Thinking About Making a Move?

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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 through the process and get the results you want.

Here are some of the many items that you can gather together before you meet with your Realtor:

Tax Assessment Documents – A copy of your most recent municipal property tax bill will help to confirm ownership, legal description of the property and the yearly property tax amount paid.  The MPAC Notice of Assessment is also helpful as it indicates the phased assessment value of the property over a four-year period.

Utility Bills & Services – When working with buyers, it is very common for them to request information regarding operating costs such as hydro and fuel (gas, oil, wood, etc.), so it’s good to have details available for the last 12 month period. If you do not have municipal services is there a recent water test?  When was the last time the septic was pumped out?

Property Survey – How old is the survey? Does it still accurately reflect the property and all structures? Be sure to let your Realtor know if there have been any changes.

Miscellaneous – Other helpful items can include maintenance history and repair receipts, floor plans if available (actual or proposed), photographs of your property with gardens in bloom, fall colours or those coveted sunrises/sunsets. And don’t forget to have extra keys cut for the house or cottage, plus any other buildings on the property that your Realtor will need access to for showings.

Wondering what your Muskoka property is worth these days?  Call Maggie Tomlinson today for a complimentary, confidential consultation.


Maggie Tomlinson is a professional Real Estate Broker with Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage, serving her clients from the heart of Muskoka. Maggie has successfully been actively marketing and selling cottages, homes, vacant land and commercial properties for years.
If you have any questions about buying or selling, your answers are always just a phone call or email away.
705.644.9283[email protected]

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