News & Tips on Toronto Real Estate

It's important to me to give relevant real estate info to my clients and readers so scroll through and click on the blog entries below for up-to-date real estate news. Check back regularly as I am frequently updating this information.

Preparing your home for Sale

Posted by Deirdre Slowey on 19 September 2018 | Comments

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Preparing your Home for sale  – Cleaning House
Clients often ask me how long do I need to take to get my home ready for sale and I tell them, if they talk to me a year ahead of their moving date, then they should be OK. A year? Well I guess it depends on how much time you have to get it ready. Here are some ideas on just getting the house clean.

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Sell your house fast

Posted by on 13 August 2018 | Comments

Most of us tolerate a degree of untidiness in at least one part of our home. Usually it's the basement. We store stuff the kids won on the sporting field or good quality tools that you don't use any more, but "they’re worth something". We all fall into that trap of keeping stuff that if we're honest nobody else wants. People in their twenties and thirties don't really appreciate the things a senior cherished once upon a time. Even if it's of great quality. And so, it ends up in the basement.

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Students learn what it's like to feel old and frail

Posted by on 17 November 2015 | Comments

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When we go to hospital, we're not usually feeling so good, so our reaction times are slower, our walk is slower (if you can walk at all) and generally feeling disoriented. Yet when you are called for a test, I have watched the technologist, nurse, healthcare worker, keep speeding along the corridor expecting you to catch up because (s)he has a busy day. Don't they have any idea?
Do not despair! The students of tomorrow are actually being trained to understand what it feels like to be unsteady on your feet, or just.... old! With the use of a "frail aging simulation suit" these students get a sense of what it's like to feel feeble.  Watch the video  and read more about their experiences on the link here

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A few of my favourite things

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | Comments

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The freezing February weather is keeping a tight lid on the real estate market here in Toronto. With only a few listings out each day, you would expect the buyers to be lined up at each one. But maybe the chill is extending to Buyer's pockets. Only the well priced homes are selling quickly whilst those that are even a few percentage points over market value , are left sitting. 
The best part of February has been Lady Gaga's performance at the Oscars. A medley from The Sound of Music was stunning. Julie Andrews is a hard act to follow but Lady Gaga did it. Enjoy it once again here. 

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