Buying a home

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 – […]
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 […]
Buying a home When to Increase your Budget when Shopping for a Home When you set a budget for a new home, you’re obviously hoping — maybe even expecting — to find the ideal property within that price range. But, it doesn’t always work out that way. In fact, there are many circumstances in which you might have to rethink your budget and possibly even increase it, to […]
Buying a home The Role of Carrying Costs when Buying a New Home When searching for a new home, many buyers will focus only on the list price and what they may need to offer to get the property. For example, a buyer might think, “We can get this house for $XX. That’s within our price range!” Of course, the selling price plays the pivotal role in whether […]
Buying a home What to Look for when Watching a Walk-Through Video Walk-through videos are becoming increasingly popular. The seller’s agent simply films a tour of a home, often including commentary, and then makes the video available to prospects. When you’re shopping for a new home, you want to get the most out of watching this type of video, especially if you’re relying on it to help […]
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