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Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Silent Killer Returns this time of year… And NO, this is not about Halloween.

Posted on October 29, 2013 by Ben Sage in Home Inspector, Oxford County, Woodstock, Woodstock News

Scary stories, ghosts, ghouls, things that go “bump” in the night….  That’s all the talk these days, and for most of us, it’s harmless fun. Unfortunately there lurks a silent killer in the basements of many of our homes.  A killer who is just waiting to pounce.  When you least expect it, this killer will […]

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BoC: “Steady as she goes” – for now!!

Posted on October 23, 2013 by Ben Sage in Borrowing Rates, Buyer, First Time Buyer, Investment Real Estate, Mortgage, Selling, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate Stats

  It’s Benchmark Interest Rate day! Exciting stuff huh?  Well, to me it is! No surprise, at 10am this morning, the Bank of Canada announced it would hold the Benchmark Interest Rate at 1 percent, where it’s been for more than 3 years. This will likely have a calming effect on other rates over the near-term, as […]

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A special gift for First Time Buyers!

Posted on October 16, 2013 by Ben Sage in Buyer, First Time Buyer, Woodstock Ontario Buyers Agent, Woodstock Real Estate

Hello!! RBC has a promotion on for all first time home buyers, we are thanking our new home owner clients with a $500 cash deposit to their account (at RBC) on the day of closing for choosing us for their home financing needs. This goes a long way towards legal fees or beer and pizza […]

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Prime Upgrade Opportunity Exists in Woodstock

Posted on October 3, 2013 by Ben Sage in Buyer, Investment Real Estate, Market, Selling, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate Stats

It’s time for a re-cap of the September 2013 sales numbers in the Woodstock, Ontario Real Estate Market. Tight Supply rules the lower price ranges, anywhere under $300,000, homes that are listed are selling in good time.  As usual, there remains a distinct line above the $300,000 mark where the “temperature” of the Woodstock Real […]

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Don’t Fear the Renewal!

Posted on October 3, 2013 by Ben Sage in Borrowing Rates, Mortgage, Woodstock Investment

I am analyzing our mortgage renewal options. There are so many different mortgage products, fixed, variable, capped, open, closed….. Will rates go up? When will they go up? Should I think 3 or 4 or 5 year? Shorter term? What’s the best choice? Prioritize monthly payments or debt reduction….. Ack!  I have a genuine case […]

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