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Carbon Monoxide Detectors Mandatory

Posted on November 4, 2014 by Ben Sage in Ben Sage, Home, Uncategorized

It is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week,  November 1-8, 2014. (Resource:104.7.ca) Local MPP Ernie Hardeman first introduced the bill after OPP officer Laurie Hawkins, her husband Richard and their two children died of carbon monoxide poisoning in their home in 2008.The family did not have a C-O detector in the house.Co-Chair, Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for CO Education, […]

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Expected Return on Investment of Renovations, according to AIC.

Posted on September 12, 2013 by Ben Sage in Ben Sage, Hardwood, Investment Real Estate, Moving, Property Value Woodstock, Real Estate, remax woodstock, Staging, Woodstock Homes, Woodstock Investment

Is your family growing?  Thinking you’ll be ready to upgrade in a year or three? Thinking of buying a home that needs refurbishing and potentially flip it for a profit, or hold it as a rental? Or are you downsizing – the kids moved out, you’re left with a big three or four bedroom home […]

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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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I am excited about Re/Max Curbside Marketing

Posted on February 26, 2011 by Ben Sage in Ben Sage, First Time Buyer, Home, House, House for Sale, MLS, Moving, New Home, remax a-b realty, Woodstock, Woodstock Homes, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate, Woodstock Real Estate, Woodstock Realtor

For almost a year now (I keep telling you we’re ahead of the curve), the office of RE/MAX a-b Realty ltd and its agents have been working with Quick Response Codes.  Many of us have implemented these codes into our marketing program, using them on our business cards for profile/contact information, or inserting them into […]

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Housing Demand Perks Up

Posted on October 30, 2010 by Ben Sage in Ben Sage, Buyer, First Time Buyer, House for Sale, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate, Woodstock Realtor

*Article courtesy of Heather Degraaf @ ScotiabankContact Heather for all your mortgage needs. 519-535-7890Housing Demand Perks Up After a seasonally uncharacteristic spring and summer slump, Canadian home sales appear to be stabilizing at a new lower, but more sustainable level. National MLS sales volumes increased 3% m/m in September, building on a similar gain in […]

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Woodstock cracks top 100 cities for Growth and Entrepreneurship.

Posted on October 21, 2010 by Ben Sage in Ben Sage, Property Value Woodstock, Woodstock Investment, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has just released a report outlining the top 100 Canadian Cities for Entrepreneurial growth. The report utilizes many different factors to achieve ranking, such as presence, growth, health, and policy environment for small businesses. Congratulations to Woodstock for cracking the top 100 – #97! Only 4 places behind Toronto, […]

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How to Hire a home inspector – courtesy CBC news

Posted on January 4, 2010 by Ben Sage in Ben Sage, Home Inspector, Market, Ontario, Woodstock, Woodstock Real Estate

Here’s a great article regarding Home Inspectors posted today on CBC NEWS. The home inspection business got a big black eye in November 2009 when a British Columbia judge ordered an inspector, Imre Toth, to pay $192,000 in compensation to some homeowners after they sued him for failing to identify major problems. The issues in […]

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Great opportunity for a first time buyer or upgrading! – MLS 63-437 – 41 Canrobert St, – Move in Ready, only $189,900.

Posted on November 11, 2009 by Ben Sage in Ben Sage, Buyer, First Time Buyer, Ontario, Oxford County, Real Estate, Realtor, Woodstock, Woodstock Real Estate

*hint* – click the underlined words for more detail! This is a great 15 year old raised ranch located in a well established family friendly neighbourhood. It is located very close to parks and has quick and easy access to the major highways. What more could you ask for? This sturdy, fully finished and move […]

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The United Way Year End Drive

Posted on November 3, 2009 by Ben Sage in Agent, Ben Sage, Oxford County, Real Estate, United Way, Woodstock Real Estate

Hello Everyone! One of the benchmarks of the health of a community is the ability of the United Way to reach its yearly target. In previous years the real estate sector has not been a strong contributor to the yearly campaign. I plan to change that!! I am personally pledging to donate $50 per closing […]

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Making Sense of Mortgage Rates in Today’s Economy – From Corey Cunningham, Mortgage Specialist RBC

Posted on October 30, 2009 by Ben Sage in Advice, Ben Sage, First Time Buyer, Mortage, Oxford County, Real Estate, remax a-b realty, Representative, Woodstock, Woodstock Real Estate

Making sense of mortgage rates in today’s economy Many prospective homebuyers are wondering what has happened to mortgage rates in 2009, and where they may go from here. RBC Economics Research recently updated its’ outlook, and here is what the group has to report. Since hitting a low in January of 2009, longer-term interest rates […]

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