New Years!

By: Gemma Leggett

New Years!

Tags: New Years!

Twas the night before New Year’s, when all I want to do is smile, As I see happiness around me, it makes my life worthwhile?? Few years ago, as interest rates dropped to incredible lows, Home buyers began dipping their toes. Then the GTA market went bonkers, Low rates, prices up, who could buy anymore you wonder? The Government “housing package” froze the market like ice, And ...Read More

By: Gemma Leggett

Cleaning Your Home Right Before Christmas

Tags: Christmas Cleaning, Home, Planning and organization

The holiday season can be stressful on its own with the preparations for the big day and hosting and attending holiday parties, but one should not forget to catch up on home cleaning either. It can be hard to cram in cleaning while juggling between wrapping presents and baking Christmas cookies, but with the right plan, it’s easier than you think. Dividing the work on several days will hel...Read More

By: Gemma Leggett

How To Decorate YOUR Home For Sale During The Holiday Season?

Tags: Holiday season, selling your home, decoration, Christmas tree

Selling your home in the winter has many advantages on its own, but the fact that it overlaps with the holiday season can yet be a further benefit. Most of the people get caught up in the holiday spirit, and they simply enjoy the lights and Christmassy decorations that are found on every corner. As a seller, you can use holiday decoration as a part of winter staging. It will certainly make your ...Read More

By: Gemma Leggett

Why Selling/Buying a Home in December is a Good Idea


    December is the time when many are focused on the holiday season, and it’s all about getting ready for Christmas and New Year, while home shopping/selling is the last thing on people’s mind. Sales are usually down during December, and you might ask why not wait for the busy spring season, but actually selling or buying a home when it’s not so popular, might be a...Read More

By: Gemma Leggett

Why Is NOW The Right Time For Homebuyers To Act

Tags: Homebuyers, Mortgage rules, stress tests

  New mortgage regulations are underway, and they will significantly limit the purchasing power of homebuyers as soon as we step into the New Year. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) announced new mortgage rules which will enter into effect already on January 1, 2018.  The mortgage regulators are extending stress tests to include all borrowers. The O...Read More

By: Gemma Leggett

Why Isn’t Your House Selling?

Tags: Selling Your Home, Strategy, Staging

                     If you think your home has been out on the market for too long without receiving serious offers so far, maybe it’s time to rethink your selling strategy. Cleaning up and decluttering is often not enough to have buyers going through your door. Extensive preparations before placing the “For Sale” ad is one...Read More

By: Gemma Leggett

What A Million Dollars Home Can Get You In Other Parts Of The World?

Tags: 1 million dollar Apartments and houses worldwide

Buying property in big Canadian cities, like Toronto or Vancouver, can be costly, and they count to some of the most expensive cities in the world when it comes to real estate. But what about other parts of the world? Which cities offer more and which offer less for the price of $1 million? Let’s take a look at cities across the world and see what they offer for this price. In Toronto, for ...Read More

By: Gemma Leggett

An Overview Of The Market In The Past 8 Months in York and Simcoe

Tags: York And Simcoe Market Overview

The first quarter of 2017 started well for sellers in the GTA who had the luxury to price their homes very high given that the number of listings was very modest and buyers were standing in line trying to get their offer through when the competition was fierce. Listed homes sold in record time. In February 2017, Simcoe was one of the main players recording a 28.4% price gain. This is not a surpris...Read More

By: Gemma Leggett

Higher Interest Rates And The Buyer’s Market

Tags: Higher Interest Rates And The Buyer’s Market

On July 12 2017, the Bank of Canada raised the interest rate by 0.25%, from 0.50 to 0.75%, after a 7-year low, based on estimates that the economy is strong enough again to support the increase.  Many Canadians knew that this was just the beginning and that further gradual increases were already in sight, but no one expected a new increase before this fall.  But yet, the Bank of Canada h...Read More