By: Alex Loutchanski

9 Ways to Share the Spirit of The Season-Starting from Home

Tags: Holiday Season,Christmas,GiveBack,Real Estate, Toronto Real Estate Market

The holiday season is upon us, and many of us have already begun to celebrate. From trimming trees to lighting candles, it’s the time of year to fill your homes (and hearts) with holiday joy. But there’s no need to stop at your front door. Let the spirit of the season radiate outward from your house into your community. Some homeowners hang outdoor lights and decorations to help make ...Read More

By: Alex Loutchanski

‘Tis the Season: 5 Reasons Why Winter is a Great Time to Buy or Sell a Home

Tags: Winter Real Estate Market, Toronto Real Estate, Real Estate market Trends, Toronto Home Prices

It’s a common misconception that you shouldn’t try to buy or sell a home during the fall and winter months. This is generally considered the “offseason” in real estate. Many sellers mistakenly believe that the cold weather will keep buyers away and that no one is looking over the holidays. Unfortunately, many real estate professionals perpetuate this myth by advising their...Read More

By: Alex Loutchanski

"How is the Market?". What's Ahead For Toronto & The GTA Area's Real Estate

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Toronto Real Estate, Market Shifts, Investment Properties, Mortgage Rates

While no one can predict the future with certainty, there are signs that the Canadian housing market is starting to stabilize after a downturn in the first half of the year. Experts forecast that in most areas of the country housing prices will remain high, rents will rise, and mortgage rates will continue to creep up. So what does that mean for home buyers and sellers? To answer that question, w...Read More

By: Alex Loutchanski

Are You Covered? A Homeowner's Insurance Guide

Tags: Home Insurance,Home ownership,Real Estate Market,Toronto Homes

No one likes to think about disasters. Severe weather, fire, theft—or even a seemingly small issue like a broken pipe—can wreak havoc on your home and result in thousands of dollars in damages. Fortunately, a good homeowners insurance policy can offer you peace of mind that you and your family will be financially protected if disaster strikes. A homeowners insurance policy covers your ...Read More

By: Alex Loutchanski

Renters for a Weekend or a While: What’s the Best Use of Your Investment Property?

Tags: real estate, homebuyer, homeseller, home search, investor, real estate investor, rental property, vacation rental, Top Toronto Real estate investments

The residential rental market is now the fastest-growing segment of the housing market. In the United States, the demand for single-family rentals, defined as either detached homes or townhouses, has risen 30 percent in the past three years.1 And in Canada, rental units now account for nearly one-third of the country’s homes, with particular demand for multi-family units, including apa...Read More

By: Alex Loutchanski

How To Avoid the TOP 8 Home Inspection Mistakes

Tags:  #realestate #realestateagent #homebuyer #homeseller #homesearch #realtor #moving #homeinspection #homeinspections #homeinspector #torontorealestate

It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a home. Once you’ve had an offer accepted on your dream house, you’ll probably be anxious to move in. However, before you make a significant financial commitment, it’s best to know exactly what you’re buying. When you hire a home inspector, you get a professional, in-depth examination of the property’s struc...Read More

By: Alex Loutchanski

Real Estate Relocation Guide: 7 Steps to a Seamless Move

Tags: Gta Real Estate, Toronto Homes, Relocation

Whatever your reasons are for relocating to a new area, the process can feel overwhelming. Whether you’re moving across across town or across the country, you’ll be changing more than your address. Besides a new house, you may also be searching for new jobs, schools, doctors, restaurants, stores, service providers and more. Of course you’ll need to pack, make moving arrangements,...Read More

By: Alex Loutchanski

10 Staging Secrets From the Pros For a Quick Sale at Top Dollar

Tags: Fast Home Sale, Toronto Homes For Sale, Home Staging, Staging a Home

According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a home prior to listing it can result in a faster and more profitable sale. In fact, the Real Estate Staging Association estimates that professionally staged properties spend 73 percent less time on the market, receive more foot traffic, and typically sell for more money.   Following are 10 tips you can use to get your home &ldq...Read More

By: Alex Loutchanski

House Care Calendar: A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home

Tags: Home Maintenance, Toronto Home Guide, Home Renovation

From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at serious risk. In no time at all, small problems can lead to extensive and expensive repairs. And even if you avoid a catast...Read More

By: Alex Loutchanski

The Home Buyer's Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

Tags: Home Buyer's Resources, Toronto Homes, Best Motgage Rates

    Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home.   If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common delays and roadblocks many buyers face when applying for a mortgage.   The Office of the Superintende...Read More