What is a PHANTOM Real Estate OFFERS and are they Legal?

Toronto Real Estate Bids Solds

PHANTOM REAL ESTATE BIDS ARE A THING OF THE PAST! You are in a bidding war and the Listing Agent says you better bring your very best Offer because you are in competition, but something doesn’t feel right.  Is there another Offer and how can we know for sure? Well, starting July 1st, 2015, RECO (The Real Estate Council of … Read More

IS REAL ESTATE A GREAT INVESTMENT ?

TREB CHARTS

TORONTO REAL ESTATE IS YOUR BEST INVESTMENT FOR YOUR MONEY…  You work hard for your Money and what better return than investing in the Toronto Real Estate Market. According to the following Toronto Real Estate Board Charts, Real Estate over time is the Best Investment for your Money.  Our Market and House Prices have continued a steady rise throughout the … Read More

Are Carbon Monoxide Alarms Mandatory in all Ontario Homes?

THE SILENT KILLER – DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN IN YOUR HOME OR TO YOUR FAMILY!  A few things: Carbon Monoxide is Odorless, Colourless and Tasteless The Law came into effect in Ontario to have Carbon Monoxide Alarms in Houses on April 14, 2015 Have your Gas Furnace/Stove and Chimney checked regularly, and make sure your Furnace Inspector has a ‘Gas Licence’, and your … Read More

WHAT IS KNOB AND TUBE WIRING?

Knob and Tube Wiring

Many Homes in Toronto have Knob and Tube Wiring….What is is exactly? Homes built prior to 1950, used a system called ‘Knob and Tube’ Wiring.  Today, although its technology is old, it is still capable of carrying electricity through a Home. What is Knob and Tube Wiring? It is a system that uses Porcelain Insulators called Knobs, for running wires through … Read More

Harvey Kalles Real Estate in Don Mills?

Sold by Veronica Key

Have you been thinking of Selling your Home in Don Mills? Here are 3 KEY Harvey Kalles Statistics: 1.   For C13 (Your Neighbourhood Don Mills), from January 1st – April 30, 2015, Harvey Kalles average DOM (Days on the Market) was 4.2 days.  TREB average was 17.5 days 2.    Harvey Kalles Average Sale Price (same time period) was $1,520,417. TREB … Read More

Who put a Stop Sign in the Real Estate Market?

Toronto Real Estate Market Stops

STOP! Central Toronto is HOT!  Homes are still in Bidding Wars and Buyers are Buying Homes over List Prices. BUT …. in the ‘outskirts’ of Toronto like Mimico, Stonegate-Queensway and Neighbourhoods in Scarborough, there is definately a Market difference.  It’s as if someone put a Stop Sign in the Middle of the Marketplace.  We are not seeing homes listed with … Read More

How much Value does a Real Estate Agent Add when Selling My Home?

Value of a Real Estate Agent

ALOT!     Alot of things go on behind the scenes in making a Real Estate transaction go smoothly.  Some of the “Added-Value” Skills that a Good Agent possesses are: Support, Empathy, Kindness, Leadership, Loyalty, Creativity and Coaching, to name a few.  Quality of Service is also “Added Value”! Pricing, Negotiating, Marketing, Advertising, Communication Skills, all “Add Value”!  An Agent can spend … Read More

How to Keep Track of the Toronto Real Estate Market

Toronto Market Trends Real Estate

Want to know what’s going on in the Housing Market? Trends? Statistics?  How many Sales of Condos, Townhomes, Detached Homes?  Prices?  TREB (The Toronto Real Estate Board) provides regular data to keep Agents informed of the Market.  These Charts give Agents a better understanding of what the Real Estate Market is doing in Toronto.

Ready to Sell Your Condo? Seller’s Checklist

Ready to List your Condo Apartment / Loft / Townhome?  Here is a Quick Checklist for THINGS TO DO: 1.  It’s always a good idea to Call your Management Office and get the Total Reserve Fund Amount.  This helps the Potential Buyer with making a decision regarding the security of the Building. 2.  Find out if there are any Special Assessments … Read More

Does Cutting Real Estate Commission Really Save Sellers Money?

Should Real Estate Agents Cut their Commission

Asking a Realtor to CUT their Commission – Might just cost you MORE than you are Saving!   Every day Agents are asked by their Sellers to “Cut” their Commission.  Why do they ask?  Do they ask their Lawyers, Dentists, Doctors or Cab Drivers to cut their rate or commission?  My guess is that most Sellers don’t know what Agents … Read More