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5 Signs of a Family-Friendly Waterloo Region Neighbourhood

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Moving with children adds another very important criteria to your house selection search: It must be in a family-friendly neighbourhood. It’s not enough to have a great house in a so-so location anymore, once kids are in the picture, you’re looking for the whole package. But what characteristics should you look for in a family […]

Granite Countertops – Are They Really as Desirable as They Seem?

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If you have shopped for a home in recent years you will probably have noticed that certain home features always seem to be played up as selling points in the listings. Hardwood floors. Wood burning fireplaces. And more and more often these days, granite kitchen countertops. Granite kitchen countertops really are the ‘hot’ countertop material […]

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Things Both Buyer and Seller Need to Know About Home Closings

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Closing day. The really big day for both buyer and seller. It’s usually the culmination of months of anticipation, so it’s understandable if both parties are more than a little excited/nervous/relived and are a little scattered. And while both sides will usually have a little team assembled to help them actually finally get the deal […]

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Confused By Mortgage Terminology? It’s All Explained Here

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Real estate jargon can be confusing–especially when you’re buying your first Waterloo Region home–and one of the things people get most confused about is mortgage terminology. It’s understandable. You’re dealing with large amounts of money, planning on making a commitment that will last for decades and making sense of it all can be tough. So […]