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Staging the Three Most Important Rooms

When your home is shown to potential buyers, every room is important. However, there are three types of rooms that buyers tend to pay particular attention to: kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms. How do you make these rooms look great? Use these staging tips from professionals. In the kitchen, make sure the stove, ...

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Low inventory, high prices are the story of September in the KW market

Those hoping to see home prices cool off in Kitchener-Waterloo are having to wait a little longer. The September 2021 stats are in, and it was another month of high prices and minimal inventory. There were 506 homes sold this September, which is down 32.1% from the record-smashing month of September ...

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Little Touch Ups that Make a Big Difference

You are probably already aware of the major things you need to do around your home to get it ready for sale. These include getting rid of clutter, doing minor repairs, and making everything clean and tidy so every room is as much of a showcase as possible. But there are ...

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When to Consider a less-than-ideal Home

Obviously, when you’re searching for a new home, you want to find one that is ideal. It should be your next dream home. However, sometimes it pays to consider at least some properties that don’t meet all your criteria. After all, you never know whether one of them is actually ...

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High Demand and Low Supply for the August Real Estate Market

The high real estate prices in KW held their own for the month of August, hovering around the same levels we've been seeing consistently throughout 2021 thus far. However, the supply was definitely lacking, with only 535 homes sold over the course of the month. This is 22.1% lower than ...

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Smart Packing Tips for Moving Day

The last thing you need after a long moving day is to discover that a valuable item was damaged. That’s certain to dampen your spirits when you’re just getting settled into your new home. Here are some packing tips to help ensure that doesn’t happen: Avoid worn-out or damaged boxes as ...

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What a Buyer is Thinking While Viewing Your Home

Ask any good salesperson for an effective selling technique and they’ll probably say something like, “Understand the buyer. Try to figure out what they’re thinking.” That’s good advice for you to consider when you’re putting your home up for sale. You need to imagine what a buyer might be thinking while ...

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July’s Real Estate Market Stats are in for KW!

Low inventory and high demand kept the heat on the local housing market in July. With some of the lockdown restrictions lifting and residents of KW a little freer to enjoy the summer, there were decidedly fewer homes listed for sale last month. In fact, there were 24% fewer new listings ...

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Don’t Forget the Commute

Some home buyers consider purchasing a home that is less expensive but farther away from work. In particular, people who work in an urban area sometimes consider living outside the city, where housing costs a little less. Is that a good option? It depends, to some extent, on the cost of ...

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Reasons to Consider Making a Move

When is it a good time to sell your property and buy another home? Whenever there’s a good reason to do so! There are many things that may motivate you to consider making a move. For example: Your current home no longer meets your needs. You may have more space than you ...

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