If you are shopping for Fort Erie homes, Crystal Beach homes, Niagara Falls homes, or Port Colborne homes for sale, look no further than D. W. Howard Realty for all your real estate needs and contact us now for answers to your specific questions, including buying property on the other side of the border.

TODAY’S INTEREST RATES:

Prime Rate 3.00%

Terms Posted Rates Best Rates
6 Months 4.45 3.95
1 Year 3.20 2.65
2 Years 3.55 2.69
3 Years 3.95 2.75
4 Years 4.64 3.09
5 Years 5.34 2.94
7 Years 6.35 3.69
10 Years 6.75 3.79
5 Year Variable 2.90 2.90

You can still purchase a new property with a 5% down payment.

There are cashback options which may be available to you. This can help you with closing costs, including the penalty to break your current mortgage if you have one. Click here to find out about & prepare for closing your new home.

Concerned about interest rates going up but want to take your time finding the right property? You can be pre-approved for a mortgage, and the lender will hold your current interest rate 120 days while you’re house shopping. This will protect you against possible interest rate hikes. Currently, though, we expect interest rates to remain stable for now.

Browse D. W. Howard Realty Buyer’s Library now for answers to common questions, and the questions you didn’t think to ask.

 

D. W. Howard Realty invites you to stop in at our Open House this Sunday December 16th 2-4 p.m. at 3 Promenade Way, Crystal Beach waterfront for sale inside the Tennis & Yacht Club. Contact D. W. Howard Realty now for directions or more information. See you there!

Please stop by 3701 Willson Street this Sunday December 9th between 2 and 4 p.m. for an open house hosted by Brian Hodge of D. W. Howard Realty.

Dec 7, 2012

Flames Across Niagara

D. W. Howard Realty is a South Niagara real estate brokerage ready to assist you with all of your real estate needs, whether buying or selling Fort Erie homes, Crystal Beach homes, Ontario waterfront property, Ridgeway homes, Niagara Falls homes, or Port Colborne homes. We have a rich history here, which is commemmorated in many of the War of 1812 events taking place.

This Saturday December 8th, 2012, the third annual Flames Across Niagara event will take place, where bonfires are lit on both the Canadian and American sides of the Niagara River to commemorate the “Burning of Black Rock” and the “Burning of Buffalo” when British and American soldiers set both communities to flames during the War of 1812.

In Fort Erie ON and Buffalo NY, bonfires will be lit directly across from each other and at the same time between 6 and 8 p.m. The fires will be lit at the Jarvis St. coal docks in Fort Erie and Squaw Island in Buffalo, beside the International Railway Bridge.

D. W. Howard Realty can assist you with finding Niagara Falls ON real estate, Ontario Waterfront property for sale, Fort Erie homes, Ontario CA property rentals. Contact D. W. Howard Realty to learn how we can help you with your unique property search, or click here to search Niagara homes for sale.

If you visit an open house, keep these 4 etiquette tips in mind:

1) Be polite: Take off your shoes, don’t consume food unless offered, and never use the washroom.

2) Honesty is the best policy: Sign in with your real contact details if there is a sign-in sheet, and let the agent know if you are already working with an agent. Click here for tips on choosing the right real estate agent for your needs.

3) Don’t spy: Look in closets, drawers and cupboards, but don’t snoop. Ask before taking photos or videos of the interior. (It’s okay to turn on the water to test water pressure.)

4) Ask lots of questions: An open house is an opportunity to learn about the property and the neighbourhood, so take advantage of it.

Please visit our Niagara Open Houses page to find out which of our listings will be open for tours this weekend. Contact us now to arrange a private tour of any south Niagara MLS listings, at your convenience!

Click here for tips on how to decide whether to buy or sell your  property privately or with an agent.

If you’re considering buying or selling property in Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, or Port Colborne Ontario, D. W. Howard Realty can assist you in meeting your South Niagara real estate goals. Contact D. W. Howard Realty now to chat with an agent or click here to search Niagara homes for sale.

If you’re thinking of selling, staging makes a huge difference, and can help your house sell faster and for a bigger buck. Here are some kitchen ideas for sellers and for everyday enjoyment of your home:

– Place a colourful statement piece like a bright red toaster to liven up the countertop.

– Group accessories in odd numbers, it is much more pleasing to the eye.

– Vary the height of your display.

– Play up your backsplash.

– Flood the space with lighting, find fabulous fixtures, and design the lighting for different functions. Put everything on dimmers.

– Use kitchen gadgets as accessories. They can be more than just tools, since they can be quite stylish and edgy.

– Display artwork just like you would in any other room.

Click here for advice on how to choose beween the many Niagara real estate agents competing for your business.

Ridgeway by the Lake is a fabulous adult lifestyle community in South Niagara, close to the QEW, Buffalo NY, Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake ON. Along the north shore of Lake Erie, this community boasts an exclusive 9,000 square foot clubhouse available to each of the beautifully-designed homes. The townhomes are simply elegant, and the one-storey homes are magnificent, with prices ranging from mid-$300 to high $500,000. You will fall in love with the tranquil setting and unique spirit of the community here.

Contact D. W. Howard Realty now for an appointment to view homes for sale in Ridgeway by the Lake. Click here to search Ridgeway, Fort Erie homes for sale.

Click here to view a virtual tour of 60 Sunrise Court in Ridgeway-by-the-Lake.

If you like Ridgeway by the Lake, you may also like the gated community of Point Abino.

 

Yet another reason to move to or vacation in Fort Erie:  The Town of Fort Erie Ontario, population 30,000 boasts 6, (yes six!) Tim Hortons restaurants:

141 Garrison Road., Fort Erie
1 Peace Bridge Plaza, Fort Erie
200 Garrison Rd., Fort Erie
2780 Stevensville Rd., Stevensville
282 Ridgeway Rd., Crystal Beach
1167 Garrison Rd., Fort Erie

Tim Hortons is a staple for Fort Erie residents and visitors.

So no matter how remote your Fort Erie getaway, you’re always within 10 minutes of an excellent cup of coffee or a fast lunch. We at the D. W. Howard Realty office admit that we have fallen in love with our new Keurig machine, so we aren’t doing coffee runs like we used to. Drop by the D. W. Howard Realty office at the corner of Dominion and Ridge and try it out, or contact us to chat with us about the best cup of coffee in town, Fort Erie waterfront real estate market, when’s the best time to buy or sell your property, Fort Erie rentals, the Crystal Beach Gateway Project, or even just the weather.

D. W. Howard Realty proudly presents 4912 Brown Rd. inside the exclusive gated community of Point Abino, Ridgeway Ontario, just 25 minutes from Buffalo NY, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne, and Welland Ontario.

Contact D. W. Howard Realty now to arrange a private tour, or click here to search Niagara Ontario homes for sale.

4912 BROWN FOR SALE – ENJOY THE PRIVACY & TRANQUILITY OF LIVING BEHIND THE GATES IN EXCLUSIVE POINT ABINO NESTLED IN THE WOODS WITH  SHARED ACCESS TO A QUALITY SAND BEACH ON THE WEST SHORE. THIS BEAUTIFUL 5 BEDROOM YEAR ROUND HOME HAS BEEN COMPLETELY RENOVATED WITH QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP. LARGE BRIGHT KITCHEN WITH CENTRE ISLAND AND TWO SETS OF FRENCH DOORS TO A LARGE DECK PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING. HARDWOOD FLOORS, STONE FIREPLACE, VAULTED CEILINGS, SUN ROOM & BONUS ROOM ABOVE ATTACHED GARAGE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE MANY UPGRADES. ENJOY THIS HOME FOR FAMILY LIVING OR AS A QUIET GETAWAY! CLOSE PROXIMITY TO BUFFALO CANOE CLUB & YACHT CLUB.

Click here to learn more about incredible Point Abino

D. W. Howard Realty proudly presents 2109 MacDonald Dr. Fort Erie Bertie Bay Lakefront home for sale: 101′ of south facing frontage. Enjoy this spacious four season home with 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. Relax in the great room with wood burning fireplace and screened in porch at the Lakeside. Unlimited potential for vacation or year round living. Contact D. W. Howard Realty for a private viewing or click here to search Fort Erie Lakefront homes for sale.

 

 

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