sasha dear: Open Houses. Do They Work? - 06/27/11 10:51 AM
If you are asking if an open house will help sell your home, then my answer is "unlikely".
Before the Internet boom (before the majority of people turned to the Internet to find their next home), people relied on printed MLS books, newspaper listings, Real Estate magazines, and driving around their desired neighbourhoods to find open houses. Back in those days (before 1995), open houses were an effective way to help sell a home. The people who entered the open house were actually ‘likely buyers' who were in the market to actively search for a home to purchase.
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sasha dear: iPhone App for Muskoka Real Estate - 06/23/11 12:57 PM
Available for FREE download from the iTunes Store. Just search for Muskoka and the MuskokaRealty App will display. This App gives you access to current real estate listings in Muskoka and surrounding areas. All information contained in this app is up-to-date in 'real time'.
What better way to search for real estate listings in Muskoka, or to be kept up to date on Muskoka news!
Statistical publications show a huge success in mobile internet applications. In fact, experts predict that by 2014, mobile internet users will far outweigh desktop users.
iPhone Applications still out-weigh any other systems apps, but Android is … (0 comments)

sasha dear: Marketing Your Home For Sale - 06/23/11 11:26 AM

I went to a Home Exhibition. There were two exhibitors 'selling' the same product. One of them placed a fake glass of beer on their display. This exhibitor attracted at least 10 times more potential consumers to their display than their competitor. I am not suggesting that you place a glass of beer in your pictures when selling your home or cottage...but I do suggest you pick a Real Estate Salesperson who knows how to take marketing your listing to a higher level. Contact me for details ;)
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sasha dear: Muskoka River Cottage For Sale - 06/23/11 11:18 AM
Beautifully renovated cottage on extensively landscaped grounds with access to Lake Muskoka. Open concept kitchen/dining/living and 3 bedrooms. Refinished hardwood floors, new broadloom in bedrooms, roof shingles 2009, renovated kitchen and bathroom. Cottage built well, with good insulation and extra steel support beams. Spring fed well allows option to use year round. Freshly painted inside and out, and some newer windows. Includes a well pump house, large utility shed, dock shed. Can be sold `turn-key` if desired! Just move right in!Located on quiet inlet off the Muskoka River. Access for medium motorized boat at own dock. Boat to Lake Muskoka or … (1 comments)

sasha dear: Fix her up! - 06/16/10 06:10 PM
Looking for a great fixer-upper? This 5 bedroom home is being sold under power of sale in an "as is" condition. This one is priced right to fix up and flip! Located near Utterson, Muskoka, just 10 minutes outside of Bracebridge, and on a large treed lot.
Family house for sale in Utterson. Close to Bracebridge and ammentities. Large country lot. Handy man or woman needed! $127,900

 

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sasha dear: Be Nice To The Locals - 05/25/10 04:21 PM
  Planning your weekend away at the 'cottage' can be so much fun! You spend your work day thinking about it...and "can't wait till Friday" when you make the 2-3 hour journey north to the peace and tranquility of Muskoka surroundings. BBQ's, boat rides, bonfires and partying with friends and family!
You are nearly there! Just need to stop into the local store to buy supplies. OOOPPS! Somewhere between stepping out of your car and stepping into the store, your decency and respect disappears!
You are in such a rush to get to the cottage that you forget to...slow down...take … (1 comments)

sasha dear: Spring Cleaning au naturel - 05/10/10 07:09 PM
Let Spring Cleaning Come Naturally
Did you know that your home can sparkle this spring without using any chemicals?  Choose from a wide array of eco friendly cleaners on the market or simply make your own with household ingredients such as vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice.  Here are a few tips to help you become a natural when it comes to spring cleaning: 
The Bathroom Want to bring out a natural shine to your sinks, toilets, and tubs?  Create a gentle scouring paste by mixing 4 tbsp baking soda with 1 tbsp water. Generously sprinkle either table salt or baking … (0 comments)

sasha dear: Muskoka Lakes Real Estate Sales Feb 2010 - 03/01/10 12:41 PM
Here is a chart showing Muskoka Lakes Real Estate sales for the month of February 2008, 2009, 2010. The chart shows residential, recreational, condo, and vacant lot sales for Muskoka Lakes.

You will notice that there are no condo sales in the Muskoka Lakes region for the past 3 years.
Muskoka Lakes Real Estate sales for February 2009 were at zero for residential, recreational, condo and vacant lots. Feb 2009 revealed a negative market for Real Estate sales in Muskoka Lakes area.
2010 shows a positive bounce back for February in residential, and especially Muskoka Lakes recreational and vacant lot … (4 comments)

sasha dear: Huntsville, Muskoka Real Estate Sales Feb 2010 - 03/01/10 12:30 PM
This chart shows untsville Muskoka Real Estate sales for February 2008, 2009, 2010. The chart shows residential, recreational, condo and vacant lot Real Estate sales in Huntsville Muskoka.

Recreational and condo sales show no drastic change for the month of February over the past three years.
There has been a steady increase in Huntsville residential Real estate since 2008, and a steady decrease in February Real Estate sales for Huntsville vacant lots.
Overall, a balanced Real Estate market for Huntsville Muskoka.
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sasha dear: Lake of Bays, Muskoka Real Estate Sales Feb 2010 - 03/01/10 12:22 PM
Here is a chart showing Lake of Bays Muskoka Real Estate sales forb the month of February 2008, 2009, 2010. The chart shows Real estate sales in Lake of Bays Muskoka for residential, recreational, condo and vacant lots.

You will notice that condo sales for the month of February have remained consistant with zero interest to buy a condo in February in Lake of Bays Muskoka area. This may be due to lack of condo actives for that area. While recreational and vacant lot real estate sales in Lake of bays is down in 2010 compared to prevoius two years, … (1 comments)

sasha dear: Haliburton, Muskoka Real Estate Sales Feb 2010 - 03/01/10 12:10 PM
Here is a chart showing Haliburton Muskoka Real Estate sales for the month of February 2008, 2009, 2010.
The chart shows Haliburton Muskoka Real Estate sales for residential, recreational, codo and vacant lots.

You will notice that Condo sales in the Haliburton Muskoka area remain consistantly at zero with no apparent desire to purchase a condo in the month of February.
While the Haliburton Real Estate sales for residential and vacant lots have decreased since 2008, there seems to be an increased desire to purchase recreational property in 2010 compared to previous two years.
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sasha dear: Gravenhurst, Muskoka Real Estate Sales Feb 2010 - 03/01/10 11:57 AM
Here is a chart showing Gravenhurst Muskoka Real estate sales for February 2008, 2009, 2010.

You will notice that for the month of February, there has been a steady decline in Gravenhurst Muskoka Residential Real estate sales. Gravenhurst recreational sales have remained consistant, and a decline in Gravenhurst vacant lot sales since 2008. Gravenhurst Condo Real estate sales have bounced back since 2008.
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sasha dear: Bracebridge Muskoka Real Estate Sales Update - 03/01/10 11:49 AM
Here is a chart showing Bracebridge Muskoka Real Estate sales for the month of February compared to 2008, 2009 and 2010.

You will notice that the Bracebridge Muskoka Real Estate Residential sales have remained consistant throughout the past 3 years, as with vacant lot sales for this month. Where condo sales have increased, recreational sales have dropped.
Overall, a steady real estate market shows in Bracebridge, with no drastic variances for the month of February over the past 3 years.
 
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sasha dear: Muskoka Real Estate Sales Prices 2008/2009 - 02/02/10 09:59 AM
Below is a chart that shows all Muskoka Real estate sales for 2009 compared to Muskoka Real Estate sales in 2008. The price brackets are indicated on the left of the gragh, and the total number of units sold in Muskoka are indicated within the gragh.

You will notice that, apart from Real Estate sales that are under $100,000 there has been an increase in the Muskoka Real Estate sales value. This shows a positive bounce back in the Muskoka Real estate market compared to 2008. The most dramatic increase in sales was in the price range of $260,000 to … (4 comments)

sasha dear: Haliburton, Muskoka Real Estate Sales January 2010 - 02/02/10 09:34 AM
The chart below shows the number of Real Estate sales in Haliburton, Muskoka for January 2010 compared to same time last year. You will notice that there has been 100% increase in Haliburton Real Estate sales so far this year.

The chart below shows the average sale price of Haliburton Real Estate. Again, there has been an increase compared to last year. The average sale price for Haliburton is generally low for January, as the majority of sales comprise of vacant land lots in Haliburton area.

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sasha dear: Lake of Bays, Muskoka Real Estate Sales January 2010 - 02/02/10 09:25 AM
The chart below shows the number of Real Estate units sold in Lake of Bays, Muskoka for January 2010 compared to January 2009. You will see a 50% decrease in the Real Estate sales for Lake of Bays so far this year.

The chart below shows the average Real Estate selling price for Lake of Bays. The increase has been dramatic compared to same time last year. Although the number of Real Estate units sold are down, the average sale price for Lake of Bays, Muskoka has risen. This is caused by the purchase of the higher end homes or … (2 comments)

sasha dear: Gravenhurst, Muskoka Real Estate Sales January 2010 - 02/02/10 08:52 AM
The chart below shows Gravenhurst, Muskoka Real Estate sales for january 2010 compared to january 2009. You will notice that the number of Real Estate units sold has remained the same in Gravenhurst so far this year.

The chart below shows the average Real Estate selling price in Gravenhurst, Muskoka. You will notice a decrease in the average Real Estate selling price for Gravenhurst compared to last year. More of the lower priced homes sold this year compared to same time last year. A few more first time home buyers taking advantage of the low interest rates.

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sasha dear: Huntsville, Muskoka Real Estate Sales January 2010 - 02/02/10 08:41 AM
The chart below shows Huntsville, Muskoka Real Estate sales January 2010 compared to January 2009. You see there has been an increase in the amount of Huntsville, Muskoka Real Estate sales compared to last year.

The chart below shows the average Real Estate selling price in Huntsville, Muskoka. You will notice that there is a decrease in Huntsville Real Estate average selling price compared to last year. This may be caused by more vacant land lots being sold this year compared to last year, thus bringing the average Real Estate selling price down in Huntsville.

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sasha dear: Bracebridge, Muskoka Real Estate Sales January 2010 - 02/02/10 08:29 AM
The chart below shows the number of Real Estate sales in Bracebridge, Muskoka for January 2010, compared to January 2009. You can see there has been an increase in Bracebridge sales, Muskoka sales.
 

The chart below shows the average selling price of Real Estate in Bracebridge, Muskoka for January 2010 compared to January 2009. You see that there is a considerable increase for January 2010. This may be caused by the fact that the sale of land lots made the majority of sales in January 2009.

Overall, Bracebridge, Muskoka Real Estate has shown a positive bounce-back from what … (1 comments)

sasha dear: Canadian Real Estate Market Update - 01/23/10 11:18 AM
The following article will be of interest to any person considering selling or buying a home in todays Canadian Real estate market. Although there is still public nervousness regarding job stability, the housing market has not taken the fall that was originally speculated by buyers.
I spoke with various investors at the beginning of 2009, who thought it would be best to hold off until the market hit rock bottom. There are a few areas that have been hurt badly, but overall, we are in a good position. Holding off was perhaps not the wisest choice for some.
In fact, some areas have … (1 comments)

 
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