Want a Beautiful Garden? Follow These 6 Trends

By: Andy Ho

Want a Beautiful Garden? Follow These 6 Trends

Tags: Real Estate, Realtor, Toronto, Markham, Vaughan, Brampton, Mississauga, Milton, King City, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Thornhill

What do your picture when it comes to a beautiful garden? Is it a garden gnome in the corner, or do you prefer a full cascading waterfall garden? Asian Influence Very trendy garden corners are meditation gardens, Zen gardens and shinrin-yoka (forest bathing) are a few gardens that have become very popular this year. The concept is to achieve mindfulness, and by drawing the eye toward a garden foc...Read More

How to Protect Yourself When Making Unconditional Offers

By: Andy Ho

How to Protect Yourself When Making Unconditional Offers

Tags: Real Estate, Realtor, Toronto, Markham, Vaughan, Brampton, Mississauga, Milton, King City, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Thornhill

We have had a general slow down in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) real estate market. But there are many neighbourhoods that are still experiencing a high level of demand. What do we see the most in high demand areas? Multiple offers. When you are competing against two, three or more, those who understand the competitive real estate environment know that sellers are more willing to look at offer...Read More

9 Ideas to Help Refresh Your Tired Bathroom

By: Andy Ho

9 Ideas to Help Refresh Your Tired Bathroom

Tags: Bathroom, Renovation, Remodel, Real Estate, Realtor, Toronto, Markham, Vaughan, Brampton, Mississauga, Milton, King City, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Thornhill

Does your bathroom feel outdated? But not sure if you have it in the budget to remodel? Since bathrooms are the smallest room in the home, any little touch up can help freshen it up. We have nine easy and affordable ideas to help make your bathroom brand new again. The easiest way to organize everything on your counter-top is to place it on a tray. This helps make your space look more organized. ...Read More

Millennials Are Finding Their Way into The Real Estate Market

By: Andy Ho

Millennials Are Finding Their Way into The Real Estate Market

Tags: Real Estate, Realtor, Toronto, Markham, Vaughan, Brampton, Mississauga, Milton, King City, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Thornhill

This year we have seen many changes in the real estate market, rising home prices and changes to the mortgage rules. This has made it very difficult for first-time homeownership. However, millennials are still managing to get their foot in the door. Studies have shown that millennials are very serious about purchasing their first home and are also taking a smarter approach when it comes to real es...Read More

How to Buy a Home that will Appreciate in Value

By: Andy Ho

How to Buy a Home that will Appreciate in Value

Tags: Real Estate, Realtor, Toronto, Markham, Vaughan, Brampton, Mississauga, Milton, King City, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Thornhill

Buying a home is one of the largest and most important investments any first-time home buyer will make in their life. You probably took a lot of thought into what you’re looking for, such as deciding on how many bedrooms and bathrooms you would like in your home. You also maybe considered what area or neighbourhood you would like to live in and lastly, you have talked to your bank or your mo...Read More

Do You Rent? As a Renter Do You Believe These Five Myths?

By: Andy Ho

Do You Rent? As a Renter Do You Believe These Five Myths?

Tags: Renting, Rent, Lease, Real Estate, Realtor, Toronto, Markham, Vaughan, Brampton, Mississauga, Milton, King City, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Thornhill

It’s important as a renter that you know your rights as a tenant. It’s important before you sign any kind of a lease agreement that you read the fine print. We have 5 myths that maybe you didn’t know about regarding your rights. “Rent and lease terms can’t be negotiated?” When you’re out looking for a new apartment or rental home, you typically try and st...Read More

Fact or Fiction to Home Buying

By: Andy Ho

Fact or Fiction to Home Buying

Tags: Real Estate, Realtor, Toronto, Markham, Vaughan, Brampton, Mississauga, Milton, King City, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Thornhill

It’s a big decision to buy a home and not only that it’s also a big investment. We have put together six examples of fiction that may have held you back from purchasing your first home. Fiction: A big down payment is needed. Fact: Home buyers were required to pay 20% of the purchase price as a down payment. However, things have changed now, the minimum down payment in Canada depends ...Read More

Your Spring Maintenance Checklist

By: Andy Ho

Your Spring Maintenance Checklist

Tags: Real Estate, Realtor, Toronto, Markham, Vaughan, Brampton, Mississauga, Milton, King City, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Thornhill

With Spring right around the corner, it’s almost time to prepare your home for the summer months. The winter months can be harsh on the outside and the inside of your home. We have come up with a list of things you can do around the outside and inside to help get your home ready for the summer time. Check the driveway and paths. The freezing temperatures and thawing are rough on concre...Read More

Here is How You Know You’ve Found the One

By: Andy Ho

Here is How You Know You’ve Found the One

Tags: Real Estate, Realtor, Toronto, Markham, Vaughan, Brampton, Mississauga, Milton, King City, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Thornhill

We all want to experience that moment when we can walk into a home and know that it’s the one. It has everything you needed and close to everything you wanted. The best way to make sure you buy the home that you want is to start off by talking to a reputable Realtor®. They can take your wish list and make it happen for you. They have the knowledge and experience to look for the best home...Read More

Ten Things NOT to do When House-hunting

By: Andy Ho

Ten Things NOT to do When House-hunting

Tags: Real Estate, Realtor, Toronto, Markham, Vaughan, Brampton, Mississauga, Milton, King City, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Thornhill

Don’t travel separately It’s better to travel all in one vehicle. That way no one is waiting on someone if they get lost, it also assures everyone makes it to the showing on time. With everyone being in the same vehicle this gives your Realtor® sometime to discuss the properties you have seen. Bashing a home You’re going to visit a home that may not be to your liki...Read More