June 2021 Market Update Is Now Available!

By: Susan Macarz

June 2021 Market Update Is Now Available!

Tags: GTA REAL ESTATE MARKET, JUNE MARKET UPDATE 2021, TORONTO HOMES, VAUGHAN HOMES, RICHMOND HILL HOMES, MARKHAM HOMES, SUSAN MACARZ

With Covid-19 restrictions lightening, and the city slowly opening back up again, home sales increased over the previous year, but remained below the peak reached in March 2021 and were lower than the number of transactions reported in May 2021.   Despite a slight dip in sales over the previous three months, market conditions remained competitive in June. The GTA REALTORS reported 11,106 sal...Read More

Who pays the Realtor when buying a property in the GTA, and what happens if the seller doesn’t pay the commission?

By: Susan Macarz

Who pays the Realtor when buying a property in the GTA, and what happens if the seller doesn’t pay the commission?

Tags: first time homebuyer, commission for real estate agents, Toronto real estate

Buying a home can be a thrilling and exciting experience but grasping all the details may be difficult. Therefore, the vast majority of buyers prefer to work with a realtor who is familiar with and understands the intricacies of buying and selling real estate. Realtors are available to help you through the process and will be a source of information for finding the right home at the right price. I...Read More

Will I need a home inspection when buying a home in the GTA?

By: Susan Macarz

Will I need a home inspection when buying a home in the GTA?

Tags: Toronto real estate, homebuyers in Toronto, home inspection Toronto, Toronto housing market

When purchasing a home in the GTA, homebuyers face the decision of whether they should perform a home inspection. We sometimes fall in love with a home the minute we walk through the front door and dread the disappointment that may follow once a home inspection is achieved. However, a home inspection is a critical step in the buying process, it will allow you to save yourself time, stress and avoi...Read More

Average Toronto Detached Homes Over $1 Million In Price

By: Susan Macarz

Average Toronto Detached Homes Over $1 Million In Price

Tags: Toronto homes, Toronto detached, Toronto broker, Buy a home in Toronto and the GTA

After an astonishing first quarter of 2021, home prices and sales continue to go up in the Greater Toronto Area during the busy spring season. The Toronto Real Estate Board reported over 9,000 homes changing hands in the last two weeks of March, which is an increase of 174% year-over-year. However, we need to keep in mind that the second half of March last year was quite an unusual time in th...Read More

Where To Find Affordable Toronto Neighbourhoods

By: Susan Macarz

Where To Find Affordable Toronto Neighbourhoods

Tags: Susan Macarz Real Estate, affordable Toronto homes, Toronto neighbourhoods, Toronto homebuyers

With the prices in Toronto real estate market climbing, many homebuyers, especially first-time GTA homebuyers, are trying to find a way to get into the market at what they can afford. And while Toronto may often seem unattainable due to demand that drives the home prices up, the city does have its share of very beautiful neighbourhoods that offer great housing, good quality of life, and are still ...Read More

By: Susan Macarz

What is a B.R.A. Agreement and how does it benefit you and your Realtor?

Tags: B.R.A. AGREEMENT, GTA AREA HOMEBUYERS, BUYING A HOME IN THE GTA, GTA REAL ESTATE AGENT

Many homebuyers are hesitant to sign a Buyer Representation Agreement (B.R.A.), and their first thought is why do they need it?  Is there anything in for them or are they going to be stuck in an agreement? In reality, the contract benefits both parties, the homebuyer and the real estate agent. The agreement specifies mutual expectations and obligations on both parts accounting for a more tra...Read More

The GTA Housing Market is Off To A Good Start in Early 2021

By: Susan Macarz

The GTA Housing Market is Off To A Good Start in Early 2021

Tags: GTA Housing, GTA HOME SELLERS, GTA HOMEBUYERS

The GTA real estate market has seen many changes in activity in 2020. First, there was the initial spring lockdown which led homebuyers and sellers to put off their home search and selling process, which resulted in very low activity levels. However, as the strict measures surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic slowly lifted and homebuyers and sellers gained more knowledge about taking protective measu...Read More

How To Buy A House In An Area Such As Toronto, Richmond Hill, Vaughan Or Markham?

By: Susan Macarz

How To Buy A House In An Area Such As Toronto, Richmond Hill, Vaughan Or Markham?

Tags: Toronto, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, GTA real estate, GTA homebuyers

Buying a home is an exciting process where homebuyers get to explore various listings and prices in the market, but before it is time to tour homes, they have to think about finances, affordability and how to get the best mortgage deal when buying in popular locations such as Toronto, Markham, Vaughan or Richmond Hill. Here are a few pointers for what really counts to get your dream home...Read More

Houses for Sale in Toronto: North York Living

By: Susan Macarz

Houses for Sale in Toronto: North York Living

Tags: Houses for Sale in Toronto: North York Living

House listings sometimes have real estate lingo that many homebuyers aren’t familiar with, including the type of architectural design. Knowing the type of house style is essential when looking at houses for sale in Toronto, North York because knowing the differences (along with your preferences) can save you valuable time in your search for real estate properties. For instance, if you know ...Read More

How Much Does Home Staging Cost in Toronto?

By: Susan Macarz

How Much Does Home Staging Cost in Toronto?

Tags: How Much Does Home Staging Cost in Toronto?

Has your home been on the market for a long time? While it may be that your asking price is too high, it’s also possible that you haven’t presented your home in the best possible light. Home staging is expensive, but it’s well worth the costs. The process of home staging highlights the best features of your property. When homebuyers visit or view images of your property, they ar...Read More