Mississauga, ON Real Estate News

By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE)
I’m proud to be the real estate agent of choice for those who want a great experience buying or selling a home. My “clients-first” approach means that you’ll be working with a professional who listens to you, provides expert advice, and works hard on your behalf to meet your goals.Visit my new easy to navigate consumer friendly website at (https://www.gloriavalvasori.com/) where I have provided lots of useful information for both buyers and sellers to help you make an informed decision.I am always available to answer your questions or provide information.. I'm only a phone call away.. 
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By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE)
10 VERY IMPORTANT REASONSWHY YOU SHOULD HIRE AN KNOWLEDGEABLE PROFESSIONALWHEN BUYING OR SELLING  REAL ESTATE Buying or selling a home is probably THE most important financial transaction you will make during your lifetime, and having a trained, experienced realtor who has the knowledge and expertise is the logical and smart choice.After all, who would you consult if you had a heart condition.? a cardiologist of course, because you want best there is … an experienced professional with the knowledge and expertise in this field.What if your child had a serious illness, you would of course seek out the best pAediatrician so your child would have the best possible care.It’s no different when buying or selling a home.. leave it in the capable hands of the experienced and trained professional...
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By Sara Kareer, Boutique Real Estate Services to Buyers & Sellers
(Re/Max Realty One Inc., Brokerage)
MCity Condos, near Square One, in Mississauga is launching tomorrow!  MCity in Mississauga, near Square One, is launching tomorrow to Platinum Agents.Please let me know if you're interested in this ground-breaking project.   Please call/text/message me if you're interested in purchasing a suite at MCity Condos in Mississauga and I'll forward you the floor plans, special pricing, and incentives! Your deposit will secure a suite at today's prices and the remaining balance will be due in 2022 (projected).   
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By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE)
TIPS ON HOW TO HIRE A CONTRACTORBEWARE OF THE PITFALLSAre you about to start a renovation, but don’t really know where to start to looking for a contractor?  It can be overwhelming as you want to find someone who is not only trustworthy, but also one that does professional quality work.Hiring a contractor can be a scary and stressful experience and I’m sure we have all heard of the horror stories of contractors disappearing after receiving their deposit. But these pitfalls can be avoided, and you can hire the right person for the job!Do your due diligence before you hire a contractor to avoid making those mistakes you read about in the news.  There are some quality contractors out there who perform wonderful work.. and if you go about it the right way, you can find them!HERE ARE SOME TI...
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By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE)
WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A REAL ESTATE AGENTBuying or selling a home is probably THE most important financial transaction you will make during your lifetime, and having a trained, experienced realtor who has the expertise is the logical and smart choice. After all, who would you consult if you had a heart condition… a cardiologist of course, because you want best there is … an experienced professional with the knowledge and expertise in this field. What if your child had a serious illness, you would of course seek out the best pediatrician so your child would have the best possible care. Its no different when buying or selling a home.. leave it in the capable hands of the experienced and trained professionals.Clients sometimes ask me why they need to hire a real estate agent when so much inf...
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By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE)
FRESH, HOME MADE PASTA... EASIER THAN YOU THINK! AND...NO I don't spend hours in the kitchen making it!!  Pasta is one of my favourite foods, and being Italian, I’m very fussy about my Pasta, and there is no comparison between home made and store bought…. The good news?  It’s not that difficult OR time consuming as everyone thinks.It has a soft, velvety texture that you just don’t get in store bought pasta, and the other big plus? It only takes 2-3 minutes to cook… much less time than the store bought.The other plus?  You know exactly what you and your family are eating because everything is made from scratch with fresh eggs, and flour..To compliment the soft, velvety pasta you need fresh home made sauce… also very easy to make.. either with meat, or without… just a few ingredients and...
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By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE)
CURB APPEAL, FIRST IMPRESSIONS HELP YOUR REALTOR GET YOUR HOME SOLD!In my 30+ years as a real estate agent, I can usually tell when I pull up in front of a home I’m about to show what the inside of a home will look like based on the exterior. If the exterior is unkept then you can bet that the inside is generally the same.CURB APPEALA vast majority of home buyers decide whether or not to look inside a home, based on their first impressions of the outside… does it have “curb appeal?” ..the view they see when they drive by or arrive for a showing. You can ensure people want to come inside your home by spending some time working on its exterior appearance, making it inviting for buyers to want to see more.Most potential buyers find it difficult to visualize changes, and often won’t take a ...
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By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE)
STREETSVILLE SALES – FEB/1/2017 – MAR/1/2017 STREETSVILLE SALES FEBRUARY 2, 2017 – MARCH 1, 2017 Street Neighbourhood List Price Type Style Beds Sold Date               Bow River Streetsville $639,900 Semi-detached Bungalow 3 2/6/2017 Charing Drive Streetsville $689,900 Detached Sidesplit 3 2/2/2017 Sora Drive Streetsville $698,800 Detached Bungalow 3 2/21/2017 Swanhurst Blvd Streetsville $924,900 Detached Bungalow 3 2/13/2017 Mill Street Streetsville $999,000 Detached 2 Storey 4 2/13/2017 Melody Drive Streetsville $999,888 Detached 2 Storey 4 2/28/2017 Roy Drive Streetsville $1,099,000 Detached 2 Storey 4 2/8/2017 Colbert Gdns Streetsville $1,998,888 Detached Bungalow 3 2/14/2017 **************************************I live and work in Mississauga in the STREETSVILLE neighbourhood and ...
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By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE)
HANDLING VIEWINGSENSURING VIEWINGS ARE SUCCESSFULPrivate viewings and open houses provide opportunities for buyers to view your property and get a sense of what it is like to live there. Ideally, you will want them to be impressed by what they see – and motivated to make an offer.As your real estate agent, I ensure we maximize the potential of every viewing and open house. To accomplish that, I advise you on how best to prepare your property, I market it to qualified buyers, and then, at viewings, draw their attention to the great qualities of your house.When it comes to scheduling, I coordinate with you to select days and times that are as convenient as possible. Obviously, I encourage you to be as flexible as you can, as that will enable more buyers to see your property. Weekends, in ...
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By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE)
Most seasoned buyers and sellers are probably already familiar with the terminology involved in a real estate transaction… but some buyers, who are first time buyers or novices are not familiar with this terminology, so I’ve compiled a list for everyone!Glossary Of Key Real Estate TermsThere are a great deal of phrases and terminologies unique to real estate.  Listed below are just a sample of the common terms you will encounter in the process of buying or selling a home.  Take a moment to familiarize yourself with them so you will know where to look if you need a definition.Amortization Period        The actual number of years it will take to pay back your mortgage loan.Appraised Value              An estimate of the value of the property. Conducted for the purpose of  mortgage lending...
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By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE)
 A few years ago a home inspector I have known for many years, and who I refer many of my clents to, called to see if I would allow him to perofrm an energy audit on my home.  He was  taking the course to become certified and he was required to conduct energy audits on 5 homes as part of his course.He went on to explain that it would not cost me anything  Of course I agreed and he conducted the audit.  I was very surprised to see the source of potential energy leaks, one being the electrical outlets in my walls!! These were the only minor issues in my audit, so my home passed..  BUT WILL YOURS??With the rising cost of electricity and gas it is something you should consider, as some minor changes could prove to be very worthwhile and reduce the cost of your utility bills.Home Energy Audi...
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By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE)
                  STREETSVILLE NEIGHBOURHOOD SALES                         JANUARY 1, 2017 - FEBRUARY 11, 2017                   STREET NEIGHBOURHOOD LIST PRICE TYPE STYLE BEDS SOLD DATE Tannery Street               Streetsville $299,888 Condo Apt. Apartment     1 2/7/2017 Falconer Drive               Streetsville $399,000 Condo T-house 2 Storey     3 1/4/2017 Falconer Drive               Streetsville $405,900 Condo T-house 2 Storey     3 1/2/2017 Falconer Drive               Streetsville $439,900 Condo T-house 2 Storey     4 1/17/2017 Bow River Cres               Streetsville $639,900 Semi-Detached Bungalow     3 2/6/2017 Charing Drive               Streetsville $689,900 Detached Sidesplit 4     3 2/2/2017 Suburban Drive               Streetsville $779,000 Detached Bungalow     3 1/20/...
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By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE)
HOW TO GET TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR HOMEFIRST IMPRESSIONSDID YOU KNOW? It only takes 6 seconds for a perspective Buyer to form an impression of your home after walking through the threshold of your front door?When you have your home on the market, a positive first impression is what will make your home memorable and stand out from the rest… starting from the outside with great curb appealA vast majority of home buyers decide whether or not to look inside a home, based on their first impressions of the outside… does it have “curb appeal?” ..the view they see when they drive by or arrive for a showing. You can ensure people want to come inside your home by spending some time working on its exterior appearance, making it inviting for buyers to want to see more.PRESENTATION IS EVERYTHING!Here ar...
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By Sara Kareer, Boutique Real Estate Services to Buyers & Sellers
(Re/Max Realty One Inc., Brokerage)
Sara Kareer - PLATINUM AGENT FOR M CITY CONDOS Hey Condo Lovers and Investors!! I'm excited to announce that I'm a PLATINUM AGENT for the new M CITY CONDOS in downtown Mississauga, located at Burnhamthorpe and Confederation Parkway,  Owned by telecommunications giant Rogers, this master-planned community will include 10 new condominium towers across 15 acres of land and upon completion will create over 6,000 brand new residential suites. This will be a city-within-a-city.  As YOUR Platinum Agent, I will have the first access to the Price List and Floor Plans; and can offer you great prices (better than VIP), better Deposit Structure, free Assignment, and Guarantee Allocation, and more! Don't be fooled by those websites that claim to have the price list and floor plans...they don't.  As ...
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By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE)
TESTIMONIALSWHAT MY CLIENTS SAYIn addition to receiving wonderful testimonials from my clients, I was honoured in 2015 to receive the prestigious “PAIGE” Award by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.This award recognizes the embodiment of BHGRE®’s core values of Passion, Authenticity, Innovation, Growth and Excellence. This is awarded to one agent annually who embodies these values and applies them to their business.                                  I have been a licensed real estate professional since 1987… and exceptional service to my clients is what I do best! My clients appreciate the customized level of service I provide to them, and in turn they refer me to their friends and families.So, if you are looking for an experienced, trustworthy and honest agent who puts the needs of he...
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By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE)
                      BUYING A HOME WITH A POOL? Are you considering purchasing a home with an in-ground pool? Do you imagine hot, lazy afternoons, lounging by your pool with friends and family? Become an informed buyer, do your research, and ensure your real estate agent includes the appropriate clauses to protect you from unforeseen expenses on closing. Unlike kitchen and bath renovations, or the addition of hardwood floors and crown moulding, a pool does not necessarily add value to the home equal to the cost of the pool. The fact is, that in most cases it adds little or no value to the home. Some buyers who view a home and love it, turn away from the purchase because of the existence of a pool. Your either love it and really want it, or you don’t. Of course buying a home with a pool...
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By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
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WELCOME TO LAKEVIEW NEIGHBOURHOODLakeview is situated in the furthest south east area of Mississauga bordering the Etobicoke and Mimico border to the East and Lake Ontario to the South. Cawthra Road is the western boundary and extends north to The Queensway.The demand in the Lakeview neighbourhood has continued to grow in a redevelopment stage, with the Greater Toronto area expanding with investors buying the smaller pre-war homes and building new ones, and existing homeowners looking to enjoy lake views, golf courses and a number of beautiful parks. Despite the higher prices for lake front view, investors continue to purchase properties here to build custom homes, and those looking to downsize are coming to Lakeview to build their dream home.One of the things that attracts families to ...
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By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE)
WELCOME TO ERINDALEThe neighbourhood of Erindale runs along the Credit River creating the western border. It runs north to Highway 403, its northern border. The Eastern border is Mavis Road, travelling south to the QEW which forms the southern border.ERINDALE LIFESTYLEErindale is a family friendly neighbourhood and a great place to raise a family. It has beautiful green space in this area and the benefit of the Credit River running through the neighbourhood. It also has a number of parks scattered throughout with Erindale Park and Mississauga Gardens for many to enjoy the outdoor life, while still in the city.It is ideally situated to many amenities that Mississauga has to offer, and is in close proximity to both Highway 403 and the Queen Elizabeth Way highway. If you would rather commu...
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By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE)
Here are the latest real estate statistics for the month of January, 2017.The real estate market for Toronto, Mississauga and the Greater Toronto area are still as brisk as ever, with a low inventory creating a Seller's market with multiple offer situations en mass... Average Sales Prices are up 28.47% over January, 2016Average days on market are down 43.33% to 17 days, down from 30 days in January, 2016Average list to sell ratio up by 6.12% from 98% to 104%
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By Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE)
WELCOME TO LISGAR NEIGHBOURHOODLisgar is tucked away in the northwest part of Mississauga and is the most north and west neighbourhoods of Mississauga. It runs parallel with Highway 407. It is bordered on the south by Churchill Meadows and Meadowvale on the East.In recent years, Lisgar has become a very popular family neighbourhood and has seen an influx of young families settling in this area.One of the reasons for this influx is the affordability of homes in the area, the great public schools, and convenience of transportation.. Lisgar is a very quiet neighbourhood with beautiful picturesque streets.Lisgar has a number of great amenities for families…including lots of parks, along with quality schools… it is a great area for first time buyers looking for their family home.LISGAR REAL ...
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