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What People Look for in Their Homes Now vs 10 Years Ago

By: Jeff Ham & Christy D'Oliveira

What People Look for in Their Homes Now vs 10 Years Ago

Tags: What People Look for in Their Homes Now vs 10 Years Ago

When it comes to shopping for a home, we know that in the last 16 months especially, the needs of prospective buyers have changed dramatically. But what about changes in what draws someone to a home in 2021 compared to 2011? Here are 7 features that have made their way to the top of the list of those shopping for a home, that were not necessarily as far up ten years ago. Energy Efficiency Over t...Read More

Our Top 5 Tips for Preparing to List Your Home

By: Jeff Ham & Christy D'Oliveira

Our Top 5 Tips for Preparing to List Your Home

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Everyone selling their home has the same goal, and that is to have your home sell for a decent profit, and as quickly as possible. However, before the ‘For Sale’ sign hits your lawn, there are several steps to take to ensure that all you are organized, and your house is at its best prior to listing. It’s crucial to put in the work ahead of listing your home, as these preparations...Read More

Listing Your Home This Summer – Real Estate Summer 2021 Update

By: Jeff Ham & Christy D'Oliveira

Listing Your Home This Summer – Real Estate Summer 2021 Update

Tags: Listing Your Home This Summer – Real Estate Summer 2021 Update

One of the consistent hot topics across the GTA this past year has certainly been the real estate market and the unprecedented upswing in housing demand. We all know this can’t last forever, and because of that, those who have not yet made any formal plans to purchase a home are keeping a close eye on any changes. So, with that, we at Jeff Ham Team - The Fresh Approach are here to give you y...Read More

Buying a Fixer-Upper - Is It Worth It?

By: Jeff Ham & Christy D'Oliveira

Buying a Fixer-Upper - Is It Worth It?

Tags: Buying a Fixer-Upper - Is It Worth It? Pros and cons

Fixer-Upper homes have become a hot commodity in the real estate market, especially through the pandemic when the real estate market has been breaking every record imaginable. That said, the pandemic (thankfully) is not going to last forever. So, is buying that fixer-upper home still worth it? The answer is dependent on your situation. Today we’re going to take you through a few of the pros ...Read More

Income Properties - How to Get into Being a Landlord

By: Jeff Ham & Christy D'Oliveira

Income Properties - How to Get into Being a Landlord

Tags: Income Properties, Landlord, Real Estate

Are you dreaming of all the investment opportunities purchasing an income-producing property could provide you with? Becoming a landlord is hard work, but it is a great way to generate wealth and have a strong asset for financial security both now and in the future. If you are passionate about going this route, but maybe feel overwhelmed with the amount of time and energy it takes, getting a prope...Read More

Neighbourhood Spotlight: Halton Hills

By: Jeff Ham & Christy D'Oliveira

Neighbourhood Spotlight: Halton Hills

Tags: Halton Hills, Real Estate, Neighbourhood, Spotlight

A hidden gem area that often gets overlooked is the charming town of Halton Hills, which has everything you could want from a big city, packaged in just under 280km of a charismatic community a short 40km west of Toronto. This picturesque town ranked #3 in the top ten cities to relocate within the GTA. Halton Hills has all the basic boxes checked that most prospective homeowners of all ages look f...Read More

Neighbourhood Spotlight: Milton

By: Jeff Ham & Christy D'Oliveira

Neighbourhood Spotlight: Milton

Tags: REAL ESTATE, INVESTING, GTA, CONDO, MAKRET

What makes a city a great place to live? Well, things like affordability, good weather, amenities, activities, safety and accessibility are all to be considered. While it can be difficult to find a location that ticks all of the boxes, Milton Ontario comes pretty close to being perfect! The town is attracting all demographics; families, singles, retirees, and young professionals. It’s got so...Read More

How Technology Can Reshape the Real Estate Market

By: Jeff Ham & Christy D'Oliveira

How Technology Can Reshape the Real Estate Market

Tags: REAL ESTATE, INVESTING, GTA, CONDO, MAKRET

It’s no secret that technology plays a significant role in our day-to-day lives, both professionally and personally. Both digital and physical technological advances have significantly improved our ability to communicate with our clients and allowed us to increase our efficiency. In recent years, there has been growing conversation about how technology has “disrupted” the real es...Read More

Where to Invest Right Now – GTA/Toronto Condo Market

By: Jeff Ham & Christy D'Oliveira

Where to Invest Right Now – GTA/Toronto Condo Market

Tags: real estate, investing, gta, condo, makret

  We understand the seemingly gravitational pull one experiences to move to the downtown core of the city. With its flashing lights, unbeatable nightlife, beautiful towering condos that glisten in the sun, and its wealth of quirky artistic pockets scattered across the city. However, the reality is that the city is expanding! The suburbs of the GTA region are currently experiencing a real est...Read More

What to Consider When Buying a Historic Home

By: Jeff Ham & Christy D'Oliveira

What to Consider When Buying a Historic Home

Tags: real estate, home, homeowner, home buyer

Historic homes are filled with beauty and charm from the inside out. As a homeowner, it’s a chance to own a piece of history within the city you call home. But it’s also a multi-layered investment with a number of considerations you should be aware of as you make your decision.   First, some of the pros. As previously mentioned, historic homes are uniquely beautiful and hold an ap...Read More