April 12, 2021
Our Brokerage, RE/MAX Garden City Realty Inc., offers an abundance of professional realtors, long- standing dedicated staff but the most valued asset or compliment is our culture. We are a family that supports each other and goes the distance to ease the stress of the business of selling and buying real estate.
Spring is here! To help you get prepared for the Spring market, I have put together some details on what you need to know whether you’re buying or selling!
Buy one Property a Year for Ten Years. Never Amortize for more than Fifteen Years. Never Sell. Three simple rules. Not necessarily easy. But simple. And yet, time and time again people who attend my seminars or read my material get started on that path, but then they fall off the rails. And generally what they have problems with is rule number 3 – Never Sell. What happens is this.
It’s an interesting market at the moment. For the first couple months of this year we were extremely short on inventory. That coupled with a substantial rise in prices almost daily meant that there was very much a feeding frenzy among buyers.
Purchasing a condominium means being satisfied with both the unit and the management of the condo itself. A status certificate discloses not only the condo rules, but also important financial information and other material that could impact your decision to purchase.
March 14, 2021
It is March 2021, I am wearing my most elegant evening gown, paired with just the right accessories. I take one last look in the mirror, checking my hair and makeup. I am greeted by Wayne Quirk, our Broker of Record/Owner. He is in his finest tuxedo. We are ready for our…… RE/MAX Garden City Realty 2020 Annual Awards Gala! The lights are brighter than usual and there are three cameras in front of us. There is no champagne however, and no lively chatter from the normally crowded banquet hall. That’s because we are standing in our “Green Room” at our office creating a digitally enhanced awards Gala.
If you are new to the world of mortgages, you probably have a lot of questions - such as whether to choose a fixed-rate mortgage or variable-rate mortgage. Even experienced home owners can sometimes struggle with this, and may wonder if they made the right choice or if they should switch.
Well, it’s been exactly one year now that we have been living under the cloud of COVID-19. What kind of a year has it been? Early in the year with the shadow of a pandemic on the horizon the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) predicted a dismal year ahead for real estate in Canada with sales drastically reduced and prices dropping by 10% - 15%. I am happy to report that they were wrong!