6 Simple Preparations to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

By: Susan Macarz

6 Simple Preparations to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

Tags: REAL ESTATE IN TORONTO, SELLING A HOME IN TORONTO, HOMES FOR SALE IN TORONTO, HOME SELLING PROCESS, GETTING HOME READY TO SELL, SUSAN MACARZ

Is the thought of selling your home putting you on edge? You're not alone. Using the proper guidelines can help your home stand out for potential buyers.    Millennials are buying their first homes causing a drive up in demand. In response to this greater demand, sellers might only need to make minimal changes to make their properties more attractive to potential buyers who are alre...Read More

Although Housing Supply is Shrinking, Demand for Homes Remains High. Market Update for August 2021 is Now Available!

By: Susan Macarz

Although Housing Supply is Shrinking, Demand for Homes Remains High. Market Update for August 2021 is Now Available!

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

In August 2021, TRREB set the third-best sales record in its history. Despite the market's usual summer slump, the demand for housing remains strong. At the same time, housing availability is decreasing. In this tight market, competition among home buyers has increased, resulting in double-digit annual price increases. According to TRREB's MLS System, home sales in the Greater Toronto Are...Read More

Monthly Housing Market Trends Report for July 2021

By: Susan Macarz

Monthly Housing Market Trends Report for July 2021

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

Despite falling behind the record July result established a year ago, demand for ownership homes remained far above typical for the time of year in July 2021, with almost 9,400 transactions registered. Compared to July 2020, market conditions have tightened, with sales accounting for a larger percentage of new listings compared to last year's inventory levels. As a result of the sellers' m...Read More

Easy and Affordable Tips to Make Your Home Look Luxurious

By: Susan Macarz

Easy and Affordable Tips to Make Your Home Look Luxurious

Tags: LUXURY HOMES, STAGING TIPS, HOW TO ADD LUXURY TO YOUR HOME, REAL ESTATE IN GTA, SUSAN MACARZ

While there are a variety of reasons homeowners choose to undertake home improvement projects, it all boils down to increasing the value of your property. The idea is to make a home look finer or more expensive with fresh paint jobs, landscaping, and whole room renovations. However, for some homeowners, investing a large sum of money on home improvements is simply not an option. Instead of exhaust...Read More

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