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Monday, December 14, 2020   /   by Ernie Arrizza

What Do Vaccines Mean for the Real Estate Market?

It is hard to imagine that in a pandemic, the Real Estate numbers have shot through the roof in the past 9 months. Nobody could have predicted that there would be a mass exodus out of city's and move to anywhere but. 




When the pandemic started in March many of my clients opted to halt their Real Estate ventures and stay put. A month later, people started to feel cramped in their space and start looking beyond to see if they could afford a place with a backyard, some space and a home office. Many people did that and prices outside of the city core exploded. Prices also exploded all the way to Windsor and outskirts where nobody thought of. Find a nice peaceful town, with a backyard and pool, that's what people did. 





Places near the city with these features went through the roof, the reason being, it was outside enough of the city core, but had land and space inside an actual house. We are still seeing a trend going upward daily and right now. Each sale spurt ...

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Monday, December 14, 2020   /   by Ernie Arrizza

I'm Waiting for The Market to Fall

I hear this every year. Every year I hear this and I say to myself, I've only seen the market fall twice in 20 years, and basically those were due to one financial crisis in the US (we were not hit that bad) and in 2017 April when the Wynn Government came up with some ridiculous rules that trashed the market in one month. While this may happen again, with some new rules, it will not happen very soon due to the pandemic. Real Estate has been the only thing keeping this economy from totally zeroing out. 




The problem with waiting for the market to fall is that when you have this mentality, you never know when it is at its lowest and will bounce back. By the time you start looking for a property the prices probably already have started to climb. 





Let's use the Condo market right now as an example. The market has been its lowest we've seen in many many years. If you read my other articles you will know why this market has tanked. So If you are using this mental ...

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Friday, December 4, 2020   /   by Ernie Arrizza

People Will Be Begging to Go Back To Work. Real Estate Up?

It's pretty bleak right now. Nothing is positive in many people's minds. People are stuck at home, people are stuck home schooling their kids, people are out of work and the list goes on and on. 
The state of commercial real estate is in dire straits like we've never seen before, businesses boarded up, and the ones still in business are hanging by a thread. 
There will be hope coming when things go back to normal and businesses that once would never thrive will. 
Have you ever wondered why the stock market goes down and everybody cries but then a few days later the stock market comes back roaring with a vengeance to break records. It just happened. The same thing will happen with businesses and people in general. 
At the beginning of the pandemic when people started working from home everybody loved it. That was the general sense. I don't have to go into work, I don't have to travel, I don't have have to spend money, dress up, and talk to anybody. Now the genera ...

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Friday, December 4, 2020   /   by Ernie Arrizza

Top Features Requested In Homes Right Now

Since people are pretty much going no where right now and for the past 9 months, people are starting to re-evaluate what they want in a home. They are re-evaluating where they want to live, and how their future might be in the next few years. Many are moving out of the city and looking for bigger homes, and also looking for specific features. Here are some features that buyers are putting at the top of their list:
 
1. Finished basement with bedroom & Washroom. I must've answered this question a million times in the past 9 months. Does it have a finished basement and a bedroom? Why? Everybody is either using it for a nanny, a parent, or a teenager that needs some space. 
 
2. Office: Everybody is working from home, so they need a space to work in. 
 
3. Pool: Since most pools are closed, and or people don't want to navigate going to a public pool, this has been a top selling feature this year. Jacuzzi's have also been up there. Pool prices have ...

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Friday, December 4, 2020   /   by Ernie Arrizza

Selling Your Investment Property? Some Things to Consider.

It's an easy decision. Sell the extra investment because right now its down. I've spoken with many investors and I get it. Here are some reasons why you shouldn't be selling your investment right now that you may not be considering. 




Right now investment properties and rentals are at an all time low. Nobody wants to deal with those renters with all of their new regulations. Nobody. Here's the thing, you might want to think about keeping your property if you can. 





Some negative reasons for not selling right now. You will have to pay capital gains on that property. You will get the lowest price possible right now. You may have some government funds you are eligible for because you are a landlord. You may be eligible for some government grants. You may able to use this property as a right off. Depending on your business structure that is doing well right now, you may be able to use this property as a loss = pay less taxes next year.  ...

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