I very much appreciate the recognition from my brokerage for working hard for my clients. In this difficult market it’s very difficult to get my clients from A to B but with strong negotiating skills and an excellent reputation other Realtors want to work with me because I don’t play games and I am honest. They know I am always working for my client as they are working for theirs but they know I am organized and I always make sure my clients are 100% ready. All this background work leads to a smooth closing process that not all Realtors are able to do!
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Welcome to the vibrant hub of King West Village – Massey Square! Get ready to be amazed by this stunning and incredibly spacious (742sqft) 1+1 bedroom condo unit. Step inside and be greeted by a freshly painted condo with brand new kitchen appliances. This suite boasts a generously sized principal bedroom with a walk-in closet that’s practically a fashionista’s dream come true. And let’s not forget about the large den, a versatile space that can transform into your very own home office or a second bedroom. Convenience is the name of the game here, with everything you need just a few steps away. Indulge in delectable dining experiences, embark on shopping sprees, and unwind in the nearby parks or take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront. Plus, you’ll never have to worry about parking with the added convenience of one... View Article
As we move into the warmer months of 2023 the housing market is short of supply and this is causing pent up demand for homes. Even with higher interest rates buyers are taking advantage of the pricing correction that took place last year. All-in-all a great move because when interest rates start to come down the housing market supply will be even tighter with more buyers coming back to the market.
Last year was a big year where I helped many families move into new homes. Every home I sell takes a lot of background work that many people don’t see. Countless hours of house comparisons, prepping a property for market, communicating with countless agents interested in the property. I love this business but if anyone tells you it’s easy to be a Realtor then they are not working hard enough and they probably don’t do a lot of business. It takes constant effort to be an effective Realtor and many late nights making sure the “T’s” are crossed the “I’s”are dotted.
February last year the housing market was sizzling hot! The housing market was appreciating so quickly that a correction was inevitable. In some areas house prices had increased by nearly 20% in the last 6 months in late 2021 – early 2022. Now, after nearly a year in correction territory everyone is wondering where we are going from here. All signs are pointing to a housing market heating up again even with higher interest rates. The signs are there. Already this month there have been multiple offers on houses and condos. If a property ticks all the boxes the property will most likely have multiple offers. Many buyers have adjusted to higher interest rates by setting there sites on a smaller property. A property that fits their affordability. This is an interesting read from Storeys that supports more buyers are prepping... View Article
These are the important questions for 2023! I was lucky enough this week to take part in a talk with Sherry Cooper who is a well respected economist in Canada. If you don’t know her click here. Sherry covered many topics ranging from interest rate hikes, the housing market, employment and immigration. Below I highlight some of the takeaways from the talk. Overall Sherry does not see a drop in interest rates this year. She does see an overall further decline in house prices but different communities in Toronto and the GTA will under perform or over perform the expected decline. Sherry does expect house prices to balance out as we move through 2023 and expects inventory to remain low (below average). I would like to note here that for January 2023 new listings year over year are down only 3.7%. Active listings... View Article
Last year 2 people impersonated a couple and sold their house in the GTA when they were out of the country! This couple profited from the sale and have disappeared, enjoying a life off of someone else’s lifetime investment. Click here to read the article. How could something like this happen? Well, Real Estate fraud is real and it happens more than is reported in the news. There are all types of fraud that deal with property and mortgages. Mortgage fraud is more prevalent than Real Estate fraud but it is important to understand your rights and how to prevent something like this from happening to you. The listing agent was convinced they were dealing with the rightful owners of the property because these 2 fraudsters were using fake identification and convinced the Realtor they were the owners of the property. There are many questions of how these... View Article
As a Realtor there are always challenges regarding properties especially properties that are over 100 years old. There are many things to be aware of and one of them is proper title for the property and access to the property. Right of Ways that are from 100 years ago can be a mirky layer of paper work that is not well documented and these errors usually start with the government and file keeping. If proper title cannot be substantiated it can put doubt in the value of a property. This includes access to a property. This can definitely affect the value of a house also. As a dedicated Realtor I consider these possibilities when I am assessing a property. At the end of the day I am not a lawyer who is responsible for proper Title before a property is... View Article
I am really happy to receive this. It has been a very busy year with a strong burst in the spring and a slowing finish towards the end of the year. Interest rates really do have an effect on the economy and the Realty market is no different. When interest rates go up client’s affordability goes down and if you already own and are on a variable mortgage with non-static payments these monthly fees definitely can have an impact on your wallet. In times like these look for the silver lining especially in the Realty market. It really can make a difference. My clients are proof of this. I would like to thank all my buyer and seller clients! I very much appreciate your trust in me and I work very hard to make sure you have the best representation!... View Article