Selling a home Selling Quickly without Compromising on Price There are many reasons homeowners may need to sell their property — fast. Work relocations, changes in family makeup, and financial needs are among the most common. If you find yourself in a position where you need to sell quickly, you don’t necessarily have to go to market with a temptingly low price. Here are […]
General home tips Tips on Buying the Right Video Doorbell Video doorbells have become so popular that it’s not uncommon for visitors to smile as they come up to the door. They want to make a good impression on the video! These doorbells are definitely convenient. Depending on the model you purchase, you can see who’s there and even speak to that person before opening […]
Monthly market updates Sept 2022 GTA Housing Market Update: Hype vs Reality + Opportunity Is Out There 0:00 – intro + content of newsletter 1:30 – #’s from August 4:58 – interest rates NOT life changing (in monthly costs), and opportunity abounds 8:12 – reiterating a point about interest rates 8:42 – where the prices have been + IMPORTANT NOTE 12:00 – summary: sales are there, rent is way up, DON’T “wait […]
Selling a home Should your Home be in “Move-In” Condition when you Sell? Imagine you’re shopping for a car. You find one that’s a suitable model, a recent year, and hasn’t been driven a lot. The price is right, too.  But, there’s a caveat. The paint is worn off in several places. The driver’s seat upholstery is torn and requires repair. And, the tires needed to be replaced… […]
Selling a home The Role of Energy-Efficient Features when Selling your Home When you’re selling your home, you want to promote those features that will be of highest interest to prospective buyers. After all, the more reasons a buyer has to love your property, the more likely they are to make a great offer. Increasingly, one category of features that buyers are looking for is energy-efficiency. So, […]
General home tips What Will your Neighbourhood be Like in Two or Three Years? There are many reasons why a homeowner might want to move. Examples include upsizing, downsizing, work relocation, or simply desiring a change. However, another popular reason for pulling up stakes is noticing that the neighbourhood is changing in a way that no longer fits your lifestyle goals. For example, say there’s a shopping mall in […]
Monthly market updates GTA Housing Market Update: August 2022 – Shrugging off rate hikes & plenty of opportunity for buyers Intro: 0:00 #’s from July: 1:20 Sales actually NOT so affected by rate hike: 4:42 Prices = opportunity NOW: 6:42 Summary (so what?): 11:00 Got questions? Don’t hesitate, ask me (anything) here: Subscribe for more listings, projects and market updates: #GreatOpportunityForBuyers #GTAHousingMarketUpdate #torontorealestate #housingmarket #torontohousingmarket #torontohouses #torontohomesforsale #housingmarket2022  
Uncategorized My awards for the 1st half of 2022 – what they ACTUALLY mean. Those that know me, know that I’m not big on self-promotion.  Having said that, I understand the irony of saying that directly after showing awards with my name (and picture) on them.  Here’s the thing.  The first half of 2022 saw the market go from crazy to normal (even slower than normal in some areas) […]
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Monthly market updates July 2022 Greater Toronto Area Housing Market Update: Huge Opportunity for Buyers, Sellers Take Note Intro and last month’s stats – 0 Focus on 1st half of 2022 sales – 4:19 Scary articles vs reality – 6:24 (***note 10:22 – average prices over past 5 years – worth seeing!***) Low sales in June – 13:07 Q&A – takeaways? – 13:40 Subscribe for more listings, projects and market updates: #GreatOpportunityForBuyers […]
Buying a home Gorgeous, Luxury Estate Homes – Less Than An Hour From Toronto July, 2022 Here’s an Amazing, Luxury, Estate Home project I’m working on (<1hr from Toronto). I’m one of the (few) realtors that was invited to the “agents only” open house for this project a few days ago. I made sure to attend, as the project is particularly nice, in a great (quiet) location, by a […]
Buying a home What’s the “Emotional” Return on Investment of a New Home? Chances are, you’ve heard the expression, “Your home is your biggest investment.” For most homeowners, that’s true. So, when you’re shopping for a new home, it’s important to consider the financial ramifications of any purchase. Ideally, you want a home that is likely to increase in value over time.  In other words, you want a […]
Buying a home Can You Afford the Home of your Dreams? Daydreaming about owning something you can’t afford can be fun. Whether it’s a diamond-encrusted watch from Tiffany & Co., or the latest Lamborghini, even the thought of trying one on or going for a test drive can be exciting. The problem with daydreaming, however, is that it’s all-too-easy to dismiss it as just that – […]
Monthly market updates June, 2022 GTA Housing Market Update: Buyers NEED TO WAKE UP!, plus rate hikes and the market shift.   Got questions? Don’t hesitate, ask me (anything) by clicking HERE. 0:0 – Intro & the importance of knowing what’s going on. 1:11 – Last month’s stats compared to earlier 2022 and 2021. 5:06 – The five stages of a market. 6:31 – Interest rates, their importance, and what to expect. 8:25 – Rent inflation, […]
General home tips Your Spring Yard Sale Checklist Thinking of having a yard or garage sale? It’s a great way to dispose of unwanted items and other clutter, especially if you’re thinking of moving. In addition, yard sales have a charm that selling items on the internet can’t match. That’s why they’re still so popular. If you’re planning a yard or garage sale, […]
Monthly market updates May, 2022 GTA Housing Market Update: the trouble with waiting, the market shift, and what to do now. Intro 0:38 – Important lesson on waiting for the market. 1:49 – Last month’s stats compared to earlier 2022 and 2021. 5:56 – Number of sales so far this year, and expectations for all of 2022. 6:54 – First lesson, revisited. 9:08 – Two important takeaways – 9:30 – Buyers – 12:32 – Sellers Got […]
Buying a home Should I wait for the GTA housing market to “cool down” some more, before I buy? With the recent shift in the GTA housing market, and some areas seeing prices lower than in the beginning of the year, many homebuyers find themselves in a bit of a limbo. You may be one of them. It’s now easier to buy, with less buyer competition, and the inventory/selection has increased. On the other […]
General home tips Ensuring Fast Delivery when Shopping Online If you’re like most people, you hope that you’ll receive your online orders within a few days. Sure, a purchase might occasionally arrive later than expected. That’s just the reality of online shopping.   But, what if you need an item delivered quickly, without risk of delay? Here are a few suggestions: Check if the product […]
Monthly market updates April 2022 GTA Housing Market Update + Review of 1st Quarter Thorough review of what happened in the first quarter of 2022, including the market shift that happened mid-March, and what to expect of the housing market moving forward. A big thanks to Joe Bladek (Mortgage Broker) and Sam Thompson (Mortgage Agent) for inviting me onto their podcast. 1 – 1:30 Quick intro 1:30 – 18:30 […]
Selling a home Should You Worry about Competing Listings? Imagine you’ve been waiting for the right moment to sell your home and you’re finally ready to pull the trigger and list it. But, just as you’re about to put up the sign, you notice that a few other FOR SALE signs have unexpectedly popped up in the neighbourhood. Oh no! Now there are competing […]
Monthly market updates March 2022 GTA housing market update + how to buy a $2M home Quick summary of video: 0: Intro and market numbers 3:40: important note about the current market shift (PLEASE PAY ATTENTION HERE) 7:38: Q&A – (VERY popular question) Who buys a $2M home, and how?!? step 1 – 1st time buyers step 2 – upsizing to second home step 3 – upsizing to the $2M home