Answers to your Questions

Should You Work with Property Guys?

Posted on Oct 02, 2020

Real estate commissions can be large dollar figures paid to listing and selling real estate brokerages. There are reasonable people who think "Why would I pay that kind of money to a realtor?"

As a professional, full-time realtor, with plenty of clients, I'm not concerned about discount brokerages and For-Sale-By-Owner (FSBO) marketing companies. On...

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Ontario's summer 2020 Real Estate Market

Posted on Sep 16, 2020

If you were buying or selling real estate from March to September in Ontario you were likely on quite the roller-coaster ride! Due to Covid-19, pent-up demand and momentum from previous year's Seller markets, the average property price in most of Ontario jumped well over 20% since same time in 2019! Some localized markets and price-points jumped ov...

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July 2020 Muskoka Covid-Craziness update

Posted on Jul 23, 2020

The first half of cottage real estate season is now over, many recreational and waterfront properties sold in Muskoka. This is an unprecedented spring/early summer with virtually all of the lower-priced cottages selling quickly, many with multiple offers, over-list price. Even 'tear-down' cottages and mediocre lots/locations have sold quickly in th...

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Spring/Summer 2020 Muskoka Real Estate

Posted on Jun 18, 2020

All of Ontario, even all the world has been rocked by the effects of Covid-19, and the real estate markets are no exception! There are a historic low amount of listings in Ontario, and in Muskoka it is true too! Early in spring 2020 the 'cottage' properties that came on the market sold very quickly --especially in the $400K$650K price range. Some s...

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Where is the Muskoka real estate market headed for 2020 with Coronavirus?

Posted on Mar 25, 2020

It's early in this Corona-crisis in Ontario(late March) and kids are still enjoying an extended March Break while parents are scrambling to work at home, file for Employment Insurance and adapt to a new world of 'social distancing'. Snowbirds are returning to Ontario, met by the message to 'go straight home and don't come out for at least 14 days...

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Coronavirus and Ontario Real Estate

Posted on Mar 23, 2020

As I write this post Ontario and much of North America is in lockdown-mode battling COVID-19's aggresive spread. There has never been a similar world-wide pandemic of this scale in modern times. Our priorites are being reassessed, our habits, our families, our schools.
Real Estate services were designated as part of Ontario's 'essential services' li...

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