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Angela and I want to thank you so much for all you did to assist us with the sale of our house. We were amazed at the interest you generated through your marketing channels, for the many potential buyers and, in no time, the sale of our house. We were very grateful for your advice and guidance with the selling processes, your exceptional knowledge of the real estate market and your effective negotiating skills. You and your team were a pleasure to deal with! We wish you all the best…thanks again. Greg & Angela

Rob Golfi Sales Representative

54 Plum Tree Lane Grimsby

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About Rob Golfi

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ob’s career in real estate began in October 1997 and putting the needs of his clients first has always been a primary principle. Rob joined RE/MAX Escarpment January 1st 1999. As his career grew and with changing times in the marketplace, Rob realized that the team concept was the next step in order to maintain the same level of service that his clients had come to expect. Hence, “The Golfi Team” was formed, comprised of a select group of individuals who work well together and share Rob’s team philosophy. In 2003, the team received the prestigious honour of being in the top 100 Real Estate Teams for RE/MAX Canada*. And this status continues to date*. Rob has received every major award available at RE/MAX including the Diamond Club (2010-2012)*, 100% Club (1999-2001)*, Platinum Club (2002)*, Chairmans Club (2003-2009)*, Hall of Fame (Inducted in 2003)*, and the Lifetime Achievement Award (Inducted in 2006)*, Circle of Legends (2013).* Rob’s experience and aggressive negotiating skills are key in this business. Any agent can list your house, but Rob’s knowledge and ability to negotiate constructively gives his clients peace of mind in dealing with the single most important investment in their lives. Rob has an extensive marketing background that compliments his real estate career. He has achieved an impressive visual identity in the market place. Rob also prides himself on his ability to stay current with in the industry and to remain competitive in the marketplace. His hard work and dedication has awarded him the honour of consistently ranked in the Top 5 of nearly 2500 sales agents in the Hamilton-Burlington and Niagara Area since (2003).** Currently (2013)* Rob is ranked Number 1 in transactions sales ends in the Hamilton-Burlington and Niagara Area.

“Each client is always treated with First Class Service.” *Based on RE/MAX Ontario Atlantic Canada annual commission criteria **Based on The Real Estate Association of Hamilton-Burlington total transactions January 1, 2003 – March 31, 2013.

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This Home came with a Funny Smell

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our years ago, Wanda Bourdages bought her first home in Saskatoon, taking possession on May 1, 2008. Soon after taking ownership, Wanda noticed a very powerful odour coming from the basement. It turned out that a board was blocking an unused coal chute and behind the board, in the chute was a foul-smelling black mould. When Bourdages visited the house with her agent before making an offer, she didn’t detect any unusual odours. A few months later, Bourdages did what she thought was a minor renovation in the bathroom. The contractor found that the sub-floor was rotten, with more black mould. In the end it cost Bourdages more than $8,000 to get rid of the mould in both places. She sued the seller and her real estate agent for the cost of the repairs in a case decided last spring. Her main contention was that the seller knew about these problems and should have disclosed them and her agent should have protected her. On the surface it seems she had a good case, but the judge ruled against her. In court, Bourdages couldn’t prove the seller knew about these problems. Had she removed the board during the initial inspection of the home, she would probably have found the mould. The agent recommended that she have the home inspected, but she chose not to spend the money. Wanda told the court that the agent said it was a sweet deal and she could double her money with little effort, and thus pressured her into buying. The judge disagreed, saying there was no proof that the agent pressured her to do anything. Funny smells can be as important as visual defects when you inspect a home. Leaking natural gas can smell like a skunk. A rotten egg smell could be an indication of rotting drywall behind the walls. Urine odours may not just be a pet stain, but could also mean there are raccoons in the attic. Burning rubber smell could mean an appliance or an electrical outlet is overheated, and could lead to a fire. If it smells like mushrooms, it could also be mould. Owners may not notice these odours if they build up over time. They get

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used to them. Some home inspectors will use specially trained dogs to detect these odours, as there is usually no visible evidence that you can point to. I have had many buyers claim that during the initial home inspection, the basement had just been freshly painted and the sellers explained that this was why they had fans operating. Or the reason for the fans was because of the humidity in the house. Problems with mould were discovered soon after closing. Other examples of sellers trying to cover up bad smells or other similar problems could be new baseboards in some of the rooms, especially the basement or perhaps over the garage. Many agents will recommend that air fresheners be used throughout the house before open houses. Be careful that this is not being done to cover something up. If you are selling your home and you know about some strange odours, don’t try to cover them up. Find out whether there is a problem by calling in a professional, and then fix it before you put your home up for sale. If you are buying any home, especially older ones, consider additional environmental inspections that can detect hidden odour problems, and be very wary when you notice very recent renovations or painting that was done. They may have been done deliberately to cover up a problem. Being properly prepared when you inspect a home should save you unnecessary aggravation later. Mark Weisleder is a lawyer, author and speaker to the real estate industry. You can email Mark at mark@markweisleder.com

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Grimsby, Lincoln West Lincoln & Niagara

Rob Golfi*

bEamsVILLE

$379,900

April 1, 2014

GrImsby

$429,900

WEst LInCoLn

$549,900

GrImsby

$779,900

4366 Maplegrove Rd

54 Plum Tree Lane

2967 South Grimsby Rd., #18

8058 Sheridan Court

Country living w/city conveniences! – 3 BR home sitting on 1 acre w/300ft. frontage, 2 storey 26x25ft. barn features red maple under most flring, modern kitchen, updated bathrm, family rm w/country style wood stove, master bedrm w/balcony & walk in closet, & updated furnace.

Spectacular all brick bungalow in fantastic neighbourhood! Former model home, features maple kitch w/island, master bedrm w/ensuite, main flr ldry, gorgeous hardwd flrs, fireplace in family rm, oak staircase leading to prof. finished basement, & fenced yard. Shows like a dream!

SPRAWLING CUSTOM BUILT 4 LVL BACK SPLIT Sitting on 1 acre of manicured grounds, features cathederal ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, large country size kitchen, sun filled rec-rm, landscaped with stamped concrete patio and driveway, heated & insulated oversized garage.

CUSTOM BUILT BUNGALOW – Sitting on 1.5 acres in quiet cul-de-sac features 3 bedrm 2200 sq ft of luxury living, beautiful hardwood floors, maple kitchen with granite counters, ensuite bath, partallialy finished basement, oversized dble garage, Less than 10 mins to QEW

$1517 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$1717 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$2196 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$3115 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

WATERFRONT

GrImsby

$1,8669,900

188 North Service Road ONE ACRE GATED LAKEFRONT ESTATE - Features 4 bedrm home, w/fully-finished basement, 180 ft of armour rock shoreline protection. Everything has been updated from top to bottom in this magnificent show piece. Separate building can be a boat house or studio. View pictures on line. $6670 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

GrImsby

$349,900

GrImsby

5.5 ACRES

$885,000

143 Lake Street FABULOUS FIND – Exclusive listing to the Golfi Team. Beautiful Waterfront lot sitting on 140 x 183 ft. lot on private cul-de-sac, build your dream home on the shores of lake Ontario, services include sewers, water and gas to lot line.

bEamsVILLE

$459,900

$379,900

$274,900

4460 Lincoln Road

1786 Victoria Ave.

DUPLEX ON 5 ACRES – 5 bedrm home with with separate gas and hydro meters connected to sewers, features large barn, fantastic sandy soil, near urban area, shingles and furnace 2004, fantastic income potential.

Lovely treed property. Home complete with 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, vaulted ceiling in family room, main floor master bed and office. Walk-out from basement and separate garage.

$1837 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$1098 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$3,535 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

GrImsby

WEst LInCoLn

GrImsby

$209,900

GrImsby

$549,900

225 Hysert Road

73 Palmer Road

#23, 130 Livingston Avenue

34 Baker Rd. S.

GET OUT OF TOWN! 4 bdrm home sitting on 1.36 acres of quietness, features hardwood floors, updated bathrooms, & fascia, eaves & siding, freshly painted, clean neat and tidy, 30x17 ft. barn/workshop, and 3500 gal cistern. Close to town but far enough to enjoy country living.

Outstanding and immaculate bungalow in fantastic Lakeside neighbourhood, features gorgeous hardwd flrs throughout, trendy eat-in kitchen open to family room w/showcase gas fireplace, ensuite bath in master bdrm, main floor laundry & sliding doors leading to private, prof. landscaped yard.

AFFORDABLE & ADORABLE – Cute 3+1 bedroom townhouse end unit. Walking distance to downtown. Many upgrades in complex including windows, shingles (2012), furnace (2011) & central air.

Sprawling 3+1 bedroom, 1-1/2 storey home with main floor master bedroom. Sitting on large lot in fantastic neighbourhood. Beautiful hardwood floors, showcase fireplace in family room. Partially finished basement, fenced yard. Available for immediate occupancy.

1398 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$1,438 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

GrImsby

$324,900

st. CatharInEs

$149,900

541 Winston Rd., Unit #56

130 Eastchester Ave.

WATERFRONT VIEW – Freehold 3 bedrm end unit in fantastic condition, features 1400 sq.ft. of luxury w/unobstructed view of lake, beautiful hardwd & Berber carpet flooring, stylish kitchen w/quartz counter top and glass back splash, quick access to QEW, $71.89/mo. road fee.

DOLL HOUSE – Great starter home beautifully updated 2 bedrm, 2 bath bungalow in move in condition! This home features new flooring, windows, kitchen, large oversized detached garage, & quick access to QEW, busses and shopping.

$1298 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$559 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

POSSIBLE SEVERANCE

smIthVILLE

$448,000

$838 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

Jordan

$549,900

$2,196 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

GrImsby

$349,900

3662 Glen Rd.

5 Pleasant Grove Terrace

RARE FIND! Sprawling bungalow sitting on 1/2 acre ravine lot. 3+1 BR, large fin. basement, landscaped yard w/treed ravine backdrop, great family home w/large addition to rear, custom oak finishes w/large dining & Florida rm overlooking the backyard. These kind of properties rarely come up for sale!

Impressive 4 level brick backsplit in great escarpment neighbourhood, features 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, large family room with gas fireplace, shingles and furnace replaced in 2009 and fenced yard. All levels finished. Just move right into this very clean and well maintained home! $1398 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$2,196 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.z

48 ACRES

Jordan VILLaGE

$799,900

GrImsby

$519,900

smIthVILLE

$410,000

7 Wade Road

3792 Main Street

334 Mud Street West

55 Las Road

Oversized lot can possibly be severed for a corner building lot or build a garage. Buyer to verify zoning reg. 4 level side split in prime location on quiet deadend street. 3+2 bdrms, in-ground pool, walkup from bsmt, double garage, & large driveway. Updated kitchen, windows, hdwd floors and roof.

INCREDIBLE! Two and a half storey, four bedroom, all brick home, built in early 1920’s in historic Jordan Village. Features coffered ceilings, leaded glass windows, hardwood floors. Zoned residential/commercial. Sitting on large 86 x 165 foot lot.

48 ACRE HOBBY FARM - minutes to town & QEW, features 2 storey w/3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, hdwd. floors on main level, spacious family room with wood burning fireplace, main floor laundry, partially finished basement, 26x48 ft. out-building with hydro, & 5 acres of bush.

Large 2750 sq.ft. 4 bedroom family home located on a quiet street in the prestigious Station Meadows. Features include hardwood flooring on both levels, large dining room, eat in kitchen, family room w/gas fireplace, unfinished basement, main floor laundry, formal living room, & much more.

$1,789 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$3,195 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$2077 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$1,638 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

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Rob Golfi

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Professional Property Manager helps protect Rental Investment

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ore and more Canadians are buying rental residential real estate for investment purposes. These properties offer, in most cases, stable income that pays almost all expenses, with a real estate asset that will typically appreciate in value in the long term. However, there are many pitfalls with becoming a first time landlord. The good news is that with the assistance of a professional property manager, you can be protected and have peace of mind that your investment will be secure for the long term. Here’s why: Tenants are properly screened: One of the toughest parts of owning a rental property is properly screening tenants in advance. If a mistake is made and the tenant stops paying rent and uses the system to delay, the owner will be faced with unpaid mort-

gage and other bills that could threaten their ownership. A property manager knows what information to look for and what questions to ask before renting out your unit, to assure that this does not occur. Problem tenants typically stay away when they see that a professional manager is reviewing all applications. Rents are collected in a timely manner: Property managers generally have offices where it is easy for tenants to pay the rent, if they cannot pay by post-dated cheques or pre-authorized payments. You do not have to arrange to meet with the tenants at odd hours to collect rents. If rents are late, the property manager will likely start eviction proceedings to make sure that tenants get the message and pay the rent on time. Repairs and Maintenance are

attended to promptly: Do you really want a call at 11 pm that the furnace just broke down? With a property manager, all problems, 24/7, are directed to the property manager office. The property manager will have a list of approved contractors who can complete any repairs in a timely and cost-efficient manner, to keep both the landlord and the tenant happy. The property manager will also conduct routine maintenance checks to make sure that furnace filters, eavestroughs are cleaned in a timely manner, so that problems do not arise in the future. Sharon Goldberg, President of Dash Property Management, which specializes in condominium properties downtown, tells me that his firm will also conduct property visits every three to six months to make sure that the tenant is properly looking after the unit. If the place is a mess, follow up visits are scheduled to make sure that the tenant properly looks after their own obligations. All income and expense statements available online: Property Managers will typically collect all rents and pay some bills for the owner, usually property taxes and insurance. Most management companies have their own insurance policies that offer better rates and coverages than what an individual owner can negotiate in the market. The manager can then add the owner as an additional insured on the policy, making sure you have all the required coverage should anything

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happen. They will also ensure that the tenant takes out proper contents and liability coverage to protect the tenant as well. Landlords then have access on-line to these statements, which can be easily printed and given to their accountants for income tax preparation. Managers believe in relationships: Managers are not exclusively on the landlord’s side. If the tenants are happy, they look after the property better. That is why the main goal of property managers is to solve problems quickly, so both landlords and tenants are happy long term. The cost is very reasonable: Brandon Sage, of Landlord Property & Rental Management Inc., tells me that for a little over $100 a month, an owner can enjoy the benefits of a professional manager. As Brandon says, if your time is worth at least $30 an hour, then for less than four hours each month, you can have peace of mind. Goldberg adds that for most investors, you do not think twice about trusting your stock portfolio to a professional manager. Why would you not do the same with your real estate properties? It is not easy being a landlord. Using a professional manager will give you peace of mind and a safe investment over the long term. Mark Weisleder is a lawyer, author and speaker to the real estate industry. You can contact him at mark@markweisleder.com


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Real Estate Industry Myths Debunked

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s human beings, we often form ill-conceived notions about people based on our education, our upbringing, our experience. These notions, many of which on the surface appear to pose little threat, eventually stick to the signposts of our society becoming a sort of common knowledge. Think about the used-car salesperson. What image did you conjure? Was it favourable? Likely not. The same applies to the real estate profession. For a multitude of reasons, there are a number of ill-conceived ideas shared by the public about the industry and those in it. “We rank slightly below lawyers and slightly above used-car salesman,” says Rob Golfi, a sales rep with Remax

Escarpment Realty and namesake of the 10-member Golfi Team. “A lot of people fit us in there.” The reason, he surmises, has to do with the fact that clients think they are paying realtors too much for the service they provide. He believes some people don’t have a full grasp of the duties and responsibilities that go into the profession. Agents pay their own taxes, advertising, printing of business cards, signs and other marketing materials. They have no medical benefits and the insurance they pay to drive clients around can be hefty. The myth of a career in real estate being easy money is simply not true. If you average out the hours spent taking

clients on showings, home inspections, writing offers, you can accumulate a lot of time on the job before earning a commission on a sale. Real estate is one of the few professions that work on contingency and aren’t paid a dime till well after the property sells. In an effort to sell a property realtors have to invest their own money to pay for marketing and such and if the house doesn’t sell, they aren’t reimbursed. There is also the little-thought-of fact that clients are often working while the rest of the world is having fun. That means evenings, weekends and holidays, often till eight or nine p.m. The perception that realtors don’t have to work hard for their money is

what has fuelled the For-Sale-ByOwner industry, but that myth is seeing its own backlash with most homes eventually being listed with traditional real estate. In addition, there is the continuing education Ontario agents require every two years in order to keep their license current. Many realtors show a high level of community mindedness by serving on boards, participating in fundraising events, spending and donating money, in kind donations and just offering their time and effort. This is likely an offshoot of the profession as realtors are often at the centre of people’s lives, learning about their passions, hardships and personal causes.

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Rob Golfi*

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Hamilton, Stoney Creek Ancaster, Dundas & Glanbrook

$209,900

stonEy CrEEK

$419,900

bInbrooK

$449,900

hamILton mtn

$259,900

151 Gateshead Cr.

270 Montreal Circle

260 Binbrook Rd.

90 June Street

OPEN CONCEPT SHOWS 10++! Huge updated eat-in kitchen, patio doors w/California shutters leading to backyard oasis. Gorgeous updated 4 piece bath, new furnace and Central air in 2010. Rec room and big bedroom or playroom in lower level. Carpet on stairs only!

FABULOUS FIND – All brick 2 storey home on premium lot w/9 ft. ceilings, features oak staircase, gas fireplace in family rm, large maple kitchen w/glass tile backsplash & pantry, master bedrm w/his & hers walk in closet, ensuite w/soaker tub & separate shower, & fenced yard w/large deck.

“OUT” BUT NOT “FAR OUT” – Half acre beauty w/the sweet smell of country all around, spacious 4 lvl back split features lrg. living rm w/new bay window, cozy family rm w/showcase gas fireplace, bedrooms w/original hardwood flrs, updated bathrm, private yard, & oversized dble garage.

4 LEVEL BACKSPLIT – Located in central mountain, 3 bedroom home with 2 kitchens & 2 baths, ideal for in-law set up with side door entrance to lower level, features hardwood floors, wood fireplace, fenced yard, concrete drive, close to all amenities.

$838 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$1677 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$1797 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$1038 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

WATERFRONT

hamILton Ctr

$279,900

hamILton East

$449,900

hamILton Ctr

$179,900

stonEy CrEEK

$589,900

51 Bristol St. N.

327 Webster Road

29 Gertrude St.

90 Seabreeze Cres.

Beautifully renovated 2 storey, 3 bedroom home with 1.5 bathrooms including a main floor powder room, Cherry wood kitchen, updated windows, roof insulation, kitchen, driveway, exterior, plumbing, electrical furnace and the list goes on! Nothing to do but move in!

IMMACULATE best describes this awesome 4+1 bedrm, 2200 sq.ft., all brick home on premium lot. Hdwd floors mostly throughout, kitchen w/granite counters & breakfast bar, oak staircase, fin. basement w/bedroom & full bathroom.

DUPLEX – GOOD RENTAL PROPERTY! No maintenance required on this beautifully renovated & updated 4 bedroom home. Updated from top to bottom in 2011 including shingles, windows, wiring, plumbing, kitchen & baths. Large fully-fenced yard & fantastic income!

WATERFRONT RETREAT 1900 sq.ft, 1-1/2 storey home with beautiful lake views. Features 4 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, vaulted ceilings, oak spiral staircase, professionally landscape yards. Call for a private viewing today!

$1797 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$1118 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$2233 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$719 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

3 ACRES

SOLD hamILton WEst

$479,900

hamILton Ctr

$154,900

stonEy CrEEK

$549,900

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hamILton East

$249,900

72 Sanders Blvd.

184 McAnulty Blvd.

124 Second Road East

146 Glencarry Ave.

Walking distance to McMaster! 7 Good sized BRs, 2 baths, large eat-in kitchen, separate side entrance to in-law suite. Home currently rented til May ‘14 for $3,095/mth, tenants willing to stay. Updates: new furnace & A/C units ‘10, wired smoke alarms & all rooms are internet, TV, & phone wired.

CONVENIENT LOCATION! One floor plan located behind Centre mall, huge lot, paved parking for 10-13 cars. Three nice sheds with hydro and phone. East highway access and walk to the new super Centre mall. Fully fenced yard, updated windows, furnace, Central air and shingles.

Just under 3 acres 4+1 bedroom, 2 storey home. Reno’d 7 years ago to include an open concept main floor w/ large dining room for entertaining. Upstairs feat large bedrooms & 2 full baths. In-law w/separate entrance. 3 car heated garage (woodstove) for all the toys.

$1917 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$619 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$2081 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

Outstanding & immaculate move in ready 2+1 bedroom in Glenview area features new flrg, beautiful oak kitchen cabinets, updated bthrms, prof. fin. basement, det. 1.5 car garage, great location w/easy access to Link, shopping, buses, schools. $998 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

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hamILton East

$579,900

stonEy CrEEK

$399,900

hamILton East

$307,900

hamILton East

$117,900

207 Beach Blvd.

723 Ridge Road

9 Grafton Ave.

95 Hope Avenue

LAKESIDE LIVING AT IT`S FINEST! Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 full-bath home w/gorgeous lake view. Features 1 bedroom apt in basement w/outside entrance. Big 2 car garage w/workshop & 17x17 carport in rear. Home is nicely renovated w/huge windows on Lakeside & amazing eat-in kitchen.

BEAUTIFUL ESCAPRMENT VIEWS! Prime location on Ridge Road, close to all amenities. This property has a home suitable for renting or building your dream home. Buyer to satisfy themselves with building permits & costs.

BEACH LIFE AWAITS, LOCATION ROCKS!! Gorgeous 4 bedroom, 2 bath home w/charming updated kitchen, furnace, C/A, windows, deck, attic insulation, shingles & front door. Recent landscaping & shed in backyard oasis. House shows 10++. Move in & enjoy Lake Ontario & walking trails.

Cute one floor plan, and same owners for 24 years!! Front concrete drive, nice fenced in backyard w/sliding doors from kitchen, new windows and doors. Great location, close to new Centre Mall and parks.

$2316 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$1597 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$1230 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$471 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

WATERFRONT

SOLD stonEy CrEEK

$639,900

stonEy CrEEK

$1,769,900

ONE R E H ANOT

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$329,900

hamILton mtn

$209,900

1489 1/2 #8 Hwy

9 Lochside Drive

18 Dartmouth Gate

130 East 23rd St.

Outstanding & immaculate custom built 1760 sq.ft. all brick bungalow sitting on one acre with 3 car garage, featuring beautiful hardwood through-out, stylish kitchen with granite counter tops, main floor laundry, partially finished basement with 3pc bath & rough in for kitchen.

ONE ACRE WATERFRONT ESTATE – Features Luxury 4400 sq.ft. custom built bungalow with a private rare beach frontage and riparian rights, finished top to bottom with inlaw suite, 9’ ceilings, 3 tier patio off sun-room, loft to roof top patio, main floor den, and floor to ceiling windows.

Beautifully finished freehold townhome with a desirable layout. Former model home includes upgraded kitchen, granite, oak staircase, decorative stone wall and much more. Large master suite on its own private level includes oversized walk in closet & beautiful ensuite.

PRIME MOUNTAIN LOCATION! Updated bungalow w/detached garage & 2 car prkg. features kitchen w/walk out to private fenced yard, big front porch, corner lot w/ parking off of Queensdale & a good size rec room. Many updates done over the years including shingles in 2011. Shows nice!

$7,069 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$1318 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

$2,556 per/mth P&I / o.a.C.

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11 Critical Home Inspection Traps To Be Aware of Before Listing Your Home For Sale

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AMILTON - According to industry experts, there are over 33 physical problems that will come under scrutiny during a home inspection when your home is for sale. A new report has been prepared which identifies the eleven most common of these problems, and what you should know about them before you list your home for sale.

Whether you own an old home or a brand new one, there are a number of things that can fall short of requirements during a home inspection. If not identified and dealt with, any of these 11 items could cost you dearly in terms of repair. That’s why it’s critical that you read this report before you list your home. If you wait until the building inspector flags these

issues for you, you will almost certainly experience costly delays in the close of your home sale or, worse, turn prospective buyers away altogether. In most cases, you can make a reasonable pre-inspection yourself if you know what you’re looking for, and knowing what you’re looking for can help you prevent little problems from

growing into costly and unmanageable ones. To help home sellers deal with this issue before their homes are listed, a free report entitled “11 Things You Need to Know to Pass Your Home Inspection” has been compiled which explains the issues involved. To order your free copy of this report visit www.HamiltonInspectionPitfalls.com

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