Willing to Give Up Avocado Toast for 34 Years?

What does avocado toast have to do with buying a house? The answer: nothing, other than some ‘wise’ financial advice shared by Australian real estate mogul Tim Gurner earlier this week stating young people need to stop burning their money on avocado toasts and fancy...

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Reasons Why You Still Need a Real Estate Agent

The number of DIY home selling services is growing and may have you wondering why the need for a real estate agent still exists. While doing the work yourself can save you the commission rate, flying solo may end up being more costly than a realtor’s commission....

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New Tax Requirement If You Sold a Home in 2016

If you sold a home in 2016 there is a new tax requirement regarding the principal residence exemption you need to be aware of when filling your 2016 income taxes. This rule change is part of a tax-evasion crackdown meant to reduce the number of Canadians who are...

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Managing Homebuyer’s Remorse

You never think homebuyer’s remorse will happen to you until it does. You loved the home during the walkthroughs and right up until you signed the contract, but now you’re not sure if you made the correct decision. What if you acted too quickly and a better house...

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Tips for Selling Above Asking Price

The real estate market continues its rapid climb. This seems to be reported on a monthly basis. A home in Toronto recently sold for roughly $1-million above asking price. This represents a 50% increase on the asking price. The average home in Kitchener-Waterloo isn’t...

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Co-Buying a Home in Waterloo’s Expensive Market

The average sale price of a detached home in Kitchener-Waterloo was $501,821 in January, an increase of 22.7% compared to the same month in 2016. James Craig, the President of the Kitchener Waterloo Associate of Realtors, points out that Waterloo Region is in high...

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22 Items to Check When Visiting an Open House

Buying a house is one of the largest investments you’re likely to make in your life. Careful thought and planning should go into finding a house that meets your current and future needs. A lot of homebuyers start by looking for an open house to determine their exact...

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How to Choose the Right Kitchener Neighbourhood

When buying a home, the neighbourhood you choose can be just as important as the choice of home. So how do you choose? Let’s look at a few ways to help when choosing a Kitchener neighbourhood. Start by creating a list of what you need in a neighbourhood. Consider the...

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Bidding War – Entering a Multiple Offer Situation

If you’re in the process of buying a home in Kitchener-Waterloo & Cambridge, then the reality is you may ultimately get into a bidding war with other buyers. Like many areas across the country, The Region of Waterloo is experiencing a sellers’ market. There is a...

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