If you are strolling down a picturesque Main Street with quaint shops, cafes, art galleries, and walking trails, then you have found the jewel of the GTA known as Unionville.
Toronto housing prices are now back to a balanced market, with prices shifting no more than a couple percent each year. The rental market continues to heat up. Interest rates are still very low. This has created a tremendous opportunity for investors to
Downscale. Downgrade. Downsize. These words all imply a 'position from higher to lower' or 'in descending direction'. Unfortunately, they can conjure up an image of decline. I am not a fan of the term ‘downsizing’. Changing homes in retirement doesn’t
Staging is the process of showcasing a home through the arrangement of furniture, accessories, art and light. Realtors are frequently asked is if the money spent on home staging translates into better offers, faster selling and ultimately a higher selling
Chances are pretty high that if you’re planning to sell your home this year – a millennial will be looking to buy it. So what are the top 3 must-haves to sell to millennial buyers?
A recent survey of home buyers gives top three priorities when looking for their dream home and it may not be what you think. Read more.
What more could you want than to get your home sold for top dollar in short order without any hassles? If you take a moment to read through the following suggestions before you put your property on the market, you'll be on your way to a successful sale.
One way to make sure you get the highest price possible for your home is to make sure it shows well to buyers. Here are 10 simple steps you can take to accomplish just that.
In my 28 years as a Realtor in Markham, I have sold many "unsellable" homes: drug houses, homes in disrepair, homes where disgruntled tenants have left holes in the walls and ripped the doors off kitchen cabinets
The overwhelming story of 2018 for the Greater Toronto Area is about condo apartments. While other housing types (e.g. townhouse, detached, semi-detached) had flat to moderate price growth in 2018, condos continued to reach new highs in terms of pricing.
Buying a new home begins with determining your "must haves" versus your "would be nice to haves". This list will help you to prioritize what's really important to you and make home-buying easier.
Sometimes you know a desirable street when you see one.
For example, it’s obvious that a home on a cul-de-sac is
enticing mainly because there isn’t any through traffic.
Information is cheap, especially when it comes to real estate. Average sales price, days on market, forecasts and trends...it's all online and at your fingertips. What is much harder to find is someone who can interpret the data...
When people renovate or remodel a room, they almost always overlook the door. However, changing the style of an interior door, or adding a new one, can dramatically change the look of a living space - often for the better.
Remember the last time you visited an upscale furniture showroom? The furniture and fixtures on display probably looked great. The colours and textures jumped out at you. It was a feast for the eyes!
There is a good reason why: Lighting.
For the first time ever, Canadians who are 65+ outnumber children 14 and under. As our population ages, families are facing changes and challenges as living requirements are adjusted. Read More...
Shopping for a new home can be intimidating. With so many things to do and think about, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some good tips for making the home hunting process less stressful.. Read More...
Downsizing? Decluttering? Getting your house in good shape is also a very good time to think about getting your estate plan in good order. After all, those things that you have decided were important enough to keep should also have a final resting place.
When it comes to home fire safety, a little preparation and precaution go a long way to ensure your family, your home, and your valuables are protected. Consider the following important information about preventing, fighting & escaping residential fires.
There are many good reasons to put your property on the market. Some examples include a relocation, the kids leaving the nest, the need for something bigger or smaller, and the list goes on and on.
It has become standard for retailers to offer low cost supplementary “insurance protection plans” on appliances and electronics. These plans may seem like a good idea, but before you buy one, be sure the plan actually offers real added value.
When you’re viewing a property that’s on the market, you’ll probably try to imagine how your furniture will fit and look in that space. Where will your desk go in the home office? How will you position the sofa and chairs in the living room?
Have you ever driven by a For Sale sign and wondered, “That house has been on the market for a long time, I wonder why it isn’t selling”? Are you worried the same thing could happen when you put your own house on the market? The 3 most common reasons...