July 14 2017 Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate News Update

July 14

July 14 2017

Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate News Update




July 14, 2017. In today’s news: drones, train routes, rabies, predicting the crash, honey bees, why Google chose KW and all that jazz.

These aren’t the drones your looking for

Real estate agents no longer rely on a simple “for sale” sign and a couple of flyers. New research shows more than half of the New Zealand’s real estate salespeople have used drone footage to help them sell properties.

A drone is  a good way to get a bird’s eye view of a property. And, we all know how important that is!


Considering the earliest start-date for building light rail in Cambridge is 2025, there’s plenty of time to get the route right. To begin with, people need to say once and for all whether they even want light rail in Preston.

Rabies detected in Waterloo Region

A fox located in the Wallenstein area tested positive for rabies. Health officials are warning local residents to be vigilant for any signs of the virus. Rabies is almost always fatal. What you can do?

Blogging the coming crash from 2008 onward

The Toronto Realty Blog is a really good real estate blog. This post is all about reporters and pundits predicting a real estate crash dating back almost a decade ago. In 2008, predictions were that the market would crash by 30-50%, but it has actually increased by 140% since then.

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Jazzing it up

The 25th year of the UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival is almost here. This year, my must sees are The Shuffle Demons, Dave Young and Matt Dusk.

Sweet deal for Manulife

Manulife brought two bee hives to their Blood Street office in Toronto. The garden near the office is a great location for the hives, because they are sheltered from wind and sun. I hope the stationary supply closet has epipens.

KW’s tech community

Google’s executives searched for almost two years for optimal places to expand. The University of Waterloo’s output of world-class talent was a main factor for Waterloo Region making the cut, but the fact that people who work in the region – larger companies and startups alike – support each other’s growth was another key reason.

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