GTA Real Estate Market Watch 11/19

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

GTA Real Estate Market Watch 11/19

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

November 2019 - Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS reported 8,491 residential sales through TREB's MLS System in October 2019. This result represented a 14 per cent increase compared to 7,448 sales reported in October 2018. GTA-wide, sales were up on a year-over-year basis for all major home types. The trend of annual growth in sal...Read More

Décor Colour Choices Can Be Psychological

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

Décor Colour Choices Can Be Psychological

Tags: Interior Decorating Tips, Decorating Hacks, Colour Psychology

Although choosing a room's colour is highly personal, it's worth noting that studies have linked specific colour tones to psychological behaviours. In fact, many doctors, scientists and design experts believe that certain colours can actually influence your mood or motivation. The following list provides a general interpretation of commonly held views about how we perceive colour. It may ...Read More

Choosing a

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

Choosing a "Seller-Friendly" Contractor

Tags: Contract Negotiation Tips, Real Estate Investing, Home Selling, Homeowner

Although there are many terrific contractors out there, there are always a few bad apples. When preparing your home for sale, you need a contractor that gets your job done on time, on budget and without creating a big mess. To help make sure that happens, ask prospective contractors these questions: "Will I be issued a receipt detailing the work done?" This is handy to have as you mi...Read More

Terminology Tip:

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

Terminology Tip: "Patent Defects" vs "Latent Defects"

Tags: Home Defects, Real Estate Disclosure, Home Inspection

A patent defect is an obvious flaw that would be discovered by a reasonably prudent buyer without disrupting the property (i.e. a crack on the side of the home, a hole in the wall). It is a visually observable defect. A seller has no obligation to bring patent defects to the attention of a buyer but must not take steps to deliberately hide such defects. As such, a buyer assumes the risk of a defec...Read More

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: Home Appliances, Home Selling, Real Estate Investing

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: Home Safety Guide, Home Hazards Tips, Home Owner

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: Home Worth, Pricing Strategy, Listing Price, 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