Dealing With A Home Inspection Issue

By: Eric Eaton

Dealing With A Home Inspection Issue

Tags: Home Inspectors, Home Inspection Report, , Common Repairs, Requesting To Fix Issues, Deal Breakers

As you may know, it’s common to include a home inspection as a condition of an offer you make. It protects you from issues that you might not otherwise see during a viewing.   What do you do if the home inspector finds something wrong? The inspector might find a leak in the foundation, or windows that are old, drafty and need replacing.   Must you pass on a property that you othe...Read More

4 Tips To Help You Buy The Right Home And For The Best Price

By: Eric Eaton

4 Tips To Help You Buy The Right Home And For The Best Price

Tags: Steps To Buy A Home, Home Buying Checklist, How To Buy A Home, Buying A Home For The First Time, How Much Home Can I Afford

If you want to buy the right home and for the best price, you need to have four things in place. They will help ensure the experience goes smoothly.   1. You need to have a clear picture of the type of home you want. A bungalow or two stories? How many bedrooms? A large deck? Don’t forget about the neighbourhood. Need to be close to major highways for ease of commuting? Need good scho...Read More

Should You Worry About Price Fluctuations In The Real estate Market?

By: Eric Eaton

Should You Worry About Price Fluctuations In The Real estate Market?

Tags: Real Estate, Market Research, Home Price Index, How Much Is My Home Worth, Historical House Prices,

You turn on the television and watch a news story about housing prices going down. Then you receive a flyer in the mail about a property around the corner that sold for a decent price. Next you read a newspaper article about the housing market on the upswing again. It’s a little like being on a roller-coaster ride! Unfortunately the ride isn’t much fun if you’re thinking of b...Read More

#IMHOME Contest

By: Eric Eaton

#IMHOME Contest

Tags: IMHOME

  ENTER TO WIN: One $2,500 Grand Prize home shopping spree with a Hudson's Bay, Home Depot or Best Buy Canada gift card, awarded at contest end, or, One $250 gift card awarded every month for a total of 4 prizes valued at $1000*, or One $25 gift card awarded every week for a total of 16 prizes valued at $400* VTGEMBED.init([ "https://imhome.votigo.com", "", "100%", "" ...Read More

Toronto House Prices Jump 18.2 %, Another Unbelievable Record!!!

By: Eric Eaton

Toronto House Prices Jump 18.2 %, Another Unbelievable Record!!!

Tags: Toronto Homes, Single Family Homes, Condominium, MLS Listings, Real Estate Market, Home Sales,

  Canada’s economy may have been in the doldrums in the early months of this year, but you’d never know it looking at Toronto’s increasingly frenzied real estate market. The price of a single-family home jumped by 18.2 per cent in the past year, according to new data from the city’s real estate board. The average price for a standalone home in the city was $1,1...Read More

May 2015 Toronto Real Estate Board Resale Market Report

By: Eric Eaton

May 2015 Toronto Real Estate Board Resale Market Report

Tags: Sales Prices, Sales Growth, Market Report, MLS Listings, Reported Sales

TORONTO, June 3, 2015 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Paul Etherington announced 11,706 sales reported by Greater Toronto REALTORS® in May 2015.  This result was up by 6.3 per cent in comparison to 11,013 sales reported in May 2014.  For the TREB market area as a whole, sales were up for all major housing types.  However, in the City of Toronto, where the supply o...Read More

Spring 2015 Housing Market Outlook For Greater Toronto Area

By: Eric Eaton

Spring 2015 Housing Market Outlook For Greater Toronto Area

Tags: Housing Market, Mortgage Rate, Home Prices, Canada Mortgage Housing,

  Highlights Condominium apartment starts will dominate construction in 2015 and 2016 Low mortgage rates and increasing consumer confidence will boost existing home sales in 2015 before edging lower in 2016 Rising supply of condominium apartments for rent will exert some upward pressure on the average vacancy rate ?Lower oil prices will help to boost employment To access the full report ...Read More

3 Quick Tricks To Get Your Home Ready To Sell

By: Eric Eaton

3 Quick Tricks To Get Your Home Ready To Sell

Tags: Clean and Clear, Paint, Repair and Replace,

1. Clean and clear. Dust the cobwebs from the ceiling and fixtures, deep clean the carpets and shine up your windows. And while you’re at it, clear away any clutter, and store or give away unused items. 2. Paint. A bit of paint goes a long way to make your home shine like new. Stick with neutral tones for interior spaces so that potential buyers can see themselves in ...Read More

Renovations That Pay Off

By: Eric Eaton

Renovations That Pay Off

Tags: Remodeling, Home Improvement, Kitchen Renovations, Bathroom Renovations, Floor Replacement, Energy Updates

Remodeling is a great way to bring your home up-to-date, adapt it to your changing family needs and improve its value. If you’re planning on selling, making a few basic home improvements may make your home more attractive to potential buyers. 5 Renovations That Offer the Biggest Returns 1. Kitchen. (Return on investment: 75 to 100%) The kitchen is one of the most popular renovation...Read More

Improve Your Home's Value This Spring

By: Eric Eaton

Improve Your Home's Value This Spring

Tags: Improve Your Home's Value, MAINTAIN YOUR LAWN, Hedges and Shrubs, Windows and Gutters, New coat of Paint,

  If you’re like many homeowners, you think of two things: How much is my home worth, and what can I do to improve its value? Your home’s value depends on many factors, including its  location, age, size and condition. While you may not be able to do anything about your home’s  location or age, there are things that you can ...Read More