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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

What Most People Don't Know

By: Michelle Makos

What Most People Don't Know

Tags: Home buying, Looking to buy, buying a home, mls home search, purchasing a home, first time home buyer, Pickering home buying, Michelle Makos, Buying Real Estate

I wish more people who were looking to purchase a home knew the benefit of having a Realtor working for you really was?   I often see people come into Open Houses and when asked if they are working with anyone, they quickly reply, "no".    For some reason, they think if they use the Listing Agent to purchase their dream home, they are going to save money or something....Read More

FALL MARKET UPDATE AND SOLD INFORMATION

By: Michelle Makos

FALL MARKET UPDATE AND SOLD INFORMATION

Tags: SOLD PRICES, market update, pickering home selling, brooklin home selling, ajax home selling, michelle makos, durham real estate market

I hope you have enjoyed the summer.  It goes by so fast.  So here we are 3/4 of the way through the year and I am truly hoping for good September and October.  Lots of noise this past month about the recent Court of Appeal decision against the Toronto Real Estate Board and the Order to release sold data to the public.  I for one, will have all the SOLD data accessible on my sit...Read More

15 Months Later - WOW

By: Michelle Makos

15 Months Later - WOW

Tags: REAL ESTATE MARKET, THEN AND NOW

Hey Peeps !! Its my monthly update on the market and I thought I would share this little comparison.   Right now everyone is saying the market is balanced.  That month over month there are no huge changes.  Well if we take a look back to March 2017 just before the government intervened to now, you will see there is a huge swing.  As you can clearly see...Read More

SOLD OVER ASKING - 1350 Glenanna Rd., Unit #63

By: Michelle Makos

SOLD OVER ASKING - 1350 Glenanna Rd., Unit #63

Tags: Townhouses for sale in Pickering, Pickering First Time Buyer, Glenanna Townhouses, 1350 Glenanna Townhouses,

63-1350 Glenanna Rd - SOLD OVER ASKING.   The property was listed for 4 days and had multiple offers.  This unit is in a great location, walking distance to Jack Astors, Pickering, Town Centre, Moxies, Pickle Barrel, Banking and Highway 401.   If you are thinking on moving in the near future, I would love to chat with you....Read More