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Wednesday, March 11, 2020   /   by Zifan Gao

Spring Maintenance Checklist | March Referral Newsletter

Spring Maintenance Checklist | March Referral Newsletter
Get ready for spring!

While the cold weather seems to think otherwise, spring is just around the corner! Start washing off the winter grime and get your house fully prepped for the warmer months ahead — just turn to page 2 for a Spring Maintenance checklist. 
On the fence about selling your house? House prices are expected to increase by 10% in the GTA market this year. With the spring Real Estate market about to start, this is the best time to list your house. Don't miss out on the chance to cash in on a sizable profit!

If you're not ready to make the move but know someone who is, please give me a call at (416) 993-8199. A portion of our commission goes to SickKids to help them build a new hospital that meets building codes and provides enough space for their most vulnerable patients. Enjoy your March and I'll see you next month!

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Monday, February 3, 2020   /   by Zifan Gao

How to build an emergency kit + Go Bag | February Referral Newsletter

Are you prepared?

Recent winter snowstorms have shown us how important it is to be prepared in case of an emergency. On page 2 you can find instructions to build your own 72-hours Emergency Kit and what to put in a "go bag."
Unlike the weather, the Real Estate market has not cooled down. If you know someone who's thinking of selling – give me a call at (416) 993-8199. You can help them take advantage of this sellers' market while helping the kids at SickKids.
Have you checked out our Real Estate Meetups? Every last Thursday of the month we bring in an expert to share insider tips and info on all areas of Real Estate. Next one is happening on February 27th – head to our Facebook page to RSVP.

Build an Emergency Kit + Go Bag
If an emergency happens in your community, it may take emergency workers some time to reach you. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. Here's what you'll need to stay safe in case of an emerge ...

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Friday, December 6, 2019   /   by Zifan Gao

Buying a home during holiday : Boiron Group Christmas 2019 Referral Newsletter


With 2019 coming to an end, we're looking back at what this past year brought us. I want to thank all of you for continuing to support the Boiron Group and making 2019 another incredible year for our team!
I hope you have an amazing holiday season, filled with celebrations. If you’re someone who loves to entertain, make sure to check out page 2 for the top features every entertainer’s home should have.
Know someone who is wanting to sell or buy a house? Then give them the gift of the most educated Real Estate team! Every time you refer us to someone, you're helping SickKids. Turn to page 3 to see how SickKids made a difference in Everest's and his family's life.
Lastly, if you're feeling generous, the best gift you could give us is writing us a Google review.
What to Look For in a Perfect Entertainer's Home
Do you love to entertain but feel held back by your home’s capabilities? As prime hosting season, the holidays can become ...

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Friday, November 15, 2019   /   by Zifan Gao

GTA Real Estate Market At A Glance - October 2019 TREB Market Report

As the cold weather approaches, the market has started to slow down. The recently released TREB October Market Watch Report shows that the year-over-year growth was lower for October than for September. However, compared to October last year, this past month still saw another double-digit increase in the number of sales. 

READ: Your Cottage Might Yield Better ROI than Your Home and Here is Why
From determining your buying or selling strategies, adjusting timelines, to setting up realistic expectations, and predicting investment outcomes, we’ve got you covered. We’ve summarized this month’s report into a bite-sized digest so that you can be better educated in Real Estate and the current market trends.
Home Sales increased by 14% year-over-year
For the 7th consecutive month, we’ve seen a double-digit increase in the number of sales. However, for the 3rd consecutive month, we’ve also seen a double-digit decrease in active listings. This tren ...

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019   /   by Zifan Gao

Cash Flow 101 — A Guide to the Basics of Cash Flow

Investing in a rental property often means doing a great deal of research and one very important aspect of the process is understanding how property is going to generate cash flow from rental operations. You can perform a simple cash flow calculation to illustrate the potential of rental Real Estate as an investment. 
Here’s how it works: using a residential fourplex as an example, let’s assume that all four units are expected to be rented. Let’s also assume that the buyer did their research and the property was a decent deal - not exactly a steal but they also didn’t overpay. 
Let’s start with the basic property and deal information: 
Purchase price: $325,000
20% down payment: $65,000 
Financed balance: $260,000. 
Mortgage: 25 years at a 5-year fixed rate of 3.34 percent
Combined principal and interest payments: $1,276/month
Taxes and insurance (at the time of the purchase): $3600 a year
Total payment (mortgage payments ...

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