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What does $2.3million buy you in Abbotsford, BC And What does $850,000 buy you in Oshawa, On

Friday Jul 2nd, 2021

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EP 9 - THE JENN AND FAEINE SHOW  What does $2.3 million buy you in Abbotsford, BC and What does $850,000 buy you in Oshawa, On?   <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PaPYAi65Cmg" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>   Today on this... [read more]

How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in Today’s Real Estate Market

Thursday Jul 1st, 2021

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How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in Today’s Real Estate Market     If you’re searching for drama, don’t limit yourself to Netflix. Instead, tune in to the real estate market, where the competition among buyers has never been fiercer. And with homes selling for record highs,1 the appraisal process—historically a standard part of a home purchase—is receiving more attention than ever.   That’s because some sellers are finding out the... [read more]

How to Leverage Your Home Buying Power with a Basement Apartment

Wednesday Jun 16th, 2021

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Let's talk Real Estate: How to leverage your home buying power

  The question is.... How can I leverage my home buying power with purchasing a home with a legal basement apartment? Today, Varan K, of I Connect Mortgages and Jennifer Foley Realtor & Real Estate Broker answer your home buying question around buying a home as a Single Family Residential (One Family home), What is Downpayment required, What is Household Income Required, & What is Monthly Mortgage Payment and alternatively buying a property with a 2nd unit /... [read more]

Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?

Friday Jun 11th, 2021

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Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth? Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line. Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing market. Low home inventory and high buyer demand have driven home prices to an all-time high.1 This has given an unexpected financial boost to many homeowners during a challenging time. However, for some renters, rising home prices are making dreams... [read more]

HOW TO SELL HOME FAST | 6 TIPS TO SELL FAST

Tuesday Apr 27th, 2021

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<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/b3fDNFLzH4I" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>   EP 3 - How to Sell your home FAST! 6 Tips to prepare your home for sale Today we will be talking about 6tips to prepare and sell your home fast, plus bonus tip(s)... [read more]

Upcoming Government Mortgage Qualifying Changes 2021 & How that will impact you as a Home Buyer

Tuesday Apr 20th, 2021

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John Greenlee from the Mortgage Centre joins me, Jennifer Foley, Real Estate Broker, to talk to us about upcoming government changes to qualifying to purchase a home / get a mortgage. Canada’s banking regulator signalled in early April 2021 to tighten qualification rules for uninsured mortgages, this is related to low interest rates possibly putting new home buyers too far into debt. This move will effectively reduce, by about 4 per cent, the size of mortgages households will be... [read more]

What to do with your kids during a showing?

Friday Apr 16th, 2021

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What to do with your kids during a showing

  MOMS OF REAL ESTATE: EP 2 What to do with your kids during showings? Selling your house and keeping your life under control while your house is up for sale, working from home, having kids at home - can be crazy and stressful in itself, this can be a juggling act for sure, like a three ring circus act . Today we are talking about a few ideas that we suggest to our clients when they've listed their homes for sale, have a showing or showings booked, working from home, have kids... [read more]

What's Happening in the Real Estate Housing Market-

Friday Apr 16th, 2021

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MOMS IN REAL ESTATE

www.jenniferfoley.ca www.themodernrealtors.com   MOMS IN REAL ESTATE | EPISODE 1 | WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE CANADIAN REAL ESTATE HOUSING MARKET | EAST TO WEST | WEST TO EAST |APRIL  9, 2021 WITH JENNIFER FOLEY, REAL ESTATE BROKER, RE/MAX ROUGE RIVER REALTY LTD BROKERAGE ,  BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO  AND  FAEINE GRANT - PREC, ABBOTSFORD, BRITISH COLUMBIA  Jennifer Foley Realtor: [inaudible 00:00:00] Faeine: Hi. Jennifer Foley... [read more]

Durham Region Housing Market Update January 2021

Wednesday Feb 10th, 2021

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Durham Region Housing Update January 2021

  <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/LmTbog1E6eg" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>     The Durham Region Association of Realtors reported an 11 % increase↑↑↑ in residential🏘🏘 transactions in Durham Region in the first month of 2021 📅 compared to... [read more]

Clarington & Oshawa Real Estate Weekly Market Update for 2021

Tuesday Jan 12th, 2021

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Clarington & Oshawa Real Estate Market Update Episode 1for 2021   Clarington & Oshawa Real Estate Market Update Episode 2 for 2021 This past week, between Jan 3 - 10, 2021, we saw a smaller number of new listings in Clarington And a greater # of new listings in Oshawa. Durham Region has had a strong year with Real Estate Sales. In this video we dive into the number of new listings and the # of sales in Clarington & Oshawa.   Clarington week of Jan 3 to 10,... [read more]

Market Watch Infographic - Year in Review_2020 - GTA Housing Market (includes Durham Region)

Monday Jan 11th, 2021

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  🔥The Stats are in!! 🔥 Withstanding an unprecedented year due to COVID-19🤒, including necessary public health restrictions😷 and uncertainty 🤷surrounding the economy, Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 🤓over 95,000 home🏠 sales in 2020📆. A steep COVID-induced 🤒drop-off in demand⤵️ during the spring, home sales rebounded 🤸‍♂️📈back to record levels throughout the summer and fall.  ⚡Highlights ⚡ from 2020... [read more]

New Year, New Home? Set Homeownership Goals Whether You’re Buying, Selling, or Staying Put

Sunday Jan 3rd, 2021

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The start of a new year always compels people to take a fresh look at their goals, from health and career to relationships and finance. But with historically low mortgage rates, increased home sales and price growth, and a tight housing inventory, the time is right to also make some homeownership resolutions for 2021.   Home buyers, is this the year you work to improve your credit score, pay down some debt, or save for a down payment?   Home sellers, we’ve laid out... [read more]

Top 3 hottest neighbourhoods in Durham Region

Wednesday Dec 30th, 2020

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      It's December 30, 2020 and Housing Demand in the Durham Real Estate Housing Market is currently outpacing supply, which we have noticed has had an impact on average home prices across the region.   Average Residential Sales Price in Durham Region is up 14% year over year. Based on stats, there are currently 1.1 month worth of supply, equalling a Sellers Market.   An influx of buyers from outside the Durham Region accounts for some... [read more]

RE/Max Fall Market Outlook for Fall 2020

Saturday Aug 22nd, 2020

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In a recent report put out by RE/MAX, they are saying that RE/MAX Brokers and Agents across Canada are anticipating continued strong market activity through the remainder of 2020, with the average residential sale price in Canada expected to increase by 4.6%.   Canadians are showing greater interest in rural properties and suburban homes. The desire for more space for personal amenities, like a pool, big yard.   The report also indicates that Canadians... [read more]

Changes to CMHC Underwriting Criteria for Homeownership coming July 01, 2020

Tuesday Jun 9th, 2020

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  CMHC Reviews Underwriting Criteria Effective July 1, the following changes will apply for new applications for homeowner transactional and portfolio mortgage insurance: Limiting the Gross/Total Debt Servicing (GDS/TDS) ratios to our standard requirements of 35/42; Establish minimum credit score of 680 for at least one borrower; and Non-traditional sources of down payment that increase indebtedness will no longer be treated as equity for insurance purposes. To further manage... [read more]

COVID19- MORTGAGE DEFERRALS, AND INCREASING MORTGAGE RATES WITH I CONNECT MORTGAGES MORTGAGE AGENT

Wednesday Apr 1st, 2020

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March 31, 2020   As many Canadians are facing questions surrounding their financial stability amid the COVID-19 crisis, I reached out to one of my Mortgage Brokers for clarification and information around Deferring Mortgage Payments, and Rising Mortgage Rates in light of the current pandemic.   On Today's Episode of the Jenn Foley Show, I have a special guest, Varan Karunanantham, Mortgage Agent with I Connect Mortgages. In this interview, he says there are things... [read more]

State of the Real Estate Market: Northumberland County - March 27 2020 3:30pm

Friday Mar 27th, 2020

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<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FQeS4VEFu6M" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>   Hey Northumberland County. I want to share with you what's been happening in Northumberland County's Real Estate Market over the last three days. We have seen New listings continue to be activated And... [read more]

Clarington Real Estate Market Update: You will love this or hate this

Monday Mar 9th, 2020

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  CLARINGTON REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE: FEBRUARY 2020  You may love or hate this, but the average price of a home in Clarington is on fire again. New numbers from the Durham region and Toronto real estate boards show the benchmark home price in Clarington at around 621,000 for last month. This is unbelievable. Home prices are up 9.25% from this time last year. And you might be asking yourself, what's going on here? Jennifer Foley: Well, I'm going to break it down for... [read more]

2020 Canadian Real Estate Market Forecast & Outlook

Thursday Jan 16th, 2020

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2020 Market Outlook Report

  2020 Outlook: Real Estate Market Forecast After a two year slump, the future's looking bright again for Canadian real estate. Economists expect positive growth in the national housing market in 2020, supported by low mortgage rates, a solid job market, and a rising population. In fact, in a recent report, RBC Economics called 2019 a “turning point for Canada’s housing market.”1 To understand why—and where the market is headed—we take a closer look... [read more]

Real Estate Market Review for 2019 _Market Watch By The Numbers

Monday Jan 13th, 2020

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Real Estate Market Review for 2019

Curious about the Real Estate Market?⁠ ⁠ 2019 rounded out to be a great year in the Real Estate Market.⁠ ⁠ According to stats provided by Toronto Real Estate Board Average Selling Price is up 11.9%% in December ⁠ ⁠ (Wow that's great news for home owners!!)⁠ ⁠ Annually that number is up 4%⁠ ⁠ Long Term Average Selling Price Trend is only going up from 2008 to 2019.⁠ ⁠ What are you waiting for?.... Invest in Real Estate Today.... [read more]

The Princess Ball - Brought to you by Cystic Fibrosis Durham

Friday Dec 20th, 2019

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Super excited for the upcoming The Princess Ball Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis   The Princess Ball happening this Feb 9 2020 is a local event happening in Ajax, On    Find out what these princesses have to share about this upcoming event!    Christmas is only a few weeks away & The most important gift of all? Tickets to the Princess Ball! Give that special person in your life the chance to attend a magical afternoon, all in the name of... [read more]

Gifts an Gadgets for Every Room in the House

Wednesday Dec 11th, 2019

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Gifts and Gadgets for Every Room in the House     Are you searching for new and innovative gift ideas this holiday season? If so, check out our list of the hottest home technology offerings. We’ve selected a few of our favourites for every room in the house.   These smart systems and devices add comfort, convenience, and a “cool factor” that will delight your friends and family.  So think about who you know that loves the latest... [read more]

5 Steps to Finding Your Next Home with Jennifer Foley, Broker, RE/Max Rouge River Realty Ltd Brokerage

Thursday Nov 14th, 2019

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5 Steps to Finding Your Next Home Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, shopping for a new home can feel daunting. In fact, 56% of buyers said that “finding the right property” was the most difficult step in the home buying process.1 Buying a home is a significant commitment of both time and money. And a home purchase has the power to improve both your current quality of life and your future financial security, so the stakes are high. Follow these... [read more]

5 Step Strategy to Downsizing Your Home

Tuesday Oct 8th, 2019

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5 Step Strategy to Downsizing Your Home

In our “bigger is better” culture, there’s an expectation that each home should be larger and grander than the last. But life changes like divorce, kids leaving for college, or even the simple act of growing older can prompt us to find a smaller home that better suits our shifting needs and lifestyle. Whatever your reasons are for downsizing, the process can seem overwhelming. That’s why we’ve outlined five steps to guide you on your journey. And in the end, we... [read more]

What does a Home Inspector do

Sunday Apr 7th, 2019

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Hire a Home Inspector

        Having a home inspection is an important part of the process of buying a home.   Not only do you learn about key maintenance tips about your future home, you also learn about what things will require maintenance after you take possession of that home. Plus if there are any major defects in the home, the home inspector’s job is to discover those.   Upon completion of the home inspection the inspector will discuss his / her... [read more]

A Concert to Feed the Need in Durham

Thursday Dec 13th, 2018

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A Concert To Feed The Need In Durham   Help Rotary Club of Bowmanville & Feed the Need in Durham feed our hungry neighbours!     Join Rotary Club of Bowmanville for a wonderful afternoon(@3pm) or evening(@7pm) concert featuring a fabulous line-up of award-winning musicians from across the Region all in support of Feed the Need in Durham!   Feed the Need in Durham is the only regional distribution hub for emergency food providers... [read more]

Ben Earle of Feed the Need in Durham speaks on A Concert to Feed the Need in Durham

Wednesday Dec 12th, 2018

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A Concert to Feed the Need in Durham - Happening Dec 16 2018 - Video with Ben Earle Feed the Need in Durham and Jennifer Foley Realtor  - Hey there, Jennifer Foley, your local realtor and host of Live Love Clarington and I'm here with Ben, who's a representative from Feed the Need in Durham. Did I say that right? - Yep, you did. - All right, perfect. So, the Rotary Club of Bowmanville is hosting a event that's coming up on December the 16th, it's Feed the Need... [read more]

Summer Respite Program through Rotary Club of Bowmanville

Saturday Aug 25th, 2018

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<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/oJGDQMgnv9c" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>   Summer Respite Program through Rotary Club of Bowmanville    Summer Respite Care Program is one of the Rotary Club of Bowmanville’s signature programs.  Rotary Club of Bowmanville has had a long history supporting children with special... [read more]

Oronofest Street Festival August 2018

Saturday Aug 25th, 2018

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  Oronofest Street Festival in Orono, On   Oronofest is an event for our village of Orono    It is created and organized by Orono's Community Collective.     The O.C.C. is comprised of citizens of Orono who love thieir community and looking to show it off.   Save the date! Saturday, August 25th 2018 from noon til 8pm.     Oronofest takes place downtown and is a celebration of all that is... [read more]

Pie in the Sky Kite Festival in Newcastle, On

Saturday Aug 25th, 2018

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Pie in the Sky Kite Festival Excitement is coming to Newcastle August 18 & 19!! Diane Hamre Recreation Complex (formerly Newcastle District Recreation Complex) 1780 Rudell Rd, Newcastle, ON L1B 1G8 Pie in the Sky Kite Festival is a Free 2-day family festival that will have fun for all ages! Come to check out the professional kite fliers with their amazingly colourful and massive kites – some up to 100 feet long! Vendors – we’ve got those too – Craft, Local,... [read more]

Make the most of your Summer - Video

Wednesday May 30th, 2018

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IF YOU PREFER TO READ: Jennifer Foley:    Hey Faeine. It's Jennifer. Faeine Grant:    Hey Jennifer. How's it going? Jennifer Foley:    Good, good. How are you doing? Faeine Grant:    Good, good. Nice to see you again on our What's Happening? Jennifer Foley:    Yeah. What's Happening Wednesday. Faeine Grant:    Yeah. Jennifer Foley:  ... [read more]

Who is driving demand in Real Estate with Recreational Properties? -Read more below

Wednesday May 16th, 2018

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The latest RE/MAX Recreational Property Report is out, offering insight into buying activity and liveability factors.  Such as who is driving demand, top amenities, and more emerging trends in Canada's popular recreational markets. Re/Max Integra, Ontario-Atlantic Canada survey of RE/MAX Brokers and Agents found that in 91 per cent of Canadian recreational property markets examined, retirees were the key demographic driving activity. In contrast to last year’s... [read more]

A glimpse at the Durham Region Housing Market for April 2018-#whatshappeningwednesdays

Wednesday May 9th, 2018

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Episode 2 What's Happening Wednesdays - May 09 2018_ What's Happening in the Housing Market in Durham Region (Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Bowmanville, Scugog and surrounding areas) with Jennifer Foley, Sales Rep, Remax Rouge River Realty Ltd Brokerage and Faeine Grant, Sales Representative Homelife Glenayre Realty Watch the full video here: http://bit.ly/2jMCpTU   Jennifer:    Hey there, Faeine. It's Jennifer here. Faeine:    Hey,... [read more]

A look at the Abbortsford BC housing market April 2018 #whatshappeningwednesdays

Wednesday May 2nd, 2018

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Episode 1_May 01 2018_ What's Happening in the Housing Market in Abbortsford, BC with Jennifer Foley, Sales Rep, Remax Rouge River Realty Ltd Brokerage and Faeine Grant, Sales Representative Homelife Glenayre Realty Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/2KTu11d Jennifer Foley:     All right, here we go. It's Faeine and Jennifer show! Jennifer Foley:     West Canada, and East Canada. Jennifer Foley:     Faeine Grant, from BC,... [read more]

What's happening in Clarington_ An Interview with Clarington's Mayor Adrian Foster and Realtor Jennifer Foley

Tuesday Apr 24th, 2018

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Jennifer Foley:     Hey guys. Jennifer Foley, your local realtor.  Today, we have an appointment to speak with Mayor Adrian Foster. Let's head inside.  Jennifer Foley:     I'm here to see the mayor.  Lindsay:            Just one moment, and I'll call ... You can go right up.  Jennifer Foley:     I am here with the honorable Mayor Adrian Foster, and what a pleasure. Thank you so... [read more]

Future 407, Future Go Station, Future Expansion are in Clarington's Near Future - Interview with MPP Granville Anderson

Tuesday Apr 24th, 2018

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Jennifer Foley:     Hey there, Jennifer Foley, your local realtor and look who I'm here with today. I am here with Granville Anderson, the MPP for Durham. So everywhere you look Durham is growing, and right here in Clarington especially we're seeing huge growth. What kind of things can we expect to see in the near future? Granville A.:       Well in the near future it's a great, great time to be in Clarington. It's a great, great... [read more]

7 Ways to Give Yourself the Gift of Home By Nate Berkus

Saturday Mar 31st, 2018

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"A space filled with objects that make us happy can remind us of where we've been, who we've loved and what our lives have been. It can also help us aspire for more. Here are a few ways to create a home that tells the story of who you truly are—and who you are on your way to being." - Nate Berkus Read more: http://www.oprah.com/home/nate-berkus-7-ways-to-give-yourself-the-gift-of-home/all#ixzz5BK3MdvWl [read more]

Buttertart Festival Bowmanville

Saturday Mar 3rd, 2018

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  Bowmanville Buttertart Festival   Garnet B Rickards Rec Centre was the host location for this fantastic event that took place in March 2018 right here in Bowmanville, Ontario.    This event features local buttertart vendors sellling their best butter tarts and competing in TART-off Competition.    Watch the video.    https://www.facebook.com/BowmanvilleBTF/ [read more]

Home Decor Trends 2018

Friday Feb 23rd, 2018

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Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018 We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely. Which looks will last for years to come, and which ones will feel dated quickly? What colors and styles are most popular among buyers in our area? How can I add the most value to my home? So we’ve rounded up some of the hottest trends in home design to help guide you through the process. Whether... [read more]

ONTARIO’S TOP 6 HOUSING MARKETS: 2007-2017

Friday Feb 16th, 2018

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  Re/Max Integra Ontario Atlantic put out this report Feb 6 2018 regarding  ONTARIO’S TOP 6 HOUSING MARKETS: 2007-2017Despite so many challenges over the past 20-plus years (think tech meltdown, 9/11, SARS, the financial crisis of 2008 and the great recession of 2009), residential average price in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has continued to post consecutive growth. In the last decade alone, housing values in the GTA more than doubled, rising from $376,236 in 2007 to... [read more]

Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars $$ And) Sense

Monday Oct 16th, 2017

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Turn on the television or scroll through Facebook, and chances are you’ll see at least one advertisement for a group or “guru” who promises to teach you how to “get rich quick” through real estate investing. The truth is, much of what they’re selling are high-risk tactics that aren’t a good fit for the average investor. However, there is a way to make steady, predictable, low-risk income through real estate investing. In this blog post, we’ll... [read more]

Video of 341 Clarkson Rd, a beautiful property for nature and country lovers!

Tuesday Aug 22nd, 2017

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  Watch the full video of the property, including drone footage here: 341 Clarkson Rd, Castleton, On For Sale $379,900 https://youtu.be/Pm45_hBr01o   What would you do with 9.85 acres, a pond, trails, and a completely private wooded property with a beautiful 1.5 storey home? Features a permanent haven in the woods, and a rare chance to live so close to nature and approximately only 1.5 hrs from Toronto. This 3 bedroom, two story cedar home is tucked... [read more]

July 2017 Issue of Homes And Land

Wednesday Jul 5th, 2017

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Check out my Homes for Sale in Homes and Land of Durham Region.  http://www.homesandland.com/Digital-Magazine/2284-09-06-Homes___and___Land_of_Durham/#1 or visit my webpage online http://jennifer-foley.homesandland.com/ [read more]

Purple is the new 2017 color?

Friday Jun 30th, 2017

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May 2017 2017 Home Design Trends http://jenniferfoley.info/ Also check out this video on You Tube with Debbie Miller, Owner of Newcastle Home Decor as we discuss Home Decor and Paint Color Trends 2017 https://youtu.be/B1CFgFiTtpI [read more]

Foreclosure v.s. Power of Sale

Tuesday Dec 27th, 2016

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In the unfortunate circumstance that a homeowner is past-due on their monthly mortgage payments, they pave the way for a “foreclosure” on their property. In today’s market, banks and other lenders do not turn to foreclosure to take away the homes of homeowners who are in arrears. Instead, they perform a "Power of Sale" which is wholly different from a Foreclosure. What is a Foreclosure? Foreclosures are laborious, grueling, and costly to both the... [read more]

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