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June 2014

Found 9 blog entries for June 2014.

Leave your Open House Sign In Sheet and Pen at the Office and try out this useful app - Open Home.  This easy to use application allows you to focus on your potential clients and forget about signing in. You’ll know clearly if they do not have an agent representing them or if they are pre-approved for a mortgage. Once the potential client has answered the questions you requested, you have the ability to write down notes about each person and their needs as you walk around the property.

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Grace Macaluso
Jun 23, 2014 - 10:24 AM EDT
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2014 - 10:26 AM EDT

Real estate sales gains and falling listings made Windsor one of two Canadian cities a seller’s market, according to a new report by the Conference Board of Canada.

Only Oshawa, another automotive-industry city, joined  Windsor into seller’s territory last month, said the report, released Monday.

The conference board said average transaction prices rose in 19 markets in May  and were up in 21 on a year-to-year basis. “National sales levels jumped last month,” the report said. “Gains were widespread as markets thawed out after a tough winter.”

More to come.

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Looking for a family fun event this weekend? This Saturday, June 21st, between 5-11pm, the 4th Annual Ford City Community Fireworks will be hosted by The Ford City Residents in Action and sponsored by East Windsor Cogeneration Centre.

Family entertainment will include face painting, fire juggler and community BBQ. Monies raised from the BBQ will support future happenings administrated by the Ford City Residents in Action.

Exciting Tip: The first 50 kids 12 and under  to visit the BBQ pavilion will be gifted a FREE Jumbo Freezie!!

 

Location Information: Garry Dugal Park & Spraypad - Garry Dugal Park & Spraypad

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Reminder to Windsorites!

On July 1st, 2014 new rules for garbage pickup come into effect for residential homes and businesses. LC Platinum Realty Inc. has provided the information below for your convenience.

A hard sided container is mandatory for all garbage bags stored on your property or put out for collection. The City of Windsor has two forms of acceptable garbage bins:

  • Metal or plastic pail (no wheels) – these are a maximum capacity of 125L (30 gal) with one or two handles and a removable lid
  • Roll-out cart (wheels) – these must have a lower bar 18” from the ground and an upper lift attachment 33” from the ground.

Any garbage bags placed at the street curb will NOT be picked up.

This change will reduce the amount of debris

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July 1st 2014 marks the beginning of a new law that comes into effect in Ontario. Every residence is required to have an operational carbon monoxide detector. This law additionally requires the installation of a carbon monoxide detector where there is a combustible heat source inside a shed or garage.

What is Carbon Monoxide?

(CO) Carbon Monoxide is an odourless, tasteless, colourless gas, a by-product of combustion. CO is existent wherever fuel is burned; in your home’s heating system FOR example.

Carbon monoxide displaces oxygen in the body, suffocating the body’s cells. Flu like- to unconsciousness or even death are symptoms of CO Poisoning.

Protect Your Family & Friends from Carbon Monoxide

  • Install CO detectors on every floor of your
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For the first time in 2014, the number of homes that changed hands in Windsor-Essex ticked upwards with a 2.71% increase over May 2013.

The latest report from the Windsor-Essex County Association of Realtors says 531 homes were sold last month, compared with 517 in May of last year.

The figures for sales so far this year continue to show a downward trend, although the drop isn’t as pronounced as previous months. So far this year, sales are down 9.97%. That compares to a decline of 30.65% in January over January 2014, and 24.01% decrease in February.

The average price of a home dipped 1.07% in May to $185,982 but had increased by 2.49% so far this year.

Reporter Email Adelle Loiselle Twitter @ALoiselleNews
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June Gardening Agenda

After a lengthy, bitter cold winter in Windsor Essex, Mother Nature has blessed us with a beautiful spring. We’re looking forward to getting our garden growing for the summer months. Now is the time to plant summer-blooming bulbs, perennials and annuals. Let’s not forget to tend to our lawn either!

Planting extra bulbs now is a great way to start your gardening. This will be a treat of bright colour bursts in the later summer months when early plants have begun to dwindle. To add some excitement to your landscape, a few choices are dahlia, gladiolus, canna, crocosmia, tuberous and begonia.

Nowadays the weather is warmer, you can lesser your utility bills and amaze your neighbours by watering in the early morning or around

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