The Value of a Realtor – Do You Really Save Money Selling On Your Own?

Every time we encounter a HOT real estate market, we witness the emergence of alternative methods to buy and sell property. However, even in the hottest markets, more than 90% of Canadians still choose to enlist the services of a professional real estate agent to sell their homes. ‘For Sale By Owner’ companies advertise a unique system for selling real …

Explore Christmas Light Displays in the 905 and Beyond

It’s the most festive time of the year, and with that, there are a lots of places to see some incredible light displays. Here are a few Christmas light displays to visit inside and outside of the 905. Winter Lights at the Rock – Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton Discover holiday magic at the picturesque Rock Garden! Thousands of festive lights …

How to Pick the Best Christmas Tree

Picking out a Christmas tree is one of the most classic Holiday traditions there is. Here are a few tips to help you pick a Christmas tree that will last throughout the holiday season. 1. Know What You Want Each tree species is a little different. For example, if you have young children, you might choose pines or firs with soft needles instead …

“I felt comfortable and at ease …”

I would like to take the time to thank 905 Real Estate Guys. Leo and his team treated me like it was their own house they were selling.  I appreciated all the opinions from his team, from getting my house “prepared” for the market to adjusting my price when needed.  The market is tough these days and I never felt …

Ontario Seniors Use of Food Banks Rises Substantially

Ontario seniors who turned to food banks for emergency support has risen by a “staggering” 10 per cent last year, according to a new report. It indicates the beginning of a trend that’s expected to continue. The growth rate is nearly three times faster than that of the province’s senior population, said the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB), On …

6 Outdoor Skating Rinks and Trails you Should Definitely Visit this Winter

It’s getting colder, and even though it hasn’t started snowing yet, take a moment to plan an outing at one of these unique outdoor skating venues. Click the links for openings and schedules. The Arrowhead Skating Trail This Muskoka trail is one of the most popular winter attractions across the province, spanning 1.3 kilometres through lush Muskoka forest. Arrowhead Provincial …

Solid Housing Market Continues

Garry Bhaura, President of the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) announced the continuation of moderate price growth in November 2018 compared to November 2017. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Composite Benchmark was up by 2.7 per cent year-over-year. The average selling price was up by 3.5 per cent year-over-year to $788,345. Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 6,251 residential transactions …

It’s the beginning of the holiday season and with the holidays comes stress. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in all the holiday hoopla, setting high expectations in an effort to make things perfect for our family and friends. If you’re one of those people who feel the pressure of the holidays, here are 7 tips to help feel …

Client Appreciation Wine & Cheese Party

It was so wonderful seeing everyone at our WINE & CHEESE PARTY on Saturday evening. What a fantastic way to kick off the Holiday Season! We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with all of you. We can’t thank you enough for your generosity. We raised $715 at the Blackjack Table and through donations. Each player was entered into a draw to …

The Tradition of Painting Your Front Door Red — What Does it Mean?

A brightly coloured front door adds a fun pop of colour to any home and instantly gives it an extra touch of personality and curb appeal. One would assume that those confident homeowners happen to love that certain colour, and painting their entire home green, bright blue, or in this case red, would be just a bit too much. But, …

Five Ways to Prevent Thefts from Your Car During the Holiday Season

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is encouraging citizens to LOCK IT OR LOSE IT. The Lock It or Lose It campaign is used to remind everyone that leaving your vehicle unlocked may increase your chances of becoming a victim of theft. The holiday season is no doubt, the time of year that sees criminals out and about looking for gift-packed …