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5 Things to Consider When Buying a Home

Apr
16
2020
No two home buying experiences are ever the same. Between closing costs, down payment, home inspection, appraisal and other expenses, buyers can be tapped out emotionally and financially before they can even call the home their own.

Following the Indicators

Apr
7
2020
COVID-19 has significant implications for the national real estate market and the Kawarthas/Haliburton is not immune.
Posted by: Dean Michel

How We Can Help in Uncertain Times

Mar
23
2020
We know that our community is the cornerstone of our business.

Understanding List-toSale Ratio

Feb
25
2020
Every seller's dream is to sell their home quickly and for as close as possible to, if not more than, the asking price. On the flip side, a home buyer wants to negotiate down as far below the asking price as they can. In other words, a seller wants a list-to-sale ratio at, or above, 100%, while a buyer is looking for as low a ratio as possible. Exactly where the two parties meet on that spectrum depends on many variables, the biggest being overall market conditions.

Get Listed!

Feb
25
2020
March Break is upon us, snow is slowing melting and it won't be long until the ice cover loosens its tight grip on our lakes. Just as robins are returning north, so too will cottagers and people who want to become cottagers. Are we being a bit too flowery? All this to say, if you are considering listing your cottage for sale there are several reasons to list now.

Days on Market February 2020

Feb
10
2020
Days on Market, the measurement of the age of a real estate listing, is an often used metric to gauge the temperature of a specific housing market.

Home is Where The Heart Is

Jan
28
2020
We have all heard this statement and it very much may be true. However, when it comes to real estate transactions, our advice is: Don't let your heart get in the way.
Posted by: Dean Michel

Top 5 Unique Cottage Country Winter Activities

Dec
19
2019
You’e been snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing and tobogganing. Cabin fever has set in and another cup of cocoa and a board game holds absolutely no appeal. Why not bundle up and try one of these fun and unique winter activities this weekend and see why Haliburton and the Kawartha Lakes are the best places to be for winter fun.
Posted by: Dean Michel

Holiday Hockey Schedule

Dec
9
2019
At our house, the best part of Christmas is hockey - both outside playing on the lake, and inside watching on TV. To make life easy - because who doesn't want a bit of easy during the holidays - we have put this schedule together so you don't miss an opportunity to cheer for Canada
Posted by: Dean Michel