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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Time to Buy or Re-Fi!!!

Posted on March 22, 2012 by Ben Sage in Uncategorized

Hello property investor friends, or those debating entering the exciting world of landlordship! I know you’ve been hearing this for months or perhaps years, but I firmly believe that it is as true today as it will ever be. MORTGAGE RATES WILL NEVER BE LOWER Honestly, if you’re thinking of buying your first, or another […]

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Who really “wins” in a bidding war?

Posted on March 20, 2012 by Ben Sage in Bidding War, Multiple Offers, Property Value Woodstock, Woodstock Homes, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate, Woodstock Real Estate, Woodstock Realtor

With the Toronto market basically on fire, and decent performance in our local market in Woodstock, its time to discuss “bidding wars” First, I’d like to talk about terminology: I hear a lot of my cohorts in the Real Estate business use sports / competitive terminology to describe the process of offering on a home […]

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We safeguard your private info. The government wants to crack it wide open….

Posted on March 15, 2012 by Ben Sage in Flat Fee, Flat Fee Woodstock, Real Estate, Woodstock Homes, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate, Woodstock Realtor

Original Press Release HERE _____ Competition Bureau Threatens to Dismantle Privacy Safeguards of Home Sales… 75% of Ontarians Opposed March 14, 2012 – Today, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) released the results of an Angus Reid Vision Critical poll. The vast majority of Ontarians clearly expressed their opposition to abandoning the privacy safeguards of the current MLS® […]

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Yard Sale for the Cure 2012 COMING SOON!

Posted on March 14, 2012 by Ben Sage in Agent, Assitance, Flat Fee, Flat Fee Woodstock, Home Inspector, MLS, remax a-b realty, remax woodstock, Woodstock Homes, Woodstock Real Estate, Yard Sale for the Cure

Hello Friends, If you’re anything like me, you’ve started (or are at least THINKING about starting) your spring cleanup.  Sorting through stuff that’s been hanging around for a while, thinking of what to get rid of and what to hang on to for another year. I’d like to ask that as you’re cleaning / tidying […]

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Ben’s thoughts on a Retirement Plan for a low-rate world.

Posted on March 8, 2012 by Ben Sage in Advice, Ben Sage, Ben Sage Realtor, CREA, government programs, Investment Real Estate, Retirement, Woodstock Investment

Since 2007 I have been a licensed Real Estate Salesperson, and since 2008, I have also been a Real Estate Investor.  More or less from the start of my career in the Real Estate business, I have seen a low rate environment.  The persistent low rates have caused prices to remain stable, or increase in […]

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