mississauga mls listings: Pros and Cons of Solar Energy - 05/08/18 07:24 AM
Pros and Cons of Solar Energy
With the rising costs of hydro and gas, many consumers are turning to solar energy to heat their homes. Solar energy is technology that is used to capture the sun's energy and make it useable. As I drive around the neighbourhood I am seeing them pop up in greater frequency.  At some cases, you can get paid for using solar energy, but that is something that would need to be investigated to see if any qualifications are necessary.
Pros and Cons of Solar Energy
Solar technology continues to advance. The latest, greatest thing to … (3 comments)

mississauga mls listings: Professional Trust Is A Process.. Not A State - 05/04/18 06:51 PM
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU WORK WITH ME
 
THE AGENT WHO PUTS YOUR FIRST
As a consumer, just like you, I look for value when seeking the services of a professional. Whether its a car dealership getting my car serviced, or a lawn service to care for my lawn. I go out of my way to go to a particular car dealership because they always wash my car inside and out at no extra charge. They provide little “unexpected extras” which makes me feel special, and that I am important to them.
The same applies to hiring a real estate agent and that’s what … (10 comments)

mississauga mls listings: PRE-LIST HOME INSPECTION CAN FACILITATE A QUICKER SALE - 04/23/18 05:54 AM
MANY SELLERS ARE NOW HAVING A PRE-LIST HOME INSPECTION
 
Having a home inspection done before listing can often result in a quicker sale. Buyers and Sellers are becoming more educated about buying and selling . Thanks to the internet we now have information available at our fingertips with the click of a button.
When I first got into real estate back in 1987, house inspections were not performed often but have become an essential part of most transactions now and most offer now contain a condition upon the inspection of the property.
Having a pre-list inspection serves two functions.
The Seller can identify any … (4 comments)

mississauga mls listings: BUY OR RENT? WHAT IS THE BEST CHOICE AT THIS STAGE OF YOUR LIFE? - 04/22/18 08:38 AM
WHAT IS THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOU AT THIS STAGE OF YOUR LIFE? 
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BUYING
 
There are additional costs you should budget for when purchasing a home:
Land Transfer Tax Moving Costs Legal Fees Home Insurance Home Inspection Repairs and Maintenance Title Insurance Consider the operatings costs of owning a home:  property taxes, mortgage payments, maintenance, hydro and heating.
You are able to borrow a maximum of $25,000, tax free from your RRSP to put towarads purchasing your home under the Home Buyer's Plan.  To participate in the HBP, you must need the following conditions:
You must be a Canadian … (4 comments)

mississauga mls listings: Additional Expenses to Include In Your Budget - 04/11/18 06:30 AM
SOME ADDITIONAL EXPENSES TO INCLUDE IN YOUR BUDGETBuying a home can be a very emotional event... and it can be very stressful ...  and in the excitement of the process, it's all too easy to forget the additional costs involved in any transaction of buying a home.  Keep in the mind that buying a home is one of the largest financial investments you will probably make and planning and budgeting for it is essential.  Talk with your agent and find out about them, and budget for them in the home buying process.
A Few Additional Costs You May Incur to Include In … (12 comments)

mississauga mls listings: TORONTO AREA FEBRUARY STATS - 03/06/18 06:59 AM
 
Market Watch
GTA REALTORS® Release February Stats
March 6, 2018 -- Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,175 residential transactions through TREB's MLS® System in February 2018. This result
The number of new listings entered into TREB's MLS® System totaled 10,520, a 7.3 per cent increase compared to the 9,801 new listings entered in February 2017. However, the level of new listings remained below the average for the month of February for the previous 10 years.
"When TREB released its Outlook for 2018, the forecast anticipated a slow start to the year compared to the historically … (1 comments)

mississauga mls listings: CREATE A FREE FEATURE SHEET ONLINE - HERE'S WHERE - 02/22/18 05:54 AM
CREATE FREE REAL ESTATE FEATURE SHEETS
 
I came across this site and thought I would share it with you.
If you're looking for a FREE online site where you can make great looking Feature Sheets with several templates available, try this:
https://www.canva.com/create/flyers/real-estate-flyers/
I created a Feature Sheet (one sided) in 10 minutes, submited it via email to Staples Printing Centre.  I had 30 copies made on #80 lb. semi gloss paper all for $19.00... (CAD)
 
Here's what it looked like.  
 
 
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mississauga mls listings: FRESH HOMEMADE BREAD... HOW TO MAKE IT.. ITS REALLY SO EASY - 02/10/18 07:34 AM
THE AROMA OF FRESH HOMEMADE BREAD... 
 
As a follow up to my recent post about Pizza making, here is the video I made on how to make fresh homemade bread.  I actually go through the steps on dough making in this video, but the same steps apply to the Pizza dough.
 
This is the base recipe for white bread, but you can easily add other ingredients such as grains, oats, flax etc., or garlic for a wonderfully fragrant garlic bread.
 
You can see just how easy it is to make.. the actual "work" takes about 5 minues, the rest of the time is waiting … (5 comments)

mississauga mls listings: PLANNING IS KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL OPEN HOUSE - 02/08/18 06:01 AM
TIPS ON HAVING A SUCCESSFUL OPEN HOUSE There are many opinions from agents on the worth of conducting open houses. Some believe it is a waste of time, others feel it is a worthwhile exercise. I suspect those that feel it is a waste of time aren't taking the necessary steps in preparation to have a successful one, or going in with a positive mindset.Of course, it is up to the Seller if they request that you conduct one... and I almost always recommend at least one public one, in addition to one for agents.  The main objective for having an open house … (6 comments)

mississauga mls listings: SELECTING THE RIGHT AGENT.. YOUR FIRST IMPORTANT DECISION - 02/07/18 06:02 PM
SELECTING THE RIGHT AGENT 
WHY SELL WITH ME?     
There’s no doubt about it. Your real estate agent has a huge impact on whether or not your home sells quickly, how much you get for your property, and your experience throughout the process.
So you’d be smart to ask, “Why should I sell with you?”
The best way for me to answer that is in a Personal Consultation meeting. I will meet you at your home, explain how I work with clients, and give you an initial idea of what to expect in terms of selling price and timing. This meeting … (4 comments)

mississauga mls listings: THE HOME SHOPPING PROCESS - HOW I MAKE IT A GREAT EXPERIENCE - 02/06/18 05:29 PM
Viewing HomesThe Home Shopping ProcessAs your real estate agent, my most important job is to make the home shopping process pleasant and rewarding for you.
I do that in a number of ways.
I regularly recommend properties for viewing that closely match your needs and wants, and are within your price range. That spares you the frustration of visiting homes that aren’t suitable.
I make sure you don’t miss opportunities. When a desirable property suddenly comes on the market, you’re alerted.
I help you schedule viewings that fit your schedule, so there’s little if any inconvenience for you.
 
Before you view a property, I provide you … (5 comments)

mississauga mls listings: 10 Good Reasons New Homes Need Home Inspections - 02/03/18 07:31 PM
I have always been a proponent of having home inspections, even on New Builds, and Debbie outlines some excellent reasons why to have one perfoemed.
10 Good Reasons to Get a Home Inspection on a New Home

Most New Home buyers ask why they should get a home inspection.

New homes are not exempt from problems. In my 37 years in real estate, i have seen some crazy things that go on with new homes. Though the builder didn't intend for problems to occur, oversights and incomplete jobs happen and the unknowing buyers find out after the closing. A home inspection before the … (2 comments)

mississauga mls listings: NOTEWORTHY WORDS OF WISDOM HE LEFT US - 02/03/18 07:07 PM
In 2012 we lost a great Author and motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar... He left us with many noteworthy words of wisdom.
 
Here are just a few of my favourite Zig Ziglar quotes.
 
You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win and expect to win.
 
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
 
If people like you they will listen to you, but if they trust you they will do business wtih you.
 
Try to look at your weakness and convert it into your strength.  That's success
 
When you catch a glimpse … (2 comments)

mississauga mls listings: IF ONLY... THERE WERE MORE CLIENTS LIKE THIS ONE - 02/03/18 10:09 AM
IF ONLY... THERE WERE MORE CLIENTS LIKE THIS ONE
About 8 years ago I listed a home in a very high end neighbourhood, close to $1,000,000.. the home was beautifully, and tastefully deocrated with warm neutral tones, a very harmonious atmosphere.  It had all the amenities you would expect in a home in this price range. The front doors alone were $10,000!!  Get the picture???  It also had great curb appeal which helped.
Before I arrived on Sunday evening to list the property, the clients spent the entire weekend ensuring the house showed like a model home!!  Wow, I was very impressed… I didn’t have to … (23 comments)

mississauga mls listings: HIRE A PROFESSIONAL FOR YOUR MOST EXPENSIVE ASSET - 02/02/18 12:44 PM
10 VERY IMPORTANT REASONS
WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL
Buying or selling a home is probably THE most important financial transaction you will make during your lifetime, and having a trained, experienced  professional who has the expertise is the logical and smart choice. After all, who would you consult if you had a heart condition… a cardiologist of course, because you want best there is … an experienced professional with the knowledge and expertise in this field. What if your child had a serious illness, you would of course seek out the best pediatrician so your child would have the best possible care. It’s no different when buying … (3 comments)

mississauga mls listings: Assumability, Encumbrance, Irrevocable, Portability? - 01/30/18 05:23 PM
Glossary Of Key Real Estate Terms
There are a great deal of phrases and terminologies unique to real estate.  Listed below are just a sample of the common terms you will encounter in the process of buying or selling a home. 
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with them so you will know where to look if you need a definition.
 
Amortization Period      The actual number of years it will take to pay back your mortgage loan.
Appraised Value               An estimate of the value of the property. Conducted for the purpose of  mortgage lending by a certified  appraiser. This appraisal is not to … (2 comments)

mississauga mls listings: ARE YOU GUILTY TOO? - 01/30/18 08:19 AM
DON'T TAKE THINGS FOR GRANTED - APPRECIATE YOUR BLESSINGSHave you ever wondered how you would manage if you were suddenly physically incapacitated?  You can imagine how debillitating it would be if you have a broken leg, or arm, or if you are right handed broke your hand or wrist.  You would be very difficult to carry out daily tasks that you take for granted every day.
How often do you take things for granted?  Little things you do every day without a second thought.... Its not until an event takes place that we stop and take notice when something happens to make … (15 comments)

mississauga mls listings: LAND TRANSFER TAX IN CANADA - HOW TO CALCULATE - 01/25/18 08:56 AM
CALCULATING LAND TRANSFER TAX IN CANADA
 
One of the other additional expense to consider when Buying Mississauga Real Estate is the Land Transfer Tax. This fee varies in every city.  Please use the handy calculator I have provided below so you can budget your purchase.
Purchasers in most large Canadian cities can add Land Transfer Taxes to their list of closing costs. Unless you live in Alberta, Saskatchewan, or rural Nova Scotia, land transfer taxes (or property purchase tax) are part of the deal. These taxes, levied on properties that are changing hands, are the responsibility of the purchaser. Depending on where you live, taxes can … (0 comments)

mississauga mls listings: WELCOME TO STREETSVILLE - THE VILLAGE IN THE CITY - 01/24/18 06:23 PM
  WELCOME TO STREETSVILLE  THE VILLAGE IN THE CITY                            STREETSVILLE is one of the most sought after areas in Mississauga that offers a wide range of homes in affordable price ranges for everyone.
STREETSVILLE is a small community within a larger city, with that quaint home town feel that everyone is attracted to.  Along the main street of this vibrant community you will find historic buildings blended with the newer, more modern ones which makes it so appealing
STREETSVILLE is a unique pocket nestled within the northwest part of the City of … (2 comments)

mississauga mls listings: ACCREDITED SENIOR AGENTS - SPECIALIZED SERVICES FOR SENIORS - 01/23/18 03:55 PM

There comes a time in everyone's life when they are faced with decisions that can seem overwhelming.  If you are a Senior or a Boomer, and are facing a decision on whether or not to sell your  home, or stay in it as long as you can... or if you are a family member whose parents are in this position, then you need to seek out the services of a Real Estate Agent who is also an Accredited Senior Agent.  We are here to work along side you and the professionals you want involved, and make decisions that you feel … (1 comments)

 
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results! (BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE)

Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent

REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Mississauga, ON

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BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE

Address: 186 Robert Speck Parkway, Streetsville, ON, L4Z 3G1

Office: (905) 896-4622

Mobile: (416) 717-6331

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I have been a licensed Real Estate Agent since 1987. Let me put my knowledge and experience to work for you in your next real estate transaction. Visit my website for lots of real estate information for both buyers and sellers. Please contact me with any questions or information you may require at gvalvasori@gmail.com Website: www.mississaugarealestateonline.com


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