Inventory, inventory, inventory…..

What a season, phew! So many buyers so little on the market for sale. If you are looking at getting in on the fall market while you have a chance give me a call. I would be happy to give you a free opinion of value on your home or cottage. Everyone wants the unicorn listing… you know the one that has prime 3 bed/2 bath water-front, level lot, 4 seasons, drilled well, septic, year round access on a good sized lake that is move in ready and little to no renovations… oh and private?? Well, there are some of those out there for sure, but you may have to expand your horizons and your budget. You may have to re-visit your list again, start ticking of the really important features and go from there, really get down to the nitty gritty.  Maybe some renovation’s are alright? Maybe you could have a slope or steps to the water? Maybe even 1 bath?.

Food for thought 😉

Big Or Small Everyone Loves Ball

Received this adorable photo from a client, and wanted to put a saying with it or something. Anway I put it out on social meda to see who could come up with the best slogan for this picture and please to announce the winner was Kelli Lackey with “Big or Small Everyone Loves Ball” and I thought, thats it!

What a great picture to share, wonderful clients and they have since moved on to new things. Happy to be part of their transition and to make it possible. #KamaniskegLake #ListMoore #BallRealEstate #CottageTime #WaterFront #HappyLittle #BigOrSmallEveryoneLovesBall


Grand Opening of Ball Real Estate in Apsley

 Well its happening, the Grand Opening of our Apsley office! May 20th from 10am – 3pm you can come out and enjoy some refreshments, a coupon for a free hot dog and drink at the local Lions Club BBQ and you can purchase some raffle tickets for some amazing prizes that have been donated by local businesses.

This is such big news in a little town like Apsley. A new real estate office bringing some fresh new ideas is just the thing we need. List your cottage or home locally, keep up with the big city marketing, drive, knowledge, and experience but with the small hometown feel.

I started with Ball Real Estate just about 2 months ago, and I can tell you that I am so excited for the changes this brokerage brings. I have an amazing work support team with over 100 years of experience in the real estate market at my finger tips. There are some amazing things to learn and even the younger generation brings a unique up to date marketing edge so everyone is learning something new.

We have some great local realtors born and raised who know the area, the lakes and all the ins and outs that the Apsley market brings that are specific to this area. Really looking forward to meeting some new faces, seeing some familiar ones and really getting this new office started out with a great celebration! Mark it on your calendar, make sure you stop in and see what is new!

Ball Real Estate Inc Brokerage , 126 Burleigh Street, Apsley Ontario K0L 1A0

#ListMoore #SellMoore #BallRealEstateIncBrokerage #Apsley #NorthKawartha #Bancroft #Lakefield #Peterborough #Norwood #StoneyLake #ChandosLake #JacksLake #LiveHere #WaterfrontCottages

5 Tips For Keeping A Cool Head In A Hot Market

As a realtor, I have learned that like in most professions there is the good, bad and ugly. I have also learned that there are many resources for my sellers as well as my buyers. I have added a link at the bottom of this post for you to click on and go to the RECO web site which has some great information that may help in your process. I know it has certainly helped in my profession.

You will find the following on this link *5 tips for keeping a cool head in a hot market (which you will find very useful given the recent market change). Also you will find *Multiple Offer Situation, How high should we bid??

Give it a look, you may learn something new.

Till next time

Mary-Lyn Moore

 

Buying Your First Home Together

Welcome March 2017

Welcome to cottage country! What a beautiful area to hang out with family and friends just north of Peterborough in the beautiful Kawartha’s. Let’s find you the real estate you are looking for and need or want. Are you looking for a waterfront home or cottage in the Kawartha’s? What is it that you are looking for, is it the 4 season cottage, 3 season cottage, maybe your next home or retreat? Is it luxury listings you are interested in or maybe a cabin off grid? Whatever it is you are looking for, let a professional in that specific area help you out. Lets me honest, you need to be from the area to really know the area and all it has to offer.

Let a realtor that has grown up in the area help you find or sell your next investment property. Know where the best restaurants, golf courses, hiking trails, camping areas and so much more are at around Stoney Lake, Lakefield, Peterborough, Apsley, Paudash, Bancroft, Youngs Point, Burleigh Falls, Buckhorn, Woodview, Big Cedar, Haultain, Buckhorn Lake, Coe Hill, and so many more. Welcome to the land of lakes as we call it…. let the adventure begin!! Let me help you 🙂

2017 Cottage Show coming soon!!

Well it is that time of year again where we are looking for inventory to take to the Spring Life Cottage Show in Toronto. I went to this show last year and meant some very serious buyers for our area. Also the show is a great place to take the whole family with all the different vendors, food, swag, shopping who knows what unique item you may find to bring home. Last year when I went there was a company that was selling BBQ’s and man did I ever get an eye opener regarding outdoor cooking experiences. I mean there were LED lights everywhere and why not?? What a whole new cooking experience for summer. They had several outdoor activity options for the outdoor enthusiast and even things for your pet, great place to check out!

This is such a great opportunity to market your property to people looking in our specific area to re-locate or finally get on the water. Several buyers are looking for fixer uppers, move in ready or vacant land to build their own dream get away. Either way the spring cottage life show is the place to get your property noticed. If you are interested in getting your property on the market for the spring rush, please don’t hesitate to call me and I would be more then happy to do a free opinion of value.

 

 

Happy New Year 2017

 A New Year with new beginnings is facing all of us right now, and the question that keeps popping up all over is “What is your New Years Resolution”? Well, I must admit I am drawing a bit of a blank with that question this year. I know we all try to eat better, work out more, spend time with loved ones and I think in generally try to be a better human being, but what is the one thing that I could do different this year?

I owned what was once a very successful business and not only because of where the business went in terms of income or branding but I loved the relationships that I developed because of that business with my customers. I have some customers that are more like family and have been a huge support in my career as a realtor. So I think if I had to pick something that I want to make more of an effort this year than any other year I would pick……… nothing…. YUP at this moment I just want to do this, real estate. Helping you to the best of my abilities and if that is better this year than other years that is wonderful. Being the very best version of you while you do something you love and are able to help others get to a place in their lives that makes them happy is extremely rewarding and I just want to do that better.

Happy New Years Everyone, Wishing you all Health, Happiness and Success in 2017

Winter Wonderland in Cottage Country North Kawartha

What a lot of snow we have had this last week! It feels like all we do is shovel, plow, rinse and repeat. The other day I was able to capture this photo and before I took the picture I remember thinking “Wow” what a Wonderland we live in around here. This beautiful side road near Jack’s Lake had fresh snow on it and it just made for a perfect picture. What a beautiful drive around the lake that morning.

Living in cottage country makes people think of summer weather, out swimming and boating and fishing, too many times we forget about the beautiful winter months that you can spend at your cottage. Going out for a beautiful walk in the woods with your snowshoes, ice fishing or snowmobiling and than cozying up to the woodstove with a coffee and baileys or a hot chocolate while you warm up. We truly live in one of the most beautiful areas of Ontario and just because the snow flies it doesn’t mean there is an end to the fun that can be had around here. What a beautiful winter escape in lovely North Kawartha Ontario. Minutes to the quaint village of Apsley where you can do most of your shopping or take a drive to the bit bigger village of Lakefield Ontario, where there are coffee shops, beautiful and unique stores to find that perfect gift for someone special, or just take in the sites. The Kawartha’s are one of a kind 🙂

Enjoy the Kawarthas and all it has to offer from the  Nordic Ski Club, Sir Sam’s Ski Hill near Haliburton, winter camping at Silent Lake Provincial Park or a day on the trails snowmobiling.

 

Captured a beautiful sunset the other night, just had to share it with you. How beautiful is it when you can look out from your back deck and see nothing but blue/pink sky and tree lines? Welcome to the North Kawartha, Apsley to be exact and the beginning of magic. This town is filled with amazing history, beautiful people and still has that small town feel.img_3710-1 Apsley Ontario has beautiful Lakes with great fishing and swimming.

Hunting season is here, and our little town is quite busy with hunters from all over excited to find “the big one”. With the forests and Highlands Provincial Park in the area, the wildlife is never very hard to find.

This time of year we are looking forward to ice fishing and sipping on thermos’s full of hot chocolate to get us through the long winter months. Snowmobiling, snowshoeing and winter camping are not far away.

Real Estate Investing

I recently have had the pleasure of working with a young couple looking for their first purchase house. These guys are looking for within a certain area and price. Hoping to live in it while they renovate and than sell it as a stepping stone to get to where they want to be. I love seeing that in your couples, that motivation to get somewhere and know its going to take some blood sweat and tears to get there. Good on ya! img_3463Real Estate is one of the most important investments that you will make in your life and it rarely doesn’t show a return. Investing in something for your future, in something that will provide you with a roof over your head, in something that you can turn into a reflection of yourself while each day making money and saving money? Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

What a great way to spend a fall day, looking at property and meeting with people who want to invest in their future.

#GetSeriouse #MaryLynMoore #ListMooreSellMooreSoYouCanLIVEMore! #BowesandCocksLtdBrokerage #RealtorForLife #MakingPeopleSmile #LoveMyJob

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