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

Looking To Buy Or Sell A Home? Need Help With Interior Design And Staging Ideas? Call Sutton Realty Today!

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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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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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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.

Link Condos – Affordable Condos and Government Incentives

Link Condos In Burlington – Affordable Luxury Living!

Brand New Development Close To The Waterfront

Perfect For New Homeowners With Government Incentives!

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Thinking About Refinancing Your Mortgage? Is 2019 The Year For You?

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Thinking about refinancing your mortgage? Is 2019 the year for you?

Is this a good year to refinance your mortgage? You may be thinking this is a great year to refinance your mortgage with record-breaking low-interest rates but before deciding consider some other factors that you will have to keep in mind.

You will have to pass a stress test that the government implemented in 2018 to prove you can afford payments at a qualifying interest rate but keep in mind it is going to be higher than the actual rate in your mortgage contract.

Refinancing and renewing your mortgage is completely different, to be put simply, refinancing would be like signing up for a new mortgage!

Interest rates may not be low enough to cover all the hidden costs. Most financial institutions may often attach other fees, penalties or closing costs.

If you want to take advantage of your higher credit score or your increased income thinking about refinancing your mortgage this year could mean lower mortgage payments!

Switching from a variable loan to a fixed loan is also an option, but be careful, banks can add legal fees and penalties of three months

You can also consider consolidating your debt.

Have your circumstances changed? Do you have a stronger credit score? Has your income increased?

There’s a lot to consider when thinking about refinancing your mortgage! Consider the governments stress test, interest rates, hidden fees, changed circumstances, variable or fixed loans, and consolidated debt.

We can help you with any questions or concerns you have with refinancing your mortgage.

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What Is The “First Time Home Buyers Incentive”?

What is the First Time Home Buyers Incentive? And will it truly help Canadians who are ready to commit to buying a home?

It’s a system in place by the Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation, however mortgage brokers in Toronto & Vancouver will tell you that this cause will only benefit first-time buyers with properties that are outside of Canada’s most expensive cities.

Here are the FTHBI facts the CMHC has shared so far:

  • It is expected that approximately 100,000 first-time home buyers would be able to benefit from the Incentive over the course of the program’s three years.
  • FTHBI is limited to households with a maximum combined income of $120,000. In addition, the program caps out at four times the applicant’s annual income, which means it can only help homeowners looking to buy properties where the mortgage value including the CMHC loan doesn’t exceed $480,000.
  • The maximum equity CMHC will take in a first home purchase is 10% of a newly built home and 5% of an existing home. It will also require borrowers to meet minimum insured mortgage down payment requirements.

Families will have lower monthly mortgage payments due to no ongoing payments however, they will still need to pass the B-20 stress test to prove they can handle the interest rates. Each buyer will also need to be pre-approved, qualify for a mortgage and prove they can carry that mortgage as well as keep up with their living expenses.

The CMHC says they are confident the program will work in all markets, despite the income and borrowing limits. Pointing out average market prices ($770,000 in Toronto) are well beyond the cap, but there is still 23% of transactions in Toronto for homes that were under $500k.

The Home Buyers Plan, which allows first-time home buyers to withdraw funds from an RRSP to purchase or build a home without having to immediately pay tax on the withdrawal. In 2019, the government increased to $35,000 from $25,000 per spouse or partner. Amounts withdrawn must be repaid to the RRSP over a 15-year period.

Over the next several months, first-time home buyers can top up their savings and start talking to their brokers and agents to prepare for the coming investment opportunity.

Are You A First-Time Home Buyer? Do You Have Questions And/Or Concerns?

No Better Brokerage To Call Than Sutton Realty! 

We Have Agents Standing By You Every Step Of The Way To Make Your Home-Buying Experience A Stress-Free Success!

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Buying A Home Just Got Easier! New Mortgage Incentive Coming This Year

The Canadian government is taking steps to make homebuying easier for Millennials. According to the budget proposal of 2019, the government intends to put forth $1.25 billion over a three year span from the CMHC First-Time Home Buyer Incentive.

Borrowers would still have to figure out a down payment of at least 5% of the purchase price, but they would still receive an incentive of up to 10%, which would lower the mortgage.

The incentive covers 10% for newly built homes and 5% for existing homes. A few of the catches: Your annual income must be under $120,000 to participate, and you will have to eventually repay the incentive although officials have not decided how that will unfold just yet.

The federal stress test will still be required to ensure buyers will be able to repay the debts at even higher rates.

The government is also enhancing the Home Buyer’s Plan which allows first time buyers to take out up to $25k from their RRSP to finance a home, without paying tax on withdrawal, they are proposing to raise the cap to $35k, and the new limit would apply to withdrawals made after March 19th 2019.

The only problem is that more borrowing means that housing prices are likely to go up, and may encourage Canadians to take on more debt. Buyers must keep in mind that the government is not extending the program’s repayment timeline, so any money taken out of their RRSP must be put back with 15 years to avoid the withdrawal being added to their taxable income. Now Canadians will have to repay a max. of $35k instead of $25k over the same period.

Are you a first-time home buyer looking for the best guidance in the business? Call us today! We have agents standing by to help you with any questions of concerns you may have.

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