GTA Real Estate Market Watch 01/20

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

GTA Real Estate Market Watch 01/20

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

JANUARY 2020 - Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins reported that December 2019 residential sales reported through TREB's MLS System by Greater Toronto Area REALTORS were up by 17.4 per cent year-over-year to 4,399. Total sales for calendar year 2019 amounted to 87,825 - up by 12.6 per cent compared to the decade low 78,015 sales reported in 2018. On an annual basis, 2019 sales ...Read More

Three Lists to Make When Selling Your Home

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

Three Lists to Make When Selling Your Home

Tags: Home Selling, Preparing your Home for Sale, Home Seller, Neighborhood, Real Estate Market

When you put your property up for sale, you want to make sure that potential buyers get all the information they need on the features of your home and its surrounding area. If, for example, buyers don't realize there is a great school just a couple of blocks away, they might cross your property off their shortlist. An effective way to make sure something like that doesn't happen is to cre...Read More

Inspect Your Walls Before You Sell

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

Inspect Your Walls Before You Sell

Tags: Property Worth, Real Estate, Home Seller, Competitive Market, Home Improvement

Say you're trying to sell a used car. Imagine that it's a desirable make and model, the mileage is low, and, overall, it's in great condition... except, that is, for the body. Unfortunately, there are a few areas where the paint is scratched, and there are a couple of dents and rust spots too. Are you going to have trouble selling that car? Probably. Many potential buyers will have t...Read More

Terminology Tip: "Real Property" vs "Personal Property"

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

Terminology Tip: "Real Property" vs "Personal Property"

Tags: Property Ownership, Improvement, Rights, Tangible Items, Intangible Items

When our team lists a property for sale, the land, house and all improvements (e.g., garages, deck and shed) represent the real estate, but are also viewed as the tangible items of real property. The rights associated with the land, (e.g., the right to occupy, mortgage or sell the property) are the intangible items. In combination, the tangible and intangible items make up what is referred to as r...Read More

GTA Real Estate Market Watch 12/19

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

GTA Real Estate Market Watch 12/19

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

DECEMBER 2019 - Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS reported 7,090 sales through TREB's MLS System in November 2019 - a 14.2 per cent increase compared to November 2018. On a GTA-wide basis, sales were up year-over-year for all major market segments. Annual sales growth in ground-oriented home types, including detached houses, led th...Read More

Achieve an Amazing Kitchen with These Designer Tips

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

Achieve an Amazing Kitchen with These Designer Tips

Tags: Home Improvement, Kitchen Hacks, Designer Tips, Real Estate

Turning your kitchen from simply a functional space to an amazing kitchen can take a bit of effort. We're sharing our top designer tips below to help you plan and create the kitchen of your dreams. Define Kitchen Zones A kitchen should have a defined space for food preparation, storage, and for tackling dirty tasks. This will save you a lot of time cleaning up as well as getting things done i...Read More

Set Learning Goals Instead of Resolutions

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

Set Learning Goals Instead of Resolutions

Tags: Learning, Resolutions, Goal Setting

Are you making a New Year's resolution this month? Whether it's to quit smoking, lose weight, or spend more time with your family, you'll have a much better chance of success if you turn that goal into a learning goal instead. A learning goal is simply a commitment to learn something rather than to achieve a specific milestone. Say, for example, that your New Year's resolution is...Read More

Terminology Tip: "Joint Tenancy" vs "Tenants in common"

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

Terminology Tip: "Joint Tenancy" vs "Tenants in common"

Tags: Real Estate Terminology, Definition, Concurrent Ownership, Joint Tenancy, Tenants in Common

The terms Joint Tenancy and Tenants in Common refer to types of concurrent ownership (i.e.: when two or more persons have a right of ownership to a property at the same time.) Despite the use of the word "tenancy" these legal terms do not relate to leases and rentals. Joint Tenancy is a form of concurrent ownership that involves ownership of land by two or more persons whereby, on the d...Read More

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