Are you a first-time buyer or looking to make a move this year and want the low-down on buying in this market? Then Buyers and Brews is for you.
Join us – the Chantal + Michael Realty Group Brokerage – as we gather experts to help you discover the ins and outs of home buying to navigate the current real estate market, specifically – what's involved in obtaining a mortgage, what the lawyer does to close the deal, and what a home inspector looks at.
This is a casual night and while the discussion takes place you can enjoy a refreshing flight of beer from a local brewery and some snacks. You will hear from our team members, a mortgage agent, a lawyer, and a home inspector as they provide helpful and educational information around purchasing. If attendees want to chat a little longer, we'll have a casual Q&A afterwards.
For more details on the event and to check out who the pros are head over to https://www.chantalmichael.com/buyersbrews
Interest Rate Hike in September
It's been a minute since I've posted here. So much has been happening in the real estate market. I'm pretty sure you've heard. Interest rates are set to go up in September, so if you're ready to buy it's an august idea (see what I did there?) to talk to a mortgage specialist and lock in a rate. Locking in before the rates go up will give you an advantage, because you'll have done your prep work in figuring out your budget and you'll be pre-qualified and your rate will be a little lower. What does this mean to you? It means you're in a better position to offer on your dream home.
Here's a link to a video where I talk to you about making a plan. Please watch and let me know how I can help.
Essential Thank You
This is an essential thank you. Thank you to the lovely cashiers at Zehrs in Orillia – you always have a smile and a kind word. Thank you to the baristas at Starbucks Orillia – always pleasant and chatty, you give me a social outlet that isn't a Zoom meeting. Thank you to the folks at the Beer Store (my niece), the LCBO, Tim's, the restaurants we've been getting take-out from...Y'all definitely didn't sign-up for this, nor had any prep on how to respond – thanks for being awesome.
First responders – paramedics, police officers, nurses, doctors, firefighters – thanks for bringing it.
Buying a house? You know you want to. Maybe it's your first time or maybe it's not. Either way, this still applies. Before you start looking at new digs, or if you already have, contact a mortgage specialist (or me because I can give you a stack of names) now. I tell any home buyer who will listen – find a specialist and have the conversation. Thinking you know what you can spend on a new home is not the same as knowing how much a lender will actually lend you.
It's so important to be prepared, because knowing your max spend informs your firm price, it narrows your search, and it makes you ready to put in an offer once you find the home of your dreams. It'll help your Realtor® work smart for you. Who doesn't want to work smarter?
Inventory for homes between $350-$500k is low in the Barrie area, so being prepared will help you get your offer in before it's too late. So, let's recap: call a local mortgage specialist today, or call me.
430 Essa Condos
430 ESSA brings the best of urban living right to your doorstep. A modern community in one of Ontario’s hottest cities. Featuring innovative design, technology and thoughtfully planned retail, it’s destined to change the pace at 430 Essa Road. With easy access to everyday amenities, leisure activities, a gorgeous waterfront, Go Transit and highway 400 you’re always close to everything you need.
Prices start from the low $300s for a 1-bedroom unit. The price for the 2-bedroom units jumps to about $450,000. All units include one parking space. The bottom floor will be commercial retail with boutique style shops as well as brand names such as Starbucks. This is a low-rise building, which is rare – only four stories. Estimated occupancy date is Fall/Winter 2021.
Want more info? Give me a call today – 416.578.5894.
Five Points Barrie
Urban living at its finest
The Residences at Five Points are at the centre of it all in one of Canada’s fastest growing cities. You’ll be within walking distance of the waterfront, shopping, dining, art galleries and cultural events. Explore the many boutiques along Dunlop Street, relax on a patio overlooking Lake Simcoe at sunset and take in nightly live music at one of the many bars and restaurants.
Effortlessly access an all-season outdoor playground. Minutes to beaches, marinas and the Barrie Yacht Club, the location is perfect for avid water-sports enthusiasts, boaters and cross-country skiers and snowboarders alike.
At The Residences at Five Points, you’ll be at the heart of it all.
Call me today to discuss – 416.578.5894.
This is going to be fun...
My new site starts today. Let's see where it goes – together. It'll be fun.
Helping buyers and sellers get settled.