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The Emotional Side of Selling

Let’s face it. Selling your home is as much an emotional decision as it is a practical one. Sure, in some ways, a property is a “product”. You want to sell that product quickly and for the best price, so you can buy your next dream home. A home, however, is also ...

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Make Buying a Home Smooth Sailing

In the nautical world of pleasure boating, there is a specific process to follow to ensure a fun day on the water. Skip one of those steps and you risk having a miserable experience. The same holds true when buying a new home. There is a process to follow to ensure ...

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August Events – Waterloo Region

The summer is ending and August is finally upon us! Here is a snapshot of just a few things happening around the region this month for everyone to enjoy! August 8th– 11th– Kitchener Blues Festival Enjoy this fundraising concert with Tom Cochrane and Red Rider at Victoria Park (OLG Clock Tower Stage) ...

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June Events – Waterloo Region

What to do around Waterloo Region in June There is so much to do in Waterloo Region in the month of June! Here is a snapshot of just a few of the events coming up!   Not Another GALA – June 14th  If your new to Kitchener this event is a great way ...

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Neighbourhood Feature – Beechwood

Neighbourhood Feature – Beechwood Welcome to Beechwood! A popular area in Waterloo, Beechwood, is known for being a great neighbourhood for families. The area features a blend of activities, privacy and larger style homes on large lots with mature trees. This area is special to both Michael and Laura as they both ...

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Fire Pits in the City of Kitchener

We all love summer. Especially the activities that come along with it, BBQing, swimming, fire pits and so much more! What was once banned has become a popular trend in the City of Kitchener. After 300 calls yearly the City of Kitchener created a “framework” to allow Backyard fires as long ...

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Victoria Day

          It’s Queen Victoria’s Birthday on Monday which means no school for the little ones and no work for most of us. The Region of Waterloo has several things going on which the entire family can participate in to celebrate! If you’re hoping to see some fireworks, Conestogo and New Dundee are ...

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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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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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