A “Normal” November in Home Sales

A “Normal” November in Home Sales

By Cindy-lou Schmidt Well it’s back to normal at least for now! Last month 425 residential properties were sold In K-W and area through the MLS System of KWAR. That is 20.1…

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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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Market Update: October residential sales stay steady

Market Update: October residential sales stay steady

By Cindy-lou Schmidt Last month, home sales were down 16.6% at 481 residential units sold in the Kitchener-Waterloo area through the Multiple Listing System (MLS® System) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS®…

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Market Update: Solid sales in September

Market Update: Solid sales in September

By Cindy-lou Schmidt This September, 470 residential properties were bought and sold through the Multiple Listing System (MLS®) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR). This is a 12.8 percent decrease from…

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Market Update: Fewer homes sold for more

Market Update: Fewer homes sold for more

By Cindy-lou Schmidt An increased stability in the Kitchener-Waterloo real estate market has emerged with a slowdown in the number of homes sold through the Multiple Listing System (MLS® System) of the…

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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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Navigating the real estate rise and fall

Navigating the real estate rise and fall

As many of you have likely noticed, particularly if you have been thinking about buying or selling property in the last year, the real estate market has seen a number of fluctuations. All you…

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Simplified Market Update – June 2017 – Strong buyer demand endures

Simplified Market Update – June 2017 – Strong buyer demand endures

Last month, we saw fewer homes sold in Waterloo Region than compared to June 2016. This is the first time this has in nearly two years. Still, with more homes being listed…

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Did the foreign buyer tax affect the Canadian real estate market?

Did the foreign buyer tax affect the Canadian real estate market?

With the combination of mortgage regulations, along with the newly-introduced foreign buyer tax, it begs the question: Has it changed our real estate market? Clues from statistics released by the Canadian Real…

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Simplified Market Update – June 2017 – Record sales and over 1000 new listings

Simplified Market Update – June 2017 – Record sales and over 1000 new listings

This is the second consecutive month unit sales have hit an all-time high. It’s also the first time in two years that the number of new listings put on the market has…

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