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FINDING A GOOD REAL ESTATE AGENT

Friday Mar 15th, 2019

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FINDING A GOOD REAL ESTATE AGENT CAN BE PUZZLING…….   AS EXPERIENCED SALES REPRESENTATIVES WE WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE COMPLEXITIES OF THE REAL ESTATE MARKET. CALL US TODAY WE CAN HELP PUT THE PIECES TOGETHER!                 RE/ [read more]

READY TO BUY A HOME

Thursday Feb 28th, 2019

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1. Prepare to Buy Home buying is an exciting but sometimes complex process. Learn all the ways we can help you succeed with the most important purchase of your life.       Are you ready? Be sure. Few joys can match the pride of owning a home, but the responsibility can also come with sacrifices – from the financial commitment to the required care and maintenance. You’ll want to be sure both fit within your current... [read more]

MILLENNIAL GENERATION CHOOSING TO RENT

Wednesday Feb 13th, 2019

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Millennials, we got you covered! Flexibility? Saving Money? Affordability for a neighbourhood? Denial for a mortgage?  We get it!  Rent has become the choice for millennials and we can help!  Contact us for exclusive rental listings in the Greater Toronto Area!   [read more]

PROTECT YOURSELF WHEN PURCHASING A HOME IN THE WINTER SEASON

Monday Jan 28th, 2019

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Buyers remorse is an awful feeling but it can be absolutely devastating when it’s a huge purchase like a house.  To avoid this from happening, it’s important to not let your heart rule the decision making process. The key to a successful purchase, is to make sure that the home of your dreams comes without hidden structural issues and problems .  We know how to protect our clients when they purchase a home during the winter season so they can make an informed and... [read more]

OLD OR NEW - WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU?

Wednesday Jan 23rd, 2019

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There are various pros and cons with newer and older homes. Home buyers face countless decisions when purchasing a home. One of the first things to figure out is whether you prefer a newer home or an older home.  Comparing newer and older homes can be tricky as it depends on individual preferences as well as family priorities. Here are a few advantages of older homes: Solid as a Rock - The craftsmanship that went into building homes years ago was usually second to... [read more]

RELOCATION RELOCATION RELOCATION

Tuesday Jan 22nd, 2019

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Relocating to a new city can be an exciting yet overwhelming time. The prospect of a work relocation means you'll need to be well organized as there’s usually not much time to get acquainted with your new area.  First off, determine what the cost of living will be in the new location. There's no point in relocating for a higher salary if the extra income will be eaten up by increased living expenses.  Make sure to also consider factors such as workload,... [read more]

BANK OF CANADA RATE UPDATE

Monday Jan 14th, 2019

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Bank of Canada keeps rates on hold in January. In line with financial market expectations, the Bank of Canada announced on January 9, 2019 that it was keeping its trend-setting overnight lending rate unchanged at 1.75%. The Bank’s announcement lowered its previous forecast for Canadian economic growth in 2019 due to several factors, including slower expected global economic growth amid continuing trade disputes between the United States and China and lower than expected oil... [read more]

BANK OF CANADA RATE UPDATE

Thursday Dec 20th, 2018

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Bank of Canada keeps rates on hold in December. In line with financial market expectations, the Bank of Canada announced on December 5, 2018 that it was keeping its trend-setting overnight lending rate unchanged at 1.75%. The Bank’s announcement highlighted several downside developments and risks for Canadian economic growth, including weakened growth prospects for the Canadian energy sector. Additionally, it signalled potentially keeping interest rates steady when it makes its... [read more]

YOUR ASKING PRICE CAN EITHER MAKE OR BREAK YOUR SALE

Monday Oct 22nd, 2018

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Pricing your home correctly is critical to a successful sale as it will help ensure that your home sells for the most amount of money, in the shortest amount of time. Determining a home's asking price involves comparing similar homes in nearby areas that have recently sold while also taking past, present and future market trends into account. Although you may have your own personal opinion of what your home's worth, it's important to be unbiased and realistic. At the end of... [read more]

BANK OF CANADA RATE UPDATE

Friday Sep 14th, 2018

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Bank of Canada keeps rates on hold in September. In line with financial market expectations, the Bank of Canada announced on September 5, 2018 it was keeping its trend-setting overnight lending rate unchanged at 1.5%. The Bank repeated its message that more interest rate hikes are on the way but reiterated that it will take a gradual approach, guided by incoming economic data and a recognition that the economy is more sensitive to interest rate movements now than it was in the past. It... [read more]

BACK TO SCHOOL SLEEP TIPS

Friday Sep 07th, 2018

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As summer winds down, we need to start getting the kids back into the school time routine, starting with bedtime. Here are a few tips to help them adjust: Screens Out - Don’t let your kids play video games before bedtime as screens can affect their sleep. Get Moving - Exercise improves sleep considerably so try and sneak in extra activities throughout the day but avoid it two hours before bed. Gradually Adjust Bedtime - Don’t wait until the night before school. Instead,... [read more]

BACK TO SCHOOL SALE

Tuesday Aug 21st, 2018

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          We often get this question from clients if September or Fall is a good time to buy or sell a home.  There are many factors to consider so contact us today and we will provide you with all of the current market conditions to help you make the right choice!  [read more]

KEEPING CALM DURING A MOVE - PLAN IN ADVANCE

Tuesday Aug 07th, 2018

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Moving to a new home is an exciting life change but it can also be very stressful if you're not properly prepared. It's important to create a detailed checklist a few months ahead of time in order to ensure things go smoothly. Here are some points to help get you started: Two Months Before   Itemize all of the major items you'll be moving. Get estimates and book the movers or a rental truck. Have a garage sale or donate items to charity to get rid of excess... [read more]

HOW TO AVOID BUYERS REMORSE

Thursday Jul 26th, 2018

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A bit of advanced planning will help you avoid buyer’s remorse. Buying a home can be an emotional roller coaster which is why it's so easy to make mistakes. Here are a few common buyer blunders to be aware of:   Not Thinking Ahead - If you’re hoping to start a family in your new home one day, it pays to consider features like local parks and school zones.   Buying a Home that's too Expensive - Buyers who overextend themselves are often forced to sell... [read more]

MARKET WATCH REPORT JULY 2018

Tuesday Jul 17th, 2018

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GTA REALTORS® Release June Stats July 5, 2018 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura, in his first market release as TREB President, is pleased to announce some positive signs with respect to the housing market. Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,082 home sales through TREB's MLS® System in June 2018 – up 2.4 per cent compared to the low June 2017 result. After preliminary seasonal adjustment, sales were also up 17.6 per cent on a monthly basis... [read more]

MISSISSAUGA REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE

Wednesday Jul 04th, 2018

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Mississauga home sales mark quiet month in May. Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Mississauga Real Estate Board totaled 829 units in May 2018. This was down 22.6% from May 2017. On a year-to-date basis, home sales totalled 3,279 units over the first five months of the year. This was down 29.3% from the same period in 2017. “The May sales story was little changed from the first four months of 2018, with activity remaining at subdued levels,... [read more]

NEW LISTING IN MISSISSAUGA - LORNE PARK - SOLD

Thursday Jun 14th, 2018

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NEW LISTING IN BRAMPTON - SNELGROVE POCKET - SOLD

Tuesday May 29th, 2018

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<span style="font-family: " normal;"="" normal;="" 12px;="" sans-serif;="" arial,="" geneva,="" sans",="" "lucida="" unicode",="" sans="" grande",="" lucida="">Stunning And Spacious 3+1 Bedroom &3 Bathroom Detached Bungaloft Located In The Sought After Pocket Of Snelgrove! Renovated Home W/ 9' Ceilings, Cathedral Ceilings In... [read more]

NEW ONTARIO STANDARD LEASE AGREEMENT - 2018

Thursday May 17th, 2018

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Starting April 30, 2018, landlords of most private residential rental units – from individual landlords to property management companies – must use the the standard lease template for all new leases. Landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities remain the same under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA). landlords and renters understand their rights and responsibilities reduce illegal terms in leases and misunderstandings caused by verbal tenancy... [read more]

RENT OR SELL YOUR CONDO IN TODAY'S MARKET

Wednesday Apr 11th, 2018

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Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that average rents for one-bedroom and two-bedroom condominium apartment rents were up very strongly on a year-over-year basis in the fourth quarter of 2017, based on transactions reported by Greater Toronto REALTORS® through TREB’s MLS® System. The average rent for one-bedroom condominium apartments in the TREB market area was up by 10.9 per cent on an annual basis to $1,970 in Q4 2017.  The average two-bedroom... [read more]

HEADON FOREST TOWNHOMES

Wednesday Mar 28th, 2018

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First time homebuyer/downsizing?  We might have the right fit for you!  Let us introduce you to a townhouse complex located in Burlington called "Headon Forest".  These townhomes are close to parks, transportation, amenities and more!  Price points are perfect for the first time homebuyer or empty-nester looking to downsize.  Contact us today for listings in the Headon Forest Complex [read more]

BUYER REPRESENTATION AGREEMENT

Thursday Mar 22nd, 2018

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The Buyer Representation Agreement signifies that for a designated period of time, the buyer has engaged a specific REALTOR® firm to work exclusively on his or her behalf at finding a property. The agreement confirms the REALTOR®’s commitment to make his or her best efforts for the buyer. ASK US TO PUT OUR COMMITMENT IN INK! [read more]

MORTGAGE LOAN INSURANCE

Wednesday Mar 21st, 2018

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Many home buyers will need Mortgage Loan Insurance when purchasing a home and here is why: Typically, lenders require mortgage loan insurance for loans made to anyone that wishes to purchase a home with less than 20% of the purchase price. The Canadian Bank Act prohibits most federally regulated lending institutions from providing mortgages without mortgage loan insurance for amounts that exceed 80% of the value of the home or purchases with less than 20% down payment. [read more]

FINDING THE PERFECT NEIGHBOURHOOD

Tuesday Mar 20th, 2018

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Narrowing down you wants from your needs when searching for a home, is the first step in helping you move in the right direction.  Your job or family may be the deciding factor on the municipality you will move to but we can help you narrow down the pocket to ensure you find the ideal neighbourhood for you and your family. Let us help you move in the right direction.  Contact us today!   [read more]

DEMAND FOR CONDOS REMAIN STRONG

Thursday Mar 15th, 2018

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"Seller's market conditions remained in place for the condominium apartment market segment in the fourth quarter. Based on price point, this housing type remains top of mind for many first-time buyers. In addition, as home prices have grown year-overyear some buyers who initially may have considered the purchase of a low-rise home have chosen to purchase a condo apartment as well," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Director of Market Analysis. Looking to get into the real estate... [read more]

SPRING HOME MAINTENANCE

Tuesday Mar 13th, 2018

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Spring’s right around the corner so it’ll soon be time to identify and correct minor issues so you can avoid unpleasant surprises down the road.  This simple spring checklist will help protect the health of your home:   Roof - Repair missing or cracked shingles Deck/Patio - Check for safety hazards such as loose railings and rotten boards. Foundation - Inspect interior/exterior walls for cracks and signs of moisture. Gutters - Clean... [read more]

FOR PETS SAKE

Friday Mar 09th, 2018

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Make sure your pets don’t become a buyer’s pet peeve. It's important to present a top-notch first impression when selling your home. If you share your home with pets though, you'll need to work extra hard to ensure it looks (and smells) its best! If you own pets, here are a few tips that will help when it comes time to sell your home:   Deep Clean - Steam clean all carpets, rugs and couches and be sure to vacuum your home every day.   Do the Doo Doo -... [read more]

TORONTO REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE

Thursday Mar 08th, 2018

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GTA REALTORS® Release February Stats   Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,175 residential transactions through TREB's MLS® System in February 2018. This result was down 34.9 percent compared to the record 7,955 sales reported in February 2017. The number of new listings entered into TREB's MLS® System totaled 10,520, a 7.3 per cent increase compared to the 9,801 new listings entered in February... [read more]

OLDER HOMES VS. NEWER HOMES

Monday Feb 05th, 2018

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Home buyers face countless decisions when  purchasing a home. One of the first things to figure out is whether you prefer a newer home or an older home.   Advantages of older homes:   Solid as a Rock - The craftsmanship that went into building homes years ago was usually second to none.   Old World Charm - Older homes usually boast unique architectural features such as crown moulding and stained glass windows.   Location - Older homes are often located in well... [read more]

SETTING THE STAGE

Wednesday Dec 13th, 2017

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You only get one chance to make a great first impression! When you put your home on the market, your goal is to sell it quickly and for top dollar. Properly staging your home from day one will create an amazing impression that will generate a huge buzz!  Staging isn't so much an expense as it is an investment. Not only is your home likely to sell for a higher price but it will probably sell much faster which is important because homes that sit on the market can quickly lose... [read more]

TORONTO REAL ESTATE BOARD REPORTS...

Tuesday Nov 14th, 2017

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The housing market in the GTA has been impacted by a number of policy changes at the provincial and federal levels.  Similar to the track followed in the Greater Vancouver Area, it appears that the psychological impact of the Fair Housing Plan, including the tax on foreign buyers, is starting to unwind,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Director of Market Analysis. Proposed government policy changes on consumer intentions to buy and sell homes in the GTA, including the impacts of... [read more]

CREATE GOOD FENG SHUI FOR YOUR HOME

Thursday Nov 09th, 2017

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Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice that helps achieve a harmonious living environment in order to promote happiness and prosperity.  Feng shui emphasizes that our physical surroundings have an impact on our emotional well-being so it’s important to be aware of how we arrange our space.  Buyers often feel certain vibes when they enter a home so a "harmonious feel" could be the difference between a quick sale and one that drags on. [read more]

ROYAL AGRICULTURAL WINTER FAIR

Monday Nov 06th, 2017

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The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is returning to Exhibition Place on Friday, November 3rd and continues until Sunday, November 12th. Since its inception way back in the fall of 1922, the "Royal" has become the largest indoor agricultural and international equestrian competition in the world drawing more than 340,000 visitors each year. The fair is the largest of its kind and is now a strong Canadian tradition!  Animals are definitely the stars of the show including... [read more]

Pumpkin Carving Tip

Monday Oct 30th, 2017

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A little tip when carving your pumpkin this year is to use a dry erase marker instead of permanent that way you can correct any mistakes before carving. [read more]

NEW LISTING 31 NATIVE LANDING BRAMPTON

Thursday Oct 26th, 2017

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Recently Renovated 3 Bdrm. Semi-Detached Home Located In Desirable Neighbourhood Of Fletcher's Creek Village In Brampton! Modern Kit.W/S.S Appl.& Quartz Counter Top, New Hdwd Flrs, Granite Counters In 2nd Flr Bathrms & Freshly Painted T/O! This Home Boasts 3 Large Bedrms With Ample Lighting & A Finished Bsmt W/3Pc Bath For Extra Living Space To This Already 1931 Sqft Home! Easy Access To Hwy's, Close To Schools All Amenities! Do Not Miss This Opportunity! Contact us today... [read more]

RENTAL PROPERTIES

Monday Oct 16th, 2017

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Purchasing a rental property that you yourself can also live in is a great way to get your foot in the door, so to speak.  It's much easier to afford a property if you have someone paying rent and the best part is you don't even have to put up with a roommate! There are however a few points you’ll want to take into consideration as being a landlord can sometimes be challenging and if you don’t treat it like a business, it won’t be a success. As with any... [read more]

SMART HOME PRODUCTS ON THE RISE

Tuesday Oct 10th, 2017

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As our lives continue to revolve more around our devices so do our homes.  Although we don't have houses that can talk or stoves that do all of the cooking for us, we are making our way towards "smart home living".  There are so many new and exciting products/furniture from the "Smart Lock" and the HD Video Doorbell, Ikea's docking nightstand, just to name a few. These new rising trends are what millennials are looking for in a home.  Some of... [read more]

THINKING OF PURCHASING A CONDO?

Tuesday Oct 03rd, 2017

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Condos appeal to everyone from young urbanites who want to be in the heart of the action to seniors who just want to relax and enjoy their golden years playing tennis and relaxing by the pool. Families are also starting to gravitate towards condos as they’re an affordable way to escape the suburbs and move to a vibrant downtown atmosphere where various amenities are only steps away. Aside from being affordable, condos are low maintenance as you don't have to spend your weekends... [read more]

PROVINCE'S RENT INCREASE FOR 2017

Monday Oct 02nd, 2017

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We recently had a question from a client regarding the allowable amount for rent increase in Ontario so we have decided to provide some information in today's blog to help.  The province’s rent increase guideline for 2017 is 1.5 %. The new rent increase guideline applies to a rent increase that begins any time between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.  It establishes the maximum amount that a landlord can increase a tenant’s rent without making an... [read more]

New Listing

Tuesday Sep 26th, 2017

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New Waterfront Listing Coming Today In Burlington. Upgrades Thru-Out And Steps To The Waters Edge.   Call Today For Further Details. [read more]

MIX THINGS UP ON THE GRILL WITH A HEALTHY, TANTALIZING DESSERT!

Monday Sep 25th, 2017

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  The heat of the grill turns fruit into juicy, sweet goodness that’s a great finale to any meal.  Here’s what you’ll need to make this simple yet healthy, delicious dessert:   skewers 1/4 cup honey 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon melted chocolate an assortment of fruit (pineapple, peaches, mangos, etc) Lightly oil the grill and preheat the BBQ to medium.  Cut up the fruit and thread onto... [read more]

Coming Into Town? Need A Place?

Friday Sep 22nd, 2017

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Are you coming into town and need a place to stay? Do you have family coming but have room for them?  We have furnished Condos and Houses available for Nightly, Weekly, and Monthly stays! Why stay in a hotel when you can stay in an entire home.   Call us today for rates and availability [read more]

KEEP HOUSEPLANTS LEAN AND GREEN

Wednesday Sep 20th, 2017

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Houseplants are visually appealing and also improve our home's air quality by adding oxygen and removing harmful pollutants.  Accidental drowning is a leading cause of death for houseplants.  Water them thoroughly but make sure there are drainage holes so excess water can escape as you don’t want your plants to be sitting in water. Improper lighting is another reason why promising young plants become statistics.  It's important to match the lighting needs of... [read more]

LIVE LARGE IN SMALL SPACES

Monday Sep 18th, 2017

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If you live in a small space, it’s important that you don’t feel boxed in.  The following tips will help transform your cramped quarters into something more expansive:   Shady Solutions - Painting walls a soft shade and the ceiling bright white will give the illusion of added height.   Is That a Door In Your Pocket? - Installing pocket doors is an easy and inexpensive way to create lots of extra useable space.   Lighten Up - Keep window areas clear... [read more]

Just Listed

Wednesday Sep 13th, 2017

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We Just Listed A 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Townhome In Milton! For More Information Please Contact Us Today. [read more]

REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE

Thursday Sep 07th, 2017

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The relationship between sales and listings in the marketplace today suggests a balanced market.  If current conditions are sustained over the coming months, we would expect to see year-over-year price growth normalize slightly above the rate of inflation.  However, if some buyers move from the sidelines back into the marketplace, as TREB consumer research suggests may happen, an acceleration in price growth could result if listings remain at current levels,” said Jason Mercer,... [read more]

CHECK OUT BUSKERFEST THIS LABOUR DAY LONG WEEKEND!

Friday Sep 01st, 2017

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Toronto’s wildly successful street performer festival is back! This world class festival showcases hundreds of the best street performers from around the globe. Get ready for 4 days and nights of fun between Friday, September 1st and Monday, September 4th at Woodbine Park down by the beach. Performers from around the world will amaze people of all ages.  The non-stop, action packed entertainment includes comedians, contortionists, musicians, magicians, fire jugglers and much... [read more]

BACK TO SCHOOL

Wednesday Aug 30th, 2017

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Getting back into the school routine can sometimes be a little hectic.  Here are a few tips that will help make it a little bit less stressful on everyone:   Shop Early - The first few weeks of school are very busy and unpredictable so be sure to purchase your back to school items as early as possible.   Sleep Easy - Ease back into the school routine by gradually adjusting bedtimes (and wake up times) a week or so before to help everyone get back into the... [read more]

Ribfest This Weekend

Tuesday Aug 29th, 2017

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This Weekend Burlingtons Annual Ribfest Kicks Off And I Have To Say I Am Pretty Excited To Try Some Delicous BBQ. Take The Family And Enjoy Some Great Food And Make Some Memories. [read more]

TORONTO REAL ESTATE BOARD REPORTS...

Wednesday Jun 21st, 2017

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Jason Mercer, TREB's director of market analysis, has recently reported that the actual, or normalized, effect of the Ontario Fair Housing Plan remains to be seen. In the past, some housing policy changes have initially led to an overreaction on the part of homeowners and buyers, which later balanced out.  On the listings front, the increase in active listings suggests that homeowners, after a protracted delay, are starting to react to the strong price growth we've experienced over... [read more]

BACHELOR CONDO FOR SALE IN TORONTO - THE MALIBU CONDOS

Tuesday Jun 20th, 2017

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Fantastic Large Bachelor Suite In The Malibu Condo's! Modern Upgraded Unit With A Balcony, Owned Parking Space & Locker! Laminate Flooring, Modern Kitchen With An Open Concept! Amazing Amenities Incl. Roof Top Terrace With BBBQ, Indoor Pool, Fitness Centre, Party Room, Etc. TTC At Your Front Door Step!  Contact us today for your private viewing! [read more]

CREATE A PEACEFUL PARADISE TO YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE

Thursday Jun 15th, 2017

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Imagine relaxing after a stressful day at work and unwinding on a backyard lounger while listening to the sound of flowing water. Your backyard’s the perfect place to take a break from the hectic pace of everyday life, and the addition of a water feature will help transform your garden into an oasis of tranquility, give it a beautiful focal point and may well increase the value of your home. [read more]

Burlington's Sound Of Music

Monday Jun 12th, 2017

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Burlington's Sound Of Music Kicked Off This Weekend And Will Be Continuing Until Fathers Day! The Festival Features Music For 9 Days Straight And Has Over 200,000 People Visit It Every Year. Take he Family Down And Enjoy A Day Filled With Great Music And Other Activities For The Kids. [read more]

ACTIVE LISTINGS INCREASE IN MAY 2017

Wednesday Jun 07th, 2017

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Reported from the Toronto Real Estate Board, "home buyers definitely benefited from a better supplied market in May, both in comparison to the same time last year and to the first four months of 2017. However, even with the robust increase in active listings, inventory levels remain low. At the end of May, we had less than two months of inventory. This is why we continued to see very strong annual rates of price growth, albeit lower than the peak growth rates earlier this year".... [read more]

NEW LISTING IN OAKVILLE- 2441 Greenwich Dr. #67

Tuesday Jun 06th, 2017

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This Gorgeous Upgraded 2 Bdrm.2 Bath.Main Floor Unit Is Located In The Private Complex "Milestone On The Park" In Oakville! This Unit Is Loaded W/Upgrades Which Includes Hardwood Floors, Stainless Steel Appliances & Granite Breakfast Bar/Counter Top; Boasting Large Windows For Ample Lighting And A Walkout Private Balcony.Don't Miss This Opportunity! Just Move In And Enjoy! Close To Schools, Parks, Transit, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital &... [read more]

Mexican Black Bean Burger

Friday May 26th, 2017

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Looking For A New Burger To Try? This Jamie Oliver Burger Is So Good! And Perfect For A Summer BBQ.   Ingredients 2 x 400 g tins of black beans 1 red onion 1 fresh red chilli ½ a bunch of fresh coriander 1 lime , plus extra to serve 2 handfuls of rolled oats 2 tablespoon salted peanuts ½ teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin olive oil plain flour , for dusting 1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika 6 bread rolls , or 12 slices... [read more]

NEW LISTING IN BRAMPTON - 9 Greenwood Cres.

Thursday May 25th, 2017

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This Newly Renovated Semi-Detached 3 Level Home Is A True Show Stopper Located In A Mature Sought After Pocket In Brampton. This Home Boasts Many Upgrades Including New Floors Throughout, Updated Galley Kitchen On The Main Floor, Main Floor Laundry, New Upper Bath, Newly Finished Basement With Own Kitchen And Separate Entrance. Close To All Amenities, Transit, Schools, Parks And Much More.  Contact us today for a private viewing! [read more]

SPRING NEW LIFE INTO YOUR HOME

Monday May 01st, 2017

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It’s finally that time of year to refresh and reorganize your home! Spring has sprung which means fresh scents, chirping birds and new life in the garden!  It's time to bring that spring fresh feeling into your home so open the windows, let the fresh air in and:   create a spring cleaning checklist focus on only one room at a time throw out all expired items vacuum and rotate your mattresses clean under the beds With a clean, fresh home under your... [read more]

ONTARIO'S FAIR HOUSING PLAN

Wednesday Apr 26th, 2017

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Ontario government announced 16 measures as part of Ontario's Fair Housing Plan to address some of the challenges facing Ontario families as they look to purchase a home.  Contact us directly for the full list of changes. Below is another one of the changes.   Rent Control Expanding rent control to all private rental units in Ontario, including those built after 1991. This will ensure increases in rental costs can only rise at the rate posted in the annual... [read more]

ONTARIO'S FAIR HOUSING PLAN

Friday Apr 21st, 2017

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Ontario government announced 16 measures as part of Ontario's Fair Housing Plan to address some of the challenges facing Ontario families as they look to purchase a home.  Contact us directly for the full list of changes.  Below is one of the changes. Housing Supply The government is taking positive steps to bring more housing supply into the market. Specifically, the province will sell off excess lands for development, strike a Housing Group to examine barriers like... [read more]

Vacancy Tax

Thursday Apr 20th, 2017

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With Ontario Introducing new rules to try and help cool the real estate market, One of them is... Vacancy tax   What Ontario is doing: Introducing legislation to let Toronto “and potentially other municipalities” introduce vacancy taxes The backstory: Last year, Vancouver – where 6.5 per cent of the housing stock is vacant, according to a recent study, the city’s highest proportion in 35 years... [read more]

THE FOUNDATION IS THE HOME'S MOST IMPORTANT STRUCTURAL COMPONENT

Wednesday Apr 19th, 2017

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A serious foundation problem can quickly turn into an expensive nightmare.  Buyers realize this and won't purchase a home until it's been properly repaired or worse, they’ll simply walk away. If you notice cracks, bowing or anything else that looks suspicious, you should have the foundation inspected by a qualified professional to determine just how serious the problem is. Indications of possible foundation problems include uneven floors, windows/doors that are hard to... [read more]

SIMPLE APPETIZERS FOR YOUR GUESTS

Thursday Mar 30th, 2017

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It's not always easy to impress holiday guests but the delicate, mellow taste of roasted garlic paired with creamy Brie is sure to be a huge hit.  Here’s what you’ll need:   2 whole garlic bulbs 2 tsps olive oil 1 round of Brie cheese red pepper jelly crackers Slice the tops off the garlic bulbs and drizzle them with olive oil.  Then wrap the bulbs in foil, place on a baking sheet and bake at 375°F for 45 minutes. While the garlic is... [read more]

5 Things you Should Love About Your Home Before Buying

Tuesday Mar 28th, 2017

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1. Square footage Too small and you may quickly outgrow your new space. Too big can mean unnecessary energy bills and money spent furnishing space you never use. Aim for "just right." 2. Drive time Be sure your daily commute won't leave you sitting in traffic, rethinking your relationship with your house. Consider driving to work from your potential home a couple times during rush hour to make sure you know what you're getting into. 3. Walkability Being able to... [read more]

NO ONE WANTS TO THINK ABOUT A HOUSE FIRE BUT IT'S IMPORTANT TO BE PREPARED

Friday Mar 24th, 2017

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Hopefully your family already has a fire escape plan but an often-overlooked element are fire escape ladders. This compact yet fully functional ladder will protect you and your family by providing a safe, reliable means of escape.  It’s important to measure the windowsills and purchase one for each upstairs room. Once you’ve made the purchase, make sure every family member knows where they’re stored and how to use them.  It’s a good idea to have a... [read more]

SALES UP IN FEBRUARY WHILE LISTINGS WERE DOWN

Wednesday Mar 22nd, 2017

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Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,014 residential sales through TREB's MLS® System in February 2017. Despite the fact that February 2016 had one more day due to the leap year day, this result was up on a year-over-year basis by 5.7 per cent compared to 7,583 sales reported last year. "The February statistics tell me that many Greater Toronto Area households continue to view home ownership as a great... [read more]

LISTING SUPPLY CRUNCH WE ARE EXPERIENCING IN THE HOUSING MARKET

Wednesday Mar 15th, 2017

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With such an aggressive market, have you become tired of scouring the paper and MLS sites looking for homes?  Tired of playing telephone tag with agents only to hear the home's already sold?  Sit back, relax and let us do the work for you!  Just visit our website and check off the features you're looking for.  Whenever a home matching your criteria hits the market, we will automatically flag and email to you so you'll never have to worry about missing your dream... [read more]

Winter Storm For GTA

Monday Mar 13th, 2017

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A winter storm is on its way for the GTA! Some parts in the golden horseshoe can expect up to 35cm by Tuesday according to the weather network.  Careful on the roads and take your time. [read more]

HOT HOME TRENDS FOR 2O17

Saturday Mar 11th, 2017

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It’s fun to follow the latest home and garden trends, especially if you're hoping to make your home more attractive to buyers.  Here are a few of the latest trends to look out for:   Shedquarters - A “shedquarter” is a private, backyard spot that can be used as an office, artist workspace or party area.   Docking Stations - Small, pull down desks can be added almost anywhere as wireless technology enables us to shift away from traditional home... [read more]

LEMON IMPACT AROUND YOUR HOME

Friday Mar 03rd, 2017

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Load up on lemons if you're searching for a powerful, environmentally friendly cleaner that can tackle virtually any household chore!   Lemons are an excellent alternative to toxic cleansers plus they'll fill your home with a refreshing citrus scent!  A great tip for squeezing as much juice as possible from your lemons is to microwave them for 30 seconds, wait a minute, then cut and squeeze. [read more]

Fireplace Safety Tips

Tuesday Feb 28th, 2017

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1. Go with a pro The National Fire Protection Association suggests you hire a certified chimney cleaner to inspect your fireplace and chimney at least once a year. They probably won’t sing catchy songs in a Cockney accent like in “Mary Poppins,” but they will remove dangerous clogs and buildup. 2. Put a lid on it Ever chase a squirrel around your house with a broom? Exciting, but not fun. Prevent critters, birds and debris from coming down your chimney by installing a... [read more]

Get inspired at North America’s largest home and garden event!

Sunday Feb 26th, 2017

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The annual National Home Show and Canada Blooms must mean that spring is right around the corner! North America’s largest home and garden event is coming to downtown Toronto this March 10th - 19th at The Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place. The National Home Show is a great place to visit if you’re looking for home improvement ideas.  Canada Blooms on the other hand offers inspiring and engaging fantasy feature gardens with some of the world’s top designers competing... [read more]

TRUSTED REALTOR

Tuesday Jan 31st, 2017

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A relatively strong regional economy, low unemployment and very low borrowing costs kept the demand for ownership housing strong in the GTA.     Thinking about buying or selling in today's market, contact us to have trusted pro's guiding you every step of the way! [read more]

Bell Let's Talk

Wednesday Jan 25th, 2017

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Today is Bell Let's Talk to raise awareness about mental health. I hope everyone can participate and help to raise awareness about mental health. Today, Bell will contribute 5¢ more towards mental health initiatives for every text, call, tweet, Instagram post, Facebook video view and use of Snapchat geofilter. [read more]

MILLENNIALS ARE MAJOR PLAYERS IN HOME BUYING ARENA

Thursday Jan 19th, 2017

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Millennials are now major players in the home buying arena, according to the recent Home Buyer and Generational Trends report released by the National Association of Realtors: 1. Millennials accounted for 35% of buyers in 2015. This is up from 32% in 2014, and is the third year in a row Millennials have composed the largest group of recent buyers. 2. In 2015, the number of Millennials purchasing in an urban or central city area decreased to 17% from 21% in 2014. Suburbia-phobe? Perhaps... [read more]

Avoid Homebuyer's Remorse

Monday Jan 16th, 2017

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We can help you avoid homebuyer's remorse. When you began house hunting, you likely drafted a "wants/needs" list, prioritizing the "must-have" features and noting the "would like to have" features. Don't let "want" features distract you from your main objectives. We can help you stick to your list.   Contact us today for more tips   [read more]

THINKING ABOUT RENOVATING YOUR HOME?

Friday Jan 13th, 2017

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If you're thinking about renovating your home, you’ll want to try and consider every little detail in advance.  Careful planning will not only allow you to hold onto your sanity during the upheaval but will also ensure you get the best bang for your buck! Call us and we can help you plan renovations that will add value to your home before you decide to list in the real estate market! [read more]

Everyone Needs A Place to Call Home

Thursday Jan 12th, 2017

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Homeless shelters are always in need of help during the winter. If you’ve ever wondered how you can help the homeless this winter, the City of Toronto has put together a detailed list of community agencies along with their specific needs.  The website also lists the various volunteer opportunities that are available should you wish to roll up your sleeves and help out at a shelter in person.  Whatever route you decide on, it's important to remember that every little... [read more]

Looking For A Great Place To Eat?

Thursday Jan 05th, 2017

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Last night i once again took the family to our favorite restaurant Trattoria Timone! I have never had a bad experience and the food is so Delicious... I recommend everyone goes and especially try the Lobster Ravioli! [read more]

Soup To Warm You Up This Winter

Wednesday Jan 04th, 2017

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Looking to warm up on a cold Winter day? Try this delicious Carrot And Coriander Soup and you wont be disappointed!  Ingredients 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 onion       , chopped 1 tsp ground coriander 1 potato       , chopped 450g carrots       , peeled and chopped 1.2l vegetable or... [read more]

DO YOU NEED A NEW ROOF?

Tuesday Jan 03rd, 2017

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Looking at your roof and wondering when you will need to replace it is definitely a concern for every homeowner so here is 7 warning signs to look out for. 1. Roof age How old is your existing asphalt shingle roof? Most experts agree that a typical roof will last between 20 and 25 years. It also depends on whether the old roof was removed and you only have one layer of shingles, and if it is properly ventilated. If the roof was installed over another layer or several layers and it is... [read more]

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Saturday Dec 31st, 2016

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  Wishing All Of Our Family, Friends and Clients Happiness, Health and Prosperity in 2017!       [read more]

New Years Resolutions

Friday Dec 30th, 2016

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Do you have your new years resolutions picked out? I know this year i have chosen 3 things to work on and hopefully stick with and accomplish!  Whether your goal is large or small, Keep with it and give it your all!   Happy New Year To All [read more]

New Years Eve Dish

Wednesday Dec 28th, 2016

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Looking for a delicious dish for new years eve? Give this Gorgonzola Spinach Artichoke Dip a go and you wont be disappointed! Ingredients 2 (10-ounce) boxes chopped frozen spinach 1 box frozen artichoke hearts 3 tablespoons butter 4 cloves garlic, chopped 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup chicken stock 1 cup milk Salt and freshly ground black pepper Pinch ground nutmeg, or to taste 1 cup Gorgonzola crumbles 1 1/2 cups shredded (a little larger than grated, available in tubs)... [read more]

Holiday Break Ideas

Tuesday Dec 27th, 2016

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Looking for places to take the kids this holiday season? Our friends at Toronto4kids have 25 great ideas that will be fun for the whole family! I will definitely be trying to do a couple of these before the end of the holidays. [read more]

GOLD GLITTER CAKE POPS

Tuesday Dec 27th, 2016

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​Hosting a holiday party?  These Gold Glitter Cake Pops will “take the cake” at any holiday event. I think they’re especially perfect for ringing in the New Year in style! One 18.25-ounce Lemon flavor box cake mix 3/4 container 16-ounce ready-made lemon frosting 1 tablespoon lemon juice 48 ounces white chocolate wafers or candy coating 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 24 cake pop/lollipop sticks (I used decorative paper straws that I cut in half) 1... [read more]

Make Your Own Christmas Wreath

Wednesday Dec 21st, 2016

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Are you looking for a fresh new look for your christmas wreath this year?  On pinterest i have pulled one my favourite designs that i will try and complete myself this holiday season.   Here are the steps: Enchanted Wreath: Nest a 14" embroidery hoop inside an 18" one and attach with strong tape at the clasps. Cover the tape with a loop of wide ribbon (you'll use it for hanging later). Secure faux greenery, white berries and glittery ornaments along the... [read more]

ATTENTION MILLENNIALS! WE ARE NEW HOME BUYER SPECIALISTS

Monday Dec 19th, 2016

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As the oldest millennials enter their 30s, more and more are entering the housing market. In fact, according to a 2015 report, peak levels of millennials will be making housing decisions in the next five years, including the decision to buy. Although some of their ‘must haves’ are the same as those of generations past—such as ample storage and updated bathrooms—they also have a few new items on their list.  1.  Open Kitchen 2.  Office... [read more]

NEW TO CANADA - WE CAN HELP

Sunday Dec 18th, 2016

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You've made Canada your new home and now you're looking for a place to call home....we have been helping new Canadians like you - access a wide choice of quality, affordable homes.  Contact us today to help you move in the right direction! [read more]

Toronto Christmas Market

Friday Dec 16th, 2016

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Anyone checking out the Christmas market in the distillery district before the holidays? I highly recommend everyone to check it out! its fun for the whole family. [read more]

Should You Buy Winter Tires

Wednesday Dec 14th, 2016

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With the cold weather and snow here we ask ourself do we need winter tires? I can tell you that i definitely use them! Here is some reasons you might want to consider getting them as well.   Compromise-Free Winter tires have both a flexible rubber compound and unique tread design that's made exclusively for use on snow, slush and ice and in cold temperatures. With no compromises made for other seasons, drivers will benefit from significantly increased traction during... [read more]

TIGHT MARKET CONDITIONS FOR TORONTO IN NOVEMBER

Monday Dec 12th, 2016

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Tight market conditions for Toronto in November. Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,547 home sales through TREB's MLS® System in November 2016.  This result represented a 16.5 per cent increase compared to November 2015. For the TREB market area as a whole, sales were up on a year-over-year basis for all major home types.  The strongest annual rates of sales growth were experienced for the... [read more]

SHOWINGS DURING THE COLD SEASON

Tuesday Dec 06th, 2016

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Stepping out of the biting cold and into a warm and cozy home is one of the few pleasures of wintertime. Enhance the corporeal experience of your potential buyers by making sure the thermostat is turned up a couple of extra degrees. If there is a fireplace, always have it lit, either when showing the house or when taking staged photos. [read more]

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE AND UNDERSTANDING YOUR INVESTMENT GOALS

Monday Dec 05th, 2016

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With any type of investing, establishing your investment objectives is a critical first step. It’s important to establish your capacity to take on risk and determine what you hope to achieve with your investment. As an investor, are you looking for slow long-term growth or are you willing to take greater risks in the hopes of seeing higher short-term returns? In the context of commercial real estate investment, as a potential purchaser of a property is it more important to you that... [read more]

HO HO HO! SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

Friday Dec 02nd, 2016

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Santa Claus is coming to town. Burlington's 51st annual Santa Claus Parade will feature bands, colourful floats, mascots, and jolly old Saint Nick himself. December 4th 2pm.  Hope to see you all there! [read more]

Just Listed In Oakville

Wednesday Nov 30th, 2016

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We Have Just Listed An Executive Detached In Highly Sought After River Oaks! Location On A Quiet Family Friendly Crescent. This Home Offers Designer Finishes & Includes Formal Living/Dining Room With Hardwood Floors, Sun-Drenched Kitchen/Granite. Spacious Bedrooms, 3 Ensuite Privileges & Completely Finished Lower Level W/5th Bedroom & 3Pc Bathroom Plus Huge Rec Room For Growing Family!    This Property Won't Be On The Market For Long!   Contact us... [read more]

Cyber Monday

Monday Nov 28th, 2016

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Anyone taking advantage of the online sales today? I will be trying to finish off my christmas shopping early and possibly save a little bit of money while doing it. [read more]

A KITCHEN UPGRADE IS WORTH THE INVESTMENT

Saturday Nov 26th, 2016

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Like bathrooms, a modern kitchen is also high on many homebuyers’ wish lists. Although a big-ticket item, the 75-100% return on a newly renovated kitchen is often worth the investment for those trying to fetch the highest possible price for their home. However, even if a full remodel is not in the budget, there are several ways to give your kitchen a quick facelift. For example, resurfacing the cabinet doors and replacing the hardware is a relatively easy project that can greatly improve... [read more]

CANADA'S NEW HOUSING RULES

Friday Nov 25th, 2016

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Are you a first-time homebuyer concerned about the housing rule changes?  The Liberal government has announced sweeping changes aimed at ensuring Canadians are not taking on bigger mortgages than they can afford in an era of historically low interest rates.  The changes will also address concerns related to foreign buyers who buy and flip Canadian homes.  Contact us to help you understand what the changes are, and how they can affect you.  [read more]

Black Friday Madness

Wednesday Nov 23rd, 2016

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Anyone planning on heading into the madness that is Black Friday? I know i will be staying away from the stores during this crazy time but to everyone brave enough to face the crowds, I wish you all best of luck! [read more]

Warm Up With A Nice Cup Of Hot Chocolate

Monday Nov 21st, 2016

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Try this delicious hot chocolate and warm up from this cold weather What you will need: 3 cups cold milk 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Kosher salt Directions: For the base: Whisk together the milk, sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, vanilla and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture boils, about 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium, and... [read more]

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR ALREADY

Friday Nov 18th, 2016

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Hard to believe but it's that time of year already....Santa makes his stop in Oakville at the Oakville Santa Claus Parade on Saturday November 19th, 2016. Hope to see you all there! [read more]

HOLIDAY TREATS

Thursday Nov 17th, 2016

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Chewy and crumbly, this favorite has an added bonus—the recipe is flourless, making it a great gluten-free sweet treat. Makes36 cookies Hands-On Time30 min Total Time1 hr 15 min Nutritional Information Per Serving Calories 133 calories Calories 66 calories from fat Fat 7 g Sat Fat 1 g Cholesterol 12 mg Sodium 168 mg Protein 4 g Carbohydrate 14 g Sugar 13 g Fiber 1... [read more]

Open House This Sunday

Wednesday Nov 16th, 2016

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This Sunday we will be doing an open house at 3921 Burdette Terrace in Mississauga from 2-4pm. Come by for some snacks and to take a look at this upgraded property. [read more]

ITS HO HO HO TIME IN OAKVILLE THIS COMING WEEKEND

Monday Nov 14th, 2016

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Rain or shine, this Saturday is the Santa Claus Parade in Oakville!  With this years theme "A Magical Musical Christmas", it will be fun for the whole family!   Below are some tips for the whole family to remember:  Dress warm and cozy. Bring some rain gear, just in case. Don’t forget your mittens! Bring some snacks that the family can share And remember to respect one another and be kind! For more information click on the picture... [read more]

Its Almost Backyard Ice Rink Time

Monday Nov 14th, 2016

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Have you always wanted a backyard skating rink? Now is the time to have it set up just before the cold weather starts! Follow these simple instructions to build the rink of your dreams:   Using 2×4s for the perimeter,first lay them all out to create the outline. Using 1″×2″×18″ stakes for stability, and 1×4s on all of the seams for added strength, insert the screws from the inside, screwing them in flush so that... [read more]

IS CO-OWNERSHIP FOR YOU?

Sunday Nov 13th, 2016

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With prices on the rise, entering into a co-ownership contract with a friend to share the down payment and monthly expenses can make buying a home so much easier.  Like everything in life though there are pros and cons and this is a partnership you don’t want to enter into lightly!  Building up your financial security through co-ownership can work well for both parties if you have an open line of detailed communication before, during and after you’ve bought a house... [read more]

REMEMBRANCE DAY

Friday Nov 11th, 2016

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On this day, may you take the time to remember all of the Canadian soldiers who sacrificed and lost their lives in armed conflicts to fight for our freedom.   [read more]

How To Use Leaves To Your Advantage This Fall

Monday Nov 07th, 2016

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Tired of picking up endless amounts of leaves and purchasing yard waste bags? Well today we are going to tell you how to put those leaves to good use and save you a couple of bucks!  You can incorporate whole or chopped leaves into any cleared-out vegetable bed. They will mostly decompose over the winter, then in spring you can mix in whatever is left. If you don’t want to see leftover leaves in your beds, shred them first.  Don’t have a shredder? A garbage can... [read more]

DAY LIGHT SAVINGS TIME

Sunday Nov 06th, 2016

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Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Nov. 6, which means it’s time to “fall back”–turn the clocks back one hour. 5 interesting things you may or may not know, about daylight saving time. Although this event is often referred to as “daylight savings time,” (the plural form of “saving”) the correct name for daylight saving time. 1784 - The idea of daylight saving is first conceived by Benjamin Franklin. Ancient civilizations including... [read more]

STICK TO YOUR BUDGET

Friday Nov 04th, 2016

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Buying a home comes with a lot of excitement and becoming emotionally attached can be easy. When looking at potential options, it does not take long to start imagining your new life there. However, it’s important not to get overly excited about a property, especially when inventory is low. Firmly establish a budget and stick to it. In markets where demand is high and inventory low, it can be tempting to increase your budget, especially if you have put in several offers without being... [read more]

NEGOTIATIONS

Friday Nov 04th, 2016

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Thinking about Selling?  Negotiating the sale of your home can be a tricky and stressful time for all parties involved. As RE/MAX agents we have the experience in the art of negotiating and can help you get through the process smoothly, and with an offer you are confident accepting.  Contact us today to help you move in the right direction! [read more]

Use That Leftover Pumpkin

Wednesday Nov 02nd, 2016

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Came Across This Great Link From Our Friends At Kitchen Adventures That I Think Everyone Will Love... http://www.52kitchenadventures.com/2012/10/31/50-ways-to-use-up-leftover-pumpkin/   Use Up That Left Over Pumpkin To Create Something Delicious. [read more]

Don't Forget To Clean Your Gutters

Tuesday Nov 01st, 2016

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With winter on its way dont forget to clean out your gutters and get rid of those leaves! Not cleaning out the gutters can lead to water pooling on the roof, resulting in leaks.    And Of Course Remember ladder safety! [read more]

Happy Halloween

Monday Oct 31st, 2016

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Have a safe and happy halloween! Remember to pay attention to the road safety rules when trick or treating and enjoy yourself. [read more]

HAPPY DIWALI

Sunday Oct 30th, 2016

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Wishing our friends and clients a Happy Diwali - choose light over darkness - good over evil - hope over despair. [read more]

FOUR MAJOR CHANGES TO CANADA'S HOUSING RULES

Saturday Oct 29th, 2016

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The Liberal government has announced sweeping changes aimed at ensuring Canadians are not taking on bigger mortgages than they can afford in an era of historically low interest rates.  The changes will also address concerns related to foreign buyers who buy and flip Canadian homes. Are you concerned about the housing rule changes?  Contact us for more information that might help you understand what the changes are, and how they can affect you.  [read more]

PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR WINTER

Friday Oct 28th, 2016

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As we approach the month of November, the colder weather is surely on its way.  These tips below will help you stay warm and cozy, while saving energy and money in your home Gutters and Drainage Systems:  All the leaves and grime have built up in your gutters and if left full of debris, clogged gutters and drains can form ice dams that prevent your drainage systems from working properly. This can lead to water seeping into your home. Keep Cold Air Out:  Caulking to seal... [read more]

Treats In The Streets This Saturday!

Wednesday Oct 26th, 2016

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Don't miss this saturdays FREE trick-or-treating event! Families are welcomed by businesses in downtown Burlington to trick-or-treat in costume throughout the downtown, collecting goodies at participating downtown businesses. [read more]

Beautiful Kitchen Ideas From HGTV

Wednesday Oct 26th, 2016

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While looking through the internet for new kitchen ideas, I came across this post and wanted to share it with everyone! http://photos.hgtv.com/rooms/kitchen   I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did! [read more]

How To Prep A Room For Painting

Monday Oct 24th, 2016

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Prep: - Paint doesn't stick very well to dirty walls, so clean them with soap and water (or TSP) and rinse with water once done. Let dry overnight. - Clean ceilings before painting. There will be cobwebs and dust that you just don’t see. Use an old paintbrush or china bristle brush to dust baseboards, trim and crown molding before taping them off (use painter's tape with paper attached to protect the baseboards). Overlap the tape seams by at least an inch... [read more]

HOME OWNERSHIP

Sunday Oct 23rd, 2016

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With all of the changes that will be taking place, as a potential buyer, you want the facts, and we want to give them to you.  Before planning room colours, or picking out the perfect couch, it’s important to hit the books and do some research on home ownership.  When doing your research, it’s easy to find yourself sitting in front of a blank computer screen wondering where to begin. That’s normal! The best place to start is to research housing costs in the area... [read more]

DOWNSIZING

Saturday Oct 22nd, 2016

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There are many life situations that may lead you to consider selling your current home and moving into a smaller one.  Maybe your children have left for university, cashing in on a retirement plan, or the pressure of property upkeep. Whichever reasons you are facing, make sure you have done your homework before making any decisions.  Contact us to help you move in the right direction. [read more]

RENTING OUT YOUR INVESTMENT PROPERTY

Friday Oct 21st, 2016

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Looking for an Investment property?  It is one thing to purchase an investment property, but it is crucial to know how to run your investment property effectively.  Being an informed Landlord regarding the legislation and rules for your Province, will help you avoid unnecessary headaches and problems when challenging issues arise. Visit our Landlord page for more information and contact us to help you run your investment property effectively.   [read more]

LUXURY REAL ESTATE

Thursday Oct 20th, 2016

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Have you been looking to discover a new level of excellence in real estate?  As Luxury home RE/MAX Realtors, we offer distinctive signage, promotional materials setting high-end homes apart, and advertising programs with global publications, attracting buyers and investors from all over the world.  Contact us today for piece of mind when selling your luxury real estate! [read more]

DON'T FORGET THE CURB APPEAL FOR YOUR HOME DURING FALL WEATHER

Tuesday Oct 18th, 2016

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Now that we have approached fall weather, it does not mean the extra attention the exterior of your home has been receiving has to come to an end.  Keeping your fall curb appeal is important when selling in this market.  You should keep walkways and gutters free of leaves and debris, and ensure your lawn is always mowed. With unexpected weather the fall months can bring, keeping your trees neatly trimmed will ensure fallen branches don’t make your yard appear messy... [read more]

SALES GROWTH CONTINUES FOR SEPTEMBER

Thursday Oct 13th, 2016

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October 5, 2016 --Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 9,902 sales through TREB's MLS® System in September 2016. This result was up by 21.5 per cent compared to September 2015. For the region as a whole, strong annual rates of sales growth were experienced for all major home types. The pace of detached sales growth was slower in the City of Toronto and the number of semi-detached sales was down compared to last... [read more]

FOR SALE BY OWNER

Wednesday Oct 12th, 2016

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Thinking about selling your home on your own?  You might want to speak to a Realtor before you decide to do this.  There are many things to know when selling real estate and that last thing you want is a legal battle with a buyer.    From setting the price right, showing your home off to the world, and protecting your interests, Cameron and I will get you moving in the right direction.  We will guide you from start to finish, helping you... [read more]

PAINTING YOUR HOME

Tuesday Oct 11th, 2016

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Painting a room in your home can drastically change the feeling of the space.  Be careful what colour scheme you decide on and remember these tips: Less is more - The less colour you use the more focus will be on your decor and furniture pieces.  Try to keep it clean and simple Be aware of natural light - The less light that comes in the brighter you will want to paint to make the space feel larger.  Be careful because dark colours can make a space feel... [read more]

JUST IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING

Thursday Oct 06th, 2016

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A SPLASH OF COLOUR JUST IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER Bring a seasonal splash of color to your entryway by mixing and matching eye-popping blooms with ... Show more Hosting this years Thanksgiving dinner?  Do you have all of the trimmings ready for the turkey?  Do not forget to bring a seasonal splash of color to the front entryway of your home.  Mixing and matching eye-popping blooms with rustic grasses in your fall container will give... [read more]

SELLING A TENANT OCCUPIED PROPERTY

Monday Oct 03rd, 2016

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Selling a property can be stressful for a homeowner but it can also impact your tenant in many ways.  Offering a kind incentive during the time that the home is listed for sale can help make the process smoother.  A slight reduction in rent, gift cards or a nice bottle of wine, could mean a lot to your tenant.  When your tenant is happy, they can be more cooperative and helpful during the listing process. Major point to remember is, until your property is... [read more]

A TASTE OF LUXURY

Wednesday Sep 28th, 2016

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Looking for a home that stands above the rest?  Than you have come to the right place!  As Luxury Home agents, we provide you with the highest standard of service and attention to detail throughout the entire process.   We are experienced to find sophistication, elegance, and class for our clients that have a passion for the luxury real estate market.  We are here to provide you with the dedicated service required to find your dream home or to sell your... [read more]

FALL IS NOT ALL ABOUT PUMPKIN SPICED LATTE....COTTAGE ANYONE?

Sunday Sep 25th, 2016

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Have you heard the early bird catches the worm? Well this is not always true especially if you are thinking about purchasing a cottage.  If you wait until fall to start looking for your dream cabin or cottage, you’re more likely to find it.  There are usually more options for a buyer at the end of the cottage season, "summer".  People who are ready to sell, have enjoyed "one last summer” at the cottage before putting it on the... [read more]

HOME INSPECTIONS

Friday Sep 23rd, 2016

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Are you a believer in love at first sight?  Sometimes when viewing a home, we get so caught up in the pretty wrapping that we forget to look inside to see what makes the home.  From the moment you walked through the front door, you knew it had to be yours. The open concept plan, modern kitchen and finished basement were exactly what you’ve been dreaming of and may have been enough to make you overlook the leaking faucet in the bathroom and strange smell coming from the... [read more]

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION

Wednesday Sep 21st, 2016

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There are many things you can change and upgrade in a home except one, the location.  It is very easy to get distracted by the features of a home, but it is extremely important to think about where you would like to live, before you decide on the type of home you would like to live in.  We have put together 3 important things to think about when choosing a location.  Rural Vs Suburbs There are pros and cons to living in both, but one important factor... [read more]

THINKING ABOUT SELLING YOUR HOME ALONE??

Tuesday Sep 20th, 2016

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We’ve all heard the stories of people who thought they could conquer a project that would have been better left to the professionals. We want to make sure that all options are considered before you attempt selling your largest investment on your own.  Although the idea sounds appealing, you need to take into consideration all of the risks involved before making a final decision. Below are 5 questions you need to ask before you decide to sell your home... [read more]

3 BUYER MISTAKES TO AVOID

Monday Sep 19th, 2016

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​1.  Knowing what you can afford will help you save time by viewing homes that are in your budget.  It is always a good idea to have a mortgage pre-approval in place.   2.  Home inspectors know what to look for and can help you avoid any unexpected costs in the home.  Have a home inspection!   3.  In addition to your deposit, you will have closing costs and land transfer taxes to pay.  It is recommended to have at least 2% of the... [read more]

TORONTO FALL HOME SHOW 2016

Saturday Sep 17th, 2016

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Get ready for the Toronto Fall Home Show 2016 starting September 23-25th at the Enercare Centre – Exhibition Place!  Exciting things to see with design interventions, workshops, and celebrity experts!  Learn how to shape your space with advice, ideas and inspiration from the home show.   www.fallhomeshow.com [read more]

MORTGAGE APPLICATION TIPS

Tuesday Sep 13th, 2016

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The anticipation of homeownership is exciting, but you don’t want to let your dream home slip away because of unforeseen financial circumstances. To purchase the home, you’ll likely need a mortgage, and applying for one requires more than just a signature.  Follow these 3 mortgage tips to help get the most out of your investment. 1. Do Your Credit Report Homework Attain your credit report well in advance before applying for your mortgage. Checking for... [read more]

MOVING WITH PETS

Tuesday Sep 13th, 2016

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Moving day can be overwhelming and pets can sense the stress. There are a few things you can do to help your pets deal with the stress that this event can cause. Is is always a good idea to have someoe you trust and that your pets are familar with, take responsibility for your pet(s) on moving day.  Keep your pet(s) routine as normal as possible. A few weeks before the big move, make small changes daily; walk a different route, move food and water bowl to a... [read more]

STRONG REAL ESTATE SALES AND PRICE GROWTH IN AUGUST 2016

Sunday Sep 11th, 2016

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Toronto Real Estate Board reported a record 9,813 sales through TREB's MLS® System in August 2016. While this sales result was 23.5% above the number of transactions reported for August 2015, it is important to note that the majority of sales are reported on working days and there were two additional working days in August 2016 compared to 2015. When the year-over-year discrepancy in working days is accounted for, the annual percentage change in sales is closer to 13%. "The... [read more]

FALL MAINTENANCE TIPS

Sunday Sep 11th, 2016

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5 FALL MAINTENANCE TIPS 1. Check to see that bathroom exhaust fans and range hoods are operating properly. If possible, confirm that you are getting good airflow by observing the outside vent hood (the exterior damper should be held open by the airflow).  2. Have furnace or heating system serviced by a qualified service company every two years for a gas furnace, and every year for an oil furnace, or as recommended by the manufacturer   3.  If you have central air... [read more]

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