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KW-area real estate prices finish 2017 up 20%

The red-hot real estate market of spring 2017 may be starting to seem like a distant memory – but its impact on local house prices is still being felt. New data from the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of Realtors shows that the average house sale price in the area rose by 20 per cent year-over-year, going from $387,291 to $467,513.

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Why Students Make Perfect Tenants With Darryl Firsten Of In8 Developments

Darryl Firsten is President of In8 Developments which has successfully sold or built over 10 student rental condo projects in Waterloo. Now they are bringing their brand and experience to Kingston to take advantage of the landlord friendly market next to Queen’s University…

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5 TIPS ABOUT STUDENT CONDO INVESTMENT

If you went to university or college, you can probably remember the amount of money you spent on living expenses over those four or five years. Whether paid to your school’s housing facility or handed over each month to a landlord, it was a big chunk of change that you never saw again. Now you’re a working professional, thinking about …

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SMART, EASY PROJECT OFFERS NEW WAY TO ENTER SECTOR

WATERLOO, ONTARIO—Student housing is such a hot item that investors of all stripes have been looking to get into the sector. Everyone from institutional players to REITs to high net worth private investors has put capital into the product. Now, there’s an opportunity for individual investors to get in on the action on a smaller scale. Toronto-based In8 Development is …

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SAGE CONDOS FEATURED ON THE REAL ESTATE TALK SHOW

The Real Estate Talk Show covers “All Things Real Estate.” Real Estate experts explore the hottest topics in real estate right here in the GTA and around the world. Whether you’re buying, selling, or investing, The Real Estate Talk Show gives you insight and perspective into what’s really going on with the market. Every week they explore different Investment Opportunities, …

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WATERLOO SAGE CONDOS OFFER LUXURY HOUSING FOR STUDENTS

When Andrew Knapp attended the University of Waterloo, he shared accommodations with other students in less-than-appealing housing. Now, 12 years later, the Waterloo alum lives in Toronto and is a successful developer of solar energy projects. He recently returned to Waterloo to invest in a student housing project — but not a neglected townhouse or bungalow in need of major …

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THESE WATERLOO STUDENT CONDOS ARE READY FOR ‘CRAZY STUFF’

Parents investing in “kiddie condos” for their university-level children is not a new phenomenon — many parents-turned-landlords have scooped up rental properties for their kids, leasing the other rooms as an alternative to paying rent. But when a Toronto-based real estate developer launched a 58-unit condo development in the university town of Waterloo, Ont., in January, most of the purchasers …

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‘SECRET SAUCE’ BEHIND WATERLOO’S SUCCESS

How do you build a more entrepreneurial culture in a semi-colonial, don’t-rockthe-boat country such as Canada? That’s the question being tackled by the founders of Startup Canada, an Ottawa-based volunteer movement launched three weeks ago. They’re undertaking a cross-country tour to sound out business owners on how best to unleash Canadians’ entrepreneurial potential. Last week, co-founders Victoria Lennox and Cyprian …

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