Tag Archives: Jay Richardson Realtor

Real Estate Commission Q and A

Question: I am selling my home and I wonder the amount of commission I will need to pay?  Generally, real estate commission rates seem to vary between 4% to 6% of the sale price. However, there is no standard commission rate. In Ontario, it is not legal for brokerages to work together to set or […]

Buyer Beware Dual Agency

I have noticed a new trend of Multiple Representation – buyers wanting to buy only with the listing agent.  Popular opinion seems to recommend that dealing with the seller’s agent would be advantageous.  The thinking is that if the buyer uses the listing agent, they will get a deal as the commission might be less […]

Top 3 Tips When Buying A Cottage

How exciting. You have made the decision to buy a vacation home in Lake of Bays – North Muskoka! You have been on Realtor.ca for the past several months and you can’t wait any longer – now is the time you say. But, before you pick up the phone and make that call to start […]

2019 Decor Trends

2019 Decor Trends Comfort is trending for 2019, a consensus of home decorators agree, with more people seeking warm colours, intimate spaces, and a casual but sophisticated lifestyle. Designers looking to pair physical coziness with emotional comfort forecast these trending decor trends: Scaled down furnishings – After years of favouring large furniture and open spaces, consumers […]

Valentines Day Falling in Love with Lake of Bays Muskoka

Valentines Day is celebrated every year on 14 February. It’s the day when people show their affection for another person by sending cards, flowers, chocolates and other messages of love. We cant think of a better way to spend Valentines Day than falling in love with a beautiful cottage for sale on Lake of Bays, Muskoka. Whether you are […]