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Panicky Beurocrats threaten to put a damper on the Real Estate Market again….

Posted on January 14, 2011 by Ben Sage in Mortgage, ON, Ontario, Property Value Woodstock, Woodstock, Woodstock Homes, Woodstock Investment, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate, Woodstock Real Estate, Woodstock Realtor

In a chilling reminder of what happened to our market as of July 1st, 2010, it is today being speculated that Jim Flaherty, our wonderful Finance Minster may act to stem the scourge of consumer credit that us Canadians are apparently awash in.  Pundits have been ironically warning us for nearly a year, as our […]

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Blackberry Bold (my communication weapon of choice) mixes Pleasure with Business

Posted on December 14, 2009 by Ben Sage in Distractions, ON, Real, Woodstock, Woodstock Real Estate

Reprinted from The Globe and Mail A lot of folks like to pick on the Blackberry because it isn’t as much fun as the iPhone. There’s a sense among some that one Android phone, for example, will differ from another, but a Blackberry is still, at the end of the day, just a Blackberry. But […]

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New Listing – 585 Sales Dr

Posted on October 29, 2009 by Ben Sage in Agent, Ben Sage, Home, House, Low-Maintenance, Market, Mortage, New Home, ON, Ontario, Oxford County, Real Estate, Realtor, remax a-b realty, Woodstock

Realtor.ca link – MLS #63-341 This is a gorg­eous, well appointed, open concept home, close to 401/403, in immediate vicinity of the new Woodstock Hospital, close to parks and shopping and with all the amenities desired by the modern family. At only 1 year young, this nearly-new home has only been nicely broken in. With […]

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New Listing – 597 Sales Drive

Posted on October 29, 2009 by Ben Sage in Agent, Ben Sage, First, First Time Buyer, Hardwood, Home, House, Low-Maintenance, Moving, New Home, ON, Ontario, Oxford County, Real Estate

Realtor.ca link RealTour.ca Virtual Tour (Derek McGrath’s Virtual Tour!) This gorgeous new quality built 2150 sq ft Bungalow is waiting for you! The gorgeous stone exterior is just a hint of the quality found in this home! Inside you will find an amazing, open concept floor plan with dramatic vaulted ceilings, a large main floor […]

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Haggling over your first mortgage – Courtesy of The Globe and Mail

Posted on September 30, 2009 by Ben Sage in Advice, advice for realtors, Agent, Ben Sage, First Time Buyer, House, Mortage, ON, Ontario, Oxford County, Real Estate, Realtor, remax woodstock, Woodstock

Reprinted courtesy of Paul Brent and The Globe and Mail Original Article Here Special to The Globe and Mail Last updated on Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2009 07:08AM EDT Building Blocks, a special web series geared towards educating young Canadian families about various personal finance topics, launches today on the globe investor personal finance site. Check […]

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Canadian home sales remain strong

Posted on September 15, 2009 by Ben Sage in Ben Sage, First, First Time Buyer, Mortage, ON, Ontario, Real Estate, Realtor, remax a-b realty, Representative, Woodstock

Reprinted courtesy of The Globe and Mail Canadian home sales dipped slightly in August as the market took a breather after strong spring and summer sales, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Canadian Real Estate Association. Year-over-year, the number of sales was up 18.5 per cent from August, 2008. “On a seasonally adjusted basis, […]

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Bank of Canada keeps key rate unchanged

Posted on September 10, 2009 by Ben Sage in Assitance, Ben Sage, Buyer, Goverment, Government, government programs, Home Reno Tax Credit, Market, ON, Ontario, Oxford County, Real Estate, Realtor, remax woodstock, Representative, Woodstock

Reprinted courtesy of CBC NEWS The Bank of Canada left its key overnight interest rate unchanged Thursday as it again warned that a high Canadian dollar poses a risk to economic recovery. The target for the overnight rate will remain at 0.25 per cent. Economists had expected no change. The central bank also reiterated its […]

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Government softens impact of HST on new housing

Posted on September 9, 2009 by Ben Sage in advice for realtors, Agent, Ben Sage, Buyer, House, Market, Moving, ON, Ontario, Oxford County, Real Estate, Realtor, Rebate, remax woodstock, Representative, Tax

Reprinted courtesy of CREA The Government of Ontario is proposing two measures that will soften the impact of the harmonized sales tax (HST) on new housing. The HST was introduced in the 2009 Ontario Budget. Under the first measure, the province proposes to enhance the new home HST rebate so that itwould be calculated as […]

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Canadian housing starts jump in August

Posted on September 9, 2009 by Ben Sage in Ben Sage, House, ON, Ontario, our realtors, Oxford County, Real Estate, Realtor, remax a-b realty, remax woodstock, Representative, Woodstock

Reprinted courtesy of CBC News Canada’s housing sector continued on the comeback trail in August as home starts for the month jumped more than 12 per cent, according to new figures released Wednesday. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said construction companies started work on 14,177 new homes in August, for a seasonally adjusted annual rate […]

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Housing affordability improves, RBC says

Posted on September 9, 2009 by Ben Sage in Advice, Agent, Ben Sage, Goverment, Government, government programs, House, Market, Moving, ON, Ontario, Real, Real Estate, Realtor, remax a-b realty, remax woodstock, Representative, Woodstock

Reprinted courtesy of cbcnews.ca It’s becoming easier to carry the costs of home ownership in Canada, but a survey by RBC Economics on housing affordability suggests this may be as good as it’s going to get. Home ownership became more affordable in the second quarter, the bank said Wednesday. It was the fifth straight quarter […]

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