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Monthly Archives: October 2012

First-Time-Buyers – How to Borrow your downpayment, start your retirement planning, and buy a house at the same time….

Posted on October 31, 2012 by Ben Sage in First Time Buyer

With the recent changes made to Canadian Mortgage Laws, including limiting Amortization to 25 years, and requiring minimum 5% down payments be made on Mortgages, First time buyers are finding it very difficult to get into the housing market. I have created an innovative plan to assist First Time Buyers in not only buying their […]

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Rent-To-Own can be a viable option for first time buyers and Investors!

Posted on October 29, 2012 by Ben Sage in Buyer, First Time Buyer, Rent-To-Own, Woodstock Ontario Buyers Agent

Here’s an article that was just published in The Star from one of my favourite lawyers (never thought I’d say those two words together!!!), Mark Weisleder. http://www.moneyville.ca/article/1276975–the-pros-and-cons-of-rent-to-own This article just gives a really quick breakdown of Rent-To-Own – how it works, and pro’s and cons for buyers and Landlords/Sellers. Many sellers aren’t really interested in […]

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Oct 27, 2012 – Today’s Rates at TD Canada Trust

Posted on October 27, 2012 by Ben Sage in Uncategorized

Click the link below for today’s borrowing rates, courtesy of JEFF TEED @ TD Canada Trust. Rate Sheet October 27 2012 If you have questions about this or any other Real Estate related matter, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

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Woodstock Market Report – September 2012 Edition

Posted on October 24, 2012 by Ben Sage in Woodstock Ontario Real Estate Stats

HOME SALES EDGE HIGHER IN SEPTEMBER Woodstock, Ont. – Home sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Woodstock-Ingersoll and District Real Estate Board in September 2012 improved from August, but posted a year-over-year decline from the near-record month of September last year. Sales of all property types numbered 99 units in September, down 16 […]

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Top 10 Reasons NOT to stage your home

Posted on October 23, 2012 by Ben Sage in Staging, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate

Top 10 Reasons NOT to Stage Your Home This wonderful article was originally written by Janet Jones of Hawaii Home Staging & Design on Active Rain. It details all the reasons why home owners would choose NOT to stage their homes and make the selling process that much more difficult for themselves. Staging is one of the key tools […]

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Oct 17, 2012 – Today’s Rates at TD Canada Trust

Posted on October 17, 2012 by Ben Sage in Borrowing Rates

Click the link below for today’s borrowing rates, courtesy of JEFF TEED @ TD Canada Trust. TD Canada Trust Rate Sheet October 17 2012 If you have questions about this or any other Real Estate related matter, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

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Planning to retire sometime? You need investment property.

Posted on October 16, 2012 by Ben Sage in Investment Real Estate, Woodstock Investment

When’s the best time to buy an investment property? SIX MONTHS AGO! Very funny, right? But there is some truth to the statement. Real Estate provides a solid, tangible investment with plenty of benefits, and can create an excellent income stream in your retirement years. With today’s low interest rates, and property values holding steady […]

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5 Reasons you NEED your own agent when Buying a home!

Posted on October 16, 2012 by Ben Sage in Advice, Buyer, Woodstock Ontario Buyers Agent, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate

In the past (and certainly still today) buyers would shop for real estate on their own.  Alone, in the big bad world of Real Estate. Just them vs. sellers, or worse, them vs. dozens of highly trained professional negotiators, with previous loyalty devoted to the clients whom they are representing.  The SELLERS. In today’s modern […]

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