Super Semi For Sale – 78 Brownridge Place, Whitby, Ont.

_mg_7029We go live today !! All the hard work and preparations have been well worth it. We are taking this Fantastic Semi Detached home to market today.

3 Bedrooms + 3 Bathrooms, Open Concept Main Floor, Beautiful Kitchen and Breakfast has walk out to Patio and Back Yard. Main Floor also has a 2 Piece Powder room and Direct Garage Access. Garage has Parking for 1 Car and 2 additional Cars on the Driveway.

Finished Basement has an L Shaped Rec. Room and Unfinished Laundry Room and Storage Area.

Located in one of Whitby’s most desirable Neighbourhoods known as Williamsburg which has great schools, parks and is very close to many public transit options. The recently Completed Highway 407 and 412 provide new alternatives for commuting. You also have access to GO Train Stations (Whitby and Ajax) 

Large Back Yard has a Shed and plenty of space for the kids

Don’t miss this opportunity to make this special home you very own. For additional Information or to book your own private showing please contact me:

Scott Roy, Sales Representative

RE/MAX JAZZ Inc Brokerage.

21 Drew Street, Oshawa, Ontario. (905) 728-1600 Offie or (905) 435-7355 Direct

Scott@lifeindurham.com

 

 

Unique Open House for a Unique Home

Join me on Friday Evening at 15199 Simcoe Street in the heart of Port Perry for an Open house in one of Port Perry’s most Historic and charming homes. _MG_4898

On Friday July 29th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. I will be Hosting an Open House at 15199 Simcoe Street. Come out to Port Perry and check out this wonderful home and when your done you can take in the sweet aromas and unique flavours over at Lakeview Park where the First Annual Port Perry Rib Fest will be taking place.

 

Charming Historical Home in the Heart of Port Perry. This Home was Built in 1873 and Offers a One of Kind Opportunity. If you are looking for Original Historic Charm to call your own, This could be your Future Home!  

Contact Me For Additional Information on this Wonderful Home

SCOTT ROY, Sales Representative

RE/MAX JAZZ Inc. Brokerage. 21 Drew Street, Oshawa, Ontario

(905) 728-1600 Office or (905) 435-7355 Direct

Scott@LifeInDurham.com

 

Port Perry Open House! June 4th & 5th

Fantastic Port Perry Home will be Open This Weekend !_MG_2962

This Wonderfully Built Karvon Home has 4 Bedrooms +  3 Bathrooms & Walk Out Basement that is currently unfinished and provides a blank canvas to create what ever you would like (Family Games Room, Home Office or Theatre, Additional Living space for Extended Family). We will be opening this home up for everyone to see on Both Saturday June4th and Sunday June 5th from 2-4 p.m. on both days. MAP 

Features of the Home include: 

  • 9 Foot Ceilings on Main Level
  • Spacious Kitchen with Additional Cabinetry
  • Eat In Kitchen
  • Main Floor Family Room
  • Mud Room / Utility Room With Direct Garage Access
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Oversized Windows in Basement
  • Walk Out Basement
  • Huge 50 Foot Lot
  • 4 Spacious Bedrooms
  • Huge Master Bedroom with Walk In Closet and 4 Piece Ensuite
  • Additional Details available at this LINK 

For Additional Information about this home please feel free to contact me directly and book your own private showing:

SCOTT ROY Sales Representative

RE/MAX JAZZ Inc. Brokerage, 21 Drew Street, Oshawa, ON.

(905) 728-16700 Office or (905) 435-7355 Direct / Text

Scott@LifeinDurham.com

Do You Know How Much Your Home Has Increased in Value Since Last Year ?

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4 Bedroom Home

Have you ever heard the phrase ” A Free No Obligation Home Evaluation”? 

I used to hear it all the time and still do and I still wonder what exactly does that mean? Does it mean a valuation of my home at that very moment in time or in comparison to other homes in the area. This is just my opinion, but I think it might be better or more insightful for home owners to understand how the market has been trending as it relates directly to them, that way they would have a better understanding of how their home compares to recent sales in the immediate area. Research and Knowledge are very powerful and can help home owners make well informed decisions.

Based on wanting to provide better information to sellers (and potential buyers) I thought it would be insightful to prepare valuations for unique neighbourhoods and for each of the streets in those neighbourhoods. I have always had this research behind me when I have been door knocking in specific neighbourhoods so I can share it with individuals I get the opportunity to talk with. Quite often Home owners are are surprised to find out how much of an increase, levelling off or on the rare occasion a decrease there has been in a short period of time. Home owners want to know how their largest investment is “performing” and most are simply curious and have no intention of selling. So today instead of talking about what is popular now or another top 10 list of things to do or not do, I thought it would be different to provide actual statistics on a niche neighbourhood in a quaint town just an hours drive to the east of Toronto, Ontario. 

Welcome to “Green Acres Oasis” Neighbourhood (purely fictitious neighbourhood but very real numbers). This community is a mix of detached homes of various styles and types, some 3 bedroom Bungalows, 3 bedroom 2 storey and 4 bedroom 2 story homes. There are 5 streets making up this neighbourhood that is close to most amenities and walking distance to all school levels and various denominations. Homes were all built within the last 10 years. 

Neighbourhood Average Sales Price 2012: 

$422,031.00 – Based on 8 Sales in 2012 

Average price for a 4 Bedroom Home during the same period in this neighbourhood is $460,450 

Neighbourhood Average Sales Price 2013

$448,365.00 – Based on 16 Sales in 2013

Average price for a 4 Bedroom Home during the same period in this neighbourhood is $469,108 

This is an increase of roughly 6.23% year over year for the entire neighbourhood. We can take away a lot of information from this basic information. Prices of homes are on the rise and 4 bedroom homes garner more value when reselling. Lets break it down even further. 

First Street – Average Sales Price 2013 = $417,564.00

Second Street – Average Sales Price 2013 = $520,000.00

Third Street – Average Sales Price 2013 = $445,000.00 (based on only 1 sale in 2013 )

Fourth Street – Average Sales Price 2013 = $413,000.00 (based on only 1 sale in 2013) 

Fifth Street – Average Sales Price 2013 = $430,086.00 

I would think this is slightly better information for a Seller or a Buyer, rather than relying on an opinion or a small collection of recent sales. You can see how one of the streets above has a much larger average selling price and that is justified by the fact that those homes back onto a Ravine and have a larger floor plan than others in the neighbourhood (thus higher valuations). This might go against some conventional thinking and I would agree on some points, however, the larger the scope of information,  the more informed a Seller is going to be. Subsequently large swings in market price can be validated or debunked by simply applying a bit more research to the situation. I am also trying to keep in mind the emotional and financial sides of buying a home, this was simply one approach to help sellers understand what is happening in their neighbourhood and how things are trending over a relatively short period of time.

If you feel this would be relevant and helpful information for you whether you are considering selling or looking to make a purchase in the next few months please feel free to contact me, I would be more than happy to help and answer questions you may have.  

SCOTT ROYImage

RE/MAX JAZZ 

21 Drew St. Oshawa, Ont.

(905) 728-1600 Office

(905) 435-7355 direct 

scott@lifeindurham.com 

Great Day for An Open House !!!

Today is a great day to be hosting an Open House – even better that it is in Port Perry, Ontario!!  

From 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. I will be hosting an Open House at 168 Roseborough, it’s a wonderful Family Home located on a quite street in a fantastic family friendly neighbourhood of Port Perry 

4 Bedrooms + 3 bathrooms along with many upgrades and great finishes await you and your family. The Ravines of Cawkers Creek is one Of Port Perry’s Most Desirable Areas.

  • Updated Kit Has Granite Counters,
  • Breakfast Area Ovelooks Backyard
  • Walk Out to large 2 Tier Deck
  • Open Concept Kitchen and Family Room
  • Gas Fireplace in Family Room
  • Hardwood and Cermaics throughout the main floor
  • Main Floor Powder Room
  • Main Floor Laundry
  • Direct Garage Access from main Floor Laundry

Master Bedroom has a large 4 piece master Ensuite with plenty of Closet space. Broadloom is throughout the 2nd floor. The Curb Appeal is simply wonderful with a newly landscaped front yard and interlock driveway and raised flower beds.

Basement remains unspoiled and is your blank canvass to create what ever living space you desire.

Drop By today from 2-4 pm for a tour of this home or simply give me a call to set up your own private viewing of this Fantastic Home.

SCOTT ROY

RE/MAX JAZZ

21 Drew Street, Oshawa

(905) 728-1600

(905) 435-7355

Scott@lifeindurham.com

http://www.lifeindurham.com

Great Tips that will Help You Win in Real Estate Bidding Situations

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Occasionally within certain markets you will uncover a hot property, A niche neighbourhood or homes that are simply in demand and subsequently a competitive situation is upon you – Competitive bids are becoming more of a normal occurrence as opposed to the Exception – and the weakest bids won’t survive!

 

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Here are Some Good Tips and Points to Keep in Mind if you Find Yourself in a Competitive Situation: 

Don’t wait for An Open House. It’s always a good idea to see as many houses as possible on weekends––whether or not they’re invited. “With the Internet, information moves so quickly. Sellers could do a private showing Wednesday which is days before a scheduled open house. If you Like the Home and it has been presented well and looks good online, go see it. Employ the services of a good realtor who will make appointments and see as many houses possible with you.

Pick an Agent and Brokerage who’s local and well-known. That’s because 80 percent of business is done by just 20 percent of brokers. The more respected they are within the community, the better shot they have at wooing listing agents. Quite often a client will win because the listing agent knows your realtor. In a competitive situation, working with a known brokerage and with a well known agent, will make the listing agent feel better about your offer and boost your chances, especially if there are two offers and they are very close.

Get in the Listing Agent’s good Graces. Why? Because the listing agent is the only person who meets all the parties involved in a sale. The seller ultimately decides and signs a contract, the listing agent has a giant say in who gets the property in a competitive situation. If your agent can establish good rapport and make a good impression with the listing agent, your offer is in much better shape. Acting like a jerk ,or being overly aggressive to the agent tells the sellers to work with another offer. If the Listing Agent feels your agent is working hard to secure the transaction for both parties then the decision is much easier for the seller.

Know your neighbors – and what their homes are worth. Getting to know the neighborhood you’re hoping to call home one day goes far beyond scoping out local schools and seeing who prowls the streets at night. When you are ready to present or draw up on offer , you should know what is going on within the local neighborhood market. Do your research in advance – Know what has recently sold, what was in a competitive situation and what was not. Research and Knowledge are very powerful in these situations and your agent should be giving / providing you that information so you can make a well informed decision. Doing research after you move in can be a very expensive endeavour.

Hire an inspector within two days of submitting your offer. “Having a good home inspector on your side is very valuable. Don’t choose one that likes to scare everyone. Select the one that will provide you with valuable information and can guide you through the process and help you be more aware of  such how does this operate! Order the inspection before you write the offer. It doesn’t necessarily have to be two days but your offer should show the seller that you are prepared to move quickly.  Most sellers want to know what to address, what is happening and when they can start to move forward. Despite how this sounds information on both sides will help the process move forward quickly.

Sweeten your bid. More often than not, most home buyers simply can’t afford to drop $180,000 in cash on a new home. But when it comes to sweetening your bid, increasing your initial deposit or even be flexible on closing dates if you can. Sometimes even a a week two can help save the seller a great deal of aggravation when they move. One of the more obvious signs to a seller that you are serious is the initial deposit. Increase your initial deposit to show just how serious you are. If you only offer $1,000 you won’t be taken as seriously. Offer up to 3% if you can.

If you are looking for an Realtor that will provide you research knowledge and information about current real estate markets with durham Region please feel free to give me a call. I would be happy to sit down with you and get a better understanding of what you are looking for and what you would like to do. Then I can provide the appropriate research and information that will enable you to make a well informed decision.remaxnumber1

SCOTT ROY

RE/MAX JAZZ

(905) 728-1600 Office 

(905) 435-7355 Direct

Scott@lifeindurham.com

www.lifeindurham.com  

Beautiful Country Retreat – Port Perry, Ontario

What a fantastic Home!!!

Listed at $469,333

Front View From East Side
Front View From East Side

This is a superb Country Home in a very Unique Setting – Located 15 minutes east of Port Perry, Ontario on Scugog Island just 2 minutes west of  the Scugog Island Marina. This home has been carved out of a small stand mixed hardwood forest. The almost 2.5 acres is an ideal setting for those looking for some privacy yet still be relatively close to the amenities of Port Perry.

This custom Built home boasts 3 Over-sized bedrooms and 3 washrooms (one of which is a large master en-suite). The Kitchen has a large in eat area with a walk out to the backyard. Custom Cherry-wood cupboards are simple in design and have a warm rich colour. The Open Concept Living room room is gorgeous, it is adorned with huge windows and a wood burning fireplace. The Hardwood staircase is another stunning feature that leads to the second floor and the 2 large bedrooms and huge master with en-suite . The Unique Cathedral style window gives the second floor a warm and welcoming felling.

Basement is partially finished.

You don’t have to be an outdoor enthusiast to appreciate the huge unspoiled back yard – it has been sculpted out of the forest with plenty of very mature trees and enough space to create you own private Oasis or Retreat with pool, hot tub and deck all waiting for your imagination and creativity.

This home is simply outstanding!!

Check out the Feature Sheet 

To book your own Private viewing of this home please contact me directly at

RE/MAX JAZZ 

21 Drew Street Oshawa, Ontario 

(905) 728-1600 Office 

(905) 435-SELL Direct 

scott@lifeindurham.com 

www.lifeindurham.com