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

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