Friday, May 28, 2021

Just Sold | 34 North Heights Road

Sold Over Asking! 

Perfect To Live In/Renovate Or Rent Out, Finished Basement With Separate Side Entrance, Hardwood Floors Throughout, Bright & Spacious, Very Quiet Street. Lovingly Maintained By Original Owner, Updated Bathrooms & More!

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

6 Undisputed Ways To Make Your Home Sell Faster

There are a few certainties in this world, but there are sure fire ways to sell your property faster regardless of market conditions. These strategies have been proven time and time again. So, if you're thinking of selling this year, take a good look at these recommendations. 

1. Clean and tidy. Making your home "guest ready" is the easiest way to ensure buyers are impressed during a viewing. 

2. Declutter. The more spacious your home looks, the more impressive it will be to buyers. You can box items and give them away, sell them or put them in storage. 

3. Price it right. Deciding on the right listing price is crucial. If it's too high, you'll discourage otherwise qualified buyers from seeing your home. If it's too low, you might send the wrong message to the marketplace. 

4. Optimize curb appeal. The better your home looks from the street, the more buyers will become interested. Curb appeal is important because it's the first impression a buyer sees, and that impression lasts. 

5. Stage your home. You don't necessarily need to replace all the furniture. However, studies consistently confirm that a well staged home sells significantly faster than a comparable un-staged property. 

6. Leverage the latest marketing and selling tactics. You want the marketing of your home to bring in the most qualified and interested buyers. You then want sales strategies that turn those buyers into offers and negotiation skills to turn the right offer into a sale. 

Keep these proven strategies in mind when putting your home up for sale. 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Just Listed | 34 North Heights Road

 ***An Exceptional Opportunity In High Demand Princess Rosethorn Glen Agar***

Perfect To Live In/Renovate Or Rent Out, Finished Basement With Separate Side Entrance, Hardwood Floors Throughout, Bright & Spacious, Very Quiet Street. Lovingly Maintained By Original Owner, Updated Bathrooms & More!

Monday, May 17, 2021

Patio Protection From Summer Sun

When the summer heats up, there will be times when we'll all appreciate having shelter from excessive exposure to direct sunshine, but that doesn't mean we'll want to dash indoors. So, if you have outdoor space that gets so much sun that it prevents you from enjoying it to the fullest, it may be time for an investment that will give you more shade - and more opportunity to enjoy your property. In addition to the obvious patio umbrella, you might consider a retractable awning with a privacy canvas or bug screen, that will create a more inviting outdoor space for casual meals, relaxing or an out-of-office workspace. 

For a more permanent structure, a thoughtfully designed gazebo or pergola can contribute a great deal more to your outdoor living space. Not only will it provide shade cover, it can also add enhanced visual appeal and offer the flexibility to grow plants or hang a veil for privacy and atmosphere. To add to your new outdoor space, consider an overhead fan or a misting system that can deliver a light, cooling spray. 

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Just Listed | 36 Biscayne Boulevard

***An Exceptional Wexford Bungalow***

Tastefully Renovated With Nothing To Do But Move In. Thousands Spent In Upgrades Including: Windows, Doors, Flooring, Paint, Kitchens, Baths, Granite & Much More! Perfect For End User Or Investor. Very Large 2 Bedroom In-Law Suite With Separate Side Entrance. Bright & Spacious, Steps To TTC & New LRT, Parks, Trails & Shopping. This One Is Not To Be Missed!

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

GTA REALTORS® Release April 2021 Stats

Home sales in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) set a new record for April and amounted to more than quadruple that from April 2020 – the first full month of the pandemic. Bucking the regular seasonal trend, April 2021 sales actually declined month-over-month. A similar trend was noted for the number of new listings reported.

GTA REALTORS® reported 13,663 sales through TRREB’s MLS® System in April 2021 – a 12.7 per cent decrease compared to March 2021, but more than quadruple the number of sales reported in April 2020, when the economic impact of COVID-19 was arguably the worst. Compared to the ten-year sales average of 10,000 for the April 2010 to April 2019 period, the April 2021 sales result was up by 36.6 per cent.

New listings followed a similar track – down by 8.4 per cent compared to March 2021, but more than triple the number of new listings reported in April 2020. Compared to the ten-year new listings average for the April 2010 to April 2019 period, the April 2021 new listings count was up by 18.3 per cent.

“While sales remained very strong last month, many REALTORS® noted a marked slowing in both the number of transactions and the number of new listings. It makes sense that we had a pullback in market activity compared to March. We’ve experienced a torrid pace of home sales since the summer of 2020 while seeing little in the way of population growth. We may be starting to exhaust the pool of potential buyers within the existing GTA population. Over the long term, sustained growth in sales requires sustained growth in population,” said TRREB President Lisa Patel.

The MLS® Home Price Index Composite benchmark was up by 17.8 per cent year-over-year. The Composite benchmark also increased on a monthly basis, but the pace of monthly growth decelerated. The average selling price of $1,090,992 was up by 33 per cent compared to April 2020, but was basically flat relative to March 2021. This was in contrast to most years in the past when the average selling price increased between March and April.

“Despite a modest slowing in market activity in April compared to March, selling prices for all major home types remained very high. Low borrowing costs during COVID-19 clearly had an impact on the demand for and price of ownership housing. While the pace of price growth could moderate in the coming months, home prices will likely continue on the upward trend. Renewed population growth over the next year coupled with a persistent lack of new inventory will underpin home price appreciation,” said TRREB Chief Market Analyst Jason Mercer.

TRREB MLS® Sales-to-New Listings Ratio April 2021

TRREB MLS® New Listings April 2021

TRREB MLS® Sales April 2021


TRREB MLS® Average Resale Home Price April 2021

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Just Sold | 27 Eagle Peak Drive

Sold Over Asking! 

Whistle Clean In Westbrook With Thousands Spent In Upgrades Including Granite Countertops, Custom Herringbone Backsplash, Hardwood Floors Throughout Main Floor, Gas Fireplace, California Shutters, 9Ft Ceilings & More! Bright & Spacious Family Size Executive Home, Tastefully Decorated Neutral In Decor, 2nd Floor Laundry, Fully Fenced West Facing Yard.