FROZEN IN TIME

The past few weeks have felt pretty surreal.  Self Isolation is a word we didn’t even know about in early 2020.  Now, here we are with mounting cabin fever and anxiety knowing that there’s probably another 30 days of this- at least. Someone told us that this is likely “an event of the century”, where

COVID-19 and Guelph’s real estate market. Where do buyers and sellers stand?

Within two weeks, the world has changed dramatically. We’re now in the face of massive closures and shutdowns, cancelled sports seasons, stock market declines and fistfights in the aisles of Costco over toilet paper. COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, has impacted everyone internationally in one way or another. But does the trickle-down of this global virus

Guelph is in the face of an extreme seller’s market: Here’s what you should know

Bidding wars. Buyers are frustrated. Sellers cashing in. These echo the sentiments of the Guelph real estate news headlines in 2017. So far in 2020, we’re almost on an identical path.  Sellers, you may want to keep reading. In January 2017, the months of inventory (MOI) was bouncing around the one-month level. This means, that at

FAKE REVIEWS- Purple Bricks in the local real estate market

A story published this week in Forbes reported that Purplebricks Canada offered employees paid days off for made up 5 Star Reviews on Facebook and Google.  In March of 2019, Purple Bricks, formerly known as Comfree, ran a contest within their brokerage to get friends and family members to write glowing reviews of the brokerage “whether

Student rental properties: Where to start and how to make a good investment

To many, the new year brings on resolutions and new habits.  But for investors, in particular investors of student rental properties, the new year brings new opportunity to create, build or expand their real estate portfolio. The student lease cycle typically runs from May 1 to April 30, so many investors begin their search early

2020 VISION | Issue 186 Guelph Weekly Sales Report

Guelph bucked the national trend in 2019.  Prices and sales across the country were expected to show modest gains and recovery over 2018, and while that was true for the country as a whole, Guelph exceeded expectations and continues to lead most markets in terms of sales and price growth.  Last year we indicated that

Quick links for first time home buyers in Guelph

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY HOME GROUP REALTY on Nov 28, 2019 Buying your first home is a daunting experience – with so much out there, where do you even start your research? We’ve compiled some of the best resources and apps to get you started. Your Guelph Realtor should be able to help you navigate through the