August 15 2018 Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate News

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Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate News

August 15 2018

 

Wednesday August 15 2018. In this week’s Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate News: already talking about Autumn, T.O. to waterloo, vacation properties, things movers don’t like to move, lighten up and sell, the Great Gatsby curve, India’s first Ikea, gone fishing… 

No news is good news. No listings is bad news.

There doesn’t seem to be a lot of news this week. News has dried up as the end of the middle of summer, the trough, the dog days of summer, summer itself wains, morphs into Autumn. Well, maybe not yet, but Autumn is on the horizon and if most agents are like me (they aren’t) we’ve got a new inventory of listings at the ready. The Autumn real estate market is usually a mini-spring market and although it seems too early to start talking about Autumn now, I mention it because a lot of home sellers wait until after Labour Day to list. 

That’s something to look forward to.

From the Financial Post…

Buyers of new condos get twice the space in Waterloo as in Toronto. New condominium buyers deterred by soaring Toronto prices are apparently venturing further afield to Hamilton, Kitchener and Waterloo, which offer more bang for their buck and the promise of new transit links that will improve accessibility.

Boomers are making waterfront cottages prices boom

The prices of ski chalets, waterfront cottages and other vacation properties in Canada jumped 13 per cent in a year-long period through June

Seven things most movers won’t move

Some items are just too fragile, valuable, or hazardous, and your movers won’t be allowed to take responsibility for them. Here’s the list. 

Lighten up, you’re selling your home

When you are selling your home, most Realtors will tell you to turn on all of the lights and open up the curtains before all showings. Do you ever wonder why that is? Here’s why…

The “Great Gatsby” curve

Canada is one of the most socially mobile countries in the world. Here’s why

Ikea’s first store in India offers delivery by solar-powered rickshaws

Ikea, Swedish for common sense with a distinctive local flavour.  

Gone, but not forgotten 

I’m leaving next week on a little end-of-summer holiday. Typically, every holiday is a working holiday for me so I will be connected to my clients and local real estate from afar and at home I have a couple of colleagues filling in. Yeah, it takes two to do what I do, haha. 

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