Sep

27

What’s The Best Strategy Buying First Then Selling?

The Stress of Buying First Then Selling We all have our own comfort levels in managing stress.   Some are certainly the more cautious types, while the other side of the spectrum we have those who are cool under pressure and  relish living on the edge.  Either way making the decision to buy or sell first […]

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Sep

03

The Longer a House Is For Sale Impacts Selling Price

I see dozens of homes and condos in any given week and there are two things which I always immediately look for: The Listing Price How Long Has it been for sale When my clients and I are looking at a home these two key metrics are always critical indicators whether the property is properly […]

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Dec

22

Toronto’s Housing Market Expect a Changing Wind For 2013

In the last 3 months of 2012 there was definitely a cautiousness in our Toronto real estate market.  Sellers experienced something in the fall market which had not been seen in years… a real shortage of buyers.  For those selling in the last quarter of 2012 most found weeks pass without getting a single showing.  […]

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Nov

29

Sometimes A Home’s Problem Can Be Staring You Right In The Face

  When looking at any Toronto home you definitely have to go with an unjandiced eye.   Now I’m not an home inspector, but in viewing any home with clients one of my key duties is to flag what I can immediately identify as potential issues or deficiencies. When clients walk into a home they’re trying […]

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Nov

27

What’s Your Game Plan For Buying a House?

  Yesterday’s 100th Grey Cup we saw the Toronto Argonauts celebrating a win in the final game of the season.   Certainly skill and talent got them to the game, however the biggest deciding factor was having a strong game plan.  Both Toronto and Calgary established at strategic game plan long before the coin flip. With […]

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Nov

23

5 Years Of Home Ownership Pays Offs Even If 1 Year Included Economic Slowdown

  You Will Be Amazed What Can Happen In Five Years.   It was the summer of 2007 when I was showing various homes to a young couple who were anxious to purchase their first home.   It was hot, humid August weekend when we finally found the perfect home and following an evening of negotiations […]

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Nov

13

Thinking About Buying a Home? But Where Do You Start?

So you have been scanning real estate listings on-line for months trying to make sense of our Toronto housing market.    This can be a Herculean task for the uninitiated first time buyer.  You certainly have lots of questions and with the depth info available on-line it seems finding answers is like drinking from a damn […]

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Feb

27

Is It Better to Rent or Buy?

  So, the night of offers and counteroffers is over and you can proudly boast your home sold for the price you wanted. Congratulations. But with the next rising sun it seems all your priorities shift to one terrifying and all consuming reality, “I’ve gotta buy another house”. Take a breath. What’s the rush? There’s […]

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Oct

05

Are You Ready to Buy?

  Whether you are purchasing your first home or a repeat buyer there are first a number of questions you must answer before setting out. Why do you want to buy? Do you want to put roots down into a community? Are you expecting a lifestyle change? (This could be marriage, divorce, income change or […]

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