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  • Kitchener Waterloo Association of REALTORS® provides $10,413 in support to the House of Friendship

    Kitchener-Waterloo – As the third wave of the pandemic continues to put pressure on the province’s already stretched shelter system, the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) is supporting the House of Friendship by providing $10,413 in funding to assist with service continuity. This funding is......

  • Calls to End Real Estate ‘Blind-Bidding’ are Missing the Point

    This op-ed by KWAR’s president Nicole Pohl appeared in Hamilton Spectator and The Waterloo Region Record on May 20, 2021 There is a growing narrative claiming the practice of “blind bidding” has played a role in driving up home prices and that prices would decrease......

  • Why Join KWAR Campaign

    The #WhyJoinKWAR project grew out of a Board of Directors discussion that posed the simple question “why should any REALTOR® join KWAR?”   With 21 real estate boards and associations (more than half of all boards in Ontario) now sharing a single MLS® System the......

  • AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS NEEDED, NOW MORE THAN EVER

    Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® holds affordable housing forum with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation   With the average sale price of homes increasing each month across most of Ontario, it is getting more difficult for Ontarians to purchase a home. Now more than ever we......

  • Protect Yourself from Online Scams

    The internet is rife with scams and scammers.   One popular scam involves scraping listing and image data from genuine real estate websites and posting them on places like Craigslist and Kijiji where the scammer will offer it for rent or sale and try to......

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