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Posts Categorized: Real Estate

Renovation Do’s and Don’ts

Renovating is one of the most fun parts of being a homeowner, even if it is sometimes stressful. To make the most out of your renovation budget, don’t forget to think about resale value! How many potential buyers will like your renovation? Did you go too overboard? Are you really into the current home decor… Read more »

More about multiple offer situations! What rules are there? How does this process actually work? How can I ensure I have the best chance to win? Watch this short video to learn more!

Top FIVE Ways to WIN in a MULTIPLE OFFER SITUATION!

Hey guys, I’ve been receiving a lot of questions about multiple offers lately, so I figured it was time to make a video. Multiple offers are definitely not as common at the moment as we saw in 2017, but they are still happening. How can you make your offer stand out? Well, it all depends…. Read more »

Foreclosures vs. Power of Sale

The difference between Power of Sale and Foreclosure really comes down to real estate laws. In the United States, banks WANT to own houses. They buy them up from people who can no longer pay their mortgage payments, and sell the house for the remaining total of the mortgage. This is often below market value…. Read more »

November 2017 Market Watch

  The Toronto Real Estate Board has just released their statistics for the month of November. We’ve done a quick video recap below, and a written report below that if you’d like some more in-depth information, as well as some graphed comparisons. You can also see the raw statistics for November on the TREB website… Read more »

October 2017 Market Watch

October was an incredibly interesting month for the GTA’s real estate market. The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) just recently released the housing statistics for last month. For your convenience, we have summarized the most important points here, but if you’d like more information, you can see the full report at the TREB website here. If… Read more »

Fall Maintenance Checklist

Fall is officially here, and it is the perfect time to take care of both the little and not-so-little things in your home that need attending to. By doing this you’re preparing your home for the colder weather around the corner which can help you save time and money in the future.   Clean out… Read more »

Canada’s New Mortgage Rules

A few days ago the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released changes to its mortgage rules. Let’s talk about how it will affect affording a home from next year onwards. The changes require borrowers to undergo a “stress test” in order to make sure they will be able to withstand higher interest rates. Previously,… Read more »

September 2017 Market Watch

For this month’s episode of Market Watch we will be talking about what the September market looked like. The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) released their market watch report for the last month and we’re going to discuss the numbers. 2017 is almost over, with roughly three months to ago. In contrast to last month… Read more »

Fall Home Decor

Color Contrast Using a minimum of two contrasting colours you can create a big impact with your fall display. Use a blue colored vase that complements the color of the leaves you use. This makes the leaves stand out and adds more interest to the room. You can even use colors like purple or green… Read more »