From the Heart to the Head

New Mortgage Rules and You

Canada posted year-over-year residential price gains in 2017 across most regions. Now in 2018, many housing markets could see reduced purchasing power resulting from the new OFSI mortgage rules that took effect on January 1.

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Increase Productivity with a Luxury Home Office

Working from home is much easier in a well-designed office. Increase your productivity by creating a luxury home office that suits your needs and your personal style. To help you determine your favourite decor style, I’ve rounded up a few examples of beautiful home offices in a variety of aesthetics. Which will be your favourite? … Continue reading Increase Productivity with a Luxury Home Office

Avoiding Rental Scams

Speaking from Experience Tips for Tenants: When you want to lease a home in Toronto there are many reasons why hiring your own agent (A Licensed Realtor©) is important, the main reason is to avoid being scammed and ensure you are working with a professional who will represent your interests.  Recent stories in the news … Continue reading Avoiding Rental Scams

HMMM It smells nice in here!

Does it matter if the property has a nice or nasty smell? An important discovery is that unpleasant odours tend to have more of an impact on moods than pleasant odours (Ehrlichman and Bastone, 1992). Relaxation The effects of fragrance can have a significant impact on relaxation and physical arousal. ... Certain smells can also enhance relaxation and reduce stress. According to … Continue reading HMMM It smells nice in here!

Difference between Buyer Market vs Seller Market

When you begin the home buying or selling journey, there may be several terms used that you’re unfamiliar with. Buyer’s market? Seller’s market? Balanced market? To help get you started, we’ve broken down the difference between a buyer’s market and a seller’s market below. Buyer’s Market: There are more homes on the market than there are … Continue reading Difference between Buyer Market vs Seller Market

Business Etiquette for Realtor

*Courtesy of TREB Business Etiquette THREE CS TO REALTOR® PROFESSIONALISM -- COURTESY, COMMUNICATION, COMMON SENSE COURTESY If a Seller has made a final decision to list with someone else, respect and reinforce that decision. A professional attitude will create more business than will making negative comments about the competition. Speak respectfully about your competition. It will … Continue reading Business Etiquette for Realtor

Muskoka Bay Resort – NEW

The official launch is Wednesday August 16th PROJECT DETAILS: Developer: Freed Developments Location: Muskoka Bay Resort, 90 mins north of Toronto Size and scope: 62 units Features: coming tomorrow Pricing: coming tomorrow Deposit: coming tomorrow Occupancy: coming tomorrow 1) LOCATION . Just 90 minutes north of Toronto. One of the problems with many properties in … Continue reading Muskoka Bay Resort – NEW