Archive | Selling

24 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Should I List My Property Now, Or Wait Until It’s Perfect To Show?

Sellers often wonder whether they should list their property as is, or wait until it’s ideal to show. In my opinion, this depends various factors: is the demand very high currently for your type of house, condo or loft? Is there limited supply in the market of comparable properties that will be competing with you […]

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17 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Pan Am Games, Traffic, Real Estate

With the Pan American games about to descend on our city in a few weeks, there seems to be uncertainty about how the events will affect traffic in and around the city. From June 29th through August 18th many of us who live, work and play throughout the downtown core are going to witness firsthand […]

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18 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The HGTV Effect

I recently met with a friend and past client who was tasked with helping an aging relative sell her condo as she prepares for the next stage of her life in an assisted living facility. Emotions usually run high; as inevitable as these next steps can be, it’s never an easy transition. Over the past […]

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21 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Paying More Than The List Price versus Paying Above Market Value

It seems today in Toronto’s frenzied real estate market that Buyers have become ‘numb’ with the understanding that most houses, as well as some condos, will sell for above the listing price. Years ago I used to describe to clients of mine that the list price of a property was simply an “asking” price: a […]

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12 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

How to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

First impressions are everything – at least when it comes to selling your home. You may have an updated, modern kitchen and an amazing spa bathroom, but no buyer will see either without first getting through your front door. Your home needs curb appeal, but it does not have to cost a fortune! The home’s […]

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24 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

If Selling Your Home By Yourself Is So Easy, Why Do The High Majority of People Hire A Professional?

Okay, I am going to put all of my cards on the table. Almost everybody I know likes to save money. Is this shocking? Probably not. I too like to save money, where I can. But more important to me is getting value for my money when I spend it. Take for instance the money […]

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03 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Latest “must haves” in condos priced between $750,000 – $1 million dollars

For years now the standard condominium has become the option of choice for the majority of first time buyers. Various reasons have led to this reality, but what are condominium buyers looking for today when purchasing a condo in a price range that is not targeted to the first time buyer? In my experience working […]

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17 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Toronto Real Estate Market Starts to Thaw from Winter Freeze

Average GTA house price hits $547,107 as market starts to thaw, Listings showing signs of picking up as prices continue to soar

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22 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Ontarians Optimistic About 2014 Real Estate Market and Economy

Ontarians seem hopeful about the provincial real estate market, according to new research conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). A third of Ontarians say the market will strengthen rather than weaken (21%) in 2014. Looking even further ahead – ten-year’s time – significantly more Ontarians believe the Ontario […]

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19 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

BIG changes approved on how Realtors charge fees or commissions

New changes to how Realtors charge fees or commissions may have a big impact in the real estate market. Last spring, Minister Tracy MacCharles introduced Bill 55, Stronger Protection for Ontario Consumers Act, 2013 in the legislature. Bill 55 sought to strengthen consumer protection in the areas of door-to-door sales, debt settlement services and real […]

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