By: Louis & Carmela Kapeleris

People often ask us "Why did you choose Real Estate as your Career?

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People often ask us "Why did you choose Real Estate as your Career?  After more than 25 years in the business, I can geniunely say that Real Estate has always been our Passion! Something we truly love to do! Helping people sell and purchase homes, buy investments, cottages and helping their family and friends ... has filled us with a great sense of pride and gratitude.  The opport...Read More

By: Louis & Carmela Kapeleris

What is an Assignment.

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What is an Assignment.  An assignment is a sales transaction where the original buyer of a property allows another buyer to take over the buyer’s rights and obligations of the Agreement of Purchase and Sale, before the original buyer closes the deal. In other words, an assignment clause allows the buyer of a home to sell the place before they take possession of it. In Ontario, assignme...Read More

By: Louis & Carmela Kapeleris

Commentary - 7 Costly Mistakes to Avoid in Real Estate

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When your getting ready to Buy a Home, there are many things to think about, prepare for and organize.  Here are 7 Costly Mistakes Home Buyers can Make when Purchasing a Home. Costly Mistake #1- Not knowing what You can afford before making an Offer?  The best way to avoid this is to go to a Bank or Mortgage Broker and get pre-approved for a mortgage. How much home you can afford depends...Read More

By: Louis & Carmela Kapeleris

Who pays a real estate agent is a very common question.

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Who pays a real estate agent is a very common question. To understand who pays the real estate Fees -- whether it is the sellers or buyers or both -- first take a look at how real estate agents are paid and how they share cooperating commissions.  All fees paid to a real estate agent pass through the Primary broker. A portion goes to the listing Brokerage and then a portion goes to the listi...Read More

By: Louis & Carmela Kapeleris

Saving Money to Buy a Homeā€”is all about Priorities.

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Saving Money to Buy a Home—is all about Priorities. It is all up to You! Are you willing to tighten your belt and Save for a House?  First try to identify areas where you can cut back and then put Money into a Tax free Savings Account. The best way is to Create a Budget. We can teach you how by Going to our website or email info@kapeleris.com. In the meantime- Here are some great quick ...Read More

By: Louis & Carmela Kapeleris

1st quarter Market Report

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Toronto continued to see significant Price Appreciation in the 1st quarter of the year. The average Residential Sale Price during the 1st quarter rose 14 per cent to $675,000 thousand dollars. High demand and low inventory for single-family homes continued to be the dominant theme in the housing market. Current owners are reluctant to sell as they are hesitant to become buyers themselves in a com...Read More

By: Louis & Carmela Kapeleris

Holding back Offers

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Virtually every house listed for sale  these days comes with a designated offer date, or you could say that the listing has a “hold back” on offers. The question is : why?  “why does every listing have a hold-back on offers?” It’s a simple answer, we’re in a red-hot real estate market, and the seller wants to use this method to maximize the sale pric...Read More

By: Louis & Carmela Kapeleris

Importance of a For Sale Sign Editorial

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Hardly a day goes by that I don't receive a call from an interested buyer on one of my For Sale Signs. In some markets, Buyers drive by a home, spot a For Sale Sign and slam on the brakes! For many Interested buyers, a For Sale sign is a confirmation of what they have already seen on the Internet. If they go out for a drive to see your house in the daylight, they could struggle to find it, e...Read More

By: Louis & Carmela Kapeleris

Should you list Your Home with a friend

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SHOULD YOU LIST YOUR HOME WITH A FRIEND? There are many mistakes a person can make when deciding to sell a home. One of the most serious is listing your home with a REALTOR just because that Realtor is your friend. The problem with having a "friend" represent you is twofold: Is he/she the BEST agent that you can find? In other words- If this person were not your friend would you still h...Read More

By: Louis & Carmela Kapeleris

Being Successful in Life

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No matter how old you are, where you’re from or what you do for a living, we all share something in common—a desire to be Successful. However, each person’s definition of success is different. Some may define success as being a loving spouse or a responsible parent, while most people would equate success with Wealth and being Finacially Independant.  There are a lot of ti...Read More