Should You Worry About Market Fluctuations?

You turn on the television and watch a news story about housing prices going down. Then you receive a flyer in the mail about a property around the corner that sold for a decent price. Next you read a newspaper article about the housing market on the upswing again.

It’s a little like being on a roller-coaster ride!

Unfortunately the ride isn’t much fun if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home. In fact, it can be very confusing and frustrating. You just don’t know if “now” is the right time to make a move.

In reality, the housing market has been fluctuating for decades. Yet, people sell their homes every day for good prices, and just as many people get into their next dream homes affordably.

When you hear news of market fluctuations, there are two important things to consider.

First of all, a lot of media information about the housing market is national, or at least regional. If the housing market is trending up or down nationally, remember that it doesn’t necessarily mean that your LOCAL market is doing the same.

In fact, it’s entirely possible for housing prices to be rising in your neighbourhood while they are falling nationally, and vice versa.

Secondly, if you’re selling a current property while buying another home, then the net effect of market fluctuations may cancel out.

Say, for example, that the local market is on the upswing. You’ll probably be able to sell your current home for a good price. However, the home you purchase will likely also be priced to reflect the upswing.

The same holds true when the market is down.

All that being said, there are some circumstances in which you need to consider market fluctuations when deciding whether or not to make a move. A good REALTOR® will help.

Looking for a good REALTOR®?

Call Marina 416-843-1515 today.

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Marina Gavrylyuk
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Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 4G4

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For Crying Out Loud, Just Say Something

We are all staring at our smart phones days and nights. From the age of 1 to the age of 99. The phones are ringing, beeping, and making all sorts of sounds to be noticed. So, why on earth don’t we respond?

Why on the phone, via text or e-mail cant we be polite just like we are in a face-to-face communication?

You received documents, or information, or e-card – just say “thank you”!

Someone asked you a question – just respond something, acknowledge, tell them you are working on getting the answer and will get back to them later.

Your phone rings and you cant answer? – text message takes 30 seconds and half a finger move to send – just let them know you are still alive

You don’t know who you are ignoring so don’t ignore. In any case those are people and people don’t deserve to be ignored.

Looking for good REALTOR® in Toronto, Mississauga or Oakville?

Call Marina 416-843-1515 today.

Your Real Estate Connection:
Marina Gavrylyuk
Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group Summit Realty
www.MarinaG.ca
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Marina Gavrylyuk
Sales Representative
Sutton Group-Summit Realty Inc. Brokerage

1100 Burnhamthorpe Road West #27
Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 4G4

Cell: 416-843-1515 Tel.: 905-897-9555
Email: Marina@MarinaG.ca
Web: www.MarinaG.ca
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Reducing The Stress Of Selling

Selling a house can be a stressful process for the entire family. You need to keep the place clean and looking its best. You need to stay away during viewings. You may even need to look for a new home at the same time.

Although you won’t be able to eliminate all the anxiety, good advanced planning will certainly help reduce it.

First, talk to a REALTOR® well before you decide to put the property on the market. A good REALTOR® can help you determine whether any repairs, improvements, or minor touch-ups should be done, so that your home will sell faster and for the best price possible.

Once the property is on the market, plan some excursions with the family during open houses and other viewing times. These are the perfect opportunities to check out local restaurants, museums, parks and other amenities.

To keep your home clean and tidy for potential buyers, consider hiring a maid service on a short-term basis. You’ll have a lot on your plate during this period and having the floors and washrooms cleaned by someone else can relieve a lot of stress.

Call Marina 416-843-1515 today!

Your Real Estate Connection:
Marina Gavrylyuk
Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group Summit Realty
www.MarinaG.ca
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Reposted from http://www.marina.realtor/ixact-reducing-the-stress-of-selling/

Marina Gavrylyuk
Sales Representative
Sutton Group-Summit Realty Inc. Brokerage

1100 Burnhamthorpe Road West #27
Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 4G4

Cell: 416-843-1515 Tel.: 905-897-9555
Email: Marina@MarinaG.ca
Web: www.MarinaG.ca
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Protecting Your Home from Germs

According to studies, colds and flu bugs are passed from one person to another more often in the home than in any other location, including school and the workplace. Of food-based bacterial infections, 65% are picked up at home.


What can you do to reduce the risk?

Obviously, keeping rooms clean is important. But, according to The Lung Association, you are 200 times more likely to pick up a germ in the kitchen than in any other room, including the bathroom! So give the kitchen priority when cleaning.

Most people know to keep countertops, sinks and toilets clean and sanitized. But when was the last time you cleaned your computer keyboard, children’s toys, bedside tables, and door knobs? Experts say these areas have among the highest concentration of bacteria in a home!

When it comes to airborne viruses, such as those that cause the flu, be sure to use a tissue when coughing or sneezing. When a tissue is not readily available, use the shoulder of your sleeve or inner elbow, rather than your hand.

By taking some simple precautions, experts say you can reduce your, and your family’s, risk of getting a cold, flu or bacterial infection by as much as 50%.

Your Real Estate Connection:
Marina Gavrylyuk
Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group Summit Realty
www.MarinaG.ca
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RentListingService.comCondos and Houses for rent
CondoName.comNew and Resale Condos and Towns from Developers

Reposted from http://www.marina.realtor/ixact-protecting-your-home-from-germs/

Marina Gavrylyuk
Sales Representative
Sutton Group-Summit Realty Inc. Brokerage

1100 Burnhamthorpe Road West #27
Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 4G4

Cell: 416-843-1515 Tel.: 905-897-9555
Email: Marina@MarinaG.ca
Web: www.MarinaG.ca
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Are Your Doors and Locks Safe?

Burglary is among the greatest concerns of most families and homeowners, yet home security is something many of us take for granted. Typically, it is only when we become aware of a disturbing incident – or suffer the personal trauma of being a victim – that we actually take steps towards making our homes more secure. The more common access areas, such as front, rear and garage doors are the preferred points of entry for a burglar. A proper security assessment will require a careful professional examination to identify the home’s unique critical areas.

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Crappy MLS Listings – to Serve Your Client Better

I am in a nasty mood today. I am in a nasty mood because I fail to get it – how some of my "collegues" could be so ridiculously unprofessional and still not get fired. The only reason I can thin of is beacause they don't charge much. And clients get what they pay for. It is pretty much like ordering a coffee at Starbucks and leting barista spit in your cup so that you can only pay half of the amount. Oh, well, here they are – the listings, great marketing tool!

1. Halloween time – book your free scary ride with your local real estate agent. Looks like photographer has a vary vague idea of the concept of horizontal lines.

Halloween

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