HIGHER INTEREST RATES & SHORT SUPPLY:  THE STATE OF REAL ESTATE IN 2022

By: Helen Avraam Neo & Paul Neo

HIGHER INTEREST RATES & SHORT SUPPLY:  THE STATE OF REAL ESTATE IN 2022

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  Canada's housing market hit a boiling point last year as homebuyers clambered for real estate in regions with significantly more demand than supply. But now that homeowners and buyers alike are feeling the pinch of rising interest rates and record inflation, the market appears to finally be simmering down.   That, in turn, could create a welcome opening for shoppers to be more se...Read More

5 Ways To Write a Winning Offer in Today's Real Estate Market

By: Helen Avraam Neo & Paul Neo

5 Ways To Write a Winning Offer in Today's Real Estate Market

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Our nation is in the midst of a shifting real estate market. But even as the buying frenzy begins to slow, many properties are still receiving multiple offers.1   So what’s the best way to compete as a buyer–especially if you’re wary about overpaying?   While a high offer price gets attention, most sellers consider a variety of factors when evaluating an offer. With th...Read More

Seller’s Checklist: A Timeline to Prep Your Home for Sale

By: Helen Avraam Neo & Paul Neo

Seller’s Checklist: A Timeline to Prep Your Home for Sale

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We’re still in a seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean your home is guaranteed to easily sell.1 If you want to maximize your sale price, it’s still important to prepare your home before putting it on the market.   Start by connecting with your real estate agent as soon as possible. Having the eyes and ears of an insightful real estate professional on your side can hel...Read More

Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types

By: Helen Avraam Neo & Paul Neo

Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types

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Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types     The annual inflation rate in Canada is currently around 5.1%—the highest it’s been in 30 years.1 It doesn’t matter if you’re a cashier, lawyer, plumber, or retiree; if you spend Canadian dollars, inflation impacts you.   Economists expect the effects of inflation, like a higher cost of good...Read More

8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022

By: Helen Avraam Neo & Paul Neo

8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022

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There’s a lot to consider when selling your home, from market conditions and appraisals to where you’ll go next. Don’t forget, however, the importance of design. It’s often one of the first things buyers notice when they walk into a home, and it’s also a detail that you, as a seller, can easily control.   According to Realtor.ca’s 2022 housing market foreca...Read More

A Return to ‘Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022

By: Helen Avraam Neo & Paul Neo

A Return to ‘Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022

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Last year was one for the real estate history books. The pandemic helped usher in a buying frenzy that led to a record number of home sales and a historically-high rate of appreciation, as prices soared by a national average of 19.9% year over year, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association.1   There were signs in the second quarter that the red-hot housing market was beginning to sim...Read More

20 Unique Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List

By: Helen Avraam Neo & Paul Neo

20 Unique Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List

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  Every year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that brings with it the dreaded last-minute gift panic. Finding a present that hits all the right notes can be surprisingly stressful, even when it comes to people you’ve known for years.   But have no fear! We’ve lined up a list of gifts for every “type” on your list. And since we work in r...Read More

New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You

By: Helen Avraam Neo & Paul Neo

New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You

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Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale.1   Nationwide, the number of newly listed homes dipped slightly in September, down 1.6% from August. According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, that’s only about 2.1 months of inventory, which is far less than the five to six months that is generally needed to strike a healthy balance be...Read More

Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies

By: Helen Avraam Neo & Paul Neo

Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies

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A break and enter occurs every 90 seconds in Canada.1 Fortunately, there are some proven tactics you can use to decrease your likelihood of a home invasion.   Most burglars won’t go to extreme lengths to enter your home. They are looking for easy access with minimal risk. A monitored security system can be an effective deterrent—homes without one are 300% more likely to be burglar...Read More

9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home At the Same Time

By: Helen Avraam Neo & Paul Neo

9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home At the Same Time

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9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home at the Same Time   Selling your home when you still need to shop for a new one can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner––especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply feels like it's dwindling.¹ You're not alone either if you're already feeling drained by the complex logistics of trying t...Read More