Market Update – October 2017

Canada According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), Association (CREA), national home sales posted a small gain in August 2017. HIGHLIGHTS: National home sales rose 1.3% from July to August. Actual (not seasonally adjusted)...

Investor’s Corner – October 2017

What the heck is the "Capitalization Rate"? One of the most important terms you will come across in the investment real estate world is "Capitalization (Cap) Rate". This is the rate of return on an investment, based on the income that the property is expected to...

Seller’s Corner – October 2017

Now that you have your home looking all spiffy and ready to list, how do you find an agent that will ensure that you get the top dollar you deserve? Many people already know an agent they can trust; however, if you do not know one directly, it is a good idea to first...

Buyer’s Corner – October 2017

How much of a down payment should I put down? Although you can purchase a house with as little as 5% down, it is always best to put down 20%, if possible. When calculating what kind of a down payment you should make, be sure to take into account all of the closing...

Market Update – September 2017

Canada According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales declined further in July 2017. Highlights: National home sales fell 2.1% from June to July. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in July stood 11.9%...

Prize Winners – September 2017

Congratulations to the following Winners of our Grand Prize Draw of a Punk Rock Realty T-Shirt, Hat and Hoodie! Bikes on Bond Derek Skinner If you haven't contacted us already with your sizing and shipping information, be sure to do...

Investor’s Corner – September 2017

Most investors start out with a small (2 to 4 unit) multi-residential property as this is what most easily falls in line with their time and budget constraints. It is a whole different ballgame with properties with 5 or more units as you will require a larger down...

Seller’s Corner – September 2017

After decluttering, you might also want to consider some simple staging to make your home appear as attractive and functional as possible to potential buyers. Some cost effective staging ideas include: Try to give everything a purpose - turn empty nooks into reading...

Buyer’s Corner – September 2017

First Time Home Buyer Incentives Home Buyer Tax Credit (up to $750) You, your spouse or common-law partner bought a qualifying home, and You did not live in another home owned by you, your spouse, common-law partner in the year of acquisition or the four proceeding...

Prize Winners – August 2017

Congratulations to the following Winners of our Grand Prize Draw of a Punk Rock Realty T-Shirt, Hat and Hoodie! Port Perry Home Show Jeanette Fulford Durham Region Pride Madison Nodelman Keith Richards Toronto Pride Rebekah Reuben Mary Russell Kawartha Lakes Pride...