Seasonal decorating ideas that last!

By: Stephanie Cluett-Eid

Seasonal decorating ideas that last!

Tags: christmas,decorating ideas,decoration,holidays,merry christmas,spirit,lights,snow

 Many of us love our festive (but short-lived) holiday-themed trimmings, only to remove them after New Year's Eve. Here are some tips on how to achieve a look that lasts! For more ideas and what I do, shoot me an email or call!  ...Read More

How much you need to earn to buy the average home in Canada’s biggest cities

By: Michelle McNally from Livabl_

How much you need to earn to buy the average home in Canada’s biggest cities

Tags: averaging canadian home,canadian home price,canadian price,canadian homes,income,earning,home buying,canada,toronto,real estate

After a long period of relentless home price increases, affordability is starting to improve in a number of Canada’s most expensive cities. According to the National Bank of Canada’s third quarter Housing Affordability Monitor, the housing affordability composite index has backpedaled to historical averages thanks to a rise in incomes and lower mortgage rates. Still, how much you can a...Read More

4 Winter Moving Tips every new homeowner should know

By: Michelle McNally from Livabl_

4 Winter Moving Tips every new homeowner should know

Tags: new homeowner,homeowner,moving tips,winter,movesnap,coffee,movers,winter,weather,packaging,moving,moving boxes,thermostat,saftey,help

As Canadians know best, wintery weather can hit at any point during the late months of the year and stick around until early April, but we’ve learned to work around it — we trick-or-treat in the snow, barbecue in the slush and often we even move houses in the cold. If you are one of the many buyers who purchased a home during the fall, your closing date is likely scheduled for sometim...Read More

The price of a home in Canada expected to reach $632,226 in the fourth quarter of 2019

By: Stephanie Cluett-Eid

The price of a home in Canada expected to reach $632,226 in the fourth quarter of 2019

Tags: toronto,real estate,royal lepage,average price,price,price of a home,royal lepage,canada

According to the Royal LePage House Price Survey1, the aggregate price of a home in Canada has continued to post steady year-over-year gains during the third quarter of 2019 as the real estate market sustained its recovery from the significant downturn of 2018 and early 2019, following the introduction of the federal mortgage stress test. The Royal LePage National House Price Composite, compiled ...Read More

Millennials think harder about what to watch on Netflix than choosing the right realtor

By: Michelle McNally from Livabl_

Millennials think harder about what to watch on Netflix than choosing the right realtor

Tags: netflix,realtor,choosing a realtor,millenials,choice,real estate,choose wisely

Finding the perfect Netflix show to watch is a meticulous process — you don’t want to be 12 episodes deep into BoJack Horseman before you realize that you should’ve gone with Nailed it! instead. Unfortunately, many Millennial homebuyers don’t invest nearly as much time into learning about real estate as they do in selecting their next binge-worthy show. Seventy-five percen...Read More

Canadian housing is on a healthy streak after 2.5 years in dangerous territory

By: Sean Mackay from Livabl_

Canadian housing is on a healthy streak after 2.5 years in dangerous territory

Tags: canadian housing,real estate,canada,upward,trend,appreciation,improvement,growth,invest,own

Overvalued, overbuilt, overheated — all of these terms have been used to describe the potential danger that the Canadian housing market has found itself in at various points over the last few years. But even as many said with certainty that the worst was still to come for the market, it turned a corner earlier this year and has been on a path to moderation ever since. And that’s wher...Read More

GTA Realtor Report: October 2019

By: Stephanie Cluett-Eid

GTA Realtor Report: October 2019

Tags: TORONTO HOMES,DURHAM HOMES,TORONTO CONDOS,BEACH HOMES,DOWNTOWN CONDOS,EAST END HOMES,REALTOR REPORT,STYLE4LIVING,GTA,GREATER TORONTO AREA,REAL ESTATE,october 2019,october 2018, 2018,2019,FALL,MARKET,YEAR OVER YEAR,homes,winter,november

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Homeowner Tips: 7 Handy Tips to Prepare Your House for Winter

By: Stephanie Cluett-Eid

Homeowner Tips: 7 Handy Tips to Prepare Your House for Winter

Tags: winter,house prep,house preparation,replace batteries,detectors,pavement,store furniture,outdoor furniture,barbeque,weatherstripping,trees,hedges,trim,drains,shut off,prevent

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Debunking 3 Myths about Selling Your Home in the Winter

By: Michelle McNally from Livabl_

Debunking 3 Myths about Selling Your Home in the Winter

Tags: home selling,winter,winter selling,toronto,gta,real estate,for sale

The first sign of snowfall isn’t the time many would consider to be ideal for mounting that ‘for-sale’ sign on the lawn. Spring and fall are the hottest times of the year to buy and sell real estate — the weather is sunny, buyers are more active, your garden looks lush, and the market is ripe with inventory. But, what if you needed to sell your home in the middle of Decemb...Read More

Homeowner Tips: My Top 10 guide to your general home maintenance!

By: Stephanie Cluett-Eid

Homeowner Tips: My Top 10 guide to your general home maintenance!

Tags: homeowner tip,tip,homeowner,house guide,home guide,clean water,drains,cleaning,maintenance,reduce,fire hazards,smoke,carbon dioxide,test,upkeep

We could all use a little help and some advice in how to go about maintaining our home over time and although most of us have a good idea of what to do, especially the day-to-day, below you'll find my Top 10 Guide to help you out in case you need a reminder or haven't thought of a few of them: 1. Keep the air and water clean in your home. Every few months inspect your HVAC filters an...Read More