Your Kawartha Connection
September 23rd, 2017 
Carol Waite
Broker

Royal LePage Kawartha Lakes Realty Inc.,Brokerage

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Don't know your way around the Kawarthas? 

With so many gorgeous towns to choose from in the City of Kawartha Lakes it can be hard to choose what area you'd like to look for your ideal home in. 

Click on the town name to learn more about it

 

Lindsay : Historic and full of timeless beauty. The town of Lindsay offers a thriving community in which to raise a family, retire to, or simply live. Offering an excellent location in accordance to major cities, you can live in a small town but never be too far away to get your fill of bustling city life. State of the art facilities all around including the Lindsay Recreation complex and Flemming College. As well as offering numerous dining, shopping, and nature filled attractions close at hand.

Bobcaygeon : Your Kawartha destination for recreation and relaxation. Located close to many lakes, rivers, and the Trent-Severn Waterway therefore offering a large amount of waterfront peoperties. The cute downtown is prefect for family based activities and summer fun! With Shopping and nature in abundance as well as many properties to suit every demand Bobcaygeon gives a great small town vibe with the benefits of a much larger one.

Fenelon Falls : Located in the heart of Kawartha Lakes, Fenelon truly has it all. With stunning water-features at the towns center and all the ammenities a person could ask for. Fenelon truly provides the perfect living experience. An abundance of waterfront properties in this area.

Other Kawartha Towns:

Bethany

Burnt River

Cameron

Coboconk

 Janetville

Kinmount

Kirkfield

Little Britian

Norland

Oakwood

Omemee

Pontypool

Rosedale

Sebright

Woodville

 

View my Listings at Kawartha Lakes Lindsay This Week. See a property you like not listed by me? I'll represent you and we'll make it yours!

Click To View Lindsay This Week Listings Here

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What Exactly Do I Do?

 

People may think that a real estate agent is just limited ti listing and selling property

However, with my 27 years of experience I will guide you thorough the process from start to finish to make this the right move for you. 

Helping you with such things as the apply to your personal needs:

1) Choosing the best financial options 

2) Working with home inspectors to make sure you are aware of any defects

3) Be present during septic inspection (and answer and questions you may have: Whats the difference between a concrete tank and a holding tank?)

4) Water testing for quality and quantity (including a well analysis: dug or drilled?)

5) Any by-laws or ministry regulations that may apply 

6) Waterfront: deeded VS water access

7) Benefits of title insurance 

8) Mold and how to look for it

9) connecting you with the right person whether buying or selling

10) Catering to any and all of your individual needs

 

 

BUYING or SELLING put your biggest investment in the hands of a

Professional you can TRUST!!

With my 20 years experience as a Real Estate Broker

let me Guide you through the process.

Thinking of Selling- Here is how I can help

7 Steps include;

1)    Free Market Evaluation which involves a first short visit to view your home then a follow up with a detailed report on comparable sold properties and similar for sale properties. From that information it will be evident what the best price for your house is and then it is up to you at which price you would like to put the listing price at.

2)    At this point if you would like to proceed then the paperwork is filled out for both the Kawartha and the Toronto Real Estate Board.

3) Staging your home so that it is presented to the public in the best possible light. Pictures can be taken at this time if it is suitable.

4)    I will outline the best Marketing Plan for your property and listen to how you would like to proceed as far as ie; Agent MLS Tours, Signs, Open Houses, Web Site Info, instructions for showing etc.

5)    Negotiating in your best interest when dealing with other agents and offers.

6)    Our office sends all the paperwork to your lawyer making sure they have what they need to complete the sale

7)    Follow up on closing and after to make sure everything has gone smoothly.

 

SELLING YOUR HOME ON YOUR OWN - OR USING A REAL ESTATE SALESPERSONHOW REAL ESTATE MARKET CONDITIONS AFFECT YOUR OFFER PRICEHOW DO REAL ESTATE PROS PRICE A LISTING?
If you have decided that now is the time to sell your home, you might be thinking: should I hire a Real Estate Sales Representative or do it alone. Have you ever considered repairing your own car? Anyone can buy the tools and parts. However, most of us just do not have the knowledge, training, experience or the expertise and commitment of time to do the job properly. Besides, there are plenty of experienced professionals to do the work for us.A hot market is a "seller’s market". During a seller’s market, properties can sell within a few days of being listed and there are often multiple offers. Sometimes homes even sell above the asking price. Though most buyers want to get a "deal" on a home, reducing your offer by even a few thousand dollars could mean that someone else will get the home you desire.A very accurate saying is that "Any home will sell once you get the price right." Of course, this is usually said from the perspective of dropping a price until it's too attractive to pass up. Actually, the accurate pricing of your home prior to listing is as much an art as it is a science.
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Defects to look for when Buying a Home:

Roof: cracked, curly ir lifted shingles will show the age. Look for proper ventilation.

Windows; any moisture between the windows, moisture inside the windows, seals and caulking in good shape.

Exterior: no bulging or cracking in between bricks or under windows.

Foundation:Horizontal cracks could mean building is shifting, vertical cracks over 1/4" could be a sign of some leakage or movement.

Lot Grading: be sure the lot level is away from the foundation to prevent any water from accumulation near the foundation- all downspouts should be 10' away from the house

Interior: Wiring;electrical panel- breakers or fuses- with a 60 amp service most insurance companies will require you to upgrade to Min. 100. No knob and tube, in the 60's and 70's they used aluminum wiring which is a propblem with most insurance companies. 3 or 2 prong plugs

Plumbing:check under sinks for water stains-check water pressure

Insulation: Type of insulation, R factor for attic 40-50, exterior walls R 20, Basement R12. Vermiculte and UFFI should be disclosed to Buyer and could affect availability of insurance.

Basement: check for moisture and water stains in the corners and walls- any mold or black spots in corners or fruit cellar, heigth of furnace and water heater is it is raised might indicate water problems

Any water stains in the ceilings and in the lower level- all bathrooms should have exaust fans (should exhast outside and NOT in the attic)

Country Properties: special attention to the septic re: age, any documentation, when it was last cleaned out, and location

Water; drilled or dug well, any water treatment system, water quality and QUANTITY, and a good water test.

 

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