Reverse Mortgage

By: Jean Boynton

Reverse Mortgage

Tags: financeinfuture,equityrelease,reversemortgage

Financing your home is probably one of the least fun aspects of home ownership. Nevertheless, it’s essential. And when it comes to a reverse mortgage, things get a little more interesting. With a reverse mortgage, you can take advantage of the value of your home without selling it. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Before you call your bank, here are all the facts about how reverse mortg...Read More

Grey Highlands 2019 Budget Released

By: Jean Boynton

Grey Highlands 2019 Budget Released

Tags: taxes,grey highlands, budget,finances

  Grey Highlands has approved its 2019 budget and it comes with a combined tax rate increase of 2.96 per cent. The approved budget represents a hike of $75 per year on tax bills for a home assessed at $300,000. According to a document provided by the municipality, the 2019 budget in Grye Highlands also includes additional debt of $1.47 million , user rates of $628,000 and a draw from reserve...Read More

Technology Helps Sell Your Home

By: Jean Boynton

Technology Helps Sell Your Home

Tags: security,sellers,smartphone,real time

  Recently, more advanced technology has streamlined the process to make accessing a home for sale easier. The technology behind electronic lock boxes makes their use not only efficient, but very safe for the homeowner.  The only people that have the ability to open a lock box are real estate agents or associated professionals (inspector, appraisers). SentriLock’s lock box re...Read More

Saddle Up for Success!

By: Jean Boynton

Saddle Up for Success!

Tags: therapeutic riding,grey highlands secondary school,bluewater district school board, saddle up, horses,hope haven

Grey Highlands Secondary School students are participating this year in the Saddle Up For Success program as part of a partnership between the school and Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre in Markdale. This is a research-based school program established to help students develop self-confidence and stronger self-regulation and coping skills to better deal with feelings such as anxiety, ...Read More

Do you want to surprise your sweetheart with a special Valentine’s Day?

By: Jean Boynton

Do you want to surprise your sweetheart with a special Valentine’s Day?

Tags: Valentines,hot spots,sweetheart,dining,treats

    Why not enjoy an awesome culinary experience at a gem of a restaurant in Lake Eugenia at The Flying Chestnut Kitchen surrounded by a romantic atmosphere and wonderful staff or if fine dining is not your groove well then drop into Fire & Ice, Markdale at the old Fire hall building tastefully renovated to a relaxed diner & café for a beverage perhaps an  appe...Read More

Don't Settle for Place, Post & Pray!

By: Jean Boynton

Don't Settle for Place, Post & Pray!

Tags: buyers,sellers,knowledge, options, choose a realtor

Shop Around! Know what your options are and how they benefit you as the seller or buyer. For many people, buying and selling a home is the single largest financial decision they will make. Your realtor should be in tune with you. Read our latest postcard for more information. Feel free to send us a message.   ...Read More

By: Kendra Keffer

Fit to Sell

Tags: sellers,mistakes,preparing

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Pick a Project

By: Kendra Keffer

Pick a Project

Tags: RenovationPreparationValue

If you're looking to renovate your home to improve its value, the kitchen and bathroom are great places to start. Are you thinking of selling in the spring? You might want to consider doing a few renovations and upgrades to help boost your profits. If so, now is the perfect time to settle those plans-while winter seems to last forever, it's only four months until the spring real estate mar...Read More

By: Jean Boynton

You can see a lot of things by just observing!

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One of the great baseball players back in my day, Yogi Berra, was credited with sayings called “malapropisms”. He had many famous quotes that included, “It ain’t over till it’s over” or “90 per cent of this game is mental, the other half is playing.” Once when talking about a restaurant he said, “Nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowd...Read More

By: Jean Boynton

Dreaming of Homeownership…

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  Canada’s new mortgage rules: Will they affect affordability?   In late 2016, Canada’s new mortgage rules – aimed at promoting responsible home ownership – were introduced by the federal government. Although the changes included measures geared toward curbing foreign real estate speculation and others specific to low loan-to-value mortgages, let’s focu...Read More