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Real Estate & Covid-19 Entering Stage 3

Real Estate & Covid-19: Entering Stage 3

Real Estate & Covid-19: Entering Stage 3 Toronto and Peel Region are preparing to enter Stage 3 of the reopening as of Friday July 21, 2020. Here's what you can expect when it comes to Ontario Real Estate Real Estate Open House Prohibition Lifted The province is lifting restrictions on in-person open houses in Toronto and Peel Region.  This follows after Durham, York, and ...
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6 Easy Tips to Enhance Your Curb Appeal

6 Easy Tips to Enhance Your Curb Appeal

6 Easy Tips to Enhance Your Curb Appeal Thinking of Selling? We all know how important it is to make a great first impression.  A nicely appointed entryway can wow potential buyers before they even walk through the front door! 6 Tips to Enhance Your Curb Appeal and Welcome Buyers Remove all recycle and garbage bins from the driveway or entryway.  If possible, store ...
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Landlord and Tenant Bill Passes

Ontario Government Passes Landlord and Tenant Bill

Covid-19: the Ontario Government Passes Landlord and Tenant bill. Key Updates to the Residential Tenancies Act. The global pandemic has brought with it unprecedented events and challenges to the real estate market. As homeowners scrambled to pay their mortgages in the face of economic uncertainty, renters too faced challenges with paying rent. On the same token, Landlords were left uneasy about whether tenants would ...
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Buying a Condo: Resale vs. Pre-construction

Buying a Condo: Re-Sale vs. Pre-Construction?

Buying a Condo: Key Differences Between Purchasing Re-Sale vs. Pre-Construction. You might be thinking of purchasing a condo and trying to decide whether to go with re-sale vs. Pre-Construction. There are some key differences between the two. Here's What you Need to Know Re-Sale Units are available right away.  You get to see exactly what you are buying. They are sold at Market Price, ...
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Mid-April Real Estate Market Update

Mid-April Market Update

The Impact of Covid-19 on the Toronto Real Estate. With all of the Covid-19 measures in place, it has translated into a temporary drop in the number of transactions.  And, it’s anticipated this will persist until we experience a sustained decline in the number of positive cases of Coronavirus. What Can We Look Forward To? The Toronto Real Estate Board President, Michael Collins states …

Deanna Allegranza Blog Buying During Covid-19

House Hunting During Covid-19

Should You be House Hunting, and How to do it Safely. If you’re wondering if you could, or should be house hunting during Covid-19, here’s what you need to know. Real Estate is considered an essential service, but it is NOT business as usual. It is important to note that real estate services are considered “essential” only insofar as they are being employed to …

Deanna Allegranza Blog Buying Process

10 Things to Know about the Buying Process

10 Things to Know about the Buying Process You're thinking of buying a home and wondering where to start?  Maybe you're asking yourself how to get into the Market, or perhaps it's been years since your last real estate transaction and can't remember what’s involved.  Here are 10 steps to inch you closer to purchasing your next, or very first property.  #1 - FIND ...
Deanna Allegranza Realty - Buying Real Estate

Top Reasons Why All Buyers Should Hire a Realtor .

Top Reasons Why All Buyers Should Hire a Realtor. Hiring a Realtor is a Must for Anyone Looking to Purchase a Home! Most people don’t realize just how important it is to hire their own Realtor when searching for a home.  Many think it’s a great idea to go directly to the Listing agent and negotiate a “good deal”.  Makes sense, right?  Totally wrong! ...
Deanna Allegranza Blog New Canadian Mortgage Rules

Canada’s New Mortgage Rules

Canada's New Mortgage Rules Your Guide to Understanding the Changes, and How they'll Affect Home Buyers in 2020. You may have heard the Government is changing the mortgage stress test, making it easier for borrowers to qualify for a loan. Under the current ("old") rules, home buyers with a down payment of less than 20% are subject to a stress test that determines whether they can afford ...
Deanna Allegranza Blog Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning!

Tips to Help You Tidy Up & Find What Sparks Joy According to the KonMari Method. With Spring cleaning on the forefront, this blog is all about tidying from a “KonMari” point of view.  If you haven’t read The Lifechanging Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo, I highly recommend it.  It has simply changed my life! Taken from her notes, “Konmari is not …

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