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Sold Over Asking. Again.

Friday Jan 22nd, 2021

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I've been sitting at my desk for 20 minutes or so, trying to figure out how to write this blog without it sounding like boring real estate advice. Stick with me - I think I've figured it out. Remember when we used to go places? Specifically sporting events and concerts? Remember how expensive those tickets were? Remember waiting for tickets to go on sale, at the box office or on the website hitting refresh every two seconds? Tickets for the in-demand events were always... [read more]

Brooklin By The Numbers

Monday Nov 9th, 2020

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If you've been paying attention to house prices in your area, you might not be surprised to know that prices are going up and inventory remains quite low. Basic supply and demand, right? Downtown Toronto condos used to be the hottest part of the market but sales are slowing down and prices are dropping. Prices in the suburbs are surging and the stats back that up. Here are a few stats relating to real estate sales activity in Brooklin, Ontario for October 2020! A total of 41... [read more]

Mortgage Qualification Criteria Changing Soon

Friday Jun 26th, 2020

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I was lucky enough to patricipate in a virtual meeting with our in-house mortgage advisors yesterday. Steve and Rob discussed the changes coming to CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) insured mortgages and how they may differ from conventional mortgages. We also discussed a few points of interest that we, as agents, should be discussing with our buyer clients when looking to buy a property, refinance their current property or shop for mortgages during the current COVID-19... [read more]

Adapting to this New Virtual Environment

Monday May 4th, 2020

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It's been a stange few months (to say the least). Most businesses have adapted to this new 'normal' and for some, the new digital, or virtual, world can be a very daunting and intimidating place. My brokerage, Sutton Group - Heritage Realty, is one of the best places I've ever worked. We have loads of tools available to us that help us be 'virtual agents' in 2020. As a matter of fact, Sutton Group Realty (at the corporate level) is incredible as well. They have been... [read more]

Zoom Tips and Tricks

Sunday Mar 29th, 2020

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I just wanted to share a few tips and tricks for using Zoom. I didn't come up with these, I only came across them and credit is given for each individual tip. Enjoy!   1. Keep meetings to 35 minutes or less “One thing I do, since we are a small startup and don’t pay for Zoom, is I started scheduling all my meetings to be 35 minutes long (there’s a 40-minute cap on meetings with the free version). It’s actually been quite productive, because it forces... [read more]

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