Is space the new luxury? COVID-19 Trends

Is space the new luxury? COVID-19 Trends

Last week I was contacted by Daina Goldfinger at Global News to discuss real estate trends in Waterloo Region related to COVID-19. She sought to answer the question: Could the coronavirus prompt…

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Trends: Co-Buying Homes With Friends

Trends: Co-Buying Homes With Friends

Hello and welcome back real estate champions! With the challenges of the mortgage rules and the rising home prices, some buyers have become creative! As you may or may not have seen…

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Trends: Kitchener Loves Pets and Dog-driven Home Sales

Trends: Kitchener Loves Pets and Dog-driven Home Sales

By Cindy-lou Schmidt Do you love dogs? I do too!  In fact, I have two! Still, it was a surprise to me that Kitchener ranked 4th on the list for Amazon Canada’s…

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New Bluetooth Lockboxes

New Bluetooth Lockboxes

By Cindy-lou Schmidt As of July 3, 2018,  REALTORS®  with homes listed on the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of Realtors Board will be implementing a new lockbox program replacing the conventional mechanical lockboxes that…

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Q: Is January a good time to sell?

Q: Is January a good time to sell?

By Cindy-lou Schmidt If last year was any indication, there are not too many times of the year that are a bad time to sell. Sure, January can be cold and blustery,…

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Wrapping up KW real estate in 2017

Wrapping up KW real estate in 2017

By Cindy-lou Schmidt As 2017 comes to a close, let’s take a look back at what we’ve seen in Waterloo Region real estate for trends and new policies with the top 5…

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A prime time to buy

A prime time to buy

By Cindy-lou Schmidt For many, the holidays have been busy with preparation and family and friends. For others, the hunt for the perfect home has been a priority as those who intended…

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New Year, New Mortgage Rules. I asked the experts what you need to know.

New Year, New Mortgage Rules. I asked the experts what you need to know.

By Cindy-lou Schmidt New federal mortgage rules aimed to reduce risk in Canada’s hot housing market come into effect January 1, 2018. How will these rules affect you and your new home…

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Typical summer slow down even in an atypical market

Typical summer slow down even in an atypical market

By Cindy-lou Schmidt Real estate in Kitchener-Waterloo and area has seen the typical summer slow down, with the second month in a row of declining sales despite the atypical market over the…

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Winds are a changin’

Winds are a changin’

The spring market in real estate is always a busy time for buyers and sellers alike. With March’s home sales statistics showing continued strong interest by Buyers in Waterloo Region, more Sellers…

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