Tuesday, November 13, 2018

213 Gwendolyn St., Check out my Newest Pickering Listing

Check out my latest Showstopper right in the heart of Pickering !!!  This fabulous 4+1 Bedroom Home in the desirable neighbourhood of Rougemount is ready to call your own !!!  Featuring new garage door, front door, eaves, soffit, windows, renovated both inside and out !!!  Over $300K in upgrades.  This one is a must see !

If you are looking for your Dream Home in Pickering, your search is over.  For more information contact Michelle Makos, Royal Heritage Realty at 416-300-3004 or go to www.HouseHunting-Durham.com and see more information.

This property can be yours for $1,249,000... CALL TODAY !!!

Friday, November 2, 2018

9 Colleridge St., Ajax Home For Sale - NEW PRICE

9 Colleridge St., Ajax

Tribute Built 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Brick Beauty !
Are you looking to more to northeast Ajax?  This fabulous home just hit the market.  Features main floor hardwood, new roof, Stainless Steel Appliances, Huge Master w/Ensuite, Close to schools and transit.  Relax by the fireplace on a cold winters evening.  Enjoy the privacy of your own fenced backyard.  Unspoiled basement and more.  

To book a private showing, call Michelle Makos @ Royal Heritage Realty Ltd., 416-300-3004.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

23 Sealstone Terrace, Scarborough - SOLD

Coming to MLS Tuesday October 9th.  A real charm !  Beautifully maintained by its original owner.  Pride of Ownership throughout.  Corner Lot w. Hardwood floors throughout (even under broadloom).  This is a forever home any young couple or family !

Thursday, September 20, 2018

28 Bradford Court, Whitby - SOLD

Don't miss this beautiful 4 Bdrm Brick Family Home in Whitby on a quiet family court.  Walk Out Basement with Ravine lot !  No Neighbours Behind !!  Soaring ceilings, grand foyer, double car garage with access to the home, open concept w/hardwood floors and meticulously maintained.

To book a private showing, call Michelle Makos, Royal Heritage Realty Ltd.  416-300-3004.  This home is worth checking out !!! 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

117 Brookbanks Drive - SOLD

Fabulous 4+1 Executive Home in a Highly Sought After Neighbourhood.  Open Concept Living/Dining Area with Gorgeous Gas Fireplace Stone Wall and W/O to Lush Landscaping and Privacy.  Main Floor Den/Office w/B/I Desk, Finished Bsmt w/ B/I Bar and Electric Fireplace.  I/G Sprinkler System, Security System and Mud Rm w/Direct Access to 2 Car Garage.  Great Curb Appeal.

For a private showing call Michelle Makos, Royal Heritage Realty Ltd., at 416-300-3004 or 905-831-2222.... or visit www.117Brookbanks.ca to view the Virtual Tour.

You won't be disappointed !!!!   Priced Competitively at $1,298,000

Monday, April 9, 2018

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Neighbourhood Crimes - FREE REPORT

Hi Everyone,

Recently while showing homes I have had an increase in buyers asking me, is this a good neighbourhood?  I certainly do my best to educate my buyers on the neighbourhood but have found this site to be extremely helpful.  www.CrimeReports.com .

I would highly recommend anyone living in a neighbourhood to check it out once in a while and see what is going on around your home.

Just thought I would share it as I found it quite interesting.  Have a great March Break everyone !!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

77 Andrea Rd., Ajax Home for Sale - $543,811


Don't miss this sweetheart of a DEAL !
3 Bdrm Detached Home, minutes to the Lake.
Finished Basement, Eat In Kitchen and more.

2 TO 4 PM
February 17 & 18th

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Durham Real Estate - The Do's, Don't and Must Know's

Hi Everyone !!

Just reaching out for my February words of wisdom or wishful thinking.. LOL... but here goes.

Market is moving in Durham, albeit slow it is moving.  Best priced homes are selling and those who still refuse to realize the market has definitely shifted and are trying to get more than the last Seller on your street are losing.   Homes need to be priced correctly to sell.   Realtors NOW must show their value !!!   Don't hire someone because they are cheap... or are promising you the moon.  Choose based on valued communication.  A Realtor is an advisor and negotiator.  The Seller is the client.  At the end of the day, Realtors must follow their client's wishes but an educated client on "truths" rather than "wishful thinking" will benefit further by far than a bunch of clouded dreams.

As a Buyer, even with the new financing rules in place, the rates are still low.  Keep in mind they will be going up again.  Waiting isn't going to help... if you want to buy this year.   Bond rates go up and usually interest rates follow.  I think the next hike will be summer time and not before so if you are wanting to buy, get a pre-approval done.  There are so many new builds coming up along Taunton in Durham Region... all these buyers of these homes will need to sell their existing home (or a good majority of them) and if the truth be told, the market has had a big swing since the frenzy of them buying those new builds, so now what do they do???   Can they close???   Can they sell their house for what they thought they would get (Odds are no).... I think we are in for a little bit of collateral damage here in Durham, unless these buyers have tons of cash or no mortgages on their previous home where they can shift some funds.

Another big thing I think we will see make a comeback is Vendor Take Backs... where the Seller is willing to take back a mortgage on their property so the Buyer can close on the deal.   Let's face it, someone who is retiring and bought years ago and has little to no mortgage and are downsizing, probably doesn't need all the money from the sale and can give a 2nd mortgage to the new buyers at a higher than bank rate but it will still get the buyer in the market and the seller will get a monthly cheque... just options.  A lot of Realtors don't even know how these work.   You need to work with agents that have experience and are knowledgeable. 

This past week my son put an offer on a home.   This will be his first home and fingers crossed it will all work out.  We were in multiples and did not pay over asking AND we had conditions.  Don't always be quick to drop all your conditions just because you are in multiples.  That was the case in 2016 and early 2017 but not necessarily the case now unless the comparables prove that this home is considerably undervalued.

I will say I have seen some "gong shows" out there when showing properties with my son.  One was a semi with a so called basement apt.  The agent had no clue what she talking about.   It was a sin that some poor buyer would walk in there and have the wool pulled over their eyes like that.  THAT IS WHY... YOU NEED A REALTOR you can work with that KNOWS the value, knows the questions to ask and is not afraid to speak up.  So what if it awkward .. or calls the agent to task, that is what you want.  Someone who protects YOUR interests.  I was shocked and saddened when I heard some of the responses.   It truly makes our industry look bad when there are agents that don't do their due diligence and educate themselves about the house and the market in the area they are selling.

I am happy to say I did call her out on a few things, she was not happy when we left and she promised to get back to me and never heard from her again.  BUT that home is now sold conditional and I wonder if that Buyer knows what they have bought.  Fingers crossed they do and that they used an agent to assist them that asked the right questions.

All I know is this, people will always either like you or not like you but when I am working with a client, they are my priority.  WE work together as a team.  Whether we are buyers or sellers.   WE make informed decisions.  I show them and back up my information.  They see what I see so they are not making blind decisions.  They are based on FACT.

I also am not writing this to get your business, I am writing this to educate everyone out there the importance of Realtors and there are good and bad in every business.  This is your biggest investment.  TRUST who you work with and KNOW that they are working for YOUR BEST INTEREST... not for a pay cheque.

The January stats will be out this week, probably Monday or Tuesday from TREB and DRAR and I will post them ... keep in mind, if you have any questions about real estate, you can always text, email or call me and I would be happy to answer or assist you.

Happy Super Bowl Sunday !!!!
Direct:  416-300-3004

Monday, November 27, 2017

712 Rossland Rd. E., #1010 - $449,000

Looking to Downsize?   Ready for Condo Living in Whitby?
This is the perfect location and unit, priced to sell !

Spacious 2 Bdrm. Corner Suite W/Solarium In A Mature Building ~ The Connoisseur, At 712 Rossland Rd E, Is A Prestigious Whitby Condo. The Building Features Large Units, Underground Parking, Indoor Pool And A Party Room. Enjoy 1198 Sq. Ft. Featuring Eat In Kitchen, Solarium, Spacious Master W/ Full Ensuite. New Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances. Great Views From All Rooms.
S/S Fridge, S/S Stove, B/I D/W, Over The Range S/S Microwave, Electric Wall Fireplace, All Blinds And Window Coverings, All Existing Light Fixtures, Washer Dryer, Broadloom Where Laid.  For a private showing, contact Michelle Makos at 416-300-3004.