BUYING A CONDO ? DON'T JUST LET YOUR LAWYER READ THE STATUS CERTIFICATE..


PLEASE...PLEASE....READ THE STATUS CERTIFICATE !

 

I live in a Condominium community and I've talked to many people who bought in my neighbourhood without knowing what their condo fees do... or do not cover.

Any offer that you make on a condominium should have a condition based on the Status Certificate being approved by your lawyer. If you can see the up to date Status Certificate before you do an offer...that may be fine, but don't be persuaded that it's okay to look at an older version of one. Status Certificates change and you could be missing some very important information.

If you move in to your fabulous townhome with your lovable Great Dane ..and you find out later that there are pet restrictions and that you're only allowed a pup who weighs a maximum of 30 pounds...you're going to have to make a terrible decision.

And who is responsible for exterior painting...or windows ? Don't assume it's the Condo Corporation...cuz it often isn't. Those modest condo fees are probably low for good reason.

Your Realtor should know what the Status Certificate covers so that they can inform you of any property restrictions prior to buying...but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't read the document yourself.

AND THIS ONE'S REALLY IMPORTANT... MAKE SURE THAT IF THERE HAVE BEEN ANY NOTICES OF MEETINGS...OR EXTRA EXPENSES THAT OWNERS MAY HAVE TO INCUR...OR REVISIONS OF ANY KIND TO THE DOCUMENT PRIOR TO YOU MOVING IN...THAT YOU'RE NOTIFIED.

Buying a home of any kind is a huge investment . It doesn't take a lot of time to read the fine print and ask questions...and you'll feel a lot less angst after you move in...you'll know what you're paying for.


I HAVE AMAZING CLIENTS


 

I'm Very Grateful For The Support That I Have Received From My Clients. Here Are Some Of Their Kind Words.....

Testimonial

“Spring 2019 when we decided to sell our family home of 31 years, our real estate agent of choice was Suzanne Brooke. Having sold a number of homes in our neighbourhood, Suzanne had a reputation as an outstanding agent that preceded her. Our experience with Suzanne did not disappoint. She has excellent communication skills, is an empathic listener, and instills a sense of calm throughout the stressful process of selling a home. Suzanne worked diligently providing advice and support to prepare our home for sale (including staging), advertising our home using a variety of media, and providing open houses. If you are looking for an ethical, hard working and personable real estate agent to see you through to the successful sale of your home, Suzanne fits the bill.”

Wayne and Kathleen Barkel

Suzanne knows her stuff.  She lives in our area and knows everything about the homes here.  (Bogart Pond ). We now know how to de-clutter and look forward to decorating our new home and staying there !
If you want great service and a positive real estate experience...get Suzanne .”
 
Deborah and Joseph Leduc
 

"If you are reading this on Suzanne Brooke’s website, then you have already made your first smart move in buying or selling your Newmarket home.  Please spend a few more minutes here and read Suzanne’s simple, honest, and direct message. "

" After more than 34 years in our home in Newmarket, we decided in mid-February 2016 to sell it and move to eastern Ontario.  But how do you choose a Realtor to help sell the home you have ‘customized’ for 34+ years?  Call it luck, fate, destiny – whatever you like – but a Google search landed us at http://www.suzannebrooke.com/. There was just something about it; we connected with the spirit of the words immediately.  A few days later, we met Suzanne in person and it felt like renewing an old friendship – even though we’d never before met.

From the beginning, we knew we could count on her for straight talk, solid advice, and just the right touch of humour to keep us going.  Our home needed a make-over if it was going to be popular in today’s market, we learned.  Then Suzanne advised us how to proceed: 1) declutter, 2) repaint strategically, and 3) work with her chosen staging team to present our home’s best face to the world.  It was a tough job and Suzanne artfully choreographed each step along the way…when to publish the listing, hold the Agents’ Open House, host the public open house, and even when to receive and review offers.  Her timing was perfect and she never missed a cue. Five weeks after that first meeting, our house made its debut in the real estate section of the Newmarket Era-Banner. It sold in five days for thousands above the asking price.

So, if you are looking for a skilled professional to help you buy or sell your home, look no further.  Suzanne Brooke is an accomplished artist in this field – you won’t find a more talented, dedicated, or ethical partner in the real estate arena. 

Bob & Shirley Davies, Newmarket & Belle Ville

"IT WAS JUST SPECTACULAR WATCHING THIS WOMAN WORK - PROFESSIONAL, COOL AS A CUCUMBER IN A SITUATION THAT WOULD HAVE KNOCKED MOST TO THEIR KNEES. KNOWLEDGEABLE AND JUST PLAIN HONEST - IF YOU'RE SELLING YOUR HOME - YOU NEED SUZANNE BROOKE TO PARTNER WITH YOU. SHE IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE BEST, MOST HARDWORKING WOMAN I'VE HAD THE HONOUR TO MEET AND WORK WITH."

Tracy Bowen