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

1. Summer Lovin’ with The Lonely Hearts

When: August 12th, 2022
Where: The Dakota Tavern , 249 Ossington Ave. Toronto
Cost: $20

Come out for a summer dance party with The Lonely Hearts! Live from the legendary Dakota Tavern. From The Ramones, Shania Twain and Weezer, to Taylor Swift, Jackson 5 and The Killers, they mash up every decade into their own raucous, upbeat party blender for a night of constant dancing.

2. Kaboom Festival

When: August 13th-14th, 2022
Where: Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Road, Toronto
Cost: $60 & up

Kaboom Festival is a celebration of African- Caribbean culture and music through varied experiences that promote identity and the bridging of diaspora communities. Delivered in a 2 day live experience-based showcase, the Kaboom Festival aims to bring together music lovers and experience seekers to create unforgettable moments in a space that feels larger than life.

3. Promise Cherry Beach

When: August 14th, 2022
Where: Cherry Beach, Toronto
Cost: $20

22 years of cutting-edge community electronic music parties. From June to Labour Day. Located at Cherry Beach Park. Come dance under the sun with us and let the mesmerizing melodies rush over you. Toronto’s longest running Sunday Afternoon dancing picnic jam on the beautiful sandy beach right on Lake Ontario. Great sound, great people, great memories.

An unmissable chance to take in the best of our underground music scene surrounded by sun and fun at the beach. Bring your lover and a picnic and pass the time with friends and friends of friends. The perfect day.

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

1. Music on the River Music On The River

Paddling Series located on the Humber River. Take a scenic paddle and then watch Toronto artists on the dock from your canoe or kayak. Located on Toronto’s beautiful Humber River our Music On The River event starts at our Humber Paddling center which is only a 5-Minute walk from Old Mill TTC Station! Upon arrival we’ll get you signed in and set you up with your boat and equipment before you embark on your scenic paddle of the meandering Humber River before enjoying a 45-Minute set from Popular Local Toronto Artists!

When: Friday August 5th to October 14th, 2022
Where: Humber River Paddling Centre, 9 Old Mill Rd, Etobicoke
Cost: $10 & up

2. JerkFest 2022

JerkFest is an annual event celebrating jerk cuisine and Caribbean culture organized by not-for-profit organization Caribbean Promotions Arts & Culture Inc. After two years of virtual livestreams, JerkFest is returning to their annual in-person celebration at Centennial Park as the top food and music festival. Watch Centennial Park come alive again with authentic and delicious Jerk cuisine, outstanding performances, entertainment, family fun and activities. This year’s headliners Maxi Priest, Alison Hinds, Konshens and Brian McKnight are ready to bring the heat!

When: Friday August 5th to Sunday August 7th, 2022
Where: Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Rd., Etobicoke
Cost: $20 & up

3. #BollywoodMonster Concerts

Canada’s LARGEST South Asian festival is back! Join us at this year’s #BollywoodMonster Mashup presented by TD.
- Main Stage brought to you by Virgin Plus
- KidZone brought to you by Tim Hortons
- Food & shopping
- Seniors Lounge
– Accessible seating area
- FREE admission and FREE parking

When: Friday August 5th - Saturday August 6th, 2022
Where: Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga
Cost: FREE

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Your home is a HUGE part of your life. You'll celebrate holidays and special occasions here. You'll take care of yourself with a long bath and a book here and watch your children grow from dependent on you to independent and on their own here. When you know, you just know!

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Some interesting facts about the real estate market activity in July:


Number of homes for sale: 15,334

Number of homes sold: 4,912
Average Number of homes AVAILABLE for a buyer to see: 3.12
Average Sale to List Price: 99%
Average Days on Market: 16
Average Price Increase from 2021 13.2%

So how do we interpret this data? Right now it is still a Seller’s Market. Almost 5000 homes sold so the fact is buyers are buying homes in the GTA. The number of homes available for sale continues to be low.

The average price is up from 2021 while prices are down from the huge increases we had at the start of the year. The market continues to adjust.

The fundamentals of Toronto’s economy haven’t changed. Unemployment is low, immigration continues to be high and rental rates are increasing. The high demand and a lack of supply is exactly what has caused the sharp increase in prices of homes and rentals! This will not change in the near future without some massive changes and acceleration of government policies.

The start of August saw a reduction in fuel prices, welcome relief to all of us! The fight against rising inflation will hopefully impact/control interest rates and bring back more affordable borrowing rates to the many people waiting on the sidelines to make a move. I don’t know how long this adjustment in sharp price increases will continue, but I know that once public confidence is restored, prices will continue to increase quickly again.

When a house is priced right, it sells very quickly close to or over the asking price. So YES, multiple offers are still taking place. A house can sell itself, but how long it takes and the price one gets is dependent on the effectiveness of the following:

- Preparation/presentation of a home
- A strategic pricing plan
- Promotion and interaction with other Realtors
- An aggressive marketing plan
- An Experienced negotiatiator.

I believe this is a great time to purchase a bigger home or an investment property, because no one can predict the future. Think 5-10 years from now and look back on previous unpredictable times like 2018, 2008 and others. Seeking the top or the bottom of the market rarely ends well so if you are ready...."just do it."

By the way, I will be away in Israel from August 19th – September 5th on a lifelong dream trip with my immediate family of 14. We will be celebrating delayed and upcoming Bar & Bat Mitzvahs for 4 of 6 grandchildren. In my absence I will have a colleague on call to help you and will provide that information next week. I will be reachable but response times will be slow.

In the meantime, if you are looking ahead to doing something in September or October, message me now and let’s get started. After all, you have a friend in the business who wants to see you succeed and live the good life!

Have a great rest of the summer!


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Richmond Hill June 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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#MidweekMotivation⁠

Your home is a BIG part of your life which is why it's important to create a sanctuary out of it - a space that represents and benefits you. It's no surprise that luxury properties impress but remember it's the quality of life you have that counts the most.⁠

Search for your next home today!⁠

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Sales activity continues to slow in the face of rising interest rates and uncertainty but the market still continues to be strong. ⁠

Wondering how this impacts your home buying or selling decision? Are you interested in moving out of the province? Connect with me to discuss your options and for a trusted referral.⁠

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Happy to report that 161 Spring Gate Blvd is SOLD! We are delighted with the result and my clients are pleased to be moving forward. 
Inventory is still not in a balanced position so sellers you are still able to make a deal! Reach out today to learn more.

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Markham June 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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Vaughan June 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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It's like when you walk in and everything is written with your name all over it. It's the first time you hear a song and the message resonates with you. It's the love of someone you care about that gives you all the confidence in the world.

Enjoy every day feeling like you're HOME Search for your home today!
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June 2022 Stats are out & borrowing costs continued to impact the amount of homes sold.

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6,474 sales occurred last month, down by 41% compared to last year's strong result. The number of transactions was also down compared to May 2022, but this is often the case due to the seasonal nature of the market.

The average selling price, at $1,146,254, remained 5.3% above the June 2021 level, but continued to trend lower on a monthly basis. The MLS® Home Price Index Composite benchmark was up by 17.9% year-over-year, but also experienced a month-over-month dip compared to May.

Annual price growth was driven more so by less expensive market segments, including townhouses and condominium apartments.

While the number of transactions was down year-over-year, the number of new listings was little changed over the same period. This has provided for more balance in the market, resulting in a more moderate annual pace of price growth.

Contact me with questions as to how this impacts your buying or selling decisions!

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It's instinct to dwell but with a change of perspective, you can find a way to have the upper hand. And don't forget about your pre-approval! It's essential, to help you secure your one-way ticket to homeownership.

Ready for your keys? Start your customized home search by contacting me today!

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Whether you need help buying or selling your home, or are looking for unique investment opportunities, I can help you make the right choice.

Expect the best results when buying or selling your home with me!

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You can think... and think.... and think some more, but sometimes you have to act immediately when you see exactly what you want. In today's market, homes are going quickly and frequently not without multiple offers.

Start finding your next home today by contacting me to set up a customized home search.

Sam Chaim⁠
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Are you at a fork in the road? Are you considering putting roots down and building a real estate portfolio? Here are 6 signs YOU ARE READY for homeownership.

Are you pre-approved? If so, you're ready to start looking at homes! Contact me anytime to set up a customized home search and let's WIN on the home of your dreams.

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