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Saturday Dec 07th, 2019 Share

Story's Real News

Big Thank you....to Nick & Sylvie for hiring us to help you start your new life. They are off to B.C. and we wish them all the best. Next on my list of Big Thank you's are to the Story Team which once again proved that choosing the right people is not only a challenge but rewarding when everything jells together........Kathy, Jonathan, Pierre and Pia great work! As 2019 draws ever so closer to become history we have seen modest increases in the Market and a favorable mortgage...

Saturday Nov 30th, 2019 Share

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TechTalk......The revolution of the Bluetooth lockbox is upon us! The US has already adopted this system which improves accessibitity and appointment scheduling through SHOWTIME, which is essentially a reservation system that provides salespeople with the management of schedule showing appointments and market reports to the real estate industry. Why is this so good!!The current lockbox codes -can only be changed by the owner or the listing agent - so anyone who knows the code can access the...

Friday Nov 15th, 2019 Share

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Over 50 years as a Realtor and still enjoying ever minute....but this Saturday I will be donning a different hat, literally, I will be wearing a Fez.  Oakville Shriners will be marching on Saturday morning at 9:00am in the Santa Claus Parade starting at Reynolds and Lakeshore and yes I will be right there marching with my fellow Shriners. Bring the children, grandchildren and adults. I will not be riding a mini motorcycle. Actually, I am not allowed since my last time a few years...

Friday Nov 01st, 2019 Share

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Digital tools are not always the answer for today's borrowers!! Headlines in Real Estate Magazine......but are it could very well read are 'We Losing the Personal Touch'. A survey of borrowers earlier in the year revealed that, among borrowers who were offered online applications but opted not to use them, almost half (47%) said they prefer to work directly with a person. But 37% of lenders in the new Lenders Insights Survey believe one of the main ways that technology...

Friday Oct 25th, 2019 Share

Story's Real News

It's Friday and Real Estate agents are preparing for Open House, showings and marketing.....at the Story Team we are happy to serve our clients and here is how we do such a great job...Myself, Pia, Jonathan, Pierre and Kathy Skakun are all licensed to sell real estate, Pia is also a designer, our middle son, Emil, is a Mortgage Consultant with CIBC, so from the sale, the design/renovation right up to financing your home we have you covered!! We also have Lawyers and Home Inspectors that can...

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 2019 Share

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According to REM(the Real Estate Magazine) Millennials should look to invest in the U.S. While this is sage advice since the return of a $280,000US ($373,000CDN) investment in destination places such as Arizona or Florida can run anywhere between $3,000 - $5,000 a month in High Season (basically our Winter months) one must remember to consult a Canadian Tax Accountant to understand the Tax implications. If you are a cautious investor and like your money to be more fluid, then...

Friday Oct 18th, 2019 Share

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Good Friday afternoon.......Looks like many realtors are publishing the same news about Newcommers helping to boost the market, but one thing we should keep in mind is that Condominium sales are, also, continually keeping the market bouyant and builders are very busy building and reaping the rewards. If you are in the hunt for a new condominium don't forget to look at re-sales. In the re-sale market condominium fees are established and there is no paying rent while the building is...

Wednesday Oct 16th, 2019 Share

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Top 5 Home Renovations When Selling

Monday Mar 18th, 2019 Share

Top 5 Renovations When Selling

How to Choose the Right Mortgage

Monday Mar 18th, 2019 Share

How to Choose the Right Mortgage

5 steps to selling your home

Monday Mar 18th, 2019 Share

5 steps to selling your home

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