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Welcome to this month's e-promo! This blog will give you a time-saving taste of the fresh & relevant content you're going to find in our June 2018 E-Newsletter!
To start, we bring you our Homewatch News contribution, 'How To Successfully Navigate Downsizing Your Home'. Although the Toronto real estate market has transitioned from the insanity of last year's bolstered market, the movement of real estate in the central core of the City remains buoyant. What's interesting to me - is that while prices have dropped by upwards of 20% since that peak, the continued presence of Bidding Wars and Bully Offers remains part of our real estate landscape. So if you find yourself embroiled in a multiple offer situations, how do you know what your "ceiling" should be? How much value does a partuclular home hold for you? What number will you wake up tomorrow either satisfied with or regretting? Steve talks saying Yes to the right homes and finding that magic number! Many of our Homewatch newsletters have been turned into direct mail pieces - delivered to around 40,000 Toronto households - and shared across various digital platforms. It's part of our on-going marketing efforts that range from traditional print campaigns - like advertising our Innovative Space ad in the Friday Globe and Mail newspaper (for over twenty years) - to our informative blog and our growing social media presence on Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Twitter.
We continue the tradition of sharing the homebuying journeys of select clients in our Home of The Month feature. For June's installment, we bring you a tale of'coming to crossroads' for a single professional first-time Buyer who wanted to secure the coveted 2bed 2bath sun-filled condominium with parking, locker and reasonable common fees on the west side of the original City of Toronto for up to $750,000. This Buyer was living a Queen West urban life in a contemporary 1bed condo rental, when my his employer relocated to a north-west on-the-way-to-the-suburbs location. Time to calculate the options! Read on, in 'June 2018 - Home of the Month - Bloor Dundas'
This month, our Dear Urbaneer series is entitled, 'Why Is Home Staging Important When Selling Real Estate?'. It's a great question, especially given the rise of home and design media in recent years. This is partly because, with technology, platforms and access to media has expanded greatly, but is also a reflection of public appetite for this subject matter. As for staging specifically, it has evolved to now be considered an essential tool in communicating what a home for sale “should” look like in order to appeal to prospective purchasers. As a Seller, you need to present your home in an attractive package, but you also need to forge that intangible emotional connection with a home that will ultimately provide the impetus for prospective Buyers to pay top dollar. If marketing and strategic pricing is the lure to get Buyers to your front door, home staging is the hook that encompasses them, mentally and emotionally to transition towards purchase as soon as they see your listing online, as well as when they cross your threshold. Why is that, and how has this concept of home staging become such an essential part of preparing your home for sale? Read more of this blog to find out!
We love bloggin and sharing recent real estate and culture info with you. According to Urbaneer.com's June stats, our two most popular blogs were Parts One and Two of our Spring/Summer Toronto Real Estate Forecast! We are eccstatic that all of our research and time spent in the real estate trenches does not go unrewarded, nor our essential updates and helpful predictions unheeded! :) Although Toronto's market has moderated over the last year, it's important to apply context to the story in order to really grasp where the market is - and where it is going. In Part One we reviewed some of the recent press about Toronto real estate and considered the journey that the market has taken over the last year to help determine where it's going next. Reflection informs projection! We also looked at the ongoing role of Government in affordability and influence on purchasing power and housing prices.In Part Two we dove deep into the supply dilemma that is propelling prices, how Buyers and Sellers are adapting their views on value in a changing market after the government interventions last year and with changing interest rates, how the Bank of Mom and Dad continues to contribute to price appreciation and of course - the condo market! Give'er a read!!
Browse the June 2018 Newsletter HERE!
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