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Great house, but does it have a backyard for my dog?

Pets Influence Buying Decisions If you are among the 35% of Canadians who have a dog, or the 38%* who have a cat, then I am sure you can appreciate the influence they have in buying and selling your home. (Canada Wellness Report*) When I was looking for my home in Huntsville, a backyard was a must have for Harley (my pup), along with a friendly neighbourhood for walks. If a house did not have either of these things, then I wasn’t interested.  Next!     Buying a Pet-Friendly Home Several "must-haves" come up during the buying process for a…


January Market Spotlight: Huntsville & Lake of Bays

Data is collected from The Lakelands Real Estate Board for single-family residences both on and off-water.   WATERFRONT REAL ESTATE SALES ACTIVITY:   Compared to January 2018: Increase in Sales Increase in Ave. Sale $ Increase in Days on Market (DOM) Increase in % Sale/List price. Opinion: The 111% increase in ave. sale price was result of a few sales in the higher price points compared to 2017. January 2017 there were 6 sales overall compared to 8 in 2018. 5 of those 8 sales were in the 500-800k range and 2 were over 1m. DOM and % Sale/List were only…