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    BIGGEST HOME SELLER MISTAKES

    March 26, 2017 Survey of 1,000 Real Estate Agents Reveals the Top Six Ways to Sabotage the Sale of Your Home   The most common reasons that a house will not sell in a good market are often well within the control of the home seller according to a recent survey by the ActiveRain online real estate community. In a poll of over 1,000 real estate agents, it was revealed that the top six ways home sellers turn potential home

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    Waterfront in Burnstown, Waterfront on the Madawaska, Waterfront on the Ottawa River

    (Click HERE to see our current waterfront listings) We list waterfront properties in the following areas: Madawaska River (Greater Madawaska) Madawaska River (McNab/Braeside) Madawaska River (Burnstown) Madawaska River (Calabogie) Ottawa River (Fitzroy) Ottawa River (Arnprior) Ottawa River (McNab/Braeside) Ottawa River (Horton) Waterfront properties today are truly considered a luxury if you’re looking to own one as a second property.   Prices rarely range under $300,000.  So this is why many people consider owning waterfront that’s in a reasonable commuting distance from

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    GRAND OPENING!

    Burnstown, Ontario – May 1, 2013 – Prime Valley Realty Ltd. held its Grand Opening on April 27th between the hours of 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.  The weather started out a bit drizzly and gloomy but ended with the sun shining gloriously on a successful open house! Invitations were sent out via email, newspaper advertising through the EMC and on Renfrew’s own CJHR (Valley Heritage Radio).  Pat Forrest, the Broker of Record for Prime Valley Realty was pleased to

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    Pat’s Own New House

    Foundation dug April 15th Exterior walls erected May 1st, 2013   Interior walls erected May 2, 2013   Roof being sheeted May 8, 2013   Infloor heating in the lower level – May 9th Shingles installed May 10, 2013 Styrofoam insulation added to the exterior and windows & doors installed – May 13/13 Fall 2013 – Almost done on the outside!

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    Shop Local and Love It!

    We all hear about ‘buying local’ – here’s an excellent letter written to the members of the Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce on just this subject – Very Well Written Rob!! Making a Difference in Your Local Economy march 2013  

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    Duty of Care – Client or Customer?

    Here’s some good information from the Ontario Real Estate Association on differences between a Client and a Customer.  Make sure you are aware of the differences when dealing with a real estate professional. See the newsletter here:  http://www.orea.com/en/Members/EDGE-Newsletters#duty

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    Important – Highway 17 Expansion Survey

    What follows is an open letter to all Ottawa Valley Tourist Association Members as written by Alastair Baird, who works in Business and Economic Development and Marketing at the County of Renfrew.   This letter is not only meant for the tourism industry, but relates to anyone that does business in Renfrew County and the Ottawa Valley.  Please take a minute to read this and then complete the survey: Dear Ottawa Valley Tourist Association Members, Ease of access by road and highway

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    Residential Sales Year-over-Year 2011-2012

    Statistics Year over Year for Residential Sales in the Town of Renfrew only for 2011 vs 2012 so far 2011:Jan =  6;    2012:Jan = 8 2011:Feb = 8;    2012:Feb = 8 2011:Mar = 10; 2012:Mar = 8 2011:Apr = 13;  2012:Apr = 13 2011:May = 17; 2012:May = 14 2011:Jun = 12;  2012:Jun = 19 2011:Jul = 16;   2012:Jul = 13 2011:Aug = 12; 2012:Aug = 7 2011:Sep = 12;  2012:Sep = 4 2011:Oct = 10;  2012:Oct = no sales

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    August’s Newsletter – Setting the Seller’s Expectations

    Before a house is listed with a real estate professional, its important that a seller has reasonable expectations of what the process entails when listing their home to sell. In order to set these expections for you, please consider the following questions, which in turn will help both you and your real estate professional to list the house appropriately, and both of you will be fully aware of what the other expects during the entire listing process. Step 1: Questions

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    July’s Newsletter – Understanding How the HST Affects Buying Land That You Plan to Build on

    Note:  This document is an overview of how the HST may affect your land purchase.  This is not to be considered as legal or financial advice.  It is always recommended that you have any purchase of land where it is not certain whether the HST applies or not, be reviewed by your accountant and/or lawyer. In the ‘old days’ you would just look for the right piece of land, buy it at the price that was agreed to, and build your

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