December 2018-Market Update

By: Raluca Neagu

December 2018-Market Update

Tags: Toronto Market, Real Estate, Homes for sale, Thornhill Homes, Markham for sale, First time buyer, Investment property, Market Updates, Market STATS

As 2018 winds down, there are not too many surprises in the real estate market. The Toronto Real Estate Board announced the continuation of moderate price growth in November 2018 compared with November 2017. The average selling price of homes over the Toronto Real Estate board area was up 3.5% year over year to $788,345. GTA realtors reported 6251 homes sold last month, down from the last year nu...Read More

How to leverage your neighbourhood while selling your home

By: Raluca Neagu

How to leverage your neighbourhood while selling your home

Tags: Home sellers. Best neighbourhood, Toronto best neighbourhood, Homes in Markham, Home sellers, Home buyers,

Your neighbourhood has a lot of features that can help sell your home faster. Unfortunately, buyers don’t usually notice those features just by driving around. So, you need to make sure they get all the information they need about your neighbourhood. For example, say homes don’t go on the market often in your area. That’s an indication that the quality of life in the neighbo...Read More

Buying a Home can be emotional. Think practically!

By: Raluca Neagu

Buying a Home can be emotional. Think practically!

Tags: First time buyers, Upsizing, Downsizing, New Home, Home Buyers, Real Estate, Emotional Home Buying

Imagine this scenario... You're shopping for a new home. You drive to visit a recent listing. As you walk through the front doors, you're impressed. Every room looks fantastic. You see yourself relaxing on the spacious patio, cooking in the modern kitchen, and enjoying evenings with the family in the cozy living room. Your emotions are on overdrive. This is your dream home! Should you make...Read More

November 2018 - Market Update

By: Raluca Neagu

November 2018 - Market Update

Tags: Toronto market. Real Estate, Home for sale, Thornhill Homes, Markham for sale, First Time buyer

We have expected that the month of October 2018 would have fewer sales and more homes available for sale than October 2017. It came as a surprise when the opposite occurred! The 7,492 homes sold by Toronto Real estate Board members was 6% more than October 2017, and prices increased by 3.5% year over year. 14,431 homes were listed on the MLS system, down 2.7 % compared to October 2017. The fa...Read More

Setting Your List Price is a Combination of Art and Science

By: Raluca Neagu

Setting Your List Price is a Combination of Art and Science

Tags: Listing price, Price it right, Home for Sale, How to price your home for sale, Real Estate Tips

When you're having a garage sale, one of the toughest tasks is pricing your items. If you put a price tag on your old golf clubs that’s too high, no one will buy them. If you make the price too low, they might sell quickly, but you’ll spend the rest of the day wondering if you could have gotten more!   It's similar to selling your home — except with your home, the st...Read More

Home To Go Team Colouring Contest for Kids, Halloween 2018

By: Raluca Neagu

Home To Go Team Colouring Contest for Kids, Halloween 2018

Tags: Community Fun, Kids, Serving The Community, Homes for Sale, Toronto, Markham

Dear parents of kids of all ages, This year's Halloween contest is a colouring one!! Let your kids get creative and colour in for a chance to win one of two $50 Visa cards on November 11th 2018. Send us an email at hometogoteam@gmail.com and we will send you the three colouring sheets for your child to choose from. Have your child colour it in using crayons, markers or paint. Once done, you ca...Read More

Do Open Houses Still Work?

By: Raluca Neagu

Do Open Houses Still Work?

Tags: Home For Sale, Open House, Thornhill Homes, Real Estate Agent, Remax Agent, Home To Go Team

Buyers are using the internet to search for properties more than ever before. In some cases, they can even go on a “virtual” tour of a home using their smartphone or desktop computer. So, you might be wondering if the oldfashioned Open House still works these days? The answer is yes. Otherwise, you wouldn’t see them advertised. If Open Houses didn’t work, no one would be...Read More

October 2018 - Market Updates

By: Raluca Neagu

October 2018 - Market Updates

Tags: Fall Market, Real Estate Pulse, Market updates, GTA Housing Market

6,455 homes sold through Toronto’s Real Estate Board MLS® System in September 2018 – up 1.9 per cent compared to September 2017. The average selling price for September 2018 also increased by 2.9 per cent over the same period to $796,786.  The Toronto market continues to be very fragmented in terms of supply and demand with some areas experiencing a Sellers’ market wi...Read More

Should you renovate or move?

By: Raluca Neagu

Should you renovate or move?

Tags: Renovate vs Move, Home for Sale, Toronto Homes, House for Sale, Renovations, New home

If you need to upsize or you’re simply ready for a change, it’s tempting to consider a major renovation. After all, renovating means you don’t have to go through the process of selling your property and buying another more suitable home. You just fix up the one you’ve got! However, you need to carefully consider the pros and cons of renovating before going this route. Yo...Read More

Creating the ideal work relationship with your agent

By: Raluca Neagu

Creating the ideal work relationship with your agent

Tags: Home for Sale, Toronto homes, GTA living, Toronto Real Estate Agent, Re/Max Agent

If you're working with a landscaping contractor, you want to develop a good working relationship with that professional, so you can avoid delays, stress and other issues. After all, the last thing you want is a tree planted in the wrong spot because of a misunderstanding! The same holds true when working with a real estate agent. Whether you're buying, selling, or both, you want the proces...Read More