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Want Something to do on Canada Day in London and Area? - 06/30/10 11:40 AM
On Canada Day, July 1, do you have plans? There is a lot going on and if you are into fireworks, here are 10 locations. Arglye Arena, London, dusk White Oaks Park, London, 10:00PM Belmont Community Centre, Belmont, dusk Delaware Community Centre, Delaware, dusk East Elgin Community Complex, Aylmer, dusk Gemini Sportsplex, Strathroy, dusk Ken Vernon Park, North Middlesex, dusk Main Beach, Grand Bend, 10:00PM Port Stanley Beach, 10:15 PM Riverside Park, Wingham, dusk So there you go, take a drive or stay in London, lots to do and don't forget our many parks, splash pads and great dining! (6 comments)
Income Producing Duplex Open House July 3 in London Ontario - 06/30/10 10:48 AM
On Saturday, July 3 from noon to 2:00PM I and the owner will be doing an open house at 67 Wyatt Street in London Ontario. This up and down duplex is located in a great neighbourhood and close to The Univerdity of Western Ontario (UWO), downtown London, parks, shopping and public transportation.3 bedroom unit upstairs and a 2 bedroom unit downstairs. Both units have had many upgrades, fire marshall and electrical certificates in place, zoning and lots of parking. Live in one unit and have your tenants pay your mortgage or become an investor and start off right! (0 comments)
Beautiful Home For sale in Hyde Park in London Ontario - 06/29/10 03:05 PM
2 storey solid brick home in a great new neighbourhood in North London. This home was custom built with loads of upgrades and finishes and character. 3 bedrooms up stairs with the master having a 3 piece ensuite. A 4 piece bathroom for guests. In the basement is a 4th bedroom with a 3 pc bathroom. Oak hardwood flooring on main floor with lots of light and a 2 storey foyer. Laundry on main floor with inside entry to double garage. A beautiful open kitchen with top grade IKEA cabinets. Breakfast bar and storage.Stainless dishwasher, stove and range hood all with (2 comments)
Downsizing to a One Floor Home? - 06/28/10 02:53 PM
Are you in the process of downsizing and thinking about a one floor home to move into? As I was reviewing our results of the past six months I realized that over 70% of my business was to those who wanted to change their lifestyle to a one floor home. Reviewing my notes I found that we were in over 350 separate one floor homes in London from condo high rises, condo freeholds, one floor bungalows and ranches from $100,000 to $950,000! All parts of the city and all in various conditions. I am bragging here when I say that I (4 comments)
How to Sell a Home That Is Not Selling - 06/28/10 02:33 PM
Do you have a house or condo in the London area that is not selling? Or a property for sale with low ball offers?Over the past 2 months I have been working on how I can attract buyers to sellers who have properties that are not selling. I have had some great success so far and have been fine tuning the system to a point where it is working consistently in that I am getting places to sell in 14 days or less that had been on the market longer than 6 months! It is not magic, it is not because of my (3 comments)
Is Your Home Not Selling In London Ontario? - 06/26/10 01:40 PM
It can be very challenging to sell your home in today's market. There are a lot of homes on the market and it's harder and harder to get your home to stand out. Even worse, you have to compete with foreclosures, homes in poor shape and perhaps lots of listings which are driving home prices even lower. Sadly, if you're actually able to sell your home, you could actually lose a bit of money. This is because buyers are now low-balling their offers and many sellers are forced to accept these low priced offers. I have introduced a new program where homes are (4 comments)
What Steps Can I Take To Make My Home Sell Faster? - 06/25/10 04:50 PM
There are several steps you can take to not only shorten the sale time of your home, but help it sell for greater value. The one "mistake" sellers often make is failing to see their home from the perspective of a potential buyer. Here are a few helpful tips to think about: • First, make your home available for showings. This sounds obvious, but one of the most frequent complaints of REALTORS representing buyers is they can't get proper access to the home. • Next, realize that "first impressions are lasting ones." Drive up to your home as a prospective (4 comments)
Are Real Estate Prices Going Up or Down? - 06/24/10 04:48 PM
Where are real estate prices heading? Are prices going up or are they going to go down? Should I buy or sell now or wait?I get asked these questions daily and tongue in cheek I say "Does it matter?" Let me explain. It matters if we are talking about money and money only. So if you have to sell because of financial challenges or you are a buyer looking to take advantage of someone elses' financial motivation, then it does matter. But what about if you want to downsize or move to the city, the country, closer to the children, farther away (12 comments)
Duplex in London Ontario That Makes Money! - 06/22/10 12:25 PM
This legal Duplex has Fire and Safety Certificates in place. This duplex has been updated through out including plumbing. electrical and bathrooms. Newer flooring and updated kitchens. Loads of parking, fenced back yard and with 2 private entrances. Near downtown, UWO, parks and public transportation. $1200 utilities included for 3 bedroom and $800 + utilities for 2 bedroom unit. $24,000 income with low expenses and maintenance make this duplex a great investment or live in one unit and have your tenants pay your mortgage. MLS# 462263 and more pics and info on our Envelope Real Estate Web Site. No (0 comments)
Real Estate Myth Busters - 06/20/10 02:18 PM
The blog below was originally posted by Barrie Ontario REALTOR* Mike Montague and covers For Sale By Owner myths and I think really explains the role that a REALTOR* provides. Thank you Mike for a great blog! Ty
Via Mike Montague - Barrie Ontario Real Estate (Sutton Group Incentive Realty Inc. Brokerage):
Something relatively new to real estate in the past ten years is the private home selling company. The proposition of saving thousands of dollars is enough to catch the attention of anyone. The idea of listing a home for anywhere from $700 for a sign on the (2 comments)
Ask the Right Questions, Getting the Wrong Answers - 06/16/10 09:38 AM
I am not making this stuff up, these questions and answers really happened. With us being in real estate, these answers should not come as any surprise if you have been working with people long enough! Q: Who was married to Nicole Kidman? A: Forrest Gump Q: For $10,000, what is the nationality of the Pope? A: I think I know that one. Is it Jewish? Q: What was Gandhi's first name? A:Goosey? Q: What happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963? A: I don't know, I wasn't watching it then. Q: How many kings of England have been called Henry? (16 comments)
Affordable Housing in London Ontario - 06/15/10 03:17 PM
The Affordable Home Ownership Program is a partnership between the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of London through the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program (AHP) which will create the opportunity to purchase Affordable Home Ownership units in the City of London and in Middlesex County. Qualifying home buyers can: receive down payment assistance of 5% of the cost of the home under the program. The down payment assistance will be provided to eligible purchasers at the time of closing of the purchase and sale of the home. Qualifying home buyers can also receive another 3% of the (6 comments)
10 Reasons Why London Ontario Is A Great Place To Live - 06/10/10 05:18 PM
Here are 10 reasons why London Ontario is a great place to live and work: Diverse economy. Lively and energetic downtown, day and night! World class health care facilities. Comprehensive educational options. Villa to Victorian, Condo to Mansion, you will find your dream home at a competitive price. Entertainment options for everyone and every mood. Commute times that maximize work/life balance. Great parks, trails, cultural and recreational facilities. Efficient and easily accessible Air, Rail and Road. Safe, caring and increasingly diverse community. Welcome to Good Move, London This website is designed to help you discover all that London has to offer and (4 comments)
Downpayment & Closing Cost Assistance in London Ontario - 06/09/10 01:17 PM
Home Ownership Assistance Program Good news for London's low-to-moderate income earners! This year, the City of London offers again the Affordable Homeownership Assistance Program. This successful program consists of an interest free loan for qualifying home buyers to assist with downpayment and closing costs.To be eligible, households must have a gross household income of $55,000 or less, and must be approved for a mortgage at a recognized financial institution. The selling price of the home must be no higher than $140,000. New this year is an increase to the closing cost assistance, which has been raised to 3% from 1%.The Homeownership Assistance (3 comments)
Volodymyr Tretyak,( Sales Representative with Envelope Real Estate in London Ontario) left, and Kon Bouttarath of installer IndelWorks with Tretyak's solar system. Volodymyr Tretyak is always smiling when the sun shines. He knows he's making money. Tretyak recently had a solar panel system installed on the roof of his home and garage on Lorne Ave. That system is pumping power into the city grid. The Ontario Power Authority (OPA), through London Hydro, pays him 80.2 cents a kilowatt-hour. Tretyak, a realtor by (15 comments)
Rebound in London Ontario real estate market continues - 06/03/10 12:05 PM
May home sales spell good news for the London and St.Thomas area. Sales were up 2.3% for detached homes and 10.8% for condos. All in all, 898 homes exchanged hands, a modest improvement over last May's 864 sales. May is the eighth consecutive month in which home sales top those of the previous year. Average price also increased, with the average price of a detached home Year To Date sitting at $243,331, up 9.3% from last year, and the average price of a condo YTD coming in at $174,263. The average price YTD total residential sits at $230,056, up 9.6% from the previous year. (4 comments)
London Ontario Real Market Did Very Well in May - 06/02/10 01:43 PM
It is sounding like a scratched CD but house and condo sales in London Ontario are up again by approximately 8.7%!Two storey homes led the way again and one floor condos led the way for condo resales. The majority of London New Home Builders had a very good month as well. With London's diversity of industry, medical and educational background and a history of a stable real estate market, this bodes well for both buyers and sellers. Yes, there are cases of multiple offers but not as foolish as other large centres and the London real estate market is neither a (4 comments)
Why Sales People Fall Short in Achieving Success - 06/01/10 01:43 PM
Here are 9 reasons why sales people and especially those in real estate fall short in achieving above average success. I know because I have experienced and been there, done that. This was written by Colleen Stanley, a sales trainer which I wish I would have know years ago, it would or could have saved me money, time and even hair on my head! (By the way, this is a long post and if you manage to stick with it to the end, congratulations, you will be successful! 1. Ask for Help Average producers are not good at asking for help. (13 comments)
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