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8 Small Ways To Update Your Kitchen Without Renovating

While we all might have visions of our dream kitchen in our head, or multiple images pinned to a Pinterest board—doing a full-scale renovation might not be in the budget at the moment. But that doesn't mean that there's nothing you can do. Here are a few easy ways to update your kitchen without a full scale renovation.  1. Open shelving - If you’ve got a massive blank wall to fill, you might want to consider adding some shelves. They’re a great way to show off your beautiful glassware, a collection of platters, or gorgeous cookbooks—and they'll give the room even more storage space. Add sculptural or minimal brackets for that extra touch of elegance. 2. Paint the cabinets - It's incredibly affordable to paint your cabinets! It’s the cost of a can or two of paint (plus primer!) and some elbow grease if you’re doing it yourself. Whether you opt for a dramatic black or a soft dove gray, a couple coats of paint will completely transform the look of the entire space. 3. Sw

Will a Home Inspection Help Sell your Home Faster?

Usually, a home inspection is done after an offer is made to buy a home. The offer will typically include a condition that the property must pass such an inspection. The buyer then hires the inspector, who goes through the home, top to bottom, inside and out, looking for issues.  However, you can also get an inspection done as the seller . In this case, you are paying for an inspector to produce a report on your home - before you sell. In fact, this is often called a pre-sale home inspection .  Why would you do this?  A pre-sale home inspection can make your property more attractive to buyers. This is especially helpful if you're selling in a buyer's market, where there are more homes like your for sale than there are buyers. The report serves as an enticing feature of your listing because it reassures buyers that there are no unknown issues.  Getting a pre-home inspection is something worth considering. For a buyer deciding between your listing and another home for sale, it ca

Small Fixes That Make A Big Impact on Buyers

Thinking about listing your home soon? If so, you'll want to make your property as attractive to buyers as possible. That doesn't necessarily mean having to do extensive improvements. In fact, there are plenty of small fixes you can make that will have a big impact on your home's appeal.  Here are just a few ideas:  Fix what's not working. When something is not working correctly - a faucet, cabinet drawer, motion light, etc. - that's a big turnoff to buyers. Check your home for anything that needs repair.  Eliminate the unsightly. Don't think a buyer will notice that little dent in the living room wall? They will. And, even though it's minor, they'll remember it. Do what you can to fix or eliminate anything that's unsightly.  Update hardware. One of the easiest (and most affordable) improvements you can make is to change out old cabinet and door hardware. Especially in the kitchen, new hardware can make the entire space look updated.  Optimize lighti

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GTA REALTORS® Release May 2021 Stats

Residential transactions reported through TRREB’s MLS® System remained high in May 2021, but fell short of the 2016 record and were below this year’s March peak. Despite a slight ebb in sales over the last two months, market conditions remained tight enough to push the average selling price to an all-time record in May. Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 11,951 sales in May 2021 – more than double the result from May 2020, the second full month of the pandemic. May 2021 sales were below the May 2016 record of 12,789 but remained well above the average May sales of 10,336 for the 2010 through 2019 period. Often, May is the strongest sales month in any given year; however, 2021 results bucked this trend, with May sales below the 15,646 deals reported in March. “There has been strong demand for ownership housing in all parts of the GTA for both ground-oriented home types and condominium apartments. This was fueled by confidence in economic recovery and low borrowing costs. However, i

TRREB MLS® New Listings May 2021

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

TRREB MLS® Average Resale Home Price May 2021

TRREB MLS® Sales May 2021

7 Ways To Make Your Next Move Fun

For many homeowners, selling their current property and finding their next home can seem like a daunting experience. But, it doesn't need to be. In fact, the process can be smooth and relatively easy, even fun, if you do the right things.  Consider these tips:  1. Create a profile of you next dream home. If possible, get the whole family involved in this exercise. Turn it into a fun game.  2. Learn the steps involved in selling and buying. Don't be shy about asking questions. The less mysterious the process seems, the more likely you are to enjoy the experience.  3. Visit neighbourhoods you'd like to live in. Explore the area. Go for walks. Imagine living there.  4. Clean out all the clutter and other unwanted items from your home. This not only makes the house more comfortable for you and your family, it also makes it look better to buyers.  5. Don't do everything on your own. Get help. If you need a repair person, house cleaner, contractor or pet sitter, hire one.