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May 2014

STAGING TIPS FOR COTTAGE PROPERTIES Curb appeal gets your potential Buyer in the door so treat the door to a fresh coat of paint and create an outdoor room with a rug, a chair or two and a few pots of animal resistant plants.  For some real glam hang a piece of inexpensive artwork right outside!You only have six seconds to impress your potential Buyer once they step through the door so make sure ...

April 2014

Strategies for Pricing a Property to Sell 1) Price it to be found in real estate searches.  If the value is approximately $465,000, set an asking price of $500,000, not $515,000 - don't miss a segment of Buyers. 2) Don't get 'creative' with your asking price.  An odd figure (i.e. $527,075) calls attention to itself.  Showcase the property and appeal to as wide an audience as ...

The Winter that wouldn't go away!

As one walks down the street you can see the sad faces and blank stare in everyone's eyes. We are all so sick of winter it has put us in a trance. Yet come the first sunny, melting day and everyone is all smiles again, saying hello to others as they pass and walking with a faster pace. It is amazing what an effect weather has on our nature!! Weather also has an effect on the Real Estate market. As ...

Spring market

As "Spring" is trying to make it's way to us, the "Real Estate" market tends to pick up with active buyer's and seller's. It is always a good idea to contact your agent to discuss the market activity, mortgage info, and your house value. They can get you going in the right direction for your next move as a seller, and a buyer. Rates are always changing, and values too in our local market. Your property ...

Another reason to buy a home!

The Bank of Montreal announced  this week it was offering a new 2.99 percent 5 year fixed mortgage rate.  BMO joins a number of other financial institutions offering below 3 percent rates hoping to attract new clients.  As always you should check with your money lender to confirm all the fine points of their mortgage offering and that it is the best move for you! 

We need a XXL sized Boobie Nights t-shirt for this guy!

Tickets are selling well for Boobie Nights!  June 7th under the Whitecap Pavilion. VIP passes are going fast and we only have a limited number so if your interested  act sooner rather than later!  

Springtime is the perfect time to be "hopping" into the housing market

Are you thinking of buying a new home this spring? Well you're not alone... Spring is a popular time to buy a new house  as the weather starts to warm up and the homes in Kenora are already selling very quickly, many within just days of being listed. So if you see a house that peaks your interest, please don't hesitate or some "bunny" else will likely scoop it up!  If you'd like to be set ...

Motivational Mondays

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. - Michael Jordan.

Spring '14

Baby martens are born in March and AprilMarch 9 - Daylight Saving Time beginsMarch 14 - Potato Chip DayWinnipeg Jets vs the New York Rangers @ 7:00pm @ MTS Centre.....GO JETS GO! March 17 - St. Patrick's DayMarch 20 - Vernal Equinox - The First Day of Spring brings increasing daylight and warming temperatures!March 21, 2012 - Temperatures in Petawawa, ON reached 28.8C, the highest ...

Kenora Ranks 105 out of 201 in Canada's Best Places to live for 2014

MoneySense's just released it's ninth annual report on the Best Places to live in Canada for 2014 and Kenora ranked 104 out of 201 cities in Canada, up 47 spots from last year.   Who says size matters? If you’re looking for the best place in Canada to live, perhaps it’s time to think small. Really small. It’s easy to think residing in a modest-sized town means giving up access to all ...