January 2021 - RECORD HIGHS

By: Michelle Makos

January 2021 - RECORD HIGHS

Tags: Selling, Buying, Market Stats, Record Highs, January 2021

Well the numbers are out for January and it is definitely no surprised.  Yesterday I typed a rather long email but unfortunately it froze before I saved it and I could not retrieve it.  Despite countless attempts so this is my second attempt at this and will probably be shorter.  :) Yesterday I attended the Market Outlook for 2021 and here was the walk away: Market is at an all ti...Read More

DECEMBER MARKET REPORT - Unbelievable !!!

By: Michelle Makos

DECEMBER MARKET REPORT - Unbelievable !!!

Tags: December Market, Real Estate Prices, Oshawa Home Prices, Durham House Prices, Pickering Market, Pickering Homes

First of all, I want to wish everyone a Happy 2021.  I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe.  Now for the December market report.  I am completely shocked at the average sale prices.  Ok maybe not shocked but I am just sitting here thinking where and how will this end.  If only I had a crystal ball.  I am attaching some pics below: As you can see here the...Read More

November 2020 Market Update

By: Michelle Makos

November 2020 Market Update

Tags: house prices, market report, Pickering Home Selling, Michelle Makos, Real Estate, Ajax Home Sales, Whitby Home Sales

Well here we are at the beginning of December ... it feels like 2020 has been a complete blur with Covid-19 and lockdowns, etc.  But the housing market has yet to suffer !!!  Well that is not true, the condo market in Toronto is taking a hit but everything else is on fire.  How long can this continue, who knows? With the average detached home sale price in Pickering being almost $1...Read More

Thanksgiving ~ September Stats ~ Covid Continues

By: Michelle Makos

Thanksgiving ~ September Stats ~ Covid Continues

Tags: September 2020, Market Stats, Market Results, Home Sales, Pickering Prices, Durham Region Selling, Pickering Home Selling, Pickering Realtor, Pickering Real Estate Agent

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend, As we approach the Thanksgiving weekend, I wanted to give you a quick update in the market as well as some exciting information about my website and options. If you haven't already heard - September was a crazy month - home sales were up 42.3% compared to the same month last year.  Multiple Offers were the norm and Interest Rates remain low.   Now ...Read More

There is NO Fall in Prices as of September 3rd

By: Michelle Makos

There is NO Fall in Prices as of September 3rd

Tags: house prices, pickering real estate, pickering home selling, whitby house prices, bidding wars, durham real estate

As September is now upon us and the cool crisp morning air approaches, we all think of Fall weather, nice sweaters, stylish boots, pumpkin lattes and maybe some warm comfort food... but no one is thinking about the real estate market being on fire.  Especially after everything that has happened since March !!  But a what a whirlwind the summer of 2020 has been.  So let me tell you a...Read More

July 2020 - What is Next?  Where We Are?

By: Michelle Makos

July 2020 - What is Next? Where We Are?

Tags: Michelle Makos, House Prices, Market Report, Selling Your Home, Buying Your Home

I hope this email finds you well and you are staying cool.  I figured it has been a while since I sent out an update and figured now is as good a time as any.  I am sure if you are reading/watching the news or following me on Twitter you would see that the June sales are up dramatically from April and even May.  This may be because of the cooped up demand prior to Covid but the hous...Read More

Mid April - RE & Covid-19

By: Michelle Makos

Mid April - RE & Covid-19

Tags: Covid-19, Real Estate in Pickering, Selling during Covid, Buying during Covid, Real Estate News in Durham REgion

I hope this email finds you well.  The days all seem like a blur lately as we all rapidly await a way to open up our economy again to better days.  It appears that Doug Ford will announce today that non-essential workplaces will remain closed in Ontario until at least May 6th.  Hopefully by May 24 we see some opening up but as you, we have to wait and see how this goes. I do have a...Read More

What If I Bought and My Home Doesn't Sell During Covid-19?

By: Michelle Makos

What If I Bought and My Home Doesn't Sell During Covid-19?

Tags: Selling my home, Covid-19 Selling, What do I do if I can't sell my home, Can I get out of my Contract to Buy a Home

  So now what?  You have bought a NEW home set to close in May, June or July.   You have to list your  home to sell in order to close on the the new property.  You are losing sleep wondering what will happen and what your options are.  I am not a lawyer and these are my opinions and not that of everyone in my Brokerage but I was in a similar situation in 1989.&n...Read More

Covid 19 Real Estate Info Update For Landlords & Tenants

By: Michelle Makos

Covid 19 Real Estate Info Update For Landlords & Tenants

Tags: Landlord, Tenant, Rent Due, Real Estate, Covid-19, Flatten The Curve

First of all I hope this email finds you safe and healthy.  So as I am sure you are seeing everything is being turned upside down and that includes real estate.  (This is my second email as my first one never saved and I had to take a day to calm down because it had so many links and info in it)... LOL... so I am going to fast track. First of all if you are a Landlord, tomorrow is April...Read More

Mutiple Offers & Bidding Wars

By: Michelle Makos

Mutiple Offers & Bidding Wars

Tags: Mutiple Offers, Bidding Wars, First Time Home Buyers

It has been a while since I reached out but figured now is as good as time as any !!  The market is getting crazy again and if you are a First Time Buyer you need to understand.  Homes are being sold well above asking.  The list price is NOT the price they are going to sell for.  Many times, especially right now, the Listing Agents are holding offers and creating massive biddin...Read More