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July 2019 Market Update Video – GTA and Durham Region

Watch this month's video to hear about what I've been doing this summer and get the latest average home prices for the GTA and Durham Region as well as a quote about the market from the Toronto Real Estate Board. #July2019 #RealEstate #MarketUpdate #Video #GTA #DurhamRegion https://youtu.be/eCdNIGNHV1U ...

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Prepare For Window Shoppers

Retailers know that if they dress up their window displays and other outside features to make them look as attractive and enticing as possible, they bring in more shoppers. Of course, having more shoppers means more potential sales. The same holds true when selling your home. The more appealing your property looks ...

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Typical One-Time Expenses of Buying a Home

Buying a home involves both one-time costs and ongoing home ownership expenses. Let’s take a closer look at the one-time costs. These include your down payment, land transfer taxes, legal fees and disbursements including title insurance, mortgage appraisal, home inspection, adjustments for property taxes and utilities, HST on mortgage insurance ...

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How To Be A Smart Home Viewer

Viewing new homes on the market can be a very exciting and a fast-paced experience – especially if you’re also selling your current property. You see a home you like, you fall in love with some of its key features and, before you know it, you’re making an offer. But, ...

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New First Time Home Buyer Incentive from the Federal Government

Assuming that our upcoming federal election (or anything else for that matter) does not change anything, we can count on the new first time home buyer incentive program to begin accepting applications on September 2, 2019 (with the first available closing date of November 1, 2019). The new incentive will assist ...

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June 2019 Market Update

Watch my June 2019 Market Update Video.... Featuring:  how does Durham Region compare to the overall GTA in average home prices? https://youtu.be/n5M5xaFRiuE   ...

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Surviving A Home Renovation

You’ve picked a great contractor or decorator. The crew is coming in on Monday to do the work. You can hardly wait to see the renovated kitchen, new hardwood floors, or freshly painted living room. But there’s one thing that can put a damper on all your enthusiasm. The work itself. Dust. ...

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Determining What You Can Afford

Money: What Do You Have and What Can You Borrow? Determining the type of home that you can afford to purchase involves figuring out how much money you have for your down payment and the mortgage loan that is available to you. The down payment is the largest cash cost involved ...

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Selling Your Home And Buying Another – Quickly

What if something unexpected happened – a relocation, perhaps – and you needed to sell your current property quickly and find another home? What would you need to do to make that happen, especially when you don’t have a minute to spare? Focus on the following three steps: 1. Prepare your ...

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Moving With 4 Cats

Cats do not like moving day, that’s for sure. And, of course, as cat owners we wish we could always just let them do what they do best, which is to be happy all of the time. But once in a while we have to put our kitties into their ...

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