How Do You Win a Bidding War?

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How Do You Win a Bidding War?

Tags: Home Buyers, Homes in Toronto, Bidding War, Sellers Market

Up until mid-March 2020, Canadian real estate was on track for a busy spring market. As the pandemic hit and social distancing measures took effect, the resulting business closures and greater economic uncertainty lead to a dramatic (albeit temporary) downturn for home sales across the country and around the world. Interestingly, Canada’s decline in transactions was proportional to the ...Read More

Dominican Republic - Top 10 Destinations!

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Dominican Republic - Top 10 Destinations!

Tags: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Investment, Lifestyle

The specialized travel magazine Condé Nast Travelers has published the 21 destinations with the highest preference of its readers to travel in 2021, among which is the Dominican Republic, occupying the tenth position. In the note prepared by Lizzie Pook, she states, “We have been very careful in selecting our top vacation destinations for 2021. You will find a geo...Read More

No Nosedive Ahead for Canadian Real Estate Prices

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No Nosedive Ahead for Canadian Real Estate Prices

Tags: HOMES IN TORONTO, TREB, REAL ESTATE MARKET

Canadian real estate kicked off 2020 with a bang, but there are conflicting opinions as to how we’ll finish out the year. Canada’s federal housing agency has warned that average house prices could fall by up to 18 per cent over the next 12 months – a dismal prediction that’s being challenged by RE/MAX based on market activity from coast to coast. Basic economics ...Read More

Market Watch - August 2020

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Market Watch - August 2020

Tags: HOMES IN TORONTO, TREB, REAL ESTATE MARKET

  Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) President Lisa Patel announced that the strong rebound in Greater Toronto Area (GTA) home sales continued with a record result for the month of August. GTA REALTORS® reported 10,775 residential sales through TRREB’s MLS® System in August 2020 – up by 40.3 per cent compared to August 2019. Sales were up on a year-over-year basi...Read More

Do Staged Homes Sell Faster?

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Do Staged Homes Sell Faster?

Tags: HOME SELLER, REAL ESTATE MARKET, HOMES IN TORONTO, TIPS

For most home sellers, the goal is to sell their home for the highest possible price and in the shortest amount of time. Two ways to achieve this is with the right asking price, and by staging the property. So, do staged homes really sell faster, and for a higher price? The short answer is yes, and here’s why. Do staged homes sell faster? According to the Real Estate Staging...Read More

5 Things Millennial Home Buyers Look For

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5 Things Millennial Home Buyers Look For

Tags: Home Seller, Real Estate Market, Homes in Toronto, Tips

Millennial home buyers now make up the largest cohort of house hunters in Canada. These 20- and 30-somethings approach their purchase very differently than their parents and grandparents did. Millennials are tech-minded, lifestyle-focussed and thanks to historical housing trends in Canada, they recognize the short- and long-term value of home ownership. Although some millennial housing prefer...Read More

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9 Steps to buying in Punta Cana

Tags: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Investment, Lifestyle

The process of buying a home in Punta Cana is easy - there are several steps and it can all be done from a great distance. Are you curious about the process? Well take a look below. Ask me about the tax exemptions when buying! ...Read More

10 Reasons Why The Dominican Republic Should Be On Your Must-Visit List

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10 Reasons Why The Dominican Republic Should Be On Your Must-Visit List

Tags: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Investment, Lifestyle

Long-haul journeys might not feel like a realistic expectation for 2020, but when it comes to planning our next getaways, one Vogue staffer tells what it meant for her to grow up in one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful destinations. I still remember the outbound flight to Santo Domingo Airport, 20 miles east of Santo Domingo City, in the Dominican Republic. My 11-year-old self couldn&rsquo...Read More

No summer slowdown in Toronto real estate as July shatters sales record

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No summer slowdown in Toronto real estate as July shatters sales record

Tags: HOMES IN TORONTO, TREB, REAL ESTATE MARKET, GTA Area

TORONTO -- July was a record-breaking month for Toronto real estate sales, as 11,081 homes changed hands. The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board says existing home sales in the Greater Toronto Area jumped 29.5 per cent compared with July 2019, hitting a new high for the month. Average home prices are also up 16.9 per cent from a year ago, at $943,710. TRREB says low-rise homes, especially outsi...Read More

Market Watch - July 2020

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Market Watch - July 2020

Tags: HOMES IN TORONTO, TREB, REAL ESTATE MARKET

Toronto Regional Real Estate Board President Lisa Patel announces that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 11,081 sales through TRREB’s MLS® System in July 2020 – a 29.5 per cent increase over July 2019 and a new record for the month of July. On a preliminary seasonally adjusted basis, sales were up by 49.5 per cent compared to June 2020. Year-over-year sales growth was dr...Read More