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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Got a Ridiculous Assessment from MPAC? You’re not alone

Posted on November 22, 2012 by Ben Sage in Property Taxes, Property Value Woodstock

Hello friends! Have you recently received a ridiculous higher-than-expected property value assessment from MPAC? Are you scared that your property taxes are about to go through the roof? They might not be.  Check HERE for info as to why I don’t believe they will CERTAINLY go up. If you think the Assessment is simply incorrect, you […]

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Time to unravel the Property Tax mystery. Or try to, anyway….

Posted on November 22, 2012 by Ben Sage in Property Taxes, Property Value Woodstock

If you’re like many Ontarians, in the past month you have received a fresh new notice of assessment from MPAC.  Are you panicking?  Scared that your taxes are going to go up by 18% or worse???? Lets take a closer look. First, background info: 1. MPAC is Municipal Property Assessment Corporation. They are a not-for-profit […]

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Why not Woodstock? Issue 1. Jobs Jobs Jobs!

Posted on November 20, 2012 by Ben Sage in Why not Woodstock?

In today’s issue of Why Not Woodstock I examine another compelling reason why my clients choose Woodstock as their home.  Woodstock is a great place to settle down, raise a family, and have a great life.   New job growth in the city of Woodstock has been impressive over the past year, with several major announcements:   […]

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Woodstock Market Report – October 2012 Edition

Posted on November 17, 2012 by Ben Sage in Woodstock Ontario Real Estate Stats

HOME SALES UP IN OCTOBER   Woodstock, Ont. – Home sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Woodstock-Ingersoll and District Real Estate Board came in above year-ago levels in October 2012.   Home sales numbered 85 units in October 2012, rising 12 per cent from October 2011.   “October actually marked the first year-over-year […]

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Canadian Real Estate Markets set for Moderate Growth in 2013

Posted on November 14, 2012 by Ben Sage in First Time Buyer, Investment Real Estate, Market, Real Estate, remax a-b realty, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate

Moderation—not correction—on tap for Canadian housing markets in 2013, says RE/MAX Mississauga, ON (November 14, 2012) — Canadian real estate markets demonstrated remarkable resilience in 2012—with home sales up or on par in 65 per cent of major centres—despite considerable headwinds in terms of tighter financing and economic uncertainty abroad.  The trend is expected to continue, […]

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Nov 8, 2012 – Today’s Rates at TD Canada Trust

Posted on November 8, 2012 by Ben Sage in Borrowing Rates

Click the link below for today’s borrowing rates, courtesy of JEFF TEED @ TD Canada Trust. Rate Sheet November 8 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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City of Woodstock has new requirements for Recycling containers

Posted on November 5, 2012 by Ben Sage in Woodstock Ontario Real Estate

As of December 3, 2012, the city of Woodstock has updated its requirements for containers used in its curbside recycling program. The changes appear to be geared towards making it easier for city employees to lift and handle the recycled items. For full details, click here.

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