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Tuesday, September 24, 2019   /   by Sally Niu

Top 3 Renovations To Boost Your Property’s Value

Wondering where to invest your renovation budget to get the most bang for your buck? According to a 2018 cross-Canada Royal LePage Home Improvement Survey, here are the top 3 upgrades you can make to your home that will increase its resale value.
Kitchen
From freshly-painted cupboards and new hardware to a full kitchen overhaul, whatever budget you have — put it into your kitchen. An updated kitchen can potentially increase the home’s selling price by more than 12.5%, according to Royal LePage.
Bathroom
A modern bathroom can raise your property's value by between 2.5% and 12.5% depending on the investment. A double vanity, neutral and bright colours, glass standing shower and modern fixtures will transform an old bathroom into a real estate dream.
Basement
A finished basement is a great investment since it adds considerably more living space. When converted into a separate apartment it can raise the home’s value by 10%, since it’s a potential source of ! ...

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Friday, September 13, 2019   /   by Sally Niu

GTA Real Estate Market At A Glance - August 2019

In its August Market Watch Report, TREB announced a fifth double-digit growth in residential sales since April 2019. The average sale price continues to rise as the GTA housing market tightens up. The biggest increase in price, however, is still in the condo segment. 

Interpreted intelligently, these statistics could provide invaluable insights for home buyers, sellers, tenants, and landlords alike. From determining your buying or selling strategies, adjusting timelines, to setting up realistic expectations, and predicting investment outcomes, these insights can guide consumers to act from an educated position. 

Drawing on more than 50 years of expertise in real estate, Boiron Group summarized the TREB reports into a bite-sized digest so you can be better informed of today’s market in no time.

Home Sales Increased by 13.4% Year-over-Year

With the unemployment rate down, it’s no surprise that the Toronto real estate market has seen another increase . ...

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019   /   by Sally Niu

Your Home's Fall Checklist

Living in Ontario, you never know when the cold is going to strike. Don't worry! Boiron Group has tips to protect your home for its bite! To save you from a big surprise bill in repairs, fall is the perfect time to take care of these long-neglected repairs and maintenance! Check these 9 areas to get started:
Take Care of the Gutters
Have your gutters cleaned before the leaves fall, and get them covered with mesh to prevent future debris from returning. Clogged gutters can lead to damaged exteriors and water in the basement.
Weather-Strip the House
Weather-stripping is the most cost-effective way to reduce your heating bills this fall. The material wears down over time. Therefore it is important to inspect it periodically.
Tip: To make sure your weather stripping is done properly: Close the door or window on a strip of paper; if the paper slides easily, then your weatherstripping isn't doing its job.
Fix Any Roof Problems
Inspect your roof, top to bottom, before the cold turns ! ...

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019   /   by Sally Niu

GTA Real Estate Market At A Glance - July 2019

This is a hot summer for the GTA Real Estate Market. In the recently released Market Watch Report, the Toronto Real Estate Reported its fourth double-digit growth in home sales since April 2019.
Interpreted intelligently, these statistics could provide invaluable insights for home buyers, sellers, tenants, and landlords alike. From determining your buying or selling strategies, adjusting timelines, to setting up realistic expectations, and predicting investment outcomes, these insights can guide consumers to act from an educated position. 
Drawing on more than 50 years of expertise in real estate, Boiron Group summarized the TREB reports into a bite-sized digest so you can be better informed of today’s market in no time.

Home Sales Increased by 24.3% Year-over-Year
Apparently, GTA homebuyers have not been deterred by the July heat. The Toronto Real Estate Board reported 8,595 residential sales in the month of July 2019, a 24.3% year-over-year increase compared to Jul. ...

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