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Just Steps From Bus Routes, Shopping and Churches ! - 05/23/08 10:34 AM
Retiring? Downsizing? This 2 bedroom, condo is perfect for you! Featuring an eat-in kitchen with oak cupboards and ceramic floor. Fridge, stove, dishwasher and microwave included. Cozy living room has a gas fireplace and sliding doors leading to a balcony. 2 large bedrooms and 1-4pc. bath. Lots of closet and storage space. Central air for your comfort. Just steps away from bus route. A fresh coat of paint and you're ready to move in! BBQ and satellite dishes are allowed! All this for just $89,900 ! For more detailed info call my talking ad at: 519-966-7930 ext. 1194 (0 comments)
Are we in too much of a hurry? - 05/20/08 11:43 PM
This morning, while on my way to an appointment, a woman who was obviously in a hurry, and not paying attention, crashed her car into the back end of mine while I was waiting for the traffic light to change. You could say that I got my morning joltbefore I even had a chance to get my coffee !!! By the time that it took me tounfasten my seatbelt and get out of the car, she was already out of hers and declared triumphantly that there was no damage. I looked quickly, saw a very small scratch, not big by any (14 comments)
TIM HORTON'S COFFEE TASTES BETTER WHEN YOU AREN'T IN A HURRY THERE'S NO NEED TO DRESS UP I CAN VISIT MY DAUGHTERS AND THEY WILL COOK ME DINNER FOR A CHANGE :) I CAN READ SOMETHING THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH REAL ESTATE !!! EVERYTHING SEEMS TO MOVE IN SLOW MOTION CSI MIAMI -- 24/7 I CAN GO FOR A LONG BIKE RIDE IT'S TIME TO GET THE POOL OPEN !!! RIGHT JENNY? (MY SISTER LOVES MY COMPANY) I CAN STAY UP VERY, VERY LATE PLAYING AROUND ON ACTIVE RAIN AND SLEEP UNTIL I WANT TOMORROW MORNING !!! (4 comments)
451 Grand Marais West Suite 309 - 05/18/08 07:43 PM
451 Grand Marais West Suite 309 Tastefully decorated 2 bedroom condo in South Windsor. Lots of cupboards in this spacious kitchen with beautiful oak cupboards. Master bedroom with full ensuite bath and walk in closet and storage space. Full balcony off of livingroom. In unit laundry for your convenience. All appliances, fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer stay with the unit. $129,900 Listen to our Talking Ad @ 519-966-7930 EXT 1190 (1 comments)
What do you expect from your Real Estate Salesperson? - 05/17/08 08:07 PM
What do you expect from your Real Estate Salesperson? When you list your home for sale, what do you expect from a Real Estate Salesperson? I know you expect your home to appear on MLS, I know you expect an Open House, but do you expect to be kept up to date on enquiries made to the Salesperson, do you expect to be able to reach your Salesperson when you need him/her? When you list your home for sale with me, I ensure that: your lawn sign is secured and properly maintained your home is properly and sufficiently photographed your home is advertised in (0 comments)
Survey Lists City of Windsor, Ontario Among the Best Places to Live !!! - 05/15/08 12:28 PM
In today's Windsor Star article, written by Dalton Chen, it is reported that Money Sense magazine considers the City of Windsor the 21st best place to live out of 154 surveyed communities !!! The city was ranked on the weather, air quality, housing, income, unemployment, crime and it's amenities. Windsor's best score was in the time it takes to save up enough money to make a down payment on a house and our terrific weather. Multiple sources including Stats Can, Environment Canada, Canadian Medical Association were used to compile the data which was then used to create the annual list. Ottawa (1 comments)
For Sale By Owner VS. For Sale By Real Estate Professional - 05/13/08 03:05 PM
The most important reason why a home owner would sell their house privately is to save the commission. According to NAR (National Association of Realtors), 51% of those who were surveyed did not want to pay a commission fee. In 2006, it was reported that 12% of sellers chose to sell their house without the assistance of a Realtor. In choosing this option, the home owners also chose to: have no access to MLS advertising have no access to the additional 100's or 1,000's of local Realtors who will assist in the sale of their house at no additional cost try to (8 comments)
Businesses and industries who must report to FINTRAC (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada) are required, as of June 23, 2008, to "know their clients" and asking for I.D. is one way to do that. The Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) requires financial institutions and others covered by the legislation to identify customers who conduct financial transactions. The Act also requires them to keep records and identify their clients. Clients are required to provide valid identification such as a birth certificate, a driver's license, or similar type document. There are other requirements that might prompt (2 comments)
Renting vs. Home Ownership - 05/01/08 10:28 PM
Most renters don't stop to think just how much they are losing by not turning their rent dollars into a mortgage payment. They believe that, because in many cases their utilities are included in their rent payment, that they are further ahead than a home owner who must pay these as well as property taxes and home maintenance costs. So let's do some quick calculations and take for example a monthly rent payment of $800. After 10 years you will have paid $96,000 with no return on your money. Real estate may appreciate over time but rental payments do not. If you took the (3 comments)
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