Bully Offer Strategies for Buyers

By: Sylvia Smith

Bully Offer Strategies for Buyers

Tags: BUYING A HOME, BIDDING WARS, BULLY OFFER STRATEGY, Best realtor in Vaughan, Vaughan real estate, Toronto realtor

  Bully offers can be an effective strategy when a property is holding off offers until a specific date in the future.  If you have fallen in love with a house and don’t want to get into another bidding war on the offer date.  There are some tips and strategies to get your bully offer accepted.   Tips for Bully Offer Success: Surprise the Seller – don’t...Read More

How to Win a Bidding War

By: Sylvia Smith

How to Win a Bidding War

Tags: BUYING A HOME, BIDDING WARS, BULLY OFFER,  SELLING A HOUSE, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE,  Vaughan Realtor

The housing market is currently very tight.  In other words, there are more buyers looking for homes than there are homes for sale.  This is known as a sellers’ market and quite often homes are selling with multiple offers and selling for over asking price.    What is a Bidding War?   In this type of market Realtors quite often use a holdback offer strategy when list...Read More

How to Find a Home That Has your “Big Three”

By: Sylvia Smith

How to Find a Home That Has your “Big Three”

Tags: BUYING A HOME, HOMES NEAR ME, MLS LISTINGS, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE, Vaughan REALTOR, TORONTO REAL ESTATE

  How do you find the home of your dreams within a price range you can afford? Most buyers start by making a “wish list”. But, it’s easy to get frustrated when you have a long wish list and expect you’ll be able to find a home with everything on your list.   You might, for example, have “mature treed backyard” as number 23 on your list, and be...Read More

COVID-19 Is Forcing Us to Make Our Homes a Priority

By: Sylvia Smith

COVID-19 Is Forcing Us to Make Our Homes a Priority

Tags: HOMES, HOME OFFICE, SUBURBAN LIVING, BEST Vaughan Realtor, Toronto Realtor

  A lot has changed in the last while and it will likely not go back to being completely normal any time soon. The time at home has taught us a lot and has forced us to assess what really matters in our lives and to re-assess how we have lived our lives. Prioritizing our Relationships with our Family and Friends The pandemic has forced us to take the time to care for each other and spend...Read More

Bidding Wars are Back – How To Get that Dream Home

By: Sylvia Smith

Bidding Wars are Back – How To Get that Dream Home

Tags: Bidding Wars, Sellers Market, Buying a Home, Vaughan Realtor, Toronto Realtor, Vaugahn Homes

    Although we have gone through unprecedented times living through the unexpected COVID pandemic the real estate market has jumped back surprisingly quickly.  With the economy opening up we are seeing pent-up demand putting pressure on the hot southern Ontario real estate market.  What is driving the market in a short supply of homes and many buyers looking to buy a home? ...Read More

9 Steps to Find your Next Dream Home

By: Sylvia Smith

9 Steps to Find your Next Dream Home

Tags: Buying a Home, REAL ESTATE, Dream Home, Best Vaughan Realtor, Toronto Realtor

  If you're thinking ahead to your next dream home, the road you need to take to get there may seem confusing. Do you search for listings online? Drop by Open Houses on the weekends? Call the number on For Sale signs?   Let's break it all down! Here are the specific steps you need to take to ensure you find a home that fits your wants, needs, and budget. &...Read More

Buying a Home in a Competitive Dream Neighbourhood

By: Sylvia Smith

Buying a Home in a Competitive Dream Neighbourhood

Tags: BUYING A HOME, Bidding Wars, Sellers real Estate MArket, Homes for Sale, Mls listings, First Time Buyer, Toronto Real Estate, Vaughan REal estate

  Imagine you’ve dreamed of living in a particular neighbourhood, perhaps for years, and then, when you're finally ready to make a move, finding out that the area is competitive and buying there is definitely a challenge.  A disappointment? Not necessarily. There is a lot you can do to buy into a popular neighbourhood, even in competitive offer situations. Your first step ...Read More

SINGLE WOMEN BUYING REAL ESTATE

By: Sylvia Smith

SINGLE WOMEN BUYING REAL ESTATE

Tags: REAL ESTATE, WOMEN BUYING REAL ESTATE, Homes for Sale, Toronto Real Estate, Vaughan Homes for sale

  Women are increasingly purchasing homes on their own. Stats show that more and more women are buying real estate than single men: 18% of all home purchases are now purchased by single women versus 7% by single men. Furthermore, 49% of all home purchases are made by women. Statistics show that an increasing number of women are purchasing homes and they don’t need anyone “to put...Read More

So You’re Thinking of Buying a Condo?

By: Sylvia Smith

So You’re Thinking of Buying a Condo?

Tags: CONDOS, CONDO LIVING, TORONTO CONDOS, NEW CONDOS, RESALE, MAINTENANCE, CAREFREE LIVING, Condos for Sale, Condos for Sale Toronto, Condos for Sale Vaughan

Condo living is a popular choice for many Canadians as it can be a relatively carefree and appealing housing option. It’s often affordable and someone else handles much of the maintenance and repairs, such as shoveling snow and replacing the roof. Many condos have enhanced security features and offer a wide range of social, entertainment, and recreational activities. 2 CONDO CHOICES TO CONS...Read More

Home Buying Guide

By: Sylvia Smith

Home Buying Guide

Tags: HOME BUYER, FIRST TIME HOME BUYER, HOME BUYING TIPS, SELECTING A REALTOR, TOP REALTOR, VAUGHAN HOMES, TORONTO HOMES, VELLORE VILLAGE, VELLORE WOODS, MAPLE, WOODBRIDGE, Vaughan Realtor, Toronto real estate

Congratulations on taking this first step in buying a home. Pride of homeownership is one of life’s greatest joys and biggest accomplishments. It is an exciting time and my hope is that this guide will bring clarity and peace of mind during your home buying journey. STEP 1: DECIDE WHERE YOU WANT TO BUY Let’s get started! The first step is deciding where you want to live, what t...Read More