GREY & BRUCE COUNTIES
Find & Sell
Not Just Another Realtor®
Welcome. It is my sincere hope that you come to see the potential that Grey Bruce has to offer you.
As a skilled full-time realtor, I am dedicated to guiding you through purchasing and selling real estate in Canada’s playground. Let’s walk through it together and find the place for you to call home.
Extensive experience in the Owen Sound area
Specializes in buying and selling residential, rural properties
Has the local knowledge needed for buying and selling in Grey & Bruce Counties
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Why Choose Us
Truthful assessments and real estimates based on current markets.
Always ready to set up viewings and meet at your convenience. Only ever a phone call away, Shannon is quick to reply with useful and knowledgeable information.
Working tirelessly to find the best house at the best price, and showcasing your home in the best possible light.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“Shannon took the time to learn what we liked, and what we didn’t. As first time buyers, we had quite a learning curve, and she was very patient in teaching us. She went the extra mile to find just the right home we both loved, and was as excited for us as we were!”
Doug & Sue Reider
“We have worked with Shannon Deckers now on three real estate transactions! She always goes above and beyond to make things work out. Her dedication to her job, whether assisting in a sale or finding that dream property, shines through in all she does. Truly a pleasure to work with!”
OWEN SOUND, ON
“Shannon did an amazing job selling our house in record time! She really goes above and beyond! I would highly recommend her as a realtor for both buying and selling.”
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Owen Sound, Ontario
Where Is Owen Sound?
Owen Sound, Ontario lies approximately two hours northwest of Toronto and is a central hub for all destinations in Grey and Bruce counties. Located approximately 30 minutes from Blue Mountain, one of Ontario’s most popular skiing and snowboarding destinations. Owen Sound and the surrounding area is warmly called home by over 30,000 people living at the base of Georgian Bay, where the Sydenham River and Potawatomi River converge. In the summer months you will find Owen Sound to be a thriving city in close proximity to Sauble Beach, a very popular destination for both local traffic and tourists alike, as well as many smaller towns with lots of activities and venues for recreation and relaxation. Owen Sound serves as a meeting point of four of Ontario’s provincial highways: Highway 6&10 from the south, Highway 26 from the east, and Highway 21 from the west.
Being established in 1851, Owen Sound includes many different types and styles of homes for sale. A prospective buyer will find century homes with original hardwood flooring and crown mouldings, intimate war-time houses suitable for retirement living or small families, split level bungalows, updated retro houses and a more modern flare of newly built houses in suburbs throughout the town.
Nature, Outdoors, and Activity
Buying real estate in Owen Sound means you can spend your days doing things most people only dream of. In Owen Sound you can experience snowboarding and skiing, snowshoeing and hiking the Bruce Trail in the winter, the kilometers-long sand beach and waters of Sauble Beach and Port Eglin in the summer. You can live in some of Ontario’s most beautiful scenery if you invest in Owen Sound real estate. Owen Sound itself boasts a beautiful harbour, with many walking paths, trails, and parks to enjoy the extensive waterfront.
If you desire to escape the fast-paced city life with your own piece of land on which to build the home of your dreams, I can help you to find the perfect vacant lot or land for sale in Owen Sound. With both budget and luxury home builders in the area, incredible landscaping professionals and top-notch tradespeople, no size or complexity of home build is too great or small.
There are many homes for sale in Owen Sound and Grey Bruce areas, and with my extensive knowledge of the local area and my commitment to learning you and your likes and dislikes, I am confident that I will be able to find not just house that you like, but a place that you can call home.
Local Amenities and Attractions
Owen Sound is also home to the Owen Sound and District Farmer’s Market; a local market that is open every Saturday morning throughout the year. The Market hosts a wide variety of local artisans and growers, and has been in the same location since 1868. Many other markets exist within a short drive from Owen Sound, in places such as Keady, Port Elgin, Southampton, Wiarton, Meaford, Thornbury and more!
If you are considering buying real estate for sale in Owen Sound, and you love to fish, then this is the place for you. Owen Sound’s annual Salmon Spectacular is famous and draws participation from all over Canada and the United States each year. Additionally, some of the largest rainbow trout in the world have been caught in Owen Sound.
RRSP HOME BUYER'S PLAN
This program allows you to withdraw up to $25,000 from your RRSP to buy or build a new home.
You can also use it to buy or build a new home for yourself or someone you know with a disability.
Home buyer's tax credit
The First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit is a non-refundable tax credit that helps homeowners recover closing costs such as legal expenses and inspections.
First-time buyers can claim up to $5,000 for the purchase of a qualifying home on their personal tax return on the year of purchase. You could net up to $750! However, you cannot have lived in another home you or your partner owned in the previous 4 years.
If you have a disability (I.e., you are eligible for the disability tax credit) or if you bought the house to improve accessibility for someone who is disabled, you do not have to be a first-time home buyer.
Genworth Canada Energy-Efficient Housing Program
Land Transfer Tax Refunds for First-Time Home Buyers
Under this program, if you’ve never owned a home anywhere before – ever – you could quality to receive a refund of the land transfer tax for the first $368,000 of the value of the home. The maximum amount of the refund is $4,000.
The biggest hurdle in qualifying for the maximum amount of this program is that all purchasers of the home must be first-time homebuyers. If one or more of the purchasers has owned a home anywhere in the world previously, the amount will be reduced.
GST/HST Tax Credit
The GST/HST new housing rebate gives back some of the GST or the federal part of the HST you paid – up to $1,500 – for new or substantially renovated house that is your primary place of residence provided that you meet all the eligibility requirements.
CMHC Green Home
If you buy, build or renovate for energy efficiency using CMHC-insured financing, you could receive a 15% rebate for building a home to ENERGY STAR standards or up to 25% for building a home to R-2000 building standards.
Northern Locations Energy Credit
Those living in a qualifying location can take advantage of the Northern Ontario Energy Credit. This tax credit allows single people to receive a credit on their taxes of up to $151 and allows families (including single parents) to receive up to $232.
The purpose of this program is to help Northern Ontario residents with the higher energy costs they face living in the north.
Ontario Every And Property Credit
Non-seniors can receive up to $1,043 while seniors can receive up to $1,187. Even students can receive a credit of $25 if any of their costs were related to energy costs, and if you live on a reserve or in a public long-term care home, you can receive up to $232.
Options For Homes
They also offer a Condo 101 class that explains what someone should look for then they purchase a new condominium.
Habitat For Humanity
You can be a homeowner! Get of the rent rut with Habitat for Humanity. This group helps low-income families build and buy simple, decent quality, affordable homes through a no-interest mortgage with payments set at less than 30% of gross income. Instead of a down payment, families contribute their sweat equity
Municipal Land Transfer Tax Rebate Program
If you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident living in Toronto and you’re ready to buy your first home, don’t forget to register for the land transfer tax rebate. In conjunction with the provincial tax credit, you can get up to $4,475.00 back from the land transfer tax you pay when you buy your home.
Both new and existing homes qualify, but neither you and/nor your spouse can ever have owned a home before at any time anywhere in the world. Don’t delay, because to receive the entire rebate, your application has to be reviewed by the City of Toronto before the 10-day deadline is up!
Daniels FirstHome Boost Program
Daniels FirstHome has an innovative payment plan that is much more flexible and achievable in the midst of today’s fluctuating new mortgage rules. With locations throughout the Toronto area, this builder offers condos and townhomes in attractive neighbourhoods aimed at first-time home buyers.
The program offers an interest-free, 20-year forgivable loan for 10% of the down payment that, when added to the 5% that you need to put down, “boosts” your down payment to 15%. On top of that, you could also qualify for an additional $25,000 in financing. You don’t even have to have the whole 5% up front. All you need to get started is $3,500 when you sign the Agreement to Purchase and Sale, and then you can pay $1,000 a month after that until you reach the required 5%.
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