Factors to Consider When Preparing to Downsize

By: Mitchell Saldanha Real Estate Team

Factors to Consider When Preparing to Downsize

Tags: HOW TO DOWNSIZE YOUR HOME, PREPARING TO DOWNSIZE, DOWNSIZING IN THE GTA, GTA REAL ESTATE, RELOCATING

Have all or most of your children moved out of the house, and retirement is looming, prompting you to consider downsizing? When kids leave the nest, for some, downsizing just seems like the natural thing to do as the abundance of space is not a necessity anymore. Although downsizing may not always be a good thing, it can be because it allows you to pay less for your home and have fewer rooms to cl...Read More

Some Fall Family Fun in the GTA

By: Mitchell Saldanha Real Estate Team

Some Fall Family Fun in the GTA

Tags: THINGS TO DO THIS FALL, FALL 2021 ACTIVITIES, GTA FALL EVENTS

With the arrival of the cool fall breeze fast approaching, it's nearly time to pack away all the summer clothes and activities. Even if some of us don't want this hot summer to ever leave, the months of September and October provide a plethora of exciting fall activities. Below are our top six suggestions for fall family fun in the Greater Toronto Area.   1.     Go Appl...Read More

By: Mitchell Saldanha Real Estate Team

Alternative Financing and What You Should Know

Tags: Alternative Financing, alternative lending, lender, mortgage, interest rate

  When conventional lenders (such as banks or credit unions) deny mortgage financing, it can be easy to feel discouraged. However, it is important to remember that there is always an alternative!  If you’re seeking a mortgage, but your credit score is damaged in some way and big institutions won’t lend you the money, you’ll find yourself in what’s commonly refe...Read More

Saying Goodbye to Your Old Home

By: Mitchell Saldanha Real Estate Team

Saying Goodbye to Your Old Home

Tags: Saying goodbye to your home, tips when moving, GTA real estate

If you’ve ever moved, you know how exciting it can be to get settled into the new space. With that being said, for many people saying goodbye to your old home and all the memories attached to it, isn’t very easy.   However, below are a few things you can do to bid your old home a proper farewell.   Snap Some Pictures of It - Before you pack everything and line the hallways wi...Read More

10 Minute Tricks to Freshen Up Your Home

By: Mitchell Saldanha Real Estate Team

10 Minute Tricks to Freshen Up Your Home

Tags: Tips to freshen up home, GTA HOMEOWNERS, GTA REAL ESTATE

You may spend hours online admiring gorgeous homes and DIY projects, but when it comes to your place, it seems there is never enough time or energy to get your projects done. While this may not be enough to persuade you to do the flooring or paint work you've been considering, these tips and methods just take 10 minutes and can instantly freshen up your space and give it a whole new look. R...Read More

Should You Refinance

By: Mitchell Saldanha Real Estate Team

Should You Refinance

Tags: Refinance, COVID-19, Mortgage, Real Estate, Home, HELOC

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a literal world of trouble, affecting both household finances and the global economy. During the crisis, many are considering refinancing their mortgages. Whether you should refinance during the coronavirus pandemic is a question best answered with a professional who can walk you through all of your options and personal circumstances. Speaking to a mortgage broker...Read More

Essential Items Everyone Should Have For Their Entryway

By: Mitchell Saldanha Real Estate Team

Essential Items Everyone Should Have For Their Entryway

Tags: GTA HOME SELLERS, SELLING TIPS, MUST HAVE, REAL ESTATE

As soon as you walk in the front door, the first statement about your home is made by your entryway. It is often difficult to determine what can be done within an entryway because of its odd shape or lack of space. Regardless of the space your entryway has, there are some things you can do to make your entryway fit your needs and make a statement for anyone who walks in the door. Coat Rack When f...Read More

5 Tips for Sellers Who Own Pets

By: Mitchell Saldanha Real Estate Team

5 Tips for Sellers Who Own Pets

Tags: GTA HOMEOWNERS, GTA REAL ESTATE, SELLING YOUR HOME WITH PETS, SELLING TIPS

Selling your home is stressful enough but selling one when you have pets can be even more stressful. You probably ask yourself many questions about how will showings work when you have a pet - Do I move the pets out of the house? How do I hide toys and food dishes? Is the odour as bad as the commercials make it seem? Common advice we often give people who are selling their home with pets is to min...Read More

The Benefit of Rate Holds

By: Mitchell Saldanha Real Estate Team

The Benefit of Rate Holds

Tags: real estate, rate hold

The term “rate hold” may be something you are familiar with if you have worked with me in the past. If not, it is a term that all prospective buyers should know! A rate hold is offered by the majority of lenders to clients who are purchasing a new home and need a mortgage. The purpose of the rate hold is to secure the interest rate on your mortgage application for a certain time perio...Read More

Why You Should Hire a Local Real Estate Agent

By: Mitchell Saldanha Real Estate Team

Why You Should Hire a Local Real Estate Agent

Tags: Realtor, Brampton homes for sale, selling a home, realtor near me, real estate agent near me

It is a fact that more than 8 out of 10 real estate transactions occur with the help of a real estate agent or real estate broker and for that, there is a good reason for this statistic. A real estate professional, especially a local realtor, is going to be intimately familiar with the home buying and home selling process. Realtors are highly experienced with marketing homes, as well as what is ne...Read More