Wednesday January 22, 2020 Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate News


Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate News

Wednesday January 22, 2020

Wednesday January 22, 2020. In this week’s Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate News: reversing roles, Electrohome, cancelling Hamilton’s LRT, interest rates, micro-units, best 2019 business stories, 50 years of Canadian housing, Maeklong Railway Market, working hard or hardly working… 


Home buyers and sellers have switched roles

I don’t think they will switch back anytime soon


The Electrohome building at 152 Shanley Street is being demolished

The building at 152 Shanley Street has sat empty for at least 30 years. Over that time, neighbours say they have endured squatters, vandalism and drug dealing.


What does Hamilton’s cancelled LRT mean for the city’s real estate market?

If you were buying a home within a few blocks of that line specifically because you thought the LRT is coming, then definitely it’s a little bit of a disappointment.


What interest rates dating back to 1311 tell us about today’s global economy

Current real rate levels should surprise no one who had looked at long-run trends


Are micro-units a solution for affordable housing?

Rising construction and lands costs make it difficult for builders and developers to prioritize affordable housing. The answer might be car-free developments promoting micro-units with standardized designs.


The eight best business and tech stories of 2019

If you want to follow Kitchener-Waterloo business and tech news (who doesn’t?) bookmark this site


How housing in Canada in the 2010s compared to the previous 50 years

The 2010s were a record-setting decade for apartment starts, while single-family homes continued to diminish. 


Maeklong Railway Market from above

Most of us have seen videos of the market in Thailand that is build on the tracks. Here it is from above.


What do Realtors do all day?

I was reading an article recently that stated that office workers on average spend 43% of their day on their primary responsibilities. A lot of the wasted time was reading irrelevant emails and unimportant meetings (that went on too long). 

Also in the article, most workers say that they are interrupted on average 14 times while at work. The job of a Realtor is a series of interruptions. From the beginning to the end of both the buying and selling processes, we are always the next step, it seems. But what do we do all day? 

Truth is, I don’t know where the time goes either.  


Further Reading

The state of KW real estate (postcards from the excellent)

Vista Hills or Uptown Waterloo? 

Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate News: so long to Kaohsiung, 2019 market stats, 2020 predictions, when to buy in 2020, valuable assets, top 10 business stories, sellers market, Taiwan motorbikes, a 2016-2017 redo in 2020?  

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