of 10% over home prices in 2015. A series of broken sales records combined with…

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First-time Home Buyers to get Double the Land Transfer Tax Rebate

First-time Home Buyers to get Double the Land Transfer Tax Rebate

Yesterday afternoon Finance Minister Charles Sousa announced an increase to the land transfer tax (LTT) rebate for first-time buyers. The rebate is being doubled from $2,000 to $4,000. The announcement came as…

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New Mortgage Rules and You

New Mortgage Rules and You

Since 2008, we’ve seen the progression of changes implemented by the government to tighten eligibility rules for new insurable loans. By October 17th 2016, we’ll be looking at another wave of changes,…

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