Breakfast Television Segment! Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

 

Breakfast Television : Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

This week I was able to share some of Montreal’s real estate dos and don’ts on Breakfast Television. How the new CHMC/RRSP affects first time buyers and what some of the steps are to prepare yourself to compete in this sellers market. Thank you to the BT team and Joanne Vrakas.

 

Happy Easter & Passover!

Wishing you a happy Easter and a joyful and healthy Passover. Warmest thoughts and wishes to you and your family on this occasion. Spring is here, contact me today for a home evaluation! What are your real estate goals for 2019? Whether you have questions about your home or if you’d like to discuss your next move, I look forward to hearing from you.

 

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Your Spring 2019 Market Guide

Your Guide to the Montreal Market

Inform yourself with everything you need to know this spring with my newsletter. Learn about supply and demand, the strength of this year’s market, the increase of overall sales, prices and mortgage rates. Learn about the strength of this year’s market and increase in overall sales, as well as how to weigh the pros and cons of condo life.

Most importantly, get a sneak peak into my newest strategy of the year, expanding my team to include two residential real estate brokers. I have expanded my reach to serve you better. Browse through my info-packed guide and contact me today for an evaluation, or if you’d like to make a move in buying, selling, renting, or investing in real estate.

 

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Home Staging Tips!

 

The Do’s and Don’ts of Preparing your Home to Sell

by Maxine Foldiak

The first thing you should do when starting to prepare your home to sell is to DE-CLUTTER! There is nothing worse than walking into a room and not knowing where to look. This rule applies to both furniture and objects. A mantle above a fireplace should only have 3 to 5 items at most, unless it’s a multitude of small picture frames or certain valuable pieces that one may have collected over time. Your life doesn’t need to be on display. I suggest having a garage sale, this will help you not only de-clutter your current home, but it will allow you to trim down ahead of a move. People need to be able to envision themselves living in your home, and if you live in chaos and clutter, it is very hard for people to see past all that mess. Getting rid of items throughout a home that either don’t belong within the space or items that do not serve a purpose will allow for a better viewing experience and hopefully will allow for you to sell your home quickly.

Number two is to neutralize the palette of the home. In some cases, people love a vibrant blue dining room paired with a ruby red bedroom and a powder room covered in floral wallpaper. But when selling your home, you want to appeal to more than a few potential buyers.  And yes, people say that a little paint can fix anything and as a designer I very much agree. When you are selling you want people to walk in and remember how amazing the finishes were, how beautiful the original wood work is, the original moldings that carry throughout, the hardwood floors and large tiles, the size of the rooms etc.…Unfortunately, many people cannot see past the aesthetics of a home and they harp on things that can easily be changed.  It is your job as the homeowner to help showcase your house in the best light.  If you have a neutral palette that carries throughout the home, people will focus more on the character of the home and the things that truly matter.

Curious about tips 3 and 4?

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What’s going on in Montreal Real Estate?

Here are some recent articles and fun links to click on.

 

Intrigued by the luxury lifestyle of Tour des Canadiens 3? Contact me if you have any questions about the townhouse and penthouse suite properties in TDC 3. The surroundings of the Bell Centre and Windsor Station will be entirely transformed by the luxurious design of the future Quad Windsor Skybridge of TDC 2 and TDC 3.

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‘Plexes are officially the most in-demand property in Montreal.  Montreal’s ‘plex market is performing better than any other property type and the real estate market as a whole currently sits firmly in seller’s market territory, according to the latest Centris stats.

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Looking for new retailers who sell affordable trendy furnishings?  Apartment Therapy has you covered with 7 unexpected sources for all your furniture needs. If you’re searching for some elevated decorative accents that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, click below!

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Your Fall 2018 Market Guide

Your Guide to the Montreal Market

How do you stack the cards in your favour in this sellers market? What are the most important things to remember when preparing your home to sell? My fall market report has you covered. Browse through this info-packed guide, and as always, contact me should you have any further questions or want to discuss your real estate goals.

 

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Montreal skyline as seen from the top of Mount Royal

Market Outlook

With every new year comes a new set of factors that affect real estate prices. 2017 will be impacted by US politics and exchange rates, changes to Canadian Mortgage rules and of course the classic supply and demand chain reaction.

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Royal LePage House Price Survey and 2017 Forecast

Canada’s residential real estate market saw significant year-over-year price appreciation in the fourth quarter of 2016, supported by considerable gains in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Greater Vancouver, according to the Royal LePage House Price Survey[1] and Market Survey Forecast released today. Looking ahead, Royal LePage expects the regional extremes in house price appreciation that characterized the national real estate market in 2016 to narrow in 2017.

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