September 25, 2019 Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate News

It's simple
It's simple

Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate News

September 25, 2019

September 25, 2019. In this week’s Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate News: simple pleasures, price per square foot, predicted growth through 2021, getting to work in 30 minutes, your MLS search, Canada’s fastest growing companies, Waterloo business stories, Times Square, words


Simple pleasures

Lots has been said recently about minimalism, simplifying your life and maybe saving the planet at the same time. Somewhere in the past decade or two we have collectively come to realize that life isn’t about more stuff, bigger houses and lavish spending. 

I’m currently away in Asia where the apartments are small, the meal portion sizes are small, the vehicles are small and life involves simple pleasures like going to the market or a mountain hike. I could get used to this. 


Residential real estate prices highest locally in Waterloo 

Report looks at price per square foot for different home categories. Locally, condos in Waterloo captured the highest price per square foot in the region, at $402. To find the cheapest square footage in each category, you’ll have to look to Cambridge. Kitchener is in the middle. 


Ontario real estate market forecasted to grow through 2021

Population growth is still slightly above trend, over the next three years and the economy is still attracting a lot of people for work and to education institutions, particularly in urban centres in Ontario.


The history of cities is simple. It’s how we get to work. 

As transportation got faster, cities got bigger. From ancient Rome to modern Atlanta, the shape of cities has been defined by the technologies that allow commuters to get to work in about 30 minutes.


Four tips to get the most out of your MLS search. 

These days, looking at listings online is one of the first steps buyers take toward eventually owning a home. However, few prospective buyers know what they can do to ensure that they’re zeroing in on the listings that work for them.


Six great Waterloo Region business and investment stories from August

Waterloo Region is gearing up for a very busy autumn. In case you missed it, here is some exciting news about Waterloo’s tech credentials, Canada’s immigration policies, the launch of a new nanotechnology innovation centre…


The complete ranking of Canada’s fastest-growing companies

These are the 500 fastest-growing companies in Canada, measured by their revenue growth over the last five years.


A short history of Times Square

Here’s a look at how fast Times Square changed some 100 years ago.


Daddock (and other interesting words)

Like some people like food, I like words. (I guess that makes me a wordie.) Here are 500 entertaining words.    


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