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Royal Lepage Recreational Property Report 2014

The Royal LePage Recreational Property Report provides an overview of trends, prices and activity in recreational property and cottage markets across Canada. For further details on your local recreational market, view the full report:

Mortgage rates creeping up

We knew it couldn't last forever. If you're thinking about buying or refinancing, you certainly want to get the best rate, so start shopping now before another rate increase. 

Why buyers need to be aware of bank appraisal policies BEFORE they waive their finance condition!

I have said it many times - unless you have the full purchase price of your new home sitting in your chequing account, DO NOT WAIVE your finance condition until the bank has done ALL their due diligence and you have final approval, including their appraisal of your new property, in writing!

Real estate - by the numbers

There is more than just location, features, and amenities influencing buyers. Find out how the numbers associated with your current property (or your next purchase) can effect your bottom line.

7 Reasons your home may not be selling

Some of the common mistakes people make when putting their home up for sale.

Grey County Home Ownership Program

This is a great program that assists with the downpayment toward the purchase of a home for qualified buyers in Grey County.

Find out more and take advantage or tell a friend.

I have clients who have successfully navigated this process and now own their own home for the first time.

Inquire today before the money runs out!

Dufferin County Home Ownership Program

Just like the Grey County program, with different qualification amounts, these programs are only offered until the funding runs out, so let me know if you want more detail or assistance in navigating the process and you too could be a home owner soon!

Canada's Housing Market Begins the Year with Slightly Positive Price Trends

Unprecedented combination of low interest rates, flattening house prices and strengthening economy provide support to Canada’s housing market

TORONTO, April 4, 2013 –The Royal LePage House Price Survey released today showed that house prices remained relatively flat in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2012, recording that the average price of a home in Canada increased between 1.2 per cent and 2.4 per cent. An unprecedented combination of flat or in some regions decreasing house prices, inexpensive mortgages and the confidence brought on by an improving economy has resulted in a unique residential real estate environment.

Bob Aaron warns against signing a Seller Property Information Statement

Here is a recent article which appeared in the Toronto Star by Real Estate lawyer Bob Aaron on why property sellers should NOT sign an SPIS.

SRES® - Senior Real Estate Specialist

My latest designation as a Senior Real Estate Specialist.


Learn how special clients require special services,
and how my special training ensures special care.


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Royal Lepage House Price Survey January 8, 2013

Brief, Mild Correction Forecast for Canada's Housing Market in First Half of 2013, According to Royal LePage

Click here for full report
http://www.royallepage.ca/en/media/130108-house-price-survey-q4-2012-market-survey-forecast-real-estate-market-update.aspx?toolstips=1052&relatedcontent=1074

Bank of Canada

For latest updates on lending rates visit the Bank of Canada site

Toronto Real Estate Board News

For Toronto and area real estate market news, visit the Toronto Real Estate Board website.


 

Royal Lepage RCR Market statistics blog

RAGBOS

Realtors Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound provides market statistics and other useful consumer information about Realtor services

Market Watch - The Mercer report 2012

Here is a great video on current market conditions across the Toronto Real Estate Board. For more TREB info, visit the website.

Newspapers

Owen Sound Sun Times
Orangeville Citizen
Orangeville Banner

Toronto Star
National Post
The Globe and Mail

Choosing the right Realtor - article Feb 5, 2013

Your choice of Realtor can make all the difference.

I have often encouraged clients NOT to buy property. Why? Because my duty is to advise clients in THEIR BEST INTEREST. If you don't have a Realtor representing your best interest exclusively, call me to learn more. 

Most people are unaware of the pitfalls to avoid until it's too late. Protect yourself with a professional.

Why use a Realtor to buy property

There's more to this topic but this article covers most of it pretty well.

Historic home ownership - a fascinating quick read!


The right home for who?

Finding the right property often takes more than 3 viewings but being prepared and realistic also helps.