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By David Pylyp
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,)
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The Roncesvalles Village street reconstruction is going ahead starting in August '09While attending the Roncesvalles MacDonell Residents' Association meeting last night, at Fern Public School, the audience was presented with an articulate powerpoint slide show about the reconstruction plans for t...

By Casey Ragan
(RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd.)
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By Casey Ragan
(RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd.)
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Toronto Real Estate Board stats for October created some heated dialogue in the industry in recent weeks. While many believe that the dismal statistics reflect the recent volatility in financial markets, some are now asking if they also identify an emerging trend in the Greater Toronto Area. The ...

By Mauricio Navarro
(AOVZ.COM)
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Being a homeowner is a huge undertaking. As a homeowner, you're responsible for mortgage payments, property taxes, maintenance on the home, and the exterior upkeep as well. They're all major responsibilities but the one responsibility that's the most important, and that will affect your ability t...

By Rosalin Smith-Carr
(Royal LePage Real Estate-Johnston & Daniel Div)
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Lawyer Bob Aaron wrote an interesting article recently about a home seller's obligations to disclose house defects to buyers. According to Aaron, the main criterion the courts apply to decide if a seller is responsible for repairs/defects is whether the defects are patent (obvious) or latent (hi...

By Gina Burgio
(VERICO Designer Mortgages Inc.)
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New numbers released by the Japanese government indicate the country has entered a recession. Japan's economy, the second largest in the world, contracted by 0.1 percent in the third quarter, after shrinking 0.9 percent in the second quarter of the year. Japan has estimated that its Gross domesti...

By David Pylyp
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,)
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With the explosion of the internet in users and websites, it would seem that real estate agents may be compared to being in the buggy whip business according to byowner websites. While agents are required and responsible to provide accurate property records, exact and post factual data on their l...

By Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale
(Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket)
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In this example, I would like to demonstrate to Realtors and Homeowners the importance that colour and decluttering has when marketing a property on line to get onto "The Must See List" of buyers. In this room all I did was paint a neutral colour, use bedding in a less busy pattern, hang appropri...

By Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale
(Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket)
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In this example, I would like to show Realtors and Homeowners the importance of decluttering and storing items that are not essential to everyday living. By doing this, you allow buyers to see the scale of the room in the listing photos so they can see how they could live in your home. It allows ...

By Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale
(Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket)
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In this example, I would like to demonstrate the importance of addressing negative issues to stop offers from coming in from buyers in the main bathroom of this property. For some reason, when the previous owners renovated the main bathroom, they installed the sink on the wall below the window in...

By Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale
(Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket)
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In this example, I would like to demonstrate how important it is to create a cozy retreat from the world in a Master Bedroom. The potential buyer must make an emotional connection to the home and there is no better way than to create an image of coming home to nest. In this property in The Beache...

By Rosalin Smith-Carr
(Royal LePage Real Estate-Johnston & Daniel Div)
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"There are far too many agents out there who don't specialize, who do just two or three deals a year. Would you use a part-time lawyer or a part-time dentist? We need to raise the bar." So says a high-profile executive of a prominent Toronto real estate firm, and I agree with him. More than 1,00...

By David Pylyp
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,)
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With Toronto Real Estate softening and the prices showing signs of adjustment; It might be worthwhile to look at homes for sale that have an existing mortgage that could be assumed, as a marketing tool to get your home sold.  Consider interest rates; they have not increased dramatically in the sh...

By David Pylyp
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,)
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Any commuter from the Mississauga Oakville corridor runs the gauntlet of traffic congestion that squeezes all the drivers onto the Gardiner Expressway or onto Lake Shore Blvd. With all the forethought and planning How did this happen? When the Humber Bay Shore Bridge was rebuilt, land was acquire...

By David Pylyp
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,)
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In preparation for a listing presentation I made a graph of the last sales in a particular townhouse complex that is in a demand neighbourhood near the Islington Subway.What would you tell a Listing Prospect? The last sales in 2008 are 440.0, 458.0, 469.0 448.0, and 468.0 thousand.Human nature wa...

By David Pylyp
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,)
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We are bombarded with information and headines, they are not necessarily reflective of the real facts. A TEASER ad that ran on the CTV National News talked about the 39% drop in real estate in the Toronto Market.BUT... the drop was in sales activity, not the prices in that same year over year per...

By David Pylyp
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,)
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Up Coming NeighbourhoodsLast night I had the pleasure to attend the Junction Residents Association bi monthly meeting. This is relatively new group that has formed in the Junction Triangle of West Toronto in addition to the Local BIA (Business Improvement Association).This meeting was organized, ...

By Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate
(Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage)
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O P E N     H O U S E : SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8; 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. SUNDAY,     NOVEMBER 9; 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.   COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS! 129 Cedric Avenue, Toronto  - Oakwood and Holland Park This home has been lovingly maintained and is totally renovated and decorated.  It has had numerous upgrades, i...

By Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate
(Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage)
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OPEN HOUSE DATES: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1; 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.     129 Cedric Avenue, Toronto  - Oakwood and Holland Park - Hillcrest Village This home has been lovingly maintained, it has been totally renovated and decorated.  It has had numerous upgrades, including most recently central air, and Pell...

By David Pylyp
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,)
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As a homeowner for a few years now, you have had the time to evaluate the choices that you made as a first time buyer. Now you're looking at the market, you realize that you can get substantially more for your home and yet slip into something more comfortable for a few dollars more per month. Wha...

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