Monthly Archives: March 2009

Renters deciding it is time to jump on the property ladder

First-time homebuyers are being lured into the real-estate market by falling prices, lower interest rates, more selection and new government tax credit incentives. Century 21 Miller Real Estate in Oakville, Ontario has reported that sales were up in February, after a terrible January, driven by more first-time buyers entering the market. Many renters are deciding(…)

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Provincial Tax Grab Hits the Housing Industry

With the housing industry struggling to recover, the provincial government has implemented a new tax plan to set the industry back yet again. Dalton McGuinty’s government’s plan to harmonize the 8-per-cent provincial sales tax with the 5-per-cent federal goods and services tax will add an extra financial burden on those interested in venturing into the(…)

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Interest Rate Watch – March 28, 2009

Term      Rate 6 Months 5.00% 1 Year     3.25% 2 Years   3.79% 3 Years   3.99% 4 Years   3.94% 5 Years   3.99% 7 Years   4.95% 10 Years 5.25% Prime      2.50% Variable  3.30% Let me help you save money! Send me your email address or give me a call and I’ll send you periodical interest rate updates,(…)

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The Hint of Spring Sparks Renewed Interest in Real Estate!

House prices continued to slide across Canada in February compared to the same time last year, but activity was up for the first time since September. The Canadian Real Estate Association said Monday that resale home prices fell 9.2 per cent across Canada last month to an average of $281,972. CREA, also said the number(…)

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Owning a home for what you pay in rent!

In many real estate markets, prices appear to have fallen enough to make buying cheaper than renting. When you combine falling housing prices with mortgage rates that are near record lows, renters are now finding it easier to jump into home ownership. Historically, people rented because they couldn’t afford to buy. Prices have dropped so(…)

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Get the Government to pay you….for a change!

It is almost Spring time and everyone is itching to get a kick start on their home renovations, but given the current economic situation some of us are hesitant to open up our wallets to dish out those big chunks of change! The Government is now offering a 15% rebate on all home renovations between(…)

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Home Renos That Pay Off

On the heels of the Government unveiling their 15% income tax credit for home renovations, I thought I would send you some information on the three areas of your home where renovations will really pay off when you want to add value to your home. The Kitchen: The kitchen is the best place to put(…)

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Interest Rate Watch – How Low Can They Go?

Interest Rate Watch – March 21, 2009 6 Months  5.00% 1 Year      3.25% 2 Years    3.79% 3 Years    3.99% 4 Years    3.94% 5 Years    3.99% 7 Years    4.95% 10 Years   5.25% Prime       2.50% Variable    3.30% Let me help you save money! Send me your email address or give me a call and I’ll send you(…)

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Alton Village Corner Lot Freehold Beauty!

Open house at 4886 Verdi Street in Burlington on Sunday March 22th between 2:00pm and 4:00pm. Upscale Alton Village corner lot beauty with 1900 ft2 of living space. 3 bedroom + Den and 2.5 bathrooms. Oversized Master bedroom with ensuite including Jacuzzi tub, separate shower and large walk-in closet. Eat-in kitchen with walkout to the(…)

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Halton – The Safest Place to Live in Canada

Halton – The Safest Place to Live in Canada

Have you been looking for a safe place to buy a house to raise your kids? Have you been looking to retire in a community you will feel most comfortable living in? Are you thinking of purchasing in an area where everyone wants to live. Halton region is your best choice. According to Maclean’s magazine’s(…)

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