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

Roadmap to healthy aging

By: Raluca Neagu

Roadmap to healthy aging

Tags: Multigenerational Home, Elderly Parents, Safe Living, Home Care, Healthy Aging, Downsizing, Right-Sizing, Smart-sizing

Independent living in the Golden Years can be challenging and it requires thoughtful preparation. If you are taking care of your elderly parents or know of someone who is, join us for a free one hour seminar on Oct 17th at 7 pm at Retirement Suites by the Lake, 2121 Kingston Road, Toronto ON. Find out what resources are available in your community from home care, nursing, personal support workers...Read More

Just Listed- 157 Cottonwood Court

By: Raluca Neagu

Just Listed- 157 Cottonwood Court

Tags: Thornhill homes, House for sale, Affordable homes for sale, Bayview Fairways PS, St Robert Catholic High School District, Homes under 1 M, Renovated home in Thornhill

Located in one of the most sought after neighbourhoods of Thornhill, this 3 bedrooms, 2 washrooms semidetached family home is awaiting a new homeowner.  Lovingly renovated and meticulously maintained, this home is spacious, bright and airy. The main floor has a large dining room that overlooks the backyard, featuring oak hardwood floors and a bay window. This room's proximity to the ...Read More

Investment opportunities in the USA

By: Raluca Neagu

Investment opportunities in the USA

Tags: Florida homes, Investment property, Waterfront , Texas homes, Arizona Homes, California homes, Real estate investment, Income property, Vacation property

Many of my friends and clients are wondering if it is still a good time to invest in the US market.While there is no right or wrong answer that applies to everyone, there are still a lot of investment opportunities out there.  I partnered with Lennar International, one of the leading home builders in the US, present in over 1300 communities with the top 5 being Florida, California, New Jersey...Read More

Is September a good time to get on the market?

By: Raluca Neagu

Is September a good time to get on the market?

Tags: Fall Housing Market, September Market, Homes in Toronto, Home Prices

"In a region where the economy remains strong and the population continues to grow, ownership housing remains a solid long term investment", said Mr. Garry Bhaura, president of the Toronto Real Estate Board. According to the TREB president's announcement at the beginning of this month, the number of sales through the MLS system in August 2018 saw an 8.5% increase...Read More

Four things you should know about staging

By: Raluca Neagu

Four things you should know about staging

Tags: Toronto, Homes for sale, Home sellers, Home buyers, Housing market, Prepare for sale

You've probably heard about "home staging". As the name implies, it's all about arranging each room in your home in a make the best impression on buyers. Here is what you need to know about staging if you are thinking of selling your property: 1. Staging can get you a higher price On average, a fully staged home tends to sell for 17% more than an unstaged home of the same type in...Read More

Not so obvious indicators that it might be time to sell!

By: Raluca Neagu

Not so obvious indicators that it might be time to sell!

Tags: Toronto Market, Home sellers, House market, Time to sell, Markham homes for sale, Richmond Hill homes for sale

There are many good reasons to put your property on the market. Some examples include a relocation, job transfer, kids leaving the nest, need to upsize or downsize and the list goes on. However, there are some less than obvious indicators that it might be time to sell. Consider the following: 1. Your property is no longer a good fit Your home may have been perfect for you when you bought it...Read More