Author Archives: susan

About susan

Born in Budapest, Hungary. Grew up in the Niagara Region, where I attended Brock University and graduated with an Honours B.A. and went on to get my Bachelor of Education. Have lived in the GTA for over 30 years. When I am not working, I love to entertain friends in our home, spend time with my husband and family, swim, read and enjoy an occasional spa day!

The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation – Helping Canadians Reduce their Basement Flood Risk

Intense rainfall events combined with aging municipal infrastructure, increased urbanization and a lack of flood protection measures at the household level have resulted in losses in billions of dollars for Canada’s insurance companies, governments, homeowners, landlords and tenants over the past decade. The Intact Centre has developed a variety of resources to help Canadians take …

Posted in Home Maintenance, Home Renovation

Financial Post’s Market Musings

Oakville’s detached home spring market has been slow out of the blocks. However, the Toronto Real Estate Board reported a 17% surge in April for Toronto’s housing market. This Financial Post article is an interesting read.

Posted in Buying and Selling

2018 Sales Results are In!

Many thanks to our valued clients for your trust and your referrals over the past twelve months. Because of you, we are thrilled to have received for a second year in a row the Royal LePage Diamond Award for sales performance.  In fact, we ranked #4 by production and #3 team overall in 2018. We …

Posted in Team News

The B-20 Mortgage Stress Test One Year In

It’s almost a year since the B-20 lending regulations came into effect where borrowers for a conventional mortgage were required to pass a stress test (with a mortgage payment using an interest rate that is the greater of 5.34% or their actual mortgage rate plus 2%.) If a borrower wanted to switch lenders to get a better rate, then they must …

Posted in Home Finance

How Long Should A Hot Water Tank Last?

We thought readers might find this useful. To help homeowners, Appleby Systems has put together a handy list of 4 signs identifying when it may be time to replace their hot water tank. How Long Should A Water Tank Last?  

Posted in Home Maintenance

2018 Holiday Open House

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us on December 2 at the TEAM Masterson Client Appreciation Holiday Open House. It was a pleasure seeing you and catching up on all that is new in your lives.  Here’s a short video of Ron Martin, Magician and Illusionist, which we filmed at the event …

Posted in Client Events, Living, Team News