Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Homes Sales for December 2017

Posted on: January 5th, 2018

Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Homes Sales for September 2017
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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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Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Homes Sales for November 2017

Posted on: December 8th, 2017

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

Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,374 transactions through TREB’s MLS® System in November 2017. This result was up compared to October 2017, bucking the regular seasonal trend. On a year-over-year basis, sales were down by 13.3 per cent compared to November 2016.

New listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System in November 2017 amounted to 14,349 – up by 37.2 per cent compared to November 2016, when the supply of listings was very low from a historic perspective.

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Thinking of Selling Your Etobicoke Home?

Posted on: November 21st, 2017

You are thinking of selling your home. One of the most important steps, is the time you spend behind the scenes on preparing it for sale.
When selling, it’s important to look at your home from a different perspective…the buyer’s perspective.

 

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

Posted on: November 14th, 2017

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?

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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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5 questions to ask before you hire a home inspector

Posted on: November 7th, 2017

5 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Home Inspector
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Hiring the right home inspector is important. After all, you want the inspection to leave no stone unturned when determining the condition of the house you are considering purchasing.

Unfortunately, the professionalism and range of services vary widely in the home inspection industry. So it pays to ask the right questions before you choose. Here are a few suggestions:


“What does your inspection cover?”

A home inspector should be able to present you with a detailed list of what is covered in the inspection. Don’t settle for a vague verbal promise like, “We check everything top to bottom.” Get it in writing.

In addition, you should get an assurance that the inspection complies with all Local and State or Provincial regulations.


“What are your qualifications?”

As with most professions, experience counts.You want to check how long the inspector has been in the business, and how many homes like yours he has inspected.

Also ask about his credentials.What professional training programs has he completed? Does he belong to a recognized home inspection association?


“Do you also offer to do home repairs or renovations?”

If he does, it’s a conflict of interest.You want an inspector to give you an unbiased report as to the condition of the house, without any expectation of getting some contracting work on the side.


“How long will the inspection take?”

You’ll want to find out if the inspector takes his time and does a thorough job, or rushes things so he can get as many homes done in a day as possible. On average, a typical single family home should take two to three hours to inspect properly.


“May I contact some references?”

Ask for references from people in the neighborhood you are considering. Then, make sure you call them. Or better yet, ask me for a few referrals. I have a few names of some of the best in the industry!

 

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Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Homes Sales for October 2017

Posted on: November 3rd, 2017

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

Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos reported 7,118 residential sales through TREB’s MLS® System in October 2017. This result represented an above-average increase between September and October of almost 12% pointing to stronger fall market conditions. 

On a year-over-year basis, October sales were down compared to 9,715 transactions in September 2016. Total sales reported through the first 10 months of 2017 amounted to 80,198 – down from 99,233 for the same time period in 2016.

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Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Stage Your Etobicoke Home When Selling.

Posted on: October 17th, 2017

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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Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Homes Sales for September 2017

Posted on: October 6th, 2017

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

Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 6,379 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in September 2017. This result was down by 35 per cent compared to September 2016.

The number of new listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System amounted to 16,469 in September – up by 9.4 per cent year-over-year.

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Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Homes Sales for August 2017

Posted on: September 17th, 2017

Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Home Sales for February 2017

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GTA REALTORS® Release August Stats

Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 6,357 home sales through TREB’s MLS® System in August 2017. This result was down by 34.8 per cent compared to August 2016.

The number of new listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System, at 11,523, was down by 6.7 per cent year-over-year and was at the lowest level for August since 2010.
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Don’t Sit on the Sidelines

Posted on: August 8th, 2017

CMHC has reported at the end of July that the downturn in Toronto’s housing market will be short lived.  I agree!  We typically see demand pick back up after Labour Day which could mean prices will start to also pick back up.

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If you are a Buyer wanting to purchase a house or move up to a bigger one, don’t sit on the sidelines thinking and waiting to see what everyone else is doing. You need to get into action RIGHT NOW as this is the best time to purchase a house much cheaper compared to the beginning of the year. This is the BEST TIME to MOVE UP! You don’t even have to get into a bidding war to get the house you want at the price you want. 

This is EXACTLY how you make money in real estate when you do the opposite of what everyone else is doing and purchase when there is a lull in the market.  I help my clients move up to larger homes and their dream homes. Let me show you the numbers and the straight facts and you’ll see the investment today will be a lot smaller than you realize.
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