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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 – 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.
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.
Our world has become so visual in the 21st Century. Once upon a time if someone told you something you took the time to understand and that was sufficient. nowadays we all want to see with our own eyes before we make a decision. This has added importance when it is time to sell your home. Great photos make all the difference.
It used to get me in trouble - saying what was on my mind. But now it has become a valuable strength that I use in my business every day. I say what I mean and mean what I say when I talk to my Buyers who tired of searching and are thinking about buying a home that doesn't meet their needs.
One in 13 people over the age of 65 will experience some form of dementia, according to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada. Making some practical changes to your home helps maintain independence and involvement in your community. Click on the photo below to know more.
Ever heard of real estate Gridlock? Spring 2016 has been crazy in every sense of the word. Crazy low inventory, crazy number of buyers and subsequently, crazy prices - in every price range. Read more here, of the recent commentary from a TD economist.
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
I bet you didn't know that October 29th was World Stroke Day. It's a timely reminder for us all on what to look out for if you or one of your friends is not feeling well. It could be a stroke.
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.