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I have listed a new property at 844 Logan CRT in Oshawa.
Stunning Jefferey Built Home Situated On A Mature, Quiet Court With A Custom Built 4 Seasons Sunroom Off The Kitchen Overlooking Your Private Pie Shaped Lot With Pool. A True Backyard Oasis! This Home Has Amazing Curb Appeal With A Private Double Drive And Beautiful Hard Landscaping, Gardens & I/G Sprinkler System. Large Principal Rooms And 4 Spacious Bedrooms. California Shutters On The Main Level, Hardwood & Ceramic Floor,5th Bed. And A Full 3 Piece Bathroom In The Basement...This Is A Must-See Home! See Attachments For More Information.
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I have listed a new property at 1850 Cricket LANE in Pickering.
Must See Home Located In The Highly Sought-After Neighbourhood Of Amberlea. This 4 Bedroom Semi-Detached Home With Finished Bsmnt Shows Pride Of Ownership. Featuring: Spacious Main Floor Layout, W/O To Elevated Deck Overlooking Large Fenced Yard, Direct Access To Single Car Garage, 2 Car Parking In Driveway, 4 Large Bedrooms, Reno'd Main Bath, Kitchen W/Deep Upper Cabinets, Soft Close Doors/Drawers, Stnls Stl Appl, Gas Stove + More
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October Market Stats are in and here is what the headlines are saying....


October home sales down 7%, new listings fell by 34% from last year: Toronto board - Global News


Toronto's housing market shows no signs of cooling down - City News


Another record-setting month n October for Toronto region as average home price surges to $1.2 million - The Star


Toronto home prices soar al,ost 20% as sales near record - Financial Post


Understanding that these stats and headlines are taking a broad look at the overall market, it is important to seek professional guidance when looking at specific areas and neighbourhoods. We have helped many clients navigate this market and acheive their real estate goals. If you have been thinking about making a move and would like a professional to guide you through the process, give us a call.

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I have listed a new property at 1850 Cricket LANE in Pickering.
Coming Soon! Well cared for beautiful 4 bedroom Semi-detached home is located in the Highly Sought After Amberlea Community! Features Include: updated kitchen -, main bath reno - newer windows /patio door w/ walkout to newer deck, of the great room - 2 pc powder room - direct access to the garage - large fenced back yard - newer driveway and roof finished basement and more....... Don't miss out! Call Jim or Ben for more details at 905-434-2022 or text or call direct at 905-409-9967.
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I have listed a new property at 844 Logan CRT in Oshawa.
Gorgeous 4+1 bedroom 2 story home, situated on a court with a private backyard oasis with a custom-built 4 season solarium off the kitchen! This home has great curb appeal with a double drive and beautiful hard landscaping, and gardens with an inground sprinkler system! Reach out for more details call or text Jim at 905-409-9967 or Ben at 905-995-3372 Office 905-434-2022 or online. Check out our Coming Soon Video
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I have listed a new property at 226 Highland AVE in Oshawa.
Attention First Time Buyers, Downsizers & Investors! This Must See 2 Bed/2 Bath Bungalow Is Nestled On A Pristine, Tree Lined Street In Central Oshawa. Offering A Separate Entrance For In-Law Suite/Rental Potential. Large Backyard On A 122.5 Ft Deep Lot. Updated Kitchen With Corian Countertops, Freshly Painted, Main Bath 2019, Hardwood Throughout Main Floor, Hwt 2017 (Owned), Eaves 2020 W/Downspouts & Gutter Guards, Back Deck Trex Composite.
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I have listed a new property at 226 Highland AVE in Oshawa.
This lovely 2 bedroom 2 bathroom bungalow is perfect for a first time buyer, down-sizer or investor. Nestled on a pristine treelined street in Oshawa with a large 40 x 122.5 lot this home offers a separate entrance making it perfect for an in-law or rental suite to be added to the basement. Updates include Kitchen & main bathroom. You won't want to miss this opportunity, call today for more information and to book a private tour.
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Are you thinking about retirement? Are your friends relocating?
Should you remodel your home or sell and buy a new home?
 
Looking to downsize into a home that provides easy mobility and is easier to maintain as we age?
Is there Easy access to Healthcare?
 
These are great questions. We believe in the power of information to help our clients make good decisions that work for them.
 
We have helped clients sell their Homes and Relocate to a Community that works for them and offers Lifestyle opportunities that they were looking for, such as boating, golfing, biking trails, recreational facilities, and much more.
Have a few questions about relocating?

Call or text us - 905-409-9967.
 
We are here to answer your questions!
What price will I get for my home in today’s market?
How long will it take to sell my home?
What will it cost to sell my home?
What are homes selling for outside of the GTA and Durham Region?
 
Visit http://athomesandcottages.com to view current listings for homes and cottages for sale
 
 
 
 
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The housing market has remained hot and with a lack of inventory and new buyers entering the market every day, it's showing no signs of slowing down. It's with that in mind that we wanted to share these 4 keys to success when buying a home in a competitive market.


If you're considering buying a home right now here are 4 things you must do to have success.


1. Get properly Pre-qualified.


You've heard this a thousand times for a reason. Meet with your #mortgagebroker or bank and get properly prequalified so you can buy with confidence. Knowing what you can afford is critical with housing prices rising as they have over the past 2 years. Looking for an option? Try our friend Barry at completemortgages.ca.


2. Don't get caught in the trap of evaluating homes based on List Price.


These days List Price is every bit a marketing tool as social media is. In the Durham Region homes often sell for between 10-30% over the list price. This is why you need a qualified Realtor© to help you properly evaluate homes you're interested in.


This segues nicely to our next point.


3. Set your expectations


Set your expectations by evaluating what homes like the ones you're interested in have already sold for recently. Your Realtor© can help a lot here by providing a reliable list of previous sales and advising you on how to focus your search to get the best results. Sites like HouseSigma also provide sold prices. Just don't confuse their estimates for sold prices.


4. Understand the risks.


We never advise our clients to buy without conditions. Having the ability to add financing or inspections conditions can be invaluable when buying a resale home. At the same time, many if not most homes are selling firm in this market (meaning no conditions in a buyer's offer). This puts more pressure on you as the buyer to go in firm to be more competitive. You need to be comfortable with the risks if you choose to go that route. Speak to your Reator© and your lender before you make the decision to go in firm so you understand the risks involved and you can make an informed decision.


Bonus Tips - Deposits are key


5. Increase your deposit


These days with so many buyers competing for homes a deposit that is 5% of the purchase price is fairly standard and in fact expected by most sellers. One way to stand out with a prospective seller is to increase your deposit beyond that 5%. Your deposit is collateral on the deal so having a larger deposit shows the seller you're committed to closing. That can make all the difference when a seller is evaluating close offers. Keep in mind if you can't close the transaction you could lose your deposit. Like we mentioned in point number 4, understanding the risks is critical.


6. Make your deposit Herewith


When you submit your offer you can include your deposit "Upon Acceptance" (delivered within 24 hours of acceptance) or "Herewith" (presented with your offer). Including your deposit with your offer can make your offer stand out and show the seller you're committed to closing the deal. That said if your offer is not accepted you just went to the effort and cost of getting a bank draft for nothing.


Have a question about buying in the current market? Connect with us by calling 905-434-2022 or email us at bstantonrealtor@gmail.com.


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It continues to be a strong seller's market with low inventory and very high demand across Durham Region.

If you are thinking of making a move, send us a msg or give us a call and we can give you more in-depth information on the market condition in your area and discuss your options.
@SELLWITHSTANTON  @JIM Stanton and Associates - Jim Stanton - Real Estate & Mortgage Broker

REAL GOOD REAL ESTATE ADVICE
☎ 905-434-2022 or text 905-409-9967
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#Justsold
⚡Congratulations to our sellers!

We have a website that is designed strictly for bungalows - bungalowden.com - and through this site and our other marketing strategies, we are able to get 1000's of eyes on our bungalow listings before they even hit the market. As a result, we consistently sell our listings quickly and at exceptional prices!
Sell your home with confidence knowing you have an amazing team on your side!
Connect with us by calling ☎ 905-434-2022 or text 905-409-9967
bstantonrealtor@gmail.com  -  jimstantonrealtor@gmail.com

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I have listed a new property at 269 Central Park BLVD S in Oshawa.
Must See! 3 Bedroom Home With A Non-Retrofit In-Law Suite! Great For Extended Family! Enjoy Your Backyard Oasis, Which Includes An Inground Pool, Hottub / Entertainment Area, And An Open-Air Covered Retreat. There Is A Change Room And Shed For Storage! The Main Floor Features An Open Concept With A Large Kitchen And A Great Room. There Is A Walkout From The Kitchen To The Entertainment Area With Access To The Pool. Hardwood Floors, Large Entry Vestibule
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I have listed a new property at 94 Farewell ST in Oshawa.
Opportunity Knocks! Legal Duplex! Purchase Your New Home With Income Potential To Help Pay The Mortgage Or A Great Opportunity For An Investor! 3+2 Bedroom Legal Duplex Bungalow With A Detached Garage. Situated On A Large 60 X 140 Feet Mature Lot In A Great Location, Overlooking Knights Of Columbus Park And Harmony Creek Walking Trails At Your Doorstep. Parking For 6 Vehicles Vinyl Flooring On Main Floor, Freshly Painted.
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I have listed a new property at 209 52 Harvey Johnston WAY in Whitby.
Rarely Offered Condo In The Heart Of Brooklin! Enjoy The Spacious Layout In This 1+1 Bedroom Condo With Parking. Large Kitchen With Granite Countertops, Ss Appliances, Pantry & Breakfast Bar Overlooking The Living Room. Great Size Den Perfect For An Office, Formal Dining Room Or Even A 2nd Bedroom. Primary Bedroom Has A Walk-In Closet. Relax On Your Nice Size Balcony. Walk To Everything: Downtown, Parks, Restaurants, Groceries, Shopping & Easy Access To 407
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I have listed a new property at 209 52 Harvey Johnston WAY in Whitby.
Coming Soon to Trreb MLS! Rarely Offered Condo In The Heart Of Brooklin! Enjoy The Spacious Layout In This 1+1 Bedroom Condo With Parking. Large Kitchen With Granite Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances, Pantry & Breakfast Bar Overlooking The Living Room. Great Size Den Perfect For An Office, Formal Dining Room, or Even a 2nd Bedroom. Primary Bedroom Has A Walk-In Closet. Relax on Your Nice Size Balcony. Walk To Everything: Downtown, Parks, Restaurants, Groceries, Shopping and Easy Access to Transit and Hwy 407. Book Your Private Viewing Today,.
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