GTA Real Estate Market Watch 08/20

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

GTA Real Estate Market Watch 08/20

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

AUGUST 2020 - Toronto Regional Real Estate Board President Lisa Patel announces that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS reported 11,081 sales through TRREB’s MLS System in July 2020 – a 29.5 per cent increase over July 2019 and a new record for the month of July. On a preliminary seasonally adjusted basis, sales were up by 49.5 per cent compared to June 2020. Year-over-year sales growth wa...Read More

Cheap Ways to Improve Curb Appeal

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

Cheap Ways to Improve Curb Appeal

Tags: Curb Appeal, Landscaping, House Improvements

Let’s face it. If you’re selling your home, you probably don’t want to spend the time or money on a complete landscaping project. Luckily, you probably don’t need to. There are a number of affordable ways to improve curb appeal and impress buyers who drive up to your home. You can make a big impact by creating a more welcoming entrance. For example, paint the front door an...Read More

Give Outdoor Furniture a Facelift

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

Give Outdoor Furniture a Facelift

Tags: Furniture Facelift, Outdoor Furniture, Restore Furniture, Patio Furnishings

As the summer stretches on, and your patio furnishings start to show the signs of use, you may want to try these simple ways of restoring them to their original lustre. Before trying any of these techniques, always test in an inconspicuous area first.   For vinyl cushions and fabrics without specific instructions for upkeep, try a mixture of water and mild detergent with an “oxicleansi...Read More

Terminology Tip: Real Estate Client vs Real Estate Customer

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

Terminology Tip: Real Estate Client vs Real Estate Customer

Tags: Client, Customer, Representation Agreement, Customer Service Agreement, Fiduciary Duty, Material Facts

Buyers and sellers may enter into one of two types of agreements with a brokerage: a representation agreement or a customer service agreement. Both are considered legally binding agreements. If you enter into a representation agreement, you are considered a client of the brokerage; if you enter into a customer service agreement, you are considered a customer. There are two big differences betwee...Read More

GTA Real Estate Market Watch 07/20

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

GTA Real Estate Market Watch 07/20

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

JULY 2020 – Toronto Regional Real Estate Board President Lisa Patel announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS reported 8,701 sales through TRREB’s MLS System in June 2020. This result represented a very substantial increase over the May 2020 sales result, both on an actual (+89 per cent) and seasonally adjusted basis (+84 per cent) and was only down by 1.4 per cent compared to June ...Read More

Does Your Home Insurance Cover Everything?

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

Does Your Home Insurance Cover Everything?

Tags: Insurance Coverage, Liability Limits, Home Insurance, Right Insurance Policy

When you suffer damage to your home or its contents, you expect your insurance company to help you out. And, most do a good job of doing just that. To begin the process, start by asking yourself the following questions: Still, it’s a good idea to review your policy with your insurance advisor and find out what’s covered and what isn’t. For example, you don’t want to discove...Read More

BBQ Maintenance that Can Save Your Life

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

BBQ Maintenance that Can Save Your Life

Tags: BBQ Maintenance, Cleaning BBQ Grills, Life saving tips

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than 160 people are injured each year in BBQ mishaps. That doesn’t sound like a lot considering the number of people who flip burgers on their backyard grills each year. But, you certainly don’t want to be one of those who get injured! The best way to prevent fire and injury is maintenance. Remarkably, few people are e...Read More

Terminology Tip: Condo Townhouse vs Freehold Townhouse

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

Terminology Tip: Condo Townhouse vs Freehold Townhouse

Tags: Condominium, Freehold, Townhouse

A townhouse (or townhome) is a single-family home with a direct entrance to the property from the outdoor grounds, that shares one or more walls with other independently-owned units.   Townhouses can be broken down into two main types: a condominium ownership townhouse or a freehold ownership townhouse. A condominium townhouse is a property in which you own everything inside of the unit&rsq...Read More

GTA Real Estate Market Watch 06/20

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

GTA Real Estate Market Watch 06/20

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

JUNE 2020 – Toronto Regional Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS reported 4,606 sales through TRREB’s MLS System in May 2020. This result was down by 53.7 per cent compared to May 2019. While the number of sales was down substantially on a year-over-year basis due to the continued impact of COVID-19, the decline was less than the 67....Read More

Predicting Your Future Housing Needs

By: The Jean-Jacques Team

Predicting Your Future Housing Needs

Tags: Housing Needs, House Planning, Future Housing, Questions for Future house

What will your housing needs be in three to five years? If you can figure that out, you can watch the market, target areas and neighbourhoods you might like to live in, and reap the benefits of planning ahead. To begin the process, start by asking yourself the following questions: What will my family look like in three to five years? Will there be a new addition (or two) to your family? Will y...Read More