How Can First-Time Home Buyers Get the Funds for a Down Payment?

By: Lorraine Mondello

How Can First-Time Home Buyers Get the Funds for a Down Payment?

Tags: FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS, SAVING FOR A DOWN PAYMENT, MORTGAGE DOWN PAYMENT CANADA, DOWN PAYMENT ON HOUSE, CALEDON REAL ESTATE

While first-time homebuyers may be able to afford a monthly mortgage payment, saving for a down payment is the most difficult task. A down payment is essential, with bigger down payments being cheaper over the life of your mortgage. The minimum down payment of 5% or more is required for most homes in Ontario. For example, you'll need at least $45,000 in funds for a $900,000 home purchase. Plea...Read More

Do You Want to Sell Your Caledon Home? Here's How to Do it the Right Way

By: Lorraine Mondello

Do You Want to Sell Your Caledon Home? Here's How to Do it the Right Way

Tags: GET HOME READY FOR SALE, HOW TO SELL HOME CALEDON, TIPS FOR HOME SELLING, CALEDON REAL ESTATE, HOME SELLERS

Thinking of selling your Caledon home? Well, you'll have a lot of work to do. Many sellers assume that Real Estate Agents would take care of everything and that they need to just sign the documents. That is not even close to the truth.   It is essential for homeowners to help prepare their house for sale, establish a reasonable asking price, make the purchase, and then transfer ownership....Read More

Schools are a Factor When Buying a Home - Even if You Don't Have Kids

By: Lorraine Mondello

Schools are a Factor When Buying a Home - Even if You Don't Have Kids

Tags: DOES SCHOOL RATING MATTER WHEN BUYING A HOUSE, SCHOOLS IN CALEDON, BUYING A HOME IN CALEDON, CALEDON REAL ESTATE, HOMES FOR SALE IN GOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT

So, you've decided to start looking for a new home? To discover the ideal home, you've spent hours researching communities, asking prices, and looking at different home styles. But what about the schools in the areas? You should always consider what schools are nearby when looking to buy a home, even if you don't have school-aged children, or never intend to have kids. Continue reading...Read More

Here's Why You’ll Love Living in Caledon

By: Lorraine Mondello

Here's Why You’ll Love Living in Caledon

Tags: LIVING IN CALEDON, HOMES FOR SALE IN CALEDON, GTA REAL ESTATE

Caledon, Ontario is one of the most expansive and natural areas to call home neighbouring the Toronto area, making it a highly desirable location. Caledon has a lot to offer, whether you're looking for a more relaxing spot to spend your evenings after a long day at work in the city or simply wanting a larger space with more acreage. This region is recognized for its large lots, attractive home...Read More

Are you Thinking about Purchasing your First Home in Ontario? Read on to Discover a Handful of Information and Tips

By: Lorraine Mondello

Are you Thinking about Purchasing your First Home in Ontario? Read on to Discover a Handful of Information and Tips

Tags: first time home buyer, Caledon real estate, buying a home for the first time, tips for buying a home

Purchasing your first home is one of life's most significant milestones. There is a lot to consider, as with any major decision. To figure out what works best for you, ask a lot of questions of individuals you trust and do your own web research. With the right guidance and effort, you can successfully close on your first property. Some great tips and suggestions indicated below.   Set Asi...Read More

By: Lorraine Mondello

How To Keep Your Home Safe While You Are Away

Tags: homeowners, safety tips, real estate

Summer is in full bloom, and many homeowners are looking forward to their summer holidays somewhere at a beach at the seaside to recharge their batteries. Still, many homebuyers find it hard to relax knowing they will leave their home behind unattended for a week or two.  What can you do to protect your home while you are away? If you don’t have surveillance or an alarm system, here are...Read More

By: Lorraine Mondello

The Lakefront In Ontario

Tags: Lakefront cottages, Ontario, waterfront Real estate

Ontario has many perfect lakefront cottages that are true Canadian gems, and they are not only great for weekend getaways and taking vacations, but also if you are looking for a nice investment opportunity or even yet to move there permanently. Many investors and buyers have already recognized the countless perks of cottage life. The breathtaking scenic views, the water and above-the-top homes lau...Read More

By: Lorraine Mondello

What Is Home Staging Doing For Your Sales Success?

Tags: Staging, selling a home, home sellers, benefits

Staging has become an important part of the home selling process especially in today's vibrant GTA market where sellers need to take every advantage they can get to be competitive in the real estate market. It can get challenging to make homebuyers notice your home in a pool of endless opportunities. Therefore, sellers should not undermine the power of staging, the ultimate method to make your...Read More

By: Lorraine Mondello

How To List Your Home Before Spring?

Tags: listing your home, online listing, real estate, home sellers

  If you have decided to list your home before other sellers storm the market in the spring, you may reap the benefits of selling when (almost) no one is. This period may be quieter when it comes to real estate, but there are always buyers looking to avoid the crowded spring season trying to find their perfect home before the first rays of sunshine. In the time of the Internet, serious buyer...Read More

By: Lorraine Mondello

Real Estate Market Predictions 2019

Tags: Real estate market 2019, predictions, homebuyers 2019

The past couple of years have been very dynamic for the Ontario housing market with the many changes that affected the pace of the real estate market in the given timespan. The year 2017 saw a distinctive disbalance of supply and demand resulting in bidding wars over the limited inventory, and of course, record-high prices as demand grew stronger. Subsequently, the government stepped in with a num...Read More