By: Mark Stubbs

81% increase in KW house prices over past 10 years

Tags: Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Real Estate

A recent report says the average sale price of homes sold in KW rose from $252,429 in 2007 to $457,415 in 2017. That 81% increase was the third-highest seen in Ontario, behind only the GTA and Hamilton-Burlington. The report credits the increase to the area’s “strong economic fundamentals,” including one of the country’s lowest unemployment rates, and notes that the market ...Read More

By: Mark Stubbs

Agents are here to help with Investor properties?

Tags: Investment Properties, Real Estate, Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge

First, start saving as much money as you can.   Second, get your credit scores above 620. Two out of three should suffice, but the higher, the cheaper your mortgage will be each month.   Start watching properties on MLS. After a month or three, you’ll inevitably see a “deal”. What you want to look for are structurally sound with a good foundation type of buildings that ...Read More

By: Mark Stubbs

Why should people use a real estate buyer agent?

Tags: Real Estate, Buyer, Agent

There's a few aspects of it you can consider… Since I practice in Manhattan, it will be more applicable to NYC Real Estate. I'll try to be as general as possible because depending on how experienced the buyer is, the cluent’s needs differ. A good buyer’s agent should plan accordingly for his/her client and balance out different factors. Pros Preparation - Educatio...Read More