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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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How does a 'bidding war' work when buying a property in Ontario?

Posted on Sep 17, 2019

In a Seller's market (more buyers than properties available to purchase) there can come a time when more than one offer is given for a property, and there becomes competition between buyers. This can result in what is called a 'bidding war' for the property. Don't confuse this with a real estate auction (which are rare in Ontario) 
A Bidding War does...

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How do I go see a property I am interested in?

Posted on Dec 26, 2018

If you’re interested in a property that you’ve seen advertised online, on a real estate sign, in the newspaper or magazine you could call the agent that has that property listed. The listing agent should know lots about the property, and should be able to set-up a visit for you to see it.Also, you could call an agent like me to be your buyers agent...

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Why should I sign anything with a real estate agent?

Posted on Dec 19, 2018


When you contact a real estate office, or an individual real estate agent/broker you will be dealing with someone who works on commission. These people (myself included) don't receive any kind of payment for simply working with people to help them buy or sell property. The only way they actually will get paid is for the the buyer/seller to commit t...

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When is the right time to sell in Muskoka?

Posted on Dec 13, 2018


Some people will always say spring! Spring is the best time to sell in Muskoka! Winter is long for us, that’s for sure and NOBODY likes to move in the dead of winter.It’s true that the most properties come up for sale in the spring-time, but in the past few years there have been people looking to buy all year long! If you’re in town, you could sell...

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What's a Buyer Representation Agreement?

Posted on Dec 10, 2018


In Ontario, Realtors use a document called a Buyer Representation Agreement to formalize the brokerage/client relationship. This document will contain the people who are the buyers, the name of the real estate brokerage, term (length) of the agreement, location where the property search will be (eg: ontario, toronto, cottage country) and how the br...

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