November 6, 2019 Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate News

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Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate News

November 6, 2019

November 6, 2019. In this week’s Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate News: folding bike, tiny houses, high density apartment, Tarion, wood-burning fireplace maintenance, investment tips, cybersecurity, walking in Japan, websites…

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Exploring Kaohsiung on a folding bike

I take my new Taiwan made folding bike on the Kaohsiung MRT for the first time. I ride the MRT to the last stop on the Orange Line Daliao and then ride to the Old Railway Bridge and Wetlands Ecological Park. It is an easy ride on flat land. Taiwan, it seems is either completely flat or straight up and down!

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Kitchener updates bylaw to allow for tiny homes and granny flats

The update implements Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice to permit new types of rental units on residential properties, such as apartments above a garage or coach houses, small structures separate from the main building.

Waterloo approves high density apartment project  

Building in Northdale will contain double the number of bedrooms that are normally allowed.

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Tarion announces new disclosures to help new home buyers

The regulator of Ontario’s new home building industry said that, effective January 1, 2020, every purchase agreement for a new condominium must include an information sheet outlining potential risks for buyers. The information sheet focuses on the potential cancellations, delays and other issues that can affect buyers of pre-construction condominium units.

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Tips for maintaining wood-burning fireplaces

Here are six tips for maintaining your wood-burning fireplace.

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Seven tips for successful multifamily investment

Before venturing into investing in a multifamily dwelling, it is best to do some research regarding property prices, rental prices, tenant profiles… 

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Cybersecurity in Waterloo

Five Waterloo companies are on the latest global cybersecurity ranking list.

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Is real estate still a good investment for Canadians?

We shouldn’t be making property investment decisions based on headlines.

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The glorious boredom a walk in Japan

How I modified my digital tools to reconnect with time on a six-week, 620-mile trip on foot across the country. A good read. 

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Top 50 websites

If you are like me, you spend a lot of time online. And even if you don’t spend too much time online, you have your favourite websites, the ones you tend to visit again and again. But your many of your favourite sites aren’t mine and vice versa. For example, I’ve never visited ebay or instagram and though I used to spend a lot of time on Facebook, I only visit it now if I have to. 

Anyway, I was surprised by how many of these 50 most important websites I’d never visited. Some I’ve never heard of. 

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Further Reading

What’s the difference between a coach house, a laneway house and a tiny house 

New Zoning in Kitchener allows for granny flats and tiny houses

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