Tuesday, June 15, 2021 / by Sushma Khinvasara
Start with why?
Simon Sinek, former COO for Yahoo, wrote a great book, Start With Why. In it he shares his bold goal to build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work. You can call it a movement to inspire people to do what inspires them
This got me thinking about WHY we do the things we do each day. Any person or organization can explain what they do; some can explain how they are different or better; but very few can clearly articulate why. Why is not about money or profit – those are results. Why is the thing that inspires us and those around us? From Martin Luther King Jr. to Steve Jobs to the Wright Brothers, Start with Why shows that the leaders who inspire all think, act and communicate in the exact same way – and it's the complete opposite of what everyone else does.
Starting with WHY I think is more about your belief in something. I was talking to daughter of one of my clients and she was telling me abouF ...
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 / by Sushma Khinvasara
You guessed it right. June is Donald Trump's Birthday Month. BUT why would I mention this to YOU? Well, since you have been kind enough to be a part of our business, I wanted to take the opportunity to give YOU a gift on Donald Trump's birthday. I am sure Mr. Trump doesn't mind. He seems to have plenty of stuff, so I'd like to celebrate his birthday by giving you (and those you know), TWO very special gifts! Yes, TWO gifts.
Gift #1 is my lifetime home sale guarantee. Your Home Sold, Guaranteed, at Your Price or I'll Buy It.
Yes, this is the guarantee I am most famous for. And you will know that whether it's a super awesome real estate market or a housing recession, I have not wavered from this guarantee. The peace of mind from a guarantee like this is a fantastic gift. I can think of none better. My team and I are committed to results. In fact, Results Oriented is one of our core values. For more than 30 years people have been coming to us when they want their home sold, at theirF ...
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 / by Sushma Khinvasara
Do you remember how the housing market was a year ago? It was the first full month of the COVID-19 pandemic and the number of properties sold suffered terribly at just 2,957. Sales for April this year showed remarkable recovery as it increased by 362% with 13,663 homes sold. However, if we compare April sales to the first three months of the year marked by intense market of soaring prices, limited supplies and bidding wars, Toronto's raging house market showed its first signs of cooling down in the month of April.
Home sales in April dropped by 19.7% compared to previous month's record of 13,406. The same goes for the average selling price with a slight decline of 3.6% from last month's 1.08 million. Total number of new listings reported soared up to 237% in a year-over-year basis, but decreased on month-over-month.
According to TRREB President Lisa Patel, "It makes sense that we had a pullback in market activity compared to March. We've experienced a torrid pace of home sales si ...
Friday, April 30, 2021 / by Sushma Khinvasara
Through the years, there were speculations of Canada's housing market being in a bubble and how it's going to pop anytime. These talks are more common now in the midst of a global pandemic wherein there were many movements taking place in the market. So it's only understandable for those considering to enter the market to ask the question "Are we in a real estate bubble and is it going to pop?"
The simplest answer to those questions is, nobody can say for sure. Rather than conclude if the housing market is indeed in a bubble, we do well to observe carefully first what is happening in the market. For instance, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) predicted last spring that there would be a potential 18% drop in home prices compared to levels before the pandemic. This prediction turned out wrong as Canadian average home prices surged by 22.8 percent year-over-year in January.
Former CMHC President and Chief Executive Officer Evan Siddall wrote in one of his tweets tham ...
Thursday, April 29, 2021 / by Sushma Khinvasara
Do you think it's necessary to spend a big amount of money to make your house look expensive? Or is it possible to decorate and update your house at a low cost? With just a little bit of love and attention to details, you can make your house looking expensive and stylish.
Here are 7 tips to make your house look expensive.
1. Go for neutral colors
For a more polished look, choose from neutral colours for your wall like shades of light grey or classic white. If you already have neutral colours for furniture, then you may consider adding bold colours to the wall and partner it with some accessories of the same shade. If you are considering adding a fresh coat of paint for your kitchen cabinets, darker tones can help achieve a high-end look for your kitchen.
2. Update hardware and fixtures
It's possible to do just minor updates for your kitchen and bathroom to make it look expensive. For example, you can replace old knobs, handles, drawer pulls and old switches with chrome om ...