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146 Stinson’s Bay Drive, Kawartha Lakes

Water Front Property for Sale, 146 Stinson’s Bay Drive, Kawartha Lakes.

A well-appointed retreat on a quiet cul-de-sac in the waterfront community of Stinson’s bay providing comfortable, cottage living while offering chic, on trend design & décor along with upscale premium finishes throughout. The great-room combines dining & relaxing spaces & features a coffered tongue and groove ceiling complete with pot-lighting and crown moulding, a custom Kawartha stone façade fireplace, seamless hardwood flooring and stunning lake views from full length windows which enhance your connection to the lake. Designed for entertaining, the kitchen offers the family chef granite counters, a tumble-stone backsplash, ample pot drawers & storage, s/s appliances & a trendy centre island providing dining/prep & serve space fitted with s/s sink & wine fridge thus enabling guests to easily self-serve. Enjoy water views & walk outs from principal rooms & a lake view deck that steps down to a level lot with party sized bonfire pit. The lake is calling, bring your boat, the dock is included.

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Kawartha Lakes Real Estate – Market Watch Issue 14-11 – Kawartha Lakes Properties

Kawartha Lakes home sales post best November in more than a decade

Home sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Kawartha Lakes Real Estate Association Inc. came in above year-ago levels in November 2014.

Residential sales numbered 89 units in November 2014, an increase of 9.9 per cent compared to November 2013. November’s sales figure was the highest for the month since 2001, and stands just eight sales below the all-time November record.

On a year-to-date basis home sales were running 0.7 per cent ahead of the same period in 2013 and are on track for the best annual total in in seven years.

New residential listings on the Association’s MLS® System totalled 114 units in November 2014, up 3.6 per cent on a year-over-year basis.

There were 451 active residential listings on the Association’s MLS® System at the end of November, down 3.8 per cent from a year earlier.

There were 5.1 months of inventory at the end of November 2014, down from 5.8 months reported at the same time last year and below with the long-run average for this time of the year. The number of months of inventory is the number of months it would take to sell current inventories at the current rate of sales activity.

via Kawartha Lakes Real Estate – Market Watch Issue 14-11 – Kawartha Lakes Properties.

Blue Canoe – Coming to a shoreline near you!

Blue Canoe – Coming to a shoreline near you!

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Landowners along the shorelines of lakes within the City of Kawartha Lakes should keep an eye on the waters for the Blue Canoe team again this year, out for our third season!

Stewardship staff are traveling by canoe from dock to dock when weather permits, or door to door by foot, and attending local events and lake association meetings. They will be out on Balsam, Cameron, Pigeon, and Sturgeon lakes again this year, along with three new lakes that include Canal, Four Mile, and Mitchell lakes.

As the Blue Canoe team paddles across the Kawartha Lakes they are taking an important message; that you can protect water quality and contribute to the long-term health of your lake by following some easy property maintenance practices. During the visit, they will help you identify opportunities for preventing shoreline erosion, limiting aquatic weed and blue-green algae growth in the water, deterring Canada geese, and reducing E.coli in the nearshore water, among other issues you may be experiencing. They will also offer information about lake management planning.

“Meeting with our team is an opportunity to talk about the issues that are important to you, and get information on what you can do on your own property to help protect the lake!”

Since the launch of the program in 2012, the Blue Canoe Program has connected with more than 2,500 shoreline residents and cottagers in the Kawarthas through property visits, dock talks, and community events. This summer, they will visit many more, while following up with some of the people contacted during the previous seasons to provide further suggestions and technical support where needed.

To find out where the Blue Canoe is going next, go to the calendar at KawarthaConservation.com/bluecanoe. Approximate dates and locations are posted two weeks ahead of time. If the timing is not convenient, an appointment can be made by contacting Kawartha Conservation at 705.328.2271 ext. 238 or BlueCanoe@KawarthaConservation.com.

PC Laurie Scott re-elected in Haliburton – Kawartha Lakes – Brock | CTV Barrie News

Staff, CTV Barrie Published Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:09PM EDT Progressive Conservative Laurie Scott has been re-elected in the riding of Haliburton – Kawartha Lakes – Brock.CTV News made the call at 10:01 p.m. Scott beat out Liberal candidate Rick Johnston, NDP candidate Don Abel and Green candidate Arsalan Ahmad.Scott was the critic for the Women’s Directorate since Sept. 30, 2013 after being Critic for Natural Resources earlier in the year, and for Women’s Issues after she was elected in 2011. She serves on the General Government Committee. First elected in 2003, Scott retired briefly in 2007, and then changed her mind.Riding ProfileJust east of the Lake Simcoe, the City of Kawartha Lakes is mainly rural with Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon, Woodville, and Omemee.There is a bit of light industry with small steel plate rolling and machine and mould companies. Tourism is very big as the riding has 250 lakes and rivers, many of them linked by the scenic Trent-Severn Waterway.The area has lots of museums, lodges, cottages—many for rent—and 600 kilometres of ski and hiking trails.Agriculture and the agri-food sectors generate $86 million a year with beef cattle and dairy, swine, goats deer and herb farming, fruit and vegetables being the main products.The riding has the town and county of Haliburton and Minden; part of Peterborough County with the townships of Cavan-Millbrook-North Monaghan, Galway-Cavendish and Harvey; North Kawartha; and the Township of Brock—which touches on Lake Simcoe at Port Bolster.Brock was settled by veterans who served under General Sir Isaac Brock in the War of 1812, and includes Beaverton, Cannington, and Sunderland and the hamlets of Gamebridge, Manilla, Port Bolster, Sonya, and Wilfrid. The riding is second highest for percentage of seniors in its population.

via PC Laurie Scott re-elected in Haliburton – Kawartha Lakes – Brock | CTV Barrie News.

Selling your Kawartha Lakes Home – 5. Sign a listing agreement

selling real estate kawartha lakesChances are, if you’ve lived in your home for more than a few years, you can likely turn a tidy profit. That’s great news. But sealing the deal requires more than just a handshake. You’ll have to consider if now’s a good time to sell? What’s the best way to get the word out? How do you get top dollar for your property? These are just some of the questions that a REALTOR® can help answer.

5. Sign a listing agreement

Signing the listing agreement officially gives your REALTOR® the green light to start selling your home. See what’s involved.

The “Listing Agreement” authorizes your REALTOR® brokerage to market and sell your home. This agreement serves three purposes.

It defines your relationship, including the limits of your REALTOR®’s authority.

It provides detailed information about your home which can be placed on a real estate Board’s MLS® System to help potential buyers find you.

It forms the basis for drafting offers on your home.

Highlights of the Listing Agreement

Authority

This describes the legal relationship between you and the real estate brokerage, and sets a time limit for the REALTOR® to sell your home.

Exclusive or Multiple Listing Service®?

“Exclusive Listing” means that only your brokerage can find a buyer for your home. REALTORS® generally recommend a “Multiple Listing”, which allows them to put your home on a real estate Board’s MLS® System – a great tool to market your home and help find a buyer.

Price

You have the final say over this magic number, but your REALTOR® will have very useful advice on what price will attract buyers. Learn more about choosing the right asking price in Step 4: Determine your home’s asking price

Real estate commission

This may be a flat fee or a percentage of the final sale price. The compensation is agreed upon between you and the individual brokerage.

A physical description of your property

Your REALTOR® will itemize the lot size, your home’s age, the style of construction, number and size of the rooms, and any outstanding selling features such as “backs onto ravine” or “fabulous kitchen renovation”.

Legal information

This includes the lot number, land surveys and the zoning code.

Financial information

Let people know the numbers like the minimum deposit you require or if you have a low-interest rate mortgage that can be assumed.

Completion date

This lets everybody know how long you need to move out once your home is sold. 60 or 90 days is typical, but if you can be flexible this may help sell your home faster.

How the home will be shown

Your REALTOR® can make the arrangements for viewing appointments. Any specific instructions, such as “make sure the cat stays in” can also be noted.

What exactly is included in the price? Chattels and fixtures

Chattels are moveable items like washers and dryers, microwaves and window blinds. They’re not automatically included in the sale, but sellers will often include them to sweeten the deal.

Fixtures are permanent improvements to a property like central air conditioning, installed lighting and wall-to-wall carpeting. Fixtures are assumed to be included in the sale of the home unless you note otherwise. Maybe the dining room chandelier is family heirloom that you wish to take with you. The line between chattel and fixture can get blurry, so go over every item with your REALTOR®.

via howrealtorshelp.ca – Listing your home.

Selling your Kawartha Lakes Home – 7. Let your REALTOR® market your home

selling real estate kawartha lakesChances are, if you’ve lived in your home for more than a few years, you can likely turn a tidy profit. That’s great news. But sealing the deal requires more than just a handshake. You’ll have to consider if now’s a good time to sell? What’s the best way to get the word out? How do you get top dollar for your property? These are just some of the questions that a REALTOR® can help answer.

7. Let your REALTOR® market your home

It’s time for your REALTOR® to do their thing with a few old-fashioned, and some new-fashioned, marketing tools.

The “For Sale” Sign

Despite our leaps in technology, the “For Sale” sign continues to be an extremely effective way to advertise. Anybody responding to your sign is a solid lead because they’ve seen your home with their own eyes.

Traditional media

Your REALTOR® may choose any or all of the following: classified ads in the newspaper (often with a photo), ads in real estate publications, property listings on cable television and good old-fashioned mail. Neighbourhood mailers can be incredibly effective.

The power of the Internet

If you decide to have your home listed on a real estate Board’s MLS® System, you can also have your home advertised on http://www.REALTOR.ca, Canada’s most popular Internet research tool for residential real estate, and a big reason why over 85% of Canadians who search for a home start their search on the Internet.

REALTORS® really know how to network

Your REALTOR® is part of an extensive community of REALTORS® who collectively represent hundreds of eager buyers. REALTORS® can call other REALTORS®, who can call other REALTORS®, who can call other REALTORS®.

Ultimately, your home itself becomes a selling tool

Start with an open house for REALTORS®

A REALTOR® Open House is an efficient way to attract REALTORS® to see your home with their own eyes. If your home is perfect for one of their buyers, you can be sure they’ll rush right out and tell them! Your REALTOR® can organize everything and get the buzz started.

Next, an “Open House” for everybody

Many buyers want to get a feel for your neighbourhood before they start working with a REALTOR®. That’s why Open Houses to the public are so important. They usually last a few hours on a Saturday or Sunday, and there are a few simple but important rules to follow.

Make sure your home looks its finest

Your best buyer may just walk in off the street!

Lock away valuables

Most folks are decent, courteous and honest, but it’s wise to stash away jewelry, cameras and other small valuables. You can ask your REALTOR® to request a name and phone number from every visitor for added security.

Attend to any hazards

Is there an electrical cord somebody could trip on? Is there a chair that will collapse if somebody actually sits in it? Fix it, or lose it.

Avoid cooking foods with strong aroma

Almost nobody’s dream home smells like smoked herring!

The best way you can help: Don’t be there

You want people to feel relaxed and daydream that your home is their home. This just isn’t possible with you there. Go see a movie, or take your pets on a field trip.

A “lock box” makes it easier to show your home

A “lock box” is a small, secure box that’s affixed to your front doorknob. It’s a mini safe with a key to your house inside. REALTORS® are given a combination to the lock box, so they can show your home to interested buyers.

Be patient with visits. Hopefully they will lead to a great offer, soon.

via howrealtorshelp.ca – Listing your home.

Selling your Kawartha Lakes Home – 9. Receive an offer

selling real estate kawartha lakesChances are, if you’ve lived in your home for more than a few years, you can likely turn a tidy profit. That’s great news. But sealing the deal requires more than just a handshake. You’ll have to consider if now’s a good time to sell? What’s the best way to get the word out? How do you get top dollar for your property? These are just some of the questions that a REALTOR® can help answer.

9. Receive an offer

All of your hard work has paid off, but you won’t know exactly how much it’s paid off until you see the offer. This is an exciting, often emotional time, so be prepared.

Your REALTOR® can walk you through the process

You’ll see every offer

Your REALTOR® will present you every offer that’s submitted.

The buyer’s REALTOR® may be there too

He or she represents the buyer’s best interest in the negotiation. The buyer will likely not be there, so you can review and respond to their offer without any awkward pressure.

Your eyes will be immediately drawn to the price!

Here’s where emotions can really kick in. This isn’t a poker match, but remain calm. Your REALTOR® can provide advice before any judgments are made.

Discuss the offer

You may want to ask your REALTOR® for advice on the merits of the offer. Maybe it’s time for a high-five, or maybe it’s time to plan your counter offer. You may also wish some private time to discuss things with your partner.

Three options when responding to an offer

You can accept the offer

You got the price you were hoping for, maybe even more! The closing date looks good and there are no fussy conditions. Sold!

You can reject the offer

This offer isn’t even close.

You can “sign back” the offer

This offer is close, but something’s not quite right. Now the delicate art of negotiation begins, by “signing back”.

Reasons why you may want to “sign back”

You want more money

This is by far the most common reason people “sign back”. Everybody wants to get the most for their home, and as the saying goes “if you don’t ask, you don’t get”. Go for it, but don’t get too greedy and insult someone who has made a fair offer.

You want to change the closing date

Maybe your buyer wants to move in sooner than you’d like. Maybe you haven’t even started looking for a new home! You can “sign back” a compromise closing date. Perhaps the buyer will compensate you for the inconvenience of living in a motel for a few weeks.

There may be some undesirable conditions on the offer

Conditions are points of contention that must be fulfilled in order for the sale to go through. Here are some common ones.

Buyer to obtain financing

If the buyer doesn’t have a mortgage lined up, he or she will often put in this condition. The sale will only go through if the buyer can get the mortgage he or she wants.

Approval to assume mortgage

You have a great mortgage rate on the property and the buyer only wants your home if he or she can also take over your easy payments.

Sale of purchaser’s home

The buyer hasn’t sold their existing home yet and he or she wants to be protected from the expense of owning two properties. You might want to ask their REALTOR® about the other home and its odds of selling soon.

Property Inspection

This condition is becoming standard practice. Refusing a home inspection before sale is highly suspicious to a buyer, and may spoil the deal.

The art of counter-offers and negotiation

A successful negotiation is one that leaves both you and the buyer feeling satisfied with the outcome. This is a highly emotional time, so be sure to regularly “check your head”, and ask yourself “How important is this particular detail to me? Am I willing to jeopardize a sale over this?” Remember once you “sign back” an offer, you are releasing the buyer from their offer and he or she is free to walk away. Your REALTOR® can help you every step of the way.

via howrealtorshelp.ca – Closing the sale.

Selling your Kawartha Lakes Home – 10. Close the sale

selling real estate kawartha lakesChances are, if you’ve lived in your home for more than a few years, you can likely turn a tidy profit. That’s great news. But sealing the deal requires more than just a handshake. You’ll have to consider if now’s a good time to sell? What’s the best way to get the word out? How do you get top dollar for your property? These are just some of the questions that a REALTOR® can help answer.

10. Close the sale

Your negotiations were a success. But before your house is truly sold, it’s time for the vital final steps known as “closing”. Your REALTOR® and lawyer will take care of the many complicated and time-consuming legal maneuvers. That’s why you hired pros.

Canada’s money laundering reporting requirements

By the time you accept an offer, your REALTOR® will also advise you of reporting requirements by FINTRAC, the federal agency responsible for administering Canada’s Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing legislation and regulations.

Your REALTOR® is required by federal law to complete a client identification form, and must ask you as the vendor or seller for verified ID such as a driver’s license or passport. You can find out more on the FINTRAC web site at http://www.fintrac-canafe.gc.ca.

You still have plenty to do. Your closing checklist should include:

Advise your lawyer that an Agreement has been signed. Make sure your lawyer is ready to close the transaction.

Immediately begin satisfying any conditions of the agreement that require action on your part before the set date of completion creeps up on you.

Notify your lawyer and lending institution if the buyer is assuming your mortgage.

Contact the utilities, telephone and cable companies about transferring or removing service. Your lawyer will often handle the transfer of utilities.

Call your insurance agent and arrange cancellation or transfer of your homeowner’s insurance.

Contact a moving company to arrange your move on or prior to closing date.

Send out your change of address notices and advise the post office. Notify the Ministry of Transportation about your new address for driver’s license and registration.

Notify your REALTOR® immediately if anything changes about your property or your situation.

Contact with your lawyer

If you plan to “discharge” or pay off your mortgage with proceeds of the sale, your lawyer will obtain a statement from your lender showing your outstanding balance on the mortgage, and any penalties you’ll have to pay to discharge the mortgage.

A few days before closing, your lawyer will ask you to sign the paperwork that enables the title to be transferred to the buyer.

On closing day, your lawyer will receive and distribute the proceeds from the sale, pay off your mortgage and other costs, and give you a cheque for the net proceeds.

via howrealtorshelp.ca – Closing the sale.

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Kawartha Lakes Home Sellers e-book Library “What You Need to Know”: – Seller Customer Service Agreement Explained

To enhance your Kawartha Lakes Real Estate selling experience, it’s our job as real estate professionals to provide you with as much valuable information as possible. It is essential that Kawartha Lakes Real Estate sellers be aware of all aspects of the real estate market before making a major decision. We are here to make this process stress-free and rewarding. The Kawartha Lakes Home Seller’s e-book Library is a growing source of “What You Need to Know” articles explain the process and introduces you to the legal forms typically encountered in the sale of your Kawartha Lakes Real Estate.

Please access our free reports today!

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Sturgeon Lake Waterfront Selling Prices | Bobcaygeon Real EstateBobcaygeon Real Estate

Average Selling Price:$396,753.33

Average Selling Price was 107% of Assessed Value

Average Asking Price was 112% of Assessed Value

Fast Facts about Sturgeon Lake

via Sturgeon Lake Waterfront Selling Prices | Bobcaygeon Real EstateBobcaygeon Real Estate.

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