Opal Hustins, ASA, AEA Broker

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Controlling Lawn & Garden Pests

To make the most of your outdoor space this summer, you may need to take steps to control the pests that populate your lawn and/or garden.  While some invasive species might affect the health of your plants, others may prevent you from being outdoors at all.  If you are bothered by specific insects, it's important to know what is attracting them and also what habitat is supporting their population.  For example, bees are great pollinators, but too many can be troublesome. Sometimes it helps to ensure that certain flowers are moved away from your seating area.

Identifying Needs of New Buyers

Although many real estate purchase decisions are affected directly by fluctuating factors out of the buyer's or seller's control, such as interest rates and commuting costs, there are other considerations that will also weigh into many buyers' decisions.  These factors go beyond the buyers' core needs for location, size and relatively good repair.  This means that homeowners determined to improve the resale value of their property need to be mindful of how renovations will attract potential buyers in competitive market situations.  For example, wireless s

Private Vacation Rentals

If you're planning on renting someone's private residence for a summer getaway, there are certain precautions you should take to help ensure a safe and pleasant experience for everyone.  For starters, make sure your arrangements are through a reputable their-party agency that protects your personal information.  Also, be sure to enter into a proper contract.  Your may be able to include a cancelation clause, and you will likely have safeguards against consumer dissatisfaction.  For example, if the property you book is not as described, or is lacking in function,

Public Tour/Open House - 3401 Baseline Road July 10th 1-4pm

Pop by for a wee sip of lemonade by the pool! Stroll to the private park-like setting that awaits you on this fabulous, family-friendly property.  Yes, it is a main road but the enjoyment that this large T-shaped property has to offer, trumps it all.  You have to be here to experience it. With a few generations of families that have been raised here on this property, they GOT IT and LOVED IT.

Public Tour/Open House - 3401 Baseline Road July 10th 12-3pm

Pop by for a tour, at your leisure, this coming Sunday.  We are located in Georgina, just 5 minutes from the heart of Keswick and about 8 minutes from the top of the 404!  Directions: 404 north to Georgina, take Woodbine north, past Keswick.  Woodbine turns into Baseline Rd (after the big turn when it starts going East)...we are just past Warden/Civic Centre Rd on the south side. 

Majestic Beauty - North-end Oshawa!!! $974,800


Coming to market tomorrow, July 8th...being offered at $974,800...this North end Oshawa home is sure to please just about anyone. Located close to all amenities, public transit, schools, 401, 407 and YET....have a backyard oasis of sheer bliss with a border on the north and east sides of treed conservation lands!!!!! Majestic at 3000+SF PLUS a full finished walkout basement...this home has it all.


Q2 House Price Survey and Market trends

Early this morning, Royal LePage distributed to the media its Q2 2020 House Price Survey and Market Survey Forecast which presents home price trends across 64 real estate marke

CMHC Mortgage changes...

Qualifying for a mortgage is about to get harder for anyone who doesn’t have at least a 20 per cent down payment for a home, which is likely to have an outsized effect on first-time buyers.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is tightening its rules to qualify for an insured mortgage.

Just the STATS!!!

Here are some general area stats.  I am always available to provide info for your specific/local area.  Just give me a call.

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