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The Cost of Selling Your Home Without Me

The Cost of Selling Your Home Without Me Everybody enjoys saving money. Many people figure they can save money by selling a home on their own — without using a real estate agent. However, whether you’re buying or selling, you’re involved in an intricate process requiring many specialists.   Here’s a few compelling disadvantages to selling your house yourself:   You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know Homeowners selling without the services of a licensed professional are treading murky waters.  The truth is that even though we live in the age of information, finding out what your home is worth is not as easy as heading over to Zolo and entering your address.  Part of the value that realtors bring to the table is their access to their local board’s MLS data. Every realtor in Windsor-Essex that sells a home listed on MLS is required to enter all sales data for that transaction within days of the sale.  This means that realtors can accurately see the breadth of the market and accurately determine the current value of…

2646 Chandler, Windsor Home For Sale!

2646 Chandler, Windsor Home For Sale! Type: Single Family  Building Type:  House Address: 2646 Chandler City: Windsor, ON Bedrooms: 3 + 1 Bathrooms: 2 List Price: $279,900 OPEN HOUSE: Saturday May 11th, 2019 from 1-3pm My newest listing, 2646 Chandler, is a fully renovated and professionally decorated ranch that is sure to impress. This home features a spacious custom country kitchen, 3+1 bedrooms (den can easily be converted back), fully finished basement with a gas fireplace and custom wet bar. Updates include: all vinyl double-hung windows, engineered hardwood floors (2018), roof (2011), re-insulated (2014), EEF furnace (leased for $84.99/month), central air (5yrs and owned). Outside you'll find a 1.5 car garage and a serene back yard. Done to the 9's and completely turn-key, close to all amenities. You'll have to see it to truly appreciate it. To learn more about this property for sale, email me or call me today at (519) 818-8989. I would be happy to answer any questions you have about this great…

1438 Central, Windsor Home For Sale!

1438 Central, Windsor Home For Sale! Type: Single Family  Building Type:  House Address: 1438 Central City: Windsor, ON Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 1 List Price: $179,900 My newest listing, 1438 Central Ave, is much larger than it appears! With 1,145 sq ft, this 4 bedroom home features: a living room with oak mantle gas fireplace, spacious oak kitchen, open concept floor plan, new roof (2013),  and a new EEF furnace (2017). Outside you'll find a fenced-in yard with a patio and sundeck and a 1.5 car garage (needs TLC).   1438 Central is in a perfect central location putting you close to all amenities. To learn more about this property for sale, email me or call me today at (519) 818-8989. I would be happy to answer any questions you have about this great property and to arrange your personal viewing of this property.

The Case for Hiring a Home Stager When You’re Selling

The Case for Hiring a Home Stager When You’re Selling Home staging has become an increasingly formidable force in helping people sell their homes more quickly and for more money. Its overall goal is to help prospective home buyers emotionally connect with a space, hopefully leading to an offer to buy. Home staging isn’t limited to just high-end properties. It has become a norm for homes at all price points. While staging may seem like an additional hassle and expense, the investment can pay off. Here’s a guide to home staging, including the benefits, process and reasons to hire a home staging professional if you’re considering a move.   What Does a Home Stager Do?  A home stager gets your home ready to sell by making it look more attractive to a large number of potential buyers. Home stagers often are interior designers, or have worked as one in the past, and use their design skills to make your home look its best. They may rearrange existing furniture to optimize your floor plan, remove furnishings and declutter key areas, choose…

3424 Deerbrook, Windsor Home For Sale!

3424 Deerbrook, Windsor Home For Sale! Type: Single Family  Building Type:  House Address: 3424 Deerbrook City: Windsor, ON Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 List Price: $309,900 My newest listing, 3424 Deerbrook, is an absolutely beautiful brick home in Forest Glade. Featuring a gorgeous updated kitchen with granite (2014), updated baths, main floor family room with air tight fireplace and hardwood floors, formal dining room, cathedral ceiling with skylight, and spacious bedrooms with an oversized master. The basement is fully finished,  providing over 2,300 sq ft of living space in the home. Outside there's a beautiful fenced rear yard with a sundeck and patio.  This home is move-in ready and will not last long! To learn more about this property for sale, email me or call me today at (519) 818-8989. I would be happy to answer any questions you have about this great property and to arrange your personal viewing of this property.

Meet Your Realtor®

Meet Your Realtor® Buying or selling a home can be daunting. In fact, it can be a full-time job. For many people, it makes sense to hire an expert to handle the time-consuming tasks and the nitty-gritty details. Real estate agents take work off your hands and help you get a better deal. Your REALTOR® will advertise your home, arrange showings, answer questions and help you through the negotiation phase. Not all agents are the same. Learn more about who I am and why you should choose me for your next real estate transaction.   How Long Have I Been In Business? I have been a full-time REALTOR® since 1991. Helping buyers and sellers find the perfect fit is a genuine passion of mine. Looking on your own can get discouraging but I have the inside scoop to find the perfect home for your family.   What is my Marketing Plan? I examine all of my listings on a case-by-case basis and provide personalized care for each of my clients. With 28 years of experience, I ensure you receive top dollar for your home by…

2848 Riviera, Windsor Home For Sale!

2848 Riviera, Windsor Home For Sale! Type: Single Family  Building Type:  House Address: 2848 Riviera City: Windsor, ON Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 List Price: $389,900 My newest listing, 2848 Riviera, is a beautiful home in a prime South Windsor location. With a whopping 2,340 sq ft, this gem features: 5 formal bedrooms and 3 baths, new bright kitchen with quartz counter tops (2017), vinyl replacement windows, hardwood floors throughout, sun room, spacious master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in closet, updated inground salt water pool with change room and much more! Steps away from great schools (Bellewood & Notre Dame) and parks. To learn more about this property for sale, email me or call me today at (519) 818-8989. I would be happy to answer any questions you have about this great property and to arrange your personal viewing of this property.

Reborn Walker Power Building to showcase unearthed railroad turntable

Reborn Walker Power Building to showcase unearthed railroad turntable Read the Windsor Star article below to find out more about the recently-discovered 1880s railroad turntable that will be displayed at the Walker Power Building. Courtesy: https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/reborn-walker-power-building-to-showcase-unearthed-railroad-turntable Brian Cross  A recently discovered 1880s railroad turntable will be preserved and put on display beneath a glass floor in the Walker Power Building currently undergoing an $11-million rebirth. Right now, the turntable looks like a Roman ruin unearthed by archeologists, located about six feet beneath the building’s ground floor and sharing the excavated base with the building’s big columns. “This thing here is one of the oldest structures around here, I don’t think there’s anything this old,” structural engineer Piero Aleo of Aleo Associates, a part-owner of Walker Power Building Inc. and quarterback for the project, said Wednesday as he showed off the discovery. He always knew about the presence…

20 Essential Home Selling Tips for Windsor-Essex County

20 Essential Home Selling Tips for Windsor-Essex County 1. Understand the Windsor-Essex Real Estate Market –  What’s moving the market? If you don’t know, make sure your agents does. Understanding the current Real Estate climate in Windsor-Essex is critical to know what the local trends are for your neighbourhood.   2. A tidy, uncluttered home sells – A messy or cluttered home can knock thousands of dollars off of your profit.  Money can be lost for not putting in a little elbow grease. Perhaps one of the greatest payoffs to home selling will be the time you spend preparing your home for the sale.   3. The list price matters – Price your home to sell. The first day you list your home will attract the most qualified and most interested Buyers. A listing that stagnates on the market for weeks and months on end becomes stale and often stigmatized why the home hasn’t sold.  They’ll either assume something is wrong with the home or that it’s priced too high. If Buyers think something is wrong, they’ll want a discount…

Tougher mortgage rules can’t hold down these 2 Ontario housing markets

Tougher mortgage rules can’t hold down these 2 Ontario housing markets Year-old federal rules that make it harder to qualify for a mortgage haven’t taken the wind out of the sales in two “resilient” Ontario housing markets while some bigger cities elsewhere in the country have struggled in the policy’s wake. “Markets such as London and Windsor remain tight and have proved resilient to the stricter mortgage stress tests implemented on January 1st, 2018,” writes Marc Desormeaux, a provincial economist for Scotiabank Economics, in a recent report. Those stress tests, which apply to uninsured mortgages (putting down 20 percent means you don’t need to get mortgage insurance), increased the rate at which applicants need to qualify for a mortgage by 200 basis points. BC realtors say the test has made a dent in their markets, industry group Mortgage Professionals Canada has opposed it in its current form, and so has the Ontario Real Estate Association. So what’s helped London and Windsor weather the storm? “I think in both cases they’ve seen…

303 Shoreview, Windsor Home For Lease!

303 Shoreview, Windsor Home For Lease! Type: Single Family  Building Type:  House Address: 303 Shoreview City: Windsor, ON Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 List Price: $3,350/month My newest listing, 303 Shoreview, is a 2 storey, 5 bed, 3.5 bath located in prestigious rendezvous shores. With over 3,000 sq ft, this elite property features: an incredible custom maple kitchen with all of the upgrades and matching entertainment station and wet bar, granite, stunning ensuite w/whirlpool tub, massive walk-in closet, newly finished basement with infloor radiant heat, new hardwood floors, 3 car garage with heated floors, balcony off oversized master bedroom, surround sound throughout whole house, beautiful landscaping and so much more. 1 year minimum lease. To learn more about this property for lease, email me or call me today at (519) 818-8989. I would be happy to answer any questions you have about this great property and to arrange your personal viewing of this building.

65 Russell, Essex Home Sold!

65 Russell, Essex Home Sold! Type: Single Family  Building Type:  House Address: 65 Russell City: Essex, ON Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 1 List Price: $189,900 My newest listing, 65 Russell, was built in 1885 and has been lovingly cared for by 3 generations of the same family. With approximately 1,300 sq ft, this cozy and charming home features: 4 bedrooms & 1 bath, spacious master, high grade laminate flooring, vinyl replacement windows, EEF furnace and C/A (3 yrs), roof (10 yrs), electrical update (2 yrs), above ground pool (6 yrs), and pump (2 yrs) can be converted back to salt water. You can enjoy your private retreat back yard with mature trees. Located just a stone's throw away from shopping, dining, medical and schools.  To learn more about this Essex property for sale, email me or call me today at (519) 818-8989. I would be happy to answer any questions you have about this great investment property and to arrange your personal viewing of this building.


Rob Gruich
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