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June 22nd, 2020

ANDY DODGE MARKET REPORT APRIL 2020

Posted by Joan McGuigan

http://andydodgeassociates.com/?m=202004

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June 22nd, 2020

ANDY DODGE MAY 2020 MARKET REPORT

Posted by Joan McGuigan

http://andydodgeassociates.com/

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June 1st, 2020

Covid-19: What you should know

Posted by Joan McGuigan

Summer 2020 Covid-19: What you should know

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April 26th, 2020

COVID-19 CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY click on link

Posted by Joan McGuigan

http://app.dialoginsight.com/T/OFSYS/SM2/744/2/S/F/6384/18311183/ozE7fJVE/746260.html

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January 11th, 2020

B U L L E T I N D ’ I N F O R M A T I O N D E S M C G U I G A N Immobiliers McGuigan Pepin Inc.

Posted by Joan McGuigan

L E  S A V I E Z – V O U S ?
B U L L E T I N  D ’ I N F O R M A T I O N  D E S
M C G U I G A N
Immobiliers McGuigan Pepin Inc.
Cet été, nous nous sommes joints à Royal Lepage – Groupe Mellor et
avons réduit la taille de nos bureaux afin de pouvoir faire ce que nous
aimons le plus: fournir à nos clients notre expertise et expérience.
Nos bureaux sont maintenant chez Royal Lepage HERITAGE
situé au 1245 Av. Greene à Westmount H3Z 2A4
Nous sommes des plus heureux de faire partie de la bannière no. 1 au Canada pour
tous les avantages que cela apporte à notre clientèle.
La mère de Joan, Mme Elizabeth Scott Taugher
était une des pionnières de l’immobilier dans les
années 50. Joan a suivi ses pas en 1970, Brian se
joignant à elle quelques années plus tard. Ensemble,
ils ont créé une équipe maintes fois récompensée
avec Royal Trust et Royal Lepage. Tim s’est joint à
l’équipe en 2000 après une carrière florissante dans
le milieu bancaire.
En 1994, prenant leur courage à deux mains, les
McGuigan Pepin ont ouvert leur propre agence
immobilière, à une époque où la grande majorité
des courtiers se tournaient vers les franchises.
Immobiliers McGuigan Pepin Inc. était parmi les
premières agences à avoir un site Internet:
McGuiganPepin.com, toujours actif à ce jour.
Pendant plusieurs années, le site
McGuiganPepin.com sortait en tête parmi les
recherches d’immobilier de luxe. Il va sans dire que
McGuigan Pepin nom était LA référence.
Fait à noter: les McGuigan Pepin ont été les
premiers à être associés à Who’s Who in Luxury
Real Estate.
Au sommet de leur croissance, ils avaient 6
courtiers travaillant avec eux, ainsi qu’une
excellente équipe administrative. En 2009, ils ont
ouvert un bureau ayant pignon sur rue sur Ste-
Catherine. Et en 2012, ils ont ouvert la première
franchise de Century 21 à Westmount, époque
pendant laquelle ils ont reçu beaucoup de prix.
C’est en 2019 que McGuigan Pepin se joint à
Royal Lepage Heritage (une des 3 agences du
Groupe Mellor), sur la prestigieuse avenue
Greene, afin de poursuivre leur travail. Et ce
travail, c’est d’aider leurs clients ainsi que leur
famille à prendre les meilleures décisions.
Le bon courtier fait toute la différence, après tout!

JOYEUSES FÊTES ET AU PLAISIR DE VOUS VOIR EN 2020!
NOUS CÉLÉBRONS NOS 25 ANS EN TANT QUE MCGUIGAN PEPIN INC.

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January 11th, 2020

M C G U I G A N N E W S L E T T E R

Posted by Joan McGuigan

Downsizing our office this summer and forming an alliance with Royal
LePage – Mellor Group to be able to spend more time doing what we
do best, giving our customers the best advice from our vast experience
and knowledge.
Our office address: Royal LePage HERITAGE
1245 Greene Ave, Westmount Qc, H3Z 2A4

We wholeheartedly welcome the opportunity to work alongside Canada’s #1 real
estate banner and bring the added benefits to our clientele.

Joan’s mother, Elizabeth Scott Taugher, was
amongst the first women pioneers in real estate in
the 1950’s. Joan followed her in 1970 and Brian
joined a couple of years later and created a
formidable award-winning team with Royal Trust
and Royal LePage. Tim joined in 2000 after a
successful business career.
In 1994, Joan and Brian took their courage and
started their own real estate company working from
their home in Westmount. At the time everyone
else was being wooed by the new franchises.
McGuigan Pepin Realties inc. had the first web
presence in Westmount long before any other
major real estate brokers. The website
www.McGuiganPepin.com was on the first page of
real estate search engines for luxury real estate for
many years. Needless too say, it became a go-name
in the real estate working from their Westmount
home office.

Joan’s mother, Elizabeth Scott Taugher, was
amongst the first women pioneers in real estate in
the 1950’s. Joan followed her in 1970 and Brian
joined a couple of years later and created a
formidable award-winning team with Royal Trust
and Royal LePage. Tim joined in 2000 after a
successful business career.
In 1994, Joan and Brian took their courage and
started their own real estate company working from
their home in Westmount. At the time everyone
else was being wooed by the new franchises.
McGuigan Pepin Realties inc. had the first web
presence in Westmount long before any other
major real estate brokers. The website
www.McGuiganPepin.com was on the first page of
real estate search engines for luxury real estate for
many years. Needless too say, it became a go-name
in the real estate working from their Westmount
home office.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND SEE YOU IN 2020!
A YEAR THAT WILL MARK OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF MCGUIGAN PEPIN INC.

Provided by McGuigan Pepin Realties Inc. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 6th, 2019

Notices of Sale for Non Payment of Property Taxes by JLR

Posted by Joan McGuigan
  • In 2018, a total of 9,139 notices of sale were registered against properties for failure to pay property taxes.
  • Of these properties, 13.8% were sold at auctions.This proportion fell to 3.4% when excluding vacant lands.
  • The number of notices of sale issued due to failure to pay property taxes in 2018 was the highest in five years.

Download the PDF study

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August 28th, 2017

Reverse mortgages could backfire as mortgage rates rise!

Posted by Joan McGuigan

Personal Investor: Reverse mortgages could backfire with higher rates – Article – BNN According to Dale Jackson

Reverse mortgages have been a godsend over the past two decades for many seniors who are short on investments and heavy on home equity. Skyrocketing house prices have allowed them to tap into the value of their homes for day-to-day living expenses.

But as interest rates rise they may find the burden of a reverse mortgage too heavy.

Here’s how a reverse mortgage basically works: Homeowners can borrow up to 55 per cent of the appraised value of their homes. The remaining equity is used by the lender as collateral. Payment for that loan isn’t due until you no longer live in the house, whether you move out, put the house up for sale, or you’ve died.

Higher mortgage rates mean higher interest payments. The big difference is a regular mortgage gets smaller over time, decreasing the amount of compound interest. With reverse mortgages, interest compounds in reverse – increasing the total debt as that interest generates more interest, and so on.

Like regular mortgages, reverse mortgages are available over many fixed time periods. However, the rates on reverse mortgages tend to be higher.

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April 7th, 2017

What is the added value of a garage in Montreal?

Posted by Joan McGuigan

When selling a property in Montreal on the Island or in the city and Westmount adjacent, the Quebec Federation of Real Estate Boards census results show that the presence of a garage increases the average value of a home between 8 and 11 percent depending on the area. Also another interesting fact from their results is that a second garage adds as much as 25 percent to the value of the home. As well, a second parking space adds 14 percent vs one parking space adds 11 percent. Contact me for results of other major cities in Quebec vis-a-vis the added value of a garage.

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November 3rd, 2016

Daylight Saving Time Reminder-Fall back; Please adjust your clocks back one hour this weekend

Posted by Joan McGuigan
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