October Stats and Comparisons YOY

By: Michelle Makos

October Stats and Comparisons YOY

Tags: Real estate, Homes in Durham Region, PIckering House Prices, Ajax Home Selling, Whitby House Values, Market Reports

Happy November Everyone! We have seen a little bit of snow on the ground and are well on our way to wrapping up 2019.  With that being said, great news for Royal Heritage Realty, we are opening our 4th office in January 2020 in Peterborough.  We are excited to serve many and more clients out in the Kawartha Lakes area and beyond.   Now for the market:  October 2019 has b...Read More

7 Steps To Home Buying

By: Michelle Makos

7 Steps To Home Buying

Tags: First time home buyer, looking to buy a home, need help buying a home, what to do when buying a home, help home buying, home buying tips and tricks

SO YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT BUYING A HOME? Fantastic! It may be your first home, or perhaps your fifth, but no matter how many times you’ve been through the process, one thing remains the same: It’s a big job, involving a great deal of effort, time, and of course, money. But you’re not alone — lots of Canadians are doing it! According to Statistics Canada’s Nation...Read More

By: Michelle Makos

Motion or Commotion?

Tags: Voting, Real Estate, AGM, TREB, Motions, Governance,

How Can “The Largest Board in Organized Real Estate” Conduct Motions in this Manner?  Can someone please explain because right now I am confused.  I am all for change and modernization but what was that??????   Firstly, we approve an Agenda for a meeting that was clearly not followed.  As a matter of fact, we start the By-Law discussion and then cut if off mid wa...Read More

Pickering is Growing.   Is it too Fast?

By: Michelle Makos

Pickering is Growing. Is it too Fast?

Tags: Pickering, New Homes, Moving to Pickering, Pickering Homes for Sale, Selling My Pickering Home, Pickering Real Estate, Cranes, Condos in Pickering,

Hi Everyone !! If you have been following me on Facebook, you will have seen my many posts about all the new builds and the changes in Pickering.  I am excited about  Durham Live, I think it will be a great addition to Durham Region as a whole, not just Pickeirng.  If you don't know what Durham Live is, check it out HERE.    I think Durham Region needs something like ...Read More

Mid July Market Report - Pickering

By: Michelle Makos

Mid July Market Report - Pickering

Tags: Mid July Stats for Pickering Detached Homes, pickering home selling, pickering real estate, pickering home evaluation

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Summer 2019 Market Update

By: Michelle Makos

Summer 2019 Market Update

Tags: Durham Live, Durham Real Estate, Durham Region Home Sales, Pickering Real Estate, Selling in Pickering, Selling in Ajax, Kabota, Homes for Sale in Pickering

Well we are almost half way through the year and we are seeing a different market than the past few years.  Prices have started to come down from the inflated days in 2016/2017.  The Feds introduced this new First Time Home Buyer Incentive (FTHBI) where the government  shares some equity in your mortgage with little clarity on how this program works since it was first announced.&nbs...Read More

Open House or Not to Open House

By: Michelle Makos

Open House or Not to Open House

Tags: Open House, Home Selling, Home Evaluation, Selling Your Home, Should I have an Open House,, Do Open Houses Sell Houses,

Ok so here goes !!!  This may not make me many fans in the business but I for one, do NOT believe Open Houses are for the benefit of the Seller to sell their home, nor are they in their best interest.  Over the years of doing Open Houses, I can tell you that I have spent countless wasted hours sitting in people's homes waiting for the front door to open.  But if you are selling,...Read More

Tax Tip - 2018

By: Michelle Makos

Tax Tip - 2018

Tags: Real Estate Selling, Income Tax Tip for 2018, Michelle Makos, Capital Gains Tax

I just wanted to wish you a very prosperous and healthy 2019 and thank you for hanging in with me through the year.  As we get ready to close out the year, I thought I would add this reminder for anyone who has bought a home in 2017 or sold one (compliments of Revenue Canada).    OTTAWA, March 29, 2018 /CNW/ - If you bought or sold your home in or plan to buy or sell a ho...Read More

SORRY IT'S SOLD - 213 Gwendolyn St., Pickering

By: Michelle Makos

SORRY IT'S SOLD - 213 Gwendolyn St., Pickering

Tags: Pickering Homes, Gwendolyn, Executive Home for Sale, Luxury Pickering Home, Pickering Showstopper, Homes for Sale in Rougemount Pickering, Gwendolyn St., Pickering

SIMPLY STUNNING !! Don't miss the rare opportunity to own this prestigious home in Pickering.  Loaded with upgrades.  Nothing to do here but enjoy and entertain.  This 4+1 luxurious home will not last !!! Check it out.   For more information, call Michelle Makos, Royal Heritage Realty Ltd. at 416-300-3004 ...Read More

Undoing 2016

By: Michelle Makos

Undoing 2016

Tags: Durham Real Estate Market, Market Predictions, Pickering Homes, Ajax Homes,

So first off, I want to say Happy November !!  Not long now and it will be Christmas.  I just recently attended the TREB AGM at the Congress Center and had the privilege of hearing Benjamin Tal speak (Chief Global Economist for CIBC).   He made a few jokes throughout the presentation, because how do you keep a group of Realtors® awake if you don't.  ...Read More