Buying Resale or Pre-Construction – Pros & Cons

By: Sylvia Smith

Buying Resale or Pre-Construction – Pros & Cons

Tags: TORONTO REAL ESTATE, TORONTO REALTOR, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE, REALTOR, RESALE, PRE-CONSTRUCTION

  When purchasing a property there are notably two different purchasing options: pre-construction and resale.  There are a number of benefits and disadvantages to each option. What is pre-construction?  A pre-construction property is a property that you are purchasing either prior to construction even starting or when construction of the property is not finished.  Wherea...Read More

April 2022 GTA Real Estate Market Update

By: Sylvia Smith

April 2022 GTA Real Estate Market Update

Tags: GTA REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE UPDATE, BEST VAUGHAN REALTOR, BEST TORONTO REALTOR

In April the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) continued to see an adjustment due to the higher interest rates of borrowing.  Buyers appear to have slowed down their home search and moved to the sidelines to determine the impact on the market and also to assess the impact on affordability.  We have noted a decrease in the number of showings and are receiving fewer if any offers on offer present...Read More

Finally, the Real Estate Market is Changing

By: Sylvia Smith

Finally, the Real Estate Market is Changing

Tags: REAL ESTATE, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, BEST VAUGHAN REALTOR, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE

The last two years have been surreal both from a COVID perspective but also from a real estate perspective.  When back in March 2020 we went into lockdown most of us in the real estate business expected the real estate market to dramatically slow down.     No one expected that craziness that we experienced over the past 2 years.  We experience a huge spike in demand...Read More

March 2022 GTA Real Estate Market Update

By: Sylvia Smith

March 2022 GTA Real Estate Market Update

Tags: GTA REAL ESTATE UPDATE, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE UPDATE, VAUGHAN REALTOR, TORONTO REALTOR

  With more and more new listings coming on the market, we continued to experience a bit of a softer seller's market in March 2022.  During the first two months of 2022, we experienced very low new listing inventory but demand for real estate remained very strong resulting in most listings selling in record time and for record prices.  As we got into March we started ...Read More

Why You Should Invest in Real Estate

By: Sylvia Smith

Why You Should Invest in Real Estate

Tags: REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT, REAL ESTATE, WEALTH, REALTOR

Have you been considering investing in real estate but are allowing doubt and fear to hold you back? Real estate is considered one of the best investments in creating financial freedom and wealth for you and your family. Don’t allow fear to hold you back. Investing in real estate isn’t just for the rich – do you own a home? Given the recent appreciation of real estate you most l...Read More

Are we Starting to See the Housing Market Balance Off?

By: Sylvia Smith

Are we Starting to See the Housing Market Balance Off?

Tags: GTA REAL ESTATE UPDATE, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE UPDATE, VAUGHAN REALTOR, TORONTO REALTOR

  Are we finally seeing the real estate market balancing off?  We kicked off 2022 with historically low listing inventory that resulted in increased pressure on sale prices.  Low listing inventory continued right through mid-February but in the last 2 weeks of February, we finally started to see an increase in new listings coming on the market.  Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Feb...Read More

Is a Waterfront Cottage a Good Investment?

By: Sylvia Smith

Is a Waterfront Cottage a Good Investment?

Tags: COTTAGE, WATERFRONT, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT, PARRY SOUND COTTAGES, MUSKOKA COTTAGES

  Buying a cottage in Ontario is a dream of many.  Many of us dream of spending our summer days boating, swimming, and enjoying the tranquility and peace that being surrounded by nature can offer.  But buying a cottage is also a big decision that requires careful consideration even more so if you are considering renting it out to help with the carrying costs. Waterfront properties...Read More

No Signs of the Real Estate Market Slowing Down in 2022

By: Sylvia Smith

No Signs of the Real Estate Market Slowing Down in 2022

Tags: GTA REAL ESTATE UPDATE, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE UPDATE, VAUGHAN REALTOR, TORONTO REALTOR

  We kicked off the year with a very hot housing market and there appear to be no signs of it slowing down.  In January 2022 demand for housing remained at an all-time high while the supply of new listings was at record low levels.   The record low number of new listings resulted in a drop of 18.2% of the number of properties that sold in January 2022 compared to January 2021...Read More

Upgrades That Will Increase the Value of Your Home

By: Sylvia Smith

Upgrades That Will Increase the Value of Your Home

Tags: SELLING A HOME, HOME EQUITY, REAL ESTATE IN VAUGHAN, REAL ESTATE IN TORONTO, BEST REALTOR IN VAUGHAN

  Homeownership is a huge achievement but also a great investment that will create financial security down the road.    Over time real estate appreciation increases the amount of equity you have in your home.  But renovating and upgrading your home is also a great way to increase the value of your home and hence increase your equity.     The question that quite often...Read More

Tips on Getting the Best Price in a Seller’s Market

By: Sylvia Smith

Tips on Getting the Best Price in a Seller’s Market

Tags:  SELLING A HOME, SELLER’S MARKET, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE, BEST REALTOR, BIDDING WARS

  We are currently in a seller’s market-driven buy pent-up demand, low supply of houses for sale, and historically low mortgage rates.  If you are thinking of selling your home this is an excellent time to sell.  Working with an experienced real estate agent can make all the difference in ensuring a quick sale and getting you top dollar for your house.   One of the chall...Read More