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Features MLS Ontario buyers look for


The real estate market is constantly evolving and can be difficult to successfully navigate. If you are about to put your home or property up for sale, it is helpful to be aware of what buyers are looking for. This means you can renovate parts of your home and possibly make a profit when you are ready to sell. Read below for some helpful advice on what buyers are looking for in their next .. Read More


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Realtor.ca info from MLS Toronto


  Selling your property can be a difficult, expensive and time consuming endeavour. That is why it is important to have resources at your disposal that will allow your house to reach the largest possible target market and hopefully sell for the price you want. At 1FeeSale we offer Bronze, Silver and Gold packages that list your home on Realtor.ca so your house receives the attention it deserves. But what is Realtor.ca and what .. Read More


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Tips on listing a house by MLS Ontario


Sometimes it can take much longer than you anticipated to sell your home or property. Often people make simple mistakes when advertising or they don’t know what is the best way to begin. As Ontario’s chosen MLS, we are here to help you with some basic tips which will help you get the most out of your listing. After all, no one wants to waste the opportunity of having thousands of active buyers who .. Read More


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Grants and Tax Rebates for Property


When it comes to buying a home in Ontario, there are plenty of Canadian Grants and Tax Rebates, especially for first-time home buyers that can make buying and owning a home more feasible for many Canadians. Our qualified realtors at 1feesale.ca often come across many questions from people looking to use our Toronto flat-fee MLS listing services about whether buying a home is a good idea for them. Often, when we provide them with .. Read More


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Small Home Renovations to Help Sell


If you are looking to add value to your property before you put it on a multi listing service such as 1feesale.ca, you don’t always have to spend thousands of dollars and many hours working on it. There are many small improvements which make a significant difference to how potential buyers perceive the value of your home. Create a buying mood for MLS customers viewing the property Make sure your home is inviting to .. Read More


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Canadian Housing Market Doing Well


Private-sellers in Toronto looking to take advantage of the Canadian housing market this spring and summer aren’t alone in believing that now is a good time to buy or sell a home in Canada. A recent study by Leger Marketing for BMO shows that Canadian homeowners are feeling confident in the Canadian housing market and that 27 percent of homeowners have plans to either buy or sell in the next year.    The report goes .. Read More


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House Sales Up 7 Percent in March


According to the Toronto Real Estate Association, in the beginning of March Greater Toronto Area Realtors reported 4,215 transactions through the Toronto MLS system, a 7 percent increase when compared to the same period in 2011. This is great news for homeowners and private-sellers looking to take advantage of their local MLS to sell their homes in the next few months. The MLS which in the past was only available to realtors is now .. Read More


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Private Sellers Still Need REALTOR.ca


The Canadian Real Estate Assocation (CREA) recently released an infographic highlighting REALTOR.ca’s website statistics for 2011 and they should effectively silence anyone questioning whether advertising homes on REALTOR.ca is still important. For years, Realtors have been listing homes on websites like REALTOR.ca because they know it helps them to sell homes quickly. The website statistics listed below prove that websites like REALTOR.ca are still an invaluable tool when looking to sell or buy a .. Read More


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There Will Not be a Housing Market Crash


As a company that provides flat-fee MLS listing services to private-sellers and for-sale-by-owners, we’re constantly monitoring the housing market in Canada to remain aware of the latest housing trends. Lately there has been significant speculation in the media that Canada is currently in a housing bubble and is headed for a crash. That kind of alarmist commentary however is being challenged by several real-estate experts who believe that rather than being in a bubble, .. Read More


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Real Estate in Canada Favors Sellers


Here at 1feesale.ca, we’re always on top of housing market trends and how they relate to our clients who use our flat-fee MLS listing services. Now that the New Year has begun, many homeowners are taking a serious look at putting their homes on the market in 2012 and are wondering whether now is a good time to sell. Those home-owners will be happy to read that the most recent information published by the .. Read More


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Housing Affordability in Canada Improves


A recent report from RBC on Canadian Housing Trends and Affordability  shows that due to the European sovereign-debt crisis, interest rates in the Canadian housing market have dropped, which is good news for Canadian home-sellers. Fixed mortgage rates (on a five-year posted basis) eased at 5.3% in the Q3 of 2011, which, “[...]ran counter to expectations of generally rising interests rates,” voiced earlier this summer, encouraging home-buyers in Canada to purchase homes, despite higher .. Read More


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For Sale by Owner Just Got Easier


In the past, realtors in Ontario have had a huge advantage when it comes to selling and buying homes. Thanks to access to sites like their local MLS and the information these sites contain, realtors have been able to control the home-buying market, making it difficult for private-sellers to have success. Fortunately, continuing advancement all over the country in information access for people trying for-sale-by-owner techniques is changing this scenario for the better. Realtor .. Read More


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For Sale by Owner vs Realtor: The Debate


No matter what your reason for selling your home, there is one debate that always arises: do you hire a realtor, or do you sell your home by yourself? With the economy going through some tough times, everyone’s looking to save a little money, so, when it comes to selling their home, it’s no surprise that many homeowners are looking at “For Sale by Owner” (FSBO) options to save realtor costs and potentially keep .. Read More


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Housing market should remain stable


Housing market should remain stable in 2012: BMO Kim Covert  Financial Post Sep 29, 2011 – 3:27 PM ET Housing sales and prices should remain fairly steady into next year, as a slowing economy is balanced by low mortgage rates and relatively low unemployment, a report to be issued Friday by BMO Capital Markets suggests. “Low interest rates have fuelled Canada’s housing market in the past decade, pushing prices to new highs in most regions,” .. Read More


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Bank Of Canada Maintaining Target


The Bank of Canada announced that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1.00%.   The expectation is that all major financial institutions will hold their prime lending rate at 3.00%, All variable rate mortgages, variable rate credit cards, and line of credit products are linked to prime rate.  Fixed rate mortgages are not directly affected by today’s announcement.   The Bank of Canada's next scheduled overnight rate announcement:  October 25, .. Read More


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Toronto Real Estate Market Slips


Greater Toronto Realtors reported 6,266 transactions through the Toronto MLS® system in February 2011. This result was 14 per cent lower than the record sales reported in February 2010. But the average selling price was up and February 2011 sales were 50% higher than the number reported in February 2009 during the recession and slightly higher than the average February sales over the previous ten years. “Continued improvement in the GTA economy, including growth .. Read More


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Ontario housing starts up 29


ntario housing starts grew for the third consecutive month in February. Ontario’s seasonally adjusted and annualized home starts hit 62,000 units, up from 48,400 in January, or a 29 per cent increase.Multi family construction, which includes condos, row houses and town homes, was the biggest driver. But single detached housing also edged higher, posting better than expected activity. “Ontario new home starts activity has exhibited a seesaw pattern in recent months suggesting the downtrend .. Read More


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Toronto Life says:


The main incentive for selling your own home is, of course, to avoid paying the real estate agent’s fees, which can be enormous, usually amounting to five per cent of the value of your biggest asset. A DIY seller of a $431,000 house (the average house price in Toronto in 2010) would save $24,350 (including HST). You could buy a new car for that. Even if your buyer uses an agent, which most buyers .. Read More


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Toronto sales down, average price up


Greater Toronto Realtors reported 4,138 sales during the first two weeks of March 2011 – a five per cent decrease compared to the first two weeks of March 2010. The number of new listings also dipped – down by 15 per cent compared to the same period last year. "A positive economic outlook for the Greater Toronto Area, including steady growth in jobs and incomes, has kept households confident in their ability to purchase .. Read More


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Canadian home prices rise 8.8


The Canadian real estate market continued its slowdown in February, with the number of homes sold declining 1.6 per cent compared to the previous month and dropping 5.9 per cent from a year ago. The sales drop was the smallest year-over-year decline in nine months, the Canadian Real Estate Association said, but it underscores the market returning to a more balanced level from the highs it experienced through the early part of 2010. "Most .. Read More


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