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Posts Tagged: home value

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 »

August 2017 Market Watch

For this month’s episode of Market Watch we will be talking about what the August 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.   We’re through most of 2017, and we’ve witnessed quite a few fluctuations in the… Read more »

Tips For A Timeless Kitchen

The kitchen is the biggest asset in your home. By investing in its decor you could wow friends, family as well as future buyers. The key to a beautiful kitchen is convenience as well as a timeless design.   Quartz Countertops Quartz-surfacing countertops require less maintenance than their granite comparables and are timeless in terms… Read more »

5 Ways To Boost Your Home’s Value

Here are some tips for how to get the best bang for your buck on your home renovations, even in a tight real estate market. 1. Curb Appeal     If your house doesn’t look appealing from the outside, chances are a potential buyer will never make it inside. If the color of your house… Read more »

THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING THE BUILDER OF YOUR HOME

When buyers buy a completely new home, conflicts frequently arise between the buyers and builders. These conflicts generally concern building defects, delay in business projects, or changes in contract dates and prices.

Should you downsize your house?

When people reach “retirement age” they start to question if downsizing is the right move for them. Ask yourself these questions to help you decide if downsizing is right for you. Do you need the extra space? Parents are left with empty homes as their kids go off to schools, and they are often unsure… Read more »

REAL ESTATE MYTHS

1. Pricing a home so there is room for negotiation Sellers often believe that overpricing a home is beneficial, because it leaves room for negotiation. This is one of the greatest real estate myths, because an overpriced house generally deters buyers from seeing it altogether. By limiting the amount of people who see the property,… Read more »