If you’re here, that means you’re thinking about buying a house. Whether you’re a first time home buyer or a seasoned veteran of the housing market, chances are you’ll be going through a similar process. Don’t worry- we’re here to help you understand and properly navigate the buyer’s journey! Understanding the steps that you will […]
This page provides you with many practical resources for buying a new house. These pages can help answer any questions you may have about the Waterloo Region District School Board, home inspections, and more. Finding and buying a new home can be an incredibly complicated process. If you're feeling overwhelmed by MLS postings, contradictory market information, and any other aspect of the home buying process, these articles are for you. Use these helpful buyer resources to help you sort through the process of finding your dream home!
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If you are considering getting into the Landlord business, you will want to do some research and “due diligence” before you begin. Here are some links to websites for Landlords in Ontario. Landlord and Tenant Board Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board Website: ltb.gov.on.ca/en/ I find the FAQ page useful: ltb.gov.on.ca/en/Key_Information/STEL02_111232.html
If you’re in your mid-20s, chances are the idea of homeownership is beginning to look more and more appealing. In the back of your mind, you know that the rent you pay each month, while necessary, isn’t really going anywhere. You daydream about owning your own home, or at least a nice 2 bedroom apartment- […]
The number of Kitchener-Waterloo MLS ® House Sales year-to-date at the end of October 2017 has remained steady when compared to house sales in the same period last year. The average price of all MLS residential properties sold increased 11.4 per cent to $454,398 for the month of October. Read this press release from the […]
If you’re interested in moving, it’s likely that you’ve seen a “walk score” associated with many of the properties you are looking at. However, it may be just as likely that you have glided right past this arbitrary number without paying too much attention. After all, what is a walk score, anyway? The walk score […]
Wondering which school your children will attend when you move to Waterloo Region? We give you all the information you need to understand the Kitchener Waterloo School Boards! Kitchener Waterloo School Boards Kitchener Waterloo area School Boards have a great website for families moving to Waterloo Region. This website provides information about schools, school bus transportation, and more. Check below […]
MLS listing sales figures for 2016 were up from 2015 according to this press release from the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of Realtors. Unprecedented Year For MLS Listing Sales in Waterloo Region There were a total of 6,655 residential sales through the Multiple Listing System (MLS® System) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) in 2016. That’s a […]
It’s no secret- the surge in the Waterloo Region housing market has plenty to do with the increasing value of the area. Buyers fleeing the inflated prices of the Toronto market have found fantastic results in the reasonably close cities of Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge. Plus, the ever expanding Communitech hub in downtown Kitchener has […]
“When you put in an offer, it is absolutely in your best interest to have a professional home inspector look it over from top to bottom.” If you’re planning to make an offer on a home, chances are it isn’t falling apart at the seams. Most houses up for sale will look clean, sleek, and […]
In recent years, female buyers are on the rise. First time home buyers are far more likely to be female. Women buyers have saturated the real estate market, and are leading the way in terms of purchasing a first home. Although outdated ideas once held women back from receiving loans from a financial institution, this […]
Not-So-Obvious Reasons to Meet with a REALTOR® When is the best time to meet with a real estate agent? Chances are, you would say, “When I’m thinking of buying or selling a home.” You’d be right, of course! However, there are many other good reasons to meet with me. Here are just a few: You want […]
Discovering that a home you like has issues… You’re viewing a home and are impressed with how it looks. The walls are freshly painted, and everything seems bright and new. Plus, you’re already dreaming of relaxing in the beautiful sunroom. You’re considering making an offer. Then, while standing on a mat in the kitchen, you […]
“We’re still seeing MLS buyers compete for a limited number of listings on the market and the skew in supply and demand is maintaining an upward pressure on home prices in the Region.” KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (August 4, 2016) – There were a total of 588 home MLS ® sales in Kitchener-Waterloo and area though the […]
“A home inspection is your due diligence.” Buying a home will likely be one of the biggest purchases you make in your lifetime. So when you find the home of your dreams and make an offer, it’s highly recommended to have a professional home inspector check it out from top to bottom to determine the […]