436 Randall St., #Oakville,#Ontario-For #Lease

FOR LEASE–Old Oakville, perfect location..well kept with loads of great sunny space..huge main floor FR opens to Sunroom overlooking perennial gardens..finished basement with full bath + big windows…Shops, restaurants, schools, hiways + transit nearby..The Lake + DT Oakville are a 3 block stroll…Thank you for keeping this great home smoke + pet free….call Ann Corrigan for more details and to see this great home in Old #Oakville…905-338-3737

5 Things you Need to Know about the Home Inspection Process

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5 Things you Need to Know about the Home Inspection Process

1) Find an Inspector you trust…ask me, Ann Corrigan, for recommendations..I only work with experienced professionals

2) Get an overview of the scope of the inspection…what is included + what is not

3) How long will it take?  An average 4 bedroom home-2500 sq’ +/- will take about 3 hours

4) An inspection is largely a visual evaluation of the property at that time….it cannot guarantee future occurrences

5) How much will it cost…prices will vary by inspector and scope of work…I can give you a rough idea

 

A Home Inspection is a great way to learn about your home…Call Ann Corrigan 905-334-4877 for more info

Wondering about Buying a Condo? Re-sale vs New

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New condo owners are sometimes unpleasantly surprised by large increases in condo fees. These increases can occur during the 2nd or 3rd year of ownership.

For example, fees to cover the cost of certain amenities, like a guest suite that a corporation may have to buy as an asset, might not take effect until year 2. Before you buy, find out if there will be any deferred costs and make sure that you can handle a rise in monthly condo fees. Read more from the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services

Buying a Resale Condo

There are 2 main differences between buying a unit from the developer and buying a resale condo:

  • the Condominium Act gives people who buy a newly-built condo a 10-calendar day cooling-off period during which they can cancel the purchase. However, the Condominium Act does not provide buyers of resale condo units with a cooling-off period
  • when you buy from a developer you are entitled to receive and review a package of materials called a disclosure statement. With a resale condo, you can review a similar package called a status certificate, provided by the condo corporation. However, you have to request and pay a fee to receive a status certificate. Both packages include copies of the declaration, by-laws and rules

Let’s chat about the condo market and what to watch for when on the hunt….Call Ann Corrigan 905-334-4877

 

 

First-Time Home Buyers Tax Credit

 

Buying or Selling in the Oakville real estate market market call ann corrigan

Home Buying made easy

If you or your co-Buyer are First-time home buyers or it’s been 5 years since you have owned a property, you might be eligible for an Income tax Credit…..check this out.

When you decide to start the hunt for your first home, call me to chat…I will make sure you understand the entire process…before, during and after the purchase…my only goal is to find the best property for you and to help make your dreams of home ownership come true.  Ann Corrigan-RoyalLePage Real Estate 905-334-4877

235 O’Donoghue, Oakville L6H3W5

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235 O’Donoghue Ave., Oakville,

L6H 3W5    $749,900.00

Pride of ownership says it all. This centre hall entertainer’s delight welcomes you with a bright Living Room + Dining Room on either side of the open hall leading to the Family Room with Fireplace flanked by built-ins. Hardwood and slate floors throughout the main floor. The windows are complemented by California Shutters. The kitchen boasts lots of cupboards + overlooks the Backyard Oasis which is very low maintenance with inground irrigation, serene pond + Hot Tub. Sun-filled rooms + loads of updates create the perfect family home. 4 spacious bedrooms-all with impressive custom built-ins. A beautifully finished basement with Gas Fireplace + loads of storage adds more relaxing + play space. A very short walk to coveted River Oaks Public School,parks + just steps to miles of trails and woods. Your dream home is absolutely move-in ready on a great family street full of long-time neighbours. Furn.+AC’09,most Windows’09, Garage door’12,Attic Ins.’09…

 

Call Ann Corrigan 905-338-3737 to see this fabulous home

 

Perfect family home + street

Perfect family home + street

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Do you know what you can afford????

Buying or Selling in the Oakville real estate market market call ann corriganThe Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation has loads of great tools designed to help you know what you can afford prior to starting to hunt for a home.

Easy to use mortgage tools to help you establish your financial situation, determine how much house you can afford and the maximum price that you should be considering.

Read More   http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/buho/buho_005.cfm

1384 Monks Passage, Oakville

01 03 04 07 08 10 27 25 24 23 20 18 14 13 11 29 31 32 33 34 DSCN0078 DSCN0081 DSCN0082 DSCN0084You’ll love this Old Glen Abbey 2 storey home with over 2600′ of updated space plus a big finished basement..tucked into a great family neighbourhood with miles of wooded trails + several parks. Walk to The Bakery, St. Matthews, Abbey Lane + Loyola schools. The custom gourmet kitchen is a chef’s delight with gas stove, soft-close, full extension drawers, huge “Pantry” with cabinets and drawers+ walks-out to extensive decking + a heated Salt Pool. Main floor boasts lovely hardwood floors+ an updated laundry featuring granite counter + high-end MayTag front load machines. This perfect family home has a FR with fireplace + custom built-in cabinets with sliding doors leading to the sunny deck + pool. It is open to the breakfast area + kitchen. The Living Room has custom built-ins, hardwood + California shutters. The seperate DR with hardwood floors is perfect for entertaining.The second floor has 4 spacious bedrooms. Master has huge walk-in closet with heated floors + great storage. Updated ensuite boasts double sinks, oversized shower + heated floors. Front Windows ’03, Back windows ’08, Furnace ’07. Finished basement adds loads of play,work + storage space.Gardens full of gorgeous low-maintenance perennials.  $849,900.00     Call Ann Corrigan to see this great family home ….905-334-4877

Old Oakville Real Estate

Many people search for Old Oakville Real Estate and you might wonder why. The Old Oakville area boasts exceptional dining, theaters and shopping. The waterfront features parks, restaurants and marinas. The Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital is located in Old Oakville. Access to the QEW and Oakville GO train station is available from Trafalgar Road. Old Oakville is located in South-Central Oakville along the shore of Lake Ontario. It is the original Oakville Settlement and is centred on Oakville Harbour.

In 1962 the town of Oakville merged with its neighbouring villages (Bronte, Palermo, Sheridan, and the remainder of Trafalgar Township) to become the new Town of Oakville, reaching northwards to Steeles Avenue in Milton. In 1973, the restructuring of Halton County into Halton Region brought the northern border southwards to just north of the future Highway 407.

The Oakville Milton and District Real Estate Board shared their Market Report on May 2, 2014 – According to figures released that day, the number of all property sales increased by 3.2 per cent in April compared to the same period in 2013. Monthly property sales totalled 874 compared to 847 in April 2013. This is a desirable real estate location.

“Residential sale prices in Milton and Oakville climbed substantially in April 2014,” said Jack McCrudden, President of OMDREB. “It was a busy month for our Members and these numbers reflect their hard work and the ultra-competitive marketplace.”

It’s not just about the real estate value it is the lifestyle that Old Oakville provides.

The VisitOakville.com History page says:

A walk through the historic streets of Old Oakville offers a first-hand look at classic architecture, and the Oakville Museum continues to tell the stories of the town through its exhibitions, special events and programs.

Oakville’s rich history is preserved and promoted by three active historical societies: Bronte Historical SocietyOakville Historical Society and Trafalgar Township Historical Society, providing tours, hosting events and commemorating Oakville’s oldest communities.

Oakville is now home to 182,520 people in 13 traditional neighbourhoods. Oakville’s present identity is very much shaped by its relationship to the natural wonders of the land, the spirit of its residents, and thriving industry – just as it was in the early beginning.

You can enjoy  living in Old Oakville today!

 

View 438 Watson Ave by Contacting Ann Corrigan

Wondering about Buying a Condo? Resale vs New

New condo owners are sometimes unpleasantly surprised by large increases in condo fees. These increases can occur during the 2nd or 3rd year of ownership.

For example, fees to cover the cost of certain amenities, like a guest suite that a corporation may have to buy as an asset, might not take effect until year 2. Before you buy, find out if there will be any deferred costs and make sure that you can handle a rise in monthly condo fees. Read more on the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services website.

Buying a Resale Condo

There are 2 main differences between buying a unit from the developer and buying a resale condo:

  • the Condominium Act gives people who buy a newly-built condo a 10-calendar day cooling-off period during which they can cancel the purchase. However, the Condominium Act does not provide buyers of resale condo units with a cooling-off period
  • when you buy from a developer you are entitled to receive and review a package of materials called a disclosure statement. With a resale condo, you can review a similar package called a status certificate, provided by the condo corporation. However, you have to request and pay a fee to receive a status certificate. Both packages include copies of the declaration, by-laws and rules

Are you still paying rent?  Do you know that interest rates just went down?  You could be carrying this amazing waterfront condo for what you pay in rent (or less) and then be building equity.

Waterfront living at it’s best…$339,900.00    

The Explorer is a small-pet friendly building with amazing amenities. This area offers fabulous walking along Lake Ontario’s shore, shopping, transit, everything you need and the seller is motivated!  Click here for more details about this luxury condo in Toronto.

Open House Sat. May 3- 58 Marine Parade Dr. Suite 907 on Toronto’s waterfront in Mimico–$339,900.

STOP paying rent-move right in!!!

5 Things you need to Know about Buying a house

5 Things you Need to Know about Buying a House…

1)       Know your numbers. Call me to chat about working with a Mortgage Broker.  You must be pre-approved for your mortgage before you start to look….having a budget is critical for you and your Real Estate Agent.

2)      Know what you must have, would like, do not want.  Are you looking for a house, semi-detached, TownHouse or Condo Apartment?  Do you understand what a condo is? Do you want a yard?  Do you need a garage? Are you (would you like to be) handy?  Would a “fixer” appeal to you?  How long do you intend living in this home? Will you start a family here?

3)      Know what neighbourhoods appeal to you.  Look at the Real Estate ads and attend some Open Houses to start to get familiar with your ideal area…..but, Know what your second and even third choice neighbourhoods could be.

4)      Know what a Real Estate agent will do for you and what you should expect.  An experienced professional will help you “wade” through a lot of the info above and narrow the search based on how you answer the questions above.  As a seasoned professional, I will help you see properties that might not have been posted to realtor.ca yet…this allows you to be ahead of the curve and in a Seller’s market that is crucial.  If the right house, in the right neighbourhood isn’t available, I will “pound the pavement” to unearth unlisted properties.

5)     Know what’s involved in making a purchase beyond finding the perfect property…Know the best Home Inspectors, Lawyers, Movers etc…I have an experienced team that will help you every step of the way.

Call Ann Corrigan, Royal LePage Real Estate Services, Ltd. to find out more about the Home Buying process (905) 334-4877