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Royal LePage: Canadian home price forecast revised upward to 16% as roaring spring market eases into summer

By: Jennifer Fazari

Royal LePage: Canadian home price forecast revised upward to 16% as roaring spring market eases into summer

Tags: Canadian home price, housing market , housing pricing, july housing market, spring market, toronto housing market, toronto real estate, toronto realtor

Second quarter regional highlights: Aggregate price of a home in Canada rose 25.3% year-over-year in the second quarter Demand expected to outstrip supply with upward pressure on prices, yet the pace of increases should moderate as peak price appreciation was reached in early Q2 Greater Montreal’s aggregate home price forecast to increase 17.5% year-over-year; the highest in Canada amon...Read More

April Market Statistics

By: Jennifer Fazari

April Market Statistics

Tags: homes for sale, selling my home, market statistics, toronto housing market, housing market, toronto residential sales, residential real estate, toronto real estate

  After 2021’s 1st Quarter of record sales, price appreciation, and market pace, the GTA’s robust spring market continued setting records in April. As the market in April 2020 was essentially frozen due to the pandemic, replacing year over year comparisons with 2015-2019 April averages offers better insight to how this April stacked up. April 2021’s record breaking sales fo...Read More

Five Summer Projects to Increase Home Resale Value

By: Jennifer Fazari

Five Summer Projects to Increase Home Resale Value

Tags: home projects, summer home projects, diy summer, homes in toronto, toronto home project, toronto real estate, toronto selling, home renovation, building home, renovate

Assessing the best return for your investment is paramount when undertaking home improvement projects. This means putting a priority on the jobs that are likely to be more valuable than others. Summer is an ideal time to get outside and invest your time, money and resources in a project that is going to pay back when it comes time to sell your home. We recommends investing in these top five outdo...Read More

By: Jennifer Fazari

Canadian home prices forecast to end year 13.5% higher than 2020 as waning affordability and modestly improving supply begin to slow the pace of future increases

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First quarter regional highlights: Addressing chronically low inventory critical in solving nation’s housing affordability crisis Aggregate price of a home in Canada rose 14.1% year-over-year in the first quarter of the year 67% of the 64 markets surveyed posted double digit year-over-year aggregate home price gains Montreal’s aggregate home price forecast to increase 16% year-ov...Read More

March 2021 Toronto Market Statistics

By: Jennifer Fazari

March 2021 Toronto Market Statistics

Tags: housing market, listing my home for sale, March 2021, March housing market, market statistics, Royal LePage, seller's market, selling homes, Toronto housing market, Toronto real estate, Toronto realtor

The first quarter of the 2021 GTA housing market consistently shows record sales numbers, price appreciation and market pace. Comparing March 2021 numbers with the same month last year is somewhat problematic given COVID-19’s market-halting impact mid-March 2020. Looking at the activity for the quarter, the story has solidly been about inventory and pace of sales. February 2021 reported a ...Read More

Showing The Property

By: Jennifer Fazari

Showing The Property

Tags: homes for sale, homes in toronto, selling my home, tips to sell my home, moving, getting organized to sell home, listing my home for sale, toronto realtors, real estate, toronto real estate, toronto realtor, listing my home, showing my home

Turn on all the lights, even during the daytime, including outside entrance, closets and basement. Open all the drapes and blinds. Turn off television, stereo and radio (soft music is recommended)  Open all the doors between rooms to give an inviting feeling. On cold days, light a fire. If not in season, make sure the fireplace is clean.  Ask friends or family to look after pets du...Read More

Tips for Preparing Your Property for Sale

By: Jennifer Fazari

Tips for Preparing Your Property for Sale

Tags: listing my home for sale, toronto real estate, homes in toronto, property for sale, tips to list my property, moving tips, things to do for listing, toronto sale,

1. CURB APPEAL - Get rid of clutter. Remove any toys, gardening equipment, dead tree limbs and other yard debris. - Brighten up the garden with fresh shrubs or flowers. Trim existing ones. - Repair, paint or touch up fence, doors, siding and trim. - Fix any damaged roof shingles and flashing. Clean gutters and downspouts. - Clean windows, replace broken panes and fix torn screens. - Wash t...Read More

10 Things to do before you list your home for sale

By: Jennifer Fazari

10 Things to do before you list your home for sale

Tags: homes for sale, homes in toronto, selling my home, tips to sell my home, moving, getting organized to sell home, listing my home for sale, toronto realtors, real estate, toronto real estate, toronto realtor, listing my home

1. Know why you really want to go. Some reasons are obvious, such as the need to sell if you're moving to another city or putting in an offer on a new home. Other needs may be less definite, such as outgrowing your space or concerns about cash flow. By working with a mortgage professional, you can assess financing options and the costs of moving against the costs of staying and make the best ...Read More

By: Jennifer Fazari

5 Costly Mistakes

Tags: house prices, money saving

5 Costly Mistakes Home Buyers Make Mistake #1 Not knowing what they can afford before making an offer. The best way to avoid this is to get pre-approved for a mortgage so you know exactly how much you can afford. Usually pre-approvals are free. Mistake #2 Not knowing who the agent represents. Unless an agent is working as your buyer representative, they represent the seller. Many people don&#...Read More

By: Jennifer Fazari

Credit Score Affects You

Tags: CREDITSCORE, CREDIT, HOME

How Your Credit Score Affects How Much House You'll Be Able To Buy... Your credit score is now the most important factor in determining how much house you can buy, so if you are in the market for a new home, you need to understand how it affects you. In order to make it easy for mortgage companies to determine the risk of lending to you, they are using a system called credit scoring (also ca...Read More