I share what the best month to buy a house/condo is on this new Morrison Report.
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Year after year, I hear many people tell me that their plan is to save a little bit more in order to afford that bigger, better condo or house the following year. Continue reading
Attention first-time buyers! This spacious 3-bedroom bungalow with separate entrance to the basement and 2 Bathrooms, Located at Victoria Park & Lawrence Ave is your opportunity to own a home in the city and it’s a short walk to Parkway Mall, Metro and restaurants. You can enjoy bike rides and walks at Parkwoods Trail. Close to the mouth-watering Mediterranean gourmet grocery store; Arz Fine Foods. Easy access to the DVP, 401 and the new Eglinton LRT.
Beautifully renovated, spacious, light-filled 3-Bedroom, 2-Bathroom Leslieville Stunner with high ceilings, 2 parking spots, stunning back deck and mahogany floors throughout. Contemporary white custom eat-in kitchen with quartz counters and SS appliances. Relax in the grand master with cathedral ceilings, open-brick wall and fireplace. Wine cellar for entertaining. Close to Danforth, Queen, transit, schools, gyms, parks, trails, coffee shops, restaurants.
Before I became an agent, I spent almost 10 years in advertising sales & marketing so when I became an agent, marketing a property was a no-brainer. I’d spent so much of my time coming up with great marketing and promotion ideas for the largest retailers and consumer product goods companies. I simply translated everything I knew about marketing and sales into selling a house/condo. Continue reading
Recently I have worked with a few clients who have contemplated purchasing a house after living in a condo for some time. The challenge is they don’t always understand that houses are not controlled environments the way that condos are. Houses can be unpredictable and can need work that no home inspector or engineer can forsee. Most of the housing stock in Toronto is approximately 100 years old. When you move into a house you are not given a blueprint of everything that has happened in the house every year. When issues arise in the house, as they do, they must be tended to. A house doesn’t always work perfectly all of the time and it is that expectation of a perfect living environment that most people experience in a condo that gets them into trouble when they become home owners. For any new home owner, its best to roll with the punches and accept that although home ownership comes without maintenance fees, you are now expected to fix anything that may go wrong or live with the imperfection. A positive attitude and a realistic outlook will allow you to make a smooth transition from condo to house ownership.