Realtors working for homeowners. REM. November 2022

By: The Battle Real Estate Team

Realtors working for homeowners. REM. November 2022

Tags: REAL ESTATE

When it comes to lobbying for change at Queen’s Park, nothing happens by chance. It takes years of hard work, smart strategy, excellent research, and many resources. The return on the investment that good government relations can deliver is huge, and the last seven years of advocacy at the Ontario legislature have proven it. In 2016, the OREA Board of Directors decided to become more active...Read More

The correction. CTV News. July 2022

By: The Battle Real Estate Team

The correction. CTV News. July 2022

Tags: Real Estate

A "historic" housing correction is now underway in Canada and costlier markets in Ontario and British Columbia are likely to be the "epicentre" of the downturn, a new report from RBC suggests. Greater Toronto Area housing prices soared during the pandemic and were up nearly 36 per cent year-over-year as recently as February. But the Bank of Canada’s ...Read More

Canadian Real Estate Expected To See A “Historic Correction,” Biggest Drop Ever: RBC

By: The Battle Real Estate Team

Canadian Real Estate Expected To See A “Historic Correction,” Biggest Drop Ever: RBC

Tags: Real Estate

Canada’s largest bank sees the country’s real estate bubble popping like no other. Last week we explained RBC is getting ready to revise its forecast lower, and they made it official today. The bank explained to investors the correction will be larger than previously expected. They’re now forecasting the largest downturn in history for both sales and price. No reason to panic tho...Read More

Is it possible to avoid hefty land transfer costs?

By: Real Estate Wealth. July 2022

Is it possible to avoid hefty land transfer costs?

Tags: Land transfer tax

In our current market, with homes as expensive as they are, many people want to save a buck when buying their homes. Beyond just a high purchase price, numerous closing costs can often catch a buyer by surprise. Though you can't change the purchase price much besides what you offer, you may have more control to reduce your closing costs.     One major component of closing cos...Read More

‘Craziness is gone’: Toronto sellers need to grasp that they missed the market peak

By: The Battle Real Estate Team

‘Craziness is gone’: Toronto sellers need to grasp that they missed the market peak

Tags: Homes in Toronto, GTA Real Estate

Toronto home sellers need to adjust their expectations, say realtors, as higher interest rates and changing consumer expectations have dampened the market. Real estate agent Leslie Battle has a frank message for sellers who wonder if they missed the Toronto market peak. “Yes you did. I’m sorry, but you did. There’s just no other way to say this.” Real estate agen...Read More

Shoutout to Home Sellers: This is What to Expect in a Balanced or Buyers’ Market

By: The Battle Real Estate Team

Shoutout to Home Sellers: This is What to Expect in a Balanced or Buyers’ Market

Tags: Home Seller, Buyers Market

The Best Places to Buy Real Estate in Canada in 2022  Strategies to Sell in Today’s Market This change in the market does not mean that you won’t get a favourable price if you do decide to sell. However, it does mean that many sellers have to shift their strategy following years of having the upper hand in the real estate market. Price Your Home Based on its Actual Value In the p...Read More

2022 home price forecast increased after exceptionally strong first quarter

By: The Battle Real Estate Team

2022 home price forecast increased after exceptionally strong first quarter

Tags: Real Estate

  Royal LePage has increased its 2022 forecast following record price gains in the first quarter of 2022. The aggregate price of a home in Canada is expected to be 15% higher in the fourth quarter of this year compared to the end of 2021, following a supercharged start to the year. As we enter the spring market, buyer hopefuls continue to be challenged by tight competition, due to a chronic ...Read More

What’s up for the 2022 real estate market?

By: The Battle Real Estate Team

What’s up for the 2022 real estate market?

Tags: Canadian Real Estate Wealth. March 2022

After a hectic two years, in both real estate and the world at large, we have made it 2022 and it seems we are now entering yet another new phase. Though the world is slowly returning to normal, those paying attention to the real estate market are left wondering – what exactly does “normal” look like? How will things play out following the unprecedented market conditions of the l...Read More

Who exactly are the disrupters in our industry?

By: The Battle Real Estate Team

Who exactly are the disrupters in our industry?

Tags: Barry Lebow. Real Estate Wealth Magazine. Feb 2022

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Home Office Rebate. RLP. March 2022

By: The Battle Real Estate Team

Home Office Rebate. RLP. March 2022

Tags: Home Office Rebate. RLP. March 2022

The percentage of Canada’s labour force that works mostly from home has increased nearly eightfold since the spring of 2020.1 If you belong to this group of people, you’ve likely noticed that while you are spending far less money on transportation costs, your monthly bills have increased. Spending an additional eight to 12 hours per day at home – with the lights on, heat up,...Read More

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