Category: "Real Estate in Bancroft and Area"

New Canadian Mortgage Rules

February 16th, 2010
New Canadian mortgage rules take effect April 19. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has announced tighter lending standards for mortgages a move he said was needed to “help prevent negative trends from developing.” Recently, the Vanier institute announced… more »

Holmes Inspection

February 2nd, 2010
Originally broadcast January 8, 2010 on CBC-TV "Grow Up Coverup" with Erica Johnson and Mike Holmes, of Holmes on Homes, who in 2006 was recognized in Canada’s House of Commons for his promotion of skilled trades and for his advocacy for improved… more »

Ontario’s Rural Real Estate Market:

January 5th, 2010
Some things to think about: Ontario's rural population has risen by about 450,000 people (33 per cent) since 1971… and it continues to rise. Rural areas account for over 95% of land in Ontario. Ontario has the smallest proportion of rural… more »

The Market May Be Heating Up BUT There Are Still GREAT Deals And…

December 10th, 2009
All of the “big names” in real estate are reporting that the market has recovered… and then some! Certainly, my colleagues in the big cities (Toronto, Ottawa) are reporting a brisk market with many, many multiple offers (bidding wars). To be honest,… more »

Past Being Cranky

November 26th, 2009
Okay, so scrolling through my blog posts, one has to note the number of times I speak out about ethics… I actually left the local real estate board of directors over a point of ethics… I actually left several brokerages over points of ethics… my… more »