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If you are looking for a home or condo in Cooksville, Mineola, Lakeview, Fairview, Erin Mills, Port Credit, Lorne Park, Clarkson, or any other Mississauga communities, we have made it easier for you. By custom creating preset searches for the areas you desire, you are now able to zero in directly on those areas, without having to sort through 100's of listings that are in the wrong location. So for up-to-date MLS listings in Mississauga including prices, pictures, and virtual tours, try our free search! Just click the link..
TORONTO, January 4, 2013 – The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) reported 3,690 MLS sales in December 2012 – down from 4,585 sales in December 2011. Total sales for the year 2012 came in at 85,731 –down a bit from 89,096 sales in 2011.
Although the total number of sales was down slightly in 2012, the year was nevertheless a strong one in historic context. 2012 began on a strong note, but was affected by mortgage lending changes which took effect in June. These changes to the mortgage lending requirements resulted in some families postponing their purchase of a home, and some no longer being able to qualify.
Throughout the GTA, the average selling price in December 2012 was up by 6.5 per cent from the previous December to $478,739. The average selling price in the GTA for all of 2012 was up by nearly seven per cent to $497,298.
Price growth has been strongest in single family homes - detached, semi-detached and townhouses.
Oakville Clearview Real Estate Prices up 13.9%
Oakville Clearview Homes
Prices up 13.9% in 2012
Our 2012 year end review of real estate prices for Clearview shows that this popular area has outperformed other areas of the Town of Oakville. Get all the full details on Oakville Clearview house prices
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There is a process that everyone goes through when contemplating getting into the Mississauga Real Estate or Oakville Real Estate markets. Getting your search criteria organized is an essential part of the process. Here are a few key real estate questions to ask yourself when searching MLS listings:
What amount will my financial institution pre-approve me for?
How much can I afford to pay on a monthly basis for mortgage, condo maintenance fees (if applicable), municipal taxes and utilities?
What sort of lifestyle do I want? Townhouse, condominium apartment, or a house?
What's a good fit for me and my family? Mississauga and Oakville, while both suburbs in the GTA, each have their unique identities. What is the commute time to my place of work? Is there easy access to major highways such as the QEW, the 401, or the 407? What are the options for public transit? Is there shopping nearby?
How many rooms will we need?
Will the property meet my family's changing needs over time?
What schools are nearby? Do I need a public school, separate school, private school, french immersion, or daycare? What about Peel and Halton school rankings?
Do I want a garden?
Do I want an older home on a mature street - in such character-filled areas as Port Credit or Olde Oakville, or a newer home with all the bells and whistles, as can be found in areas like Churchill Meadows or Joshua's Creek?
Will the property require renovations?
These are just a few of the important questions to consider when beginning the process of getting into the Mississauga Real Estate market, or the Oakville Real Estate market.
HOW TO PURCHASE PROPERTY AND WIN MULTIPLE OFFERS - A Greater Toronto Real Estate Buyers' Guide
Wondering how to purchase property in Toronto? Multiple Offers have become a fact of life when buying a resale home or condo in the Greater Toronto Real Estate market, and have indeed become commonplace in many of Canada's major cities. Stories of homes selling for $50,000, $70,000, and even $100,000 over the asking price are no longer found just in downtown Toronto and Vancouver, with bidding wars happening also in suburban areas such as Mississauga, Oakville, and Richmond Hill. So if you are a Buyer, how can you increase your chances of winning when forced to bid against others? This article is based on real-world experience in buying and selling many homes in the Greater Toronto Area, and although the terms and procedures reflect the Canadian real estate system, the overall principles can apply anywhere where there are multiple offers/bidding wars. How to Purchase Property and Win Multiple Offers..
How to stage a house
HOW TO STAGE A HOUSE FOR CHEAP
24 EXPERT STAGING TIPS
The first step in preparing for the sale of your home is to prepare it so that it shows at its very best. The real estate industry has proven in many studies that professionally staged homes sell faster, and sometimes for more money, than those homes which have not been prepared for sale...Here are 24 Professional Home Staging Tips that you can do yourself, for little or no money. These techniques can help you to increase your home's likelihood of selling, how quickly it sells, and the dollar amount that you get.
1.) FIX SMALL NEEDED REPAIRS
Any small deficiencies can damage the attractiveness of your home to the potential buyer. A leaking bathroom faucet, a door bell that doesn't work, or peeling paint in the kitchen may seem like minor problems, but these minor problems can cause the buyer to think that there may be bigger problems that are hidden. That is why these small issues should be either fixed, covered over, or replaced. Any signs of owner neglect must be done away with. These items are easy to overlook, so make sure you inspect your home thoroughly with an impartial eye. The best thing about these small repairs is that they are relatively inexpensive, and often you can do them yourself in very little time. Read more on how to stage a house...
Prepare Your Garden for Spring*
10 Gardening Tips for Spring
It's spring in southern Ontario! Whether you have a rose garden in Port Credit, or a flower box at your Square One condo, or maybe you just have a hankering to visit the lovely Rhododendron Gardens on Lakeshore Road in Mississauga, nothing makes the heart grow fonder than the scent and beauty of flowers. Follow the 10 tips outlined below to help create a beautiful garden that's filled with color and fragrance.
Take a Walk through your Yard Make note of tree limbs that should be removed or trimmed, especially those that overhang structures. Hire an arborist to maintain large trees.Cut down last year's perennial foliage, and toss it into the compost pile. Rake mulch from beds planted with bulbs before foliage appears, and refresh mulch in other planting areas after soil warms. Check fences, steps, and pathways for any damage caused by freezing and thawing....more preparing your garden for spring
Oakville, Ontario School Rankings*
Oakville, Ontario School Rankings
The Fraser Institute's Report Card on Ontario Schools provides Oakville parents an idea of where their children's school ranks against the rest.
The Report, released in 2008, ranks all schools in Ontario based on their results in the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) standardized tests. A score out of 10 is given and compared to previous years' scores as well as previous years' rankings. Oakville School Rankings
Most Expensive Neighbourhoods in Mississsauga
Most Expensive Neigbourhoods in Mississauga
Have you ever wondered what are the most expensive neighborhoods in Mississauga, Ontario? Well here they are in all their glory. Mississauga has grown from a sleepy collection of small towns to a vibrant community of over 730,000 people - a large city in itself and yet also Toronto's western suburb. Even though Mississauga is usually viewed as a middle class or upper middle class area, there are also many pockets of extreme luxury sprinkled throughout the city. So here are Mississauga's most expensive neighborhoods......
Absolute World Mississauga Towers*
Absolute World Towers have redefined the Mississauga Skyline
The origins of the Mississauga twisting towers known today as the 'Marilyn Monroe' condos can be traced back to November 28, 2006, when during the 24th annual Mississauga Urban Design Awards, Mayor Hazel McCallion announced that an international competition would be held for the design of the 4th tower at the Absolute World Mississauga condominium tower community. Located at the north-east corner of Burnhamthorpe Rd. and Hurontario St. in Mississauga, three previous buildings in the Absolute project had already been successfully sold to the public, with tradional designs, but it was felt that something special was needed for the landmark 4th tower, which was planned to be as high as 56 storeys. More on Absolute World Towers Marilyn Monroe condo in Mississauga, Ontario
Simple Guide to CMHC Mortgage Rule Changes*
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is Canada's national housing agency. CMHC is Canada's top provider of mortgage loan insurance, mortgage-backed securities, and housing policy and programs. CMHC insures certain loans that banks make, and also determines the policy under which the banks can make loans. CMHC have announced major changes for loan approval which will impact people all across Canada....so whether you are buying a home in Mississauga, or in North Vancouver, whether you are a first-time buyer, or buying a second home or investment property, if you need a mortgage loan, these new rules will affect you...especially, if you are self employed, or if you are a salesperson who earns commission, you need to understand the new loan approval requirements...here is a simple guide for Canadian homebuyers....
Here is an easy Mortgage and Ontario Land Transfer Tax Calculator....just enter in your information, and let the computer calculate for you! When determining tax, enter either Ontario or Ontario (Toronto) for the appropriate tax, and remember to indicate if you are a first time buyer. Remember that as a first time buyer, the maximum credit for Ontario Land Transfer Tax is $2000.00, and any tax above that amount is still due and payable....in addition to the provincial tax, if you live in the City of Toronto, there is an additional municipal land transfer tax payable....
Canada Mortgage Rule Changes - How Will They Affect You?*
On January 17th, 2011, our Canadian government announced changes to the mortgage rules for government-backed CMHC insured mortgages, which will result in a tightening of credit for home purchasers and owners. Details in the report indicate the following things to look out for:
Three changes - which may affect you if you are a buyer or a homeowner:
1.) the maximum amortization period for new government-backed insured mortgages will be reduced from the current 35 to 30 years.
2.) the maximum amount Canadians can borrow to refinance their mortgages will be lowered from the current 90% per cent to 85%.
3.) The government will withdraw its insurance backing on lines of credit secured on homes, such as home equity lines of credit. (not in force until April 18, 2011)
BUYING A HOUSE - ONTARIO REAL ESTATE CLOSING COSTS:
"Closing costs" are the fees which you, as a BUYER, must pay when purchasing a home in Ontario. These are fees which are normally payable in full on the day you get the keys to your new home (the "Closing Day"). Here is an outline of what you should expect:
1. Balance of the Purchase Price (from the offer), less the deposit already given with the offer.
2.Home inspection fee: This one is due before closing...if you are doing a home inspection as part of your offer, costs for this generally range from $300.00 - $500.00, and you must pay the Home Inspector on the day he or she does their inspection.
3.Appraisal fee: Your bank lender will require an appraisal of the subject property, at the Buyer's expense. Approximate cost $250.00.
4.Legal fee for purchase of home: Usually about $1500.00 in all - comprising of $500-$700 for the basic fee, plus charges for title search, registration fees, disbursements, photocopies, courier costs, etc that your lawyer bills you for while processing your transaction. More on Buying a Home in Ontario Closing Costs
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