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The Provincial Government is about to destroy yet another small business…

Posted on September 29, 2017 by Ben Sage in Investment Real Estate, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate

I don’t blog often.  Everyone tells me I should do it more, but I don’t.  I don’t often have anything to say that isn’t already being said.  And I can be kindof opinionated…  So I need to be careful…. However, I truly believe that there is a VERY dangerous piece of legislation on the table […]

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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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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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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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Difficult Tenant? Here’s how to avoid it

Posted on September 30, 2013 by Ben Sage in advice for realtors, Investment Real Estate, Real Estate, Woodstock Investment

Originally written by Mark Weisleder, Reprinted from The Star The Alberta case about the tenant Andreas Pirelli, who claimed that he was a “Freeman on the Land” and that the property had become a foreign embassy highlites the need to properly qualify tenants in the first place, so this does not happen to you. Here are some helpful […]

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Thinking of a Condominium? This is a great resource for info!

Posted on September 16, 2013 by Ben Sage in Buyer, Condo, Investment Real Estate, Why not Woodstock?

Woodstock/Ingersoll is home to a tremendous variety of Condominium projects.  Ranging from Apartment style units at the $70,000 range, all the way up to high end luxury detached condominium projects at sally creek, with virtually every variation available in between, and projects to fit all budgets, and lifestyles. If you are in the market for […]

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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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(next to) NO VACANCY!

Posted on June 20, 2013 by Ben Sage in Investment Real Estate, Property Value Woodstock, Real Estate, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate Stats

  The new Spring 2013 Edition of CMHC Rental Market Statistics is out, and it is confirming, once again, low vacancy rates in Woodstock!  Great news for those of you who have considered owning residential investment real estate, or those that already own some and are looking for more!   As of April 2013, the […]

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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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Planning to retire sometime? You need investment property.

Posted on October 16, 2012 by Ben Sage in Investment Real Estate, Woodstock Investment

When’s the best time to buy an investment property? SIX MONTHS AGO! Very funny, right? But there is some truth to the statement. Real Estate provides a solid, tangible investment with plenty of benefits, and can create an excellent income stream in your retirement years. With today’s low interest rates, and property values holding steady […]

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