By: Steve McLean | Property Biz Canada | 2018-03-27

Waterloo Region CRE market hot on all fronts

Tags: Home Sales, Homes for Sale, Homes in Kitchener, Homes in Waterloo, Homes in Cambridge, Homes in Elmira, Buyer, Seller, For Sale

Good article I read today by - Steve McLean | Property Biz Canada  The Waterloo Region is experiencing an unprecedented building boom which could result in $1.2 billion worth of building permits issued this year, according to Karl Innanen, Colliers Canada’s managing director for the region.   Colliers International presented a rosy 2018 outlook for commercial r...Read More

By: Home Shop Team

Top 9 Strategies Sure To Spark A Bidding War

Tags: Home Sales, Homes for Sale, Homes in Kitchener, Homes in Waterloo, Homes in Cambridge, Homes in Elmira, Buyer, Seller, For Sale, FSBO, Bidding War, Agents, Darrin Bartels,

If you’re planning to sell your home, you probably have a figure in mind you’re hoping to fetch. But, if you thought buyers would be willing to go above (and well beyond) that number, it certainly would make prepping your property for sale and boxing up your belongings for a move more palatable. Take a look at these 9 tricks that’ll have buyers willing to beg, borrow, or steal t...Read More

By: Home Shop Team

Welcome to spring, 7 Tips to keep your home cleaner longer

Tags: Home Sales, Homes for Sale, Homes in Kitchener, Homes in Waterloo, Homes in Cambridge, Homes in Elmira, Buyer, Seller, For Sale, spring market, sales

When cleaning your home, why not do it in such a way that’ll keep your home cleaner with less effort? Here are 7 ways to keep your spring-clean fresh all year long: #1 Use Humidity to Defy Dust Low humidity levels cause static electricity. Not only does static attract dust, it makes it stick, so it’s difficult to remove. High humidity causes problems, too — it’s an ideal ...Read More

By: CTV Kitchener

Local economy to grow in 2018, but at slower pace: report

Tags: For sale Kitchener, For Sale Waterloo, Real Estate, For Sale Cambridge, homes in Kitchener, Homes in Guelph, Homes in Cambridge, Homes in Waterloo, CTV news, Home Shop Team, Darrin Bartels, Sales, Listings, Buyers, For Rent

Downtown Guelph is pictured on Friday, May 6, 2016. HERE IS A GOOD READ From CTV Kitchener  Published Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:57AM EDT  After a year of strong economic performance, a new report says, southern Ontario will see its growth slow in 2018. The Conference Board of Canada says many communities in southern Ontario saw economic growth of about three per cent i...Read More

By: Home Shop Team


Tags: Home Sales, Homes for Sale, Homes in Kitchener, Homes in Waterloo, Homes in Cambridge, Homes in Elmira, Buyer, Seller, For Sale

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (Mar 5, 2018) –– In February, the 377  residential properties sold through the Multiple Listing System (MLS® System) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR), were an increase of 40 per cent compared to last month and a decrease of 20.5 per cent compared to home sales a year ago. “When we consider market activity we have to a...Read More

By: Home Shop Team

Tips for Buying a Home in a Competitive Market

Tags: Real Estate, Buyer, Agent, Homes in Kitchener, Homes in Waterloo, Homes in Cambridge, Darrin Bartels, Home Shop Team, Keller Williams

In most areas real estate is currently experiencing a boom, and the Waterloo region is no exception. With prices soaring in Kitchener Waterloo and Cambridge, many are looking further afield to find property, which in turn is creating competitive markets across the province. Toronot, is also experiencing record prices, and has further contributed to the limited inventory in Kitchener Waterloo and ...Read More

By: Home Shop Team

Kitchener Waterloo Association of Realtors February News Release

Tags: Detached Homes for Sale, Townhouses for Sale, homes for sale, Kitchener Waterloo Association of Realtors, Cambridge

Number of sales down compared to last year. Prices up. Compared to February 2017: Detached home prices are up 5% Apartment style condominiums are up 6.8%. Townhomes are up 14.1% Semis are up 6%. Press Release - Click Here ...Read More

By: Home Shop Team

How to Budget for A Home Renovation Do’s and Don’ts

Tags: Home Renovation, homes in Kitchener, homes in Waterloo, homes in Cambridge, Real Estate Agent, Buyers, Selling a house

Do you know how to budget for a home renovation? Ready for a new kitchen? Anxious to redo the bathroom? The easy part is knowing what you want to remodel and why. Whether you’re trying to keep up with your growing family, add office space, or increase your home’s value. But figuring out how to renovate without breaking the bank can be tricky. Here are five key steps...Read More

By: Home Shop Team

25 tips for first-time home buyers

Tags: First Time Home Buyer, Real Estate, Homes in Waterloo, Homes in Kitchener, Homes in Kitchener, House prices, House tips

To make the first-time home buying journey a little less stressful, 25 tips to help you navigate the process more smoothly and save money. 1. Start saving for a down payment early It’s common to put 20% down, but many lenders now permit much less, and first-time home buyer programs allow as little as 3% down. But putting down less than 20% may mean higher costs and paying for private mortga...Read More

By: Home Shop Team

10 critical questions to ask when buying a condo

Tags: Houses, Condos, Real Estate, For Sale, Buyers

Thinking of buying a condo? If the latest launch and sell-out sales event in Waterloo Region is any indication, condos are gaining a lot of popularity here. Condos are popular for many first time home buyers not only because they are more affordable, but because they are also a great lifestyle choice. We all know that there are pros and cons to buying a condo versus a house so there is a whole s...Read More