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Katrina McHugh

MARKET UPDATE FOR THE WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 15TH, 2019

Friday Feb 15th, 2019

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MARKET UPDATE FOR THE WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 15TH, 2019 Real estate disrupters come and go. Many of these new “disrupters”, some coming here from the USA will offer you a quick estimate using an algorithm without doing a market analysis. Are they overlooking the emotional aspect of selling a home and are they just order takers? The market in the last couple of years was booming. You would list a house and it would sell within days. Now in some areas, realtors need to brush... [read more]

TORONTO MARKET UPDATE FOR THE WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 16TH, 2018

Saturday Nov 24th, 2018

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MARKET UPDATE FOR THE WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 16TH, 2018       Black Friday has surely made its way north of the border and line-ups will be forming outside stores in Toronto. More so this year because of the postal strike and parcels not arriving before Christmas. We have now entered what is known as the “Holiday Season” and the real estate market will reflect the change. There are a few different factors that may affect our market.... [read more]

Real Estate Math

Thursday Jul 21st, 2016

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The real estate math mistake we all make     Selling a paid-off home is pure profit, but our brains just don’t see it that way   (Tetra Images/Getty Images) Most financial choices boil down to simple math. Add up the gains, subtract the costs, and you should get a number that helps you draw a conclusion. Those numbers are particularly useful when trying to make a major life decision, such as whether or not to sell the family... [read more]

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE WHEN SOMEONE DIES?

Monday Aug 08th, 2016

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WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE WHEN SOMEONE DIES? I had three calls this week from colleagues asking me to guide them through the process of what has to happen when a loved one dies.  Unfortunately in each case there was no preplanning nor had the families had any conversations about what type of funeral the deceased wanted.  Imagine their total bewilderment and shock at having to make important once in a life time decisions – all while they are in a state of total emotional... [read more]

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