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What correction?? Inventory analysis Aug 22, 2012 Oakville, Milton, Lorne Park, Clarkson
So it has been a quieter July and August in terms of home sales but my analysis doesn't seem to suggest any price drop is imminent. Since our last inventory absorption analysis in May 2012 not too much has changed. In fact there has been a little Read More...
Seeing the Light  
​ Most homeowners claim to be eco-friendly and want to help the environment , yet they worry that making changes in their home will be costly or inconsequential. This is especially true for someone who is in the process of selling their home and doesn’t Read More...
For Sellers: Itemize What You’re Taking With You
Believe it or not, after months of searching countless homes, finding the perfect one, negotiating price and finally agreeing to a deal, a sale can fall apart over a disagreement about curtains. When striking a deal to sell a home, it’s important Read More...
The Backyard Oasis
​ Today’s prospective homebuyers are increasingly interested in a property’s outdoor living space as they are its interior. S avvy agents understand this powerful trend and are staging homes on two fronts – the terrific indoors and the Read More...
Addendum to our inventory post.
A colleague mentioned to me that our 1-2mm bucket for inventory absorption analysis is too wide and I agree. We will include new categories of: Oakville Milton Clarkson Lorne Park, Sheridan (old W13) 1.0mm-1.499mm 3.64 no report 2.57 months of inventory Read More...
5 Tips to Make Your Bathroom Stand Out
​ Every homebuyer has a vision of their perfect house and the rooms that are most important to them. Because of their relatively small size in comparison to the rest of a home, bathrooms are often overlooked in the staging process, but for many, it could Read More...
Tighter (Sellers) market conditions persist!!
Not much has changed since we last posted our analysis late October of 2011. Over six months have gone by and in fact conditions are now tighter than before. We suspect there will be some consolidation over the summer months as recently more listings Read More...
Staging Mistakes
​ You may love your home, but that doesn’t mean that everyone coming through the door will feel the same way . What may be “charming” to the seller may seem off-putting to a prospective buyer. Many sellers attempt to stage their home Read More...
A Deck can make the difference in selling your home!
With spring in the air, the exterior of a home becomes even more important when putting your house on the market because buyers now will spend more time outside looking at your property and envisioning what their summer barbeques and family playtime will Read More...
Lawn Care and Selling your Home
Spring is in the air and that means that homebuyers are going to be paying just as much attention to the exterior of a home than the interior. Those shopping for a home want to envision their kids playing in the yard, their friends coming over for barbeques Read More...
Inspect for Code Violations Before you Sell
Code violations can extend the home-selling process or halt it altogether. Therefore, it’s good business to hire a home inspector before placing your home on the market. A quality home inspector is well-versed in all local codes dealing with e lectrical, Read More...
Working Kitchens Catch the Eye of Aspiring Chefs
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Sellers: Leave your Home for showings!
Should I stay or should I go when my home is showing? Gently put, most agents say that when potential homebuyers come to see your home, it’s best that you leave the premises. Perspective buyers don’t want to see owners hovering or milling Read More...
Spring Staging
Any home stager will tell you that “staging is staging” and the principals remain the same throughout the year—keep things clean, clutter free and colorful. But that doesn’t each season comes without its own brand of staging magic. Read More...
The Smell of Success
Home sellers do everything they can to make their house look as beautiful as possible, yet appealing to home buyers’ other senses can be just as important -- especially when it comes to the sense of smell. While you may not think your home has a Read More...