By: Ragona Sisters Team - Your Real Estate Agents for Vaughan,

Can you withstand the Stress Test?

Tags: real estate, mortgage, stress test,buyers,

If you are one of those buyers looking to make a move now is your chance!    Home Buyers and Re-financiers are hurrying before the Stress Test rule takes effect January 1 2018. This could be one of the busiest Decembers with buyers rushing to firm up offers before the change kicks in.    Here's how the rules would play out for a family with $100,000 in annual income w...Read More

By: Ragona Sisters Team - Your Real Estate Agents for Vaughan, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton

2017 First Time Buyer Report

Tags: First time home buyers, home buyers, buying a home

May 30, 2017. Study Highlights   38% of Buyers in Toronto wanted to buy before pricees increase any further 39% received financial assistance from family The average home prices for First-Time Buyers is $402,000 and the average down payment is $76,000, representing 17% of the total home price 63% of buyers are more likely to say they would have bought their home at the same time, fin...Read More

By: Ragona Sisters Team - Your Real Estate Agents for Vaughan, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton

9 Ways You Can Make Money With Your Home

Tags: Making Money

  May 29, 2017. Genworth Canada, which provides insurance for financial institutions in the event consumers default on their loans, suggests interesting ways to pull some income out of your home:   Rent out your home as a film location or commercial location. It could pay $500 or $1,000 per fay but you’ll have to meet municipal bylaws and have a plan for damages. Unused par...Read More

By: Ragona Sisters Team - Your Real Estate Agents for Vaughan, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton

Trendy Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Tags: Home Improvements

May 25, 2017. 7 Ways to Mimic Moonlighting in Your Yard   Highlight trees. Whether illumined from below or given presence by a light mounted in the tree itself, trees make stunning features. Use uplights. Uplighting is dramatic because we expect light to shine downward. Used in moderation, it’s a great way to highlight architectural and landscaping features. Have...Read More

By: Ragona Sisters Team - Your Real Estate Agents for Vaughan, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton

Toronto Area Listings Hit Record Highs

Tags: Toronto Real Estate, Market Update

  May 17, 2017. NEW LISTINGS GROWTH IN GREATER GOLDEN HORSESHOE MARKETS Homeowners in several communities around Toronto (including the Greater Toronto Area itself) put a record number of homes up for sale in April as they rushed to cash out on soaring prices before the market peaked.  While the new tax was only in place for the later part of April, it was widely debated and antici...Read More

By: Ragona Sisters Team - Your Real Estate Agents for Vaughan, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton

April Market Stats for Vaughan

Tags: Vaughan Real Estate, Market Update

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By: Ragona Sisters Team - Your Real Estate Agents for Vaughan, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton

City of Toronto will subsidize your basement flood proofing

Tags: Toronto, Basement, Subsidiaries

May 5, 2017. During month of May, the Toronto and surround areas will receive a lot more rain than we have been in past years. Home owners are rushing to get their basements flood proofed before the rain hits hard. The City of Toronto is offering subsidies of up to $3,400 to help keep your basement dry.  The subsidies cover 80% of the installation costs of 3 specific flood prevention devi...Read More

By: Ragona Sisters Team - Your Real Estate Agents for Vaughan, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton

Anxious Buyers are Holding Back

Tags: Market Update, Home Buyers

May 4, 2017. In the last couple of months, horror stories have circulated of crazy bidding wars and selling for astronomical prices. As soon as the new "Fair Housing Plan" was announced, a lot more listings came out. A lot of buyers were burned out and some developed a "wait and see mood".   The Buyers Effect The new listings surge started in mid-March, and we thi...Read More

By: Ragona Sisters Team - Your Real Estate Agents for Vaughan, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton

April Numbers Are In

Tags: GTA Real Estate, Vaughan Real Estate, Toronto Real Estate, Market Conditions

May 3, 2017. With Toronto's Cooling Market, we only have 1 Month of inventory on the market at the moment.   Despite the cooling down in the market for houses, 81% still sold for more than the asking price last month - up from 62% from last year.    The condo market is booming - 76% of condos sold for more than the asking price in April. Up from 19% from last year....Read More

By: Ragona Sisters Team - Your Real Estate Agents for Vaughan, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton

4 Kitchen & Bath Extras You Never Knew You Wanted

Tags: Kitchen Renovations

April 2, 2017. Here are some Top Kitchen Features that have now made it on many homeowners wish list that weren't there before   Soft Closing Drawers The soft close feature is a great way to add a bit of luxury to your kitchen. This is also a very attractive selling feature when you decide to sell your home in the future.  The soft close mechanism allows drawers and cabinets t...Read More

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