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Thinking of upsizing or downsizing read this article first
Posted on Thu, 07 Jun 2018, 04:50:00 PM  in My services,  Real Estate Home Tips
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Beware of Over-Downsizing or Over-Upsizing

 

Buying a new pair of shoes is relatively easy. Once you find the style you like, all you need to do is try them on and see if they fit. If they do, you go to the cash register and pay.

When it comes to size, buying a new home can be trickier! Whether your intention is to upsize or downsize, figuring out the right size can be especially challenging.

Say for example, you’re downsizing from a large two-story home to a smaller bungalow. You don’t want to underestimate the space you need and end up in a place that feels tight. If you’re going the other way and upsizing, you don’t want to end up sinking extra money into a property that’s larger than you really need.

So how do you avoid these scenarios?

One of the best ways is to start by considering your current home. Do you use all the rooms in your home regularly? Is there a bedroom that’s rarely occupied? Has the recreation room become simply a storage area? If you’re downsizing, subtracting rooms you scarcely use can give you a better idea of what you need in a new home.

Upsizing is a bit more challenging because you have to anticipate what you will need in the future. For example, if you have young children, and your place is feeling cramped, then a home with a recreation room or separate family and living rooms may be a good idea. You may also need a bigger kitchen with a spacious eating area (in addition to a separate dining room.) Think about the extra room you’ll need and how you’ll use that space.

When I work with a client, I typically sit down with them and discuss the type of home they want in detail — and, based on needs and circumstance, I make expert recommendations. Bottom line, I help clients find the perfect fit in a new home. Contact me if you’d like to learn more.

 

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Just Listed 3BR+Den 1450Sqft Condo for Sale-100 County Crt Blvd. Brampton
Posted on Tue, 13 Feb 2018, 06:20:00 PM  in For Sale in Brampton
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If you are looking for a large condo for your family and great security, then your search is over.  Here is the Immaculate Corner unit in one of the prestigious Crown building in Brampton.  100 County Crt Blvd.   You will fall in love with this condo. Click the link below to have a sneak preview.

Call or text me for a private viewing.

 

http://mediatours.ca/property/100-county-court-boulevard-brampton/

 

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Getting Friends to Spread the Word about Your Listing
Posted on Tue, 16 May 2017, 08:00:00 PM  in Home selling tips,  Marketing strategies,  My services,  Real Estate Home Tips
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Getting Friends to Spread the Word about Your Listing

When you list your home for sale, you want as many buyers as possible to find out about it. So consider how many friends, neighbours and work colleagues you have. Then think about how many people they know. The number is likely in the hundreds. One of those people could be looking for a property just like yours.

That’s why getting your friends to spread the word about your listing is so effective. How do you do that?

One strategy is to have a moving party. This gives you an opportunity to ask your friends, as a group, to tell others about your listing. You can also encourage your friends to bring a guest who is currently in the market for a new home. Another good idea is to put a profile of your listing on Facebook. This is the fastest and most convenient way for your Facebook friends to point others to your listing.

Do you have friends who work at larger organizations like banks and factories? They probably have access to an employee lunch room with a bulletin board. You can spread the word by asking them to put up an information sheet on your listing.

Try one or more of these ideas. Combined with my marketing plan for you, they can help get more qualified buyers to your doorstep.

Want more tips on promoting your listing? Call today.

 

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Making an Offer in a Competitive Market
Posted on Sat, 11 Feb 2017, 01:15:00 PM  in Home buying tips,  Home Inspections
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Making an Offer in a Competitive Market

Imagine finding a home you love, making an offer, and then finding out there are other competing offers on the table. Ouch.

If you’re looking for a property in a competitive market, it is likely that there will be multiple offers. Even just one can create the risk that you’ll lose the home. So how do you make sure your offer is enticing enough to win over the seller? Here are some ideas:

• Don’t make a low-ball offer. If you do, it might be dismissed and you probably won’t get another chance to bid — especially if the other competing offers are near the listing price.

• Have a pre-arranged mortgage and include that with your offer. This reassures the seller there won’t be any money issues. (Most lenders will provide you with a pre-arranged mortgage certificate for this purpose.)

• Go in with a price high enough that the seller will be interested, but not so high as to be leaving money on the table. This is tricky and requires a savvy knowledge of the current market.

• Have a REALTOR® present the offer on your behalf. A REALTOR® will know how to do so professionally, and in a manner that gives you the best chance of getting the home.

In a competitive situation, working with a REALTOR® who is an expert on the local market — and a skilled negotiator — is crucial.

Looking for a REALTOR® like that? Call today.

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BEWARE OF THE DIP ! WHEN SETTING GOALS
Friday, 09 December 2016, 05:55:00 PM
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Dont Give up !

 

 

Beware of “The Dip”

When Setting Goals

 

If you’ve ever run a marathon, or watched one, you’ve probably noticed that no one quits at the beginning. They don’t quit near the end either. If anything, they run faster!

So at what point are people most likely to drop out? The middle. The middle is the toughest part of any marathon or, indeed, anything major you want to accomplish. In his book, The Dip, author Seth Godin states that this is the point in any project or goal where failure is most likely.

Have you set a new year’s goal? If so, beware of the dip!

How do you do that? Prepare for it.

If you want to lose weight, for example, you’ll be most enthusiastic, and get the most encouragement from friends and family in January. But what happens in March? At that point, the initial burst of motivation and support will have likely waned. At that point it becomes tough to keep going.

There are several things you can do to get through the dip. One is to celebrate milestones. When you’re halfway to your goal, tell your friends and family. Get some high fives! You can also remind yourself that your goal is important to you and renew your determination to achieve it. So don’t give up in the middle. Keep pushing through. After all, when the end is in sight, it will be a wonderful sight to behold.

 

 

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For Sale-Mississauga-Condo-50 -Eglinton Ave W-Esprit-1BR-750sq ft-
Sunday, 07 August 2016, 05:10:00 PM
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Great Location - Luxury Building -Espirt- Just at the corner of Eglinton and Hurontario. Sought after neighbourhood. Close to all Schools, park, community centre, shopping, steps to transit- 1  block to Square one and Heartland shopping.

 

Great amenities in the building. Indoor pool just to refresh during the hot summer days.  Party room to have family and friends on a big occasion.  BBQ area to network with friends and neighbours.  Sauna, Exercise to keep you fit.  Outdoor space to enjoy your walk and relax.

 

This is a spacious 1 Bedroom Condo with all new or newer appliances, freshly painted and kept ready for you to move in.  12th floor view is awesome.

 

Call Maya Garg now to book a private appointment.

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For Sale 55 Barondale #57 Condo Townhouse
Posted on Tue, 02 Aug 2016, 05:40:00 PM  in Real Estate,Buying,Selling,Condominium,Semi-Detached-Detached homes, Mississauga,Milton,Brampton, Oakville,GTA WESTHOMES,Toronto-Maya Garg,Staging,Mortgage,Royal Lepage Signature,Relocation,UAE,USA,Canada,Emirates
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Just Listed For Sale Mississauga Condo Townhouse in the most desirable area of Hwy10/Barondale.  Here is the sneak preview of the home.

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Looking for a good REALTOR®? Call today.
Posted on Thu, 19 Nov 2015, 05:10:00 PM  in Real Estate,Buying,Selling,Condominium,Semi-Detached-Detached homes, Mississauga,Milton,Brampton, Oakville,GTA WESTHOMES,Toronto-Maya Garg,Staging,Mortgage,Royal Lepage Signature,Relocation,UAE,USA,Canada,Emirates
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When Is the Right Time to Talk to a REALTOR®?

 

When would you talk to a car salesperson? Probably only once you’re ready to buy a new car. You would do some initial research (perhaps on the internet), get an idea of what you want, and then go to the dealership to meet a salesperson, test drive the car and make the purchase. Although that approach may work when you’re buying a car, it’s not the best approach when it comes to real estate.

You see, successfully buying or selling a home requires a lot of planning and legwork. You want the process to go smoothly, the right decisions to be made, and the best possible deal to be negotiated. After all, this is the purchase and/or sale of your home! So, the best time to talk to a REALTOR® is as early in the process as possible.

In fact, even if you’re just thinking of buying or selling — and simply want to explore the possibility of making a move sometime this year — you should have a conversation with a good REALTOR®.

A REALTOR® will answer your questions, provide you with the information and insights you need, help you avoid costly mistakes, and make sure you’re heading in the right direction.

When you are ready to buy or sell, having worked with a REALTOR® early in the process will help ensure you get what you want. So talk to a good REALTOR® when:

• You have a question about the local market.

• You want to know what your home might sell for today.

• You’re interested in checking out homes currently available on the market.

• You’re in the midst of deciding whether or not to make a move.

• You’ve decided to buy or sell.

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GTAWESTHOMES RELEASE-MONTHLY RESALE HOUSING FIGURES-OCTOBER 2015
Posted on Thu, 05 Nov 2015, 03:10:00 PM  in REAL ESTATE RESALE MARKET REPORT
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TORONTO, November 5, 2015 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Mark McLean

announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,804 home sales through

TREB’s MLS® System in October 2015. This is the best result on record for the month of

October.

“It is clear that many GTA households remain upbeat about home ownership because

owning a home represents a high quality, long-term investment. We will see a big, new

record this year for home sales reported through TREB’s MLS® System,” said Mr.

McLean.

“Despite the record October result, I must point out that the Government of Ontario could

hamper home sales in the near future. The Wynne government is seriously considering

allowing municipalities throughout Ontario to institute a second land transfer tax on top of

the existing provincial tax. Recent polling has shown that the great majority of Ontarians

oppose this tax and would consider delaying a move if they were forced to bear the

additional upfront cost,” added Mr. McLean.

The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Composite Benchmark was up by 10.3 per cent year

over year in October. Over the same period, the average selling price for all home types

combined was up by 7.3 per cent to $630,876. Price growth continued to be driven by the

low-rise market segments.

“Record sales coupled with a constrained supply of listings in many GTA neighbourhoods

has underpinned very strong price growth throughout 2015. Even if we do see a greater

supply of low-rise listings in the marketplace over the next year, market conditions will

remain tight enough to see continued price growth well-above the rate of inflation,” said

Jason Mercer, TREB’s Director of Market Analysis.

 

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