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The Importance of Showing your Home Often

Imagine coming across a “Home for Sale” listing on the internet. It’s in a community you’re seriously considering. You and your family are excited. You can hardly wait to view the property and see if it could be your next dream home. Then, there’s a problem. When you contact the agent, she ...

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A Record-Setting December Closes Out a Big Year in KW Real Estate

December brought more milestones to the local real estate market, closing out a year that set records at every turn. Over the course of 2021, there were 7,581 homes sold in the region, which is 18.3% more than the record setting year of 2020. And, it wasn't just the number of ...

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Take a Walk on the Boardwalk (or Sidewalk)

If you’ve played the game Monopoly, you’ve probably picked up the Chance card that reads, “Take a walk on the Boardwalk. If you pass Go…” That’s good advice when shopping for a new home. When you see a property you like and you’re thinking of making an offer, spend some time ...

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Goal Setting Tips from the Motivational Masters

This is traditionally the time of year in which people set goals for the year ahead. But, unfortunately, most people who set goals – especially New Year’s resolutions – never achieve them. How do you beat the odds? Here is the rundown of what the most popular experts advise. Tony Robbins recommends ...

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Demand Remains Strong in the KW Real Estate Market for November

It's a familiar refrain in the red-hot housing market here in KW; high demand and low inventory. The sustained pressure on real estate in our region has kept prices high, with supply unable to meet the demand. The stats illustrate this reality with some remarkable figures; there were 597 home sales ...

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Things to Check During the Weeks After Moving Day

When you purchase a new home, the most exciting day is closing day. That’s the day you take possession of the property and, in most cases, move in. But the process isn’t necessarily over. There are still some important details to take care of in the weeks and months after ...

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Don’t Forget Home Insurance

When you’re buying or selling a home, there are so many details to look after that it’s easy to miss something. One thing you don’t want to forget is insurance. Once your property has sold, you’ll need to contact your insurance company to let them know the date that ownership of ...

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What to Look For, Room by Room

When viewing a home for sale, many buyers look at the property from a “macro” perspective. They ask themselves questions like: “Is it large enough?”; “Are there enough bedrooms?”; “Is it in a nice community?” While those questions are important, it also pays to consider a potential new home from ...

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Real Estate Prices Continue to Rise in October

October marks another month of strong real estate sales in Waterloo Region, with no apparent end in sight to the hot prices that have been becoming the norm. There were 593 homes sales in the month, 11.1% fewer than October 2020 and 16.5% fewer than September 2021. The strong demand drove ...

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How to Buy the Right Home, Quickly

You’re in a rush. You have just three weeks to find and buy the right home. Whoa! How are you going to make that happen?Don’t stress. Here are some tips that will help: • Get a pre-approved mortgage. With this document, you’ll know exactly what you can afford. A seller will ...

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