Proud sponsors of St. Leo's Spring Fling & Mimico Party in the Park in June 2017! Sandy and Rayissa firmly believe in supporting the communities where are their clients live. Since many of our clients live in Mimico we have been actively involved with the Mimico Residents Association and other local events for the last 4+ years. We had two of our Mimico events just happen in June of this year. We and all those who attended had a ball! St. Leo's Elementary School Spring Fling, June 8th, 2017 We have delightfully watched this event grow by leaps and bounds each year we've been a part of it, sponsoring the biggest bouncy castle of the event for a fourth year in a row! But we wanted to do more than just pay for the bouncy . . .
Compiled below are the Housing Sale Numbers for April and May 2017 for Mimico Traditionally, the spring market in Etobicoke and in Mimico moves pretty fast, with the highest sold home prices of the year usually occurring in May. 2017 has proven to be a little bit different so far. April 2017 came in with a bang and a frenzy. Fewer houses were for sale than the year before. Multiple offers were the norm with 8 or 10 or even 12 offers for many properties. Houses were selling for 20-50% over asking, some even higher. Some houses were not appraising. Buyers were feeling fatigue and felt the need to scramble to just buy something. Then the Ontario government announced some changes in late April to help “slow” the market down. Which . . .
17 Ewing Street in Georgetown Listed $769,000. We just saw SOLD it! Want one like it? Call us... 17 Ewing Street in Georgetown is a raised bungalow with a walk-out lower level that combines the best of days gone by with modern conveniences. Originally built in 1864 for the niece of George Kennedy, whom Georgetown was named after, this four bedroom, two bathroom home is a delight from inside and out. On a double lot (90x127 feet), it has a large front yard as well as side and backyard featuring a brand new deck out of composite materials as well as large workshop/studio. The house is enclosed by an iron gate on the street side from an old church off of Hurontario. The wide porch welcomes you in, perfect for sipping your morning . . .
Top 10 tips you may have forgotten to do before your house is for sale in Toronto! The last few days before your house in Toronto is officially up for sale can be pretty hectic. Here's some tried and true top tips we've put together to help you get your house ready for buyers and open houses! 1) Toilet seat - Does yours look a bit rough around the edges? If it's wood, looks old, stained, cracked, or really cheap, you probably should replace the toilet seat cover. This is a pretty easy, inexpensive $30 fix and it makes a fresh impact. 2) Valuables & ID - Hide it all! Out of the house is better, in a safety deposit box or somewhere safe. Your money or coins, jewelry, iPads, tablets, laptops, collectibles, and designer purses . . .
Have you noticed some of your friends and family starting to make different lifestyle choices? Like moving further out of the city to have a bigger house, larger lot, better schools, bunnies in the backyard? We have, too. And we are featuring just such a find with a house for sale with an easier commute time than from Ajax or Pickering or Milton or Oakville. Welcome to 17 Bishop Court. While this home recently sold, if you do want to try estate living, we are very familiar with some wonderful pockets of neighborhoods within a 45-60 minute commute to the city, that are available. Just call us! 17 Bishop Court is located in the hamlet of Glen Williams in Halton Hills. 5 minutes to the GO train in Georgetown with a 60 minute . . .
Top 10 Tips for a Great Open House Experience in Toronto - as a Buyer... Here are some good tips for Buyers to get the most out of your Open House experience in Toronto... Do it yourself, map it out! Prior to leaving, map out where you are going, so you maximize your Open House in Toronto window. Most open houses in Toronto are held Saturday and Sunday between 2-4pm. A few agents begin at 1:00 pm or stay as late as 5:00 pm, but generally the window is 2-4 pm. Ask your real estate salesperson for a list of area Open Houses PLUS property information. Don't waste your time stopping to view houses on Open House in Toronto that are NOT what you are looking for. Ask your agent to give you a list of qualified houses for you . . .
Home Buyers Guide: Getting Ready to Buy a House in Toronto Try this Home Buyers Guide for some tips on your home buying experience. To begin, there are lots of different types of home buyers out there. First-Time Home Buyers: With housing prices higher thus higher deposits, many people buying for the first time are in their 30s and 40s Back-in-the-Market Home Buyers: Those that bought 10+ years ago and now want to sell, the market has changed since then Trading-Up Buyers: You’ve made money on your house and are on to bigger and better. Got-a-Raise Home Buyers: Moving because they got a new job, higher pay, woo hoo! Upsizing Home Buyers: Your family has grown with kids, dogs, the cat and you need more room Downsizing . . .
Buying or selling a home is an exciting opportunity for some people, and for others, it can be a stressful time. It’s likely that some of you may have even regretted a past experiences with some Toronto real estate agents. We believe that responsible realtors should make an effort to minimize that stress and bring confidence, expertise, and even a little excitement to one of the largest purchases in your life, your new home in Toronto! Choosing a realtor should be about the best fit for you. You and your realtor should fit as well as peanut butter and jelly, Beyonce and Jay Z, Liberace and sequins. You should have full confidence in your Toronto realtor and their experience as well as feel 100% comfortable working with that person or . . .
An estate sale is the sale of a home when the owner is no longer able to live in the home or has passed away and many times the owner's children, trustee, or power of attorney designee is managing the property and intends to put it up for sale. Common questions with estate sales Common questions include….Where do you start? What do you do with the contents? How do you present the property for sale to maximize the highest possible price? When is it the right time to sell the property? Do we have to update the property if it's outdated? These questions and more are asked prior to an estate sale. Sandy & Rayissa help provide guidance and answers to these questions and more. Tending to the details of life-changes can become . . .