August 25 2017 Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate News Update

August 25

August 25 2017

Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate News Update


August 25 2017. In today’s news: Guns from the USA, living alone, living in a silo, Keynesian economics, 90s style real estate marketing, selling NFLD, condo bridge, Norman door, 10-year visa

You don’t need your guns here

The Canada Border Services Agency has been warning Americans that their “right to bear arms” ends at the border. From 2012 to 2016, gun seizures across Canada were up almost 175%.

Granola for breakfast?

Here is a couple who lives in a 366 square foot converted grain silo. 

Living alone in the city

Here are four charts showing single person households in Canada’s urban centres.

What can Canada learn from Australia’s economic experience?

The present government’s budget deficit policies should not be dismissed as dangerous or irresponsible. Well-invested borrowed or newly created money can have many positive effects on the economy as Keynes showed us a long time ago.

Five real estate marketing habits Realtors should have left in the ’90s

Interrupting people and wasting time and resources with print  advertising, door knocking, cold calling, email and social media spam and mobile non-friendly online efforts. Doing it this way because you always have is not a good way to do it.

So long and thanks for the fish

With Canadian debt levels a serious concern in the early ‘90s, one expert emerged with a plan to balance the books: sell Newfoundland. The price? $500 billion.

A bridge too far

Toronto architect wants to build condos atop bridges. But where will I park?

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What is a Norman door?

If you push when you’re suppose to pull and others do the same then that’s a poorly designed door. That’s a Norman door.

10-year visa and the housing booms in Vancouver and Toronto

The government began offering the 10-year visas in February 2014. As a result, in that first year, the number of travel visas handed to Chinese nationals tripled to 337,000. The visas, which allow people to travel freely to Canada each year and stay for at least six months at a time, have sparked an explosion in foreign travel and property speculation in Canada, particularly from China.

Work begins on new multi-use trail in Cambridge

Cambridge is set to begin construction on a two-kilometer multi-use trail along Conestoga Boulevard starting on Aug. 24. It’s expected to be finished by the end of November.The three-metre wide asphalt trail will run from Pinebush Road to Dunbar Road and be built separate from the roadway in order to create a safe connection for pedestrian and cyclists alike.

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