Buying

WHY DOES REALTOR.CA SHOW THE SAME LISTING TWICE?

https://youtu.be/77BkM_Xo5EkUnlocking Maximum Exposure for Your Listing: Why Realtors Expand Their ReachHave you ever scrolled through Realtor.ca and stumbled upon two identical listings, wondering why they're duplicated? Let's delve into why this isn't just a glitch or oversight, but actually a crucial indicator of a fantastic Realtor. We'll explore why it's a crucial step for Sellers to broaden their...

NAVIGATING HST REBATES IN REAL ESTATE

https://youtube.com/shorts/rYQ6CuGdVbMAre you a new homebuyer or an investor pondering the HST rebate in Canada?Understanding the ins and outs of the process is crucial to maximize your benefits and avoid unexpected financial hiccups. In this blog post, I'll break down the key points you need to know about the HST rebate, whether you're planning to make your new home your principal residence or looking to...

Can a Buyer get out of an Accepted Offer?

https://youtube.com/shorts/L_kYymmmOSE?si=C-iP8-LzfFCJBmbRYou've eagerly signed on the dotted line, but suddenly find yourself having second thoughts. The burning question on your mind: "Can a buyer change their mind and back out of an accepted offer?" Buckle up, because the answer is more nuanced than you might expect. Today, we're diving into the intricacies of home offers and the power of...

What is TRESA and how is it changing the Real Estate Industry?

https://youtube.com/shorts/TYI8ym8w_ro?si=Yatc1rSUIkNMfdjwRemember the intense bidding wars of the 2022 real estate market, where buyers were engaged in fierce competition, often exceeding asking prices by substantial amounts? The limited information provided by Sellers Agents, specifically only the number of competing offers, left buyers in the dark about their standing in the bidding process. Fast...

CAN BUYERS REQUEST THE SELLER MAKE REPAIRS TO THE HOME?

https://youtube.com/shorts/j3DwVF3F4CY?feature=shareHello, my fabulous readers! Today, let's dive into a question that buyers often ask once we finish up the Home Inspection:"Can Buyers Request the Seller Make Repairs Before Closing on the Property?" Sometimes a Buyer feels lucky to have a Conditional Offer in hand and doesn't want to "rock the boat" by requesting repairs - or sometimes, Buyers feel like...

WHAT DOES “OFF-MARKET” REALLY MEAN?

https://youtube.com/shorts/l3zIno4Ehf8?si=VfDtyUPqfAaFGz-zRemember Mark Twain's famous quote? "Buy land, they're not making more of it!"Well that rings especially true for waterfront property.  I recently had the pleasure of assisting a pair of eager buyer clients in securing their dream property.  And we had to search off-market to find it! For those unfamiliar with the real estate world, the term...

Rent in Southern Georgian Bay

If you're looking for an annual rental, then you know how competitive the market can be - especially in the Blue Mountain area where a lot of rentals are Seasonal, rather than annual. But, with a little preparation and negotiation, you can set yourself up for success when you do find that rental gem. Today, I want to share some tips on how to make your rental application stand out and how to negotiate a...

Southern Georgian Bay Local Holiday Shopping Guide

When it comes to local favourites in and around my hometown, I love to share my favourite restaurants, shops and cafes.  I’m going to share with you a few of my favourite local holiday shops in the Southern Georgian Bay area.  It’s estimated that for every $100 spent at a local business, $68 remains local so when you support local businesses your money recirculates in your community, creating a...

Buying & Living in Collingwood

The secret is out on Collingwood, and I’m here to give you a little insight on why Collingwood made the top 10 list of Canada's fastest-growing smaller urban centres, according to Statistics Canada latest census. The Secret Is OUT! Collingwood is the gateway for Toronto visitors to access Blue Mountain Ski Resort and Private Ski Clubs.  The ski hills, as well as the Grain Terminals are...

Meaford Harbour

Buying & Selling in Meaford

So! You’re thinking of buying and living in Meaford, Ontario.  I’m going to give you a little introduction to this amazing small town on the coast of Georgian Bay and tell you why it might be the perfect place for you and your family… or why it might not be for you.LET'S TALK ABOUT MEAFORD!Located on the shore of Georgian Bay at the mouth of Big Head River, Meaford is the quintessential, classic red...

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