We’ve all been facing some tough times lately with the economy in a recession, and many people are looking for ways to save money. This has led to a recent upsurge in homeowners attempting to sell their homes themselves and save on paying the real estate agent’s commission. A lot of people see only the perceived monetary benefits of going it alone and not the realities of actually buying or selling a house without expert help. We want your home purchase or sale to go as smoothly and successfully as possible, so we’ll help you decide by laying out what exactly a real estate agent can do for you.
For recently graduated professionals, there are opportunities open around the globe. Choosing which city to move to when there are so many options is a daunting prospect, especially when each city had plenty of facts and statistics proving that they offer the best opportunities. But choosing a place to live isn’t just about which city earns the most in a year or which companies have the best statistical job opportunities available. It’s also about planting roots, buying a home, starting a family, and living a full life. If Kitchener-Waterloo is on your list of places to consider, here’s an idea of what life here is like.
Kitchener and Waterloo Ontario’s highly educated population has a lot to offer the world. Some contribute through arts programs and education while others take the worlds of business and technology by storm. For some in the research and technology fields, Waterloo, Ontario is the place to be, because it is home to Research in Motion, the Canadian company famous for developing the Blackberry smart phone. Over 12,000 people work for Research in Motion worldwide, and a sizeable portion of them are at the headquarters offices, which are located in downtown Waterloo just east of the University of Waterloo campus on Columbia Street West.
Of primary importance to people intending to move to the Kitchener-Waterloo area is where they’re going to live and how much it’s going to cost them. We’re big believers in the fact that every decision you make should be an informed decision, so the following information and statistics is intended to help you get an overview of the real estate situation in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Of course, real estate markets are ever changing. This information was compiled in mid 2010. For more up to date information, consult your local Kitchener-Waterloo real estate agent.
The city of Waterloo is known for its high level of education, and in large part that is due to the many colleges and universities that are located here. The University of Waterloo is regularly at the top of the Canadian university rankings done annually by Maclean’s magazine, and nearby Wilfred Laurier University is considered one of the fastest growing universities in the country. Together these two universities have a student population of over 30,000, which is about one quarter of the total population of Waterloo. Naturally, this results in a lot of students pouring into the Kitchener-Waterloo area every fall looking for student housing.