Sprucing up the exterior this spring

Posted on Apr 24, 2019

You don't need to be a landscaping expert to boost your home's curb appeal

If you're like me, winter can never end soon enough. The daffodils are peeking out of the ground and bags of topsoil are starting to arrive on your neighbour's driveways. It feels like spring may be making its presence known. Since we moved, my seedlings game (dahlias, marigo...

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Liberal's pre-election federal budget provides limited relief for first-time homebuyers

Posted on Mar 28, 2019

Low inventory remains the biggest challenge for those competing to enter the local market

The federal Liberal's have released their pre-election budget chalked full of promises should Canadians chose to give them a second mandate this coming October. A couple of proposals included in the budget were aimed squarely at millennials looking to get into...

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Multiple offer changes could be coming to Ontario

Posted on Feb 15, 2019

By divulging offer pricing to all parties, who benefits? 

In a continued bid to modernize real estate practices, the Ontario government is seeking consultation related to the rules for Real Estate Professionals ( This is a good thing. It has been several years since the Real Estate and Business Brokerage Act has seen an...

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The 2019 City of Waterloo housing market outlook

Posted on Jan 17, 2019

Strong employment numbers, positive economic and geographical trends should keep the market among Canada's best

As 2019 begins, so does another year of real estate sales in Waterloo and area.
Housing-price trends have cooled in pockets across Canada (primarily in the Toronto and Vancouver markets) and did so slightly in the City of Waterloo and the s...

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A Neighbourhood Profile: Beechwood Park

Posted on Nov 14, 2018

The nook of stately family homes first developed in Waterloo in the early 1960s still holds its prestige today.

Leaves are falling on Waterloo properties across the city, but perhaps none more so than on the large wooded mature lots in Beechwood Park. The mix of Georgian, Colonial, sprawling bungalows and mid-century modern homes reflect a time when...

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Movin' on up!

Posted on Oct 16, 2018

From starter home to family castle, the move up requires careful consideration says Paul Stickney

Last month's column I focused on seniors considering rightsizing options as they plan for the golden years. When these (often larger) family homes come on market, there is a homebuyer pool ready to move in. These buyers are often young couples either fa...

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