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Lorraine McDonald

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CREA® Updates and Extends Re-sale Housing Market Forecast

CREA® Updates and Extends Re-sale Housing Market Forecast

CREA® Updates and Extends Re-sale Housing Market Forecast CREA® UPDATES AND EXTENDS RESALE HOUSING MARKET FORECASTThe Canadian Real Estate Association has updated its forecast for home sales activity. Although national home sales are projected to ease by 1.6% to...

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Annual rent rates poised to go up

Annual rent rates poised to go up

Annual rent rates poised to go up According to a recent report by Rentals.ca.Annual rents to increase by 11% in Toronto, 9% in Ottawa and 7% in Vancouver, says a recent report by Rentals.ca. Average rents across Canada will increase by 6% in 2019.The average Canadian...

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Sellers Gain Some Heft as Listings Thin

Sellers Gain Some Heft as Listings Thin

Sellers Gain Some Heft as Listings Thin Slower market calls for a clever selling strategy(The article below is excerpted from The Globe and Mail, December 7th, 2018. Collingwood / Blue Mountains tends to follow trends set in the Big Smoke, which makes articles like...

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February 2019 South Georgian Bay Region Housing Sales up by 21.2 % over February 2018

Best Home Improvements for Resale

Best Home Improvements for Resale Getting the most value from your renovationsIf you are entertaining the idea of selling your current home, there are so many things to consider. And, within all those considerations, your financial benefit should be taken into...

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How Much Home Can I Afford?

How Much Home Can I Afford?

How Much Home Can I Afford? When buying a home anywhere the bottom line lies with what you can afford. We know that prices in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) have been going up drastically over the last several years. But what does this actually mean for you? What is...

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The Canadian Real Estate Market Projections to 2019

The Canadian Real Estate Market Projections to 2019

The Canadian Real Estate Market Projections to 2019 A Balanced Housing MarketThe Canadian Real Estate Market is poised to remain strong. Despite a cooling off in home prices and sales, all data and stats suggest minor fluctuations with housing starts set to level off...

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Rising Interest Rates

Rising Interest Rates

Rising Interest Rates How will this effect you and your mortgage?Here is a recent article from The Globe and Mail (January 24, 2018) discussing the changes that will occur as interest rates increase.In summary:The Bank of Canada is raising interest rates. The economy...

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The New Stress Test for Uninsured Mortgages

The New Stress Test for Uninsured Mortgages

The New Stress Test for Uninsured Mortgages Lorraine and I recently attended a seminar by The Mortgage Group regarding the new requirements for uninsured mortgages taking place January 1st, 2018.The purpose of the new requirements are to keep people within a safe...

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Painting For Profit

Painting For Profit

Painting For Profit How paint colour can influence your home sale priceThere is no doubt that the real estate market in Collingwood and The Blue Mountains area is hot. Housing sale prices have been at an unprecidented high. This is great news if you are considering...

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Collingwood’s Waterfront Master Plan

Collingwood’s Waterfront Master Plan

Collingwood's Waterfront Master Plan Public access to a revitalized waterfrontThe Waterfront Master Plan was developed in collaboration with various stakeholders, waterfrontuser groups, and approximately 1,800 community members. It outlines the direction in which the...

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Landlord-Tenant Rules for Selling a Property

Landlord-Tenant Rules for Selling a Property We selling an occupied rental property, things can get tricky. Click on the link below to a great article that outlines both the owner and the tenants rights and responsibilities in this case. Additional Links: Toronto Star...

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