Why Sell or Buy a Home in the Winter?

By: Sylvia Smith

Why Sell or Buy a Home in the Winter?

Tags: WINTER SELLING OR BUYING, WINTER REAL ESTATE MARKET, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE, REALTOR 

Are you thinking of selling or buying a home this spring because you are thinking that no one sells or buys in the winter? The real estate market stats actually show that many people buy and sell a home in the winter months. This past January there were 4581 home sales and in February 7256 sales took place in the Greater Toronto Area. So, if you are wondering if you should hold off selling or bu...Read More

Tips on Designing the Perfect Home Office

By: Sylvia Smith

Tips on Designing the Perfect Home Office

Tags: HOME OFFICE, HOME OFFICE DESIGN, WORKING FROM HOME, REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN HOMES, TORONTO HOMES, Toronto REaltor, Vaughan Realtor

  Now that many of us are working from home we are starting to realize how critical having a dedicated space in our homes is for our home office.  Trying to work on our kitchen table, dining room table or worst our bedroom just doesn’t cut it. You are starting to realize that working in existing living spaces isn’t working out that great?  You are also starting to real...Read More

Pandemic Impact on Real Estate Market

By: Sylvia Smith

Pandemic Impact on Real Estate Market

Tags: Pandemic, REAL ESTATE MARKET, SELLING YOUR HOME, BUYING A HOME, LISTING A HOME, TORONTO MARKET UPDATE, HOUSE HUNTING, HOMES FOR SALE, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN HOMES

The Greater Toronto Area real estate market was unbelievably hot until about March 15th. Since the end of 2019 until mid-March, we were seeing a huge spike in real estate demand with very low supply which resulted in many bidding wars in the GTA.   As we grapple with the economic uncertainty that the COVID-19 is having on our economy and the housing market we are seeing a dramatic slowdown...Read More

Working with a Realtor

By: Sylvia Smith

Working with a Realtor

Tags: Realtor, Real Estate, MLS Realtor, Toronto Real Estate, Real Estate Agent Vaughan, Maple Real Estate, Real estate agent, Woodbridge Real Estate, Real Estate agent Vaughan

  If you are considering selling or buying a home there are many reasons why you should work with a realtor. Selling and buying a home can feel like an overwhelming exercise. There is so much to do and know. A realtor can spend the time to educate you and ensure that critical steps are not missed. In addition, working with a realtor can save you time and money. Working with a realtor gives ...Read More

Home Buying or Selling During COVID-19

By: Sylvia Smith

Home Buying or Selling During COVID-19

Tags: BUYING A HOME, CLAUSES, PROTECTING CLIENTS, SELLING A HOME, TORONTO, VAUGHAN, REAL ESTATE MARKET, HOME FOR SALE, VELLORE VILLAGE, VELLOREWOODS, MAPLE, WOODBRIGE

  We are currently living through unprecedented uncertain times which are creating anxiety and stress for many people throughout the world.   In the earlier part of 2020, we experienced a huge spike in demand for real estate and many folks bought or sold homes then.  In mid-March, Ontario began to experience the impact of the coronavirus and the real estate market began to sl...Read More

Do I need Tenant Insurance?

By: Sylvia Smith

Do I need Tenant Insurance?

Tags: TENANT, TENANT INSURANCE, RENTING, LEASE, REAL ESTATE,  TORONTO REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN HOMES, VELLORE VILLAGE, VELLORE WOODS, MAPLE, WOODBRIDGE

For most renters, tenant insurance is not at the top of their priority list when they decide to rent a home or an apartment. Renting an apartment in Ontario is expensive and when you consider all the expenses in renting such as rent, utilities, and other bills tenants may struggle to pay the additional cost of tenant insurance. But this can be a huge mistake as tenant insurance coverage can be su...Read More

A Day In The Life Of A Realtor

By: Sylvia Smith

A Day In The Life Of A Realtor

Tags: REALTOR, REAL ESTATE AGENT, SELLING A HOME, HOUSE HUNTING, MOVING, FRIST TIME BUYER, HOMES FOR SALE, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE, VAUGHAN HOMES, Vellore Village, Maple

Life as a Realtor entails juggling many balls all at once and there is definitely no such thing as a typical day for a real estate agent.   Still many of us do try to structure our days with the flexibility that some days that schedule needs to be adjusted based on what the priority is that particular day. There is a perception that all realtors do is show homes and list homes but in r...Read More