Category Archives: Market Evaluation

Shifting Housing Markets – Buy and Sell in the Same Market

Did you read the Toronto Star article on April 7th about the Oakville real estate market? We certainly made the news. While it’s important to realize that sensational headlines sell papers, the message of shifting markets is accurate and the content is food for thought. They talked about the buyers who purchased new builds from Mattamy …

Posted in Buying and Selling, Home Finance, Local News, Market Evaluation, New construction

Understanding Ontario’s Real Estate Boom – Presentation by Craig Alexander

On Wednesday, September 27th, we had the privilege of attending a presentation given by Craig Alexander, the Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist at the Conference Board of Canada. For a bit more insight into the Conference Board and Mr. Alexander’s background, click here. The subject of the presentation was ‘Understanding Ontario’s Real Estate Boom.’ We …

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Real Estate Market Update – What’s Happening Around the GTA?

On May 1st, Team Masterson attended a real estate market update session with guest speaker Phil Soper, President & CEO of Royal LePage and Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. Before I share his insights, you might want to know a bit about the man behind the presentation and the company behind the man. Phil Soper …

Posted in Buying and Selling, Income Properties, Market Evaluation

Wondering about updates before listing your home?

When you’re getting ready to sell your home, you begin to consider all of the things that might make it attractive to potential buyers. Should you renovate the kitchen? Update the bathrooms? Trade the carpets for hardwood? Throw on a fresh coat of paint? For some home owners the idea of spending time or money …

Posted in Buying and Selling, Market Evaluation, New Listing

Statistics Canada information helps us understand potential housing trends and opportunities…

Have a look at these two graphs. You will note that the lion’s share of the Baby Boomer generation is still a number of years away from downsizing out of their family home, while those in their mid 20s to mid 30s are starting to have families and will be looking for more space. This …

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Near Record September Property Sales

According to (Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington) RAHB’s MLS system statistics, 1207 properties sold through this Board in September. This number represents a 32.9% increase over last year and is just one sale short of the 2009 September record of 1208 homes sold. The average sale price was also 6.7% higher than last year. This may …

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