Saturday Sep 22nd, 2018


 Execellent location for a business. This property has plenty of parking as well as a 3 bedroom apartment with hardwood floors throughout. Here is a Turn Key Operation with equipment in excellent shape, currently run on a part time basis. Needs some TLC. This property is located on Highway #7 next to Ultramar Gas Bar and accross from the busy Coffee Time Dounuts. Currently this is a Pizza House and also sells Kawartha Ice Cream. Brillant location to open for lunch... [read more]

4 Reasons why Peterborough Real Estate is so Sought After among Canadians

Wednesday Sep 5th, 2018


Peterborough real estate prices are up, bidding wars are on, and annual real estate values continue to grow in some big ways. This year’s average Peterborough home price is approximately $433,000 which is a notable 7 percent increase over 2017’s numbers. Like other regions, Peterborough has also seen a cool-down due to new provincial regulations however even so, its numbers continue to deliver. Why Peterborough is so sought after by Canadians across the province is not hard to... [read more]

How to Stage your Home to get the Best Real Estate Price Toronto and or Peterborough

Thursday Aug 30th, 2018


Intelligently staging real estate is a sure way to optimize a property in the hopes of receiving the best offers. Buyers sometimes spend hours looking through listings. The more attractive a piece of real estate is, the more likely it is you will catch the eye of the right buyer.   How a seller presents their home correlates to the property’s perceived value and the selling price they can expect to receive. If your Toronto or Peterborough real estate does not show well, expect... [read more]

As Toronto Baby Boomers downsize and move out, now’s the time for Millennials to Move In!

Tuesday Aug 14th, 2018


Across Toronto and Peterborough, look around. The housing market is changing in a big way! Older Canadians are in process of downsizing, selling off their city real estate and moving on to quieter, calmer regions in the province.   This is amazing news for millennials and prospective home buyers in Toronto. It’s also great news for smaller cities across Ontario who may see an increase in demand for properties from parents and older Canadians looking for the perfect... [read more]

As a Twenty-Something, What Sacrifices are you willing to Make to own Real Estate – a Discussion

Wednesday Aug 8th, 2018


Toronto’s housing market is one of the most competitive in the world. For twenty-somethings, millennials, and newcomers to the city, having enough to buy one’s own possible. Though the odds may be against the average Canadian in Toronto, if one’s willing to sacrifice, dig into opportunity when it comes – and let’s not forget with a little luck – almost anyone can build up enough money to enter the real estate market in Toronto.   Set your... [read more]

Risk of Selling your home on your without the help of a Real Estate Agent.

Friday Aug 3rd, 2018


As mentioned above, choosing to work with a real estate professional will mean less work, worry, and risk for you during an already busy and stressful time in your life. However, if you decide to sell your home yourself, it is wise to know the risks you could run into. Take a look at a few of the major ones below: Incorrect pricing that turns off potential buyers Properly understand all legal matters disclosed in writing to protect your interest Safety is a big issue when showing... [read more]

Do I Need A Real Estate Agent as a Seller

Friday Aug 3rd, 2018


When it comes to selling your home, hiring a real estate agent not only means less work, worry, and risk, it means hiring someone who is knowledgeable and well versed in all aspects of the real estate industry.  You want someone who knows your neighbourhood, your community, and has the experience necessary to sell your home quickly and for the best price.  Choosing to work with a RE/MAX Real Estate Professional means choosing someone who will help you with the following... [read more]

Toronto Residents coming to Peterborough and the Kawarthas

Thursday Aug 2nd, 2018


.   Located a 90 minute drive northeast of Toronto, Peterborough and the Kawarthas is a popular destination for recreational property buyers, particularly from the Greater Toronto Area. The area features many picturesque communities, including Lakefield, Bridgenorth and Buckhorn, among scenic lakes, rivers, wilderness and farmland. Buyers are attracted to the Kawarthas for the region’s classic Ontario cottage country feel, and relative affordability compared to the... [read more]

The Benefits to Obtaining Financing before you enter the Real Estate Buying Market, Milliennials Talk Money

Sunday Jul 29th, 2018


Before you enter the real estate market, figuring out how you will finance your purchase is an important subject. In these times  there are plenty of ways to do it. That said, it can be very stressful waiting for approval and should something unexpected happen resulting in not being approved, one’s hopes of buying in this real estate market can be extinguished rather quick.   The benefits of obtaining financing prior to submitting an offer on any real estate are well... [read more]

Toronto, Peterborough, and select markets keep strong, while while Canada’s Housing Market slows.

Wednesday Jul 25th, 2018


Canada home sales and real estate pricing nationwide is beginning to slow down. According to numbers released by the Canadian Real Estate Association, home sales in 2018 have fell by 11 percent compared to 2017. The average real estate sales price has also fallen by 1.3 percent since last year.   Even in one of the country’s most popular real estate markets, in the City of Vancouver, there’s some struggle happening as sales are slowing. Though these numbers can seem... [read more]

Trending in Real Estate, Home Building and Renovations

Friday Jul 20th, 2018


Home building and renovations are not easy. To anyone who attempts it on their own, they either find one of two things – they absolutely love it and want to give it another go on something else on the property or they absolutely hate it and don’t ever want to touch it again. Across Canada, thousands of Canadians this year will attempt a home build or renovation. Speaking with some of the country’s best builders, you pick up on a few tips and tricks of the trade along the... [read more]

Why most Environmentally-Friendly Home Building Materials are still Brick and Stone

Monday Jul 16th, 2018


Home builders or those seeking to complete renovations on their home are oftentimes seeking the most inexpensive, environmentally-friendly home building materials in the marketplace. Despite all the advancements that have been made in technology and home building materials treatment, brick and stone are still among the top eco-friendly choices.   Masonry construction materials like brick and stone are classics. Despite their age, against far more modern counterparts, brick and... [read more]

Does Hardwood Add Value to your Home?

Friday Jul 13th, 2018


Installing new hardwood floors or refinishing existing hardwood in a home not only improves the appearance of it but also adds timeless beauty, warmth and elegance. Hardwood can be used as a canvas for your furniture, or you can accent the flooring with area rugs.   Homes that have hardwood flooring sell quicker, easier and usually, for more money. When a home or condo is on the market, a purchaser is willing to pay more for a property with hardwood flooring than for the same... [read more]

Let Buyers Fix it up for you – Pros and Cons.

Friday Jul 6th, 2018


  For more information on home financing, real estate, and how to add value to your property, visit back often! Before putting a property on the market, many sellers choose to renovate. Some homeowners do it immediately prior to selling to net them a higher return, while others will complete their renovations while living in the property to suit it more to their personal tastes.   There are at least a few things to consider when deciding whether to renovate and sell or... [read more]

4 Things to Consider for First-Time Home Buyers and the Reality of Buying in Today’s Climate, Millennials update.

Wednesday Jul 4th, 2018


  So much has changed for Canadians looking to buy their first home in Ontario. Today’s climate still marks a great opportunity for first-time home buyers however there’s a lot to consider. Be it buying a single-detached, semi-detached, townhouse, or condo, buying property in regions like Toronto and Peterborough does not have to be so complicated. This is our quick guide on the 4 things to consider if you’re a first-time home buyer about to enter into... [read more]

Benjaman Tal. Deputy Chief Economist with CIBC World Markets Inc.

Saturday Jun 23rd, 2018

Benjamin Tal

HERE ARE SOME OF THE MAIN POINTS Canada’s real estate boom in 2016 was driven demographics, low supply big demand and immigration policies   The Fair Housing Plan in Ontario was a government policy to out first-time home buyers from the market.     The plan drove rental prices higher and lowered the number of first-time buyers.   Rent controls are the best way to destroy a city.     Condos have been a... [read more]


Thursday Jun 21st, 2018


    Private Retreat Home/Farm set on approx 100 acres of gently rolling hills. 1000ft of frontage with the beautiful Ouse River running through the property. Located just 90 min from Toronto and approx. 15 min from Peterborough. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. This home has wood flooring, 2 wood stoves, 10 foot ceilings, laundry room on main floor,... [read more]


Thursday Jun 21st, 2018

Meet Magalie

SUMMER HOME INSPECTION   When inspecting your home during these summer months it is important to start from the top. Start the inspection at the roof and work your way down to the basement.   When inspecting the roof: no need to cover up from the cold winter wind, - Check the roof for any potentially missing shingles. -Check the eaves troughs to ensure they are clean and clear of debris -Check for loose flashing. If you do find this, make sure you secure... [read more]

Hay Time

Saturday Jun 2nd, 2018


Hay Time. Farming Time is here again, it is almost hay cutting time again. This is the time to get out the Haybine or Discbine and Balers, whether it is a Round or a Square Baler It is time to check them for leaks replace broken parts weld if required and get ready to cut. Load the tie in the Baler and make sure you have enough for the fields you have. Grease the balers and get the wrapper ready, and don’t forget to grease the Shaft. The Farmers Almanac says June 8th and... [read more]

Getting ready for summer

Tuesday May 29th, 2018


Hello Everyone, it has been a long long winter. It is time to get some Spring Cleaning done, a few pointers for the Spring.   First I would suggest that you change that furnace filter something that should be done every 10 weeks or 2 ½ months. Clean debris away from your air conditioning unit, turn it on and make sure it is working well so you wont be sitting outside when the temperature is in the mid 30’s.   Spring cleaning behind the appliances and... [read more]