June 2020 - The Real Estate Market is on fire! 

By: Gemma Leggett

June 2020 - The Real Estate Market is on fire! 

Tags: Real Estate Market Update, TREB Market Update, York Real Estate Market, Simcoe Real Estate Market

We are still in the middle of a Pandemic... Yet The Toronto Real Estate Market is on Fire! So if you are looking for a discounted property, you might not find it! If you tried to sell in June, you were most likely successful, and if you tried to buy, you were most likely competing with other buyers.  In June 2020 we were in a SELLER's market and we are still today! There simply...Read More

Collateral Mortgage - Should you CONSIDER it?

By: Gemma Leggett

Collateral Mortgage - Should you CONSIDER it?

Tags: Collateral Mortgage, Mortgage Newmarket, Newmarket Real Estate, Newmarket Realtor, Aurora Realtor, Aurora Real Estate

Have you ever heard of Collateral Mortgages? A collateral mortgage is a type of mortgage that will give you more funds than a conventional mortgage. It allows you to secure a mortgage against your property. It's like a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC), you can borrow more money, without having to refinance.  When applying for a mortgage, we’re familiar with asking about th...Read More

Real Estate Market Update for May 2020 | New CMHC rules! 

By: Gemma Leggett

Real Estate Market Update for May 2020 | New CMHC rules! 

Tags: CMHC New Rules, Real Estate Market Update May 2020

  After 2.5 months of isolation and social distancing, the GTA tentatively sets dates for reopening a few services at a time. Is the Real Estate Market rebounding already? I got you the Toronto Real Estate Market Stats for the month of May 2020.  Also, there was an interesting debate last week between a few real estate professionals, mortgage lenders, and the CMHC. Canadians looki...Read More

Real Estate Market Update - April 2020

By: Gemma Leggett

Real Estate Market Update - April 2020

Tags: Toronto Real Estate Market Update April 2020, Market update April 2020

  How much did Covid-19 affected the Toronto Real Estate Market in April 2020?  My colleagues and I have prepared some great insights for you to watch :                                            The Toronto Real Estate Board REALTORS® through TREB's MLS® System h...Read More

How Covid-19 impacts the Real Estate Law | Interview with Mitchell Korman | Toronto

By: Gemma Leggett

How Covid-19 impacts the Real Estate Law | Interview with Mitchell Korman | Toronto

Tags: Covid-19, Covid-19 Impacts, Real Estate Law, Mitchell Korman, Toronto Real Estate,

Have you purchased a home and wonder if it will close on time? Can you back out of buying the house if you lost your job? As a tenant, can you legally stop paying your rent? or refuse showings during Covid-19?   I sat down with Mitchell Korman from Korman and Company, to talk about the impacts that have Covid-19 on the Real Estate Law in Toronto. When you watch, you will learn: • 0.44 s...Read More

How realtors take selfies now...

By: Gemma Leggett

How realtors take selfies now...

Tags: Showing Real estate during Covid-19, Realtors in the world

My friend and Realtor® Sara Kalke from Re/Max in Edmonton wrote this message and I thought it was so powerful, I wanted to share... "Behind that mask is a whole bunch of emotions... We are excited to be working. We’re sooooo happy to get out of the house. We’re thrilled to meet new people... to learn your story and help you with your next home. But we are also scared.....Read More

March 2020 - Real Estate Market Update - York and Simcoe Region - GTA

By: Gemma Leggett

March 2020 - Real Estate Market Update - York and Simcoe Region - GTA

Tags: March 2020 Real Estate Market Update, Toronto Real Estate Market Update March 2020, York and Simcoe March 2020 Real Estate Market Update

Overcoming what we are currently going through has been made more difficult because we don't know when it will all end.  As a friend said - it is like running a marathon and not knowing when it will end. We must put one foot in front of the other, again and again, and have faith we will get to the end - and we will get to the finish line.   That being said, I have gathered few Q &...Read More

TOP  6 Features Millennials Are looking for in a home

By: Gemma Leggett

TOP  6 Features Millennials Are looking for in a home

Tags: Millennial, Millennial buy a home, Millennial home buying, Millennial buy house, Buying your first home in Newmarket, Buying your first home in Aurora, Buying your First home in bradford

Millennials are transforming the home buying process… So what does this mean to you?   Millennials, also members of Generation Y, were born in the early 1980’s to the late 1990’s.  The real estate market has been difficult for this generation to enter due to soaring prices, student loans and a change of lifestyle ideals.  Previous generations bought homes as quic...Read More

MARKET UPDATE - FEBRUARY 2020

By: Gemma Leggett

MARKET UPDATE - FEBRUARY 2020

Tags: TORONTO MARKET UPDATE, REAL ESTATE MARKET FEBRUARY 202, TREB FEBRUARY 202, HOUSING MARKET 2020

  Curious to see what the Real Estate Market did last month? The Toronto Real Estate Board REALTORS® through TREB's MLS® System has released the numbers for February 2020 Here are the numbers:   York Region : The average sales price is UP +7.04% compared to Jan 2020, and UP +10.9% compared to Feb 2019 The number of sales are UP +61.64% compared to Feb 2019 Simcoe : The ...Read More

MARKET UPDATE - JANUARY 2020

By: Gemma Leggett

MARKET UPDATE - JANUARY 2020

Tags: TORONTO MARKET UPDATE, REAL ESTATE MARKET JANUARY 2020, TREB JANUARY 2020, HOUSING MARKET 2020

  Curious to see what the Real Estate Market did last month? The Toronto Real Estate Board REALTORS® through TREB's MLS® System has released the numbers for January 2020 Here are the numbers:   York Region : The average sales price is DOWN -1.78% compared to Dec 2019, but UP +4.31% compared to Jan 2018 The number of sales are UP +21.57% compared to Jan 2018   Simco...Read More