Common Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Should Avoid

By: Sylvia Smith

Common Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Should Avoid

Tags: BUYING A HOME, BEST VAUGHAN REALTOR, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE, Vaughan HOMES FOR SALE, AFFORDABLE HOUSES IN vAUGHAN

As a realtor, I’ve seen many first-time home buyers make mistakes that can cost them, time, money, and stress.  Here are some common mistakes to avoid when buying your first home. 1. Failure to Plan for the Future: It’s important to consider your future plans and needs when buying a home.  Will you start a family soon?  Do you need a home office?  These are impo...Read More

First-Time Homebuyers: Navigating the Exciting but Overwhelming Process.

By: Sylvia Smith

First-Time Homebuyers: Navigating the Exciting but Overwhelming Process.

Tags: BUYING A HOME, HOME BUYING TIPS, REAL ESTATE IN VAUGHAN, Vaughan HOMES FOR SALE, BEST REALTOR IN VAUGHAN

Purchasing a home for the first time can be a very exciting yet also overwhelming experience.  As a first-time home buyer, you may be wondering where and how to get started, what to expect, and how to make the process as smooth as possible.  In the blog, I will provide some helpful tips and information for first-time homebuyers looking to navigate the home-buying process.  He...Read More

Don’t Panic the Housing Market is  Not Crashing

By: Sylvia Smith

Don’t Panic the Housing Market is Not Crashing

Tags: BUYING A HOME, BEST VAUGHAN REALTOR, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE, hOUSES FOR SALE IN VAUGHAN, REAL ESTATE Prices

The past three years have been rippled with uncertainty and change all around us.  But the housing market has surprised everyone even those of us in real estate.  At the onset of the pandemic, we all expected the market to dramatically slow down but it did the exact opposite.  The current slowdown in the market is not directly related to an economic slowdown but the outcome of a med...Read More

Tips on Selling a Home During the Holidays

By: Sylvia Smith

Tips on Selling a Home During the Holidays

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

There is a misconception that selling your home over the holidays is not a good idea.  However, when you sell your home during the holidays, you will face less competition, serious buyers are still looking, and your home may even sell more quickly. The holidays are also the perfect time of year to create a warm, cozy, and inviting home. If you need to sell a home during the holidays here are...Read More

Renovate or Move – How to Decide

By: Sylvia Smith

Renovate or Move – How to Decide

Tags: RENOVATE, MOVE, DREAM HOME, BEST VAUGHAN REALTOR, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE, lUXURY hOMES IN Vaughan, Vaughan hOMES FOR SALE

Should you move or renovate? At some point in our lives, we all struggle with making this decision. Quite often this is a challenging decision to make. You may feel that up have outgrown your home or it is feeling outdated or it is looking tired. There are many things to consider when making this decision. Is it possible to add more living space, or do you have enough space but your home just fee...Read More

GTA October 2022 Real Estate Market Update

By: Sylvia Smith

GTA October 2022 Real Estate Market Update

Tags: GTA RENTAL MARKET, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE, Mark crash, MARKET CORRECTION

2022 has definitely been an interesting year from an economic and interest rate perspective.  We experienced crazy demand for real estate in the first two months of the year that resulted in aggressive bidding wars.  But as mortgage rates started to increase the real estate market started to cool off and we have experienced sale price drops since the high of February 2022 due to buyers j...Read More

What is Happening With the GTA Real Estate Market?

By: Sylvia Smith

What is Happening With the GTA Real Estate Market?

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

  Two and a half years ago our personal, and professional lives drastically changed not only in Canada but across the world. Who would have expected that we would be in lockdown, working and studying from home? What was equally surprising was that most of us in real estate expected the market to crash in 2020 but as we are all aware the exact opposite happened. Why did the real estate marke...Read More

Financial Freedom by Investing in Real Estate

By: Sylvia Smith

Financial Freedom by Investing in Real Estate

Tags: REAL ESTATE INVESTING, FINANCIAL FREEDOM, PASSIVE INCOME, EQUITY, INVESTMENT PROPERTY

Have you been considering what is the best way to get financial freedom for you and your family? Have you considered real estate investing?  Are you dreaming of quitting your 9 am to 5 pm job?   Real estate investing is one of the best ways to generate passive income and build wealth in the long term.  The best part of real estate investing is that the tenants’ rent pays the e...Read More

How the Recent GTA Real Estate Market Changes Have Impacted Rentals

By: Sylvia Smith

How the Recent GTA Real Estate Market Changes Have Impacted Rentals

Tags: TAG: GTA RENTAL MARKET, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE INVESTING, MARKET CRASH

The rental market in the GTA literally collapsed during the pandemic. After many years of a huge demand for rentals, the market dramatically shifted during the pandemic in favour of tenants. Many tenants decided to move during this time as the shift in the market gave tenants an opportunity to rent a better property at much lower rental rates. This happened because many renters left the downtown ...Read More

Is it a Correction or Crash? June 2022 GTA Real Estate Market Update

By: Sylvia Smith

Is it a Correction or Crash? June 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 June we continued to experience an adjustment in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).  Increased interest rates have resulted in buyers slowing down their decision to purchase a home to assess the impact of interest rates on housing prices.  The first 3 months of 2022 were just not sustainable from January to March all properties sold in a matter of days in aggressive bidding wars.  ...Read More