KWAR NEWS

Tony Schmidt New President of Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS®

[caption id="attachment_2874" align="alignleft" width="200"] Tony Schmidt, a second generation REALTOR® and Broker of Record of Howie Schmidt Realty has been elected to serve as president of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR).[/caption] KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (December 8, 2017) ––Tony Schmidt, a second generation REALTOR® and Broker of Record of Howie Schmidt Realty has been elected to serve as president of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR). Active in the community, Schmidt has been a REALTOR® since…
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CREA’s Chief Economist and CMHC Economists to present at upcoming Housing insights breakfast in Kitchener

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (Nov 7, 2017) –– On Wednesday November 22nd, Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) is hosting its Housing Market Insights forum at Bingemans Marshall Hall. Registration for the event is open to anyone interested in learning more about Canada’s housing market- how it ties to the global picture, and what has been happening in the Greater Golden Horseshoe and Kitchener-Waterloo real estate markets. “We are excited to have Canadian Real Estate Association’s Chief Economist,…
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Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raises $31,556

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (August 9, 2017) – Today the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) presented a cheque to Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region in the amount of $ 31,556.97 The funds were raised through the KWAR’s 24th Annual Charity Golf Tournament that was held at Rebel Creek Golf Club on Tuesday June 27th, 2017.   [caption id="attachment_2793" align="alignleft" width="300"] From Left: James Craig, President of the KWAR, Nicole Pohl, 2017 Golf Tournament Chair, Karen Redman, CEO…
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Do We Have a Supply Problem in Waterloo Region?

This article appeared in the Saturday, July 22, 2017 issue of the Waterloo Region Record. In Ontario, there’s been a lot of chatter lately in the public and political sphere for the province to encourage more housing supply. But does the province have a supply problem? The Ontario Real Estate Association, the Ontario Home Builders’ Association, and the Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario believe we do. In a recent media release, the three…
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Foreign Buyers: little impact on home prices

This article appeared in the Friday, June 30, 2017 issue of Waterloo Region Homes. Cheap money, one of the greatest places in the world call home, and the Canadian dream of homeownership, are just some of the reasons home sales in Ontario have been so strong for so long. Earlier this month the Ontario government passed legislation that puts a 15-per-cent Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST) on non-Canadian citizens and non-permanent residents buying residential properties in…
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