Explore Woodstock, ON
By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 11
A year ago we happened to be driving through Woodstock, Ontario on Easter Sunday, on our way to visit my sister in nearby Shakespeare, Ontario for Easter dinner.  We ended up taking a wrong turn in Woodstock and came across what was left of a beautiful turn of the century Church. Only the front wall was still standing in what had been St. Mary's Catholic Church.  After doing a little research I found out the property had been sold and the front of the Church had been preserved and was to be incorporated into a senior's home to be built on the property. Little did I know at the time that a year later I would be living only 15 minutes away from Woodstock, in Tavistock.  I recently drove around Woodstock trying to locate the property again and to see if there had been any further progress ...
By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 8
First came blogging, then came photography, then came hiking.  When I first started blogging it soon became apparent that I should add photos to my posts to create some additional interest.  With all the copyright issues I knew I wasn't supposed to "borrow" photos from other sources without permission. So I decided I'd have to create my own photos.  I had never had an interest in photography before but I purchased a half decent digital camera and went to work in my community snapping photos of anything relevant for my upcoming posts. Who knew that being forced to supply my own work would lead to a keen interest in nature photography.  My fellow bloggers know that the camera now goes out the door with me everytime I leave the house as you never know when a great photo op will occur or wh...
By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 18
It's been three weeks since we moved to Tavistock in Oxford County. We are fairly well settled in and it was a relatively balmy - 1 degrees C. so I figured it was a great day for a Sunday drive.  I checked out a few places that I wanted to visit, put my dog Lola in the back seat and hit the road. Our first stop was at the  Embro Pond Conservation Trail.  Unfortunately the snow was still pretty deep and I'd go a few steps before I would end up knee deep with one leg.  It was also pretty noisy as for some reason there was machinery  taking down trees.  I'm not sure what that is all about but will go back soon when the snow melts a bit more. Our next stop was to the  One-Of-A-Kind Antique Mall in Woodstock, Ontario.  Two floors of a very old building jam packed with furniture, glassware, j...
By Bettianne Hedges, BA, Broker
(CITY Real Estate Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 0
Home : Blogs : RE/MAX Stratford, St. Marys & Woodstock offices : RE/MAX's Blog 275 St. Andrews Road, Woodstock   MLS: 63-720 Price: $274,500 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 +1 This immaculate open concept 4 level side split was custom built and is located on a quiet street backing onto a park. A large updated kitchen boasting an island with built in stove overlooks a good sized family room with fireplace. 10 foot patio doors lead out to backyard. Relax in the ensuite bath featuring double marble sinks, Jacuzzi tub, skylight and huge storage area. With a newer roof, windows, hi-efficiency furnace & water softener, this home is ready for your family to move right in! Jason Proulx & Anne-Marie Proulx, Sales Representative RE/MAX A-B REALTY LTD. BROKERAGE (WOODSTOCK), 521 Dundas Street Woodstock, ...
By Bettianne Hedges, BA, Broker
(CITY Real Estate Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 0
My 6 Fearless Predictions  I'm going out on a limb and share my predictions for the real estate market in the next few months of 2010. Now these predictions are for my area in southern Ontario so they may not apply to your area. But it is always fun to compare one market to another.Here are my 6 predictions:* Over the next few months well priced homes will sell* Over priced homes will sit on the market unsold* First time Buyers will continue to buy unless they stop* A Sellers house is alway worth more than their neighbours, no matter how much smaller* Some Seniors will be looking to downsize* Most homebuyers will mortgage their new homeSo there they are, feel free to check back in a few months to see if I'm right. If not than I guess I should change jobs, maybe a weather man or an econo...
By Bettianne Hedges, BA, Broker
(CITY Real Estate Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 0
Preventing Contractor Fraud. The federal government's Home Renovation Tax Credit has been a great success.  Many homeowners are now taking advantage by remodeling their homes.  Windows, doors, heating systems and insulation are the most popular reno's being carried out.  It is a good time to cover an important issue like hiring the right contractor to do your work.  Most contractors are honest, hardworking people, but unfortunately not all keep business above board.  If you are considering hiring a contractor there are some things to watch out for to help prevent contractor fraud. •1.      The contractor wants all of the money up front.  Never pay before the job is finished.  You want to be able to get them to come back to correct any mistakes and complete the job to your satisfaction. ...
By Bettianne Hedges, BA, Broker
(CITY Real Estate Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 0
Investor Alert Three bedroom, two bath condo with forced air natural gas heat - close to everything! Large back yard, with mature tree, backs onto single family home. Quick close available. One additional parking spot included in condo fees (two total). Fridge, stove, washer, dryer, dishwasher and water softener included. Roof and windows approximately three years old. All measurements to be verified by the Buyer. $116,000. Contact me for more information or to see the property.
By Bettianne Hedges, BA, Broker
(CITY Real Estate Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 0
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By Bettianne Hedges, BA, Broker
(CITY Real Estate Inc., Brokerage)
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Mississauga, Ontario (March 11, 2009) - A report released today by RE/MAX confirms that entry-level purchasers are now the engine driving home-buying activity in almost every major centre in Canada. The 2009 RE/MAX First-Time Buyers Report highlighting first-time buying activity in 32 residential housing markets across Canada found that improved affordability is prompting many first-time buyers to get off the fence, out of the rental, and into the market. While a sense of caution still prevails, more and more first-timers are finding it hard to pass up the chance to become homeowners in today's buyer-centric real estate climate. Increased inventory and longer days on market coupled with the lowest lending rates ever are presenting opportunities that have not been seen in almost a decad...
By Bettianne Hedges, BA, Broker
(CITY Real Estate Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 0
Very new to our market- well appointed town villas which will back directly onto the Sally Creek Golf Course and provide for beautiful views beyond onto conservation lands. Two bedroom bungalow style with option of loft for additional bed and bath. Freehold, no condo fees. One year membership to golf club included. Call Bettianne for details  519-536-6653.    
By Bettianne Hedges, BA, Broker
(CITY Real Estate Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 0
The City of Woodstock continues to post strong numbers and good news on the economic front.  With the official opening of Toyota's newest manufacturing plant, a groundbreaking for a new hospital, and 18 other significant investments confidence remains high in Woodstock.  To find out more about what made BIG NEWS for Woodstock economic development, please click on the following link:  http://www.woodstocknow.com/documents/YIRNewsletter2008_Email.pdf  NOTE: The linked document is a PDF file and was created with Adobe Acrobat.  If you do not have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader it can be downloaded for free at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html      Mayor Michael HardingCity of WoodstockPhone  (5... x 2100Fax: (519) 539-3275E-mail mayor@city.woodstock.on.caLen MagyarDevelo...
By Bettianne Hedges, BA, Broker
(CITY Real Estate Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 0
We at Claysam Homes know that a home is one of the single most important purchases any family or individual will ever make in ones lifetime. In turn we treat it as such!Moreover, we believe that our service to our home buyers can only be as good as the skills, interest and attitudes of our team. Our mandate is single-minded dedication to excellence in service to you, our home buyers.The spirit of mutual trust and good will established with home buyers results from Claysams' knowledge that the organization cares about and recognizes each client as an individual by offering professional service.Claysams' commitment to quality has not gone unnoticed, as the company has been awarded the Highest Service Rating by the Tarion Warranty Corporation as well as maintained a high standing among the...
By Bettianne Hedges, BA, Broker
(CITY Real Estate Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 0
Bella's Corner Toy Store in NOW OPEN!!! Downtown Woodstock, 509 Dundas Street. We have a variety of educational toys, from birth through age 8..and will be carrying higher age groups soon. Also inculded in our stock is a variety of specaily baby products, asthma friendly stuffed animals, BPA free baby bottles, and many more!   Come to Bella's Corner to start your Christmas Shopping off right. Friday December 5th, 2008....Bella's Corner will be holding a Christmas open house. This day we will be having NO TAXES and offering instore craft sessions and holiday treats. Raffle for Gingerbread house and we have a holiday draw, that with purchase of 2 items off our store gift list, you can qualify for a $50.00 gift certificate!   Many new and exciting things are going to be happening in the ne...
By Bettianne Hedges, BA, Broker
(CITY Real Estate Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 0
 Congratulations RE/MAX! The anniversary celebration commemorates the day 30 years ago when the network adopted the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon as its corporate symbol after it flew in the 1978 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.   Today, the RE/MAX Balloon continues to fly high as the most recognized symbol in real estate, representing the Above the Crowd service and quality of our Brokers, Sales Associates and employees worldwide.  
By Bettianne Hedges, BA, Broker
(CITY Real Estate Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 1
  MEDIA RELEASE - For Immediate Release August 29, 2008Woodstock, ON - Mark your calendars because from September 11th until the 13th the Cows are coming home-Downtown Woodstock's first ever ‘Til the Cows Come Home" Festival.Starting Thursday you'll notice Downtown looking a little different. You'll find cows suddenly loitering around downtown, and merchants matching suit with Holstein patterns and more. Businesses and organizations will also be hosting in-store demos, workshops, fashion shows, and more throughout the three days. Merchants will also be offering great deals to coincide with the event too, so you better bring your wallets (it's okay if they're leather, we won't tell the cows). Thursday is also a great day to pick up your Cow Club card. With every purchase at a participat...

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