Preparing for the Etobicoke Spring Real Estate Market

Posted on: April 17th, 2018

Preparing for the Etobicoke Spring Real Estate Market?

Here we are in the spring real estate market, a time when we start to see more “For Sale” signs popping up in Etobicoke.  Could your house also be included?

Listing your house on the market is more than just putting a “For Sale” sign on the lawn. There are many factors to consider such as marketing your property and most importantly preparing it for sale to appeal to the widest range of buyers in order to get as many people through the door as possible.  Your home has to stand out!

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Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Homes Sales for March 2018

Posted on: April 5th, 2018

Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Homes Sales for September 2017
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GTA REALTORS® Release March Stats

Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,228 residential transactions through TREB’s MLS® System in March 2018. This result was down by 39.5 per cent compared to a record 11,954 sales reported in March 2017 and down 17.6 per cent relative to average March sales for the previous 10 years.

The number of new listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System totaled 14,866 – a 12.4 per cent decrease compared to March 2017 and a three per cent decrease compared to the average for the previous 10 years.

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Avoid these common Etobicoke home buying pitfalls

Posted on: March 27th, 2018

Avoid these common Etobicoke home buying pitfalls

 

 

 

Buying a home in Etobicoke can be stressful as prospective homeowners do their best to make a good decision in what will likely be the biggest financial decision of their lives. Here are common mistakes to avoid.

Your deposit is not readily accessible. Manage your banking before you fall in love with your home and don’t forget to account for other funds you may need during the process.

  
 

You’ve removed the condition of financing. Pre-approval is not the same as acquiring a mortgage. When buyers omit the financing condition, problems can arise if the lender cancels or reduces the approved amount when the home is appraised at less than what you are paying.

You’ve waived the home inspection. Your dream home may be hiding a leaky roof, major foundation problems or an out-of-date electrical system.

Your new home adds pressure to buy new things. Don’t overextend yourself until you are certain your needs are paid off.

Your sacrifices were more than you considered. Perhaps you didn’t realize how much you enjoyed being able to walk to your favourite restaurants, shops or parks. Make a list of must-haves and try to visualize what your life would be like in the new property.

Interested in learning more about how you can buy a great home in Etobicoke and how I can help you avoid these pitfalls and more?

Please call or click here to schedule your free complimentary strategy session. We’ll go over your game plan, your wants and needs and I’ll tell you whether or not we can find exactly what you are looking for!

 

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Thinking of Selling Your Home in Etobicoke?

Posted on: March 13th, 2018

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Thinking of Selling Your Home in Etobicoke? Preparation is Key!

Placing your home on the market requires objectivity and a specific amount of preparation. I always say the behind the scenes time and preparation pays huge dividends when it comes to selling your home. Do not underestimate a well laid out plan and professional at your side.

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Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Homes Sales for February 2018

Posted on: March 6th, 2018

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GTA REALTORS® Release February Stats

Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,175 residential transactions through TREB’s MLS® System in February 2018. This result was down 34.9 percent compared to the record 7,955 sales reported in February 2017.

The number of new listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System totaled 10,520, a 7.3 per cent increase compared to the 9,801 new listings entered in February 2017. However, the level of new listings remained below the average for the month of February for the previous 10 years.

 

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S.M.A.R.T. Goals Lead to a Beautiful Etobicoke Home.

Posted on: February 27th, 2018

We may be a few months into the new year, and you may already have started too feel some guilt around your resolution! Many people have trouble keeping the promises they make themselves – especially when they are big, vague goals like buying a beautiful Etobicoke home, for example.

Whatever your goal is, this is the time of year people start feeling a little anxious about them. That doesn’t have to be you however. If you have something you want to achieve over the coming months, you’re not alone. But you CAN be one of the ones who achieves it! You’ll have a much better chance of reaching your goal if you make it “SMART”.

SMART is an acronym that refers to the five ingredients of a successful goal: specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound. It is based on the work of famed management guru Peter Drucker, but the technique is equally applicable to personal goals.

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If you have been thinking about selling, now is really a good time!

Posted on: February 20th, 2018

Did you know February is the only calendar month to have a length of less than 30 days! It’s usually 28 days unless it’s a leap year and the only calendar month that can pass without a full Moon (as is the case this year). Speaking of calendars did you get your 2018 wall calendar yet? If not, I still have some extra ones and can happily drop one off to you. Let me know by sending me an email or give me a call.

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We are in the midst of February and time is flying by. We have seen brisk sales in the Etobicoke area so far this year. Ask me about your Etobicoke neighbourhood and how many days it is taking to sell a home.

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Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Homes Sales for January 2018

Posted on: February 8th, 2018

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GTA REALTORS® Release January Stats

Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,019 residential transactions through TREB’s MLS® System in January 2018. This result was down by 22% compared to a record 5,155 sales reported in January 2017.

The number of new listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System amounted to 8,585 – a 17.4 per cent increase compared to 7,314 new listings entered in January 2017. However, it is important to note that the level of new listings was the second lowest for the month of January in the past 10 years.

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Happy New Year Here’s to a Great Etobicoke Real Estate Market!

Posted on: January 16th, 2018

Happy New Year – Here’s to a Great Etobicoke Real Estate Market! Welcome to 2018 I’m ready to start a New Year are You? 

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Wow! The holidays just flew by? Where did they go? It seemed like yesterday, I was madly scrambling to get the last of the “perfect” Christmas presents, visiting clients, dropping off calendars and wrapping presents! Phew!

After that was all done, it was time for some relaxation and family get togethers. It seemed like every day there was someone to visit and more food to eat. It was Great! I hope you had some wonderful moments and memories to cherish as well, however you spent your holidays.

Now it’s time to get down to business. Here we are in 2018 and I’m ready to start a New Year! Are you?

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Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Homes Sales for December 2017

Posted on: January 5th, 2018

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GTA REALTORS® Release December/Annual Stats

Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 92,394 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in 2017. This total was down 18.3 per cent compared to the record set in 2016.

Record sales in Q1 were followed by a decline in Q2 and Q3 after the Ontario Fair Housing Plan (FHP) was announced. The pace of sales picked up in Q4, as the impact of the FHP started to wane, and some buyers arguably brought forward their home purchase in response to the new OSFI stress test guidelines effective January 1, 2018.
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