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Deciding on a Discretionary Move

Tuesday Jun 05th, 2018

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Discretionary Move

Sometimes we don’t get to choose whether or not to sell our home and buy another one. Circumstances, such as a job relocation, may make that decision for us. However, most often, the decision to move is discretionary. Sometimes people move simply because they think it’s a good idea. They feel that “now” is the right time to find their next dream home. So how do you make that kind of decision? There are, of course, many reasons to make a discretionary move. Usually... [read more]

What Does a Property Surveyor Do?

Sunday Jun 03rd, 2018

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Property Surveyor

Property Surveyors, sometimes referred to as Land Surveyors, play a vital role in the real estate world. They are the professionals who determine or confirm the exact boundaries of a property. Will you need to deal with a Property Surveyor when you sell your home? You might. Sometimes the mortgage lender will ask for a land survey, especially if your property is older and hasn’t changed hands in many years. You might also be asked for one by the buyer if there is any confusion... [read more]

Quick Kitchen Makeovers

Sunday Jun 03rd, 2018

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kitchen renovation

Kitchen renovations tend to be the biggest, most complicated home makeover projects, mainly because the kitchen is the most frequented and most multifunctional room in modern homes. But sometimes a kitchen makeover can be achieved with some simple cosmetic changes, rather than a complete redesign of the actual floor plan. Beyond a basic colour scheme change, the next makeover level involves replacing cabinet hardware. Remove a set of hinges, knobs and/or pulls to identify the type of... [read more]

April Market Stats

Monday May 07th, 2018

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"While average selling prices have not climbed back to last year's record peak, April's price level represents a substantial gain over the past decade. Recent polling conducted for TREB by Ipsos tells us that the great majority of buyers are purchasing a home within which to live. This means these buyers are treating home ownership as a long-term investment. A strong and diverse labour market and continued population growth based on immigration should continue to underpin long-term... [read more]

March Market Stats

Thursday Apr 12th, 2018

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Although there has been a lot of news around the decline in the volume of trades and the increase in active listings, inventory(homes on the market) is still considered low with just over 2 months of supply across the GTA. This has kept pricing competitive as we are finding ourselves in multiple bids on different types of homes. The market is busy and prices are rebounding as they have climbed 2% on average from February 2018. The detached home market is impacted mostly by the decreases in... [read more]

Spring Market Is Coming...

Thursday Mar 01st, 2018

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How To Deal With Competing Offers   Ideally, you want to be the only buyer who makes an offer on a particular property. That way, assuming your price is acceptable to the seller, you’re almost certain to close the deal. But, it doesn’t always work out that way. In the case of highly desirable homes, it’s very common for there to be... [read more]

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