By: Chris

Benjamin Moore's Colour of 2021

Tags: BENJAMIN MOORE, COLOUR OF 2021, COLOUR PALETTE

Due to Covid-19 and the continued restrictions and lock downs, our homes have become our safe havens. As a result, you may be excited to hear about Benjamin Moore's colour of the year, the deeply soothing Aegean Teal 2136-40. This colour is included in Benjamin Moore's Colour Trends 2021 palette of 12 huges that radiate warmth and wellbeing.  The colours say welcome home, get comfy....Read More

By: LYNN

HALTON WOMEN'S SHELTER

Tags: Halton Women's Shelter, donation, Royal LePage Shelter Foundation

  In December, our Team was excited to get together with Kaitlin McKenna, Halton Women's Shelter Development Officer, in order to provide her with a donation cheque for $1,225.00.   2020 was a tough year for Charities.  We want to thank all of you again for your support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and for helping us to surpass our donation goal of $1,000. Th...Read More

By: Chris

Ontario's Residential Condominium Buyers' Guide

Tags: Buyers' Guide,Condo Guide,Condominium authoritie

    The Ontario Residential Condominium Buyers' Guide is now available on the Condominium Authorities website. As of January 1, 2021, the Condo Act of 1998 requires that the declarant of a condominium, provide buyers of residential pre-construction or new condo units with the Condo Guide. The condo guide covers a wide range of topics relevant to owning a condo and living in a con...Read More

By: LYNN

WHAT DO I NEED A BUYER'S AGENT FOR?

Tags: BUYER, BUYER BROKER, REALTOR BROKER, MLS, AGENT

    I interviewed with a buyer a few months back and he told me he didn't feel he needed to hire a Buyer Broker to represent him in order to purchase a home.  We had an interesting discussion and I thought I would share some of our conversation.  Buyer:   "All homes for sale are listed on the internet, why do I need you?"  Me:    &q...Read More

By: LYNN

Retiring And Thinking Of Making A Move?

Tags: Landlease,land lease, retiring,retirees,affordability

  Deciding to retire and sell your home is a big decision, however the years ahead could be some of the best. Many retires are relocating to rural areas or smaller urban centres to enjoy their golden years. One creative way to do this is with land lease; a model of home ownership where you own the home without having to buy the land.  If ditching the hustle and bustle of the city sound...Read More

By: LYNN

How Are Deposits Handled?

Tags: Deposits,Buyers,Sellers,Consumer deposit insurance

Before you go shopping for your new home, there are many things to consider, including the deposit that will be required.  I often get asked, "does the deposit cheque get cashed"?   The answer is yes, the brokerage will cash your deposit cheque and hold it in the brokerage trust account.  The deposit is generally due when the offer is accepted or within...Read More

By: LYNN

ROYAL LEPAGE SHELTER FOUNDATION

Tags: SHELTER FOUNDATION, HALTON WOMEN'S PLACE,ROYAL LEPAGE,COVID,CHAIRITABLE,NON-PROFIT

  I am immensely proud of the fact that I work for a Real Estate company that has its own charitable foundation, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.  This non-profit organization was formed because Royal LePage is committed to strengthening the communities where we live and work. As a Broker with Royal LePage Meadowtowne Realty, I donate a portion of every real estate transaction that ...Read More

By: Lynn Oles

Hiring A Mover

Tags: Hiring, Moving, Reputable Moving Companies, Mover's Liability

I often get asked, after I have put the sold sign on a client’s home, if I can recommend a moving company.  As a local Realtor® I do have a list of companies that I can put forward, but it is very important that you do your own research to ensure you are getting the service you are seeking. For example, most reputable moving companies will offer you the option to purchase their rep...Read More

By: Chris

Coming Soon vs Exclusive - What's The Difference?

Tags: Coming Soon, Exclusive, Marketing

What do the Terms “Coming Soon” and “Exclusive” mean when I see it on a For Sale sign? When a property is being advertised as a COMING SOON it means the Seller has signed an Exclusive Listing Agreement with a Real Estate Brokerage and has given their Listing Agent the go-ahead to market their property and put up a For Sale sign.  The Seller, however, may have prep wor...Read More

By: Chris Thompson

CMHC Introducing Stricter Lending Rules July 1st

Tags: CMHC, Stricter Lending,Tightening Mortgage Rules

Effective July 1st, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), a government department that is responsible for providing mortgage insurance to home buyers, will be changing its underwriting criteria. According to CMHC president and CEO Evan Siddall, the measures have been put in place to “protect home buyers, reduce government and taxpayer risk and support the stability of hou...Read More

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