Advantage of Hiring a Full Service Brokerage vs a Discount One Hit Wonder

Back in August, a 4 bedroom home on Summeridge in the area of Sugarbush Heritage Park & 407 sold for $1,318,000. The home across the street, which was slightly smaller and less renovated, sold for approx. $1,120,000 through a discount brokerage. Meaning the seller saved $45k in commission, but sold their home for $198,000 less than 421 Summeridge.

With size and upgrades considered, the seller from across the street ended up losing $148,000 on the actual value that they should have gotten for the home vs. what a full-service brokerage could have gotten them.

421 Summeridge Dr., Vaughan, Ont.

Asking price: $1,329,000

Selling price: $1,318,000

Previous selling price: $438,153 (2005); $160,000 (2004)

Taxes: $6,347 (2019)

Days on the market: Six

To read the full article, visit: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/toronto/article-agent-says-sale-of-vaughan-home-points-to-full-service-advantage/

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The 10 Best White Paints Shared By Interior Designers!

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between white paints?

10 expert home designers have shared their favourite shades – See below!

Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore

Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore

Pure White by Sherwin-Williams

Super White by Benjamin Moore

Imagine .01 by Colorhouse

Decorator’s White by Benjamin Moore

Pointing by Farrow & Ball

White Wisp by Benjamin Moore

Cool December by Dunn-Edwards

Simply White by Benjamin Moore

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Kitec Lawsuit Ends this Jan + kitec facts for Ontario Home Owners

Helpful Information for Ontario Home Owners with Kitec Plumbing.  Here is a little update that might be of interest.
Feel free to pass this along to anyone you know that has been affected  by Kitec Plumbing in their units.
– The claim filing deadline is January 9, 2020
– Piping with the names Kitec, PlumbBetter, IPEX AQUA, WarmRite, Kitec XPA, AmbioComfort, XPA, KERR Controls, Plomberie Améliorée are included in this settlement
– At this stage, only people who have experienced a failure in a Kitec plumbing system are eligible to receive settlement payments
– If you have not experienced a leak, you should still file a Claim Form
If there are sufficient funds remaining at the end of the claims filing period, you might be eligible for some compensation
– Per the plan of allocation, a payment will occur per each qualified leak experienced. The payment is approximately one half of the estimated costs to repair or replace the affected fitting or pipe
– If you had to replace your plumbing to sell your house, you should file a Claim Form and include documentation showing that you were required to replace your Kitec System and the costs. Depending on fund sufficiency you might be eligible for compensation at the end of the claims period
– The laws regarding the disclosure of information to potential buyers vary depending on the state or province. If you are planning on selling your home and have a Kitec System you should disclose this information.
* For full details of the lawsuit go to http://www.kitecsettlement.com/
* If you are not sure a house has piping related to the Kitec Lawsuit contact ACISS for a pipe inspection. 905-464-6967 or email aciss@sympatico.ca
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The Way – Urban Townhomes In Erin Mills!

Urban Townhomes In Erin Mills – Coming Soon!

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First Time Home Buyer? We Can Help!

Are You A First Time Home Buyer? We Can Help!

Call Sutton Realty Today To See If You Qualify For The First Time Home Buyer Incentive!

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Toronto Fall Home Show Promo Code!

Are You Heading To The Toronto Home Show This Fall? We’ve Got A Special Promo Code To Help You Save On Tickets!

See Below For More Info!

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Brand New Urban Towns In Erin Mills From $535,990

The Way – Urban Townhomes From The Corner Of Erin Mills Parkway & The Collegeway

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Looking To Downsize Your Home? We Can Help!

In The Market To Downsize Your Home? This Could Mean For Greater Savings & Financial Opportunites!

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Has Your Toronto House Prices Increased In The Last Five Years?

According to an analysis Zoocasa did on detached and semi-detached housing prices in Toronto, the average house prices have doubled in two neighbourhoods, while 16 out of 35 neighbourhoods’ prices have increased by at least 50% or more in over five years.

 

If you already own a home or condominium in Toronto, it continues to be a great investment.

A new survey found that homes in two neighbourhoods and in eight condos have increased by more than 100 per cent in five years.

The survey by real estate website Zoocasa used data from the Toronto Real Estate Board to check how much how much prices have gone up between July 2014 and July 2019. Toronto house prices in 2014 were on average just over $821,198, and now the average price is $1,167,968. That’s an increase of 42 per cent.

As detached and semi-detached homes become out of reach for many home buyers, the condo market continues to be a hot spot for Toronto real estate. Condo prices five years ago were on average were $379,002.

The average across the city this year is $627,927, an increase of 66 per cent.

Penelope Graham, Zoocasa’s Managing Editor, says the fact that many people can’t afford a detached home in Toronto is driving the increase in condo sales.

“Five years ago, if you had a budget of $700,000, you were a house buyer, but now we have more competition in the condo segment,” Graham said.

With real estate, it’s all about location. House prices more than doubled in the neighbourhoods of Forest Hill, Oakwood Village, Regent Park, St. James Town and Corktown. Condo prices increased in eight zones across the city, including West Hill, Centennial Scarborough, Scarborough Village, Guildwood and Malvern Rouge.

The rising prices may be frustrating first time home buyers, but Zoocasa says there are still deals to be found.

“These are averages, so there will always be some higher than the average and lower than the average” said Graham.

Condos in Toronto’s downtown core and those close to public transit were the most sought after with prices between $500,000 and $700,000.

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/some-toronto-homes-and-condos-double-in-price-in-5-years-1.4561632

 

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Landlords: Is An Inspection Report Important On Move-In & Out Days?

“One Ontario resident learned the hard way about the importance of inspections. When she initially moved in, neither she nor her landlord formally inspected the property. When she moved out, she found herself legally and financially responsible for removing a wall that the previous tenants had constructed in the unit.”
It is critical that the condition of the rental unit be documented on moving day.
This will help:
  • Note previous damage
  • Establish a baseline to evaluate normal wear and tear
  • Decide who is responsible for paying for any potential damages that might occur in the future.
For tenants, it will also waive any liability for damages that existed prior to moving in.
Tenants and landlords should always conduct the move-in inspection together.
[call-out: Did you know? In some provinces, the security deposit is only repayable if the move-in inspection matches the one completed upon moving out.]
Located in British Columbia or the Yukon?  (not Ontario)
A Condition Inspection Report is required by law. Both the tenant and landlord should complete, sign and date the form at move-in and move-out.
Final inspections
When a tenant moves out, the Move-in Report will come in handy.  Refer to the initial inspection that was completed upon moving in, and compare it with the condition of each room on moving out.
We strongly recommend taking photos prior to move in, ever little bit helps to avoid confusion at move out.
Ask your Sutton Realty for any photos available from the time you listed the property.