The Canadian real estate market is in the midst of a busy year. For first time buyers, the biggest challenge is often how to come up with the down payment. While it's possible to buy a home with as little as 5% down, the ideal recommendation is to put at least 20% of the purchase price toward the down payment. How can you come up with these funds?
When helping client's solidify ...
Posted by The Jamie Dann Team
on June 1, 2012
Barrie Real Estate is at a prime. We are in what you would call a “Sellers Market”. This means, any of you out there thinking of selling…Carpe diem! (Latin for “seize the day”)
Curb appeal can go a long way, but it’s all about the things you don’t see when protecting your investment.
For most of us our home will be the largest investment we make in a lifetime. ...
Posted by Caroline Doherty
on May 31, 2012
Here is an article from Simone Frank from New Leaf Decor. She is a Certified Staging professional.
As a Home Stager in Barrie Ontario, I have seen my fair share of homes with dated decor. In all fairness, some people are in love with their flowered wallpaper borders and folk art. In many cases, clients have confessed that they are just stuck in a rut, can’t afford home makeovers, or just ...
Posted by Dave Thomson
on May 28, 2012
It's that time!! We are experiencing that mini heat wave. This is a good thing for those of us who have experienced that Vitamin D defficiency thing. This is the time to get out for a walk and soak up some rays but we need to make sure that we are well hydrated. Take a bottle of water with you when you go out. Don't forget your sunscreen and enjoy the sun while we have ...
Posted by Heather O'Flynn
on May 28, 2012
A recent Toronto Star story exposed a problem tenant who was successful in abusing the Ontario landlord and tenant process to avoid paying rent. It can take landlords up to nine months to evict these types of ‘professional’ tenants.
However, it would be wrong to paint all tenants with the same brush. Over 95 per cent of Ontario tenants pay their rent on time and take care of ...
Posted by Luc Bouillon
on May 22, 2012
Wow! Be careful of what you sell or buy at garage sales!
Posted by James Shiells
on May 17, 2012
Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Serves: 4
8oz. (250g) Penne pasta
2 Cloves garlic minced
1 lb. (500g) Asparagus, trimmed
2 cups (500ml) Cubed, grilled chicken
1 large Portobello mushroom, cut in thin slices
2 tsps (25ml) Each, olive oil and red wine vinegar
Posted by Lazlo Vavrovics
on May 10, 2012
We are the only real estate company that can offer Air Miles Reward Miles to our clients for both the purchase and sale of their home. For each $1,000.00 of purchase or sale price you are entitled to receive two Air Miles Reward Miles. So let's say your home sells for $300,000 that means I would give you 600 Air Miles Reward Miles. Make sure you ask me about it when we meet! ...
Posted by Michael Cozzupoli
on May 10, 2012
Courtesy of RECO's "For the RECOrd" magazine
RECO investigators are all too familiar with mortgage fraud and the turmoil it causes for the victims who are left fighting to get their homes back. Unfortunately, in most cases, RECO only becomes aware of the mortgage fraud after the fact when a homeowner realizes they have been victimized. But on one recent afternoon, a tip from a brokerage ...
Posted by Laura Keller
on May 7, 2012