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$2,995,000 PRIVATE OASIS WITH 500 FT OF RIVER FRONTAGE Must be seen! Approx 7,000 sqft finished living space plus 1,100 sqft guest house/studio with 1.18 acres on the banks of the Grand River! 4+ bedrooms, 7 bathrooms (including 2 ensuites). In-law suite and nanny suite with room for everyone! The rear facing windows of this home have unobstructed views of the river and 3 of the bedrooms have balconies overlooking the river. Enjoy natural beauty and wildlife in your backyard, while still in the city! Gourmet kitchen, main floor office & laundry. 3 gas fireplaces. Nanny suite with sitting room, bar, bdrm & 3 pc bath. MBR with FP and 5 pc ensuite. MLS®

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$2,450,000 ELEGANT LIVING A grand exterior provides a great first impression. Cathedral height entrance showcases the incredible bright and stylish main floor. To your left, a living room flooded with natural light. To your right, a formal dining room with a striking feature wall. Dream chef’s kitchen & massive pantry. 4 bdrms, each with their own ensuite. Home theatre. Backyard oasis w/covered porch, fire table, built-in hot tub, spacious yard backing onto greenspace. 3 car garage. MLS®

$1,250,000 COLONIAL ACRES Large family home w/4 large bdrms, & master bedroom w/walk-in closet. Main floor has separate DR & FR w/built-ins & gas fireplace. Sunroom looks out to backyard w/in-ground pool & large deck. Fully finished basement with wet bar and full bath. MLS®

$975,000 WESTMOUNT HOME Perfect for downsizers, has 2 bdrm in-law suite w/separate entrance & kitchenette. Open concept, spacious family room w/FP. Updated baths on main flr, 2 bdrms. Sunroom overlooking peaceful rear yard surrounded by mature trees. MLS®

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$599,900 BUNGALOW TOWNHOUSE Kitchen has granite counters. LR w/French doors to large deck. Over sized MBR w/bay window & ensuite 3 baths. Fully finished lower level including rec room with gas fireplace. MLS®

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CUSTOM HOMES Starting from $1,376,000 Custom built 2 storey family home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Waterloo’s Beechwood Estates. Pick a plan or create your own plan. Pie shaped lot and treed lots available. MLS®

$750,000 BEECHWOOD Conveniences of condo life, but in a detached house. Yard maintenance and snow removal part of the condo fees. 2 car garage. MLS®

$599,000 LINCOLN VILLAGE 4 level backsplit. 3 bedrooms. Great yard with mature trees. Quiet neighbourhood close to Sandowne Public School & Dunvegan Park. MLS®

$599,000 TREETOP COMMUNITY Highly desired community in Waterloo. Club house with sauna, library and party room. Inground pool and tennis courts. MLS®

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$2,350,000 LUXURY RETREAT IN KIWANIS PARK Welcome to 94 Eaglecrest St. in Kitchener. Situated on .33 of an acre, this elegantly crafted Klondike home backs onto expansive green space and the Grand River. This professionally designed and decorated home offers over 6,300 square feet of living space, has 4+1 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and a finished walk-out lower level. This open concept home has well-appointed principal rooms, and 10’ main floor ceiling height. A dream Chervin kitchen with Calcutta quartz countertops, soft close cabinets, backsplash, under-cabinet lighting, premium stainless appliances, oversized centre island, and a breakfast area. The great room is complete with gas fireplace, coffered ceiling accent and floor-to-ceiling windows. The main floor also features a bonus den, a home office with tray ceiling, and a large mudroom with walk-in closet and 2 piece bathroom. The upper level features a luxurious master suite with double door entry, tray ceiling, walk-in dressing room, and a spa-like 5-piece ensuite with heated floors, double vanity, soaker tub, and tiled glass shower. 3 additional bedrooms, a 5 piece bathroom, a 3-piece ensuite, a large laundry room, and an upper-level loft complete the second floor. The lower level offers a large rec room with a custom wet bar, 5th bedroom, a 4 piece bathroom, and a unique rustic wine cellar. The luxury continues outdoors with a true backyard retreat, including a raised covered porch with gas fireplace, glass panel railing, firepit area with flagstone patio, extensively landscaped gardens, and a sprinkler system. MLS®

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$599,900 DOWNTOWN! Large enclosed front porch. Main floor laundry and mudroom with w-out to deck. 3+ bedroom, office, and 3rd floor loft. Detached garage and exceptionally deep (166’) lot. Separate entrance to finished lower level. MLS®

$400,000 BUNGALOW CONDO! 1,200+ sqft featuring 3 spacious bdrm and large full bath. Open concept LR/DR. Kitchen with breakfast bar & stainless steel appliances. In-suite laundry. Lower level unit with private walkout entrance for easy access. Close to amenities. MLS®

$2,350/mth COLUMBIA PLACE! Charming 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 storey condo available June 1st! Underground parking. New granite kitchen & 5 stainless steel appliances. Amenities include pool, gym & jogging track. Convenient to transit & both universities! MLS®

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$899,000 VILLAGE OF CLAIR CREEK! 2+ bdrm bungalow in sought-after upper Beechwood condo complex! Double garage. Hardwood throughout the main level, main floor laundry. MBR w/huge ensuite & w-out to deck. Rec room with fireplace! Great location. EXCL

BEECHWOOD’S BEST! Beautifully updated 3 bdrm raised bungalow featuring open concept LR/DR with w-out to fenced yard. Dream kitchen w/quartz counters & large island. Master w/deluxe ensuite. Double garage & detached studio/hobby shop. EXCL

$699,900 BUNGALOW 3 bdrm w/walk-out basement! Kitchen door to deck overlooking Japanese Zen Garden backyard w/Pergola, patio & pond-less waterfall! Master bedroom with hardwood, walk-in closet & ensuite. Bright rec room w/FP and sliders to patio. MLS®

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$675,000 MOVE IN READY! Recently updated 3 bdrm in East Kitchener, close to expressway! Brand new flooring on the main level. Main floor powder room. Kitchen w/new SS appliances. Finished lower level w/rec room and 3 pc bath. Brand new furnace & AC. MLS®

$649,900 EXCEPTIONAL SEMI! 4 bdrm, 3 bath 1,500+ sqft semi-detached home. Open concept living & dining room w/hardwood floor. Spacious kitchen w/dinette & sliders to stamped concrete patio. Finished basement w/rec room, laundry & bath. MLS®

$599,900 COLUMBIA FOREST 3 bedroom home in desirable Waterloo neighbourhood. Close to many amenities! Living and dining rooms w/hardwood & French doors to deck. Spacious master w/walk-in closet. Finished 3rd floor loft & finished basement. MLS®

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CONTENTS featured articles

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6 Spring into Organized Living with Alessandra Dunker

10 Tropical Oat & Chia Pudding with Dana Shortt

14 Mother's Day Gift Guide 28 Sourdough Bread with Chef D 30 Building a Home Series: Your Tarion Warranty with 38 Spring Sangria with Jill Sadler 44 Creating Functional Spaces for Little Ones with Marissa Warner

50  Supporting Your Pets Through the Home Selling Process with Shauna Lynn Simon 52  Condos, Elevators, and Tenants, Oh My! with Westside 100

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by Alessandra Dunker Owner, Re:imagine Spaces

Spring is in the air, and it’s a perfect time to organize your home. Organization can help to alleviate stress levels by creating a calm and functional interior. When a space is organized and tidy, it can be used to its full potential, adding to the overall enjoyment and efficiency of your home. How better to accomplish this, than to follow the old adage “A place for everything and everything in its place.” I am the owner of Re:imagine Spaces and I am here to help you with some spring cleaning tips. The sun is shining and your motivation is building; but where to start? The first thing you’ll need to do is to set realistic goals for yourself otherwise frustration will take over and your spring cleaning project will be over before it even starts.

CREATING ORGANIZED

To make it easier on yourself, I recommend you choose one area in the house that you would like to start with; closet, pantry, kitchen, bedroom, garage?

Living for Everyone

Wherever you start, the process will be the same. Take a moment and identify your goals and long term hopes for each space. The next step is to remove everything from the space, which will allow you to see what you actually have accumulated. It may look like you have created a huge mess but this is part of the process. Make your piles: keep, relocate, toss and donate. Once you have decided on the items you are going to keep, you are ready to restore order and categorize. Take time to look around the house for items that you can repurpose to help you organize the space, for example decorative baskets and containers, or a piece of furniture. I like to do this before I go out and spend money on articles I don’t really need. In conclusion, remember to set realistic goals for yourself. Make a “to do list” and focus on just one project at a time, this way you will feel a sense of accomplishment each time you complete a space.

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| 21 ELGIN STREET Waterloo MLS®

| 43-302 COLLEGE AVE, Guelph MLS®

LET ME GIVE YOU AN ACCURATE ASSESSMENT OF VALUE FOR YOUR HOME. IT IS LIKELY WORTH MORE THAN YOU EXPECT!

I HAVE BUYERS:

 nder $999,000. U Land: 10-300 acres with or without house. Under $400K 1/2 acre lot or more within 30 mins of KW. Qualified buyers: 50 min radius of KW. Qualified buyers for land: if you have a lot for sale - I know a buyer! 2 buyers looking for luxury property or special locations over $2 million.

JACK FITZGERALD Sales Representative jack@jackfitzgerald.ca | www.jackfitzgerald.ca

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47 MAITLAND STREET KITCHENER

HURON PARK 8

Bright and airy 2 storey home situated in the heart of Huron Park backing onto greenspace and boasts beautiful views of Parkvale Pond, wildlife and lush greenery. Open concept updated kitchen (2015) with quartz countertops, honey-stained cabinetry, an island with breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. Additionally, there is a charming dinette and a spacious living room featuring hardwood floors and direct access to your elevated deck for morning coffees and weekend BBQ’s. 2nd Level features 3 bedrooms, full bath and bonus loft with vaulted ceilings. Enjoy the benefits of a great location, as this home is minutes to schools, trails, shopping, the expressway and the 401!


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RELATIONSHIPS BUILT ON TRUST PENNY MAILLETTE

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I like to start my day with a healthy breakfast that keeps me fueled until lunch (but if it’s in my repertoire it has to taste delicious too). This pudding is wonderful enjoyed hot or cold, and you can vary the extracts and fruits when you feel like a change. I use coconut extract and tropical fruits (bananas, mango, papayas, kiwi, etc.) in the winter months and sub vanilla extract and berries when they’re in season.

Makes 2 servings Prep time – 5 minutes Gluten free, Dairy free, Vegan.

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INGREDIENTS 1 cup Old fashioned oats (do not use quick oats)

1 Tbsp Chia seeds 1 1/3 cups Unsweetened almond milk ½ tsp Coconut extract (or vanilla extract) 1 Tbsp Dark maple syrup 1 Banana, halved & diced ½ cup Mango, diced (or fruit of your choice) INSTRUCTIONS • In a medium bowl, combine the oats, chia, almond milk, coconut extract and maple syrup and stir to combine. •C  over and place in the fridge overnight. • Portion into two serving bowls and top with chopped fruit. • Pudding can be served cold or hot (microwave 30-60 seconds).


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$1,200,000 NESTLED IN NATURE Just steps from the Grand River, this unique property sits at a high elevation on just over half an acre. Completely reconstructed home. Authentic steel frame staircase w/wooded treads. Two storey rustic “New York” style brick veneer wall. MLS®

$850,000 QUIET NEIGHBOURHOOD! Renovated multi-level 3+1 bdrm, 3.5 bath home. Vaulted ceilings & large windows. Kitchen with granite & SS appls. Leger stone FP in FR. Sliders to fenced yard. Primary bdrm w/3pc ensuite. Fin’d bsmnt w/recrm, bdrm & 3pc bath. MLS®

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$599,000 SPACIOUS TOWNHOUSE End unit townhome w/huge lot. 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath w/waterproof vinyl flooring. LR w/open concept space & stone veneer feature wall. Kitchen features dark oak shaker cabinets & SS appliances. 3 tier deck & fully fenced yard. Close to amenities. MLS®

$499,000 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Fully leased & furnished legal student stacked townhouse. Walking distance to Wilfrid Laurier, University of Waterloo & Conestoga College. 3 bdrm, den, study, LR & DR, 3 bath, 2 balconies, laundry, exclusive parking spot. MLS®

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$650,000 IDEAL FAMILY HOME! 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath. Open concept w/kitchen bar. Sliders to fully fenced rear yard and deck. 4 pc ensuite and 4 pc main bath. The basement consists of a fully finished recreation room, laundry, & 3 pc bath. Located in Laurentian Hills. Roof (2018) MLS®

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$1,499,000 EXECUTIVE HOME Custom built 4+2 bdrm, 4.5 bath. 10’ ceilings on main flr & 9’ upstairs. Gourmet kitchen with SS appliances. 2 bsmnt bdrms & 3 pc bath. Also features surveillance system, concrete drive & patio. Family neighbourhood & close to 401! MLS®

$450,000 BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME! Build your dream home on this corner lot just outside the city, only a 15 min drive to Waterloo! This vacant lot offers half acre of land near Crosshill. Country living w/city convenience! MLS®

$1,050,000 BEAUTIFUL BEECHWOOD! This 3+1 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home has undergone a stunning renovation and has SOLD! MLS®

$699,000 BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED! Recently updated 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home offers duplex potential! 48’ x 105’ lot, sep side door entry to basement w/R6 zoning. Don’t miss out! MLS®

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CHRIS STANLEY

DAVID McINTYRE

BRAD ENNS

519.497.5935

519.781.9110

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BROKERAGE

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chris@mres.ca www.stanleyshomes.ca

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BROKER

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Executive Bungalow Townhomes in Innerkip by Majestic Homes! Call David or Brad MLS®

COMING SOON TO REALTOR.CA Beautiful Home with Large Lot in Kitchener! Call Brad MLS®

$599,900 End Unit Townhouse with Walkout Basement! Call David MLS®

$579,900 Seagram Loft w/2 Parking Spaces! Call David MLS®

COMING SOON TO REALTOR.CA 3 Bdrm, 4 Bath on Quiet Street! Call Chris EXCL

COMING SOON TO REALTOR.CA Bridgeport North Area! Call Brad EXCL

SOLD $599,900 Impeccable 3 Bdrm, 3 Bath in Eastbridge! Call Chris MLS®

SOLD $599,900 Picturesque Elmira! Call David MLS®

SOLD $875,000 Backing onto Greenspace! Call Brad MLS®

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Bungalow w/Garage within 1 hour of KW 3+ Bedroom in KW Bungalow w/2 Car Garage in Waterloo

.5+ Acre of Land within 1 hour of KW Legal Duplex in KW Bungalow or Backsplit in Plattsville

IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO SELL CALL CHRIS TODAY!

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RYAN BRIGGS*

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519.498.5775

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$2,800,000 STUNNING HORSE LOVER’S PARADISE!

Custom home situated on 45.5 acres on a paved road in Puslinch Township. This 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home features 23 foot vaulted ceilings with wood beam construction and wood burning fireplace in the living room. Open concept kitchen with stainless steel appliances and walkout from dining area to large rear deck. Horse barn with 7 stalls, newer 40x40 heated workshop, 3 horse paddocks, fully fenced riding area, 12.5 acres of workable land, 28 acres of bush. MLS® Call Ryan!

$849,900 UNIQUE HOME IN PORT ELGIN

Brand new 3 storey home. 2 minute walk to waterfront & downtown. 3 bdrm, 5 bath home. Daikan Heat, A/C & HRV. Open concept, eat-in kitchen, fenced backyard w/deck and gas for BBQ & 3 walk-out balconies. EXCL Call Ryan!

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$3,200,000 FULL OF CHARM AND CHARACTER

96.5 acre farm in Wilmot Township. Built in 1880. 2,872 sqft field stone heritage home. 5 bdrms, high ceilings, original woodwork & sunroom. Includes livestock barn, workshop & garage. 75 acres of workable cash crop. MLS® Call Ryan!

$1,700/mth GARMENT STREET LOFTS

Brand new condo unit available May 6th. 1 bdrm, 1 bath unit w/west facing windows. Corner unit w/10’x5’ balcony & in-suite laundry. Steps from Innovation District, LRT, Victoria Park and amenities of DTK. MLS® Call Christina!

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$1,295,000 MANNHEIM ESTATES EXECUTIVE HOME

4 bdrm, 5 bath home is on a 0.4 acre pie shape lot w/private tennis court backing onto greenspace. Features a 6 pc ensuite bath, 3 fireplaces, bright sunroom with hot tub, fin’d basement w/bar, intercom system. MLS® Call Ryan!

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MOT HER’ S DAY Gift Guide 1

Our region is privileged to have some of the most distinctive boutique-style shopping experiences. HOMES+ encourages you to shop local this Mother’s Day! Check store websites for curbside pick-up details for these lovely gift options.

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VINCENZO’S vincenzosonline.com

1. Multi-flavoured Macarons $1.49 each 2. Bodum — Chambord French Press $35.99 3. Swiftflyte Classic Bocce Set $79.99

MARCH

Market Report “This is the first time we’ve sold more than 900 homes in a single month...On a year-over-year basis we continued to see huge price increases in the average price in March, however compared to February we are seeing some signs that perhaps prices may be starting to stabilize a bit.” Nicole Pohl President of KWAR

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NEW LISTING! $1,195,000 BACKYARD OASIS AWAITS YOU THIS SUMMER Enjoy the stunning in-ground pool outside and the chef’s kitchen inside this summer in Eastbridge! This one owner home is loaded with features and offers many recent updates and upgrades throughout. Coming soon to Realtor.ca www.RedCarpetOnOnBluenose.com

$350,000 ATTENTION INVESTORS OR CONTRACTORS!! “Village on the Green” is a popular townhouse community in Waterloo, perfect for buyers just starting out in the market, investors or those looking for this particular location close to the universities. 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Finished Basement and Underground Parking! MLS® www.RedCarpetOnUniversity.com

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SOLD IN 1 WEEK FOR $87,000 OVER THE LIST PRICE

IN 1 WEEK FOR $115,000 ABOVE THE LIST PRICE

SOLD for $562,000 in just 1 week!

This Beautiful Stacked Townhome built in 2017 and located in Desirable Kitchener West neighbourhood has 2 Bedrooms, 2 Ensuites, 2 Balconies, and best of all 2 Parking Spots, which is tough to find in this area! MLS® www.RedCarpetOnDaylily.com

HAPPY CLIENTS

LEASED FOUND A GREAT TENANT FOR THIS PLACE!

Recent Buyer, Kailash, shared this in a 3rd party survey: “Overall, we had a great experience, and we loved the whole process and we are extremely happy that we chose Julie and Roger. They are honest, sweet and extremely skilled. Julie had a great insight of the market. Roger showed us the flaws of the places that we missed. Both of them were very transparent and made sure that we had all the information needed to decide. They make a great team.” Recent Seller, Tanya, emailed this to Julie: “I am so glad we were able to get this done and you were right. Sold in 1 week and with zero conditions. What a weight off my shoulders. High fives all around to you and your team. Literally the BEST real estate experience ever!!!”

SOLD

IN 5 DAYS AND FOR 128% OF THE LIST PRICE

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$2,200,000 FULL TURNKEY AUTO BODY, REPAIR, SALES AND SERVICE OPERATION All machinery and equipment included. Located in auto/industrial area East London/Clarke Road. East access to Veteran’s Memorial Pkwy, 401 & 402 Hwy’s. Close to auto wreckers metal scrap yards. Wide zoning. 845 acres of land plus 2 commercial buildings. 504 additional acres vacant fenced property. MLS®

$599,900 BEAUTIFUL UPDATED BUNGALOW Located in central Stanley Park. Close to schools, restaurants and amenities. Carpet free main floor. Features a large living/dining area, white kitchen w/granite countertops and walk-out to fenced yard. 3 bdrm and 2 baths. Huge rec room, office, 4th bdrm and bath on lower level. Easy access to hwy 7 & 8 and the 401.

$168,900 VACANT RESIDENTIAL LAND Build your dream home on this 11 acre property. Partially clear, bush and a pond at the proposed building site. Lots of walking trails. Hydro at road.

LOCATED ON WEST BAY LAKE NIPISSING This beautiful resort sits on 35 acres of land with approx 954 feet of lake front shoreline. EXCL https://vimeo.com/134835179

$128,900 BOATER’S PARADISE North shore of West Bay Lake Nipissing. Estimated over 45,000 km of shoreline.Approx. 3.5 hrs from Toronto. Call for showing via watercraft. MLS®

$349,000 DESIRABLE DOON Spacious end unit townhouse with single car garage but parking for 2. Quiet family neighbourhood. Upgraded kitchen. Large fenced yard and patio. MLS®

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Coming Soon $1,680,000 OLD WESTMOUNT CENTURY CHARM Well maintained duplex, easily converted into single family home! Spacious attic unfinished w/potential. Mechanical upgrades & finished lower level with additional rooms. 3 full baths, upgraded kitchen, 4 entrances. 8 bedrooms and 20 rooms to work with! Double garage, beautiful corner lot. MLS®

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WATERLOO $499,000

KITCHENER $469,000

Commercial Condo: Close to WU and student housing. 1,250 sqft of finished space.

This carpet-free home is well maintained, 3 bdrm, 2 bath. Many updates & 2 parking spaces.

Single detached home with detached garage/workshop which has hydro and gas.

PIZZA/SANDWICH/ COFFEE SHOPS

WATERLOO • FOR LEASE

KITCHENER • WATERLOO

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

Several available from $95K (University Plaza) to $300K Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge

Start your business here. Commercial spaces for lease in the Universities areas. 1,250 sqft each. Can be food related or personal services Gross rent: $3,600/mth

Property with kitchen ready for sale. Hood and kitchen equipment for you to start your pizza/ shawarma or restaurant. Two locations. $525,000 and $589,000

1060 Lobsinger Line, Waterloo ON Curbside Pickup Available

519 664 2482 | info@johnsnursery.ca | www.johnsnursery.com Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: Closed

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STRATFORD $395,000

Custom built home in Lexington. 4+2 bdrm, 3.5 bath, 4,600+ sqft of living space. Sep entrance to bsmt.

Several available-either free standing or attached from $499K to $1.5M KW, Cambridge & surrounding area

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$899,000 SEAGRAMS LOFT

Truly one of Uptown Waterloo’s finest condo lofts! Two storey, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,847 sqft. A five minute stroll to the heart of Uptown Waterloo. MLS®

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$1,399,999 80 HORSESHOE DRIVE, BRESLAU

You won’t find this on MLS or Realtor.ca folks! With over 3000 sqft of finished living space, open concept main floor, impressive master with chic ensuite, built in hot tub and impressive technology built into the entire house. EXCL

Experience Exceptional

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3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 storey townhouse is just the right home for you. Great location! MLS®

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Spacious w/hardwood floors, 9’ ceilings, large kitchen & island, granite counters, backsplash. Sep laundry. 5 pc ensuite with glass shower, soaker tub & double sinks. U-ground parking, gym & rooftop patio. MLS®

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SO ON IN G CO M $600,000 205 BRISTOL STREET, WATERLOO Updated move-in ready bungalow in Central Waterloo! Close to Uptown Waterloo, the Expressway and many amenities on a quiet mature street. Main floor consists of 3 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, large living room and updated main bathroom. Attached garage and backyard access off the kitchen. Then downstairs a 4th bedroom, 2nd full bathroom, rec room and even a workshop or storage room. Beautiful lot. MLS® Contact Krista

PRESTON HEIGHTS, CAMBRIDGE Renovated 3 bdrm townhouse close to 401 and many amenities. No back neighbour. Newer kitchen, flooring, bathroom and wiring. Move in ready condition ready for you first time home buyers or investors! EXCL Contact Krista

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GRAND RIVER NORTH, KITCHENER FOR LEASE: Spacious lower unit. 1 bdrm, private laundry, eat-in kitchen, dining room, large living room. Walk-up from patio sliders to rear yard. 1 parking space. EXCL Contact Kim

155 FOXBORO DRIVE, BADEN Foxboro Green Adult Lifestyle Community 3 bdrm, 3 bath bungalow. 1-1/2 garage, dbl driveway. Bsmnt offers guest bdrm, workshop, games room & more. MLS® Contact Angela

94 DONNENWERTH DRIVE, KITCHENER Freehold multi-level townhouse, no condo fees. Eat-in kitchen, main flr laundry, single car garage, deck, fenced yard and more. MLS® Contact Kim

Hire with Confidence WOLLE REALTY, BROKERAGE Independently Owned & Operated

Angela Baas SALES REP ASATM, CNE®, ABR®, REMSTM

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Kim Adema Topp

BROKER Home Staging Designer, ® SRES , CNE®, LUXE

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$1,100,000 DEVELOPMENT Tremendous development potential in the heart of the city on this property, don’t miss this opportunity. MLS®

$474,888 COMMERCIAL Buy or Lease 699 sqft - ideal for restaurant with patio near both Universities. Call for details. MLS®

$2,500/mth PROMINENT LOCATION For lease in St. Clements with ample parking and front store exposure, call today for possible uses.

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SOLD $1,699,000 WELLESLEY

French country design backing greenspace. 3 bdrm, 4 bath, custom gazebo w/ fireplace. MLS®

UPTOWN

2 bdrm, 3 bath, executive living. Single car garage w/entrance to home. Steps to all amenities. MLS®

GRAND RIVER SOUTH

Brand new 4 bdrm, 3 bath. Tile and hardwood main floor, upgrades throughout. MLS®

COMING SOON

Forest Heights. 4 bdrm, large yard, just minutes to schools, shopping and expressway. MLS®

WESTMOUNT

1,500 sqft upscale condo in Uptown Waterloo. 9ft ceil, cherry hrdwd, FP, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, upgraded! MLS®

COMING SOON

Historical elegance with modern sophistication. 3 bdrm + loft, 3 bath, brand new roof, porch. MLS®

519 502 8264

WOLLE REALTY

LindaCybalski@gmail.com | www.LindaCybalski.com

BROKERAGE

Independently Owned & Operated

519 747 2040

P R O F E S S I O N A L R E A LT O R

$1,290,000 FAMILY HOME! 4 bdrm, 3.5 bath & 3,100 sqft. Bright w-out basement. Perfect for a large family or separate inlaw unit. 2 separate main floor offices. Backing onto greenspace with no neighbours behind. MLS®

$599,900 IN-LAW POTENTIAL! 3 bdrm, 2 bath bungalow. Garage & parking for 3 cars. R3 zoning allows for legal duplex. Separate rear entrance that leads into the finished basement. Basement has a bathroom with shower. MLS®

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WE SPECIALIZE IN CUSTOM BLINDS, SHUTTERS, DRAPERIES AND HARDWARE.

1A-1120 Victoria St. N., Kitchener 519 579 3790 OPEN: Monday - Friday 10am-5pm

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519 894 8767 | 519 465 2445 (Steve) panagosflooring.com | panagosflooring@bellnet.ca 505 Conestogo Rd, Unit 6 & 7, Waterloo ON

CHANCERY COLLECTION An absolutely stunning home built and updated with the highest quality materials. The garden oasis is paradise, with a gorgeous inground pool to relax and unwind. Visit me soon! MLS®

MARGARET

DEER RIDGE!

Just listed! Absolutely stunning bungalow nestled in Deer Ridge Estates. Call for your private showing to make this your new home! MLS®

519-572-0334 Margaret Direct

myp@royallepage.ca www.myprealestate.com

YONG PING

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Grand Valley Realty, Brokerage 519 745 7000

Independently Owned & Operated

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BUILDING A HOME SERIES

Your Tarion Warranty The home is now yours, but don’t worry, you’re not in this alone! Your home is not just a financial investment – it is a personal and emotional one as well. This is why we believe the relationship we have built with you should last long after you move in.

What is Tarion?

The Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA) is the regulator of new home builders, but Tarion administers warranties and protections for purchasers of new homes! After you move in, there are specific statutory warranties: the 30-day, 1-year, 2-year and 7-year warranty, covering major defects. These warranties begin the day you take occupancy. 30-Day and 1-Year Warranty Within 30-days of closing, you will have the opportunity to complete an inspection of your home and submit the complete warranty form through Tarion. Only one 30-day form can be submitted. If you do not submit this form within the 30-days, your requests will be deferred by Tarion until your 1-year warranty. However, Activa as your builder will still address your concerns once submitted. Typically, only emergency issues are considered between your 30-day and 1-year period. Within 1 year of closing, you will have the opportunity to complete an inspection of your home and submit a completed warranty form

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through Tarion. Your 1-year warranty requires the home to be constructed in a workmanlike manner and free from defects in materials. This warranty protects against unauthorized substitutions and Ontario Building Code violations and requires the home to be fit for habitation. This applies for one year, beginning on the home’s date of possession. NOTE: Brand new homes need time to settle. To allow for settlement, nail pops and cracked corners will be repaired at the 1-year inspection. 2-Year Warranty Your 2-year warranty protects against water penetration through the basement or foundation walls and defects in materials that affect windows, doors and caulking. This mechanical warranty will cover defects in work or materials in the electrical, plumbing and heating delivery and distribution systems. Additionally, this will cover defects in work or materials that result in the detachment, displacement or deterioration of exterior cladding such as brickwork, aluminum or vinyl siding. This applies for two years beginning on the home’s date of possession.


“Brand new homes  need time to settle.”

The Activa Bonus!

In 2019, Tarion surveyed over 45 thousand new home buyers and homeowners and asked them about their builder’s level of commitment to their customers and performance before, during and after they moved into their new home. We were pleased to be a 2020 Tarion Homeowners’ Choice Awards finalist in the Large Volume Builder category!

7-Year Warranty Your 7-year warranty covers major structural defects as defined in The Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act. It covers any significant damage due to soil movement as well as major cracks, distortion or displacement of a structural load-bearing element of the building if it results in failure or majorly affects the ability of a structural load-bearing element. This applies for seven years beginning on the home’s date of possession.

Thank you for joining us in learning about our home building process. Here at Activa, we are proud to develop complete communities with the amenities people want, which means shopping, walking trails and schools are sure to be closeby! Visit www.activa.ca to learn more about our upcoming communities, and don’t forget to check out the ActivaLearn page for more blog content!

For more information on our upcoming homes and communities, or to read other articles in our Building a Home Series visit

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FEATURED: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP) : THE SUMMERPEAK, THE MAGNOLIA CONTEMPORARY, THE MERIDIAN CONTEMPORARY, THE BROOKSIDE

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OUR PROMISE 1. STRESS-FREE PROCESS Building a new home can seem like an overwhelming process. That’s why we are dedicated to making every step understandable and enjoyable, and will be by your side every step of the way.

2. COMMUNITY BUILDING We are motivated by the people in our region, and strive to develop communities complete with a variety of housing types and sought-after amenities – we look to the future to inspire our actions and keep our homeowners’ lives in focus.

3. YOUR DÉCOR! With Activa, you can start from scratch to ensure your home is a true reflection of your taste and style. Our talented Design Team will work one-on-one with you to guide you through the design process.

4. INCLUSIVE WARRANTY Each of our homes comes backed with a one-year workmanship warranty, a two-year mechanics warranty, and a 7-year structural warranty. We are dedicated to answering any questions you may have about your new home so that your Activa experience is second-to-none.

ACTIVA.CA

Renderings and photography shown are artist concepts and may not be an accurate representation of the project or project surroundings. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. E. & O. E. APRIL. 2021.

Visit us online for more details about our exciting upcoming communities in Kitchener-Waterloo!

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BIGGER HOME?

$799,900 SENSATIONAL TWO STOREY HOME!

CALL ME I have a few in my Spring inventory pocket

Located on family friendly street, mins from all amenities. 4 bdrm, 4 bath. Impeccably maintained & modernized. Double driveway, front door w/keyless entry. Brand new professionally installed kitchen. Generous sized primary bedroom w/3 pc ensuite and walk-in closet. Fin’d basement provides additional area to relax or entertain plus storage. New LG laundry appliances (2020). Don’t miss out! MLS®

FRIEDA

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KOTSOPOULOS 519 580 8376

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

519 500 0940 tinatorok@rogers.com www.tinatorok.com

TWIN CITY REALTY INC., BROKERAGE 519 579 4110 OFFICE

frieda_kotsopoulos@hotmail.com www.friedasellshomes.com

519 885 0200

$1,699,900 340 SIMS ESTATE DR, KITCHENER Stunning home backs onto Grand River Natural Area just outside your back door. Built in 2012, this 4,200 sqft home offers 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ bathrooms, Techo-bloc interlocking 3 car driveway & garage. Extensive upgrades. Main floor living & dining room, open concept kitchen & family room, games room w/pool table & spacious mudroom. Backyard offers 2 level patio, Pergola, gas fire table, gas-line for BBQ, landscaped gardens w/irrigation system, and landscape lighting. MLS®

LAURIE & DAILEN KEYES Sales Representatives

Laurie Dailen

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www.housekeyes.ca


Aliya Manji

Nadica Sloan

Sales Representative

Sales Representative

519 573 9189

519 573 3050

amanji@remax.net

nadica@remaxkw.com 519 885 0200

CALL NOW FOR A FREE HOME EVALUATION

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$499,900 Kaufman Loft! Stunning 2 bedroom, 2 baths, 2 parking spots, updated kitchen with granite counter tops, walk out to private terrace. Close to Google, amenities, schools and shops. MLS®

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$989,900 Stunning 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home with upper floor family room. Kitchen with granite overlooking sunken family room with gas fireplace, updated bathrooms, fully finished rec room, private backyard. MLS®

$239,900 The Renaissance! 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom loft steps to Centre In the Square. 1 parking spot, galley kitchen, floor to ceiling windows, in suite laundry, loads of storage space. Close to shops and restaurants. MLS®

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$1,349,900 Family friendly court location! Over 4,100 sqft, 9 ft ceilings on main floor. Walkout finished basement, Chef’s dream kitchen, updated family room with marble wall feature. Close to universities and schools. MLS®

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$899,900 A UNIQUE FIND! Raised bungalow featuring 2 bdrm apartment w/high ceilings, eat-in kitchen, office, living room w/gas fireplace and walkout to 3 season sunroom to patio with greenbelt views. Upstairs 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and walkout to pergola and deck! MLS®

$389,900 OVERLOOKING THE GRAND RIVER! Wow! 1 bedroom + den, eat-in kitchen with SS appliances, living room and a walk out to a large verandah with panoramic view of the River! Storage, inside parking, Gym and walking trails available! Minutes from all amenities! MLS®

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$379,000 UPDATED TOWNHOME! Huge eat in kitchen, SS appls, ceramics, cozy living room, finished basement. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, Walk out to deck and two parking spaces! MLS ®

Our Family Helping Yours *Sales Representatives

Luanne Hancey*

Kathy Long*

519 651 9459

226 988 3232

Call Luanne Direct

hancelu@golden.net

Call Kathy Direct

kathy@getmovingnow.ca

GETMOVINGNOW.CA RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc., Brokerage 519-740-3690

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$3,495,000 WELCOME TO 2082 HIDDEN VALLEY CRES, KITCHENER ~ A LUXURIOUS ESTATE HOME Situated on 1.04 acres, in a park-like setting surrounded by manicured grounds, this exquisite home offers 10,400+ sqft of living space. 4 bdrms, including a main flr master, 7 baths, indoor pool, home theater, library, conservatory, spectacular outdoor oasis. GR w/18’ ceilings, dramatic fireplace & flr-to-ceiling windows. Gourmet kitchen, elegant DR w/imported chandelier & library w/built-ins & fireplace. Master wing w/private covered terrace, 5 pc ensuite, FP, sun rm & dressing rm. Upper level w/3 bdrms, each w/ensuite & loft w/balcony offering views of the Grand River & Deer Ridge Golf Club. Home theatre, custom bar & games rm, wine cellar & more. MLS®

$1,450,000 KITCHENER AREA 4 bdrm, 5 bath. Over 3,400 sqft of luxurious space, loaded with upgrades including chef’s kitchen with cambria stone counters, 2-storey great room with floor-to-ceiling windows, formal dining room with tray ceilings & more. MLS®

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$2,350,000 RIVER RIDGE BACKING GREEN SPACE & GRAND RIVER 4+1 bdrm, 5 bath, offering approx. 6,300 sq ft of luxurious, professionally designed/decorated space with walk-out basement and wine cellar. Triple car garage, 0.33 acre lot with backyard retreat, covered patio and landscaping. MLS®

$415,000 CITY CENTRE CONDOS Contemporary 1 bedroom + den, 1 bathrom, 669 sqft, 9’ ceilings, quartz kitchen, private balcony, premium downtown location. MLS®

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KITCHENER Stunning, fully updated 3 bdrm, 4 bath home. Over 2,200 sqft of beautiful living space. Finished basement, kitchen with granite, open concept layout, newly reno’d kitchen & baths, private yard with concrete patio and landscaping. MLS®

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WATERLOO 4+1 bdrm, 4 bath. W-out basement with in-law set up backing protected forest. Upgrades throughout, private backyard retreat.

$650,000 CHARLIE WEST 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath, 1 parking spot 1,022 sqft + 170 sqft bal SW Corner unit. Views of Victoria Park. EXCL

WATERLOO 1 bedroom + den, 2 bathroom, 946 sqft condo with balcony. Luxury finishes, 9’ceilings, granite, hardwood and underground parking. MLS®


PROFESSIONAL, KNOWLEDGEABLE & EXPERIENCED Real Estate has been a lifetime career for me, which I am passionate about!

I currently have buyers looking for: • Country property with minimum 1 acre, within 30 mins of KW

• Home in KW with in-law suite or duplex/triplex

• Property with water/river behind

• Townhouse or semi in KW or surrounding areas

From Condos to Country Estates...allow me to be your Realtor & achieve top dollar for your property.

Thinking of Buying or Selling? Call me for a COMPLIMENTARY property & market evaluation or Real Estate consultation

Katherine Rechtoris, Broker CLHMS ® , CIPS ®, ABR ®, SRES ®

Direct

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519 885 0200

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519 579 4110

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519-580-1074

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$625,000 TREETOPS Tucked away at the edge of Waterloo is this fantastic 1,500 sqft townhome. Treetops is the perfect location for active living with a swimming pool, tennis or pickle ball court & easy access to hiking trails including the Trans Canada Trail. Minutes from shopping & the St. Jacobs Market. Recent renovations include the kitchen, baths, flooring, doors & fixtures. The décor is stunning; sliders leading to a large private deck surrounded by mature trees with enough space to see the sun set across the wide open fields. This is what you have been waiting for. MLS ®

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WATERLOO Tucked away on a massive 105x157 ft lot in the Lexington area of Waterloo is this gorgeous 1,600 sqft bungalow. The renovations are extensive & lavish. There are 2 bedrooms & 2 baths on the main floor. The walkout basement brings lots of light to the rec room & there is an excellent in-law opportunity as well. The lot is simply magnificent. The extensive use of armour stone & flagstone coupled with the towering pine trees creates a Muskoka like setting. One of a kind.

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519 579 4110 $2,199,800 LUXURY AT ITS BEST! All stone exterior, large lot (70 x 126 ft) backing onto greenbelt. Over 6,200 sqft of living space. 5+1 bdrms (one on main floor), 6 full baths (3 ensuites), main floor office, formal dining room, imported hardwood flooring, granite surfaces, large master bedroom with spa-like bathroom and huge walk-in closet, upper floor laundry room. MLS®

Nik Poulimenos Broker

519-503-0442

nik.poulimenos@icloud.com

Dana KuncovaMehravar Office Manager 519-579-4110 danamehravar@gmail.com

Sharon Parsons Sales Representative 519-500-1993 sharon@sharonparsons.com

Dennis Mehravar

SOLD

Broker

519-498-1229

dennismehr@rogers.com

$1,450,000 BACKYARD OASIS! Over $100,000 for your outdoor entertainment offering state of the art swim spa (hot tub and hydro pool with dual temperature control), wrap around top-quality composite deck and party sized aggregate concrete patio. MLS ®

$1,400,000 ONE OF THE LARGEST LOTS On court location in Waterloo that is currently available on the market. Premium & private w-out lot backing onto protected forest. One owner and extremely well cared for. Boasting over 3,800 sqft of comfortable living. 4+1 bdrms, 4 baths. MLS®

Emma Yu Broker 519-722-9518 emma@emmayu.ca

SOLD

Preet Sahota Sales Representative 1+-226-972-8702 preetsahota@kwsold.ca

$1,350,000 WELCOME TO 793 SNOWBERRY COURT! This distinguished home is nestled in one of Waterloo region’s most desirable family friendly neighbourhoods in Vista Hills. Top of the line luxury finishes. Hardwood and imported tiles. Wow factor! MLS®

519.579.4110

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$1,125,000 MONARCH HOMES A beautiful 2,616 sqft, two storey home. Offering 4 large bedrooms on upper level including oversized primary suite complete with a generous walk-in closet and 5 piece ensuite. Well appointed large principal rooms on main floor.2 minutes to 401. MLS®

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$625,000 HURON VILLAGE WOW! 1,460 sqft, end unit bungalow townhouse. Located in a desirable community in Kitchener. The complex is limited to a handful of bungalow townhouses. 3 bedroom, 2 full baths including master ensuite. Gorgeous open concept. MLS®

SOLD

$799,900 COURT LOCATION 3+2 bedroom, 3 full baths. Gorgeous all brick bungalow. Fully finished top to bottom. Large rec room with sunshine windows. Backing onto greenbelt. Parking for 4 cars on driveway. Great in-law potential. MLS®

$799,900 DREAM IN-LAW SETUP Walk-out basement that backs onto greenbelt. 3+1 bedroom, 3 baths. 2 kitchens. Side separate entrance. 2nd floor FR with vaulted ceiling. 2 fireplaces. Many updates. Show like a model home. MLS®

$699,900 RARE OPPORTUNITY Backing onto Southridge park in sought after Forest Hill with easy access to the expressway and only minutes away from The Boardwalk and shops in Waterloo. MLS®

$500,000 EAST WARD All brick bungalow with charm and character. Perfect for first time buyer, downsizing or an investment! Carpet free, open concept kitchen, dining room, living room, 2 bedrooms and a 4pc bathroom. Fully fenced yard. MLS®

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Rare suite w/8th floor views & floor-to-ceiling windows! 797 sqft, 1 bdrm condo w/82 sqft balcony. 1 locker & underground parking spot. Upgraded flooring & kitchen, high end finishes. Amenities incl; lounge w/ kitchen, 5th floor terrace, lockers, fitness facility and more. EXCL

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$300,000 GREEN VALLEY DRIVE New flooring in living room, dining room, bedroom and foyer, new paint (including ceiling), new baseboards, new light fixtures, faucets, kitchen cabinets (painted). Spacious 800 sqft one bedroom condo with one of the largest floor plans. MLS®

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Creating

FUNCTIONAL SPACES

for little ones Marissa Warner

Designer at The Home Narrative

A home that caters to a family’s lifestyle can be transformative to their daily lives! Whether that is a physical feature(s), flow or overall functionality, they all contribute to how well a space works. When my husband and I built our current home, we knew we wanted to have a dedicated play area for our son. Specifically, we wanted a designated area to put all the toys and “things” that come along with tiny humans. In order to do this, I designed custom built-in cabinetry for storage, keeping both the current purpose in mind and future resale. When I put together the design of the play room and custom built-ins, I kept these principles in mind:

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nsure there are low level drawers, cabinets and E shelves to allow easy access to toys, books and items intended for children. The lower bank of drawers provided a space to store toys out of sight, where the cubbies and open shelf on the coffee table act as reading nooks and a spot for bins.

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 reate different size spaces - Although our space will C be used as a play room for the next few years, in the future the room will be used as a secondary family room to watch tv and relax. It is important to create a variety of different sized storage options for ultimate functionality. The reality is, not all of our household items are the same size and neither are children’s toys. Having a combination of drawers and cabinets that can service the immediate purpose and those to come will ensure you are able to fully utilize your storage options. Even tiny humans need a lot of SPACE - When you are thinking about what to put into the space, keep in mind children are curious and want to explore. To encourage this exploration, make sure there is enough space left to allow movement to naturally happen. Do not pack in too many large toys or furniture, this could prevent them from freely moving around or the ability to fully play with the toys they do have. Incorporate multi-purpose pieces - not all homes have the ability to have a dedicated play room, but whether you have space or not, it is ideal to incorporate pieces that are multi-purpose. This could be a table that turns into a track or sand box, or a craft table that has storage options. The multi-purpose aspect keeps things new and fresh for the child, but also provides space functionality for many to benefit from.

If you are currently in a space or looking at purchasing a home, focusing on what your family needs to make the most of the space can help you target your efforts on what will have the biggest impact on your daily lives.

$859,000 14 LORNE CARD DRIVE, PARIS New (less than one year) build, all-brick bungalow. This open concept home is situated on a permanent mature treed line. A rare buyer opportunity. MLS®

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$749,900 STUNNING TOBERMORY VIEWS! 3 bdrm, 1 bath 4-season home or cottage. Open concept layout, large deck w/hot tub and laundry. Enjoy the dock access! MLS®

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$245,000 STUNNING GEORGIAN BAY VIEWS 100’x200’ partially cleared vacant lot. Trees along the sides for privacy & sloping terrain. Bruce Trail & public water access nearby. MLS®

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$899,900 MONTGOMERY HOMES Brand new home in desirable Southwood Park in Elmira. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath home boasts over 2,200 sqft and checks all the boxes for a top quality new home. Chervin kitchen and bathrooms, quartz countertops, and hardwood stairs on main floor. Walkout basement. MLS®

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$700,000 LOVELY LAURELWOOD! 4 bdrm, 4 bath home with finished basement. Updated roof, furnace/ac, flooring, kitchen counters. Main floor front room w/gas fireplace. Huge primary bedroom w/walk-in closet & ensuite. Rec room w/murphy bed. Deck, gas for bbq & fully fenced yard. Close to school & trails. MLS®

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$799,900 FAMILY HOME Beautiful 4 bedroom located on a quiet, tree lined street. This home has been meticulously maintained and offers a newer roof (2015), double car garage and parking for 6. Features include updated kitchen with island & stainless steel appliances. Separate living and dining room, main floor family room with gas fireplace and gleaming hardwood floors on both levels. You’ll love the spacious covered deck and backyard. Quick access to amenities. MLS®

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$574,900 COZY TOWNHOME Fantastic 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom freehold townhome that has been meticulously maintained and features parking for 3. Primary bedroom offers walk-in closet and 4 pc ensuite. Open concept main floor features updated kitchen, gorgeous hardwood flooring, island and gas fireplace. Walk out to stamped concrete patio with beautifully landscaped backyard. Finished basement. MLS®

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Shauna Lynn Simon CEO of Beyond The Stage Homes

When preparing your home for sale, the ultimate goal is to ensure that the home shows at its very best by highlighting the features and eliminating distractions. This allows you to appeal to the greatest number of potential buyers possible, strengthening your selling position and encouraging a quick and profitable sale.

While the Beyond The Stage Homes team is comprised of devoted animal lovers, not all home buyers appreciate our furry friends, and in fact, a home with pets can often be a cause of concern for many, especially for those with allergies. Evidence of pets such as toys, food dishes, and pet beds can also put potential buyers on the lookout for damage throughout the house that may have been caused by the animals. Eliminating the presence of pets in the home will allow buyers to focus on the home’s features, instead of scrutinizing and looking for flaws. Even caged animals can turn off or simply distract potential buyers. Additionally, the home-selling process can be stressful for your pets. To learn more about how this impacts them, we spoke to some furry friends about their recent experiences when their humans listed their home for sale. 50

As allies of the 4-legged community, we recommend removing all pets from the home when listing it for sale, not only for showings but for the duration of the sale. Reach out to trusted friends and relatives about opening their home temporarily to your fur babies. This will mean less stress on both you, and the pets. Animals can be incredibly sensitive to changes, and to strangers in the house (even when they are removed from the home for showings), and you won’t worry about trying to maintain the home with the fur, dirt, and other messes that these pets create for us. If removing your pets is not an option, minimize pet odours by cleaning your pets regularly, as well as areas that they tend to hang out, and open the windows for at least a few minutes every day, regardless of the season.


HOMES + I N S I G H T Meet Cooper the cat, a fun-loving and friendly 5-year-old orange tabby cat who has lived with his humans since he was just 2 months old. His humans recently sold their house, and he recalled the experience for us.

Meet Max the Dog, a 2-year-old German Shepherd also had a recent home-selling experience, and he was happy to share it with us.

The whole process was pretty scary. My bed was packed up and put away in the basement and I couldn’t get to it. Some of the doors in the house were closed and I wasn’t allowed in those rooms. We went for long car rides every day, and when we returned home the house smelled different – I could tell that there had been other humans in it while we were out. I tried to warn my humans about the intruders and when they didn’t seem to be listening, I tapped their favourite leather chair with my claws (that got their attention). After a few days, they finally decided that I didn’t need to go for the car rides anymore and they left me in the house while some strange people came in and out. The only good thing was that one of the strangers opened the door for me to take a stroll outside – it was exhilarating!

It was SO COOL! We went for walks and car rides every day, and I got to spend a ton of time with my humans. I love them so much and am happiest when they’re around. I slept the best I’ve ever slept because the days were so full of adventure! When we were out, I was such a good boy (they told me this all the time). I tried to be really good when we were home too, but I was missing a lot of my favourite toys, and my humans seemed to be vacuuming and mopping non-stop, and I HATE Mr. Vacuum, he’s so noisy and chases me around. My humans tried to teach me a new command, but I still haven’t figured out what they want when they say “can you stop shedding?”. They seem pretty upset when I do it wrong, so I hope to figure it out soon.

TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME WITH CATS:

SIMILARLY, FOR DOGS:

If your cat(s) absolutely must remain in the house for showings, their presence should be minimized as much as possible.

• Remove the dog for all showings

• Clean the litter box twice daily, and be sure to empty completely and wash at least once a week

• Store food in an unmarked, opaque container – this will help to keep it hidden from buyers as well as keep the food fresh

• Remove cat and litter box for showings if possible (sometimes this can be as simple as a car ride for the duration of the showings) • Store food in an unmarked, opaque container – this will help to keep it hidden from buyers, as well as keep the food fresh • Remove all scratch trees, beds, and all toys • Ensure that their food area is kept clean and tidy, and remove it for showings • Vacuum and dust daily

• Hide all evidence (leashes, food, toys, beds, etc.)

• Thoroughly clean all fabric surfaces (couch, carpet, rugs, bed, etc.) • Keep dog(s) well-groomed • Clean the house regularly • Keep the yard cleaned and patch any bare areas

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STOP! Put down the for sale sign and listen up! Looking to sell your house or condo this year? Do you want to to downsize, upsize, or just want a change of living space? What if you were told you may not need to sell your house or condo in order to make that transition happen? Want to know more about how to buy or rent a second property while keeping your existing one? Register through the applicable website below and The Westside Partners of TrilliumWest will show you the way to turning your next move into a sustainable wealth building transition you may never forget!

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Now, what are you going to do with all that equity you just took out? Fancy new pair of shoes? Shiny new set of wheels? While those “things” all theoretically sound nice and would be a privilege to own, do they help you financially? Instead, what about reinvesting that equity into another real estate asset? Let’s chat about what some real estate investors are doing with their own equity in today’s market.

CONDOS, ELEVATORS, AND TENANTS OH-MY! “Okay, alright, quiet down here folks, enough of this freehold chatter. Us condos are back in town and we mean business!” If a condo unit was a real person, that’s what I would imagine they would be saying right about now. For over a year now, the spotlight of our residential real estate market has been freehold, freehold, and more freehold detached homes, with townhomes right there in the sidecar. Comparing the general February 2020 versus 2021 market statistics in Waterloo Region, detached and townhome properties appreciated in value by almost double the rate than our poor little condo market. So what? No one wants to live in a condo right? Everyone is working from home now correct? As Warren Buffet would say, be “fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.” With the price gap continually widening between freehold homes and condo units, history states that our condo friends are posed to make a roaring comeback. Why?

Affordability & First Time Homebuyers

As the freehold market slides out of grasp for more aspiring purchasers on a daily basis, expectations will become adjusted, and what is the next

step down the affordability ladder if detached homes and towns are out of reach? CONDOS! When you factor this in with once we are all vaccinated and grow a third arm, there is zero doubt you will start to see a shift back to the Live/Work/Play urban lifestyle that was so coveted by owners, renters and investors in KW for the last 5 years before covid19.

The cost of a 2x4

The construction and materials cost escalation we’ve seen over the last year has been astonishing. Why do you think several urban condo developers in KW didn’t come to market with new projects in 2020? One small, but terrifying word:

Risk

Developers have to go back to the drawing board, and reprice their construction cost matrix. If an urban condo project in KW was planning to sell in 2020 with an average sale price of $700 per square foot, I would bet all of my bitcoin (all .00000007163 coins) that $700/SF isn’t a real $/SF anymore. If you can buy a decent resale condo unit for $575/ SF down the street from a brand new building launching at $800/SF, that resale condo is starting to sound pretty appealing right about now!

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“THE DEGREE OF SERVICE IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SALES PEOPLE” $319,900 WESTMOUNT Spacious renovated 2 bdrm unit. Large L-shaped LR/DR room, modern kitchen with dishwasher, updated bath, new flooring, enclosed balcony, u-ground parking, storage locker. Close to Uptown Waterloo. MLS®

SOLD

$1,299,900 HISTORIC VILLAGE Located in Blair on a quiet laneway, surrounded by mature trees, sitting on 2.82 acres. Spacious and bright, overlooking beautiful gardens with waterfall feature, outdoor propane firepit and outdoor kitchen with Viking BBQ. MLS®

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$549,900 PIONEER PARK Fantastic backsplit on quiet street. Eat in kitchen with slider walkout and SS appls. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, large family room w/FP, finished basement, new roof. Great location close to school, parks, amenities and minutes to 401. MLS® $649,900 FOREST HEIGHTS Legal duplex. 3 bdrm main floor unit & 2 bdrm lower unit with w-out & sep garage entrance. 1,150 & 1,179 sqft. In suite laundry and parking for 3+ cars. Main floor $1,650/mth and LL $1,144/mth. Tenants also pay their own utilities. MLS®

$825,000 ART DECO INSPIRED Multi-generational living at it’s finest in Waterloo. Purpose-built raised bungalow with endless possibilities. 5 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 3 bathrooms. Incredible views. MLS®

$539,000 WESTVALE Freehold end unit townhouse in Waterloo! 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms and a large private yard. Updated laminate flooring, remodeled kitchen, quartz countertops and updated bathrooms. MLS®

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$899,900 OLD WESTMOUNT

Well cared for home. Family room/sunroom with plenty of sunlight overlooks in-ground pool. Large covered patio. Master bedroom with sitting area. Hardwood floors. Rec room. Deep lot. Great location! MLS®

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519.572.2692

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Broker

VanDongen

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Sales Representative

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$699,000 VICTORIA UNCOMMON! This 3 bedroom + 3 bathroom Victoria Common Townhome comes with an uncommonly great feature; a double car garage! Beautifully finished. Only 5 years old! Hardwood, quartz countertop, second storey deck & more! MLS®

$599,897 EXECUTIVE EAST GALT! Gorgeous 3 Bed and 3 Bath beauty is less than 5 years old. Carpet free rooms and hallways. Stainless steel appliances. Granite countertop. Spacious bedrooms. Single car Garage with Opener. Fenced Yard! MLS®

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$429,900 CIVIC CENTRE CUTIE! Big & bright! This 2 bedroom & 2 bathroom condo is spacious and right in the heart of Kitchener Civic Centre. Updated condo building with amenities. Across from Centre in the Square. MLS®

STANLEY PARK! Beautifully updated home offering a backyard oasis and backing onto Stanley Park Conservation Area. MLS®

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I am thrilled to be joining RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (II) Ltd. office in Waterloo! ⁣I have spent the past decade helping families across Waterloo Region find their dream homes and I know that making this shift to Re/Max Solid Gold will allow me to continue to support my clients and provide the best possible experiences for them. I’ve decided to bring my values to the forefront of my business. Besides my family and real estate, the most important thing to me is giving back to my community and I love that RE/MAX Solid Gold is extremely community-focused. I feel so blessed to have this opportunity to combine my passion for real estate and my passion for helping others. It’s truly the perfect match!⁣ If you want to learn more about how amazing Waterloo Region is or if you’re thinking of making a big change, give me a call. I’d love to help!”

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RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (II) Ltd., Brokerage 56

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$799,900 ONE OWNER EASTBRIDGE HOME! This well maintained 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is situated on a 75’ wide fenced lot! Room for the whole family from the carpet free main floor, to the upper level family room, to the finished basement with 2 separate staircases. Situated close to schools, transit and Conestoga Mall. MLS®

$549,900 FABULOUS FOREST HEIGHTS! Off to a good start with this 3-bedroom semi situated on a deep 150’ lot! Many updates include a fully remodeled kitchen, beautiful vinyl plank flooring on the main floor, newer 4-piece upper bath, windows and more! Great family oriented neighbourhood! MLS®

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$1,399,900 OUTSTANDING FAMILY HOME!

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