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About Don Routliffe:

Don is one of the Top Realtors in Windsor and Essex County.  A multi-million dollar producer year after year, Don has enjoyed over 40 years of continuous service with one company, Buckingham.  Don specializes in condominiums and single family residences.

Don’s strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, and unmatched service to his clients, has resulted in him becoming one of the most effective realtors in Windsor and Essex County.  Don’s numerous clients continue to use and refer him, year after year.

Don has also been a member of the National Commercial Council of the Canadian Real Estate Association Since 2000.

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About Buckingham:

Locally founded, locally owned and locally operated. Buckingham is a leading real estate broker that services the Windsor and Essex County real estate market.  We have helped tens of thousands of families, individuals and companies to sell and to purchase, resale homes, new homes, condominiums, commercial properties, factories and businesses.

 

 

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Down Payment Assistance for Renters

Are you currenlty renting, and do not have the downpayment to buy a new home?  The City of Windsor has received funds from the federal and provincial government to assist  people with their downpayment requirements.  Provided you qualify, this means you may not have to wait to save for that down payment. The program started on April 1, 2013 and their were 30-40 spots avaialble.  As of April 19,2013 there were only 25 spots remaining.  This is a great program, that people should try to take advantage of if your renting and thinking of buying.  Their are several criteria that need to met to qualify, but it doesnt hurt to read further and submit an application if you...

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First-Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit (HBTC)

  Source From Canada Revenue Agency http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/bdgt/2009/fqhbtc-eng.html 1. What is the home buyers’ tax credit (HBTC)? For 2009 and subsequent years, the HBTC is a new non-refundable tax credit, based on an amount of $5,000, for certain home buyers that acquire a qualifying home after January 27, 2009 (i.e., generally means that the closing is after this date). 2. How is the new HBTC calculated? The HBTC is calculated by multiplying the lowest personal income tax rate for the year (15% in 2009) by $5,000. For 2009, the credit will be $750. 3. Am I eligible for the HBTC? You will qualify for the HBTC if: you or your spouse or common-law partner acquired...

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Frequently Asked Buyer Questions

Buyers Frequently Asked Questions: As a buyer, you have to make sure to know how the market works before you step in, or you risk missing out on the property of your dreams when you find it. Here are the core questions most buyers have. Feel free to send me one of your own. If I’m interested in a property, how can I determine if the list price is fair? How do I know what price to offer for a property? Do I need to have a home inspection done on every home I’m interested in? What happens to my deposit while I await closing? How do I go about finding open houses? Can...

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Willistead

Willistead Manor was built in 1906 for Edward Chandler Walker, the second son of Hiram Walker, founder of the world-renowned distillery. Willistead is the creation of Albert Kahn, a noted Detroit architect of the day. Kahn built three buildings on the 15-acre estate: the manor house, the coach house and the gatehouse. Designed in the 16th century Tudor-Jacobean style of an English Manor House, the main building was begun in 1904. No expense was spared in the materials or labour used. The exterior of gray limestone, quarried in Amherstburg, was hand cut at the Willistead work site by Scottish stonemasons specifically imported for the...

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City of Windsor Community Improvement Plan

I recently attended a WECAR Commercial Forum and several interesting recent City development incentive programs were described. I have enclosed the presentations for your information.  The two main items were: 1.       The entire City of Windsor is now designated as a Community Improvement Plan, so all properties being developed in the City may benefit from future property tax rebates  if they are being developed for the Target Sectors (industries). 2.       Brownfield Sites have a number of incentives being offered for redevelopment, including environmental assessment, tax rebates, and development charge rebates I beleive the City of Windsor is one of the first City’s in Canada to do a City wide Community Improvement Plan. City of...

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Kitec Plumbing and the Windsor Home

http://www.kitecsettlement.com/kitecphotos.cfm http://www.kitecsettlement.com/index.cfm http://www.kitecsettlement.com/completingform.cfm Source: The Windsor Star – June 29, 2011 A family rocked by a $13,000 plumbing bill is warning people to beware of potentially faulty plumbing lurking behind the walls of homes built or renovated in the last two decades. Frank and Annette Cappellino built their dream home in LaSalle, near Windsor, Ont., about 10 years ago. Last fall, the Cappellinos came home to a flood in their basement. “Water was just spewing out like a waterfall,” said Frank Cappellino. “A pipe had totally burst.” Cappellino said after a home inspection by a plumbing distributor and a representative of the Canadian manufacturer IPEX, the rep told him the cause of the leak...

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What to Do if You dont Agree with your Property Asssessment in Windsor Real Estate

http://www.mpac.ca/pages_english/pdf/request_for_reconsideration.pdf If you don’t agree withyour Assessment Please review your Notice carefully to make sure the information is correct. If a factual error has been made, we will correct it. 1. Ask MPAC to Review your Assessment through a Request for Reconsideration (RfR) If you feel your assessed value as of the legislated valuation date or property classification is not correct, we will review it free of charge. The deadline to file your RfR is April 2, 2012. There are two ways to file a RfR: • The preferred method is to submit a RfR form. Forms are available at www.mpac.ca, or call us at 1 866 296-MPAC (6722). You may also choose to...

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