Should I Buy a House in the Winter?
I had a buyer say to me, “I would never buy a house in the winter.” Actually, the winter months can be a great time to buy a house! Here are some reasons why.
Why on Earth is My Home Not Selling?
Maybe I Hired the Wrong Realtor? Have you ever heard that before? Maybe you have said that before, or are saying that now!! Well, let me ask you a question. If you list your car for sale, in the newspaper or online, is it the newspaper’s fault if it does not sell?...
An Honest Realtor . . . That’s an Oxymoron, right?
Are Realtors All Dishonest? I was doing some reading online today, about what some folks thought Realtors do for buyers, specifically. One commenter said, “Realtors do nothing except collect a pay cheque”. I sure do wish this person was correct. I mean who doesn’t...
Considering a Rural Property?
Looking to Purchase Rural Property Are you searching for rural property? If you'd like vacant land to built on, or just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, there's lots to think about. Restrictions can come into play from the township, the...
How Are Your Realtor’s Listening Skills?
Is Your Realtor Listening to You? It was brought to my attention recently that one of the most important things to a consumer is their realtor's listening skills. And as a consumer myself, I very much agree with the lovely person that mentioned it. Like all...
Crazy Spring and Summer Market
Do You Watch the Real Estate market? Many people are interested in the local Real Estate market. Usually, when I talk to people, real estate comes into the conversation. If the home next door to you comes on the market, are you curious about the list price? And if the...
Saving for a Down Payment to Purchase Your Home?
Wouldn't we all like to Save Money??? My wife came across this article in Canadian Living and I thought I'd share. We've got the hang of some of these tips but have a long way to go. Grocery prices are outrageous! The author says our grocery costs are second only to...
Early Spring Means Check Your Sump Pump
Wiarton Willie Says "Early Spring" Wiarton Willie says we are having an early spring this year. Well, I say that you need to have winter before have spring and we haven’t had winter yet. If you know me at all, you know my family and I love winter. So, now that spring...
Carbon Monoxide in Your Home: What You Don’t See or Smell Can Kill You!
Since carbon monoxide, doesn’t have an odour itself, people can become ill without knowing it’s there.
Do You Dream of Building a Home?
Would you rather build a home than buy one? Have you been thinking about the design? May you’ve already drawn up plans. The Creemore, Stayner, Collingwood, and Wasaga Beach areas are perfect for building the home of your dreams.
Designations to Help Me, Help You With Real Estate
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!! Would you like to buy or sell real estate in Stayner, Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, or the surrounding areas? I'm always learning more to better meet your needs. My goal is to provide you with the very best service that I can. You want...
Here’s Your Fall Maintenance Honey-Do List
In the fall, a little home maintenance is essential, to keep your home healthy through the winter.
How to Reduce Your Home’s Energy Use
These are just a few simple ideas to reduce your home’s energy use. If you want to go further, you could get a Natural Resources Canada Home Audit done. They’ll recommend renovations you can do to greatly improve your energy consumption.
Long Weekend Traffic Got You at a Stand-Still?
With new properties being built all the time, and gorgeous older homes available too, we can find the home that’s right for you. Whether you ski or golf at Blue Mountain, hike the Bruce Trail or swim at Wasaga Beach, living in this area, full-time, gives you the opportunity to play, anytime!
How to Keep Your Home Cool and Dry in the Summer Months
Keep Your Home Cool and Dry, This Summer Well, get ready for it. Here it comes. The humidity, and the heat. After the past few days, this could be an indication that we are headed into a hot humid spring and summer. Regardless, of whether we are or not, we should be...
Making Money from Your Home – Shared from Barry Lebow
Joseph shares Barry Lebow’s article, “Making Money from Your Home”. Barry is president and founder of the Senior Housing Council.
Wiarton Willie Predicts An Early Spring
Thinking you might sell your home, now that spring is on its way? I can help you getting your property ready to list.
Ark Building in 2003
A little real estate and building joke to brighten your day.
Should You Buy a Home or Rent a Home?
Buy or Rent? Good question. Well, one way to quickly determine your answer is to ask whether you have least 5% down payment and closing costs for a house? If not, renting is a good option. It may beat living with mom and dad for the rest of your life! Even if you love...
To Rent Your Home or Not to Rent Your Home, that is the Question
The income from renting your home each month, is nice. If you have a mortgage on the property, the tenant will help you pay it down. Also, it isn’t a great idea to leave your property vacant if you won’t be living there, so tenants can keep your home free from theft and vandalism.
Family Driving Tour of Wasaga Beach
Here’s a short tour of Wasaga Beach.
Joe’s Recommended Fall Colours Drive
Check out this Fall Colours Driving Tour. It is a Must!
Do You Need to Purchase Title Insurance?
Title insurance protects you and your mortgage lender in the event that a problem occurs with the title at any point during your ownership. It can be a problem that just didn’t show up in the title examination, something the examiner missed, or because of an error in the public records. Title insurance will cover the cost of untangling this legal problem.