Susan's Blog

Tips and stories about Real Estate and Susan's Serving Area

15 Key Considerations To Ask When Buying a Home

Here are 15 of the key considerations to help you and your agent purchase your next home. There are many more. Take a moment to read through these so that when they come up in the course of your search you will have a checklist of questions to ask: What is the neighbourhood like?  Are [Read More]

7 Expectations When You Buy With Susan Brown

My job is to help you reach your goals and satisfy your needs. My task is to smooth the way for you to make your home purchase as effortless as possible. Here are the steps I take with you to purchase your new home: Listen to your needs. One of the most important things I [Read More]

How Much Should You Set Aside For Closing?

A safe approach to closing costs would be to set aside 2-3% of your purchase price. Closing costs can vary according to the circumstances of each individual sale. They include land transfer tax, legal fees and disbursements, GST on all services, mortgage application and appraisal fees, closing and adjustments, fire insurance and CMHC (Canada Mortgage [Read More]

27 Quick and Easy Fix Ups to Sell Your Home Fast for Top Dollar

Because your home may well be your largest asset, selling it is probably one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. And once you have made that decision, you’ll want to sell your home for the highest price in the shortest time possible without compromising your sanity. Before you place your [Read More]

What Your Agent Should be Doing for You

Susan Brown has had 23 successful years of real estate experience full time in the Orangeville, Dufferin County and Caledon area.  She is thoroughly familiar with the community, keeps up with the latest market trends and knows how the prices vary from neighbourhood to neighbourhood. Susan Brown knows the ins and outs of the selling [Read More]

Presto New Home

Exciting happenings on our concession road. A new house! A lot sat unsold for a couple of years, nothing happening as we drove by day after day. Then a “Sold” sign went up. No longer could we drive by uncaringly. Now we had to slow down as we passed to see what might be happening. [Read More]

Feed the Birds or Not?

There is a corollary to moving out into the country that is not written in law but it might as well be. One must have a bird feeder for winter feeding. Lots is written about all the wonders of avian nature that you will be inviting to your garden, the pleasures you will have identifying [Read More]

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