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2015 Year in Review

Posted on January 19, 2016 by Ben Sage in Market, Real Estate, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate

2015 Woodstock Residential Real Estate Market at a Glance Summary 2015 was a breakthrough year for residential real estate in Woodstock. The overall market trend all year long has been consistent demand and low inventory.  During the year, 957 residential properties were listed for sale on the MLS® system, and 696 of them sold. That […]

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Great Tips on Which Renos provide the most value!

Posted on January 9, 2016 by Ben Sage in Real Estate, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate

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October 2015 Real Estate Market Stats Report

Posted on October 1, 2015 by Ben Sage in Real Estate, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate

I know I know. It’s been too long since I updated the public on the real estate market.  Sorry!  I say that a lot —- side effect of being busy explaining the marketplace to my clients, I guess! Things have cooled off a bit since I last posted, but June’s post reported on a WHITE […]

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June 2015 Market Stats Report

Posted on July 1, 2015 by Ben Sage in Real Estate, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate Stats

It’s been a while since I generated a monthly stats report.  I am sorry!  My clients know that I am always prepared with PLENTY of statistical information relevant to their Real Estate plans, but what I miss during the busy season is posting these stats publicly, for the benefit of all. For that I apologize. […]

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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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7 Questions to Ask When Building a Backyard Deck

Posted on August 18, 2014 by Ben Sage in Real Estate

              Author Credit:  Mark Weisleder, Real Estate Lawyer Many home owners think about building a backyard deck by themselves. Be careful; if it is not done correctly, you may run into problems later when you try and sell your home. Here are 7 things to remember: 1.    Do you […]

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How Landlords Can Avoid Bad Tenants

Posted on June 30, 2014 by Ben Sage in Real Estate

Avoiding tenant from hell includes checking references, Facebook, credit agencies. Inducements, treating tenants with respect, can pay off for landlords Original Blog By: Mark Weisleder Real Estate, Special to the Star, Published on Mon Jun 23 2014 Most residential tenants are long-term tenants who pay their rent on time and properly look after a landlord’s property. The trick is […]

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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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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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