Simplified Market Update: February 2019

Simplified Market Update: February 2019

Frigid January temperatures and a polar vortex were no match for buyers! Home sales were up 14.6 per cent in January with 307 homes sold compared to the same month last year, and…

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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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Simplified Market Update: January 2019

Simplified Market Update: January 2019

Typical Trends Make a Come Back — There were 5,823 residential homes sold through the Multiple Listing System (MLS® System) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® in 2018, a decline of 11.1…

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Simplified Market Update – December 2018 – Temperatures cool, homes sales rise

Simplified Market Update – December 2018 – Temperatures cool, homes sales rise

By Cindy-lou Schmidt While temperatures cooled in October and November, last month ended up being another hot month in real estate in Kitchener-Waterloo and area. Home sales were up 14.2 per cent in…

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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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Simplified Market Update – November 2018 – Higher than normal sales activity

Simplified Market Update – November 2018 – Higher than normal sales activity

By Cindy-lou Schmidt October saw higher than normal sales activity and buyers and sellers alike were enjoying the boom. Rising interest rates lead to buyers getting off the sidelines, ready to buy…

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Simplified Market Update – October 2018 – Sales Numbers Down, Prices Up

Simplified Market Update – October 2018 – Sales Numbers Down, Prices Up

By Cindy-lou Schmidt September saw the continuing impact of mortgage rules and housing regulation affect the market as affordability for first-time home buyers continues to be a challenge. Meanwhile, average home prices…

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Simplified Market Update – September 2018 – Sales Up Year-Over-Year

Simplified Market Update – September 2018 – Sales Up Year-Over-Year

By Cindy-lou Schmidt The end of summer has brought more action! August was the first month this year that saw a year-over-year increase in monthly home sales. The number of homes sold was…

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Simplified Market Update – August 2018 – Home sales down, prices up

Simplified Market Update – August 2018 – Home sales down, prices up

By Cindy-lou Schmidt The Trend Continues! Home sales in Kitchener-Waterloo have continued to balance out with home sales numbers dropping while home prices continue to rise. Cindy-lou’s Simplified Market  Update   Full…

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Simplified Market Update – July 2018 – Home sales down, prices up

Simplified Market Update – July 2018 – Home sales down, prices up

By Cindy-lou Schmidt Home sales in Kitchener-Waterloo have continued to balance out with home sales numbers dropping with home prices continuing to rise. Cindy-lou’s Simplified Market  Update: In June, a total of 604…

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