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Helping Canadians Keep Score

Thursday Aug 24th, 2017

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  RBC introduces free credit scores and first digital simulator in Canada to help Canadians understand their credit.   RBC collaborated with TransUnion to introduce CreditView Dashboard to all online banking clients. With CreditVeiw, you will see what credit products you have on file, your credit score, and even a digital simulator to help you understand how credit works. You can simulate financial scenarios and by entering a few numbers and details the credit score is... [read more]

Market Brings Home Buyers Relief from the Heat

Friday Aug 04th, 2017

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"The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 2,013 new listings were processed through the RAHB Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in July, which is 17.8 per cent higher than the same month last year, 9.2 per cent higher than the 10-year average and the most new listings in the month of... [read more]

Give the Environment a Hand!

Thursday Aug 03rd, 2017

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Mark Cullen is an expert gardener who is helping us do our bit to make our neighbourhoods greener and cleaner. He gives the 20% who react to global warming news, and hopefully a few others, some suggestions on how to help make an impact. From cutting up citrus fruit to converting your power when using leaf blowers and lawn mowers there are many steps you can take to give the enviroment a break.    Check out the link below to read more about how you can help the environment... [read more]

Mortgage Questions to Ask!

Tuesday Aug 01st, 2017

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10 questions you'll want to ask your Mortgage Specialist: 1. What mortgage amount do I qualify for? 2. What is the best type of mortgage for my needs? 3. Is my mortgage approval firm? 4. How much should I be prepared to put on my down payment? 5. Can I take advantage of any tax breaks for my mortgage? 6. Should I consider a fixed or variable mortgage? 7. Can my lender lock in my rate while I'm waiting for the deal to close? 8. How might my legal costs... [read more]

Avoid Surprises & Enjoy Your New Home!

Monday Jul 31st, 2017

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No washer? No dryer? No furniture? Don't have any surprises when moving into your new home, this means not assuming anything! Ensure when buying a home your real estate representative determines which items will stay in the home and which will not. If you are unsure about whether or not you will have the item when moving in, ask! When making an offer, have your agent include written terms with as much detail and clarity as possible, this includes make, model, colour, serial... [read more]

Appointment Centre

Wednesday Jul 26th, 2017

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The number of appointments increased 8.2% last week over the previous week. Our Sold/ Appointment Index rose to 16.3 appointments on average per property sold during the week. It looks like buyers are coming off the fence and getting familiar with the market once again. Hamilton price ranges remained steady, and for the 2nd week in a row, the $1-2M was bumped out of the Top Price Ranges in Burlington.   [read more]

Meet the Team

Thursday Jul 20th, 2017

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  Debbie DiMascio, Sales Representative Debbie has over 25 years of experience in the real estate world. She brings to the team the knowledge & negotiation skills that are essential in our day to day tasks. Debbie's hard work & dedication is a true testament to the DiMascio Group.   Cathy Erskine, Sales Representative Cathy is a full service realtor who takes her responsibilities seriously. Her background in Marketing, Finance & Computers is an... [read more]

#MarketInsight

Tuesday Jul 18th, 2017

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As we complete the end of the first half of 2017, we have decided to take a new tactic with our monthly #MarketInsight report. We want to provide you with useful and historical information that will help your clients understand the market, and where in that market RE/MAX Escarpment fits!  From our 3 year historical charts of New Listings and Total Unit Sales, to a snapshot of appointments, unit sales, new listings and Year-To-Date unit sales in reference to the total unit sales in the... [read more]

Burlington Ranked Second Best!

Monday Jul 10th, 2017

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This year's top 3/10 places to live in Ontario are: 1. Ottawa 2. Burlington 3. Stratford   Burlington scoring well when it comes to crime rates, weather, wealth and incomes. Burlington is also even considered a "top place" to retire and a welcoming place for new Canadians.   See the full list of Top Places to Live in Ontario: https://www.thespec.com/news-story/7406224-burlington-ranked-second-best-city-in-ontario/ [read more]

Canada's 150 Home Decor

Tuesday Jul 04th, 2017

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Is Canada's milestone 150 birthday leaving you wishing you could continue the celebrations past July 1st? Here is a subtle yet inconic way to continue celebrating Canada's milestone 150 birthday. 1. Muskoka Chairs 2. HBC Point Blanket 3. The Vancouver Candle Co. 4. Group of Seven Artwork 5. Moose   Read more about adding these 5 decor pieces to your home to continue celebrating Canada's milestone... [read more]

Make the Most of your Space!

Monday Jun 26th, 2017

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Are you feeling as though your home is cramped & unable to entertain guests to the best of your ability? A family from Burlington certainly did. This family of 2 adults and 2 children had made functional additions to their home to utilize space by renovating their kitchen and revamping their dining area. As practical as the home is now, it is just as glamorous.    Read more about this home make... [read more]

1 in 5 First Time Home Buyers

Tuesday Jun 20th, 2017

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The Toronto Star published an article featuring First Time Home Buyers who recieve help from their family with a down payment.    Below are a few stats about these First Time Home Buyers from thestar.com article: "Nearly one in five first-time homebuyers recieved help with a down payment from a family member, according to a survey conducted by the federal housing agency" "Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said 18 per cent of first-time buyers polled said... [read more]

Ontario's "Cooling" Measures

Tuesday Jun 20th, 2017

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"Hamilton housing prices set another record in May, rising 23.49 per cent from the same month a year earlier, according to the Teranet-National Bank house price index, which tracks price changes in the same properties over time."   Along with Hamilton - Barrie, Oshawa, Peterborough, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Brantford and St. Catharines-Niagara also showed "persistent uptrends".   Read the CBC article below to keep in touch with Hamilton's... [read more]

Hamilton Area Bucks Trend

Monday Jun 19th, 2017

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"Hamilton area bucks trend as GTA home sales plummet in May. Home sales in the Greater Toronto Area plunged 20 per cent last month compared with a year ago, according to the latest data from the country’s largest real estate board."   Read more about this on thespec.com: http://m.thespec.com/news-story/7352938-hamilton-area-bucks-trend-as-gta-home-sales-plummet-in-may         [read more]

Cooling Luxury Home Sales

Tuesday Jun 13th, 2017

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Check out this article about the everchanging home sales and how the have prices have cooled off for the second year in a row!  http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7306993-canada-bucks-global-trend-of-cooling-luxury-home-sales/   [read more]

Team Up With The DiMascio Group & RBC!

Tuesday Jun 13th, 2017

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Features and benefits of an investment property mortgage   The RBC Investment Property Mortgage can provide financing for up to 80% of the appraised value of your rental property.   A Mortgage Solution to Meet Your Needs Offering competitive rates and a range of terms, the RBC Investment Property Mortgage may be the ideal solution if you're considering: Acquiring a rental portfolio of one or more properties to build income and equity Converting your... [read more]

Finding your Agent at RE/MAX

Tuesday Jun 13th, 2017

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Are you informed on how to select the the perfect agent for you? Selecting the right agent for you is crutial when buying or selling your home as we want you to be certain through the process. As we all know, just because what you see on the internet doesnt necessarily mean that's exactly what your going to get. Agents understand the market conditions and can give the best insights when comparing different properties. Your agent can help you be... [read more]

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