By: Gavin Chen

February 2019

Tags: 2019 NEWSLETTER, ROYAL LEPAGE TERREQUITY BESPOKE REALTY, GAVIN CHEN, THE GAVIN CHEN TEAM, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, OAKVILLE REAL ESTATE, MISSISSAUGA REAL ESTATE

February 2019 - Labelled "The Freeze Out" February has not been a fun month for all.  We have experienced several storm fronts resulting in severe cold and massive snow dumps - which is fantastic for skiers but caused driveway shovelers and commuters to cringe.  For those of you that follow my Facebook page...you'll be happy to know and can sleep easy now knowing that I h...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

Why Real Estate Investing Makes Dollars and Sense

Tags: 2019 NEWSLETTER, ROYAL LEPAGE TERREQUITY BESPOKE REALTY, GAVIN CHEN, THE GAVIN CHEN TEAM, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, OAKVILLE REAL ESTATE, MISSISSAUGA REAL ESTATE

  There are a lot of “gurus” out there who promise to teach you how to “get rich quick” through real estate investing. While much of what they’re selling are high-risk schemes, there is a way to make predictable, low-risk income through real estate investing. In this report, we’ll examine the tried-and-true tactics that can b...Read More

January 2019

By: Gavin Chen

January 2019

Tags: 2019 NEWSLETTER, Royal LePage Terrequity Bespoke Realty, GAVIN CHEN, THE GAVIN CHEN TEAM, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, OAKVILLE REAL ESTATE, MISSISSAUGA REAL ESTATE

  As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?” The Canadian real estate market experienced a cooldown in 2018 following years of rapid growth. This left many homeowners and potential buyers feeling skittish....Read More

By: Gavin Chen

December 2018

Tags: 2018 NEWSLETTER, GAVIN CHEN, THE GAVIN CHEN TEAM, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, OAKVILLE REAL ESTATE, MISSISSAUGA REAL ESTATE

Happy Holidays!! December Report Why is the real estate market always in a bubble and on a verge of a major crash?  I have been hearing this story since early 2000. I listen to people praising the stock market and looking for the big win or insider tip that will lead to riches....and can't help but think how it sounds a lot like what I hear at a casino or that one time I walked into a ...Read More

9 Ways to Share the Spirit of the Season—Starting From Home

By: Gavin Chen

9 Ways to Share the Spirit of the Season—Starting From Home

Tags: GAVIN CHEN, THE GAVIN CHEN TEAM, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, OAKVILLE REAL ESTATE, MISSISSAUGA REAL ESTATE

The holiday season is upon us, and many of us have already begun to celebrate. From trimming trees to lighting candles, it’s the time of year to fill your homes (and hearts) with holiday joy. But there’s no need to stop at your front door. Let the spirit of the se...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

November 2018

Tags: 2018 NEWSLETTER, GAVIN CHEN, THE GAVIN CHEN TEAM, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, OAKVILLE REAL ESTATE, MISSISSAUGA REAL ESTATE

November Report! TREB reports 7,492 sales in October which is a 6% increase compared to October of last year.  However, new listings are down 2.7% compared to October 2017.  This has resulted in a tighter overall market. Average selling price is up 3.5% year over year to an average $807,340. Personally, we have not seen any slow down in pricing and have actually sold properties for re...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

5 Reasons Why Winter Is A Great Time To Buy Or Sell A Home

Tags: HOMES IN TORONTO, HOMES IN OAKVILLE, HOMES IN MISSISSAUGA, GAVIN CHEN, THE GAVIN CHEN TEAM, 5 Reasons Why Winter Is a Great Time to Buy or Sell a Home

'Tis the Season: 5 Reasons Why Winter is a Great Time to Buy or Sell a Home It’s a common misconception that you shouldn’t try to buy or sell a home during the fall and winter. This period is generally referred to as the real estate “offseason,” but savvy buyers and sellers know how to use the market slow down to their ...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

HOW TO AVOID TOP 8 HOME INSPECTION MISTAKES

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By: Gavin Chen

October 2018

Tags: TAGS: 2018 NEWSLETTER, GAVIN CHEN, THE GAVIN CHEN TEAM, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, OAKVILLE REAL ESTATE, MISSISSAUGA REAL ESTATE

October Report! TREB reports that the sale in September were up 1.9% compared to last year, however new listings are down 3.1% compared to September 2017.  This has resulted in a tighter overall market. Average selling price is up  0.2% from last year but  is down 0.5% compared to last month. Personally, we have not seen any slow down in pricing and have actually sold properties ...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

September 2018

Tags: 2018 Newsletter, Gavin Chen, The Gavin Chen Team, Toronto Real Estate, Oakville Real Estate, Mississauga Real Estate

September 2018 Fall has arrived!  The August market is up 8.5% in the number of transactions from August 2017.  Average pricing and the Home Price Composite Index are both up from 2017 - 4.7% and 1.5% from August 2017.  Month over month average selling price was down 0.2% on the back of the last 3 rising months.  Average cost of detached home in August 2018 was $977,187 and ...Read More