How to Downsize Effectively

By: Natalie Lewin

How to Downsize Effectively

Tags: Toronto, Homes In Toronto, Downsizing

Downsizing can be one of the hardest things to do, especially when you have lived in a space for a lot of years that holds a lot of memories and emotions, but when the move is the right next step nothing feels as good as actually getting it done and starting the next chapter.  We have a list of the steps you can take to get to the next step with as little upheaval as possible.  Things ...Read More

Six Keys to Selling Your Home Quickly

By: Natalie Lewin

Six Keys to Selling Your Home Quickly

Tags: Selling Your Home, Toronto, Homes in Toronto

One thing all sellers have in common is that they are all looking to do is sell their home quickly while making sure they get the most money possible. And while a lot of that is out of the seller’s hands there are a couple of things that can help to make the process go smoother.  Here are a few tips for sellers to make that happen no matter what the state of your home or the market is:...Read More

Should I get a Second Independent Home Inspection

By: Natalie Lewin

Should I get a Second Independent Home Inspection

Tags: homes in toronto, toronto real estate, home inspection

There are many questions that I get asked on a regular basis, and if you’re following my blog you know I always try and answer these questions as much as possible. And this one is particularly important.  “As a buyer should I be getting a home inspection on the home that I want to buy, even if there is one already provided by the seller?” Although sellers are required by l...Read More

10 Ways To Winterize Your Home

By: Natalie Lewin

10 Ways To Winterize Your Home

Tags: Real Estate, Toronto, Remax, Homes For Sale, Winter, Toronto Home

Change Furnace Filters A dirty filter reduces airflow and increases energy demand. Put it on your calendar and check monthly.  Run Fans In Reverse Most people only think of fans are for warm days, but many ceiling fans come with a reverse option. Switching your fan to run clockwise makes the fan produce a warmer air. This can cut your heating cost by as much as 10 percent.  Winterize...Read More

Who do The New Mortgage Rules Affect?

By: Natalie Lewin

Who do The New Mortgage Rules Affect?

Tags: Mortgage Rules, Real Estate, Toronto Homes, Toronoto Real Estate

There is talk everywhere about the new mortgage rules. And any simple google search will populate multiple articles to explain what this means, but often between the jargon and our tiny attention spans we walk away thinking we look at it later ( and never do). So we spoke to Shamiar Lewin, a Mortgage Specialist at Sherwin Mortgage Group to get the scoop on what all this means.   Check out thr...Read More

Yonge and Eglinton School List

By: Natalie Lewin

Yonge and Eglinton School List

Tags: Schools, Yonge and Eglinton, Midtown Toronto Schools

Yonge and Eglinton is a bustling community that has just about everything you need at your fingertips. It isn’t hard to see why it is a great neighbourhood to raise your family, but despite the obvious allures, good schools can be the most important factor in your decision.   Here is a list of schools in the area that will help you make your decision to move to a little bit easier. ...Read More

By: Natalie Lewin

6 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent

Tags: Realtor, Toronto, Yonge and Eglinton, Real Estate, North Toronto

In the listing presentation process it always comes up- why should I hire you. So, let’s cut to the chase and let me tell you why hiring a realtor is a better choice than doing the legwork yourself.    Here are 6 reasons why you need to consider hiring a professional real estate agent to sell your home. Knowledge What you don’t know can absolutely hurt you. At any given t...Read More

By: Natalie Lewin

Looking to buy outside of the country? Here are some Real Estate Hot Spots for all of your desires.

Tags: Dream homes, home for sale, dream locations

Planning where you’re going to move when your business goes public, or just planning what to do when you win the lottery and have millions to spare? The globeandmail.com recently published an article about where the elite are buying homes. And you and I both know you’re going to be one of the elite, so let’s start planning.   You could have probably predicted this one: Ne...Read More

By: Natalie Lewin

Questions to ask yourself when considering a move: Checklist

Tags: Move, checklist, Real Estate

Deciding to move comes with a lot of things to consider.  We have the perfect checklist to make sure your new home is right for you! Download it here   ...Read More

By: Natalie Lewin

QUARTERLY COMPARISON OF HOUSE PRICES IN GTA TELLS A TALE OF TWO MARKETS

Tags: Toronto, Real Estate Markets, Home for sale, Condo for sale

Against a backdrop of sliding home sales in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the average price of detached homes continued to rise in 40% of Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) districts in the second quarter of 2017. We examined 65 neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area in the first six months of the year, comparing first quarter performance to that in the second quarter. So what did the numbers...Read More