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Dealing with Home Moisture Problems

Posted on January 13, 2015 by Ben Sage in Advice

Full Original Article can be viewed at http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/publications/efficiency/5921 Why Should I Worry About Moisture Problems? Moisture problems in Canadian housing are detrimental to our health and to the durability and resale value of our homes. This fact sheet shows you how to solve moisture problems, improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to […]

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Make Your Home a Hot Commodity This Winter!

Posted on December 8, 2014 by Ben Sage in Advice, House for Sale, Selling

Originally Posted on Realtor.com Although the holiday season can be a hectic time to show and sell your house, there are distinct advantages to staging and showing your home at this time of year – you have a chance to show your home at its very best, adorned with warmth and cheer that’s sure to […]

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Flipping Houses!

Posted on November 17, 2014 by Ben Sage in Advice

Originally Posted on http://www.therealestaterenegades.com/ Flipping Houses in Canada Can Be Very Profitable If You Follow These Steps… I remember when a good friend told me he was going to start flipping houses for profit in Canada. I laughed … really hard. Flashback of our own experiences started flashing in front of me. You see, Nick, flipped […]

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Selling Your Home Without an Agent

Posted on October 14, 2014 by Ben Sage in Advice, Selling

  The main reason people sell their home privately without a real estate agent, is to save on costs. In a deal where there are no real estate agents involved, you could save a sales commission of up to 5% or 6% of the sale price. For a $300,000 home, that commission can add up […]

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Are You Using These 10 Mortgage Reduction Strategies?

Posted on September 29, 2014 by Ben Sage in Advice, Mortgage, Real Estate

Originally Posted by www.donrcampbell.com   When in doubt go to an expert who knows more than you. That has been my Modus Operandi throughout life. I find it both sad and amusing when people allow their ‘professional jealousies’ or their ‘fear of looking weak’ get in their way of doing more, knowing more and frankly making […]

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How to Stage a House for Selling

Posted on September 22, 2014 by Ben Sage in Advice, Selling, Staging, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate

Originally posted on www.mlrealtyne.com   Staging a home is increasingly important in this digital age we live in. With so many TV shows and websites all promoting perfectly coordinated rooms, Buyers tend to be less forgiving when viewing homes. The good news is you don’t have to be a professional stager to add value to […]

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10 Top Paint Colours to Sell Your Home

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Ben Sage in Advice, Selling

First impressions are everything when selling your home. A buyer may ask questions about house maintenance, the condition of your appliances or the quality of your neighborhood and schools, but these factors pale in comparison to the feeling a buyer gets the first time he or she steps into your home. If you want to sell […]

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Disclose Problems You Know About When Selling Your Home

Posted on June 16, 2014 by Ben Sage in Advice, Selling

Buyer beware, or Caveat Emptor, is a phrase used to describe the outcome when you buy something and later find a problem with it. In plain English it means tough luck — you’re buying the thing ‘as is’ with all the defects in it. In some cases involving the purchase of a house, it’s not […]

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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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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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