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Multiple Offers

What is a Multiple Offer?

Something that has become increasingly common in our current market is the multiple offer. Quite simply you have more than one formal offer to purchase a property. Frequently they come up right as the property is listed. The offers must compete against each other, and often work to the advantage of the seller. This frequently results in offers that have few or no conditions and offers at or above the listing price.

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A Buyers Checklist

A Buyers Checklist

With all the talk of a hot market in the Waterloo Region, and homes being snatched up quicker than signs can be placed in front lawns. Finding a home that works for you can be over shadowed by just finding a place to buy. By creating a buyers checklist you can help quickly narrow down your search and jump on a property that works for you.

Whilst it is important to move quickly to ensure you are even able to make an offer, there are somethings that need to be heavily considered before committing.

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Renos for Resale – Painting

Is painting the most important renovation to get your home sold?

Whoever said love is blind has clearly never tried to sell a home. Love at first sight is much more like it. When showing a home to my clients I like to remind them that the colour doesn’t matter, the furniture arrangement can have a big impact, and to try and look past personalized details and knickknacks. Nevertheless, I find bright colours, garish tones, and overly cluttered spaces do matter. No matter how perfect the layout may be, the interior decorating is important.
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The Perfect Time to Sell

Looking to Sell? Now might be a great time for you.

Are you looking to cash in on some of that built up equity in your home? This spring may be a fantastic time for that.

The average single family home in the KW area sold for $463,652**. That’s 27% higher in February this year than February 2016**. If you are looking for a great opportunity to sell, it likely won’t get much better than this. Some economist are predicting a slowdown in the near future, as this rapid rise isn’t sustainable on a long term basis.
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Things to Consider Before Offering Your Home as a Short Term Rental

Short Term Rental – What to Consider

I’m sure at some point you have considered it, offering a room or your whole property up as a short term rental. Making extra cash off a spare room or while you are gone for the weekend seems almost too good to be true for some. With websites that make it very easy such as Airbnb, it can be very tempting. Particularly for those who are living near tourist hotspots like the St. Jacobs farmers market, or near Universities for slightly longer terms. Before you jump head first into this type of rental situation there are a few things to consider:
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Spring Landscaping Trends 2017

With yesterday being the spring equinox, and today being our first full day of spring many things come to mind, like warmer weather and a distinct lack of snow and shoveling. While it may not be too warm yet, warmer days are fast approaching, and with that the exterior of our properties become more visible and often need a little TLC.

If you are planning some spring landscaping, here are a few trends for the 2017 season:
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Real Estate How To: Determining the Market Value of a Home

As a Realtor a major part of my job is pricing homes. It is an integral aspect of marketing a home, and at the end of the day it’s the numbers game the housing market is built upon. Over the past decade we have seen home prices in Kitchener Waterloo rise steadily year, after year. With the past year seeing quite staggering gains, an average of 20% to be exact. This immense fluctuation can make a market value hard to pin down. Particularly with the recent surge of multiple offer transactions hitting the market. So it is of no surprise I am getting a lot of requests for a Free Market Evaluation.

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Uptown Waterloo

Uptown Waterloo

Uptown Waterloo is the urban heart of the city. It is the vibrant and bustling core playing home to several hundred businesses. This neighbourhood boasts many locations close to public transit, nightlife, shops, restaurants and grocery stores.
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Purchasing a Home in a Hot Market

Purchasing a Home in a Hot Market

There is no denying that the current housing market in KW is hot. With an average 20% increase in home prices many are taking the opportunity to cash in on the built-up equity in their property. I personally, was one of these individuals. After less than 3 days on the market 3 offers later, my own home sold at well over listing price. There is little doubt that this market heavily favours the seller.
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Steps to Selling: Declutter

Getting Ready to Sell – Decluttering

After living in a home for several years your habits have set, and your taste has entrenched itself within the walls of your home. It is functional, and everything you need is close at hand. We often get more relaxed about organization the longer that we live somewhere, so decluttering and organizing your home becomes integral step in getting your home ready for the market. Functional may make you happy but isn’t always pleasing to onlookers

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