• Trump win makes Canadian real estate look even more attractive

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    Real Estate Brokerage Newmarket Ontario

    By: Tess Kalinowski
    Real Estate Reporter It’s too soon to say what the U.S. election means, but Canadian real estate looks even better to foreign buyers, say some experts. Canadians should not expect a flood of president-elect Donald Trump…

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  • High-End Home Sales In Toronto Set To Dominate This Year

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    Real Estate Brokerage Newmarket Ontario

    By: Alexandra Posadzki / The Canadian Press
    Toronto is poised to lead the country in high-end home sales for the third consecutive year in 2017. A report looked at sales of homes for more than $1 million in…

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  • Is a Tiny House right for you?

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    Real Estate Brokerage Newmarket Ontario

    In a 2014 documentary, the CBC reported on a global movement of building tiny houses with two simple goals; achieving financial freedom, and creating a smaller ecological footprint. A multiplying number of people here in Canada…

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  • York Region All-Time High Selling Market

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    By Lisa Queen
    The average price of a resale home in York Region increased by 13.5 % in 2015 to $777,927. It jumped from $491,883 for the average resale home five years ago. Meanwhile, the price is almost 70 % higher…

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  • Taking Charge in a Bidding War

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    Real Estate Brokerage Newmarket Ontario

    By Sandra Rinomato
    Don’t be afraid of multiple offers. You still have some control. There are a few scenarios that can take place if you get into competition. The seller can accept your offer and you will have bought…

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  • Home Prices Skyrocket in York Region with Demand

    York National Realty Inc. |

    Real Estate Brokerage Newmarket Ontario

    By: Sunny Freeman
    The Greater Toronto Area real estate market is on pace for another year of record-breaking sales and double-digit price growth as buyers bid aggressively for the few houses on the market. According to the Toronto Real Estate Board, sales in the first quarter of 2016 rose 15.8 per cent from the opening three months of last year.

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  • How to Prep the Yard for Spring 2016

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    By: Stacey Freed
    In the Canadian winter months, snowmen are the only detectable “life” in our yards, but now that Frosty is turning into a puddle and the ground is beginning to defrost, it’s time to jump start the lawn…

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  • Buying a Fixer Upper: Yea or Nay?

    York National Realty Inc. |

    Real Estate Brokerage Newmarket Ontario

    By: Jacob Hurwith
    Prices The single biggest advantage of buying a fixer-upper is the price. Fixer-uppers give eager buyers the chance to own their property when they can’t afford those move-in ready homes they desire. Homes that…

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  • Misconceptions About The Suburbs

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    Real Estate Brokerage Newmarket Ontario

    By: Sarah Daniels
    So, you’re thinking of moving to a suburb to get away from the traffic and chaos of the city. Perhaps you’ve been considering Aurora?… but you think that somehow it’s like moving to outer Mongolia. You won’t…

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  • Money: How to Recover After the Holidays

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    By Kira Vermond
    It’s the middle of January, the holiday decorations are all taken down, the gifts have finally found homes, and the family is getting back into their regular routine. Just one final festive tradition remains: opening that January credit…

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  • Maximize Your Selling Potential During Winter

    York National Realty Inc. |

    Real Estate Brokerage Newmarket Ontario

    By Gavin Chen
    Many Realtors believe winter to be the worst season to sell your house. The cold and stormy Canadian Winters definitely pose challenges, but should not discourage sellers from marketing their properties. First impressions are key to progress…

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  • Demand for Realtors is increasing

    York National Realty Inc. |

    Real Estate Brokerage Newmarket Ontario

    By: Jonathan Whiting
    You may or may not be aware of it, but more people are using the services of a real estate professional than ever before. This increase in demand for Realtors and their Brokerages is directly connected to…

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  • Can we call ourselves professionals?

    York National Realty Inc. |

    Real Estate Brokerage Newmarket Ontario

    By Lloyd R. Manning
    In recent years, from many quarters, concerns have been expressed about the continuing decline in professionalism. This includes medical doctors, lawyers, accountants, other professions and certainly Realtors, assuming that we who transact in real estate as…

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  • Using floor plans and photography in Advertising

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    Real Estate Brokerage Newmarket Ontario

    Ian Grace
    Floor Plans: When asked about using floor plans and photography in advertising properties on the MLS, the short answer is always a YES! In a new-home purchase from the builder, floor plans are always provided,…

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  • Luxury market ‘exceeds expectations’ – Sotheby’s June 2015

    York National Realty Inc. |

    Real Estate Brokerage Newmarket Ontario

    Sotheby’s International Realty says 2015 activity shows a return of buyer confidence in luxury residential real estate in Canada’s largest cities. Despite a sluggish start to 2014, the luxury real estate market exceeded experts’ expectations in the latter half of…

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  • Cuba’s new real estate environment

    York National Realty Inc. |

    Real Estate Brokerage Newmarket Ontario

    By Toby Welch
    While Cuba has finally legitimized the sale of homes, the government has been slow to completely legalize the work Realtors and brokers do. Although the sale of properties is now allowed, those who facilitate…

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  • Two Generation of Buyers

    York National Realty Inc. |

    Real Estate Brokerage Newmarket Ontario

    By Jean Sorensen
    The millennials (those born between 1972-1992) and their parents also known as baby boomers (born 1946-1965) are making the greatest impact on the real estate industry today. “Both the boomers and the millennials want…

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  • Time to trade in your mittens for gardening gloves.

    York National Realty Inc. |

    Real Estate Brokerage Newmarket Ontario

    Most of us have yet to get outside and prepare the backyard for the season. The ground is still muddy in the shade and the entire yard seems covered with branches and leaves left by the winter storms but wait…

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  • What FSBO companies don’t want consumers to know

    York National Realty Inc. |

    Real Estate Brokerage Newmarket Ontario

    What FSBO companies don’t want consumers to know April , 2015 In May 2011, the Competition Bureau filed an application challenging restrictions imposed by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) on the use of data in the Toronto Multiple Listing…

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  • Is Aurora losing its identity?

    York National Realty Inc. |

    Real Estate Brokerage Newmarket Ontario

    Is Aurora about to lose its unique character and small-town feel? Lynda Yeoman does not want to become part of a quiet but spreading migration out of Aurora, but after living here for over 4 decades, she is now considering…

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