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Wondering what's happening this weekend? Here's a list of a few activities and events that might interest you.⁠

1. Tomo Arts Market Toronto

When: Saturday, October 8th, 2022
Where: BrickBox, 1233 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Cost: FREE

A cute art market! Tomo Arts Market is a local independent artist alley created by a group of artist friends focusing on alternative art styles, cute merchandise, comics and much more!

2. Comedy on the River

When: Friday, October 7th, 2022
Where: Humber River Paddling Centre, 9 Old Mill Rd, Etobicoke, ON
Cost: $10 & up

Located on Toronto’s beautiful Humber River our Comedy On The River event starts at our Humber Paddling Center, only a 5-Minute walk from Old Mill TTC Station! You'll sign in and get set up with a boat and equipment before embarking on the scenic paddle of the meandering Humber River to our Comedy Show located right on the river! You’ll be greeted by host Dan Galea, and some of Toronto’s biggest upcoming comedians.

3. Common Ground Dance Festival

When: Friday, October 7th - Saturday, October 8th, 2022
Where: Lee Lifeson Art Park, Gladys Allison Place, North York, ON
Cost: FREE

Events will include community workshops that focus on creative improvisational movement for beginners, intermediate/advanced level workshops that bring together dance students and professional dance artists, site-specific performances in response to the park’s sculptures, mainstage performances, student performances, freestyle improv jams, and a community co-creation experiment.

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Markham August 2022 stats are out!⁠ Have questions about how this may impact your home selling or buying decision?! send me a message!⁠

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Online shopping can be easy and fun. But unfortunately, there are many scammers who want to steal your identity and your money. The information here provides tips on ways you can protect your personal information and your finances when shopping online.

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Figure out what you're passionate about as your passion will lead you towards your purpose. Helping others is a passion that led me to real estate and I can confirm that getting up every day with a sense of purpose and belonging sure makes you feel alive. ⁠

What is your purpose? What keeps you excited every day?

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At RE/MAX we set our goals for your home buying and selling needs above the clouds! If you've been thinking of buying or selling, NOW is the time.

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Vaughan August 2022 stats are out!⁠ ⁠ Have questions about how this may impact your home selling or buying decision?! send me a message!⁠

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Is It a Good Time to Refinance My Home? What’s right for one homeowner might not be for another. Homeowners who aren't happy with their current mortgage situation might be wondering if it's a good time to refinance their home.

If that's you, consider the following to help determine if refinancing in the current market could be right for you.

Need a referral to a mortgage broker? Reach out anytime!

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I have listed a new property at Th5 101 Erskine AVE in Toronto.
Luxurious Sophisticated Townhouse In Tridel complex, Private Elevator In Your Unit!! 3Bdrm+Study/Can Be 4th, 4Bath. Sun-Filled Spacious Open Concept, Sleek/Modern Kitchen, Huge White Quartz Island, 12' Ceiling, Hw T/O, High-End Window Covers, Skylights, Integrated Appls, Gas Range In Chef's Kitchen, Fam & Living W/Fireplace, Private Terrace, Huge Master W/Spa Ensuite & Balcony. Steps To Highly Desirable Yonge/Eglinton, Shops, Dining & Future Lrt. 1st Class Amenities: Rooftop Garden & Infinity Pool,Lounge,Guest Suites,Gym,Party Room, Billiards,Yoga, Movie Theatre, Outdoor Bdqs And Dinning
If you know someone who may be interested in this home or is thinking about a move please fell free to share this infomation.
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Did you hear the news? The BoC increased the overnight lending rate by 0.75%, which is another increase for the 5th time in a row. The Prime rate is expected to increase by 0.75% to 5.45% and Variable rate mortgages will increase by 0.75%.

The Bank’s committed to price stability and will continue to do what is required to achieve a 2% inflation target. As the effects of monetary tightening work their way through the economy, the BoC will assess how much higher interest rates need to go to return inflation to its target. The current inflation rate is measured at 7.6% decreasing from 8.1% in the previous month.

The next announcement is scheduled for October 26th and there's certainly hope that October will be more positive.

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#MidweekMotivation

Just embrace the journey you're on and always hold onto that inner child full of enthusiasm. You learn something new every day, you just have to start!⁠

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With 5,627 homes sold, August marked a slight increase over July in terms of number of homes sold as well as for the average sale price. The average sale price YTD is now at $1,224,216, compared to 2021’s average price of $1 095,339. 



Please don’t expect prices to start to rise again. What August’s data shows is that the real estate market is active with sales and purchases taking place. While listings remain in short supply, buyers show continued willingness to purchase at today’s market prices. Overpriced listings are soon exposed by today’s savvier buyer and those listings will languish.

As always there are areas of strength and weakness in the market. Condominium sales in the 416-area code have strengthened as overall demand has increased due to the higher price points for detached homes and the fact that rents have increased significantly over the last year. Renovated suites in older buildings are typically larger and are selling at significant premiums over those that are unrenovated. Also 905 detached home prices have softened in the outlying areas, but the challenge for first time buyers or those moving further away to upsize will be qualification for financing.

The dream of a private backyard and a white picket fence is deeply rooted in our society which will keep demand up. My prediction is we will see a stabilizing of these conditions moving forward. The volume of transactions may decline but underlying market dynamics, principally demand and low supply, will buoy sales prices.

Predictably, we are reading more and more doomsday comments about significant price declines because among other key factors, interest rates are rising. But the offsetting demand, I expect, will counter that thought. We have seen this wishful thinking before. A well priced property sells in approximately 3 weeks, provided it is priced within 5% of market value. Looking at it with a seasonal perspective, the market is reasonably active in all categories of properties right across the GTA.

If you are interested in finding opportunities in today’s real estate market, you need a knowledgeable broker that can give you the information you need to make a good decision for you and your family. A full time, experienced realtor like me, associated with a great company like RE/MAX Realtron! Give me a call, let’s chat, after all you have a friend in the business who is, you know….the Point Man In Real Estate! 

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It's what you say to yourself that matters the most. Be confident, increase your focus and produce the results you want. Those dreams of homeownership or investment property can be your everyday life. Those thoughts of upsizing or downsizing can become reality. Believe it, affirm it, achieve it!

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Having to evacuate your house suddenly for an emergency can be terrifying. The information here provides tips to help you to prepare ahead of time so you will be able to grab what you need and go.⁠

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Wondering what's happening this weekend? Here's a list of a few activities and events that might interest you.⁠

1. TD Markham Jazz Festival⁠

When: August 19th-21st, 2022⁠
Where: Main Street Unionville, Markham, ON⁠
Cost: FREE⁠

This is an exciting and vibrant event featuring well known professional jazz musicians performing on three stages! Come to life with 30+ free performances all day and evening on outdoor stages, on the street and in bars and restaurants.⁠

2. Heritage Sounds Music Festival⁠

When: August 19th-21st, 2022⁠
Where: Brampton, ON⁠
Cost: Free & ticketed⁠

The 7th Annual Musical Extravaganza IS BACK with multi-genre music, and an amazing line-up Of 50+ artists. You DON'T want to miss this! YOUR MUSIC, YOUR VIBE! HSMF 2022 program will showcase multiple genres of music including: Pop, Hip Hop, Urban, Bollywood, folk, Sufi, Rock & Roll, Jazz, Blues & Rock.⁠

3. Toronto Taiko Festival 2022⁠

When: August 19th-21st, 2022⁠
Where: University of Toronto Faculty of Music, 80 Queen's Park, Toronto, ON⁠
Cost: Free & up⁠

Enjoy workshops from taiko players from across North America, a public forum, and a concert featuring artists from all across Canada, the United States, and right here in Toronto.⁠

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#MidweekMotivation

When did you purchase your first home? What did you take away from the experience? Have you upsized or downsized since? Share your story with me in the comments!⁠

Search for your home today!⁠

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Selling a home doesn't have to be complicated. Here are 3 ways you can prep your home for sale so it presents its best qualities. ⁠Curious about how the current market impacts your selling decision? Let's chat about your goals and determine the best course of action toward success.⁠

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Ring Ring Ring⁠! Happy Monday, it's your Realtor Sam Chaim with Re/Max Realtron! I just wanted to leave you a voicemail to thank you for putting your trust in me with purchasing your first home. It's a monumental moment and I'm proud to have been able to serve you and your family well. Enjoy the new adventure and reach out anytime if you need anything. ⁠

Ready to move into your dream home? Search for your home today!⁠

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Thinking of buying your first house? You may be able to withdraw up to $35,000 from your RRSP to help with the cost, and take up to 15 years to repay the amount back.

Find out if you’re eligible⁠

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Markham July 2022 stats are out!⁠ ⁠ Have questions about how this may impact your home selling or buying decision?! Contact me today!

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Vaughan July 2022 stats are out!⁠ ⁠Have questions about how this may impact your home selling or buying decision?! Send me a message!⁠

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