Getting into real estate can be an exciting endeavour. If done correctly, it’s a chance to reap some significant financial rewards, especially in Toronto’s booming housing market. From finding the right property to working with a knowledgeable agent, there are many factors to consider. If you’re interested in exploring real estate investment opportunities, here are some tips and techniques to help set you up for success. 1. Choose your location wisely Whether you’re looking to flip a home or purchase an income-producing property, one thing’s for sure: choosing the right location is key. In the GTA, some neighbourhoods ...
Tips and Techniques for Profitable Real Estate in Toronto
June 4, 2019
Staging Tips For Selling Your Home Quickly
March 14, 2019
If you’re looking to put your home on the market, Spectrum Realty can help you prepare it for potential home buyers. Keep in mind, it only takes a few seconds for someone to form an impression of your home, so you need to make sure their first impression is a good one! We’ve compiled a list of some simple but necessary staging tips that will help your home become as appealing as possible to potential buyers. Keep in mind these take time to accomplish so do plan in advance realizing the extra time spent could result in selling ...
Year Round Home Maintenance Tips
February 7, 2019
Keeping your home well maintained all year round will not only be more economical, it will keep it in fine working order. It is a good idea to keep this checklist handy so as each season approaches you will be prepared. The tasks involved in maintaining a safe, clutter free home environment is fairly simple and can be completed in no time. Get out of the mindset of depending only on ‘Spring Cleaning’ and make it a habit to maintain your home all year round. Here’s where to start Fall/Winter Hanging Icicles - Remove hanging or loose icicles because it ...
Condos vs. Houses: Which Is Right for You?
January 9, 2019
If you’re in the market for a residential purchase, you may be struggling with a big decision: condo or house? For many potential homeowners, this is an easy choice. Some may not be able to afford a single-family home, which is typically more expensive than a condo. Others may be looking to downsize, so a condo is the smarter choice. The lifestyles that come with both are quite different, so it’s best not to rush into a purchase without weighing all of your options first. If the decision isn’t such a simple one, we can help. Here’s a list of ...
Should You List Your Home for Sale in January?
December 19, 2018
January isn’t the typical high point of the year for the real estate market; it’s cold, windy, and driving conditions make most folks think twice about stepping outside. It may not seem like the ideal time of year to list your home, but there are surprising benefits to putting your home up for sale in the new year. Use the first month of the year to your advantage! Spring is the time of year when most houses hit the market. This means there is a field of competition for sellers, making it harder to attract buyers’ attention. You can use ...
5 Reasons to Sell Your Home During the Winter Months
December 18, 2018
It may not be peak season in the Canadian real estate market right now, but that does not mean you still need to wait until spring to market and sell your home. Despite popular belief, there are many reasons why selling in the winter can be beneficial, especially if you are interested in selling soon. Here's why: Less competition - Since the most common time of the year to buy/sell a home is in the spring, you will likely face less competition in the winter from other listings. Serious buyers - When looking for a home, people tend to ...
Creating a Bedroom Retreat
September 10, 2018
After a long day, who doesn’t want to retreat to a cozy bedroom, read a good book or just put your feet up without any distractions? The bedroom should be an oasis, a place of refuge, a chance to relax and unwind or simply meditate the cares of the day away. The bedroom should be a place where you get your best sleep. Creating a bedroom retreat is easier to do than it sounds. Here are some simple yet proven tips that you can be sure will make your bedroom the first place to get some good R&R. Sweet Dreams ...
Things are looking up in the GTA Real Estate Market
August 14, 2018
While 2017 was quite a volatile year in real estate, things are now trending upward. According to the TREB report for July 2018, there is hope for those who shied away from buying a home because of the The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) stress test which was implemented earlier this year. In addition, the provincial election had also created some uncertainty, but since both those events have now settled into the recesses of our real estate mind set, there is optimism once again. Jason Mercer, TREB’s Director of Market Analysis, says “home buyers in the GTA ...
Noteworthy Housing Trends of 2018
July 13, 2018
We can all agree that the housing market throughout Toronto and the GTA has changed dramatically over the past few years. Not only financially, but also when it comes to the needs and wants of home buyers. Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, or a retired home owner looking to downsize, keep reading to see 2018’s most popular housing trends when it comes to home features, design and neighbourhood amenities. FEATURES Smart Homes Smart homes are continuing to get smarter and we don’t see that stopping anytime soon. Linking all devices in your home together harmoniously to your smartphone is ...
How to Increase the Value of Your Home
June 25, 2018
With the housing market being unpredictable, you should always be prepared if you plan on selling your home. Ideally, you want to make a profit on your resale, and the best way to do that is to increase the value of your property. This does not necessarily mean you need to plan for an entire home remodel, however, updating a few areas can go a long way when trying to get a higher sale price, especially in a competitive market place WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER ADDING VALUE? There are many benefits that come with adding value to your property. For ...