Real Estate FAQ

How to Prepare to Buy in a Sellers Market

Posted on Mar 12, 2018 in Real Estate FAQ

Real Estate markets have been crazy in 2017 and early 2018 has shown that it is still clearly a SELLERS market in most of Ontario, and definitely here in Muskoka.  Here's a few tips to be ready for your purchase if you are a BUYER this year.

  • WATCH THE MARKET ---this may seem obvious to you who already have bookmarked in your browser, but i...

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Should I use a Buyer agent?

Posted on Nov 14, 2016 in Real Estate FAQ

CBC Marketplace recently aired a program on TV showing hidden camera footage of real estate professionals in Ontario breaking the rules while representing their seller clients to potential buyers. Representing both the Seller and Buyer in a real estate transaction is called Multiple Representation, or 'double ending' a deal. This practice is common...

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Can I look at other offers while I've accepted a condtional offer?

Posted on Sep 18, 2016 in Real Estate FAQ

I have just accepted a conditional offer on my house. Can I still look at other offers?When you decide to sell your home, you can look at as many offers as you want.Even if you accept a conditional offer, you can look at others because the conditional offer is not final and binding on you and the buyer until a...

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Time to Sell? Late Summer & Fall 2016

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 in Real Estate FAQ

Everyone has heard that the Ontario Real Estate Market is hot! hot! hot!
In Muskoka, if you have a 2-3 bedroom home, in decent shape between $200,000 - $300,000 it is a fantastic time to sell!
This price range includes people buying their first house, and people down-sizing into retirement. Give me a call or email to find out what your place is worth...

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Three Season Cottages and Winterized Buildings

Posted on Jul 15, 2016 in Real Estate FAQ

In Muskoka and Ontario's cottage-country there are many properties for sale that are advertised as "three season" ,"4 season", or "year-round" homes / cottages. Buyers need to beware when purchasing a cottage or home because buildings are sometimes misrepresented or misunderstood using these terms.

Year-round dwellings are built with the same minimu...

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Getting a mortgage is not always as easy as you think!  Pre Approval vs Approval

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 in Real Estate FAQ

Many people, especially first-time buyers and self-employed individuals know that getting a mortgage isn't always simple, and is out of reach for some. It is very important to make sure you understand that BEFORE you are making an offer on a property you've fallen in love with. Many deals dissolve due to a lack of time taken to properly explore you...

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