Posts Tagged: home value

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 »


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 »


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 »


1. PRICING YOUR HOME APPROPRIATELY Overpriced homes are usually sold for less than the asking price and for less then what they could actually be sold for, because the absence of competition forces sellers to settle for whatever they can get.

How many houses should buyers see before buying?

I get asked this question a lot. “How many homes should I see before buying,” or “what is the appropriate number of houses to see before buying”. To put it simply, there is no right answer to both of these questions, because there’s no way of knowing beforehand how many homes it will take to… Read more »

Fall Home Maintenance

There are a few things homeowners should do around the house, before the long and cold winter sets in. Checking the foundation for cracks: Homeowners should inspect the exterior of the house in the fall, “checking the foundation for cracks and caulk in areas where pipes and wires enter the house, and where heat could… Read more »