Guelph home sales drop 70% as the real estate machine comes to a grinding halt

Now with just over five weeks of social isolation, many of us are forming new habits. Maybe spending more time on video chats, discovering a new TV show or accepting a new hairstyle.  Regardless of what you’re doing, it’s likely a big change from the normal day-to-day. The current state of things Our front-line workers are

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

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

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