2 Storey Vs 3 Storey. What's the difference?

By: SHAN JAFFREY

2 Storey Vs 3 Storey. What's the difference?

Tags: 2 story, 2 storey, 3 story, 3 storey, townhome, townhouse, detached, semi, single garage, double garage, realtor, real estate, mississauga, milton oakville

Because 3-storey homes are becoming more common than ever before let’s take a look at what makes them different from the conventional 2-storey home. Costs Less to Make The vast majority of 3-storey homes are townhomes. You will find semi-detached and detached homes that are 3 storeys but those are rare. Usually, builders will make 3 storey townhomes. And most 3-storey townhomes do not have ...Read More

Are Condo Townhomes Worth It?

By: SHAN JAFFREY

Are Condo Townhomes Worth It?

Tags: townhomes, condo, amenities, concierge, pool, snow removal, landscaping, party room, gym, billiards, maintenance fee, free-hold, convenience, realtor, real estate, mississauga, oakville, milton

Many a times buyers will avoid condo townhomes (CTH) all together and consider only freehold (FH) homes only because of the monthly maintenance costs that come with CTH. Podiom Condo Townhome First, lets talk about the two types of CTH. One is a structure that is connected to a high-rise condo building allowing the owner access to all off the amenities of that building. This is also known as a po...Read More

Condo Vs Freehold

By: SHAN JAFFREY

Condo Vs Freehold

Tags: condo, condominium, townhome, townhouse, semi detached, detached, bylaw, maintenance fee, structure, landscape, snow removal, realtor, realestate, mississauga, oakville, milton

Many people are not aware of the differences between a condo property and a freehold property. I’m told by clients all the time that they aren’t interested in townhomes because they don’t want to pay a maintenance fee. Then I shock and awe them with the fact that townhomes can be freehold or condo! As a matter of fact, you can have detached and semi-detached homes that are condo ...Read More

Toronto Price Drop vs Price Increase in the Suburbs

By: SHAN JAFFREY

Toronto Price Drop vs Price Increase in the Suburbs

Tags: market, price, average, dip, increase, Toronto, Hamilton, Vaughan, Oshawa, core, relative, connected, realtor, real estate, mississauga, oakville, milton

  Historically speaking, real estate prices have always been the highest in the core of the city. The closer you are to the core the higher increase you’ll experience in the price of your home. Meaning, per square foot, downtown Toronto would have the highest price and the further you go out of the city the lower the price gets. And that’s been the case in most metropolitan citie...Read More

Two Things You Must Do When Building A Basement Apartment

By: SHAN JAFFREY

Two Things You Must Do When Building A Basement Apartment

Tags: basement, apartment, den, bedrooms, retrofit, safety, fire hazard, family, piece of mind, legal, permit, income, finance, real estate, realtor, mississauga, milton, oakville

There are many reasons to rent out your basement. The most popular reason being that you get an extra income that can help you pay off your mortgage faster or just help with finances in general. There are two things to keep in mind when you plan to rent out your basement,   First, get the necessary permits and build the basement so that it can be legally rented out. When you do that the tenan...Read More

Basement for Building Memories

By: SHAN JAFFREY

Basement for Building Memories

Tags: basement, rec room, memories, fun, family time, quality time, no tech, no gadgets, no screens, bonding, relationships, growth, love, laugh, team, closer, realtor, real estate, mississauga, oakville, milton

  It is often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Rightly so. That’s where the family spends the most time together, talking, interacting, cooking, etc. Too often though the basement is overlooked as a great place to further enhance that family dynamic of bonding and building memories. Most people will throw in some couches and a tv and make their basements a second living ...Read More

Does More House Make You Happier?

By: SHAN JAFFREY

Does More House Make You Happier?

Tags: bigger house, estate homes, tiny home, condo, town house, semi detached, detached, happiness, peace of mind, comfortable, realtor, real estate, mississauga, milton, oakville

‘There’s no place like home’. ‘Home Sweet Home’. ‘Home is where the heart is’. And etc. A home is different from a simple shelter or living space in that you feel comfortable and you feel like you belong. Many ways to describe that good feeling I’m sure. But, does more house, a bigger living space, mean more happiness?   Study after study has sh...Read More

How to Avoid Buyer Fatigue

By: SHAN JAFFREY

How to Avoid Buyer Fatigue

Tags: buying, selling, fatigue, excitement, chore, wide, narrow, search, showings, viewings, real estate, realtor, mississauga, oakville, milton

Oh, yes, buyer fatigue is very real. It’s when you start dragging your feet when you have to go see a home. You keep seeing homes but nothing clicks and at the same time you really do want to move. So, what gives? There’s a good chance that your search is way too broad and someone else is choosing the homes that you’re seeing. Narrow down your search and only go see homes that me...Read More

Keeping Up With The Joneses?

By: SHAN JAFFREY

Keeping Up With The Joneses?

Tags: peace, move up, downsize, lifestyle, raise, standards, inheritance, stressful, moving, empty nester, planning, excess, keeping up, joneses, downward spiral, realtor, real estate, mississauga, oakville, milton

So, you’ve gotten a huge pay raise. You’ve come into a sizable inheritance. Or you’re an empty nester and have away too much house, more than you need. Are you looking around to see what your peers are doing? This could be subconscious, or maybe it isn’t. But if you base your move up to a bigger home or a move down to a smaller home based on what your friends are doing you ...Read More

When You Don’t Have Time to Maintain Your Lawn

By: SHAN JAFFREY

When You Don’t Have Time to Maintain Your Lawn

Tags: lawn care, maintenance, time, green space, grass, vegetation, flowers, garden, lazy, busy, fun, cost effective, real estate, realtor, mississauga, milton, oakville

I get it. A lot of us absolutely love our greenspace. Our kids love to roll around on the grass, go on missions to dig up dinosaur bones, play all sorts of sports without getting hurt, most of the time. Some of us have gardens and even grow our own vegetables. But with todays busy lifestyle comes a limitation of time. Not everyone has the time to do yard maintenance. Heck, many people have the tim...Read More