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Thursday, Mar 01, 2018

Net-Zero Homes

  A net-zero home is a home that generates as much power as it uses. Is your home net-zero? If not, consider making upgrades that will limit power consumption and save you money in the long run. Insulation, heating and cooling systems and water conservation are all projects you should consider.     Building responsibly is something that I’ve talked about for years. I ...

Monday, Feb 19, 2018

All About Showings

  When preparing your home for showings, it is vital that you cater to what the buyer will be looking for. By depersonalizing, rearranging furniture and ensuring functionality, a buyer will be more likely to picture themselves in your space.      Arguably the most integral facet of selling a home is showing it to interested buyers, but not everybody realizes how much ...

Thursday, Feb 01, 2018

Why Choose Ttodd to Buy or Sell?

Providing Professional, Strategic, Personal Service   1. Multiple Award Winner and Top Producer at Sutton Group 2. Over 24 Years Real Estate Experience...Over 400+ Homes SOLD 3. High Profile Exposure 4. Complimentary Staging Service 5. Professional Photography and Virtual Home Tour 6. Newspaper and Magazine Ads 7. Customized Feat ...

Thursday, Feb 01, 2018

Home Buying Advice

  It can be hard for people in their twenties to enter the housing market. Between student loan debt and high market prices, having the money and knowledge necessary for the home-buying process is difficult, yet not impossible. Home buyers who are in their twenties have shared some of the things they learned after buying, including tips relating to money, home inspections and homeowner&r ...

Sunday, Jan 28, 2018

You Made How Much Selling Your House? Are You Sure About That?

  You Made How Much Selling Your House? Are You Sure About That?   Ever hear someone tell you they bought their house for peanuts and sold it for a small fortune? If it sounds too good to be true, sometimes it is. Many people conveniently forget to factor in real estate agent fees, mortgage interest, maintenance, property taxes, and more. The actual gains are quite a bit lower ...

Sunday, Jan 28, 2018

Higher Mortgage Rate Impact

  Last Wednesday, the Bank of Canada raised their interest rate to 1.25%. If you have a variable rate mortgage, this will have an effect on your interest rate immediately. However, those who have a fixed mortgage rate will see no immediate effect. If you plan to purchase a home in the near future, you should go get a mortgage pre-approval, which will provide a rate guarantee for up to 12 ...

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018

2017 Market Figures

  The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has released the 2017 summary data. Overall, there were 92 394 sales through the MLS system this past year, which is 18.3% less than 2016. The first quarter of 2017 had record sales, however the two following quarters brought a decline in sales. Sales went back up in the final quarter of 2017, most likely because of the new stress test guidelines that ...

Sunday, Jan 14, 2018

Congrats To Mary And Max on The Sale Of Their Home!

Saturday, Jan 13, 2018

Why Your Commute Time Is Important

  According to a Toronto Region Board of Trade study, 67% of home buyers said that commute time is one of their top three considerations when buying a home. With home prices rising, young workers are looking farther from the core business areas to seek affordable housing. This leads to a longer commute, which has negative effects on your health and stress levels. Centre for Addiction and ...

Thursday, Jan 04, 2018

Toronto home sales for 2017 down 18.3 per cent from 2016, average price up

  There were 92,394 sales through MLS system in 2017, down from 113,040 the previous year       There were 92,394 sales through the Toronto Real Estate Board's MLS system in 2017, down from 113,040 in the previous year. (Darren Calabrese/Canadian Press)   The Toronto Real Estate Board says home sales in the Greater Toronto Area fell 18.3 per cent last ...

Thursday, Jan 04, 2018

Comparable Real Estate Sales

  When you decide to sell your home, your real estate agent will give you an estimate selling price for your home. This estimate is made using comparable real estate sales. Real estate agents look at nearby homes with similar features to make this guess. They focus on finding another property with the same square footage, the same number of bedrooms and bathrooms and the same parking avail ...

Thursday, Jan 04, 2018

What First-Time Home Buyers Need to Know

  Buying your first home can be quite the daunting commitment. However, there are some resources you should have that will make the home buying process simpler. Understanding real estate agents, real estate lawyers, mortgage pre-approvals and down payments may sound stressful and confusing, but these are the things that will help your buying experience go as smoothly as possible.   ...

Monday, Oct 16, 2017

Fall Real Estate Advice for Buyers and Sellers

With the fall season upon us, real estate is still seeing the effects of Ontario’s fair housing plan. Despite demand being low this past summer, prices in Toronto are still high. If you are planning on selling your home this fall season, there are some things you can do to help attract more buyers. Redecorate your home to align with modern decor trends, renovate outdated rooms as needed an ...

Monday, Oct 16, 2017

Toronto Could Be One of the World’s Best Cities

  Toronto is finally getting the worldwide recognition it deserves, as JLL groups it as a contender of successful world cities. This ranking was earned after 26 main indices were analyzed, along with over 300 others that represent urban life. On top of that, 7 principal characteristics were studied, including: corporate presence, facilitation two-way movement of people, market and populati ...

Friday, Apr 21, 2017

Renovated Bungalow In Newmarket Backing Onto Woods 

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017

The First Steps in Selling Your Home

  With careful planning and the right lineup of experts on your side, you can progress confidently through the steps of selling your house, in any market. Our local experts are ready to guide you through the process in a way that honors your time­frame and financial goals. Read on for a basic roadmap of what you can expect when making this important transition. Enjoy the journey! &n ...

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017

5 Fundamental Homeseller Needs

  The decision to sell your home is an important and personal one. Because of this, each transaction is unique and must be handled delicately. However, there are common concerns and needs that every seller seems to experience. Most home sellers are concerned about one, or all, of the following 5 items:   Maximizing property equity   Selling your home for top dollar is a m ...

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017

5 Ways to Add Instant Value to Your Home

  Getting ready to sell? Buyers will form a first impression about your home within seconds of touring it in-person or online. Make sure the impression your home makes is one of high value for the asking price with these 5 tips for boosting your home’s appeal. Bonus: You don’t have to go for broke to make a big impact!   Spring for a Fresh Coat of Paint   ...

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017

10 Simple Techniques For Staging Your Home on a Shoe String Budget

    1. Got Curb Appeal?   Your home could look gorgeous on the inside but if the outside doesn’t match, you can lose the interest of serious drive-by buyers scouting your area. Give your front yard landscaping some extra TLC- keep grass cut, bushes trimmed and clear away any lawn debris. For a spot of color, plant some flowers. Check your mailbox and house numbers to s ...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017

5 Common Mistakes Home Buyers Make and How to Avoid Them

  Mistake #1: Not knowing how much they can afford before they make an offer.   The easiest way to avoid this mistake is to get pre-approved for a mortgage by a lender so you know in advance exactly how much you can afford. Most pre-approvals are free and it will give you a basis to make a more informed purchasing decision when you find the house you like.   Mistake #2: Not rea ...

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