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Thursday, May 10, 2018   /   by Jake Batac

May 2018 "Home” Ward Bound Impactful Real Estate News

“Home” Ward Bound
Impactful Real Estate News

Mother Always Said You Should…

My Mom used to tell me repeatedly to do this and do that, not to do this and not to do that. ALL, I recall, very valuable advice. Looking back on it, I can say she was, and still is, a very wise woman.  

Time reveals, in fact, just about every caring Mother is a Wise Woman. I can see why we carve out a special day each year to acknowledge    Mothers. So here is a shout out to all Mom’s – Happy Mother’s Day!!

And not to be outdone, my Mother’s Birthday is May 10th which somehow seems to fall on or very close to Mother’s Day each year.  So, she gets double the hugs and appropriate accolades every May from my Sister and me.  

Unfortunately, My Mom’s Mom is no longer here. I am sure that makes her very sad this time of year.  I am sure some reading this can relate and have similar stories. For ALL thos ...

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Friday, April 27, 2018   /   by Jake Batac

Spring InHouse Quarterly Newsletter

3 ways to market your home listing this spring!
Whether or not the weather is cooperating, the spring real estate market has officially descended on the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Billed as the busiest time of year to purchase a resale or new construction home, the months between March and June typically see an influx of new    listings and a renewed buyer force.

A different market reality
This year, while considerably softer compared to the historically-frantic market conditions witnessed in the first half of 2017, is still on track for a brisk spring market. According to numbers from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), month-over-month sales rose 39.6% from February to March. That’s well in line with the average increase of between 34 – 55% over the last five-year period (2013 – 2018).
For the period between March and April, sales typically trend 8.5 – 26.3% higher (according to 2013 – 2017 activity). 
The pre-build market is ...

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Monday, April 16, 2018   /   by Jake Batac

April 2018 "Home” Ward Bound Impactful Real Estate News

“Home” Ward Bound
Impactful Real Estate News

TAX Day – Ugh!!

I recently read in the United States people work Jan. 1 through June 30th of each year, just to pay all of their taxes. Here in Canada, add another month or two. After that, you keep all you make. Prior to that, 100% goes to the government in some form or fashion to pay for some kind of government worker, work program, social program, defence, project, health care, common good, common bad, etc. Whatever you want to call it, April 18th is TAX day; the deadline for filing your federal income taxes in Canada is April 30th. Why April? 

So, in celebration of this special time of year, let’s talk TAX relief.  If you received last month’s letter from me, you will recall our goal of trying to raise $25,000.00 for Women’s Shelter Canada.  But – we need your help and I believe you can benefit from the TAX relief as well.

Just down the street from where I am typin ...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018   /   by Jake Batac

March 2018 "Home” Ward Bound Impactful Real Estate News

“Home” Ward Bound
Impactful Real Estate News

Do You Trust the Ground Hog to Get It Right?
All I can say is WOW! I am sitting here at my computer thinking of how grateful I am for the value so many, like you, bring to my real estate business, looking out my office window and there is not a cloud in the sky. Temps forecasted at 10 celcius today for the high. Spring is Springing! 
For many across this great country it’s still COLD, grey, and snowy! Others, never see a snowflake all winter long.  It very well could be SUPER COLD today right here in the Greater Toronto Area (but it’s not).  One thing is for sure, this winter season is coming to an end.  It does every year without fail.
Just like the weather seasons come and seasons go, so do the seasons of life.  I’m sure you have noticed, as I have, the older I get the faster the seasons move by.  These “seasons of life” go by so fast, my hope is that you en ...

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Thursday, December 28, 2017   /   by Jake Batac

December 2017 "Home” Ward Bound Impactful Real Estate News

“Home” Ward Bound
Impactful Real Estate News

You know the song, the one that says it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Well, there is something to it. The current year coming to a close, celebration of Christmas and other Faith Driven Holiday Celebrations, all mean different things to different people, but most  always represent joy, peace, gratitude and hopefulness. If you look around, you will notice a giving spirit exists unlike at other times of the year. Why can’t it be that way everyday of every year? I think it can.  It just takes effort. Here is what we are doing and how you can help.
Many home owners wanting to really enjoy this Holiday season are less than enthusiastic because they feel trapped. They are desperate to exit their current home and give themselves a big   Christmas Gift - a NEW place to call home.

The Toronto Platinum Realty Team giving back in holiday season by cooking for the Women's Shelter

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