Spring and summer are often thought to be the best times of the year to list your home, but that may not be entirely true. There are actually many benefits to buying and selling in the fall.
Saving for a house or a condo within the Toronto area isn’t easy – especially when juggling the hard living expenses you’re already on the hook for, not to mention maintaining a busy social life.
Buying and selling a home is a huge undertaking. You’ll want to work with a real estate agent that meets your goals and expectations and has your best interest in mind without any pressure tactics. There are many things to consider when hiring an agent. Here’s some suggestions on helping you check off some of those boxes before deciding on someone.
Recently, I was awarded the Remax Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is given to agents with a minimum of seven years of service and 3 million in gross commissions. This award comes on the heels of my Hall of Fame induction in 2010.
If you’ve been looking into buying a condo downtown Toronto, you may have noticed a few things that could be perceived as concerning or even bewildering. Maybe the prices are too high and you can’t figure out why or how that could be. Or perhaps you’re finding that every condo you’re interested in is gone before you even have a chance to give it a second thought.
Before you make the big decision of buying a home, it’s a wise idea to get a professional home inspection. They can prevent a lot of issues for both buyers and sellers. It’s important to select the best inspector for the job. Here are some tips to consider when choosing a home inspector.
One of the most important – and trickiest – considerations when selling your home is listing it for the right price! An overpriced home is the number one reason it won’t sell. When it’s priced too high it can sit on the market for far too long and turn into a stale listing. Here are some ways to best find out how much your house is worth:
At the beginning of this year new tighter mortgage rules were put out by The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI). This has made it more difficult for some home buyers to get mortgages this year.
When it comes time to buy a home, finding the best mortgage can save you a lot of money as well as affording you the opportunity to buy the home you have your heart set on. Using a mortgage broker can be the right decision to help you achieve your goals.
One of the ways realtors measure the strength of the market is to analyze the month over month sales increase at this time of year. For example, March sales were 40% higher than February. In 2017, the month over month increase was 50%. A late spring (weather wise) means we can expect the spring market to run through mid summer.