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April 3, 2022

Non Resident Tax to start April 1, 2022 in Nova Scotia

As of April 1, 2022, the Government of Nova Scotia has implemented new property taxes that will affect non- residents looking to buy property in Nova Scotia. https://novascotia.ca/budget/docs/Tax-measures-Non-Resident-Property-Tax.pdf   There are two different types of new taxes being implement. The first is being called a deed transfer tax. This is an additional %5 charged based on the purchase price in addition to the municipal deed transfer tax currently charged by most municipalities. This will only […]
April 3, 2022

Home Buying Report for Q1 2022 in Halifax and Nova Scotia

Wondering what does it cost to buy a house in Nova Scotia these days? Wondering if the housing deals are over?   Here is a breakdown of current home prices in different regions of Nova Scotia. Where they are priced the lowest, where the competition of lowest, and where there is more inventory than sales, so you will get zero in on a property and start living your best life here in Nova Scotia   […]
March 23, 2022
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Lakefront Home in Nova Scotia

This is a beautiful home nestled on the lakefront in Nova Scotia. The sellers of this 8-year’s-young home have thought of everything to maximize this space and create an oasis at the water’s edge. The property includes a large dock, arbor, wharf, guest bunk, and toilet. Kids big and small will love the treehouse that sleeps 4! While the spacious property offers many outdoor adventures, this is also a terraced lot with plenty of level […]
March 4, 2022
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Selling on the MLS

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/nS–Ry6eZoQ” title=”YouTube video player” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe> Do you know how to get the most out of selling your home on the MLS? Below are some seller tips for and the three major aspects of this real estate platform. Effectively promoting your home helps you get the top sale price and get it seen by active buyers. About Me As a licensed REALTOR®, I am also an […]
March 4, 2022

Using the MLS

Interested in getting more exposure for your Multiple Listing Service sale? Using the MLS properly helps your property get discovered and helps you get the top sale price. Using the MLS Accurately Customers and other agents use the MLS to search for locations, features, and particular properties. Therefore, certain information in MLS listings is required and must be complete. Inaccurate information will prevent properties from being found. It is important to know how to search […]
March 4, 2022

Top Renos for Best Return on Investment for Home Sellers

Are home renovations in your future and maybe even a home sale but not sure where your money is best spent? Here are the top 5 renovations that will give you the highest return on your investment when you go to sell. This is a compilation of current reports and statistics from various sources with the links to the articles below.   There is a difference between popular renovations and renovations that will get you […]
March 3, 2022
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Top Features that Home Buyers Want

Are you getting your home ready to sell, but not sure where to focus your efforts? Here are the top features home buyers are looking for so that don’t waste time and you get your home sold faster. Number Three Third on the list of most requested features that Buyers are looking for is Higher quality fixtures and no updates or repairs needed. Today’s Buyers are busy with work and family. They do not have […]
February 25, 2022
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Renovations for the Best ROI in 2022

https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/the-best-ways-to-improve-your-home-s-value-in-2022-51788 The Best Ways to Improve Your Home’s Value in 2022 By Glenda Taylor Priced out of the current housing boom? Remodeling might be the way to go instead of buying a new house, and these projects offer the best value for the money. With rising inflation and surging home sale costs, some homeowners are opting to remodel rather than buy a new house. Even those choosing to sell want to maximize their profits. Some remodeling […]
February 22, 2022
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The Seller Brokerage Agreement – Explained!

nbsp; Does the thought of all the paperwork you need to sign when listing your home overwhelm you? You’re not alone. One of the first documents you sign will be the Seller Brokerage Agreement. It is vital that you understand the documents you are signing and when you sit down with your realtor, ask questions! That’s what they are there for! Today, we’re going to break down important parts of a Seller’s Designated Brokerage Agreement. […]
February 22, 2022
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Understanding the Offer

You’ve done the hard part, listing your home, preparing it for sale, and opening your doors to prospective buyers. Your hard work has finally paid off and you’ve received an offer! Understanding the offer is one of the most important parts of the transaction process. Make sure you understand the various terms and obligations in the offer, or the Purchase and Sale Agreement. Knowing what options you have in the negotiations helps you not leave […]
February 22, 2022

Prepare Your House for Sale

This market is moving fast, buyers are ready to make deals, and homes are flying off the internet. So, after you’ve gone through the paperwork, talked to your realtor, and asked your questions, you need to get busy. You need to prepare your house for sale while getting ready to move into your next home can be a lot to take on. To help you prepare, check out my handy Seller’s Checklist! It will guide […]
January 27, 2022
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4 Principles to Declutter Your Home for Sale

January 27, 2022
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3 Things to Keep in Mind Before You Sell

Leaving your family home can be painful, but, there are a few things to keep in mind before you sell that can make it a little less traumatic. In this video, I have a few tips that will allow you to embrace and start enjoying your new adventure in your new home. Most of us over the age of 19 have experienced moving at least once in our lives. Moving often comes with a major […]
January 27, 2022
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5 Possibilities when Buying a House While Selling Your Home

Are you nervous about buying a new home while selling yours? There are always concerns when it comes to finding the “sweet spot” of buying and selling a house at the same time. Well, I’m here to help you transition from getting your home sold to settling in and enjoying your new home – stress free. The first question that usually crosses the mind when deciding to sell and buy is, “Should I buy a […]
January 15, 2022
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Top 3% of Royal LePage Agents Nationwide

January 5, 2022

Nova Scotia Real Estate Market Forecast for 2022

Well, that’s a wrap for 2021! Real estate wise, it was the busiest that I have seen in my 17 years of selling real estate. I cannot even imagine what it would have been like had there been enough inventory to meet the demands of the number of buyers we had. Lots of Inquiries Much of the business had to do with responding to tons of inquiries from Buyers. Upon activating a new listing, the […]
December 30, 2021

Royal LePage Market Forecast for 2022

Royal LePage 2022 Market Forecast Royal LePage: Canada’s national aggregate home price forecast to rise 10.5% by the end of 2022 Omicron variant emergence may extend period of unusually strong real estate markets The GTA is the only region where condominium price appreciation is forecast to outpace that of detached homes; prices expected to rise 12.0% year-over-year in 2022 Greater regions of Toronto and Vancouver forecast to see highest aggregate price appreciation at 11.0% and […]
December 29, 2021

NS Govt to Support Affordable Housing and Tax Break for Trade People under 30

https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20211020001 Affordable, safe housing is crucial for a healthy society, quality of life, attracting new residents, social equity and growing the economy. Nova Scotia needs to build more housing and the Province is taking steps to get more homes built quickly. “The housing crisis is real and Nova Scotians expect us to act,” said Premier Tim Houston. “We’ll do what needs to be done to make sure Nova Scotians can afford a place to call […]
December 29, 2021
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NS Real Estate Changes You Need to Know

If you are looking to purchase or sell a home in Nova Scotia in 2022, there is a major change that goes into effect Jan 1st that you need to know about.   I am Dawn Magee, licensed REALTOR® here in Nova Scotia since 2004. Here is a disclaimer- I don’t “sell” real estate and I am not a “salesperson”. Yes, I am licensed, and I am involved in helping Buyers and Sellers successfully complete […]
October 30, 2021
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Top 7 things Buyers Who Want to Move to Nova Scotia Should be Doing Right Now. 

September 21, 2021

How High-Speed Internet is Impacting the Nova Scotia Housing Market

  How High-Speed Internet is Impacting the Nova Scotia Housing Market   The Nova Scotia housing market has been on fire the last few years and high-speed internet has been a feature that the majority of buyers require who are considering a move here.    The past two years of the Covid-19 pandemic have taught Canada and the world, just how flexible one’s work-space can really be. This newfound ability to work and learn remotely […]
September 8, 2021
Home Buying in Nova Scotia

Immigrating to Nova Scotia in 2021

Nova Scotia is a small Canadian province located in the Maritimes region of the country. The province is composed of the Nova Scotia peninsula, Cape Breton Island, and over 3,000 smaller islands. Its capital city, Halifax, is known as a major centre for culture and the arts, as well as for its high standard of living. Nova Scotians are closely connected to the sea, and the province is renowned for its coastal beauty and delicious […]
June 30, 2021

Retiring to Nova Scotia

Retiring is a major life change in itself. Retiring and moving to another community or province can make the life change all that more over whelming. With so many memories, so many friends associated with your past community, how do you make sure your next home will measure up?   When looking for your next home that will fit your retirement lifestyle you envision, it’s important to research the area and even the province before […]
May 22, 2021

Nova Scotia Real Estate Update for May 22, 2021

Nova Scotia Real Estate Update for May 22, 2021   The Nova Scotia Government announced Friday that they were loosening restrictions for people moving to Nova Scotia.  For homebuyers moving to Nova Scotia, they are no longer restricted by the closing date of the property they are purchasing.   Loosening of Moving Restrictions   Homebuyers must though, have in place, a purchase and sale agreement that was accepted on or before May 1, 2021. Even […]
May 11, 2021

4 Things to Look for When Buying A Home Through Virtual Viewings

WHY VIRTUAL TOURS Are More Important Than Ever in Nova Scotia Real Estate. Effective May 8th, the Nova Scotia Government has mandated a province-wide lockdown until the end of May. These restrictions put in place to combat this 3rd wave of COVID 19 are having stronger implications on home buyers and sellers this time around. Essential Business ONLY The main restriction affecting buyers, sellers, and industry members, is not being allowed to travel outside their […]
May 8, 2021

How COVID’s 3rd Wave is Affecting Nova Scotia Buyers and Sellers

Nova Scotia is currently engulfed in the third wave of the COVID 19 virus, breaking daily infection numbers from the first wave. Therefore, the Nova Scotia Government has implemented strict measures for the public and businesses to stop the spread.  When it comes to the housing market, the measures implemented are having a bigger impact during this wave than the first.  During the first wave, REALTORs® were required to have all parties sign a COVID […]
April 14, 2021

Year To Date Agent Rankings for Royal LePage Atlantic-New Minas

March 6, 2021

4 Mistakes Sellers are Making Right Now!

1.Not Listing Now!!! We are in the throws of a Seller’s market. Home prices in Nova Scotia have increased by 20% on average. Depending on the property many are having competing offers and selling for well over asking. Inventory right now is at a historic low. but as we round the corner to the typical spring selling season, there will be more and more homes coming on the market and therefore increasing the inventory and […]
February 6, 2021

N.S. recruiting Canadians to move to the province to work from home

by Kayla Hounsell Like so many people these days, Ian Yule is working from home, but his home has changed. For 14 years he’s been a product engineer for a company that makes software for computerized mapping in California. Now he’s doing the same job in Nova Scotia. “It’s different, but there’s definitely a quality of life here that probably a lot of people don’t realize is as high as it is,” he said from […]
January 23, 2021
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4 Questions To Ask Yourself to See if You are Ready to Sell

Are you ready to sell your home? Selling your home can be a major life decision. Selling your home will take a lot of time and effort, so you want to make sure you don’t start the process of selling your house before you know for sure if you’re ready for it. Here are 4 questions to ask yourself: Have I built up enough equity in this house to sell? If you owe more than your […]
January 20, 2021

Award Season is Upon US! (Royal LePage Canada!)

You are among the top five per cent of Royal LePage agents in your regional market! Dear Dawn, I am thrilled to offer my sincere congratulations on achieving Royal LePage Top Tier status and earning the 2020 Royal LePage Director’s Platinum Award! It is a remarkable accomplishment to be recognized among the top performers in our national network of more than 18,000 REALTORS®. Your dedication and hard work over this past year, and your ability […]
January 7, 2021

Nova Scotia Real Estate Market Outlook for 2021

Nova Scotia Real Estate Market Outlook for 2021   3 Factors that Impacted the Nova Scotia Real Estate Market of 2020   2020 has come and gone. The COVID 19 pandemic has changed the world as we know it. 2020 was a year that saw many changes in how people live, how people interact, how people work, and how people prioritize things in their lives.   Many industries and business sectors saw changes as well. […]
January 7, 2021

3 Trends that Affected the Housing Market of 2020

1. Employment Rate Nova Scotia is steadily experiencing job growth and decreasing unemployment. The greatest impact in the 25-24 and 25-44 demographics. The job growth has helped to diminish the outflow of population and to also retain immigrants. Nova Scotia has a higher than average seasonal workforce which does impact the overall unemployment rate. The workforce tends to be older than the national average as well, so planning for future employment requirements the Federal and […]
October 21, 2020

Natural Health Clinic in the Heart of Kentville-The Healing Station

More and more people are taking their health into their own hands and being proactive with their wellbeing. There is a new business in Kentville where you can get multiple modalities all in one spot. One stop shopping so to speak. The Healing Station is located in what used to be known as the Cornwallis Inn, but recently rebranded as the Main Street Station. Years ago, the building was bought and renovated by the Dominion […]
October 20, 2020
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COVID 19 vs Nova Scotia Real Estate Market

  COVID-19 has impacted Nova Scotia and the world beyond what anyone could have imagined. The Real Estate market sector that has been one of the most sectors impacted of all. Not only has it been impacted, but, especially here in Nova Scotia, the real estate sector has been changed forever.   Nova Scotia real estate has been hot long before Covid-19 hit at the beginning of 2020. This mainly due to the increasing population, […]
October 1, 2020

Moving to Nova Scotia? Check out these Halifax Highlights

About Do you enjoy city life, but want to slow down the pace? Perhaps looking for a city where residents are as friendly as those in a small town and you can enjoy a sense of community? If so, Halifax may be your perfect fit. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the rolling sea and lush forests Canada’s ocean playground is rightly named. Located along the Eastern shore is Nova Scotia’s capital, Halifax. Filled with […]
October 18, 2020

What You Need To Know Before Moving to Wolfville Nova Scotia

Click Here for Aerial Tour of Wolfville!                 Considering a move to Wolfville Nova Scotia? Here are a few things you need to know before moving. About Take exit 10 off the highway, down the winding road between the hills flooded with the grape vines of the thriving wine industry. Passing by the beauty of the Grand Pré-National Historic site with the refreshing smell of salt water off […]
June 1, 2020

June Newsletter

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May 31, 2020
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Spring Housing Market is in Full Swing

Market Report for May 2020 The Spring housing market is in full swing and leading the charge for economic recovery from COVID 19. The numbers in this report are for single-family homes only, so that various areas of Nova Scotia could be compared. Data is gathered from the MLS system and the regional boundaries as determined by Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS®. New Listings The number of new listings took a jump in the second […]
May 17, 2020
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Nova Scotia Housing Market-Is the Spring Market Upon Us?

By Dawn Magee, REALTOR® Home Spring is in the air, but does that also mean that the Spring Housing market is upon us too? The weekly stats and data that I have been tracking since the end of March have produced some indicators to say that, although a couple of months late, we are entering into the spring market.   Moving onward and upward in the Nova Scotia Housing Market is we enter the second […]
May 3, 2020
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THE BEST RETURN ON INVESTMENTS (ROI) FOR THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOME

  The Remodelling.net annual Cost vs Value Report for 2020 for the New England area, showed that 11 of the top 15 home renovations that gave the best return on investment for your home were renovations done to the exterior of the home. A good curbside appeal can add value to resale to a property of up to 20%! Having great curbside appeal is more important than ever in today’s real estate market. 90 % […]
May 1, 2020
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Real Estate Report for Nova Scotia for the Week of April 20-26th, 2020

I don’t know if anyone had a chance to see my vlog, I did on the market outlook and how the experts are expecting COVID 19 to affect the real estate market.   Summary of that vlog, you can see the full report by hitting the link below, is that studies show that as with previous outbreaks and pandemics, that the economic recovery has been V-shaped.    Meaning that, since the drop in sales was […]
April 26, 2020

How to SELL Your Home During COVID-19-LIVE SESSION

The REAL Deal with DAWN- LIVE! Need to know how to sell your home during COVID – 19? Join me, Dawn Magee, REALTOR® on a LIVE Zoom information session on April 28, 2020 at 7 pm AST. I will let you know about the current procedures the real estate industry in Nova Scotia is taking to assure safety of Buyers and Sellers alike. I will also offer tips for getting your home ready to list […]
April 18, 2020
COVID 19 vs the Housing crash

COVID – 19 VS THE 2008 HOUSING CRASH

Click Here for Video REAL ESTATE MARKET OUTLOOK Home Buyers and Sellers are asking, “What is the real estate market doing today?”; “What is the outlook in the coming months?” “Are we going to experience another recession and housing crash like back in 2008?” It is not just the home buyers and sellers who are experiencing a lot of uneasiness right now with the uncertainty of what COVID-19 will bring. Many real estate agents themselves […]
April 16, 2020
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HOW TO INCREASE YOUR HOME’S CURB APPEAL

CLICK for VIDEO Increasing your home’s curb appeal is more important than ever in today’s real estate market. 90 % of buyers starting their home searches online so that the headlining photo has to be a scroll stopper! 1ST IMPRESSION IS THE ONLY IMPRESSION Real Estate tycoon Barbara Cocoran states “Buyers decide in the first eight seconds of seeing a home if they’re interested in buying it. Get out of your car, walk in their […]
April 11, 2020
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Declutter Your Life in Easy 11 Steps

What better time to declutter your life! Too much clutter is often an underlying symptom of other issues you may have in your life, but it creates stress in life. Clutter can impact your time, finances, focus, and reliability. Clutter can weigh you down, and in severe cases, cause anxiety and depression.   Even the thought of tackling clutter can seem incredibly daunting if you don’t know where or how to start. But don’t give […]
April 8, 2020
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Q1 Stats for 2020 in Annapolis Valley

Q1 Annapolis Valley Stats                 Mount Uniacke to Hants Border (V1) Q1 2020 – Dawn Magee Hants Border to Aylesford (V2) Q1 2020 – Dawn Magee Aylesford to Bridgetown (V3) Q1 2020 – Dawn Magee copy Annapolis County and Digby County (V4) Q1 2020 – Dawn Magee    
March 30, 2020

The Incredible Immune Boosting Kombucha

Kombucha has long been known in health circles for its immune-boosting benefits. Kombucha’s gain in popularity in the last few years is becoming more and more evident on store shelves and in pubs especially here in Nova Scotia. Kombucha is a naturally fermented tea drink. Fermented foods have long been in our diets and cultures for centuries, such as miso of Japan, kimchi of Korea and sauerkraut of Germany. Kombucha is believed to have been […]
March 27, 2020
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COVID – 19 and the Real Estate Industry

As the pandemic COVID 19 hits closest to home for the Real estate industry it is not ‘business as usual’. We as REALTORS® understand that we need to support and assist our clients who have a critical and urgent housing needs. There are those who have sold their home and not yet purchased, or those who must sell or buy to meet their personal financial obligations or provide shelter for their family. While the pandemic […]
March 21, 2020

Dawn’s March Newsletter

Check out my March newsletter HERE