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6 Proven Tips for Buying a home in a Sellers market

Posted on February 1, 2016 by Ben Sage in Buyer, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate

  Well, we have been entrenched in Sellers market conditions now for a while.  I am personally been working with several buyers for a few weeks to over two months, and I have learned a few things about how to navigate a sellers market: 1. Be Positive – I know it’s difficult when the home of […]

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Seminar: Why 2015 will be the BEST YEAR to buy your first house!

Posted on January 13, 2015 by Ben Sage in Buyer

Join Me on January 26th, 2015 at the Woodstock Public Library, at 445 Hunter St, for a First Time Buyer’s seminar. Come out for a cup of coffee and doughnut, and bring all of your important questions! I will be there from 7 until close, making myself available to answer all of your questions, and otherwise prove […]

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What Type of Home Should You Buy?

Posted on August 11, 2014 by Ben Sage in Buyer

What types of homes will you be visiting with the idea of buying? Do you see yourself living in a detached single-family home? Or, perhaps a townhouse? Maybe, a duplex? Here’s a list of some of the definition of the different types of homes that you may be considering. Single-family Detached A single-family detached home […]

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So, when do we get the keys?

Posted on July 21, 2014 by Ben Sage in Buyer

  So you’ve found the perfect house, made your offer, confirmed your financing, and done an inspection. Congratulations! One if the questions I hear most frequently is “on closing day, what time can we get in?” The simple answer is, well, I don’t know.  Basically, the buyers lawyer is responsible for distributing the keys to the […]

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What CMHC’s 15 per cent rate increase means for Buyers

Posted on March 10, 2014 by Ben Sage in Buyer

Original article written by Mark Weisleder, and posted by The Toronto Star.     Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., the federal agency that insures mortgages, is raising its rates by an average 15 per cent on May 1. Although this is not good news for homebuyers since it will add to the cost of many […]

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6 steps to removing your Mortgage Financing Clause

Posted on December 17, 2013 by Ben Sage in Buyer

So if you’re like 98% of home buyers (stats completely made up), you’ve likely got a financing condition on your purchase agreement.  We probably asked for 7-12 days to remove the condition, but you’re a little unclear as to how that exactly happens.  Here’s the process: 1. I send all the necessary paperwork to your […]

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6 Huge Home Inspection Mistakes

Posted on December 17, 2013 by Ben Sage in Buyer

Over the years in Real Estate, I have seen many buyers make mistakes surrounding the Home Inspection Process. Here are 6 of the biggest: 1. Not getting a Home Inspection Sure, you’ve worked in the HVAC business for three years – why would you need to PAY an INSPECTOR to do what you already know […]

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6 Things to think about when preparing to make an offer.

Posted on December 16, 2013 by Ben Sage in Buyer

So you’re getting ready to make an offer!  Here are 6 things you will want to be thinking about: 1. What do YOU want? Think about your ideal closing date If upgrading: Do we want to own two houses for a short period of time? Do you have appliances? Are the appliances in the new […]

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Woodstock Rental Vacancy Continues Downward Trend

Posted on December 12, 2013 by Ben Sage in Buyer, Investment Real Estate, Selling, Woodstock Investment

The Woodstock Rental Market Continued to show strength in favour of landlords over the past six months, putting more upward pressure on rental rates.  My theory is that a lack of available inventory all year long  in the “first time buyer” price range has kept the supply of tenants constant throughout the year. When I last […]

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9 Ways to Make Moving Day Easier

Posted on December 10, 2013 by Ben Sage in Buyer, Moving, Selling

Moving day is SO exciting, but it can also be extremely stressful.  No amount of preparation can eliminate the possibility of something going wrong, but here are some tips that I have prepared as a result of helping hundreds of families with their moves (not physically moving, but you know what I mean!) Pack Your […]

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