Picture Perfect Port Perry Waterfront Home!

3At a loss for Words on this one !! but I will try to capture just how beautiful this home is!

No need to have a cottage and a home when this property is available to you. Absolutely Stunning from the moment you walk in to the moment your eyes take in the breathtaking vistas and views on 1 of the 2 huge decks or the amazing amour stone patios.

The main floor has a gorgeous gourmet kitchen with built in range on a gorgeous granite counter, custom backsplash, and soft close cupboards and drawers. The Open Concept Main Floor plan includes a lovely dining room  combined with a fantastic Living area that has a stunning tiled wall with gas fireplace. main Floor Laundry with Laundry Shute from 2nd floor. The 2 piece Powder Room has fantastic style in dark copper tonePercy 86 D

Main Floor also has direct access to the 2 car garage, Huge Foyer with Double Closet and Beautiful curved staircase leading to the 4 Bedrooms on the Second Level.

The second Floor is Home to 4 Large Bedrooms and the Main 4 Piece Bathroom. The Master Bedroom extends across the entire back of the home and has fantastic views across the the lake from that can be enjoyed from the sitting area, the full length covered deck or from the soaker tub in the ensuite. The Master Ensuite is equally impressive with a Stunning glass shower His and hers sinks a water closet and free standing soaker tub. This Ensuite could  rival any luxury hotel. The absolutely massive walk in closet is set perfectly within the Ensuite  and provides perfect organization. You simply must see this Master Retreat!

 

“Mancave” with Style !

The basement is just that, set up for a place to enjoy time with the guys, gals or relax with some family time. The Basement can hardly be called a basement as this beautifully styled area of the home just happens to be the lowest level, but does not disappoint from a stylish  and function perspective. Enjoy a movie, Play some Billiards or workout in the gym area or walk outside and enjoy the view from one of 3 patio areas built into the hillside out of stunning armour stone.

The yard has been completely landscaped and shaped with armour stone from Front to back no spot has been left untouched. This home has a Boat lift and dock. Enjoy warm Summer days out on the water fishing or an exhilarating day of tubing or wake boarding. Lake Scugog is connected to the Trent Severn waterway so your travels can take you all the way to LakeOntario or Georgian Bay.

Do Not Miss this Opportunity to make this stunning retreat your Own!

Contact me today for more details or to book your very own private showing – be sure to leave plenty of time as once you arrive you may not want to ever leave again ! 

SCOTT ROY sales representative

RE/MAX JAZZ Inc Brokerage

(905) 728-1600 Office or

(905) 435-7355 Direct 

scott@Lifeindurham.com

 

 

 

 

Are You Searching For A Cottage?

436 Fralicks Beach Water ImageIf you are searching for an affordable Cottage or Waterfront Lifestyle, now is the time to get going. More and more Waterfront properties are hitting the market and providing more options for Buyers.

One Area to look is around Port Perry, Seagrave, Little Britain and Lindsay. These areas are close to Toronto and provide less traffic than some of the more popular cottage destinations. The 407 Extension will provide more travel options and make for more time at the cottage and less time in the car.

Take For Example a new listing just outside of Port Perry that provides a western exposure for Beautiful sunsets, shallow water access and an entrance to the Trent Severn Waterway. Property is listed for just over $300,000 and can be used as a residence or cottage.  Lake Scugog provides for great fishing both winter and summer and you are only 40 mins north of Whitby or Oshawa and 1.5 Hours east of Toronto.2012-09-24 11.20.55

I have the area knowledge as my family and I currently live in Port Perry and own a Waterfront property. I can carefully guide you through the process of acquiring a second property or help you create a lifestyle that allows to achieve both a home and cottage combined into 1. I will put you in touch with Lenders, Home Inspectors and Real Estate Lawyers  that will help you through the process. If you are looking for a Cottage Property or Waterfront Lifestyle please give me a call and we can start preparing and outlining your needs and exactly what you are looking for and you can start enjoying the cottage life before the end of this summer. 

SCOTT ROY Sales Representative

RE/MAX JAZZ Inc Brokerag

21 Drew Street, Oshwa, Ontario

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

scott@lifeindurham.com

Wonderful Waterfront Bungalow – For Sale!

436 KitchenStunning Views, Gorgeous Sunsets and a Year Round Home and Cottage all in One!!  Don’t miss this opportunity to have your very own year round retreat.  

436 Fralicks Beach Rd. is a Wonderful Waterfront Property! This Bungalow has 3 + 1 Bedrooms + 2 Newly Renovated Bathrooms,  Spectacularly nestled on the Western Shores of Lake Scugog.  MAP Photo 436 Fralicks Beach Rd

You and your family will be able to enjoy everything this home and the surrounding area has to offer. Summer time provides endless opportunities to enjoy Boating, Fishing & many other Watersport’s . The Winter Season also Offers up many opportunities such as Snowmobiling, Ice Fishing, Cross Country Skiing or simply make your very own Rink on the Lake  

This wonderful home is a mere  15 Minutes to Downtown Port Perry and all the amenities this Historic town has to offer and is located about an Hour outside of Toronto’s East End . 

This Home has had many renovation and updates over the years including a brand new fully Renovated Kitchen, 2 Updated Bathrooms, Hardwood Floors throughout the main level. 

Extras Include: An above Ground Pool, Large Storage Shed, On Demand Hot Water tank, 3 Season Sunroom, Docks and All Major Appliances (Fridge, Stove, Built In Dishwasher, Clothes Washer and Clothes Dryer) 

 

For Additional Information please contact me Directly

 

SCOTT ROY, Sales Representative

RE/MAX JAZZ Inc Brokerage

21 Drew Street, Oshawa, ON (905) 728-1600 Office or (905) 435-7355 Direct

6 Of The Best Tips When Buying a Cottage

Having Purchased our own cottage / recreation property a few years ago, the process is still fresh in our  minds and even despite my career in real estate purchasing a second property (cottage) has taught me a great many things. It was an eye opening experience and one that should not be taken lightly. I have a much greater appreciation for what my clients go through when making a huge investment. Do your research and take your time – Even something as simple as conditional periods should be extended to 7 or 10 business days to allow you enough time to process everything you need to do and allow you to do your due diligence. The following article was written by Mark Weisleder has some great insight and information so you don’t end up like me with a situation depicted in the photos below.

Buying a house in the city or suburbs can be complicated enough, but buying a cottage or vacation property outside of town requires even more due diligence.

In town, you probably wouldn’t ask if the water coming out of the tap is drinkable. Nor would you wonder if the plumbing was hooked up to the sanitary sewer.  But these are exactly the sorts of questions you should ask when buying a cottage, plus a few more.

1. Get an inspection:  Cottages are usually occasional residences and so may not be as properly maintained as they should be. This is why every purchase should be conditional a satisfactory professional home inspection.

If the cottage has a wood-burning stove or fireplace, then a certificate must be requested from a Wood Energy Technical Transfer specialist, to confirm that the system was installed and is operating correctly. To find out more about this, go to www.wettinc.ca.

2. Is the water drinkable? There are two areas of potential concern when it comes to water – the quantity and quality. Is there enough to satisfy family needs and is it good enough to pass the local health department requirements.

Ask the sellers for these things:

A potability certificate from the local health authority, confirming the water is safe to drink;

  • Confirmation that the well, the pump and related equipment have performed adequately during the Seller’s occupancy;
  • Confirmation that there is an adequate rate of flow for normal household use;
  • Provision of a well driller’s certificate, if available; and
  • The location of the well.

A separate inspection may be needed by a well specialist. If nothing else it gives you an idea of what it would cost to replace the well if it fails.

3. How’s the septic system? Septic systems present their own difficulties because it is usually difficult to tell during an inspection how long the system may last. The replacement cost can be up to $20,000, especially if there are stringent environmental regulations in effect in your area.

Buyers should ask for confirmation that:

  • The system was installed with all necessary permits;
  • The system has been adequately maintained;
  • The seller is not aware of any malfunctions;
  • The seller will provide copies of any inspection or approval reports in their possession;
  • The seller agrees to pump out the tank at their expense prior to closing; and
  • There are no work orders on file with the Ministry of the Environment or the local municipality.

The buyer should arrange for their own separate inspection of the system itself.

4. What’s the road allowance? Even if your cottage fronts on water, this does not give you ownership of the land up to the lake. The first 66 feet fronting onto the lake is typically owned by the local municipality and is referred to as the shore road allowance.

Although you have access to the water, you can’t stop others from using it. Nor can you build anything on that 66-foot piece of land. Many cottagers have found out afterwards that either all or part of their cottage was built on land that they do not own. In addition, if the water at the shore has receded through natural causes, then the owner may have acquired ownership of this extra land.

Conversely, if the water line has advanced, you may have lost land to the Ministry of Natural Resources.

You may be able to buy the land from the municipality or the Province, as the case may be, but it is a process and the cost can be approximately $10,000.  If you can get an up to date survey from the seller, this should answer your questions. Also inquire to make sure that any required permits were obtained to build a dock or boathouse, as there is no automatic right to do this.

In all cases, make sure you have title insurance, which should assist with most of these types of issues.

5. What about Hydro easements? Check to see if there are any hydro poles or lines on the property. It is possible that Hydro has easements which could affect where your cottage can be built that are not registered on title.

Lawyers typically do searches with the appropriate hydro authority to find out.

6. Access to the cottage: If you do not have year round access by a city road, then you must ask how you get from the road to your property. If it is a private right of way over a neighbour’s land, you must understand the terms of this agreement to ensure it is year round access and it is clear who is responsible for maintaining the road.

If there is no registered right of way, it can be a nightmare, with owners fighting over who has the right of way and who owns it.

In addition, check the local zoning by-laws to make sure the property is not zoned only for “seasonal” use. In these cases, the municipality may not be providing road maintenance, snow removal, garage pick up or emergency services during the winter.

For all of these reasons, it is recommended that buyers work with a local real estate agent who should be familiar not only with each of these issues, but more importantly, will be able to recommend the professional inspectors and town officials who can satisfy a buyer’s concerns.
By being properly prepared before buying a cottage, you will avoid unwelcome surprises after closing.

 

Mark Weisleder wrote the article above on the 6 tips and he is a lawyer, author and speaker to the real estate industry and can be reached  at  Real Property Transaction Centres, located throughout the GTA. If you require any assistance on a transaction that you are working on, please email Mark at mark@markweisleder.com

SCOTT ROY

RE/MAX JAZZ INC. BROKERAGE

(905) 728-1600 Office

(905) 435-7355 Direct

scott@lifeindurham.com

Do You Know All the Facts About Your Hot Water Heater?

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Various Hot Water Tanks

It is important to note when buying a resale home, it is often written into the agreement that the buyer assumes any existing appliance rental agreements in place, such as water heaters or furnaces. Many buyers enter into the purchase of a house not knowing the terms of the current rental agreements. It is always a good idea to request the details of those agreements from the seller, so that it does not come as a surprise that you are taking over a multi-year lease. If you are the seller, be prepared to supply any rental agreements you currently hold when you are about to sell your home. That way, the buyer is prepared when dealing with any door-to-door sales presentations that may occur after closing.

In Durham Region, there have been reports of increased door-to-door water heater sales. These sales pitches can seem misleading and aggressive, leaving the consumer feeling vulnerable, misinformed, and deceived. The Ministry of Consumer Services has received numerous complaints, making door-to-door hot water tank sales the second most common source of complaints.

As a consumer, you have rights. There are ways to protect yourself from deceiving sales pitches. When you are approached by a door-to-door salesperson, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Know the current terms of your rental agreement to have as a comparison
  • Ask for photo ID. Be sure to get the name of the business the salesperson is representing before he/she even starts the sales pitch. Never let the salesperson into your home without proper identification.
  • If you are interested in the proposal, find out about the terms of the agreement. Be sure you are informed about the length of the agreement, automatic renewal, additional costs, and cancellation penalties.
  • Get all information in writing. Keep a copy of any written and/or promotional material that is shown to you.
  • Get a breakdown of what you will pay for a new rental and how that compares to what you pay now (but never hand over bills to a stranger).

If you do sign an agreement, and would like to cancel it, you have the right to cancel within 10 days of receiving your written copy of the agreement. This is called the “cooling off period”, and there is no charge to cancel, unless the company has already installed the water heater at your request. The Ontario Government has proposed new legislation that includes plans to double the length of the cooling off period, forbid delivery and installation during the extended cooling off period, and create rules that simplify contract terms in easy-to-understand language.

This information was obtained from the Ministry of Consumer Services. More information can be found on their website: http://www.sse.gov.on.ca/mcs/en/Pages/default.aspx

SCOTT ROY

RE/MAX JAZZ 

21 Drew St, Oshawa, Ont. L1H 4Z7

(905) 728-1600 Office 

(905) 435-7355 Direct