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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Before a showing- A quick to-do list

Before a showing- A quick to-do list

  Good news! You’ve got a showing request (or many!) What now?  When preparing your house for a viewing, you’re going to want to make sure it’s clean and tidy. After all,…

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Prepping for spring market

Prepping for spring market

Spring market is the busiest selling season when it comes to real estate! With all the buzz about the market favouring sellers, does that mean that you should just sit back and wait…

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Simplified Market Update – February 2017

Simplified Market Update – February 2017

There was a frenzy of home sales in February as 474 residential homes were sold in February through the Multiple Listing System (MLS® System) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR), an…

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Simplified Market Update – January 2017

Simplified Market Update – January 2017

While demand remained strong in January, the number of active listings was down significantly: There were 367 active listings at the end of January, compared to 1,068 in 2016. “The continued strong…

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2016: Unprecedented year for home sales in Waterloo Region

2016: Unprecedented year for home sales in Waterloo Region

December 2016 topped off an unprecedented year in real estate in Waterloo Region as prices for homes along with numbers of homes sold reached new heights. According to market statistics, “dollar volume…

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What’s in store for 2017?

What’s in store for 2017?

As construction of the light rail transit system (LRT) continues, Kitchener-Waterloo is expected to continue to thrive economically. In combination with the continued increase of Go-Train frequency between Kitchener and the GTA,…

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Real Estate Report on Kitchener-Waterloo 2016

Real Estate Report on Kitchener-Waterloo 2016

The Kitchener-Waterloo Housing Market saw significant growth in 2016.  The average residential sale price rose approximately 10 per cent to $382,697 up from $348,220 in 2015. Many residential listings received multiple offers,…

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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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