GTA Real Estate Market Watch 10/19

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

GTA Real Estate Market Watch 10/19

Tags: Average Home Price, Home Sales, GTA Real Estate, GTA Real Estate Market

October 2019 - Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS reported 7,825 sales through TREB's MLS System in September 2019. This result represented strong year-over-year sales growth of 22 per cent compared to 6,414 sales reported in September 2018. It is important to note, however, that sales remain well-below the record September 2016 pea...Read More

Can New Kitchen Appliances Increase the Value of Your Home?

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

Can New Kitchen Appliances Increase the Value of Your Home?

Tags: Kitchen, Appliances, Colour and Style, Appearance and Features

Next to a major kitchen renovation, replacing appliances is the most expensive way to upgrade the space.  So, if you're purchasing a new refrigerator, stove or dishwasher in order to make your home more attractive to buyers, you want to make wise purchasing decisions. The most important consideration is how the appliances will look in the kitchen. Ideally, they should match in colour an...Read More

4 Home Hazards You May Not Know About

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

4 Home Hazards You May Not Know About

Tags: Eavestroughs¸ Tripping Hazards, Dirty Faucet

You have smoke detectors. Your doors have good locks. The bathtub has a slip-free pad. By all accounts, your home is a safe and secure place for your family to live.   However, there are some hazards that many homeowners don’t consider or even know about. For instance: 1. Blocked eavestroughs. Eavestroughs clogged with leaves and other debris can cause rainwater to overflow next to yo...Read More

Should You

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

Should You "High Ball" Your Listing Price?

Tags: Overpriced, Too Low, Market Value

One of the most important decisions you make when selling your home is setting the listing price. It can be tricky. After all, if you price your property too low, you leave money on the table - perhaps thousands of dollars.  On the other hand, if you price your home too high, many buyers won't even bother to view it because they believe it is too expensive. Even with that reality, there...Read More

GTA Real Estate Market Watch 09/19

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

GTA Real Estate Market Watch 09/19

Tags: Average Home Price, Home Sales, GTA Real Estate, GTA Real Estate Market

September 2019 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS reported 7,711 residential sales through TREB's MLS System in August 2019. This result represented a 13.4 per cent increase compared to 6,797 sales reported in August 2018. On a month-over-month basis, after preliminary seasonal adjustment, sales were up by 0.8 per cent. GTA...Read More

5 Unusual (but effective) Home Staging Ideas

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

5 Unusual (but effective) Home Staging Ideas

Tags: Staging, Space, Replace, Declutter

“Staging” your home is all about making the space in your home as appealing as possible to buyers. You may already know the basics, such as eliminating clutter, and removing personal photographs. Here are some other tips that are less well known yet very effective: A chandelier. Surprisingly, installing a chandelier is one of the simplest ways to make a foyer, dining room or living ro...Read More

Will the Neighbourhood Go Up in Value?

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

Will the Neighbourhood Go Up in Value?

Tags: School Neighbourhood, Market Value, Crime, Improvements

When you purchase a home, you hope it will continually go up in value - just like a good investment. However, there’s something else that you also want to see increase in value: the neighbourhood. In fact, the neighbourhood plays a key role in what the home will be worth in the years to come. If the neighbourhood goes down in terms of desirability, so will the market value of the home. So,...Read More

Being Safe with The Chemicals In Your Home

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

Being Safe with The Chemicals In Your Home

Tags: Chemicals, Corrosives, Detergent, Fertilizers

You would have to visit your local pharmacy or science lab to rival the number of potentially dangerous chemicals in the average home. You likely store everything from fertilizers and acidic cleaners, to gasoline and corrosive drain openers. Obviously, it makes sense to ensure that everyone in your home uses and stores these items safely. For example, laundry detergent packs - which have become ...Read More

GTA REAL ESTATE MARKET WATCH 08/19

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

GTA REAL ESTATE MARKET WATCH 08/19

Tags: Average Home Price, Home Sales, GTA Real Estate, GTA Real Estate Market

August 2019 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS reported 8,595 sales through TREB’s MLS System in July 2019. This result was up by 24.3 per cent compared to July 2018. On a month-over-month basis, sales were up by 5.1 per cent, after preliminary seasonal adjustment. New listings entered into TREB’s MLS System in July...Read More

Design Comebacks

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

Design Comebacks

Tags: Home Design, Contemporary Techniques, Theme and Style

In home design, history often repeats itself. Many of the latest trends take their inspiration from the past, whether that’s borrowing from the 1950s’ pinks, the 1970s’ velvets, or the 1980s’ wave of florals. “By reaching back for culture and forward for contemporary techniques, we combine the best of old and new,” says Katie Skoloff, principal designer and fou...Read More