By: Louis & Carmela Kapeleris

Hidden Cost of Purchasing a Home

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Homebuyers today, know that they need Money for a Deposit, a Down payment as well as regular monthly mortgage payments... However, many homebuyers are not aware of the Additional Hidden Costs that they should be prepared to pay when buying a new home: Feel free to get a Pen and Paper and Jot these costs down. First hidden cost -Property valuation fee- Apprx : $150 - $200 In order to qualify for...Read More

By: Louis & Carmela Kapeleris

How to Sell a House that didnt Sell-expired

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If your home has just come off the market and hasn’t sold, don’t be discouraged. The reason it didn’t sell may have nothing to do with your home.. or the market. In reality, your home may have been one of the more desirable properties for sale. If your listing has expired and you still want results, before you put your home back on the market, take a step back and review your s...Read More

By: Louis & Carmela Kapeleris

Pros and Cons of Selling without An Agent

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While many Homeowners sell their house with the Assistance of a Realtor, some prefer to handle it themselves. Selling your home without an Agent can be a lengthy, complex process. The biggest Downside is the demand on your Time, and the Legal and Financial risks.  Remember, Verbal agreements cannot be enforced. Put every aspect of your contract in writing and make sure that everyone invol...Read More

By: Louis & Carmela Kapeleris

Multiple Offers in Seller's Markets

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  After weeks (or even months) of searching for a home, you’ve finally found the Perfect home. Unfortunately, you have excellent taste and there are other offers on the Property. Sometimes Home Buyers wonder if it's even worth trying to compete with Multiple offers.  Well, with low inventory on the market, it is almost always a good idea to try. Here are 5 ways to Compete in...Read More

By: Louis & Carmela Kapeleris

Gen Y -Millenuims

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Today's Millennials or Gen Y kids born between 1977 and 1994  are not only having trouble earning meaningful pay cheques to put toward a mortgage, but the Banks have made it even tougher by tightening lending rules. Combine this with a 10yr Rise in house prices across Canada, it's no surprise Gen Y is finding it hard to buy their first home. Five main obstacles facing Millenials to...Read More

By: Louis & Carmela Kapeleris

Appreciation on a Home

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How do you Purchase A Home That Will Appreciate in Value? If you’re buying a New home, Can you predict how well it will Appreciate while you live there? Maybe, maybe not. First, we believe you should buy your primary residence as a place to live in and raise your family. But there Are Some things to look for in Real estate that can help Assure that your property will Increase in Value Over ...Read More

By: Louis & Carmela Kapeleris

Advantages and Disadvantages to Buying a Condo

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As Single Family Home Prices have risen, many Consumers are looking to Condominiums as an Alternative. First time buyers like the lower prices, which makes entry into the real estate market easier. Seniors like the low maintenance aspect and the ability to be in a community catering to their lifestyle. Others like the security advantages that the building provides, especially for those who tra...Read More

By: Louis & Carmela Kapeleris

5 Step Guide Process to Selling Your Home

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Are you Thinking of Selling Your Home? Not sure what to do or How to Start. Here is a Simple 5 Step Guide that can help you get Started. No. 1 Decide when to Sell. Timing can influence your Home’s selling price. Other factors like how quickly you need to sell, whether it’s a Buyers or Sellers market, Supply and Demand, can all effect the final selling price of your home. No. 2 Go to...Read More

By: Carmela Kapeleris

How To Amplify Your Open House Opportunities To Generate More Income

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  The following is an interview with Carmela Zita Kapeleris. Carmela is an experienced Real Estate Broker, Accredited Buyer Agent, International Real Estate Specialist, Senior Real Estate specialist, Facilitator, Coach, Author, Speaker and Marketing Brand Expert from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. An Open house can be turned into a true community event. In fact, that’s what agents who succ...Read More

By: Carmela Kapeleris

RankMyAgent About Us...

Tags: RankMyAgent, real estate, business growth

  Work hard, care about people, and have a passion for others,” were the words and wisdom bestowed on Carmela Kapeleris by her Italian immigrant parents while growing up in Toronto. She watched her parents, particularly her father, take an active role in serving their community, a lesson she has taken to heart.   Carmela Zita Kapeleris is an experienced Broker and Marketing B...Read More