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Welcome to the month of April.  By the time you are reading this, you will be deep into it.  That means I can’t play any April Fool jokes on you.  Never been a fan of those anyway.   When I was a kid, my favorite radio station 96 Rock in Atlanta announced they were going to be changing formats and playing elevator music, and for half the day they did that, only to announce it was a big April Fool’s Joke.

Another BIG deal in April is TAX day! Yep! Deadlines for filing those personal income tax returns.  I don’t think most people mind paying taxes as long as they are being put to good use.  I think it’s the waste that bothers most of us citizens.

Both days I mentioned above are for sure…

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Low-interest rates help with affordability but they won't be around forever.

It is inevitable that interest rates cannot and probably should not stay this low forever. It could be in the next six weeks or the next six months, but rates will start to creep up. How the market responds when they do will say a lot about how far the real estate market has to go.

Low inventory is pushing prices higher but a real estate agent knows how to negotiate a win.

When you're buying a house in a hot market, time is of the essence. A beautiful home that is priced well can attract more than one offer. Find an experienced agent who can guide you through the ins and outs of your local market, follow their advice, and you'll be in good shape, even in a seller's…

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Who Cares if the Ground Hog Got it Right,
Spring is Still Coming! I Promise. 

Spring is Springing! Yay! I just came inside from shooting a video outside and WOW! It’s nice out! Yes I realize that when you get this and read it that it could be cold and rainy, but those cold days are just about over. Everyone loves Spring, primarily because it means… summer is near!

For many across this great country though, it’s still COLD, grey, and snowy! One thing is for sure, this winter season is coming to an end. It does every year without fail.

Just like the weather seasons come and go, so do the seasons of life. Are you with me when I say that these seasons seem to come and go faster and faster as well as the time?

Some of life’s seasons will be HOT…

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With Valentine’s day around the corner, you’re bound to hear the word “LOVE” quite a bit. But one of the most famous sayings, “Home is where the heart is” rings true now as much as in years past.

Buying a home is a lot like falling in love. What does it actually take to fall in love with a home? It’s when you begin casually going to a few open houses, seeing your options, and figuring out what really matters to you. The space you share with those you love often has special features that bring warm feelings the moment you walk through the door. Once you establish your deal breakers (for example, must have two bathrooms, a great kitchen, and a beautiful backyard) you hire a realtor and begin to narrow down your choices. Eventually, you find The…

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There are three primary housing situations available: purchasing a condo, buying a house, or renting an apartment. Each has its benefits and drawbacks. Take a look at the advantages of each—which are also usually the disadvantages of the others.

Advantages of a Condo to a House

  • Condos are less expensive than Houses

    - The average condo price is less than the average GTA house price

    - A lower price means a lower down payment and a lower monthly payment.

  • No repairs and maintenance on the exterior

    - While homeowners are busy mowing their lawns, painting the house, trimming hedges, cleaning gutters, raking leaves, and shoveling snow, condo owners are busy hanging out at the pool, taking weekend trips, or…

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Top 5 Schools In Vaughan 2021

Updated: January 2021

Most home buyers have a pretty long list of "must-haves" that they want to include in their search for a new home. Being near to great schools is one of these important factors. An up-to-date Top 5 list of Vaughan Schools is in order.

Vaughan has no shortage of great schools where your little ones can get a top-notch education. With a bit of consideration and some guidance from the right real estate agent, you can ensure that your next home is close to the one that’s ideal for your family.

Are you searching for a perfect family home in Vaughan? View the latest active Vaughan listings.

Public schools in Vaughan are administered by the York Region District School Board. Due to covid closures many are in a virtual…

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So you are looking to purchase an Ontario home with easy access to Toronto?

The trouble is that whenever you find a home that is appealing, it's sold before you get a chance to see it. Indeed in some cases, it is sold before you can even inquire. This further compounds the stress of trying to find the right place, and win the purchase. 

The hurdles seem to come much sooner in the buying process these days which makes the home hunt less enjoyable for any home buyer.

But what if you could get access like an agent to homes that meet your criteria before anyone else knows about them?  This would be a game-changer for some families and would benefit home buyers that have limited time to search, or have financial time limit crunches pressing…

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Every year, the New Year arrives, brimming with possibilities. Promises and resolutions are abundant. A new year means New Year’s resolutions and more often than not they are usually more personal. But, why not make some New Year’s resolutions for your home? Don’t waste a minute of your time and start now! They say home is where your heart is but a lovelier, better organized, and more comfortable place to live will surely work wonders. 

Here are 4 New Year's Resolutions for Your Home:
#1 - Organize and Declutter

Get Rid of unused items and be thoughtful about what you bring into your home. Decluttering an entire home is a big job. The best way to tackle it is in stages—focus on one room, one space, or even one zone within a room.  I recommend 

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Winter is one of the seasons that allow us to showcase our properties in a cozy and inviting light, so why not make the most of it? It's essential to brighten up your home for Winter open houses and visits. Make sure every room is well lit!

Once temperatures begin to dip and the holidays arrive, both home buyers and inventory drop off sharply. Yet even though the cold weather months aren't the best time to sell, sometimes circumstances demand it. If you're one of the unlucky few trying to sell your house during this time of year, take these special measures to make your listing stand out.

Here are the best ways to make your home stand out during winter.

#1 - Stay warm

This is not the time to save a few bucks on your heating bill. You want…

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Property Spark researched hundreds of Canadian groups & teams’ social media channels and went through a certain process to select the best. Property Spark began with finding Canadian groups & teams through different mediums and then looked at objective data regarding the Canadian real groups & teams’ social media presence across various social media channels. Lastly, PropertySpark made sure that all the Canadian Real Estate groups & teams who made it to the final list have great social media presence based on subjective variables.

They’ve been ranking top agents, groups and teams on social media since 2016 we are extremely honoured and very proud to be chosen as one of the Top 40 Canadian Real Estate groups & teams that are the best of the best…

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