RURAL ONTARIO HOMES and LIFESTYLES http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp Wed, 09 May 2018 15:20:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i1.wp.com/www.leetalbot.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-home-elements-glossy-icon_zkD7i2Ld_L.jpg?fit=32%2C32 RURAL ONTARIO HOMES and LIFESTYLES http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp 32 32 133995478 Best Time to Sell http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/uncategorized/best-time-sell/ http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/uncategorized/best-time-sell/#respond Fri, 26 Jan 2018 03:43:02 +0000 http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/?p=2123 In most cases….NOW is the BEST time to sell. For as long as I can remember I have always worn a watch. Over the years, I have received watches and given watches as gifts.  My daily everyday watch is like an old pair of jeans, the face is scratched, it’s an anniversary watch that I …

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Tired of Renting? You may be eligible for a loan to assist with your down payment on your own home! http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/buyers/tired-of-renting-home-owner/ http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/buyers/tired-of-renting-home-owner/#respond Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:24:23 +0000 http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/?p=2105 To ease the burden of rising housing costs The Investment in Affordable Housing for Ontario Program can help provide the 5% down payment that you need to become a home owner. The program provides qualified low to moderate income households with down payment assistance loans of 5% of the purchase price of an eligible home. The …

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Why Do Real Estate Agents Ask If You’re Pre-approved? http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/buyers/real-estate-agents-ask-youre-pre-approved/ http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/buyers/real-estate-agents-ask-youre-pre-approved/#respond Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:53:33 +0000 http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/?p=2092 Realtors want to work with motivated buyers, a pre-approval is an important first step in the home buying process…..and you betcha, I will ask you!   Have you ever walked into an open house, or called a real estate agent about a listing, and within minutes, they’re asking you if you are “pre-approved” for a …

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Is it the end of the world as we know it? http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/business/end-world-know/ http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/business/end-world-know/#respond Thu, 07 Sep 2017 01:44:16 +0000 http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/?p=2084 As a Realtor keeping informed of current events, stock markets etc it is helpful in determining property values and working with clients…..but seriously, lately I just want to crawl back into bed and pull the covers over my head! I don’t even think that Hollywood could top the current event high intensity drama unfolding show …

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Breaking News – Bank of Canada Raises Benchmark Rate to 1% http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/business/breaking-news-bank-canada-raises-benchmark-rate-1/ http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/business/breaking-news-bank-canada-raises-benchmark-rate-1/#respond Wed, 06 Sep 2017 23:10:18 +0000 http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/?p=2075 Could this be another block of ice thrown onto an already rapidly cooling market? “The Toronto Real Estate Board says the number of residential properties sold in August was down 34.8 per cent from the same month last year, but the average price was up modestly. The average price for all home types was $732,292, …

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WHAT YOU DO RIGHT NOW CAN MEAN THE DIFFERENCE IN THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS! http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/business/right-now-can-mean-difference-thousands-dollars/ http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/business/right-now-can-mean-difference-thousands-dollars/#respond Sat, 02 Sep 2017 06:21:08 +0000 http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/?p=2045 In spite of the current drop in Real Estate prices, a desirable property can still get a good return.  If you are thinking about selling your property within the next 6- 12 months, now is a good time to start changing your home into a showcase. I have had clients who are so busy with …

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Is your home protected from predators? http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/home-ownership/home-protected-predators/ http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/home-ownership/home-protected-predators/#respond Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:51:52 +0000 http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/?p=1738 With break-ins on the rise, security is becoming a major concern even for small town home owners. There are an overwhelming number of options for security system installations available. A security system may deter some burglaries but not all.  If you are considering installing a security system you can start by checking with your local …

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LOOKING FOR AN AFFORDABLE HOME? http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/buyers/looking-affordable-home/ http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/buyers/looking-affordable-home/#respond Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:48:55 +0000 http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/?p=1729 1. AYTON Ayton is the heart of Normanby Township in the municipality of West Grey, Grey County Ontario. It is a lovely rural village on the banks of the South Saugeen River.  Features include an arena with ice rink, community hall, tavern, Canada Postal Office, Royal Bank, elementary school, a library, high speed internet, a …

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What is going on with the Ontario Real Estate Market? http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/business/ontario-real-estate-market-july-2017/ http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/business/ontario-real-estate-market-july-2017/#respond Sat, 12 Aug 2017 06:00:17 +0000 http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/?p=1675 Last fall the Ontario Real Estate Market was experiencing explosive increases in property values, particularly in the Greater Toronto Area.  In an effort to cool the soaring market, some significant rule changes were implemented. All high ratio insurance applications must comply with the new mortgage rate stress test requirement. Canada’s Finance Minister announced new measures …

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The Pre-Approved Mortgage http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/buyers/pre-approved-mortgage/ http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/buyers/pre-approved-mortgage/#respond Mon, 07 Aug 2017 04:32:54 +0000 http://www.leetalbot.ca/wp/?p=1616 What is a pre-approved mortgage? How do I get it? Why do I need it?   A pre-approved mortgage is when a lender confirms your ability to qualify for a mortgage at a specific loan amount (usually for a particular period, such as 90 days). The lender will check your credit, verify your financial and …

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