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We'll soon be experiencing a change of season, but we're already in the midst of a period of real estate change! As spring approaches - and we experience these little week's of above seasonal temperatures - buyers are begin to start hitting open houses again. Similarly, Sellers are buzzing with anticipation, anxiously await the melting of the snow and allowing their property to regain some curb appeal! More information is constantly coming to light regarding Spring real estate prices, the composition of the available housing stock, and the lasting effect of last year's bank and government intervention. Stop by our blog regulary and we'll keep you informed!
Here is what you'll find inside our February 2018 E-Newsletter:
To start, we bring you our Homewatch News contribution, 'How To Make Your Move More Eco-Friendly'. If this Spring may see you moving dwellings, this is the post for you!
Everybody dreads moving day; it's potential for chaos can even overshadow the excitement of a new home! As your devise your moving strategies to make the day easier on yourself, why not make sure your move is easy on the environment as well? Even small steps can make a significant impact on reducing your carbon footprint. Given that a steadily increasing number of industries and individuals alike are embracing sustainable living and green initiatives, we each have a personal responsibility to be change-makers. This post contains some simple steps to get you off on the right foot. Many of our Homewatch newsletters have been turned into direct mail pieces, 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 and our growing social media presence on Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Twitter.
We like share the tale of what one of our buyers have recently purchased in our traditional Home of The Month feature. In February we shared the tale of client rady to make her first purchase, having written a must-have list that would be tricky to satisfy 100%. With her partner already owning his own property, she wanted a principal residence that would meet both her particular needs, and those of potential future tenants. Why? Part of their strategy as a couple was to ensure their dwellings could potentially be merged into their income property porfolio in the future, should they co-purchase a matrimonial residence down the road. As a result, the property had to meet the needs of both herself / themselves and/or future tenants. Of priority was the property offer generous square footage, be in turn-key condition, present strong resale appeal, and be no more than $850,000. Read the blog to see how successful she was in her search!
February's installment of our Dear Urbaneer series is entitled, 'Is It Time To Downsize My Property?' This time around, Steve helps a Baby Boomer client who, like so many homeowners of the same generation, is preparing to downsize her home: "Dear Urbaneer: I’m anticipating downsizing my home after decades of living with ample space around me. Now that in the process of making the 'big move' down the property ladder, I’m a little nervous! I suspect that moving to a smaller space isn’t just about having less house...How do I know what to expect and how can I be sure that I am happy and satisfied with my new home? How will I know if I'm making the right move, so to speak?" No question, downsizing is a major change, physically, mentally, and possibly financially. As our homes are undoubtedly more than bricks and mortar, downsizing your living space presents certain challenges- but at the same time it also presents certain opportunities that can help you make the most of your next position on the property ladder. It’s all about being aware of the multiple changes and strategizing around them effectively. Hop over to the full blog to read on!
As realtors, writers, and avid social media participants - not to mention lovers of all things real estate - our Urbaneer team shares a bunch of blogs each week. According to Urbaneer.com's Feb stats, our most read blog was the second and final part of our 'Winter 2017/2018 Forecast'. This comprehensive post was likely popular with eaders becasue it provides sound reason for various trends that we are likely to see in real estate this season. ANd everyone want's to know what's around the bend, right?! The second most popular post was a feature on Steve and Urbaneer by ToorontoStoreys. Their mandate is to open the doors to our city, take readers into our real estate market at the ground level, introduce readers to the people who grow our city, and share stories that build our city. They’ve recently sat down with the premier, the mayor, other notable figures, and other realtors. Steve's storey is amongst pretty good company, eh?
Browse the February 2018 Newsletter HERE!
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