Monthly Archives: January, 2015

Signs of an improperly functioning septic system – Kawartha Lakes Properties

septic 2 low resWarning signs of an improperly functioning septic system are many – some are obvious and some require more effort to notice.

Around the house

the grass over the system may become unusually green or spongy to walk on, toilets, showers and sinks may take longer to drain, occasional sewage odours may become noticeable, often after a rainfall, you may see gray or black liquids surfacing in your yard, or backing up through plumbing fixtures into the house.

In lakes and ponds

Leaks from septic systems can cause weeds and algae to grow in lakes and ponds. Just a small amount of additional phosphorus (which can come from soaps, shampoos, household cleaning products and detergents) in a lake or pond can make a huge difference in the amount of weeds that grow duri……

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Port 32 Real Estate – 2014 Market Review – Kawartha Lakes Properties

Port 32 Bobcaygeon16 Sales were recorded via the Kawartha Lakes Real Estate Association in 2014.

The average selling price for Port 32 resale homes per these 16 transactions was $393,875.

The average asking price for these same Port 32 homes was $413,944 which 4.85% under the asking price.

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Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value – Kawartha Lakes Properties

Guide for Sellers: Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value

10 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value To attract the maximum number of buyers and increase your home’s value, you want to offer a home that’s move-in ready and won’t require updating or maintenance. You also want to make sure your home delivers a knock-out first impression. To accomplish both, grab your tool belt and work your way down this list.

Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value:

1.Siding and exterior paint

The fastest way to make a great first impression with buyers is to paint the exterior of your home or replace the siding. A fresh exterior will look cleaner and more modern. Be sure to use colors that will appeal to the largest number of buyers (for example, orange is probably not a good choice). The knowledgeable staff at Town & Country Decorating are ready to help.

2.Windows and doors

If your home is a little more “mature” than others on the market, consider replacing old windows and doors with stylish and efficient alternatives. This may attract buyers who might otherwise pass on your home without even seeing it.

3.Landscaping and lighting

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Choosing the Right List Price – Kawartha Lakes Properties

Choosing the right list price for your Kawartha Lakes Real Estate

One of the most critical factors in selling a home quickly and for a good final sale price is choosing the right list price. There are several different approaches you can take to determine the right price for your property. Which one you choose depends on what strategy you want to use to attract buyers, and also how much risk you’re prepared to take in order to attract offers.

Many homeowners simply want to list their property at the highest price they believe the market can bear. They’ve seen what a few properties are selling for in their neighbourhood and then add an arbitrary percentage to reflect where they think the market will be by the time they sell in a month or two. This rather optimistic approach is favoured by sellers who want to ‘test the waters’ to see just how high the market might go. They think they can try the high end price first and adjust it downwards later if they don’t get results. As Brad Nelson your Bobcaygeon Coldwell Banker ® professional can tell you, this strategy can be a costly mistake. Overpricing your listing can have several potentially damaging repercussions. Salespeople will be less likely to recommend it to potential buyers, so you’ll get fewer viewings. They may pass it by in favour of other, more competitively priced listings, and in very little time, they’ll simply forget about it. Fewer viewers means fewer opportunities for your sales professional to convert those prospects into buyers.

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A Seller’s biggest mistake – Kawartha Lakes Properties

A Seller’s biggest mistake

If you’re thinking of selling your home, you’ll probably be interested in knowing about one of the most common mistakes homeowners make when they decide to sell their property. When the time comes to sell, everyone wants to get the best possible price for their home, but you need to carefully consider what sale price will ultimately net you the best result. Getting it wrong could result in a loss of what could amount to several thousand dollars in most major Canadian markets.

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