Vertical Communities aren’t just for Toronto — Niagara Needs them, too

Last week, the City of Toronto released new guidelines for building vertical communities, based on the findings of a year-long study looking at how families live in the city’s constantly growing [...]

Matterport Keeps Getting Better: Multimedia Mattertag Posts

With the way real estate is going in Niagara right now, if you are selling your home, you need an edge. Houses are selling the minute they hit the market for top dollar, and many out-of-town [...]

City of St. Catharines Proposes Significant Changes to Infill Development Standards

The City Of St. Catharines is looking at updating its infill development bylaws and has set out a series of new proposals that is now under review by city council. Being a city that is surrounded [...]

Karl’s Top Five: Some Favourite Local Home Decor Shops

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a million times, I love this region – including its locally owned businesses, and I’m an advocate for supporting those local businesses. Once you’ve [...]

Remember when I said Real Estate Value is Better in Niagara?

It’s no secret I love the Niagara region, and that I think it’s the best place to find your home in Ontario. I’ve done a blog series before about why the Niagara region beats Toronto. With the [...]

Are Virtual Real Estate Tours the Way to Sell your Home?

I’ve talked before about how I use VR when I show houses. Some people wonder, though, why I use Matterport VR and what the difference is between what I do and what others do. There are 3 main [...]

Is a Rental Home for Brock and Niagara College Students Worth the Investment?

It’s no secret that a large portion of the Niagara Region population during the months of September to April are university and college students. Brock University has over 18,000 students [...]

Karl’s Top Five Family Friendly Neighbourhoods in St. Catharines

I’m a family man — you know that about me. And being family man and a Realtor means that I work with a lot of home buyers and sellers who have families or are thinking of starting a family soon, [...]

Welcome Grant Kay to the CallKarl Team!

Today I’m introducing you the new set of capable hands that your Niagara real estate will rest in here at the UPHouse… Grant Kay is joining the CallKarl Team! Grant has racked up over 30 years of [...]

Should I Wait Until Spring to List My Home in Niagara?

Some homeowners think that the colder months of the year are the worst months to list your home. I get it, there’s snow, there’s ice, no one wants to be outside, let alone move from one place to [...]