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Another Good Reason to Move to Waterloo Region. Grade A for Family Friendliness

Another Good Reason to Move to Waterloo Region. Grade A for Family Friendliness By Warren McNeil,

If there weren’t already enough reasons to relocate to the Waterloo Region, more reasons keep popping up! Waterloo region and Guelph received an “A” for family friendliness.

There were five factors that the family friendliness grade was based on: community feel, education choice, cost of living, economic strength and family independence.

“The region received “A”s for charitable giving, a low homicide rate, low commute times, high family income and population growth; also low government transfers and a high level of family independence.”

All was not perfect though. The region needs to improve in areas of greenspace, the number of long-term residents and high monthly mortgage payments.

The region also scored an “A” in average family income.

I always knew that Waterloo Region was a grade A community. Now its official!!! ūüôā Now all we have to do is shoot for straight “A’s” and “A+’s..

For more information about this report see,

http://www.imfcanada.org/article_files/JUNE_2010_FINAL.pdf

http://news.therecord.com/News/Local/article/731545


Check out this video I did a little while ago

Filed under: Waterloo Region — Tags: , , , , — wmcneil | Posted: June 19, 2010 @ 9:23 pm
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Buying a Townhouse Style Condo in Kitchener-Waterloo

Townhouse style condominium in KitchenerBy Warren McNeil,

Over the past couple of weeks we have been helping a few clients buy condos. I have showed quite a few different types of condos. Townhouses, apartment style and lofts. There are lots of options out there right not. But today I want to talk a little about Kitchener-Waterloo townhouses.

Townhouse style condos offer great value because they often have a¬†lower cost¬†per square foot then some of the apartment style offerings. The monthly fee is often lower as well. With townhouse style condos, you sometimes get a little patio area and possibly a deck. This is ideal if you want to host a bbq or you like to have a little area to let out your pets. Keep in mind that some condos won’t allow pets so you will need to look at the rules and regulations.

Townhouses sometimes offer more parking options. The unit¬†might have¬†it’s own¬†garage and driveway.

Depending on the unit, you might have maintenance included in the condo fee which means you will never have to worry about replacing a roof or pay for any exterior maintenance. You are still responsible to pay for any maintenance within your unit. So if you need a new furnace you will need to pay for that yourself.

There are currently 24 non-freehold condominiums for sale in Kitchener-Waterloo ranging in price 134,900 Р350,000. 3 of these townhouses are less then 5 years old.


Thanks for reading!

Warren & Melanie McNeil | Sales Representatives, Team McNeil
RE/MAX Twin City Realty, Brokerage ( 519.579.4110 | 519-498-8118