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KITCHENER-WATERLOO HOME SALES TAKE A LEAP IN FEBRUARY

BY ADMIN • MARCH 2ND, 2016 KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (March 2, 2016) –– Residential sales through the Multiple Listing System (MLS®) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) were up 28.2% compared to the same month last year with 452 homes being sold in the month of February, 18.6% above the 5-year average for the month. Residential sales (KW & Area) in February included 280 single detached homes (up 40.7% from last February), 33 semi-detached (down 17.5%), 31 townhomes (up 6.9%) and 103 condominium units (up 25.6%). “This was the most active February we’ve seen on record since 2008, when 464

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What not to do when selling a home

What Not to Do When Selling Your Home   So you have decided that you want to sell your home.Avoid these selling mistakes when putting your home up for sale as they can cost you time and money! It is important to not put up unnecessary roadblocks in the sales process now that you have decided to list your home. The number one goal is to sell your home quickly and for the most amount of money. Accomplishing this requires avoiding some common mistakes that home sellers don’t realize they are doing. When breaking down why some homes sell and

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Top 5 Must-Read Cleaning tips

Top 5 Must-Read Cleaning tips When you plan on selling your home and are looking for the perfect and successful tips and tricks on how to make sure your home is clean enough and ready for showings or you simply want to do a thorough spring home cleaning don’t forget these spots in your home: Carpet Stains Bathroom Exhaust Mold in Shower Tub Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets And I’ll be throwing in another home tip for outdoors … something everyone comes across and most people don’t know what to do about it. (Read on to learn more and hear about this

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5 Tips for Getting Your Home Ready for the Spring Real Estate Market

5 Tips for Getting Your Home Ready for the Spring Real Estate Market Even though it’s the middle of the winter season, before you know it, spring will be here. Historically in most real estate markets, the spring is when it really begins to heat up. The spring real estate market generally yields the highest prices for those selling their home. This is only possible though if the proper preparations are taken beforespring is upon us! If you’re thinking of selling your home in the spring, you must know that even though you may receive top dollar for your home,

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Worst mistakes first-time home buyers make

When Chris Kiskuna bought her first house in 1985, she was so anxious to close the deal quickly, she skipped the home inspection – a decision she paid for the first time she turned on the tap in the bathroom sink. “The water’s running and I’m hearing it run everywhere and thinking, ‘What’s happening here?’ And I look under the sink: no pipe.” Ms. Kiskuna, a regional sales manager at Royal Bank of Canada, says jumping into a deal is one of the most common mistakes first-time home buyers make. They fall in love with a property, worry about losing

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9 Reasons to Buy a Home in 2016

There are many reasons why you should consider jumping into the real estate market and buying a home. Below is a list of 9 reasons why you should seriously consider it. 1. To Quit Renting Why contribute to someones mortgage payments when you could be paying off your own? With the current market increase in rent it can sometimes be cheaper to own than it is to rent and there is no fear of your mortgage payments suddenly increasing. 2. Security You don’t have to worry about your house being sold out from under you to out-of-province investors. If renting

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Win Your First Mortgage Payment

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Buying a home can seem overwhelming and intimidating.  Let Chin Realty Group Help! We are offering a monthly Home Buyers Seminar to help you navigate the home buying process.  This seminar is for people who are thinking of buying a home, but may have questions. As well, we’re including plenty of information for first time home buyers. As a bonus, when you sign up and attend, you get a chance to WIN your 1st mortgage payment! CLICK HERE AND SIGN UP NOW! The following topics will be covered during our buyer information session: The Home Buying Process Financing Pre-approval and why

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How to get started in Real Estate Investing

Do you ever want to invest in real estate but you don’t have a lot of money? If you’re facing this sort of situation, don’t worry. There are other ways to invest in real estate to acquire your first property even if you think you can’t afford it. First Strategy: Get Some Funds – Use your money as a down payment and get a mortgage. But then you may ask: “What if I don’t have enough for a down payment?” Don’t you worry, it happens! Keep reading for some other strategies to help you: Use other people’s money: Sounds bad

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