Blackberry and What it Means for Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate – Re/max Twin City

I have been getting alot of questions on how the state of Blackberry is going to affect the local Real Estate Market here in Kitchener Waterloo. Have a look at the video to hear my thoughts on what the future holds..


Mortgage Pre-Approvals vs Mortgage Approval and why they are different – Kitchener Waterloo condos for sale

Thinking of buying a home?  A great first step is to talk to the bank or a mortgage broker to find out how much you can afford. Keep in mind though that getting pre-approved is very different then getting actually approved.  Have a look at this video where I explain the differences.

Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate Market Update for 2013 – Remax Realtor Kevin Baker

I listened to Craig Alexander, Chief Economist for TD Bank speak yesterday on where he see’s the Real Estate market going for 2013. Have a look at the video to hear my thoughts on what he had to say.

Hiring a Realtor to Sell Your Condo – Kitchener Waterloo Remax Twin City Realty

With availability of information, mobile phones and websites it is even more important to hire a Realtor based on what they can do for you to get the home sold quickly, efficiently and for the most amount of money. Have a look at this video to hear my thoughts on what you should be looking for when interviewing your Realtor.

When is the Best Time To Sell My Condo? – Kitchener Waterloo Condos and lofts for sale

One of the questions I get asked a lot is….”is now a good time to sell my condo?  With Christmas and winter just around the corner the answer might be different than you think. Have a look at the video to hear my thoughts.

Mortgage Plus Improvements and how it works – Kitchener Waterloo Condo and loft

If you are in the market for a new condo and are having trouble finding something that suits or have found something but it needs a bit of work and you may not have the extra money out-of-pocket, then you can get a mortgage plus improvements type product to help make that home a possibility. Have  a look at the video to hear how the product works.

Commission Free May Not Always Be the Best Option. – Kitchener Waterloo Private Sale

If you have been thinking about Selling your condo and loft on your own here is a great video of one families experience with the process and how eventually they have to hire a Realtor to get the house Sold.

Assessment Value vs Market Value – Kitchener Waterloo Condos and Lofts for sale

The new assessment numbers are coming out in the Kitchener Waterloo Region and I am getting asked is that what my condo is really worth? Have a listen to the video to hear my thoughts on the differences.

How Long Will It Take My House to Sell? – Kitchener Waterloo Condos and Lofts for sale

How long will it take my condo to sell? I get that question a lot from people thinking about putting up their unit on the market. Have a look at the video to hear my thoughts as to how long and to why.

Pricing Your Condo Effectively in Today’s Market – Kevin Baker Remax Twin city

Coming into a fall market it is more important than ever to price your home properly get maximum dollar and so that it doesn’t become stale in the buying public eyes. Have a listen to hear my thougths as to some things to look for when setting a price for you next home sale

New Mortgage Rules and how they are going to affect you – Kitchener Waterloo condo and lofts for sale

Last week the government mortgage rule changes came into effect. There were 2 major changes that are going to effect people and the amount that they will be able to borrow. Have a listen to the video to hear my thoughts.

New Construction vs Condo Conversion vs Resale – Buying a Condo in Kitchener Waterloo

If you are thinking of buying a condo there are 3 types to choose from. Here I talk about the differences between new construction condo’s vs condo conversions and the resale condo market.

Selling Your Condo Privately or Exclusive vs the Multiple Lisiting Service (MLS) – Kevin Baker

I shot this video over a year ago and i think its does a good job of explaining the differences between listing “exclusively” or “Privately” vs the MLS system. Have a look to hear my thoughts on my experience with both.

Assessed Value, Appraised Value and Market Value… What do they all mean? Kitchener Condos and lofts for sale

The value of your home greatly depends on who is looking at it. Ultimately the value you want to know is what a buyer is willing to pay for it but there are several different values put on it depending on the reason. Have a look at the video I shot and see what it all means.

Know Your Closing Costs and Plan Accordingly – Kitchener Waterloo Condos and Lofts for sale

Closing Day is fast approaching and one of the most important things is to make sure you have planned for all the closing costs that come up when you are buying or selling a Condo. Have a look at the video I did to learn why this is a very important step in the process.

Be Sure You Understand the Closing Paperwork Before Signing – Kitchener Waterloo Condos for Sale

When buying that new Condo and you are meeting with the lawyer to get all the final paperwork signed please be sure you understand what you are signing and if you don’t, take the time to get your lawyer to explain it too you. Click on the video link to hear more.

Doing a Final Inspection and Why it’s so Important – Kitchener Waterloo Condos for sale

So Closing day is only days away, the packing is still going on, you have boxes filling every room in the house. Your agent calls and asks if you would like to do a final walk through of the home. Even though you are crazy busy it is still a necessary and important part of the process. Have a look at the video to why…

Home Inspections are Important Even on Condo’s – Kitchener Waterloo Condos for sale

Please make sure that when you are doing your offer to purchase with your Realtor that you include a clause that allows you the right to do a home inspection, even on a condo . Have a look at the video to hear why this is in important part of any offer.


Market Predictions for Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate – Homes and Condos for sale

Hey Everyone, I attended a CMCH housing forecast last week and then on Tuesday of this week I listened to Craig Alexander, Sr. V.P. and Chief Economist for TD Bank give his predictions on where the housing market is going for 2012. Have a listen and hear my brief synopsis on the info I gathered.

Buying a Condo To Fit Your Needs Now and in the Future – Kitchener Waterloo Real estate condos

Offer Price and Fair Market Value – Kitchener Waterloo Condos for Sale

So you have found the right condo…. now its offer time, but what price to offer. Here is where a Realtor can help. Knowing what fair market value of a home is extremely important in determining what to offer on the condo of your dreams. You don’t want to overpay for something based on emotion. Watch the video to hear my thoughts on why this is an important consideration in your next home purchase

Do Your Due Diligence when looking for your next Condo or Loft – Kitchener Waterloo Condo for sale

The buying process can be a confusion one at the best of times and its easy to forget things with all the stress of looking, doing offers etc. Make sure you make a list of wants, needs and the important things you are looking for in a new home. Have a look at the video to hear my thougths on some of the important ones.

Mortgage Pre Approvals.. why they are a good idea! – Kitchener Waterloo Condos for sale

Before you start your home buying search a great first step is to get a mortgage preapproval from your bank or mortgage broker. There are a few key reasons as to why. Have a look at this video to hear some helpful advice.

Inspectors, Lawyers, Mortgage Brokers and Realtors. Putting together the right group – Waterloo Homes for sale

Part 2 in my series on what buyers should be aware of  when looking for a new place. Make sure you put together a great group of professionals to help you with the process. Have a look at the video to hear my thoughts….