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June 2019 GTA Real Estate Market Report Summary

June 2019 GTA Real Estate Market Report Summary

  Toronto’s real estate continues to be hot this summer. TREB just released their June 2019 real estate stats that show both listings and sales were up. TREB’s new president, Michael Collins, announced there was a 10.4% increase in sales in June 2019 compared to June 2018.   “As I start my term as President […]

How to Protect Your Basement From Flooding

How to Protect Your Basement From Flooding

The warmth may have finally arrived in the GTA, but so has the rain. With heavy rain comes the risk of basement flooding, and Toronto homes are particularly at risk. A flooded basement can be costly, not to mention it can reflect poorly when it comes time to sell. Luckily, there are a few simple […]

May 2019 GTA Real Estate Market Report Summary

May 2019 GTA Real Estate Market Report Summary

  Summer is arriving and Toronto’s real estate market is heating up! Sales across the Greater Toronto Area rose in May, helped by an increase in the number of listing available.   “After a sluggish start to 2019, the second quarter appears to be reflecting a positive shift in consumer sentiment toward ownership housing. Households […]

5 Questions to Ask When Viewing a Listing

5 Questions to Ask When Viewing a Listing

Buying a home can be stressful, especially in a hot real estate market like Toronto. Once you find a good property, the next step is to contact your real estate agent to set up a viewing. Viewing a listing can be exciting, but it’s also the perfect time to ask some essential questions about the […]

5 Tips for Prepping Outdoors Before an Open House

5 Tips for Prepping Outdoors Before an Open House

Spring is here, which means it’s officially real estate season. Buyers are emerging, and sellers are putting their homes on the market. But the warmer weather also means that buyers will be less forgiving about an unkempt outdoor space. Here are a few tips all sellers should follow before their first open house.   Mow […]

Pros and Cons of Staging Your Home for Sale

Pros and Cons of Staging Your Home for Sale

  If you’re looking into selling your home, your real estate agent might have suggested staging your home. Staging refers to the process of decorating and arranging a home to highlight its best features. This can be done either with your existing furniture or with rented items. In certain markets, staged homes make a big […]

Why Ontario Real Estate Wants to Ban Bully Offers

Why Ontario Real Estate Wants to Ban Bully Offers

Not all offers are the same when it comes to real estate, especially in a hot market like Toronto. There are many different types of offers, but not all of them are as controversial as bully offers.   A bully offer is one that is made preemptively, before a seller’s offer date. This means that […]

March 2019 GTA Real Estate Market Report Summary

March 2019 GTA Real Estate Market Report Summary

Spring is officially here and the GTA is beginning to thaw. Flowers are beginning to bloom and so is the real estate market. Sales picked up in March after a seasonal slump at the beginning of this year. TREB just released their March real estate market report, which showed that sales were up from last […]

Getting Your Home Ready to Sell in the Spring

Getting Your Home Ready to Sell in the Spring

The Greater Toronto Area may still be covered in snow and ice, but Spring will thankfully be here soon. Winter is historically slow for home sales, so it’s not uncommon to wait to list until springtime. According to our Richmond Hill real estate agents, here are some of the best tips for getting your home […]

5 Things Not to Do as a First-Time Buyer

5 Things Not to Do as a First-Time Buyer

Everyone buying a home has been a first-time buyer at some point. Buying a home is a large investment and a huge responsibility. It can be terrifying and confusing the first time, so our Richmond Hill real estate agents outlined the top five things they recommend all first-time buyers to no do.   Don’t wait […]