Can you make money in the GTA's real estate market

By: Natalka Falcomer,Gary & Gina Semeniuk

Can you make money in the GTA's real estate market

Tags: georgina, real estate, keswick, sutton, pefferlaw, jacksons point, new homes, resale homes, lake Simcoe, york region.

Five years ago, I decided not to buy a home in Toronto. “Clearly” a bubble in the market was about to pop and I didn’t want to be the fool who failed to time the market. After all, the crash was inevitable. Article after article by learned economists after learned economist pointed to logical reasons for the inevitable crash: high debt-to-income ratio, cheap financing for anyone...Read More

(FOMO) Fear Of Missing Out, Part Two.

By: Gary & Gina Semeniuk

(FOMO) Fear Of Missing Out, Part Two.

Tags: georgina, real estate, keswick, sutton, pefferlaw, jacksons point, new homes, resale homes, lake Simcoe, york region, interest rates, mortgages, canadian economy.

FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) Part two. In our last Blog we talked about missing out on great opportunities at this time within the real estate markets. In upper York region in the past year we have seen real estate values decline from the high’s in 2017 by upwards of 30% and higher. What is means is our current market values on an average home have settled back to late 2015 values. Not good n...Read More

(FOMO) Fear Of Missing Out and why you should get into the current real estate market.

By: Gary & Gina Semeniuk

(FOMO) Fear Of Missing Out and why you should get into the current real estate market.

Tags: georgina, real estate, keswick, sutton, pefferlaw, jacksons point, new homes, resale homes, lake Simcoe, york region, intereest rates, mortgages, canadian economy.

Sellers. Remember one thing about the corrected market we are in, in the GTA. If you have owned your home since 2012, you have doubled your money. In a normalized market, that would be about 23.6 years worth of growth.  Nothing was normal about the markets here in the GTA leading up to the 2017 downturn and we are not likely to see a quickly rally back to a seller’s market. Our advice i...Read More

4 Life stages when you may need to consider furniture removal

By: Nina Doiron. Gary & Gina Semeniuk

4 Life stages when you may need to consider furniture removal

Tags: georgina, real estate, keswick, sutton, pefferlaw, jacksons point, new homes, resale homes, lake Simcoe, york region, staging, declutter.

Gone are the days of wanting to buy anything, including furniture, that will last a lifetime or even be handed down to generations to come. Not because all furniture is poorly built, but because today, options are nearly limitless and people crave change. With trendsetters like HGTV, decor magazines and weekly flyers enticing us with new and stylish furnishings, it's no wonder that most of us ...Read More

NATIVE PLANTS, LOW CARE LANDSCAPING.

By: Gary & Gina Semeniuk

NATIVE PLANTS, LOW CARE LANDSCAPING.

Tags: georgina, real estate, keswick, sutton, pefferlaw, jacksons point, new homes, resale homes, lake Simcoe, york region, landscaping.

  Every morning when you look out of the window of your breakfast nook into your front yard, you’re met with the same green carpet, devoid of anything remotely interesting or different. It’s not that you hate plants, it’s just that they can be a huge maintenance headache and, frankly, you don’t have time to pamper them to keep them alive just so you have something new...Read More

When the property is damaged after the offer: Three ways to protect your buyer client

By: Gary & Gina Semeniuk

When the property is damaged after the offer: Three ways to protect your buyer client

Tags: georgina, real estate, keswick, sutton, pefferlaw, jacksons point, new homes, resale homes, lake Simcoe, york region.

Real estate transactions depend upon good faith between buyers and sellers. Unfortunately, sellers don’t always extend this courtesy during a real estate trade. In particular, RECO sometimes hears from buyers who are very upset when they discover on moving day that the home they purchased was altered or damaged after their offer was accepted. In one recent complaint, RECO heard from a buyer...Read More

THE VALUE OF REAL ESTATE.

By: Gary & Gina Semeniuk

THE VALUE OF REAL ESTATE.

Tags: georgina, real estate, keswick, sutton, pefferlaw, jacksons point, new homes, resale homes, lake Simcoe, york region.

As many of you know. Here in the GTA, most of us are experiencing a corrective real estate market. After nearly twenty-three years of real estate climbing higher and higher in value, the markets came to a boil in the latter part of the 1st quarter of 2017.   Here in Upper York Region, where we live and work in our Real Estate business, the growth since 2012 and been fast and steady. Incredibl...Read More

Time to Renovate. Lets talk about it...

By: Gary & Gina Semeniuk

Time to Renovate. Lets talk about it...

Tags: homes for sale, renovations, homes, york region, keswick, sutton, jacksons point, pefferlaw, georgina. lake simcoe, lakeside, living.

So you want to renovate Huh !!! You have bought that dream home and saved in order to do a renovation and you just feel overwhelmed by what you see and hear what has happened to your friends, family or those featured on Holmes on Homes! Don’t worry I am here to give you some insight on all the renovation woe’s. First you likely didn’t just wake up and say I am going to renovate...Read More

Softening real estate markets.

By: Gary & Gina Semeniuk

Softening real estate markets.

Tags: real estate, georgina, keswick, sutton, jacksons point, pefferlaw, york region, homes, lakes simcoe, homes for sale, sold homes

As we have been telling our clients for some time now. The markets are very likely to stay flat in 2018, meaning, we’re not seeing any real positive growth markers for this year. If you’re a speculator, not the best news, however, they're are opportunities out there. For those with homes that are thinking about selling. Consider selling before we head to a balanced market, or shift...Read More

Saving tips for your 1st home

By: Gary & Gina Semeniuk

Saving tips for your 1st home

Tags: 1st time home buyer, buying a home, saving money, real estate, budgeting, keswick, georgina, york region homes, georgina lakeside living. mortgages, mortgage broker.

From the moment you started thinking about buying a house, you knew you’d need to start saving. Even though you have a RRSP’s that you can use for your down payment, you still must cover your closing costs, land transfer tax and have a little extra put back in case something goes sideways on you right away. Unexpected home repairs can be terrifying when there’s nothing in the ban...Read More