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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.

Unit 509 - 111 Riverside Dr E, Windsor Condo For Sale!

Unit 509 - 111 Riverside Dr E, Windsor Condo For Sale! Type: Single Family  Building Type:  Apartment Address: 111 - Unit 509 Riverside Dr E City: Windsor, ON Bedrooms: 0 Bathrooms: 1 List Price: $78,000 My newest listing, Unit 509 - 111 Riverside Dr E, is a quaint and cozy studio in the downtown core and located just steps from everything. Very affordable living and perfect for a University of Windsor downtown campus student rental. New windows will be installed next month (Dec 10). Deeded underground parking included. Common fees include all utilities. Amenities include outdoor salt water pool, exercise room, and dry sauna. To learn more about this Windsor 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.

1368 Albert, Windsor Home For Sale!

1368 Albert, Windsor Home For Sale! Type: Single Family  Address: 1368 Albert City: Windsor, ON Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 List Price: $139,900 My latest listing, 1368 Albert, is a solid brick duplex, that is currently vacant and offers immediate possession. Updates include: roof (3 yrs), new furnace (1yr) & central air (3yr), majority vinyl replacement windows, energy audit complete, retrofit complete, and off street parking for 3 cars. 1368 Albert is located near the Ford City district and is steps away from dining, shopping and schools. To learn more about this Windsor 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.

849 Kildare Rd. Historic Windsor Home for Sale!

849 Kildare Rd. Historic Windsor Home for Sale! Click Here for The Complete Property Listing 849 Kildare Rd. offers you an outstanding chance to own a truly historic property in Windsor, Ontario. Construction in 1906, this home is also known as the Victor Williamson House, or The Cobbles. This home is a unique, 2.5 Storey mansion located in the neighbourhood of Olde Walkerville. This home is an outstanding example of the grand houses that were being constructed for prominent Walkerville families at the beginning of the twentieth century. The heritage property at 849 Kildare Ave. is considered a local landmark in one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in Windsor. In addition to being the 1906-1925 home of Victor Williamson, the premiere Walkerville home builder at the time, “The Cobbles”  also housed Polish Army Offices and acted as the residence for the Canadian Women’s Army Corps during the World War II. There are a number of unique elements to this home that allow it to truly stand out, including the cobblestone construction,…

Bank of Canada wants rates back to normal – here’s what that means for your mortgage, line of credit

Bank of Canada wants rates back to normal – here’s what that means for your mortgage, line of credit Read the article below to find out where interest rates are expected to go in the near future and how this could affect your next mortgage and other borrowing. Then, to learn more about the current market for real estate in Windsor and Essex County and what these changing interest rates could mean for you, call me at (519) 818-8989 or email me today.  By Rob Carrick, Personal Finance Columnist - The Globe and Mail Today’s interest rates are still at jaw-dropping, forehead-slapping, eye-popping lows if you judge by historical standards. So when the Bank of Canada talks about bringing rates back to more normal levels, you better listen up. Rates have already risen in the past 15 months and it now looks like there’s a fair bit more to come. Brace yourself for numbers you’ve never seen if you got into the housing market after the 2008-09 global financial crisis sent rates plunging. The benchmark rate set by the central bank is called the overnight rate and it’s now at 1.75 per cent,…

1338 George, Windsor Home Sold!

1338 George, Windsor Home Sold! Type: Single Family  Address: 1338 George City: Windsor, ON Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 List Price: $129,900 My latest listing, 1338 George, is truly a gem! Move-in ready, this incredibly well-kept 3 bedroom home features: vinyl replacement windows, updated roof (6 years), a new porch and sidewalk, re-insulated, off-street parking, a fenced in yard and so much more!  1338 George is  located near 3 bus routes, and is steps away from shopping and schools. To learn more about this cozy Windsor 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.

3764 Poplar, Windsor Home Sold!

3764 Poplar, Windsor Home Sold! Type: Single Family  Address: 3764 Poplar  City: Windsor, ON Bedrooms: 2 + 1 Bathrooms: 1 List Price: $229,900 My latest listing, 3764 Poplar, is a charming 2+1 bedroom home located on a large 72' lot. The open concept design includes an updated kitchen and bath, EEF furnace (2016), plaster construction, main floor family room with a gas fireplace opening to a gorgeous park-like backyard and overlooking the inground pool (pump and liner 2018) and so much more!  3764 Poplar is move-in ready and close to schools, parks, and shopping. Built for entertaining with immediate possession available. To learn more about this terrific Windsor multi-family 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.

1025 Lena, Windsor Home Sold!

1025 Lena, Windsor Home Sold! Type: Single Family  Address: 1025 Lena  City: Windsor, ON Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 List Price: $109,900 My latest listing, 1025 Lena Ave is a very well kept bungalow located on a quiet boulevard just steps away from the University of Windsor. Offering 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, this home features refinished hardwood floors, natural trim, remodeled kitchen, vinyl replacement windows, newer roof, updated plumbing and electrical, furnace inspected and maintained annually, fenced yard and off-street parking. Immediate possession available. 1025 Lena is move-in ready and perfect for first time home buyers or those looking to downsize. To learn more about this terrific Windsor multi-family 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.

1985 College, Windsor Multi-Family Building Sold!

1985 College, Windsor Multi-Family Building Sold! Type: Multi-Family Property Address: 1985 College Ave. City: Windsor, ON Units: 8 List Price: $725,000.00 Attention investors: my latest property for sale is an outstanding multi-family building near the University of Windsor. 1985 College offers eight units, including four bachelor units (474 sq ft.) and four one bedroom units (747 sq ft.). The building itself is in impeccable condition with vinyl replacement windows, new rubber membrane roof (2018), energy efficient furnaces, cement board behind the tile on all tub/shower units, all newer appliances, coin operated laundry, tenant parking and storage, update fire plan in place and much more. To see more of 1985 College Ave. for yourself, view my 3D tour below: This property is a turnkey operation for investors interested in a great building in a sought-after location. To learn more about this terrific Windsor multi-family property for sale, email me or call me today at (519) 818-8989. I would be happy to answer any questions you have…


Rob Gruich
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