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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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Don’t Fear the Renewal!

Posted on October 3, 2013 by Ben Sage in Borrowing Rates, Mortgage, Woodstock Investment

I am analyzing our mortgage renewal options. There are so many different mortgage products, fixed, variable, capped, open, closed….. Will rates go up? When will they go up? Should I think 3 or 4 or 5 year? Shorter term? What’s the best choice? Prioritize monthly payments or debt reduction….. Ack!  I have a genuine case […]

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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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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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Great news for Woodstock! Sysco announces huge distribution facility….

Posted on July 26, 2012 by Ben Sage in Woodstock Homes, Woodstock Investment, Woodstock News, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate, Woodstock Real Estate

“Good Things” Come to Woodstock: Sysco Plans to Construct Distribution Center in Commerce Way Business Park Woodstock, Ontario (July 26, 2012) — The City of Woodstock has reached an agreement to sell 57 acres of vacant industrial land in the Commerce Way Business Park to Sysco Canada, where it plans to build a 400,000-square foot […]

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What’s up with Condos in Woodstock?

Posted on June 1, 2012 by Ben Sage in Condo, Woodstock Condos, Woodstock Investment, Woodstock News, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate

Woodstock is home to a wide variety of Condominium options, from apartment-style low-rise condos priced from $60-$85,000 to large ranch condos pricing at $300k+. The sales activity for the year thus far looked like this: There have been 23 condominiums sold, compared with 61 condos listed for sale. As of June 1st, there are 54 […]

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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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Woodstock Recreation and Leisure Fair

Posted on February 23, 2012 by Ben Sage in Oxford County, Woodstock Homes, Woodstock Investment, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate, Woodstock Real Estate, Woodstock Realtor

The 8th annual event is Sunday, March 4, 1-4 p.m. at Cowan Park on Ridgewood Drive. Organized by Woodstock Recreation Advisory Committee this free community event features information on minor sports, adult sports, hobbies (photography, crafts, etc), groups who research history, collecting clubs, choirs, dancing, acting, singing, musicians (arts and creative arts), service clubs, and […]

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Title Insurance – More Than Just Fraud Protection

Posted on February 22, 2012 by Ben Sage in Oxford County, Real Estate, Woodstock Homes, Woodstock Investment, Woodstock Ontario Real Estate, Woodstock Real Estate, Woodstock Realtor

How much do you really know about title insurance? This article explains how title insurance can protect you against more than just fraud… What’s in a title? – Mortgage Broker News Ben Sage, Sales Representative.Re/Max a-b Realty Ltd., Brokerage.519-536-7535521 Dundas St.Woodstock, ON N4S 1C3www.facebook.com/SageAdviceRealEstatewww.bensage.comwww.oxfordcountyhomes.ca This post originated at my website, located at www.bensage.com

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