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

5 Factors That Reveal Where The Real Estate Market Is Really Headed

By: Helen Avraam Neo & Paul Neo

5 Factors That Reveal Where The Real Estate Market Is Really Headed

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In a July release, the Canadian Real Estate Association reported that home sales had fallen for three months in a row after reaching an all-time high in March.1 So could one of the world’s hottest real estate markets finally be headed for a downturn?   We wouldn’t bet on it. That’s because even though sales have slowed, it was still the strongest June on record—and 13%...Read More

How To Bridge the Appraisal Gap In Today's Real Estate Market

By: Helen Avraam Neo & Paul Neo

How To Bridge the Appraisal Gap In Today's Real Estate Market

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  If you’re searching for drama, don’t limit yourself to Netflix. Instead, tune in to the real estate market, where the competition among buyers has never been fiercer. And with homes selling for record highs,1 the appraisal process—historically a standard part of a home purchase—is receiving more attention than ever.   That’s because some sellers are findin...Read More

Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?

By: Helen Avraam Neo & Paul Neo

Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?

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Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line.   Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing market. Low home inventory and high buyer demand have driven home prices to an all-time high.1 This has given an unexpected financial boost to many homeowners during a challenging time. However, for ...Read More

By: Helen Avraam Neo


Finding A New Home For Your Next Stage of Life

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Finding a New Home for Your Next Stage of  Life..... Imagine the first place you lived as a young adult. Now imagine trying to fit your life today into that space. Not pretty, right? For most of us, our housing needs are cyclical. A newly independent adult can find freedom and flexibility in even a tiny apartment. That same space, to a growing family, would feel stifling. For emp...Read More

By: Helen Avraam Neo

Can I Buy or Sell a Home Without a Real Estate Agent?

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    Today’s real estate market is one of the fastest-moving in recent memory. With record-low inventory in many market segments, we’re seeing multiple offers—and sometimes even bidding wars—for homes in the most sought-after neighbourhoods. This has led some sellers to question the need for an agent. After all, why spend money on a listing agent when it seems th...Read More