Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dec 21 Betty's Pic Of The Week Lorne Park

Lorne Park is located east of Clarkson, south of Erindale, west of Port Credit and the Credit River, and north of Lake Ontario. The principal streets and roads in Lorne Park are Lakeshore Road and Lorne Park Road. The QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way) is the northern border of the neighbourhood.

My web site is a sought after resource for the weekly postings of available Lorne Park properties. By accessing Betty's Pic of the Week and signing up for the instantly downloadable report, you can receive up to date information of some of the homes that are available in this elegant community.

Here is a list of Homes for Sale in the Lorne Park Community of Mississauga. I will be updating this list on a regular basis, so please feel free to come back several times and see what's new.

Click here to view Properties of Interest

You can get this list immediately with site sign up. Fill in the form with correct contact information and the list will be sent to you immediately. Only with a correct email address can your request be fulfilled.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Accredited Senior Agent
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
Fine Homes In Nine Oh Five
Office: 905-828-3434
Direct: 416-427-1875
Web Site: http://www.bettybart.com/
PERSISTENT AND PATIENT IN DELIVERING RESULTS!!  ALL REFERRALS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED
this is not intended to solicit buyers or sellers under brokerage contract

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dec 5 Betty's Pic Of The Week Lorne Park

Lorne Park is located east of Clarkson, south of Erindale, west of Port Credit and the Credit River, and north of Lake Ontario. The principal streets and roads in Lorne Park are Lakeshore Road and Lorne Park Road. The QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way) is the northern border of the neighbourhood.


My web site is a sought after resource for the weekly postings of available Lorne Park properties. By accessing Betty's Pic of the Week and signing up for the instantly downloadable report, you can receive up to date information of some of the homes that are available in this elegant community.

Here is a list of Homes for Sale in the Lorne Park Community of Mississauga. I will be updating this list on a regular basis, so please feel free to come back several times and see what's new.

Click here to get the updated list of Lorne Park Properties.

You can get this list immediately with site sign up. Fill in the form with correct contact information and the list will be sent to you immediately. Only with a correct email address can your request be fulfilled.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Accredited Senior Agent
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
Fine Homes In Nine Oh Five
Office: 905-828-3434
Direct: 416-427-1875
Email: betty@bettybart.com
Web Site: http://www.bettybart.com/

PERSISTENT AND PATIENT IN DELIVERING RESULTS!!  ALL REFERRALS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED
this is not intended to solicit buyers or sellers under brokerage contract



Watercolours Update for November 2011

Watercolours in Mississauga is located at Indian Road and Mississauga Road. Visitors are greeted with a stone gate marking the almost gated community thru only two entries via Cobalt and Infinity St(s).


Quality upscale Mattamy built homes ranging from 3700 to 5000 + square feet are arranged on 50 to 75 foot lots. The Majority are freehold owned detached properties. The addition of smaller Private Roads and the concept of condominium type detached home ownership has finally arrived and is very attractive to occasional residents.

My web site is a sought after resource for the updated activity reports in this elegant community. By accessing Betty's Pic of the Week and signing up for the instantly downloadable report, you can receive updated information  of the homes that are available and that have sold in the past month in this elegant community.

Here is a list of Homes for Sale and that have sold in Watercolours by Mattamy in Mississauga for the month of November 2011. I will be updating this list on a regular basis, so please feel free to come back several times and see what's new.

Click Here to request the list to view information that may be of interest to you.

You can get this list immediately with site sign up. Fill in the form with correct contact information and the list will be sent to you immediately. Only with a correct email address can your request be fulfilled.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Accredited Senior Agent
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
Fine Homes In Nine Oh Five
Office: 905-828-3434
Direct: 416-427-1875
Email: betty@bettybart.com
Web Site: http://www.bettybart.com/
PERSISTENT AND PATIENT IN DELIVERING RESULTS!! ALL REFERRALS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED
not intended to solicit buyers or sellers under brokerage contract



Thursday, December 1, 2011

With each day showing signs of winter having set it, it certainly is time to start thinking about the holiday season.  Families are starting to get together on weekends, either to bake or just to decorate the homes of loved ones and their own homes. Are you  planning that winter get-away for some sunshine or going to the mountains to get in some skiing/boarding and well deserved rest?

The malls are starting to get busy!  Now that Santa has come to town, the shoppers are attempting to get their shopping done. There is so much going on.  RIDE is now in full operation, so let's make sure that we don't drink and drive.  It's not worth it!!!   I see so many smiles on faces.

I'm not going to pester you with real estate news. If you would like to read the Market Watch for the month of November, here it is. Read it online and save a couple of trees.  Read it when you have a little bit of time, or just wait until the New Year.  Keep yourslef informed about what's going on close to the end of yet another great year in Real Estate.

I would like to wish all of you the safest holiday season. Enjoy being with your families, loved ones, and friends. I would like to thank all who have enriched my life by just letting me inside their family circle, even for a short while, and allowed me to fulfill their dream of owning a new home. If I helped you sell your existing house, I certainly hope that you were satisfied with my services. 

Happy Holidays to All

I look forward to being of further assistance to you and I hope that you consider introducing me to those who are considering making a real estate move in the coming year.

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season and wishing you health and happiness in the coming years.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Accredited Senior Agent
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
Fine Homes In Nine Oh Five
Office: 905-828-3434
Direct: 416 427 1875
Email: betty@bettybart.com
Web Site: http://www.bettybart.com/

PERSISTENT AND PATIENT IN DELIVERING RESULTS!!  ALL REFERRALS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED

this is not intended to solicit buyers or sellers under brokerage contract








Wednesday, November 9, 2011

October 2011 Watercolours Update

Watercolours in Mississauga is located at Indian Road and Mississauga Road. Visitors are greeted with a stone gate marking the almost gated community thru only two entries via Cobalt and Infinity St(s).

By accessing Betty's Pic of the Week and signing up for the instantly downloadable report, you can receive up to date information of some of the homes that are available in the elegant community of Watercolors in Lorne Park.

Here is a list of Homes for Sale and Sold in the Watercolors Community in Mississauga for the month of October 2011. I will be updating this list on a regular basis, so please feel free to come back several times and see what's new.

Click here to view Properties of Interest.  Only with correct information on the sign in form will you get the list immediately.

Need more information? Do you have any further questions? Feel free to contact me directly at 416 427 1875.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Accredited Senior Agent
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
Fine Homes In Nine Oh Five
Office: 905-828-3434
Fax: 905-828-2829
Direct: 416-427-1875Email: betty@bettybart.com
Web Site: http://www.bettybart.com/
PERSISTENT AND PATIENT IN DELIVERING RESULTS!!

ALL REFERRALS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED

this is not intended to solicit buyers or sellers under brokerage contract



Thursday, November 3, 2011

UTM - Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex

The official opening of the Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex at the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus has been celebrated.  Fifty-four medical students started their journey.

The facility houses the Mississauga Academy of Medicine as well as the biomedical communications program, lecture theatres and medical teaching classrooms, etc.  This will help to fulfill the long-term vision of the campus. 

Congratulations to those students who have worked hard and succeeded in getting into this program to become the City of Mississauga's first graduating doctors.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Accredited Senior Agent
RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
905 828 3434
Direct 416 427 1875

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Accredited Senior Agent Status

As a Real Estate professional, I am proud to inform you that I have recently acquired my Accredited Senior Agent status.  Along with me, the Canadian population is aging.  Therefore, selling real estate is changing, and will continue to change, in the ways we provide diligent services.  The course provided by Barry Lebow and Christopher Newell has trained me to deliver specific services to those of the mature and senior markets, their families, and those who are in need of special consideration.
Not only will I continue to educate myself to assist ALL my clients, but now I have a larger complement of top quality professionals to assist me for specific information and guidance.
With less than 1% of Canadian Realtors having earned the prestigious Accredited Senior Agent professional designation, I am proud to be in the this elite group.
Don't think for a minute that I have forgotten the first time home buyers or those who are not seniors.  This just gives me more tools allowing me to provide professional services to ALL ages of buyers and sellers.  I have always been proud of the patience and service that I have given my clients.  I am looking forward to being of service to all who would like to work with me and to those who you may refer.  Thank you Barry Lebow and Christopher Newell for giving me the opportunity.
Feel free to contact me directly at 416 427 1875.  All conversations are private.  There is no pressure tactics.  Your decision is the decision I will respect.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Accredited Senior Agent
RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
905 828 3434
Direct: 416 427 1875
EMAIL: betty@bettybart.com

PERSISTENT AND PATIENT IN DELIVERING RESULTS!!
ALL REFERRALS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED
this is not intended to solicit buyers or sellers under brokerage contract




Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Betty's Pic Of The Week Updates

10th of October 2011 and the new updated lists for listings in Lorne Park, Oakville, and the updated activity list for Lorne Park are out.  Need more information?  Contact Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative, Accredited Senior Agent of Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage.

Betty's Pic Of The Week Lorne Park Oct 10

Prestigious Lorne Park is located east of Clarkson, south of Erindale, west of Port Credit and the Credit River, and north of Lake Ontario. The area is noted as mainly residential.


My web site is a sought after resource for the weekly postings of available Lorne Park properties. By accessing Betty's Pic of the Week and signing up for the instantly downloadable report, you can receive up to date information of some of the homes that are available in this elegant community.

Here is a list of Homes for Sale in the Lorne Park Community of Mississauga. I will be updating this list on a regular basis, so please feel free to come back several times and see what's new.

Click here to view Properties of Interest

There are more homes that are available. Do you know someone who is thinking of selling? Give them my information and have them call me directly at 416 427 1875. Do you know someone who wants to move into the neighbourhood? Let me provide them with my personal touch!!!  I am also including an up to date Market Watch.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Accredited Senior Agent
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
Fine Homes In Nine Oh Five
Office: 905-828-3434
Direct: 416-427-1875
Email: betty@bettybart.com
Web Site: http://www.bettybart.com/

PERSISTENT IN ACHIEVING RESULTS!! ALL REFERRALS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED

this is not intended to solicit buyers or sellers under brokerage contract

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Adult Lifestyle Over 50

Whatever senior living choice or lifestyle option you desire let me help you find the right choice.  If you need to sell the house that you own, let me get it done.  Remember, when you're dealing with a Accredited Senior Agent, I have the patience and perseverance to get the job done and make it easy for you.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Accredited Senior Agent
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
Office: 905 828 3434
Direct: 416 427 1875
Email; betty@bettybart.com
Web Site: bettybart.com

Persistant at getting it done!!!! All referrals are greatly appreciated
not intended to solicit buyers or sellers under brokerage contract

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Evergreen Adult Lifestyle Living Mississauga

Welcome to 810 Scollard Drive Unit #209 in Mississauga at Eglinton and Mavis Road.  A spotless unit in Mississauga's finest Retirement Lifestyle Community. Enjoy all the amenities of pampered living in an adult community for mature clients. This building provides 24 Hour Concierge, Medical & Shuttle Services. The building is close to all amenities, transit & highways.

Also included in this unit are stainless steel fridge, stainless steel built-in dishwasher, cook top, and a built-in wall oven.  Beautiful granite counter tops make this kitchen shine.  White subway tiles were installed for the backsplash.  No carpeting in this unit.  You will also get a parking spot, and a locker for extra storage.

Sit on the balcony on the north side of the building.  Across the driveway is a proposed parkette.

For pictures and a virtual tour, please click W2209475 


With 42,000 square feet of entertainment including a Salon, Spa, Library, 50'S Diner, Fine Dining, Salt Water Pool With Aquafit Classes, Internet Lounge, Billiards & the list goes on.  
 
With it's beautiful lobby and exquisite lounges, Evergreen evokes a sense of luxury and comfort.  Evergreen Retirement Community provides a variety of activities to keep you as busy or relaxed as you choose.  Enjoy the company of new friends while sipping a cocktail at the bar.  The choice is yours.  You have independent lifestyle services and you have full service lifestyle.
 
Feel free to call me directly at 416 427 1875
 
Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Accredited Senior Agent
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
905 828 3434
Fine Homes In 905
Cell: 416-427-1875
Email: betty@bettybart.com
Web Site: http://www.bettybart.com/

PERSISTENT IN GETTING THINGS DONE!!! ALL REFERRALS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED

not intended to solicit buyers or sellers under brokerage contract



Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sept 7 Betty's Pic of The Week Lorne Park Mississauga

Lorne Park, now considered a suburban residential neighbourhood in southwestern Mississauga. This prestigious neighbourhood is located east of Clarkson, south of Erindale, west of Port Credit and the Credit River, and north of Lake Ontario. The area is noted as mainly residential. The principal streets and roads in Lorne Park are Lakeshore Road and Lorne Park Road. The QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way) is the northern border of the neighbourhood and Lake Ontario is the southern boundary.


My web site is a sought after resource for the weekly postings of available Lorne Park properties. By accessing Betty's Pic of the Week and signing up for the instantly downloadable report, you can receive up to date information of some of the homes that are available in this elegant community.

Here is a list of Homes for Sale in the Lorne Park Community of Mississauga. I will be updating this list on a regular basis, so please feel free to come back several times and see what's new.

Click here to view Properties of Interest. You can get this list sent to you immediately with site sign up. Fill in the form with correct contact information and save a tree and read it on line.

Feel free to contact me directly at 416 427 1875.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
Fine Homes In Nine Oh Five
Office: 905-828-3434
Direct: 416-427-1875
Email: betty@bettybart.com
Web Site: http://www.bettybart.com
LET ME GIVE YOU A HELPING HAND
PERSISTENT IN GETTING THINGS DONE!! ALL REFERRALS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED

this is not intended to solicit buyers or sellers under brokerage contract





Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Aug 22 Betty's Pic Of The Week Lorne Park


Lorne Park is located east of Clarkson, south of Erindale, west of Port Credit and the Credit River, and north of Lake Ontario. The area is noted as mainly residential.

My web site is a sought after resource for the weekly postings of available Lorne Park properties. By accessing Betty's Pic of the Week and signing up for the instantly downloadable report, you can receive up to date information of some of the homes that are available in this elegant community.

Here is a list of Homes for Sale in the Lorne Park Community of Mississauga. I will be updating this list on a regular basis, so please feel free to come back several times and see what's new.

You can get this list immediately with site sign up. Fill in the form with correct contact information.

Click here to view Properties of Interest

There hasn't been much 'new' activity in this neighbourhood. As our summer season slowly comes to an end and we resume our routine lives, if you are thinking of listing your house, or know of someone who is need of my services, please feel free to call me directly at 416 427 1875.

Betty Bartusevicius, Salesperson
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
905 828 3434
Direct: 416 427 1875
EMAIL: betty@bettybart.com
WEB SITE: www.bettybart.com

LET ME GIVE YOU A HELPING HAND!!!

PERSISTENT AT GETTING THINGS DONE!! ALL REFERRALS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

not intended to solicit buyers or sellers under brokerage contract

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Housing Market News


Well, here we go again. I had sent my monthly newsletter to my clients for the month of August stating that there was a hiccup in the financial market. Yes, there was and most of my clients, as probably everyone else's, locked their wallets and checkbooks up in a vault. Didn't throw away the key, but... Now, things were better last week and some have decided to get back into looking for and purchasing a home.

Great. What do I see in the paper this morning? "Eager Buyers Keep Housing Hot". Isn't that the truth? Yes, there are buyers out there but a hugely depleted inventory of homes for sale. Multiple offers...big time. I just went through this with a buyer. 8 offers on a link home in Mississauga. We went in with an extremely fair offer, but alas, we didn't get it. Disappointment for a while, but after discussing the pitfalls of overpaying, we are now on to the next one. Now, remember, there were 6 other buyers besides ourselves, that are in the hunt. Chances are I'm going to meet those agents on the street again as we wait for the response from the sellers about our offers.

Canadians still have a dream of owning a home. All the talk that the market was going to 'tank', isn't happening. Interest rates remain low and appear that they're going to stay low at least well into 2012.

Prediction is, that inventory levels may increase in the fall as the summer holiday season comes to an end and the kids go back to school, also, more baby boomers MAY look to cash in on their biggest asset at the market peak. If that happens, then the multiple offers may ease. Sales of homes that are priced well and show well with little left for the buyer to do will sell quickly.

My buyers right now are in a little bit of a panic as school boundary issues become important, travel to and from work becomes an issue, plus a gamut of other specifications that I deal with in order to get my buyers in the home of their dreams.

The EX is just around the corner. Buskerfests are happening. Southside Shuffle is coming back. Fall is just around the corner.

Get out there and enjoy the rest of this most perfect summer. There is so much going on, and a lot of it is free. If you have any questions, I haven't gone away so I am here to provide answers. Take a visit on my web site if you are leery of talking to an agent. Take a look at my YOU TUBE Videos and get to know me before we meet.

Remember, no pressure tactics...just persistence at getting this done.

Your decision is the decision I will respect.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
OFFICE: 905 828 3434
DIRECT: 416 427 1875
EMAIL; betty@bettybart.com
WEB SITE: bettybart.com

LET ME GIVE YOU A HELPING HAND

PERSISTENT AT GETTING THINGS DONE!! ALL REFERRALS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

not intended to solicit buyers or sellers under brokerage contract

Friday, August 5, 2011

July 2011 Market Watch Now Available



How scary has the Business News been the last couple of days. The US started quivering and this morning, Europe is now watching very closely what is happening in the US.

Of course, Canada depends on the US (as does the rest of the world market) and this morning all I'm hearing is how bad things 'could' become. Is there going to be a second recession? Who knows. But it is keeping us glued to our radios and the news today.

Now, the availability of the July 2011 Market Watch comes out today with good news. The market faired quite well in July. But is this something you would like to hear? If we could have announced this a few days ago it would have been better received. I would like to tell my clients...don't freeze...you can take a breath...but now, let's negotiate.

Read the Market Watch on line and save a tree!!! Just Click here Now wasn't that easy?

Call me directly if you would like to discuss anything real estate at 416 427 1875. You can also text me at 416 427 1875 or email me at betty@bettybart.com

Betty Bartusevicius, Salesperson
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
905 828 3434
Direct: 416 427 1875
EMAIL: betty@bettybart.com
WEB SITE: www.bettybart.com

LET ME GIVE YOU A HELPING HAND!!!
PERSISTENT AT GETTING THINGS DONE!! ALL REFERRALS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

not intended to solicit buyers or sellers under brokerage contract

Friday, July 15, 2011

Are You New To Your Neighbourhood?


Here we are in the middle of July and we are all enjoying a wonderful start to the summer. If you were among the thousands who moved at the end of June/beginning of July, you are now probably just starting to make a small dent in all the boxes that came with you. At the same time, you're keeping your family busy and happy.

Moving can be a huge upheaval to a family. You are in new surroundings and trying to adapt to new social activities. Everyone always says, 'moving wasn't so bad'. Or a Realtor will tell you, 'let me make that move less stressful'. There is no way that anyone can make a move less stressful. Studies have shown that moving follows mourning and job loss in the order of stress levels. HHMMM!!!! This may make you reconsider to just stay where you are!!! Don't let it. If you're ready, you're ready and know that when you are in your new home, there is a light at the end of the tunnel that will make all of this forgotten until the next time. Does it get easier with every move? I don't think so. You are just more organized with each and every move and are more prepared with the glitches that pop up!

I remember moving my daughter the first time into her first home!!! Talk about stress!!! She really didn't think that there would be so much to do. Once she was in, and unpacked, we left her to her own devices. The second time was much easier.

There are a few ways to make moving a little easier on everyone. First, you must adapt to your new neighbourhood. If your realtor knew that neighbourhood, he/she would have already been able to provide you with information about where to shop, fun activities for the family, festival programs, sports and cultural facilities, and the list goes on. If not, then there is the Internet.

Once you have a few minutes, perhaps in the evening while the weather is warm and the days are longer, visit a commercial core somewhere. These areas abound with local neighbours and visitors sitting and enjoying cafes and restaurants and chatting with each other. What a great way to make friends!!! In Mississauga, take a look at Streetsville and Port Credit.

If you have children and were lucky enough to purchase a home with a pool, maybe have a pot luck housewarming party. What a great way for you and for your children to feel more at ease in their new surroundings and I'm sure your neighbours will appreciate this type of kindness. If not a pot luck, then supply cold beverages and snacks yourself. It doesn't have to be costly.

Start getting ready for the fall. Find out from your new neighbours the activities that are provided by the neighbourhood and sit and chat with your kids about what they would be interested in joining. Take your kids for a walk to the school that they will be attending so that they learn the route and comfortable with it. Also, by connecting with your neighbours, your kids will soon find friends with whom they will be walking to school.

As you can tell, when you move into a new neighbourhood, it is a good idea to stick around. Get your kids playing out at the front of the home so that your new neighbours can see you and feel comfortable in meeting your family. When I first moved into the Sheridan Homelands neighbourhood, one of my neighbours came over and said, 'if your kids don't play out front, no one will know that they are here'. We were fortunate to get a home with a pool and that's where we would spend our days. But, we did make time to play basketball, ride our bikes, roller blade, etc. out front.

If you have any questions about Lorne Park, Sheridan Homelands, Sherwood Forrest, Port Credit, Streetsville, Churchill Meadows -- in other words south Mississauga...I am around to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to call me directly at 416 427 1875. If you're thinking of selling at this time or are looking to purchase in these lovely neighbourhoods, give me a call.

Now, go out and enjoy.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
OFFICE: 905 828 3434
DIRECT: 416 427 1875
EMAIL: betty@bettybart.com
WEB SITE: www.bettybart.com

LET ME GIVE YOU A HELPING HAND!!!
PERSISTENT IN GETTING THINGS DONE!!!
ALL REFERRALS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED



not intended to solicit buyers or sellers under brokerage contract

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July 13 Betty's Pic Of The Week Lorne Park


Lorne Park is located east of Clarkson, south of Erindale, west of Port Credit and the Credit River, and north of Lake Ontario. The area is noted as mainly residential.

The principal streets and roads in Lorne Park are Lakeshore Road and Lorne Park Road. The QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way) is the northern border of the neighbourhood.
My web site is a sought after resource for the weekly postings of available Lorne Park properties.

By accessing Betty's Pic of the Week and signing up for the instantly downloadable report, you can receive up to date information of some of the homes that are available in this elegant community.

Here is a list of Homes for Sale in the Lorne Park Community of Mississauga. I will be updating this list on a regular basis, so please feel free to come back several times and see what's new.

Click here to view Properties of Interest

You can get this list immediately with site sign up. Fill in the form with correct contact information and the list will be sent to you.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
Fine Homes In Nine Oh Five
Office: 905-828-3434
Direct: 416-427-1875
Email: betty@bettybart.com
Web Site: http://www.bettybart.com

LET ME GIVE YOU A HELPING HAND
PERSISTENT IN GETTING THINGS DONE!!
ALL REFERRALS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED

this is not intended to solicit buyers or sellers under brokerage contract

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

David Ramsey Outdoor Pool Sheridan Homelands


Sheridan Homelands is a family friendly neighbourhood located in the west end of Mississauga. It's boundaries are Dundas to the north, Erin Mills Parkway to the east, Winston Churchill Blvd. to the west, and the QEW to the south.

An area with older homes, parks, and great schools. David Ramsey outdoor pool was closed last year and has gone through a tremendous facelift. Come and join the grand opening of this great neighbourhood meeting place on the 9th of July, Saturday, starting at 1:00 p.m. There will be lots of activities, refreshments, and you can even have a free swim to cool off.

Hope to see you there.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
905 828 3434
DIRECT; 416 427 1875
EMAIL; betty@bettybart.com
WEB SITE: www.bettybart.com

LET ME GIVE YOU A HELPING HAND

PERSISTANT IN GETTING THINGS DONE!! ALL REFERRALS ARE GREAT APPRECIATED
not intended to solicit buyers or sellers under brokerage contract

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Bungalow For Sale In Oakville


Located at 460 Brookmill Road, this well maintained bungalow in Oakville is looking for a new owner. It is near Ford Drive with easy access to QEW and the 403. Be in Toronto via the QEW or on the GO Train, or enjoy the activity in Old Oakville. Great family street.

The master bedroom has a semi-ensuite. Full recreation room with a fireplace, 3 piece washroom, and a bedroom in the basement. Private yard with patio to enjoy the peace and serenity of this neighbourhood. Newer broadloom throughout the main floor.

Click here for more information and more pictures.

You will also get the fridge, stainless steel stove, new sink, all existing electric light fixtures, central air conditioning, built-in dishwasher, and all window coverings.

If you would like to see this home, feel free to contact me directly at 416 427 1875 and let me make the arrangements. If not this home, perhaps I can show you something else?

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
905 828 3434
CELL: 416 427 1875
EMAIL: betty@bettybart.com
WEB SITE: www.bettybart.com

LET ME GIVE YOU A HELPING HAND

PERSISTENT AT GETTING THINGS DONE!!! ALL REFERRALS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED

not intended to solicit buyers or sellers under brokerage contract

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Levi Creek Home For Sale, Mississauga


Welcome to A fabulous Mattamy built family home in sought after Levi Creek. This home features an open concept main floor. An eat-in kitchen with access to a fully fenced backyard through garden doors. Beautiful tumble slate back splash in the kitchen. Under cabinet lighting provides extra lighting on the work surfaces. The combined living/dining room boasts a gas fireplace and a vaulted ceiling with calming views to a spacious entertainers deck. Natural light through the many windows warms the main floor.

Hardwood floors in the living/family room and den with ceramic in the entrance and kitchen and washrooms.

Updated powder room with modern sink and light fixture. Main washroom has been updated with glass tiles. Enjoy a spa-like master ensuite with a separate shower and a soaker tub.

Enjoy a blank canvas unfinished basement. Finish with your tastes. Featuring a double car garage. This home also comes with central vacuum system with attachments, and all appliances. Let your children play outside on a child friendly court.

Call me directly for more information at 416 427 1875.

This home sold in less than one day. Perhaps I could show you something else? If you are thinking of selling, let me help.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
Fine Homes In Nine Oh Five
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Landscaping

If you want to get more enjoyment from your property, as well as increase its value, try implementing some attractive landscape design ideas. There's no doubt that landscaping can provide you with a lot of enjoyment, both in the process and the final result. Investigate your options, obtain a professional opinion if required, then make your plans.

If you need some other suggestions, feel free to give me a call directly at 416 427 1875. Use my experience and integrity to make a profit in real estate.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Re/Max Reatly Specialists Inc., Brokerage
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Friday, May 13, 2011

The Buyers Representation Agreement

With all the media exposure and all the talk about the Buyers Representation Agreement, the BRA, I thought that I would also add my thoughts and opinions. Do you agree with them? Keep the conversation going and call me directly at 416 427 1875 to discuss.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

May 2 Betty's Pic Of The Week Lorne Park


Lorne Park is located east of Clarkson, south of Erindale, west of Port Credit and the Credit River, and north of Lake Ontario. The area is noted as mainly residential.

My web site is a sought after resource for the weekly postings of available Lorne Park properties. By accessing Betty's Pic of the Week and signing up for the instantly downloadable report, you can receive up to date information of some of the homes that are available in this elegant community.

Here is a list of Homes for Sale in the Lorne Park Community of Mississauga. I will be updating this list on a regular basis, so please feel free to come back several times and see what's new.

Click here to view Properties of Interest

There are more homes but these are the newest listings. There has been a lot of activity in the Lorne Park area. For more information, please call me directly at 416 427 1875.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
Fine Homes In Nine Oh Five
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Direct: 416-427-1875
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Monday, May 2, 2011

Market Evaluation Overview


How many times has a realtor knocked on your door and asked if you are thinking about participating in the real estate market this year or in the near future?

No matter where you speak to a realtor, an open house or on the telephone, you were probably asked if you would like a FREE MARKET ANALYSIS done on your property.

Well, here's an overview of how a CMA works:

It's YOUR home versus every other comparable property in the immediate area. This is how we, agents, help our sellers establish a realistic Asking Price. Recently SOLD's, Expired, and active listings MUST be taken into account to establish an acceptable price range. This is not the time to test the market. In today's market, you have to take great care in compliling necessary information. I can't remember a time when pricing a home for sale properly and relatively accurately has been this important.

The Active Listing

This is your competition. You should try to out-price your competitors while addressing subtle differences in value between your home and the rest. Listen to your realtor regarding price and comparisons. If possible, visit the competition with your realtor to understand the differences and the adjustments to be made for the proper list price.

Expired Listings

Learn from the mistakes of others. These homes never sold because they were, most likely, overpriced BUT there may have been unseen defects present.

Recently SOLD's

Matching the sold listings as close as possible serves as a good indicator for how your home will perform in the current market.

Personally, I don't include conditional sales as they may not close and I really don't know what the final price will be. I will treat them as For Sale, but in general, I will not include them.

I try to stay within a 3 month period and then narrow down some more by using comparables to a specific map co-ordinate. This keeps my information relevant and up to date.

It is my job to take all of these factors into account in an attempt to find a happy medium. I do not take this lightly. It may be information that the seller does not want to hear. But, rest assured, to all those who are thinking of listing their house, with a professional on the job, I will not steer you in the wrong direction. Remember, the CMA is just another step on the road to something BIG.

Talk to me. there are no pressure tactics. Just straight forward information. Your dicision is the decision I will respect. Give me a call directly at 416 427 1875. Oh, and by the way, my CMA is also FREE.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
Fine Homes In Nine Oh Five
Office: 905-828-3434
Direct: 416-427-1875
Email: betty@bettybart.com
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Penalties When Breaking A Closed Mortgage


Why banks want you in fixed rate mortgages

This article in Moneyville in the Toronto Star, is a great piece about the mortgage penalties associated with breaking your closed mortgage, an issue that is very prevalent today. Most clients don’t anticipate the high amounts that they have to pay out in penalties when they decide to refinance or sell their homes, as these numbers are not standardized across the different lenders, nor are these figures disclosed at the time of signing.

Banks have always encouraged clients to go into five year fixed rate mortgage terms, yet the average time a Canadian will stay in a fixed mortgage term is 3.4 years. Now we know why the banks profit billions a year even during recessions and “credit crunches”.

As a homeowner or home buyer, keep the following tips in mind when shopping around for a mortgage or if you are considering refinancing your property:

- Beware of closed or fixed-rate mortgages that will penalize you for leaving early. (Kristian Harris of Monster Mortgage advises a variable-rate or open mortgage).

- If you are adamant about taking a fixed mortgage, consider a 3 year term instead of the bank-promoted 5 year term. The future is uncertain and tying yourself up in such a long commitment can result in big penalties when you decide to break your mortgage.

- Know your numbers! Find out if the rate that you’re being offered is a discounted rate and make sure you are aware of how the Interest Rate Differential (IRD) is calculated.

- Take advantage of your pre-payment options and apply these to your mortgage before it gets discharged.

There are so many questions when applying for a mortgage. Talk to a mortgage agent to find the best mortgage strategies that will reduce the IRD penalty that you will have to pay and get you the right product that will help you pay your mortgage off faster. Your mortgage specialist will take you through the payments and how best to pay off your mortgage in the most efficient manner.

Because you have choices, you need to make sure to get as much information as possible so that you can make an informed decision as to the mortgage that is right for you. Talk to a mortgage specialist. Need a name? Call me directly at 416 427 1875 and I will direct you to a few numbers and you get to choose who will provide you with the best service. Remember, the choice is yours!

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
905 828 3434
Cell: 416-427-1875
Email: betty@bettybart.com
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Friday, March 25, 2011

Condo Living at 3600 Morning Star, Mississauga


Welcome to condo living in Malton. Absolutely stunning. A clean complex in a great family-oriented area. Great location near all amenities: school, park, public transit, community centre, shops, recreation centre, and Highways 427/401. Gorgeous end unit - like a semi. Pleasure to show!

Lower Maintenance Fees. A great beginning. Start here in a quiet and established neighbourhood.

Call Betty Bartusevicius directly at 416 427 1875 if you would like more information about this area.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Closing A Real Estate Deal


Closing a Real Estate deal, these days, is not an easy task. I have been working with clients for a few months now, and we finally found the perfect home. It started in that neighbourhood, we ventured from it, and then we came back.

You may ask, why we ventured, well because the borders for the school were changed, and then changed back after discussions between parents and the school board. This just proves that parents that get involved with their children(s) education can get things done. I kept on top of this information because it was important to my clients.

Now, back to the main story. After about a week of negotiating, we had a deal. There didn't seem to be anything "wrong" with the home. It was only 10 years old. There was a condition of Home Inspection in the Agreement of Purchase and Sale. Now, there is a reason for home inspections. As Realtors, we know what a home inspector will see and what he cannot see. (He is not Mike Holmes because if he takes it apart he will not come back with a crew to correct the problem). The inspector was quite thorough. He did find a few deficiencies in the home. (I have yet to have a home inspection to be performed and NO deficiencies found irregardless of how small. This is true of brand new homes, also)

Well, as you know, the buyers were a little nervous about 2 of the 'problem' areas. Because of these areas, I realized why this home had not sold for such a long time. The Sellers were not going to fix anything. You take the home for the agreed-to price or they will sell it to the next buyer. My buyers truly liked the home but they felt that they were being pressured by the sellers. After a long discussion with my buyers over a period of 2 days, I began my search for someone to assist me making some of the repairs. Of course, I was going to pick up the tab. The deadline for the conditions was coming up.

Fortunately, the repairs that I was going to 'help' with could be estimated from the outside and we did not have to disrupt the lives of the sellers. Two of the contractors came in with very high prices. The best that they could do, but still quite high. Then, on the final day, I had Jason come and take a look. Jason was recommended to me by a colleague of mine. Jason and his father were doing work on another street. Jason, of Green City Windows, was very accommodating and met me very quickly. He provided me with 3 different options for making the repairs AND he gave me a great (and extremely reasonable) price.

We shook hands. I called Mr. Buyer and told him the good news. "I will take care of the 2 issues". He was very excited and told me to come over and he would sign the Waivers.

As a Realtor, I was happy to provide this service to my buyers. When I know that a home and buyer match, I do my utmost to make the deal come together. I had a few sleepless nights worrying on how to help my buyers, but in the end it proves that my perseverance paid off.

I would like to thank Jason Aguiar for his help in closing the deal. If you would like his telephone number or his email address, feel free to contact me directly at 416 427 1875 or email me at betty@bettybart.com. I will highly recommend his company. I'm sure his services could be used by stagers as well.

This is what I do for my "Clients". If you have any questions regarding the difference between a 'client' and a 'customer', I can provide that information to you. If you do not want to sign a Buyer Representation Agreement with me, then you will not benefit from the services I provide.

Let me know how I can help YOU!

Give me, Betty, a call directly at 416 427 1875. Let's sit down and chat. Find out how I can help you in all your real estate matters.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
Office: 950 828 3434
Cell: 416-427-1875
Email: betty@bettybart.com
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Monday, March 7, 2011

Save On Taxes


Well, it's Tax Season once again. We all get nervous. Deadlines come and when that last calculation is made, we get upset because we forgot to make contributions to save ourselves some money.

Thanks to John Scholl there is a way to achieve our retirement and other financial goals. John provides financial advise and articles for your information.

Read on and give me your comments:

Uh, oh – you somehow missed the March 1 deadline for RRSP contributions on your 2010 tax return. What to do now to save on taxes and help achieve your retirement and other financial goals? Easy – TFSA yourself. There’s no deadline with a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), it’s a great place to invest your anticipated tax refund, and it’s a tremendously flexible way to achieve tax-free savings growth.

Here’s how it works:
- With TFSA eligible investments, you put your money in and you get your money out at any time for any purpose, tax-free. You can invest in your TFSA eligible investments any time you want, up to your maximum contribution level.
• The current maximum TFSA contribution is $5,000 per person, per year. This means that beginning on January 1, 2011, you were able to contribute another $5,000 to your
investments held within a TFSA in addition to any amounts carried forward from your 2010 limit and any withdrawals made in 2010
• You can make a gift to your spouse to make a TFSA contribution and transfer your TFSA assets to your spouse upon death.
• With investments held within a RRSP, you get a tax deduction for your contributions but all withdrawals are taxable. With TFSA - eligible investments, there is no tax deduction for your contributions but you do not pay tax on investment growth or withdrawals. All TFSA investment earnings are totally tax-free and will not trigger claw backs on federal tax credits or benefits programs such as the Guaranteed Income Supplement, Old Age Security Benefits, Age Credit, GST Tax Credit or Canada Child Tax Benefit.
• There are no age restrictions on a TFSA and there is no limit on how much contribution room you can carry forward – fill it up any time you want. TFSAs – can’t touch this!!! Well, actually you can and that’s what makes TFSAs such a flexible investment choice:
• Say you need $15,000 for a down payment on a vacation property. Just make a $15,000 tax-free withdrawal from your TFSA eligible investments.
• You can re-contribute the $15,000 after January 1 of the year following the withdrawal without affecting your other eligible contribution room.
• If you had taken that $15,000 out of your RRSP eligible investments, you would have needed to withdraw up to $27,800 to pay taxes (assuming a 46 per cent marginal rate) and come up with the $15,000 needed for your down payment – and you would have lost that RRSP contribution room.

Deadlines, schmedlines – a TFSA can work for you any time of the year. Ask your professional advisor about how to maximize your TFSA … and all your other investment strategies.

Well, any questions? Call a Financial Expert. Call John Scholl. His contact information is listed below.

John Scholl, CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter),CGA, B. Mathematics, Financial Consultant - Investors Group Financial Services Inc.
& Investors Group Insurances Services Inc.
Wealth Management & Financial Planning
Phone: (905) 450-2891 X529 Toll Free: 1 (866) 799-2223 x529 Cell (416) 731-3660 Fax: (905) 450-9747

If you would like to contact me first, call me, Betty Bartusevicius directly at 416 427 1875. I can help you make that home purchase a reality.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Avoid Uncontrolable Debt


This article should be useful to many of us. Thank you to Kristian Harris of Monster Mortgage for this information.

How many credit card offers do you think you received in the mail this past month? Each one is a new opportunity to get farther into debt, hand over HUGE interest payments, and never get any closer to financial security. Just take a look at this article by Rob Carrick in the Globe and Mail.

Here are six facts that can help you avoid uncontrollable debt!

FACT ONE: Debt is out of control!

The next time you’re flattered by a PRE-APPROVED card you receive in the mail, stop and think who’s benefiting when you use it. Do you really need another way to spend money you haven’t yet earned? NO!!! The next time you’re offered a new credit card, just say NO. And say YES to directing more of that money you would have paid paying double digit interest towards paying down your mortgage!!

FACT TWO: Fine print is small because they don’t want you to read it.

It’s called “fine” print because it makes credit card companies feel “fine”, and it’s like paying a “fine” for not reading the details. If an offer sounds too good to be true, get out your magnifying glass and you’ll usually find the painful truth in the fine print.

FACT THREE: The loan with the term that stretches into infinity.

Credit cards are open-ended or revolving loans with obscene interest rates. And what’s worse, they encourage you to make minimum payments that are so low, they barely cover the interest charges.

FACT FOUR: It’s called “minimum” payment for a reason.

Minimum payments are deliberately set so low, they’re virtually the same as “interest only” payments. Making smaller payments isn’t going to get you out of debt faster. What you need is a financial strategy that will free up enough cash to make bigger payments so you can get out of debt once and for all.

FACT FIVE: A fee for every occasion.

When you’re shopping for a credit card, maybe you’re just considering the interest rate and annual fee. But if you check the “summary box” on your contract, you may find a list of EXTRA FEES that can make your low-rate, no-annual-fee card much more expensive.

FACT SIX: Surprise! We just increased your interest rate!

Credit card companies now have to give advance disclosure of interest rate increases, even if this information is already in the credit contract—so it’s important to pay attention to the notices they send you. Some cards will automatically raise your interest rate if you’re late with a payment or have too much outstanding debt on ANY of your credit cards or loans.

Posted by Roy Cocciollo of Monster Mortgage Take steps to free yourself from debt addiction today and to become mortgage free faster!

The first step is to talk to a professional, like your mortgage agent to review your personal financial situation and review your credit with an annual credit check-up. Yearly reviews like these are beneficial in assessing your beacon score (used to determine your credit rating/score) and aid you in maintaining or improving your credit, especially when it comes time to purchase a home and to qualify for the best mortgage rates and offers out there.

There are also other options available to you, such as refinancing your home to consolidate your high-interest debts by accessing the equity from your home and adding that debt to your mortgage, all while paying a much lower interest rate. With refinancing, you can pay less bills monthly and avoid 18% credit card interest rates.

Now, if you would like to discuss any of the above article, let me set it up for you. There are so many options to protect your financial future and also to help you buy a home.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
Fine Homes In Nine Oh Five
Office: 905-828-3434
Direct: 416-427-1875
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

RRSP Loans, Financial Planning


Have you ever asked yourself, "When does it make sense to borrow for your RRSP"? Well, here are some points and ideas that might give you some answers. Thank you John Scholl for, yet, another great article about our financial health.

Loans are a part of life for most Canadians. We take out loans to pay for our cars and our homes, for vacations, furniture and TVs. And, at this time of year, as the deadline for making your 2010 Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) contribution looms, you may be asking yourself if it makes sense to make one more loan – a loan to increase your RRSP contribution.

The right answer for you depends on the overall shape of your financial life. Let’s look at the factors you should consider.

Makes sense to borrow:

 Because contributing to your RRSP can pay off in two ways: First, you’ll increase the size of your tax refund; second, you’ll have more tax-deferred money growing inside your retirement plan. But the first rule is this: The loan must fit your budget.
 When you intend to pay off the loan within a year. Remember: Interest on an RRSP loan is not tax-deductible. Consider a series a smaller RRSP loans with payments within your budget. Longer term loans are more suitable for purchasing non-registered investments (when the interest is tax deductible).
 When size of the loan maximizes tax savings. Tax rates rise with income. More tax can often be saved by spreading RRSP deductions over more than one year. While contributions made in one year can be deducted in a future year, it does not always make sense to borrow to make an RRSP contribution if it will take several years to fully utilize the deduction. Again a series of smaller loans may produce the better financial result.
 When you use your tax refund to pay off the loan as quickly as possible. Or maybe not …
 If you expect to be taxed at, or near, the lowest marginal rate over time. In that case, you won’t get the full tax-reduction benefit of making your maximum RRSP contribution, so the cost of taking out an RRSP loan doesn’t make sense. Instead, you might want to consider contributing to a Tax-free Savings Account (TFSA). The contribution isn’t tax deductible but money and interest inside a TFSA is tax-free and, unlike your RRSP, so are withdrawals, which can be made at any time for any purpose.
 If your increased RRSP refund is already earmarked, in whole or in part, to pay taxes you owe on other income.
 If you are unsure your income level will allow you to meet your RRSP loan obligations, which you will be required to do regardless of your income level and the performance of your RRSP in the shorter term.

Borrowing to increase your RRSP contribution can be a useful strategy but it also comes with specific risks. Perhaps you can avoid the need to borrow next year through a Pre-Authorized Contribution (PAC) plan that automatically deducts and saves any amount you want from your regular paycheques.

And, of course, your professional advisor can help you map out the RRSP contribution strategy that fits the overall shape of your financial life.

The above article is provided to you compliments of:

John Scholl , CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter),CGA, B. Mathematics, Financial Consultant - Investors Group Financial Services Inc. & Investors Group Insurances Services Inc.
Phone: (905) 450-2891 X529 Toll Free: 1 (866) 799-2223 x529 Cell (416) 731-3660

I hope this helps with some decision making regarding RRSP Loans. If you need more questions answered, John will be able to provide you with answers and guide you further.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
905 828 3434
Directly: 416 427 1875
Email: betty@bettybart.com
Web Site: www.bettybart.com

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mississauga Home For Sale, Sherwood Forrest


Join me at the Open House that I will be hosting at 1886 Will Scarlett Drive in the prestigious neighbourhood of Sherwood Forrest. I will have the welcome mat out on Saturday the 29th of January between the hours of 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come see what this home and neighbourhood has to offer.

Welcome to 1886 Will Scarlett Drive in Mississauga. A rare ranch-style bungalow in the exclusive neighbourhood of Sherwood Forrest. This home is located on one of the most sought-after streets with million dollar plus homes. Enjoy a sprawling lot of 100 X 125 Feet with towering trees, an inground pool and thousands spent on professionally landscaped gardens. Recent upgrades - with over $35,000 spent on new windows, a new furnace, A/C, and eaves. Beautiful hardwood floors and California shutters galore on the main level. Beautiful crown moulding in the living, dining and kitchen areas.

For more pictures of this lovely home click here

Also in this home you will find a renovated main bath with a Jacuzzi Tub. A professionally finished basement with a 3 - piece bath and wet bar. A family sized kitchen with built-in appliances, a breakfast area, and a walkout to a sunroom.

For more information about this home or the Sherwood Forrest neighbourhood, feel free to contact me directly at 416 427 1875.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
Fine Homes In Nine Oh Five
Office: 905-828-3434
Direct: 416-427-1875
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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Home For Sale In Lorne Park, Mississauga


Welcome to 1849 Indian Road in the Lorne Park neighbourhood of Mississauga. A stunning home with over $280,000 spent in upgrades!! A newly renovated custom gourmet kitchen with a centre island and Granite countertops. Hardwood floors shine throughout the main floor. Open-concept kitchen combined with the family room and a walkout to a huge yard. Master retreat with a double sided fireplace. The ensuite includes a Jacuzzi Tub with a separate shower! Beautifully finsihed basement gives you extra living space. Come and take a look. I'm only a phone call away. Call me directly at 416 427 1875 and let me make the arrangement.

For more pictures click here

Also included is a stainless steel fridge, stove, clothes washer and dryer, berber broadloom where laid,Hwt(R, Alarm(to be arranged), humidifier, all electric light fixtures, Pot Lights, 1 garage door opener, central air conditioner, all window coverings.

Everything has been done from top to bottom! New Furnace, central air conditioner, ductwork, all new electrical, insulation, windows, and roof!

Great home!!

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
Fine Homes In Nine Oh Five
Office: 905-828-3434
Direct: 416-427-1875
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Managing Your Money, New Year's Resolution


What a great way to start off a New Year and a New Decade. Great advice from John Schull on managing your money. Make it a resolutaion that 'you can take to the bank'. At least read this article and possibly take some advice from it and follow it through. I have included John's contact information below. Let me get my team in action to get you started. Call John and listen to what he has to say. It can't hurt.

Managing your Money

Canadians everywhere have made New Year’s promises to themselves. Big promises (I resolve to quit smoking.) and not-so-big-promises (I resolve to call my aunt more often.). But here’s one promise you should make and never break: “I resolve to be financially secure.” And here are ten simple ways to make that happen:

1. Budget better
Look carefully at your income and expenses -- then set a realistic budget that includes savings.

2. Defeat debt
Keep that high-interest credit card in your pocket – or better yet, cut it into little pieces. Credit card debt is very expensive. Stay on top of your debt by paying off high interest and non-deductible debt first. Do you have mortgage insurance …. Wrong…Get quotes on a personal insurance policy instead.. it’s cheaper and your survivor is the beneficiary, not the bank.

3. Set goals
Make sure your lifestyle expectations match – and don’t exceed – your income. Be sure to set aside enough regularly to reach your goals.

4. Register yourself
Investments held within a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) allows for tax-free income and an RRSP is a terrific tax-deferred savings builder. Start early, make your maximum yearly contributions and you’ll save on tax and enjoy years of tax-free growth in a TFSA and tax-sheltered compound growth in a RRSP.

5. Trim taxes
There are lots of tax deductions and tax credits – be sure you take full advantage of every one that applies to you.

6. Invest efficiently
Interest income is taxed significantly higher than dividends or capital gains – so it’s usually better to hold investments earning interest income in a TFSA or a tax-deferred RRSP and those that earn dividends or attract capital gains in your nonregistered portfolio.

7. Invest in your child’s future
A post-secondary education is expensive but necessary. Help your kids pay for it by starting a tax-deferred, compound growth Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) eligible investments now!

8. Insure change
Your life is always changing in one way or another – that means your need for income protection and estate planning are changing, too. Be sure your insurance coverage keeps pace.

9. Assist your assets
Good asset allocation is vital to good long-term investment growth. Get steadier returns over time with the right balance of assets from the three asset categories – cash, fixed-income investments and equities.

10. Wrap it all in a plan
The tenth step to financial security is to wrap the other nine steps in a comprehensive financial plan that will get you where you want to go. Achieving financial security – now, that is a resolution you can take to the bank. Your professional advisor can help you get there.

John Scholl , CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter),CGA, B. Mathematics, Financial Consultant - Investors Group Financial Services Inc.
& Investors Group Insurances Services Inc.

Thank you John for a great article and sound advice.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
905 828 3434
Directly 416 427 1875
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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Hello To The New Year


New Year's Eve has been known as the biggest party night of the year. It completes one of the best holiday seasons for all. It's the absolute last chance to celebrate and entire year and welcome in a new one.

Some celebrations are a large public affair, as the Toronto City Hall party and this year, at Celebration Square in Mississauga. Others, get together with dear friends and family in an intimate affair sharing a dinner and possibly a toast to the year that was. Others, go for a skate at a public park and take the chill out of their bones with a hot chocolate.

New Year's Eve, we say goodbye to an old friend and hello to a new one.
Wishing all the best of health, prosperity, happiness, and contentment in 2011. Those that I have met and have allowed me in their family circle, thank you for a great experience. I also look forward to those that I am about to meet.

I look forward to guiding you towards home ownership.

Happy New Year to All

Betty Bartusevicius,Sales Representative
Accredited Senior Agent
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
905 828 3434
Direct: 416 427 1875
betty@bettybart.com
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