Set Learning Goals Instead of Resolutions

Monday Dec 23rd, 2019

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Are you making a New Year’s resolution this month? Whether it’s to quit smoking, lose weight, or spend more time with your family, you’ll have a much better chance of success if you turn that goal into a learning goal instead. A learning goal is simply a commitment to learn something rather than to achieve a specific milestone. Say, for example, that your New... [read more]

Should You Buy the “Less Than Perfect” Home?

Wednesday May 1st, 2019


When you’re shopping for a new home, you want to find a property that has all the features and characteristics you want. Perhaps you’re looking for a large deck surrounded by picturesque landscaping, a beautiful kitchen with gleaming marble countertops, or a cozy living room with a fireplace. You should be looking for the ideal home. You deserve it! But some home buyers become... [read more]

4 Ways to Make the Home Hunting Process Easier

Saturday Jan 5th, 2019


Shopping for a new home can be intimidating. With so many things to do and think about, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some good tips for making the home hunting process a lot easier and much less stressful. 1. Get your mortgage arranged in advance. You don’t want to find the ideal home on the market, only to face problems... [read more]

7 Reasons To List During The Holidays

Saturday Nov 3rd, 2018


Spring may still be peak home-shopping season, since most families want to move when the kids are out of school. Yet it actually pays to list in the winter, when buyers tend to have more urgency. Listing in the winter can also be a great strategy for lessening competition and driving up value for your home. Here are 7 reasons to say YES to listing during the holidays: 1. Serious Buyers. While there may be less buyers out there, people who look for a home during the holidays are... [read more]

Characteristics of a Desirable Street

Thursday Nov 1st, 2018


Sometimes you know a desirable street when you see one. For example, it’s obvious that a home on a cul-de-sac is enticing mainly because there isn’t any through traffic.   What are the other characteristics of a desirable street that may not be as obvious? Here are just a few: Sidewalks. A sidewalk in front of your home is not only handy, it also adds... [read more]

If you don't move quickly, it's going to be gone.

Wednesday Oct 17th, 2018


My First Hand Experience in Toronto's Condo Rental Market When it comes to renting a unit in the city, most of my clients experience the same problem. On average there are about 50 new rental units that come on the market each day in the city of Toronto. In comparison, only about 10 units a day come up for sale. There is no doubt that Toronto is currently in a heat wave of rentals. It was a lot easier to afford a place on your own in the past - today, young proffessionals will... [read more]

Do You Know the Basics of Home Security?

Wednesday Oct 10th, 2018


Most people feel confident that they know the basics of home security. For example, they know to: keep all doors locked; have a light on in the house while away; and, never hide a key outside in an obvious place, like under the mat. Yet, almost a million and a half properties get burglarized in North America each year. So, how can you prevent that from happening to your home? Here are a few... [read more]

4 Inexpensive Ways to Prepare Your Home for Sale

Tuesday Sep 18th, 2018


If you want to improve how your home shows to potential buyers, you don’t necessarily need to invest in a costly remodelling or renovation. In fact, there are some simple - and relatively inexpensive - things you can do to make your property look significantly better. Let’s take a look at some of the options available: 1. Paint it. There’s no doubt about it. A... [read more]