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I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Toronto Real Estate Board reported 4,019 residential transactions in January 2018. Honestly, I thought the number would be much lower due to many buyers purchasing in December to take advantage of the old mortgage qualifying rules.
It was a rollercoaster ride of action, the highs and lows brought about by government’s decisions to try to slow down home prices increases utilizing adverse policy changes.
People search before they've even figured out what to buy. Ultimately they are looking for ideas and inspiration.
Today's super-empowered consumer knows they can research anything they need or want online. But while people are still searching for specific products, they are increasingly turning to search before they've even figured out what to buy. Ultimately they are looking for ideas and inspiration.
December Dear Friends... It’s been a wonderful warm fall, best wishes for the holiday season and throughout 2018.
Well, though I hate to admit it, I was wrong! I predicted 6,500 homes sold in November when in fact there were 7,374, making November 2017 one of the best Novembers in history. The reason for this is simple, the government announced changes to the mortgage qualifying rules commencing January 1, 2018, and a lot of buyers jumped into the market to make sure that they qualified under the old criteria. This resulted in stronger than usual sales and that trend will continue in December.
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A more resilient economy and a competitive housing market in vacation home areas have led to a seasonal home buying boost
These are some guidelines I follow for providing exceptional service to buyers looking for vacation homes.
1. It’s all about amenities and turnkey living
If someone’s interested in buying a seasonal or vacation home, they’re looking for lifestyle, and I find out what people do with their free time so I can match them with the right broker in the right area.”
The last thing you want to do is upset your real estate clients. Satisfied clients refer more business your way, and happy clients go a long way in making your job more enjoyable.