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By: Megan Scott

GTA REALTORS® RELEASE FEBRUARY STATS

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In line with the forecast contained in the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board’s recently released Market Year in Review and Outlook Report, TRREB President Michael Collins announced a very strong year-over-year sales and price growth in February 2020. Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,256 residential transactions through TRREB’s MLS® System in February 2...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Calling in the pros on HVAC repair

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If you're a homeowner, the internet can be a great source of comfort when it comes to tackling do-it-yourself maintenance. Yes, Google can show you the simple steps to replace a furnace filter, but most other HVAC repairs are not of the DIY variety. Here's what to watch out for and when to call in the professionals: Unusual Noises Modern, efficient heating and cooling systems should run a...Read More

By: Megan Scott

What's the skinny on jumbo loans?

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Let's talk about conforming loans vs. jumbo loans in the mortgage world. The Guidelines Each year in October, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, or FHFA, collects data on the national median home value and compares that number to October of the previous year. If there is an increase, the conforming loan limit will increase by the same amount. In October 2019, the year-over-year median home ...Read More

By: Megan Scott

9 Beautiful Early Spring Container Gardens

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There’s nothing quite like the first sight of snowdrops, narcissus or brightly colored violas outside nurseries to confirm that spring finally is right around the corner. As the weather warms, bring some of the magic homes and perhaps put an extra spring in your step — sorry, we couldn’t resist — with an early-spring container for your porch or windowsill. Soon, many nurse...Read More

By: Megan Scott

GTA REALTORS® Release January 2020 Stats

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TRREB President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,581 home sales through TRREB’s MLS® System in January 2020 – up by 15.4 percent compared to January 2019. On a preliminary seasonally adjusted basis, sales were up by 4.8 percent compared to December 2019. “We started 2020 where 2019 left off, with very strong growth in the number of...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Buying Tips: Are You Ready to Buy Up?

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No matter how much you love your current home, you may still be dreaming of the day you can buy up into a better home in a better neighborhood. Is that day today or a few years down the road? Here’s a quick way to make that assessment. First, make a list of all the practical reasons why it might be time to move up. Those reasons might include features such as: more bedrooms; proximity to ...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Three Lists to Make When Selling Your Home

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When you put your property up for sale, you want to make sure that potential buyers get all the information they need on the features of your home and its surrounding area. If, for example, buyers don’t realize there is a great school just a couple of blocks away, they might cross your property off their shortlist. An effective way to make sure something like that doesn’t happen is to ...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home-Selling Tip: Fresh Air Sells

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Household smells in our own homes can be a problem because we get accustomed to them. However, it takes just a few seconds in a stranger’s home, to know if a smoker lives there. The smell is in the air! So, when you put your home on the market, think about the common smells you might have lingering in your home. Remember, you may no longer notice them, but a prospective buyer will. These m...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Inspect Your Walls Before You Sell

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Say you’re trying to sell a used car. Imagine that it’s a desirable make and model, the mileage is low, and, overall, it’s in great condition…except, that is, for the body. Unfortunately, there are a few areas where the paint is scratched, and there are a couple of dents and rust spots too. Are you going to have trouble selling that car? Probably. Many potential buyers w...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Inspections vs. Appraisals vs. AVMs

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Inspections, appraisals, and automated valuation models, while related, all have different functions but can be easily confused. Let's take a closer look. Inspections: A property inspection is ordered by the buyer and is meant to be an unbiased look at the condition of the property. While not necessarily required by a lender, an inspection protects the buyer from purchasing a home that requir...Read More