Fire Safety Checks You Should Do At Least Once a Year

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Fire Safety Checks You Should Do At Least Once a Year

Tags: FIRE SAFETY CHECKS, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

Chances are, you know that you should change the batteries in your smoke detectors at least once a year — even if you suspect the batteries are still good.   But that isn't the only fire safety check you should do annually. Here are some other recommended tips to help keep you and your family safe.   Clean your stove burners and oven regularly. Hard grease build-up can becom...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Is the Psychology of Change Holding You Back?

Tags: PSYCHOLOGY, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

Why is making a big change in life often so difficult?  According to psychologists, maintaining the "status quo" is one of the most powerful motivations we have. If things are "okay", even making a change for the better can be difficult. Our brains resist. You may have experienced this if you’ve thought about selling your current property and finding your next drea...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Upcoming Changes to Mortgages

Tags: Changes to mortgage rules, REAL ESTATE

 Over $50,000 DROP in purchasing power! Here's a table that illustrates how CMHC's proposed changes measure up to its competitors, Genworth and Canada Guaranty in the default insurer landscape. It's amazing to know that consumers still have a choice in keeping homeownership within reach!Calculations based on: Household income of $100,000 Stress Test rate of 4.94% Annual Prope...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Cleaning Tips for Instantly Improving Curb Appeal

Tags: CLEANING, TIPS, IMPROVE, NEW HOME, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

As you may know, curb appeal refers to how your property looks from the street, where potential buyers first see it. Your home’s curb appeal can have a big impact on the sale of your property. In fact, it's not uncommon for a buyer to drive by a listing, rather than stop, because they don't like what they see. So, how can you improve your home's curb appeal quickly? One way is t...Read More

Finding a New Home when You're Busy, Busy, Busy!

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Finding a New Home when You're Busy, Busy, Busy!

Tags: NEW HOME, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

Imagine you have a major project at work, you have to deal with home schooling and you still need to deal with groceries, laundry and dinner. Whoa! That's a busy life. Can you still find and buy a new home with such a tight schedule? The good news is, you can. In fact, there's plenty you can do to save time. Consider these tips: • Get specific about the home you want to buy. Think ...Read More

1ST Quarter 2020 Market Report for Cooksville, Mississauga.

By: Ricardo Medeiros

1ST Quarter 2020 Market Report for Cooksville, Mississauga.

Tags: 1st Quarter Stats & Averages prices for the Cooksville area of Mississauga.

https://youtu.be/PoQQu10hJoQ   Welcome to this short video on the Cooksville Real Estate market report for the first quarter of 2020, as well as average prices for home types in April of 2020. So this is just a snapshot of what's happening in the Cooksville area for the first quarter, as well as April prices by property type. If you want any more info, please reach out to me. I'm hap...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Think You Should For Sale By Owner, Think Again.

Tags: FOR SALE BY OWNER, SELLERS, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

  Get Ready to Negotiate: Here is just a shortlist of the people that you will have to negotiate with to sell your house: The buyer's Buyer's Agent The Buyer's Bank The Inspection Company The Appraiser The Title Company How do buyers look for a house? Search Online 88% Newspaper Ads 21% How do buyers find the house they buy? Most Real Estate agents have ...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

The Psychology of Choosing House Paint

Tags: House Paint, Colour psychology charts, Neutral colours

    Whether you're painting your home to prepare it for sale, or simply to make it more attractive for your own enjoyment, choosing the right colour is important. A colour isn't just a matter of taste, it's also, to a large extent, about the emotions it elicits. If you're painting your foyer, for example, you may want it to seem bright and welcoming. So, light orange ton...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

How to Get Front-of-the-Line Access to Desirable Homes for Sale

Tags: Front-of-the-Line Access, Desirable Homes, Profilling, Real Estate Agent

As you've probably noticed, credit card companies regularly offer bonuses to get you to apply for their cards. For example, one such card company offers opportunities to buy tickets to concerts and other events ahead of everyone else. It's their "front of the line" service. When you’re searching for a new home, wouldn't it be great if you could get to the front of the ...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Bathroom Staging Tips from Professional Home Stagers

Tags: Tips, Professional Home Stagers

There's a reason why there are "kitchen and bath" stores, and even design magazines devoted to these rooms. A well-staged kitchen and bathroom can make the entire home look better. So, it's no surprise that professional home stagers pay particular attention to these spaces. What do these pros have to say about bathrooms? Professional stagers advise that you start by taking a pi...Read More