By: Luc Bouillon

Prepare for your down payment wisely

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Whether you're a first-time home buyer, or plan to use the equity from your current home for the down payment for a new home, ensure you have access to the funds you will need for a down payment when you're ready to purchase a home, and apply for a mortgage. The larger your down payment, the more you can save in interest over the life of your mortgage. ...Read More

By: Luc Bouillon

What the CMHC increase really means

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If you have less than 20 per cent for a down payment on a property, you must obtain mortgage insurance. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., the federal agency that insures mortgages, is raising its rates by an average 15 per cent on May 1. Although this is not good news for homebuyers since it will add to the cost of many purchases, the overall impact isn’t disastrous. Here’s why: ...Read More

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Video When is the best time to sell your home?

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Hi, I'm Luc Bouillon a Broker with Century 21 B.J. Roth Realty Ltd. I Live and work right here in the city of Barrie.   I have clients call me all the time and ask, when is the best time to sell my home?   The answer to this question is simple supply and demand, which is why I have to shake my head when I hear other Realtors tell people to wait for what they call the "sprin...Read More

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Video If a Tree Falls.. who pays?

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Hi, I'm Luc Bouillon and I'm a Broker with Century 21 B.J. Roth Realty, I live and work right here in the City of Barrie. Here in Barrie we are fortunate to have a lot of green space, including mature trees both on and off our own lots, which some cities just don’t have. But in the last few years with the ice storms in Quebec and this year in Toronto, even though that kind of sever...Read More

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Why condo owners need household insurance

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  " Some condo buyers think they don’t need household insurance, because it is covered by their common expense payment each month."   Some condo buyers think they don’t need household insurance, because it is somehow covered by their common expense payment each month. They should think again. Although the condominium corporation must carry insurance on the bui...Read More

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Join me in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer!

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Join me This Saturday, May 25th at Legion Branch 34 in Orillia for the 9th annual Huronia Ride For Dad in support of prostate cancer research! To date we have raised and donated over 10 million dollars to research that has made exponential strides in eradicating this deadly disease that affects 1 in 6 Canadian men! If you ride a motorcycle of any kind, I strongly urge you to come out and join us....Read More

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4 Key Locations to Improve Curb Appeal

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Curb appeal can make the difference between selling your home and not! Here's what it takes to make home buyers want to get inside your home to have a look. Front lawn Mow the lawn diagonally and edge the lawn along the driveway and sidewalks. Add a bench, or bistro table with two chairs to make your home entrance warm and inviting. Put a fresh coat of paint on your door and update your home...Read More

By: Luc Bouillon

Can money grow on trees?

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Boost Your Home's Value: Curb Appeal Campaign & Contest Launches!

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 The CENTURY 21 Canada System is launching a Curb Appeal campaign and contest on May 8, 2013 due to the incredible consumer excitement surrounding the recent CENTURY 21 Canada Open House Weekend Blitz contest! Enter to win a landscaping consult and curb appeal blueprint from celebrity outdoor designer Carson Arthur by visiting century21.ca/CurbAppeal. "Homeowners are seeing the true val...Read More

By: Luc Bouillon

Flashback to 1969 Is housing really more unaffordable today?

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We keep hearing it on the news, from government, economists and banks… housing is more unaffordable today than it was for previous generations.  Is it really as much as people claim? We thought we would take a look and see at what the differences are. In 1969 the average household income was hovering at around $8000.00 per year.  Most were single income and if you made $10,000.0...Read More