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Reading the Relevant Factors

The more varied the opinions of economic experts, the more we are required to do our own homework when making real estate decisions for the future. This is especially true when there are varying degrees of optimism and pessimism about the nation’s economy. Many homeowners use interest rates to measure ...

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Top 5 Ways to Impress Home Buyers

Remember when you found your current home? You walked in and got the feeling it was a great fit for you and your family. Now that you’re selling your house, you need to make that same impression on the next potential buyer. Here’s how to do it. Clean and de-clutter Make ...

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Value Principles

The valuation of a home is the estimated worth, or price of the home. Valuation involves the actual act of estimating the worth of real property. When valuing a property, many value principles (both objective and subjective) come into play. These principles are often used as guidance in the determination ...

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Look Underneath the Hood

As anyone who has ever purchased a used car will tell you, looks can be deceiving. To get a true picture of the quality of the product, you have to “look under the hood.” What does this have to do with shopping for a new home? When you find a property you ...

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Prevent Flooding

This past winter we have had many heavy snowfalls (and even a lot of ice). With spring just around the corner, and warmer weather moving in we can expect to see a lot of the snow and ice melt away. The more snow you have the more at risk your home ...

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Understanding The Difference Between Market Price and Market Value

            When it comes to buying and/or selling a home it’s important to differentiate between market price and market value, understanding that the two are not synonymous. Market Price is the actual price paid for a specific property. Market Value is an estimate of value arising from comparable sales based on the present market. Market value ...

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Navigating the Real Estate Maze

Have you ever tried to make your way through a maze at an amusement park or farm field? If you don’t know the layout, it’s probably going to take you a long time to find your way through. You’ll hit a lot of dead ends, go around in circles a ...

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Dealing With A Home Inspection Issue

As you may know, it’s common to include a home inspection as a condition of an offer you make. It protects you from issues that you might not otherwise see during a viewing. What do you do if the home inspector finds something wrong? The inspector might find a leak in ...

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Home Shopping And The Four-Legged Stool

What kind of stool is most likely to keep you from toppling over when you sit on it? Of course, two-legged stools won’t even stand on their own. Three-legged stools are okay, but still unstable. Four-legged stools are rock solid. What does that have to do with shopping for a new ...

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Kitchener Waterloo Realtors donate $19,146 locally!

Supporting our community and local charities helps make communities stronger. There are so many great organizations in Waterloo Region that help to provide important services to the community. Giving back is so important to us – and we do it year-round!   One of the ways that our group gives back is ...

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