All posts by Sandy Hare

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Onward Willow & the numbers you need to know

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I love where I live, my favourite pocket in all of Guelph is between Alma & Silvercreek between Paisley and Willow, Onward Willow. Wartime houses all spread out on big lots, bungalows & one and a half story are for the most part what you see.  There are other houses, like mine, built in the 70’s side splits, raised bungalows and a few two-story houses built in the 70’s and 80’s.  Not to forget the picturesque Applewood area.  Big trees, parks, big lots with generously sized houses.  The Applewood area has its own trailed park and again those generous lots…

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Onward Willow – There’s no place like home

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Last year, I was fortunate enough to purchase a home.  Major milestone.  I am happy to have a coffee with you some time to explain that story further, but for now all you need to know was this was big move for my family and I.  We knew the criteria was: 4 or 5 bedrooms (lots of kids lets remember), at least 2 bathrooms, a good-sized yard, character, in the Downtown area…….and as inexpensive as possible. Done. I’m a Realtor, and at this point I will just keep my eyes and ears open. Maybe we will buy in a year…

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Guelph – The New Housing Frontier

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2017, the final frontier,  these are the crazy days of the Guelph housing market, our mission is in strange new worlds.  Seeking out new forms and new price points, boldly going where no Ontario Housing market has gone before. It’s a little like that folks, we are on the “Starship Enterprise” exploring the uncharted areas of the Real Estate Market.  As much fun as it is, the other pros and I agree, it isn’t going anywhere but up. Milton, Mississauga still with soaring prices and us with the run off, we are here lost in space together.  What does it…

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TW Credit Club | 3 Tips You Need to Know

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I have been working in Real Estate for a little while.  I have learnt so much and have been put in a position where I can positively impact people’s lives, it is an amazing thing.  It isn’t always sunshine and roses.  I do run into hard situations from time to time, I have come across so many people this year trying to get into the house market or lease, but can’t because their credit score is bruised, this was part of my journey too. Sometimes clients know, but it is worse when they don’t and they find out after they…

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Pay bills, keep lights on, feed kids

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Growing up here in Guelph, I didn’t get a lot of direction as to managing my finances, I learned how to get by on what we had, and to work really, really, really hard for someone else hoping to pay bills. I didn’t get to learn early on the empowerment of money management.  My Mom is amazing and always did her best to provide for all of us, bar tending and serving sometimes 3 or 4 jobs at a time, it is what she knew to do.  The message of caring for your credit and financial strategy was lost somewhere…

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Quality of Lifestyle

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We all have friends & family that lived in the GTA.  Some are lifers and others have come and gone, looking for that big city experience.  What draws people to the “Big City” can be business,  or even something deeply personal, wanting to connect and to build a life surrounded by their interest and well…their people.  I like to call that a “Quality of Lifestyle” choice, placing yourself in the path of opportunity to live your best and truest life.  Toronto area is buzzing, it is has everything you could ever need to live your most quality life.  Almost every…

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Vintage Home Restoration – Preserve the old & accommodate the new

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Colonization of Ontario had taken root in the 1600’s, That’s 4oo+ years! Not many homes hit the 400 year mark that are still standing today, but, there are great strides made to preserve a vintage home and buildings as part of the growing Colonial Heritage.  You can see our country’s history in our neighbourhoods.  If you look closely you can see that our needs and wants over the years have changed dramatically, it shows in our lot sizes, in the shapes and amenities of our homes.  Red brick, yellow brick, post World War II bungalows, Suburbia, and now whole subdivisions…

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