Tuesday, June 22, 2021 / by Evelyn Lopes
Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?
Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line.
Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing market. Low home inventory and high buyer demand have driven home prices to an all-time high.1 This has given an unexpected financial boost to many homeowners during a challenging time. However, for some renters, rising home prices are making dreams of homeownership feel further out of reach.
If you’re a homeowner, it’s important for you to understand how your home’s value contributes to your overall net worth. If you’re a renter, now is the time for you to figure out how homeownership fits into your short-term goals and your long-term financial future. An investment in real estate can help you grow your net worth, build wealth over time, and gain a foothold in the housing market to keep pace with rising; ...
Friday, April 2, 2021 / by Evelyn Lopes
It’s been a difficult time for many over the past months with the pandemic, the isolation, shuddering and business shut downs.
Small business’s have especially been hard hit. We want to promote the small business’s here in our community.
If you are a small business or know of someone with a small business (even a home based venture) we want to support and promote you!
Simply call me direct at 905-965-5902 or send me an email about your business. We will be promoting these small business’s in a variety of ways moving forward. Looking forward to hearing from you. Together we are strong!
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Monday, March 1, 2021 / by Evelyn Lopes
While many areas of the economy have contracted, the housing market has stayed remarkably strong. But can the good news last?
When COVID-related shutdowns began in March, real estate brokers and clients scrambled to respond to the shift. Record-low interest rates caused some lenders to call a halt to new underwriting, and homeowners debated whether or not to put their houses on the market. However, those first days of uncertainty ushered in a period of unprecedented growth in the Canadian residential real estate market, which currently accounts for a record-setting 9% of the country’s overall economic output.1
Now, as the spring market approaches, you may be wondering whether the good times can continue to roll on. If you’re a homeowner, should you take advantage of this opportunity by putting your home on the market? If you’re a buyer, should you jump in and risk paying too much? Below we answer some of your most pressing questions.
Friday, February 19, 2021 / by Evelyn Lopes
We’ve all spent a lot more time at home over the past year. And for many of us, our homes have become our office, our classroom, our gym—and most importantly, our safe haven during times of uncertainty. So it’s no surprise to see that design trends for 2021 revolve around soothing colour palettes, cozy character, and quiet retreats.
Even if you don’t have immediate plans to buy or sell your home, we advise our clients to be mindful of modern design preferences when planning a remodel or even redecorating. Over-personalized or unpopular renovations could lower your property’s value. And selecting out-of-style fixtures and finishes could cause your home to feel dated quickly.
To help inspire your design projects this year, we’ve rounded up five of the hottest trends. Keep in mind, not all of these will work well in every house. If you plan to buy, list, or renovate your property, give us a call. We can help you realize your vi ...
Friday, February 12, 2021 / by Evelyn Lopes
The Speed of Love
Do you ever wonder what happened to the lost art of writing love letters? Or what about ‘mix tapes’ that were the equivalents of musical love letters, that were painstaking compiled and delivered with adoration? As Valentine’s Day approaches, I started thinking about these things.
Technology has changed the way we communicate and express love. For hundreds of years, the speed of communication stayed fairly constant. From smoke signals to the pony express, our ability to improve communication was based on speeding up the delivery of our message. But then in 1988, the internet was born and in the early 90’s, it changed the way we communicate distinctly and significantly… forever!
Why write a love letter when we can tell someone “I Love You,” and share that message anywhere in the world, in milliseconds? What used to take a sailor at sea, weeks or months to send or receive a love letter, can now be blasted through Facebook,. ...