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Here's what you'll find in the August 2016 edition of our e-newsletter, as the sweltering Summer sizzles #TheSix:
First, we share our Homewatch News contribution, 'Should I Use My RRSP As A Down Payment?', in which we discuss the advantages and pitfalls of dipping into your RRSP for a home down payment, as well as other financial food for thought. This HomeWatch Newsletter was turned into a direct mail piece delivered to around 40,000 Toronto households. 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 on urbaneer.com along with our growing social media presence on Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Twitter.
Each month we share the tale of what one of our buyers have recently purchased in our Home Of The Month feature. In August, we share the tale of a first time Buyer who approached us with a very specific request. Not only was he seeking a residence in the centre of the city for under $400,000 which would serve as his principal residence but, given he travels frequently for work, he wanted to ensure his first condominium purchase be situated in a building that permitted the services of short-term rental sites like Airbnb. This was our first time being given this specific direction and, given the prevalence of airbnb postings in condominiums throughout the downtown core, we believed there would be plenty of options. After all, we see loads of rentals on Airbnb. However, it turns out this isn't the case!
In March's installment of our Dear Urbaneer series, entitled, 'What Are Your Best Home Maintenance Tips?', we respond to a question posed by brand new property owners; they survived the house hunt, but are now looking for advice on how to keep their new home in ship shape: "After a long search and some near misses, we have finally become homeowners and couldn’t be more excited. However, even though we feel like we mastered the whole home-buying process, now that we are officially homeowners, we acknowledge that there is a whole lot more to learn, especially when it comes to property maintenance. We’re amateurs in this department, but are eager to learn, realizing that a little DIY and/or preventative maintenance can go a long way. Do you have any tips in regards to what we should be on the lookout for?" Check out our detailed response to discover what advice we provided this new homeowner.
As realtors, writers, and avid social media participants - not to mention lovers of all things real estate - our urbaneer team shares multiple blogs each week. In this month's issue, one of our most well received blogs was 'How to Search for your Next Property Purchase'. Whether your budget is $400,000 or $4,000,000, one never gets everything they desire. But how much you compromise - and on what points - is up to you. It’s how you prioritize these points that constitutes your own housing value matrix, which essentially sets up the parameters for your housing search! Another of our most popular blogs was titled 'Beauty Boost on Bay Street: A Style Enhancement Story'. One of the services we take pride offering at urbaneer.com is called a Style Enhancement. This is the process of advising homeowners on how to prepare their home for sale in a fresh, current style that will help it show its maximum potential and best use. After all, don't you want to sell your property for the highest price and in the shortest amount of time? This blog demonstrates the effectiveness of one of our most recent Style Enhancements.
And - for lovers of unique urban spaces - don't miss our sensational Toronto real estate listed for sale or lease on our site for your consideration!
Browse the August 2016 Newsletter HERE!
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~ steven and the urbaneer team
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