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Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson For many seniors the decision to give up the home you have had for so many years can be a difficult one. Reasons for contemplating a move can range from your home having too many stairs that are becoming too hard to navigate - to an aged furnace or shingles that will need costly repairs or replacement - to finding those grass cutting, snow removal and...

Thinking About Making a Move?

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson Inventory is low. Buyers are motivated. Prices are high. There has never been a better time to sell! Whether you are buying or selling - downsizing or making the move to a senior living community - start by enlisting the help of a LOCAL professional. In a tight market this will be the key to your success. An Accredited Senior Agent can help to guide you...

What is a ‘Pre-Sale’ Inspection & How Can it Help?

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson As we enjoy mid September in Muskoka, it is my pleasure to share with the Muskokan readership a series of informative editorials with tips for buying and selling Muskoka real estate in 2021.  Last week we looked at the difference between Exclusive and MLS listings. Now let’s explore one way that sellers can be proactive when it comes time to sell their...

What Is The Difference Between Exclusive & M.L.S. ?

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson As a Real Estate Broker, I often get asked about the difference between Exclusive & M.L.S. listings. Quite simply, an exclusive listing is one that is ‘not featured on the multiple listing service’ (aka www.realtor.ca). Sellers Have a Choice - Most properties will surely benefit from the exposure provided by the multiple listing service. ...

Fall Can Be a Great Time To Buy or Sell in Muskoka

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson As a professional Realtor, one of the most common questions that I get asked is ... “When is the right time to buy or sell?”  The reality is that no matter what the season, or the economy’s ups and downs, there are always opportunities in buying and selling real estate. Sellers - Late summer into early Fall is an excellent time to get the listing...

Selling Your Muskoka Cottage or Home? – First Impressions & Smells That Don’t Sell

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson Last week we took a closer look at the typical costs involved when buying real estate in Muskoka. This week let’s help sellers make the best first impressions and deal with the ‘Top 3 Smells’ that can turn buyers off. When it comes to selling real estate, first impressions are absolutely crucial. Prepare your property for sale by staring with these...

Buying Real Estate? – Here’s A Closer Look at the Typical Costs Involved

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson As we continue to enjoy great summer weather, it is my pleasure to share with the Muskokan readership a series of informative editorials with tips for buying and selling Muskoka real estate in 2021.  Last week we explored Proper Pricing, Preparation & Promotion For a Successful Sale. Now let’s take a closer look at the costs of buying that are often...

How to Achieve a Successful Sale – Even in Changing Markets

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson At this time of year, I often meet with property owners who have had their Muskoka cottages, homes or vacant land exposed to the market, but are frustrated at not having achieved a sale. Here are some important things for sellers to consider: Professional Representation - Real estate is one of your biggest investments - look for a well established...

Complimentary ‘Muskoka Cottage Real Estate Guide’

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson As we celebrate the end of July and the Civic Holiday long weekend, it is my pleasure to share with the Muskokan readership a series of informative editorials with tips for buying and selling Muskoka real estate in 2021. As a real estate broker, sharing information has always been one of my top priorities. That’s why I created my ‘Muskoka Cottage Real...

Trouble Finding The Perfect Muskoka Retreat? … Then Create It!

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson While available Muskoka cottage inventory remains at an all time low, one of the things I continue to hear from buyers is: “We simply can’t find what we’re looking for” ... “How can you help?” ... Well, I have some great suggestions to help buyers get exactly what they want: Refresh - In many cases a property can be totally transformed with...

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