Sunday, October 24, 2010

It Could Still Be The Price

I just completed a quick statistic check on properties that sold in the last 30 days.

Quick Stats  Sept 24- Oct 24, 2010
Residential Sales in Grey Highlands and West Grey:  
20 Sales      19 Single Family    1 Vacant land
Avg Sale Price    $ 206,600            Avg List to Sale Price    94.2 % 
Sales under $150,000:  7        Over $200,000:  6
$ 150,001 - $200,000:  3        Over $300,000:  4
In addition, 4 Farms Sales, Price range from $250,000 - $380,000    Avg List to Sale Price  93%  E&OE

There are still 48+ Active residential listings available ranging from $37,500 for a vacant lot to well over $500,000 for home properties.  Could it have been that the well priced properties have sold , and the ones still available should be looking at their adjusting the asking price ?

Several of these sold homes had more than one price reduction or agent and many exceeded 100 days on the market, which isn't uncommon here.  I also saw a couple of sales within a few weeks.  Granted they where priced under 180,000, where we see the majority of sales in Southern Grey, but they were aggressively priced for quick sale.  *Note, the terms agressively priced, well priced, competatively priced does not mean cheap or that seller is giving property away.  It means reasonable value for the property given it's amenities, condition, location etc...

If you are ready to sell your home and begin making a new one, strip yourselves of any emotional attachment and rely on compareable sales and your Real Estate Representative for their knowledge and expertise.  After all, that is really why you chose them.

Sales Representative
Royal LePage RCR Realty, Brokerage

Friday, October 22, 2010

Politicians, phfft

Here's a quick thought.

I am irritated with Michael Ignatieff, as I would assume many women are.  Irritated is actually an understatement.

Here is a politician trying to capitalize on the publics' outrage with the Russell Williams trial.  He had the audacity to say: "I don't quite know what it's like to look at that news through a woman's eyes, but I can sort of imagine how difficult that week has been,"  Then in the next breath: "The thing that's so awful about this week is the breaking of that basic trust that we have to have between men and women in order to raise families, live with each other, work together as citizens. And a very bad man did that a lot of harm this week."

Seriously Ignatieff, Seriously ??   The arrogance of this man assuming he knows what women are feeling or thinking with regard to this trial.  

When I heard his comments on the radio this morning the first thought I had was, "ya right, that isn't even close you moron.  You think women actually had trust in every man at all ???"  his statement has been knocking around my head all day and I had to comment.

As the mother of 3 girls and 1 boy, I have imparted some motherly wisdom upon them.  I teach my girls to be politely cautious when dealing with the opposite sex, all members of the opposite sex, period !  I teach my son about personal boundaries, not to touch others and that his girl-friends need a special respect from him.

Ignatieff has no idea what this woman is thinking at all.  He is so out of touch with this Canadian woman that he will NeVeR get my vote.  I can only assume that all his time outside our great country has affected his perspective or that this is his masculine side speaking.        

Lastly, I know that Russell Williams killed Jessica Lloyd and Marie-France Comeau.  Does he know their names ?                        

Sunday, October 10, 2010

New use of Social Media

Quick Note...

The Policing agencies in Ontario have always know the power of the internet and have been monitoring it for some time in order to catch the bad guys.  This week they have announced a new tool to help with the Amber Alert System, simple join the Facebook Group. .  Since so many of us have a cell phone and many of these phones have internet access and we hate not be connected to the latest posts from friends and family, we may be able to better assist the police in an Amber Alert situation. 

This is Ontario wide, soon to be right across Canada.