New Year, New Home? Set Your Homeownership Goals Whether You’re Buying, Selling, or Staying Put

By: Eric Eaton

New Year, New Home? Set Your Homeownership Goals Whether You’re Buying, Selling, or Staying Put

Tags: New Year, New Home, Homeownership, Goals, Buying, Selling

The start of a new year always compels people to take a fresh look at their goals, from health and career to relationships and finance. But with historically low mortgage rates, increased home sales and price growth, and a tight housing inventory, the time is right to also make some homeownership resolutions for 2021.   Home buyers, is this the year you work to improve your credit score, pay ...Read More

The 5 Best Ways To Take Real Estate Pictures

By: Eric Eaton

The 5 Best Ways To Take Real Estate Pictures

Tags: Pictures, Photos, real estate pictures, real estate photos, 

HOW TO TAKE GREAT SHOTS OF YOUR HOME FOR SALE ONLINE Many homebuyers these days search for their future homes on the Internet. As such, they rely heavily on the photos sellers take to determine if they’d like to see more. As such, it’s extremely important to upload the best shots possible of your home to attract interested buyers.  Subpar images will not only depict your hom...Read More

5 Bathroom Shelf Organizing Tips

By: Eric Eaton

5 Bathroom Shelf Organizing Tips

Tags: Bathroom, shelves, organize, storage, shelving,

BUDGET-FRIENDLY BATHROOM ORGANIZING SOLUTIONS The bathroom is one of those rooms you use often, which means it can become a cluttered mess rather quickly if not kept under control. Often, the sheer lack of storage space in a bathroom is the reason the room looks so chaotic.  Whether you’re dealing with a tiny powder room or a sprawling luxury bathroom with dual sinks and a huge wa...Read More

Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

By: Eric Eaton

Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

Tags: SELLING A HOUSE, BUYING A HOUSE, selling real estate, buying real estate, 

  Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate. But the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put their moving plans on hold. In April, sales volume fell to its lowest level since 1984, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association.1   However, while sales have fallen, prices have remained ...Read More

#StayHome: How to Create Functional Spaces in Your Home During the Coronavirus [COVID-19] Outbreak

By: Eric Eaton

#StayHome: How to Create Functional Spaces in Your Home During the Coronavirus [COVID-19] Outbreak

Tags: working from home, Work, Children, kids, Family, Homeschooling, Exercise, staying fit, Coronavirus, covid-19, Outbreak, Emergency, School, Community, Learning, Activities, social distancing
 

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us are spending a lot more time at home. We’re all being called upon to avoid public spaces and practice social distancing to help slow the spread of this infectious disease. While it can be understandably challenging, there are ways you can modify your home and your lifestyle to make the best of this difficult situation. &n...Read More

5 Advantages Of Buying And Selling Now!

By: Eric Eaton

5 Advantages Of Buying And Selling Now!

Tags: Lower Prices, Les Competition, Faster Process, Winter Viewing, Quick Move

        People always ask me, "When is the best time to buy or sell a home?" The truth is, it's now! Here's why. ADVANTAGE #1 - LOWER PRICES Often, homes are priced a little more aggressively in the winter months. You can save more or get into a house you might have been unable to afford in other months.  ADVANTAGE #2 - LESS COMPETITION Mos...Read More

2020 Canadian Real Estate Market Forecast

By: Eric Eaton

2020 Canadian Real Estate Market Forecast

Tags: CANADIAN, Real Estate, Market, FORECAST, Homes, Houses, Buying, Selling

      After a two-year slump, the future's looking bright again for Canadian real estate. Economists expect positive growth in the national housing market in 2020, supported by low mortgage rates, a solid job market, and a rising population.   In fact, in a recent report, RBC Economics called 2019 a “turning point for Canada’s housing market.”1 To und...Read More

Will Your Home Improvement Project Pay Off? Here's The Best (and Worst) Ways to Spend Your Budget

By: Eric Eaton

Will Your Home Improvement Project Pay Off? Here's The Best (and Worst) Ways to Spend Your Budget

Tags: Home Improvement, Renovations, Remodelling,

Most new homeowners have something about their property that they want to change. And as family needs and design trends shift over time, many will eventually choose to remodel. Some homeowners make updates to their property before listing it to maximize their potential sales revenue.   Whatever your reasons are for taking on a home improvement project, it’s wise to consider how the mone...Read More

What’s Your Home Actually Worth?  Discover What Buyers Will Pay in Today’s Market

By: Eric Eaton

What’s Your Home Actually Worth? Discover What Buyers Will Pay in Today’s Market

Tags: What’s Your Home Worth, Home Value, Home Value Calculator, Free Home Evaluation, Appraised Value, Assessed Value, true market value, 

It’s easy to look up how much money you have in your savings account or the real-time value of your stock investments. But determining the dollar value of a home is trickier.   As a seller, knowing your home’s worth helps you price it correctly when you put it up for sale. If you price it too high, it may sit on the market. But price it too low and you may be losing out on a good ...Read More

What's Ahead For Real Estate, Housing Prices, And Interest Rates In 2019

By: Eric Eaton

What's Ahead For Real Estate, Housing Prices, And Interest Rates In 2019

Tags: Real Estate, Real Estate Agent, Realtor, Home Buyer, Home Seller, Home Search, Real Estate Market, 2019, Toronto Real Estate, Toronto Homes, Scarborough Real Estate, Scarborough Homes, Pickering Real Estate, Pickering Homes, Ajax Real Estate, Ajax Homes, Whitby Real Estate, Whitby Homes, Durham Real Estate, Durham Homes

What’s Ahead For Real Estate, Housing Prices, And Interest Rates in 2019?   As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?”   The Canadian real estate market experienced a cooldown in 2018 following years of rapid growth. This left many homeowners and potential buyers feeling skittish. Fortunately, economists expect the m...Read More