Showing posts from February, 2017


DON’T DIY THESE HOME IMPROVEMENTS: ESSENTIAL ADVICE FOR HOMEOWNERSNovember 22, 2016, By Teresa Cowart in BlogFor Home BuyersFor Homeowners. Tagged:  •  •  •  •  • 
DIY projects in some cases are more affordable, but some projects should be left to the professionals.With the easy access of DIY videos and articles, homeowners may have more confidence to tackle home maintenance projects. DIY projects in some cases are more affordable, but some projects should be left to the professionals. Changes Made To The Structure Of A Home Homeowners from time to time will want to add a room or make a room larger by removing walls. Situations like this are best left up to the professionals. The soundness of a home’s structure is extremely important. Certain walls are considered structural and knocking them down can significantly affect the safety of the home. An expert will be able to gauge whether walls are structural or not and if…

How to Add Romance to Your Bedroom Decor

Home » Home Improvement Ideas » How to Add Romance to Your Bedroom Decor How to Add Romance to Your Bedroom Decor Published - February 9, 2017 February is already here, and as some would say, it’s the month of love. Valentine’s Day is a day that some people enjoy celebrating while others prefer not to. Whether you’re a fan of Valentine’s Day or not, you should always make sure your bedroom is a romantic retreat for you and your partner. Make Your Bed Making your bed may seem like a tedious task in the morning but if you were to ask someone who makes their bed every day, what it’s like to get into bed at night, they’d more than likely tell you there’s nothing better than climbing into a clean, crisp bed at the end of a long day. Making your bed truly takes no time in the morning and studies show that it actually leads to a better sleep and more productive habits. To some up, no romantic evening starts with a messy bed, it just ends with one. Avoid Clutter A collection of thing…

5 ways to avoid problems during closing – CREA

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5 ways to avoid problems during closingMark Weisleder - Open Mic - May 5, 2016

As we head into the very busy spring and summer real estate markets, here are some tips to remember when you are putting your deal together in the first place, to avoid problems at closing. 1. Avoid buying and selling on the same day Clients believe they will save money when they buy and sell on the same day. This is incorrect both in actual costs they are likely to incur but, more importantly, considering the unnecessary risks they are taking. Imagine the buyer who does the following: they have the movers arrive at their current home early in the morning to pack up and head over to their new home only to find out that the earliest they will receive keys will be late in the afternoon. This means they’re now stuck paying extra in moving costs for the wait time and – even worse – if their buyer cannot close for any reason, they won’…

GTA REALTORS® release monthly resale housing market figures for January 2017


Source: Toronto Real Estate Board
TORONTO, February 3, 2017

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TORONTO, February 3, 2017 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,188 residential transactions through TREB's MLS® System in January 2017. This result was up by 11.8 percent compared to 4,640 sales reported in January 2016. Annual rates of sales growth were higher for condominium apartments than for low-rise home types.

January 2017 picked up where 2016 left off: sales were up on a year-over-year basis while the number of new listings was down by double-digit annual rates for most major home types.

"Home ownership continues to be a great investment and remains very important to the majority of GTA households. As we move through 2017, we expect the demand for ownership housing to remain strong, including demand from first…