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Seven quirky facts about Etobicoke.

Tuesday May 9th, 2023


The name "Etobicoke" comes from the Ojibwe word "wadoopikaang," which means a place where alder trees grow. It was later modified and anglicized over time to become "Etobicoke." The land was obtained in the contentious Toronto Purchase of 1787, in which First Nations peoples traded a large portion of Toronto land for 2,000 gun flints, 24 brass kettles, 120 mirrors, 24 laced hats, 96 gallons of rum, and a bolt of floral flannel.     Long... [read more]

Here is a list of my favorite trails around Toronto.

Monday May 1st, 2023


As warmer weather is around the corner, more opportunities to spend time outdoors are appearing. A favorite of mine is going on hikes with family. Here is a list of my favorite trails around Toronto. - Bronte Creek Provincial Park. This beautiful park just west of Oakville is a perfect place to go for a nice hike. The thing that makes this park stick out to me is the creek that runs right through it. The vibes of the trail along the creek are unmatchable compared to any urban... [read more]

I made a list of some of my favorite springtime activities.

Friday Apr 14th, 2023


-Sakura Cherry Blossoms Between early/late April, the cherry blossoms of High Park blossom for a short period of time. So make sure not to miss this beautiful event. You can view their blossom at High Park within a certain time window. But at the moment, it is not known when they will blossom, so keep an eye out for that announcement! -Tulip Pick Farm. The thing I love most about spring is... [read more]

Tips On Settling in Elite Areas of Toronto

Thursday Apr 13th, 2023


If you are a lover of antiquity and plan to settle in the elite areas of old Toronto or its suburbs, which are rooted in the past, pay attention to the details that it is desirable to leave in the original form and not change during the renovation or reconstruction of the house.   Each district has its own "zest", its own charm that characterizes a certain part of the city, but in any case, it would be useful to leave such architectural details and elements... [read more]

Chic Easter Basket Gift Ideas

Friday Apr 7th, 2023


Chic Easter Basket Gift Ideas Easter baskets don’t have to be solely for the children. Whether you want to gift yourself an Easter basket, or give one to a family member or friend, elevating the basket contents to include luxe and chic items can be a decadent Easter morning surprise Vintage Basket Special Easter basket items need a unique basket. A vintage Easter basket is a tasteful vessel to fill with luxe items and treats. Favorite Bottle of Wine  A favorite bottle of a... [read more]

Port Credit is a picturesque neighbourhood located in the city of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Monday Apr 3rd, 2023


One of the main attractions of Port Credit is its beautiful waterfront, which offers stunning views of Lake Ontario and is home to numerous parks and walking trails. The Port Credit Harbour Marina is a popular spot for boating enthusiasts, and the waterfront is also home to several restaurants and cafes with outdoor patios that provide a perfect spot for a leisurely lunch or dinner.   In addition to the waterfront, Port Credit is also home to several local shops and boutiques, as... [read more]

Here are some upcoming events

Saturday Mar 25th, 2023


As a real estate agent, I meet with many people. Usually, during discussions, they like to tell me plans about upcoming events in the area. Sometimes, I am unaware of these events, and they catch my interest. Below I listed a few that I put on my calendar. I hope some of them might also interest you. A colleague of mine told me that The Toronto Antique Market, with a 30-year-long legacy, has moved to a new location in Mississauga,1352 Lakeshore Rd East, ON L5E 1E9 Most popular places at... [read more]

Why You Should Look Into Homeowners Insurance Before You Commit to a Purchase

Tuesday Feb 28th, 2023


You might get denied if you apply for homeowners insurance for a new house. That’s why you should conduct research before you agree to buy. An insurance company may refuse to approve a policy for a house that’s at risk for natural disasters or crime or that’s difficult for first responders to reach. If a house is old and in bad condition, you might not be able to get a standard homeowners insurance policy and end up with one that covers less and costs more. A mortgage... [read more]

 Here are answers to the most common questions related to rental properties.

Tuesday Feb 28th, 2023


1. Can a landlord evict a tenant before listing a home for sale? Under Ontario Law, the owner cannot evict or ask the tenant to move out.   2. What if a seller(landlord) has a buyer? There could be two possibilities:   • Buyer assumes the tenant. If so, it must be said so in the agreement. The new property owner will have to comply with any Lease Agreement that has not expired; before they take possession of the property.   • Buyer... [read more]

Six details that you should pay attention to when choosing a condo apartment to buy

Saturday Feb 11th, 2023


When someone plans to buy real estate, the initial concerns are budget and location. Here I would like to draw your attention to six details that would be nice to keep in mind choosing a condo apartment to buy.   Below are six details you should consider not overlooking when buying a condo.   1. Make sure there is no Kitec plumbing in the building. Between 1995 and 2007, Kitec plumbing was used by builders. Later, it was discovered that Kitec plumbing is not the... [read more]

Fire Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Tuesday Dec 20th, 2022


Delicious feasts, cozy fires, and beautiful decorations are all essential parts of many families’ holiday traditions. Unfortunately, many of these traditions can involve a fire hazard if families are not careful. This holiday season, protect your family and your home by following these vital fire safety tips. Kitchen Tips: Never Leave the Oven Unattended Kitchen fires are far more likely to occur during holiday cooking. It may take time for your delicious roast bird or ham to... [read more]

Donate now to help children in Ukraine

Thursday Dec 15th, 2022


Join me & give to support children and their families affected by the crisis in Ukraine. Your donation can help meet the needs of children and their moms during Christmas Holidays! [read more]

5 Things for Buyers and Sellers to Remember When Things Go Wrong with Their Real Estate Agreement

Monday Dec 12th, 2022


A real estate agreement would protect the interests of buyers and sellers. However, things can go wrong with the agreement as well. Here are few important things to remember when your real estate agreement goes wrong. What is the buyer cannot close? If the buyer cannot close the deal, the seller will be able to put it up in the market again for sale. Let’s assume that the price of the property is $1,000,000, but it is sold for $900,000 during this resale attempt. Then the... [read more]

Don't Assume That There Is Something Wrong with a House That's Back on the Market

Monday Oct 31st, 2022


If a home sale is pending and then the house goes back on the market, people often assume that the prospective buyer backed out after discovering a major problem with the property. That’s not necessarily true. If you see a house that has been relisted, don’t assume that there is something wrong with it. There are several other reasons why a deal can fall through. A Buyer May Be Unable to Get Financing Most buyers get preapproved for a mortgage before they start looking for a... [read more]

Exploring Oakville Together & It’s Best Investment Opportunities

Friday Oct 14th, 2022


Oakville was voted 'Canada's Best Place To Live'. The town is close to Toronto and has a range of new condo developments including pre-construction condos. Known for its glorious harbours, the suburban town of Oakville is located in Halton Region along Lake Ontario. The lakeside community offers new homes that benefit homebuyers in their daily lives, with access to all the amenities you can dream of, including a full-service hospital, big shopping... [read more]

Buying A Home from a Builder: What Should You Know?

Wednesday Oct 12th, 2022


1. Do your research and know the builder developer’s history! Have you seen other projects completed by this builder developer? Visit other completed projects, and ask the buyers: Was their unit was completed on time? Were they given what they were promised? Did the builder complete all deficiencies in a timely manner? This applies to all condominium and freehold detached home builders. 2. Do you have the right to assign your unit before occupancy... [read more]

Why You Should Tell Your Kids About an Upcoming Move as Soon as Possible

Wednesday Aug 17th, 2022


  If you’re planning to relocate your family, you may be dreading the thought of telling your kids. You may feel guilty about turning their lives upside down or may be worried that they will cry or get angry at you. Even though it may be difficult, the conversation has to be had. The sooner it happens, the better. Your Kids Can Sense When Something Is Up Even if you try to keep adult conversations about an impending move hush-hush, your children will realize that... [read more]

6 Common Mistakes Made When Buying a Plot of Land for Homebuilding !

Thursday Jul 14th, 2022


Planning to build a house and want the best return on investment? Building a new home is a very niche business. If you plan to build a house for yourself / personal use and resell it in the near future, obviously, you expect significant profit after selling. Here, you can find the six most common mistakes you should avoid ensuring your home is sold fast and for the top dollar.   1. Not analyzing the market condition in a particular area. Understanding the chosen area's... [read more]

Questions to Ask a Contractor Before You Hire

Thursday Jul 7th, 2022


It’s renovation time, and, as part of your preparations, think about the last time you hired someone to rebuild or remodel your home. There was probably an initial phone conversation, followed by a site visit where you were probably given a quote for the project and a discussion of a timeline. Then, they showed up to start the job. You may have asked them for testimonials or photos of previous work. But did you ask if they had their own insurance? According to experts, it’s... [read more]

Ten things that buyers look for when walking through a home

Thursday Jun 9th, 2022


When you buy a home for your personal needs, It’s important to understand how the future value of your home is likely to impact your ability to move up later in life. When people buy homes, they are more likely to be attracted to some things than others. If your home has more appealing features, it is more likely to sell and also for a higher price. Here are ten home features that buyers want to see in a house. What are buyers looking for at a showing?   A breakfast... [read more]

How to Clean Painted Walls

Monday Jun 6th, 2022


Did your toddler scribble on the walls? Or perhaps a year or two of wear and tear have your interior paints looking less than pristine. If your walls could use a little TLC, but you’re not quite ready for a fresh coat of paint, consider the following methods for freshening up. Latex Paints Whether you have dirt or dust clogging up your paint job, all you need to do is mix a few drops of dish soap into warm water, soak and wring a sponge, and go. Be sure to wring the sponge to avoid... [read more]

How to Keep Pests Out of the Kitchen

Thursday Jun 2nd, 2022


Kitchens are a party haven for pests. Bugs and rodents are attracted to food and water, which they need for survival. So, it’s no wonder that the kitchen is a popular warzone for pest control. Luckily, there are a few very simple things you can do in your kitchen to help prevent pests from invading your space. Vinegar with olive oil. You are not preparing salad dressing. To help repel pests, combine water, vinegar, and essential oil in a tiny spray bottle and spritz your counter... [read more]

Finding a good deal when nobody wants to buy and wait for a better time to sell it.

Saturday May 7th, 2022


In fall 2020, buyers benefited from lower prices in the condo market compared to 2019. As an example, a couple bought a one-bedroom condo in the Lakeshore area for $500k. The unit was pretty big, with two bathrooms. It is rare to find a one-bedroom unit with two bathrooms, and obviously, it was an advantage. Also, the Condo Corporation has a good reputation, and people have many positive experiences with them.  A friendly and well-organized management team responds very quickly to... [read more]

Smart home technology has altered the real estate business

Wednesday Apr 20th, 2022


As should be obvious, smart home technology has altered the real estate business. It has had an impact on the time it takes to sell a house, home appraisals, and a range of other facets of the sector. Be sure, it won't be long until every property owner has at least one smart home technology item. Technology appears to evolve at the speed of light, but is your house keeping up? Smarten it up with a few smart-home technologies that will promote safety, comfort, and may even save you... [read more]

Why do many people in Toronto prefer to live in an apartment rather than a house?

Thursday Apr 14th, 2022


Times are changing, and the "houses are better" stereotype is slowly fading. More and more young couples want to live close to the subway, fashionable boutiques, modern restaurants and enjoy the downtown nightlife. They are working hard and don't want to spend the rest of the day cutting grass, removing leaves or snow around the house, or doing other house-only errands. The families are looking for big units in safe, family-friendly areas with highly-rated public schools. They... [read more]

Managing Credit Responsibly as a College Student

Thursday Nov 11th, 2021


Building good credit in college is one of the best financial moves students can make. Having good credit allows them to qualify for loans, rental applications, auto insurance, phone plans and can help them get a job. Being responsible with credit is the best way to establish and improve a credit score. For college students without much credit history, there are small but important steps they can take to build up their score. Obtaining a Student Credit Card Some credit cards are... [read more]

Would Installing a Pool Increase Your Property Taxes?

Monday Aug 30th, 2021


A pool can make your backyard more inviting and give family members a place to relax, socialize and get some exercise. A pool can also be expensive, even after the installation process is complete, since it can increase the amount you’ll have to pay in property taxes. A Pool Can Increase Your Home’s Value Property taxes are based on a home’s assessed value, which is based on its size, condition, amenities and location. If you add an in-ground pool to your property, it will... [read more]

Backyard Pool Regulations

Tuesday Mar 23rd, 2021


You are only required to have a fence on your property if you have a private swimming pool. An individual is required to keep the gate of a swimming pool enclosure locked at all times except when the enclosed area is in use. A pool enclosure fence is not required for a hot tub, whirlpool or spa if it has a cover permanently attached to it that can be locked to prevent access when it is not in use. A pool enclosure fence permit is required on private property. Other types of fences on... [read more]

What Homebuyers Want: Practicality and Energy Savings

Friday Sep 4th, 2020


What Homebuyers Want: Practicality and Energy Savings What’s the key to today’s homebuyer’s heart? Well, move over hardwood floors, granite countertops, mudrooms, and media rooms, and kiss living rooms and formal dining rooms goodbye. Welcome energy efficiency and a good layout. According to a recent study, more than 40 per cent of Canadians look for energy efficiency over a home with updated finishes such as stone countertops and stainless appliances. Slightly more than... [read more]

What Can Sellers Do Before a Home Inspection?

Saturday Feb 1st, 2020


Buyers want to know they're purchasing a property not only that they love, but that's safe and well-maintained. A home inspection is designed to reveal any potential problems with the property. So sellers should try to make the buyer's inspection as smooth as possible to avoid red flags that might scrap the purchase. Clean, then tackle tasks you might overlook in your day-to-day life. Change the furnace filter. Replace light bulbs. If you haven't yet, replace smoke detector... [read more]

Do I Need to Stage My Home?

Saturday Feb 1st, 2020


Home staging prepares a private residence to make it appealing to the greatest number of potential buyers. The goal is to help the home sell as quickly as possible at the best possible price. With this in mind, it is often a good idea to stage your home. A professional stager will recommend what items should be removed and what décor and furnishings should be added. Staging removes distracting clutter or personal items and creates a clean, inviting atmosphere. The stager's finishing... [read more]

Do You Need a Property Manager?

Saturday Feb 1st, 2020


If you already own a rental property, or you're looking to get into the business, the idea of having to deal with tenants and managing the property might be daunting. But that's where property managers step in. A credible property manager will take over the responsibilities that rental owners might not want to handle. This could include surveying the market and area to determine a reasonable and competitive rate to charge for rent. Property managers can also help you sell a home... [read more]

When is the best time to sell my home?

Saturday Feb 1st, 2020


Sellers logically want to put their homes on the market when they will sell quickly and for the best price. To achieve this, they must find the busiest home-selling season - for their market. In most areas, this season is spring. For many regions, this time of year offers warmer weather and more daylight for shopping. It's also prime time for families to buy if their goal is to get settled in before the next school year begins. Launching in spring, the busy season typically peaks in June,... [read more]

Increase Property Value by Avoiding These Landscape Blunders

Saturday Feb 1st, 2020


Everyone knows the importance of making a good first impression. It's no different when it comes to your home’s curb appeal, which refers to your property’s overall appearance from the street. To make your home's "frosting" as appealing as possible, you’ll definitely want to think about planting stunning blooms and making sure your landscaping is well manicured and maintained. Implementing a long-term landscaping plan can help increase your property value... [read more]



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