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~ Deanna

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 …

February 2020 Real Estate Market Update

February 2020 Real Estate Market Stats

The Numbers are In! Here’s what happened in February 2020 In line with TRREB’s 2020 outlook, February saw strong sales and price growth. There were 7,256 residential transactions in February, representing a  45.6% increase in sales compared to February 2019. After seasonal adjustments, February saw a 14.8% sales increase vs. January 2020. There was a 7.9% increase in new listings vs. February 2019. Competition …

Deanna Allegranza Blog Thinking of Selling Your Home

A Realtor’s Guide to Helping you Prep Your Home ...

Thinking of Selling? A Realtor’s Guide to Helping you Prep Your Home for Sale. You’ve decided to sell your home but feeling overwhelmed at the number of tasks needed before going on the market. Wondering where to start?  At Page and Percival, we walk you through each step, which begins during your initial consultation.  We go through each step and give you a guide …

Deanna Allegranza Blog Market Update 2020

Things Are Heating Up

Where the Toronto Spring Real Estate Market is Headed As I mentioned in my previous Blog, the prediction for 2020 is that we’ll have a strong real estate market. The numbers are proving correct as we move into the Spring Market. In advance of seeing the numbers for February, we can already tell that the Spring Market is going to get even hotter. How? …

January 2020 Real Estate Market Insights

January 2020 Market Insights

How the Toronto Real Estate Market Performed The Toronto Real Estate Board is projecting that prices will increase in 2020. Robust economic conditions, strong population growth and low borrowing costs will fuel an increase in home sales. With the mortgage stress test in place, buyers are moving away from buying more expensive detached homes, and into higher density market segments such as semi-detached homes, …

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