Archives for Real Estate News

What Home Inspectors See That You Can’t

February 9, 2019  When you make an offer on a home, it’s a smart idea to have a home inspector check it out from top to bottom. This inspection will ensure that the property doesn’t have any unexpected “issues”. After all, you don’t want to buy a home only to discover that the roof needs to be replaced, immediately, for thousands of dollars. Nevertheless, you might question whether you really need to invest the few hundred dollars it costs for a professional home inspection. “The home we want to buy looks like it’s in very good shape,” you might be
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Highway 407 Tolls Increasing

January 31, 2019 As published by CBC, tolls on Highway 407 will be be going up this week. “Drivers who use Highway 407 will be paying higher fees starting Feb. 1. Tolls on the highway will climb by as much as 14 per cent when the new fees go into effect. The largest change will hit drivers who commute during the afternoon rush on the section between Highway 427 and Highway 404, where fees are the highest. Driving eastbound on that stretch, known as Zone 3, between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. will now cost 57.6 cents per kilometre, up from 50.6
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Introducing Harrison The Bear

January 29, 2019 Introducing the newest member of Team Weir … HARRISON the BEAR!  At the Halifax Royal LePage National Sales Conference Live Auction, I had the highest bid to adopt Harrison Bear for the next year. Since birth, Harrison has raised over $10,000 in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation …. Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention programs. I will be documenting Harrison’s adventures on many different platforms while continuing to raise awareness, and donations for our National and Local Women’s Shelters.  I am extremely grateful for this beautiful life I get to live … and I truly believe that empowered WOMEN empower WOMEN! Please feel free
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Team Weir Annual Food Drive Collection

January 19, 2019 We at Team Weir are starting our annual collection for the food bank. As always Sue at Hair Central is one of the first to lend a hand! Please donate non-perishable food stuffs at the barber shop. Team Weir will match cash donations to a maximum of $200. This year we are also collecting clothing for women and children at Three Oaks Women’s Shelter. Pictured right is our “go to legal administrator” Karen Crawford looking for your non-perishables at Sioui Mitts Law in Trenton. Call or Text: 613.392.7777    Email: david@davidweir.com    Toll Free: 1.800.263.2177    Team Weir on Facebook
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Trenton Health Centre Work Continues

January 8, 2018 As published by Luke Hendry of The Trentonian, work continues in an effort to move the Trenton Community Health Hub project forward. “Construction of this city’s new Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre could begin as early as this summer. But the Trenton Community Health Hub project, which is to occupy space in the centre’s lowest level, is still pending provincial approval. The Community Health Centre (CHC) is based currently at 70 Murphy St. in Trenton and at the corner of Bridge Street East and Sidney Street in Belleville. Executive director Sheila Braidek said planning for the new
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Making Life Easier For Armed Forces Members In Ontario

November 14, 2018  The provincial government in Ontario wants to make life easier for armed forces members and their families as it begins consultations on a new military family hotline. The hotline would help provide information for military families on things like schooling, job opportunities, child care, driver and vehicle licensing and more. Moving to a base in Ontario? Check out the links below. These links will also prove beneficial for any Ontario resident. David Weir BA,CD Schools http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/sift/index.html   Health Card  https://www.ontario.ca/page/apply-ohip-and-get-health-card   Jobs https://www.ontario.ca/page/jobs-and-employment   Register Your Vehicle https://www.ontario.ca/faq/what-do-i-need-register-out-province-vehicle-ontario   Taxes & Benefits https://www.ontario.ca/page/taxes-and-benefits Call or Text: 613.392.7777    Email: david@davidweir.com   
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Real Estate Market Expected To Moderate

November 7, 2018 The Quinte Region has seen a reduction in the homes sold in 2018 versus 2017.  As of the end of October 2018 there has been a 20% reduction in the number of homes sold during the same period in 2017.   The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) seems to reflect a similar outlook going forward in 2019 and 2020.  The following is an excerpt from a CMHC article published November 6, 2018. David Weir BA, CD Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the country’s real estate market is expected to moderate over the next two years as the
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Canadians Can’t Afford NOT To Buy

September 30, 2018 The following article recently appeared in the Real Estate Professional Magazine. The article outlines the argument about buying vs. renting a home. In addition to the monthly savings of a lower mortgage payment in comparison to a rent payment, there is the added benefit of capital appreciation of a home over time. This capital appreciation on a home is “tax free” if the home is your principal residence. Finally, if you own your home, you are in control of your family’s accommodation. If you rent, you are to a degree, at the whim of the landlord’s needs.
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$500 Gift Card Giveaway Winner!

September 8, 2018 Congrats to Dan – the latest winner of the Team Weir $500 gift card giveaway! Get a jump start on the next giveaway by sharing our Facebook page today. Quinte’s Number One real estate team thanks you for thinking of us when buying or selling! To see more of our giveaway winners please visit our Giveaways page. Call or Text: 613.392.7777   Email: david@davidweir.com   Toll Free: 1.800.263.2177   Team Weir on Facebook
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Why Stirling Real Estate?

July 20, 2018 Stirling is a welcoming community located in Hastings County. Conveniently situated only 20 minutes north of Belleville, Trenton and Highway 401, Stirling offers quiet rural living just minutes away from urban amenities. Stirling is home to an elementary school which includes kindergarten to grade 8. High school students can attend Bayshore Secondary School, Theresa Catholic Secondary School or Centre Hastings High School. The village of Stirling makes the health and wellness of its residents a priority through access to a range of health care services including; Stirling Medical Centre Stirling Dental Centre Stirling Manor Nursing Home Natural Rhythms
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