Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Home Sales for November 2018

Posted on: December 7th, 2018

Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate

Looking for current information on Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Home Sales for this past November 2018? Here are the latest numbers for Home Sales in Toronto and Etobicoke.

GTA REALTORS® Release November Sold Statistics

Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced the continuation of moderate price growth in November 2018 compared to November 2017. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Composite Benchmark was up by 2.7% year-over-year. The average selling price was up by 3.5% year-over-year to $788,345.

Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 6,251 residential transactions through TREB’s MLS® System in November 2018. This result was down by 14.7% compared to November 2017, when we saw a temporary upward shift in demand as the market was distorted by the looming OSFI-mandated stress test at the end of last year.
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Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Stage Your Etobicoke Home When Selling.

Posted on: December 4th, 2018

Top 4 reasons to stage your Etobicoke home when selling

Staging a home has become so prevalent in today’s real estate industry. That’s why I thought I should give you my top 4 reasons Why You Should Stage Your Etobicoke Home When Selling. We’ve all watch shows like “Love it or List it” or “Staged to Sell”. There is not an aspect of selling a home that is not staged or enhanced to some degree. But, there are still some sellers who are not on board or particularly sold on the idea of staging their homes? They might be missing out on some real opportunities to enhance the appeal of their home and increase its value. Don’t let this happen to you! Don’t be one of those sellers or you might end up regretting it by selling your home for a lot less money than you were hoping for.

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34 Forty First Street For Sale, Long Branch Etobicoke

Posted on: November 30th, 2018

Stunning Custom Built Home 1 Block to the Lake & Steps to Long Branch GO Station. Beautiful Stone and Brick Exterior, High End Quality Finishes and Millwork includes Terrazo Foyer, Crown Mouldings, 9 Foot Ceilings, Hardwood Floors, Iron Spindles, Skylight, 7 Inch Baseboards, Beautiful Custom Cabinetry with Granite Counters in Kitchen, Gas Fireplace with Stone Surround, Fabulous Bsmt with High Ceilings & Walkout to Backyard, Master Retreat with 5Pc Ensuite, Walk-in Closet and Walkout to Balcony, Entry to House from Garage. Definitely A Must See!

Include:Stainless Steel Fridge, Stove, Rangehood, Washer, Dryer, All Electrical Light Fixtures, All Window Coverings, Hi-Eff Gas Furnace, Cac, Cvac, Gdo+2 Remotes, Alarm & Video System. Exclude: Dr Light Fixtures

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Selling Your Home in Etobicoke and Wondering Where To Put All Your Stuff?

Posted on: November 20th, 2018

Selling your home in Etobicoke and wondering where to put all your stuff?

As you’re probably aware, one of the key steps to preparing your home for sale in Etoboke is to get rid of as much clutter as possible. You want to make every room look spacious and comfortable.

But what do you do with the pictures, boxes, clothing, tools, furniture and other stuff you need to take out of your home?

Selling Your Etobicoke Home

For items that you don’t want anymore, you have two options: dispose or donate. You can dispose of items at your local waste depot or recycling centre, (but be sure to call ahead to confirm which items they will accept.) Donations can be made to organizations like Goodwill and The Salvation Army. These organizations are interested in good furniture, clothing, appliances (that work), bikes and other toys (that don’t need repair), and tools.

For items you want to keep, consider renting space at a local self-storage facility. Most offer a variety of storage options from lockers to garages, and typically charge by the month. As for security, most self-storage facilities have fencing, gates that require a passcode, cameras and other security features. You can also lock your own unit.

One of the drawbacks of self-storage is that you have to move your stuff twice – first to the storage unit, and then to your new home. An alternative that’s becoming increasingly popular is a Mobile Storage Unit. The unit is placed in your driveway for a few days while you load it with the items you want stored. Then it’s picked up by the mobile storage company and taken to their warehouse. When you move, the company simply drops the unit off at your new home for unloading.

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Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Home Sales for October 2018

Posted on: November 8th, 2018

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Looking for current information on Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Home Sales for this past October 2018? Here are the latest numbers for Home Sales in Toronto and Etobicoke.

GTA REALTORS® Release October Sold Statistics

Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced year-over-year increases in home sales and average sale prices reported through TREB’s MLS® System in October 2018.

Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,492 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in October 2018 – a six per cent increase compared to October 2017. On a preliminary seasonally adjusted basis, sales were down by one per cent compared to September 2018.
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Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Home Sales for September 2018

Posted on: October 16th, 2018

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Looking for current information on Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Home Sales for this past September 2018? Here are the latest numbers for Home Sales in Toronto and Etobicoke.

GTA REALTORS® Release September Sold Statistics

Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 6,455 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in September 2018 – up 1.9% compared to September 2017. The average selling price for September 2018 sales was up by 2.9% over the same period to $796,786. The MLS® HPI composite benchmark price was up by 2% year-over-year.

New listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System in September 2018 amounted to 15,920 – down by 3.1% compared to September 2017. With sales up year-over-year and new listings down, market conditions became tighter. Many buyers may have found it more difficult to find a home meeting their needs.

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How to get cash back when you purchase a home in Toronto or Etobicoke?

Posted on: September 25th, 2018

Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate

Looking to buy or sell your home? We have an offer for you to receive cash back when you purchase or sell your Toronto or Etobicoke home with us.

Have you been to your bank to see what interest rates they will offer you?

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Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Home Sales for August 2018

Posted on: September 18th, 2018

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Looking for current information on Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Home Sales for August 2018? Here are the Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Homes Sales for August 2018.

GTA REALTORS® Release August Stats

Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced sales and price increases on a year-over-year basis in August. Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 6,839 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in August 2018 – an 8.5% increase compared to August 2017.

Both the average selling price, at $765,270, and the MLS® Home Price Index Composite Benchmark for August 2018 were up compared to the same month in 2017, by 4.7% and 1.5% respectively. The average selling price increased by more than the MLS® HPI Composite due, at least in part, to a change in the mix of sales compared to last year. Detached home sales were up by double digits on a year-over-year percentage basis – substantially more than many other less-expensive home types.

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How do you know when it’s time for new windows on your home?

Posted on: August 16th, 2018

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One of the most prominent features of any home is the windows. If they are well maintained, they will have a positive impact on the impression potential buyers have of your property. Of course, the opposite occurs when your windows look old and worn.
So, does that mean you should replace your windows?

That depends on a number of factors. Window replacement can be an expensive renovation.

Here are a few things to consider before making your decision.

  1. Do you see water infiltration or mildew on the interior sides of any of the window sills? This means that moisture is creeping in from the outside, and you need to get those windows repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
  2. If your windows are double-paned – (two panes of glass) – check for any signs of moisture in between the glass panes. Moisture indicates that the thermal seal is broken and, at a minimum, the glass will need to be replaced.
  3. Take a look at your windows from the outside. Is the trim rotted or cracked anywhere? Are there dark spots or any signs of rotting on the wood frames? Repairs or replacement may be required.
  4. Check the operation of your windows. Do they open and close easily? Some windows, such as those in bedrooms, are often designed to be big enough to use as an exit in case of a fire. It’s important to make sure those work properly.
  5. Finally, are you happy with how your windows look? Do you feel that your property will look significantly better with new windows?

Although they are expensive, replacing windows can have a lot of advantages. Depending on the efficiency of your current windows, replacing them could cut your energy costs by 10-20%. In addition, new windows block out more exterior noise, making your home quieter.

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What to do if you get a low offer on your home?

Posted on: August 14th, 2018

If you take care to price your home correctly – that is, at a price that is in line with what similar properties in the area have sold for recently – then you have a good chance of selling it at or near your asking price.

That doesn’t mean you won’t get a low-ball offer. You might. So, what do you do when that happens?

First, understand that the buyer may not necessarily be trying to steal away your home at a bargain-basement price. He might simply be mistaken about its true market value. Of course, he might also be coming in at a low price in the hopes he’ll get lucky.

You will never actually know the buyer’s motives. So, it would be a mistake to get angry or dismiss the offer out-of-hand. That low-ball offer might end up being the beginning of a negotiation that results in the sale of your home at a good price.

Your first step is to work with me to determine:

  1. Whether the buyer is serious.
  2. Whether the buyer is qualified. (For example, does he or she have a pre-approved mortgage?)
  3. How amenable the buyer is to a counter-offer that reflects the true market value of your home.
  4. What that counter-offer should be.

This isn’t an easy process. It takes the knowledge and experience of a professional real estate broker like myself to get it right. Let me walk you through the process when it is time to sell your home.

Please get in touch with me if you are thinking about selling your home in the near future OR if you are just curious to know what your home is worth in today’s market!

 

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