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 …

6 Home Staging Tips for Closets

Home buyers are always looking for “lots of storage.” It is important that you make the storage in your home as appealing as possible. Yes, buyers will look inside your closets and if they appear to be cluttered, over flowing with items, it will be an instant turn-off. Lack of sufficient storage can be a deal breaker. Even if your …

Beat the Summer Heat

There is no better way to beat the heat of summer than taking a dip in a pool. A great recreational sport, swimming can be enjoyed by all ages, all year round — but summer is definitely the best time. The 905 area offers plenty of outdoor pool options. Find a location near you, stay cool and be safe! Burlington …

Real Estate Prices Edge Higher in GTA Markets

The Toronto housing market showed some improvement in home sales this June along with the average selling price. 8,082 homes were sold by Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) members through the MLS in June; a 17.6% jump from May 2018 and 2.4% more than in June of last year. Policy changes such as the B-20 mortgage guidelines which tightened lending …

There is a Farmers’ Market Near You

It’s summer and there is nothing better than visiting a local farmers’ market. There is just something about seeing all the fresh produce, cheese, meats etc., available, it inspires us to make healthy choices and to shop local. We are so fortunate in the 905 area to have so many close by to choose from. Check out the list below …

Activities for the Whole Family this Canada Day Long Weekend

Canada Day 2018 Looking for things to do this Canada Weekend? There is something for everyone! See below for a listing of events in the 905 area. Oakville’s Canada Day 2018 – Bronte Heritage Park All events are at the Pavilion at the Pier unless otherwise specified. 6 p.m. – Festival Opens! High Rendition Jazz Band performance / Inflatables, food …

Foreign Buyers only 3.4% of Toronto Home Sales

Homeowners in Toronto and Vancouver believe that foreign investors are responsible for driving home prices upwards but there are no official statistics to support this theory. “It has been a misconception among Canadian home owners for a few years that foreign buyers have been the cause of the housing shortage and escalating sale prices. However, statistics are showing that foreign …

First Time Buyer Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

First time buyers have a lot to consider when buying a home. It is often overwhelming and a little confusing. The reason it is a good idea to enlist the services of a professional realtor is to avoid making some of the following errors. A professional realtor should be there at every step of the way answering all of your …

How to WIN in Multiple Offer Situations

In today’s HOT real estate market with more buyers than houses you often see multiple offers and frustrated buyers. However, with the following helpful hints and with proper preparation, you can avoid much of the anxiety and disappointment so you can WIN your next multiple offer situation. 1)Understand the Process:  By understanding the multiple offer process ahead of time, it …

Selling a Home with Kids!

Are you selling your home? Are you selling your home, with kids still living in it? Keeping a house in order and clean with kids is a daunting task.  However, keeping it constantly in order to entice potential buyers can be a challenge. By planning ahead and giving yourself plenty of time, it is doable. I found this great article …