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

Sign Or NO Sign

By: Michelle Makos

Sign Or NO Sign

Tags: Selling, Pickering Selling, Sell You Home, Home Selling, Listing your Home, Sell My Home Fast, Durham Home Selling, Ajax Home Selling, Pickering Home Selling

In today's market, where listings are at an all time low, it is important to think about the importance of who you pick to sell your home.  Selling your home is your largest investment and the key is to maximize your equity and get you the most money for your home in the fairest and most ethical way.   The one thing I think most Sellers don't know is - you do NOT need a si...Read More

When is the Best Time to Sell?

By: Michelle Makos

When is the Best Time to Sell?

Tags: Selling My Home, When is the best time to Sell, Pickering Home Selling, Ajax Home Selling, Whitby Home Selling

  When is the best time to sell your home? RIGHT NOW IT IS A SELLER'S MARKET - 1/30/2020 - INVENTORY IS LOW IN DURHAM REGION Selling your home  and netting the most  money can be a tricky question.  For the most part, the ideal time to list your property is in Spring and close when the children are out of school.  That is when we see the most activity.  Nicer w...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