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

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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?

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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

How to Add Value to Your Home

By: Susan Macarz

How to Add Value to Your Home

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What are some of the best ways to improve a home’s value? Susan sees many homeowners making expensive renovations to their house because of the myth that fancier is better.  In fact, high-end upgrades, bright colours, and ornate designs may bring down the value in some cases. So, what can you do? More than you think!  Susan has a passion for fine home design and can pro...Read More

Do Solar Panels Hurt the Resale Value of Your Home?

By: Susan Macarz

Do Solar Panels Hurt the Resale Value of Your Home?

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We want to congratulate you on considering switching to renewable energy! Sadly, there aren’t many homeowners in Toronto who use solar energy, but the demand is growing.  Luxury homes, whether they’re in the Bridle Path or Rosedale, offer many attractive features, including inground swimming pools, fountains, garages for two or more vehicles, and lush landscaping. ...Read More

House Hunting during COVID-19

By: Susan Macarz

House Hunting during COVID-19

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Until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, the new normal for buying and selling houses in 2020 is at a distance. Virtual buying and selling limits the interactions of individuals. Regular business, such as home inspections are still being conducted, so not to worry. Real estate brokers have had to implement safety standards and creative ways of communicating. Whether you’re a homebuyer or a se...Read More

Are Luxury Condos a Good Investment?

By: Susan Macarz

Are Luxury Condos a Good Investment?

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The housing market isn’t crashing, so prices aren’t going to spiral down. The market has been affected by the COVID-19 health crisis, and normal everyday activities are expected to slowly return as we get closer to fall and into the next year.  With that being said, now is the time to look into luxury condos! You may be wondering if that lifestyle is worth its price tag or whethe...Read More

Should You Look for a Multi-Generational Home?

By: Susan Macarz

Should You Look for a Multi-Generational Home?

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According to RE/MAX in an article dated April 13th, 2020, they don’t expect housing prices to be “jaw-dropping” after the COVID-19 crisis has passed. With a great deal of people out of work, things are still up in the air. On the bright side, housing experts continue to say that there is a low chance of a market collapse.  Luxury real estate sales across Canada increas...Read More

How Is COVID-19 Affecting Toronto’s Housing Market?

By: Susan Macarz

How Is COVID-19 Affecting Toronto’s Housing Market?

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If you’ve come out of housing hibernation and plan on re-starting your search this spring, we have news for you! According to CityNews, the Bank of Canada has reduced interest rates because of the impact of COVID-19, the teacher lockouts, and the Kahnawake rail blockade. The benchmark rate has dropped from 1.75% to 1.25% and then, decreased further to 0.75%. The Bank of Canada is scheduled ...Read More