DiMascio Group



RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc., Brokerage

Residential Market Report - December 2020

Monday Jan 11th, 2021


Untraditional year ends with an untraditional December: RAHB market saw a sizeable boost Hamilton, ON (January 5, 2020) – The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 913 sales of residential properties located within the RAHB market area were processed through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in December 2020. Sales were down 25.95 per cent over last month, but up 41.6 per cent over December of last year. New listings were down... [read more]

What's happening in the appointment centre? Dec. 13-19

Monday Dec 21st, 2020


Our last formal Appointment Centre report of 2020 shows that, although appointments were down over the previous week, it was only by 9.5% - we still managed to book over 2500 appointments! Overall, December has already surpassed 2019’s numbers, with a month-to-date increase of 84.8%.  Our Sold/Appointment Index continued to remain relatively steady in relation to the past few weeks, with 12.5 appointment on average per property sold during the week.  Our weekly Top... [read more]

Happy Holidays & Best Wishes!

Friday Dec 18th, 2020


                                                  As this year finally comes to a close, I imagine you are reflecting on the unique experiences that 2020 has delivered.   Many of us have been faced with challenging times and moments of uncertainty.   One thing... [read more]

Canadian Housing Market Outlook (2021)

Thursday Dec 3rd, 2020


  Canadians on the move: Not an exodus, but the re-location trend across Canadian housing market is real RE/MAX Canada expects average residential prices to rise 4% to 6% in 2021 35% of RE/MAX brokers indicate that “move-over” buyers from other cities and provinces will continue to spark market activity in 2021 45% of RE/MAX brokers indicate that move-up buyers will likely be a primary driver of the housing market demand in 2021 Half of Canadians (53%) are... [read more]

Market Stats - November

Wednesday Dec 2nd, 2020


INVENTORY IS LOW AND DEMAND IS HIGH IN NOVEMBER Dec 2, 2020| Source: https://www.rahb.ca/rahb-realtors-release-november-market-statistics Hamilton, ON (December 2, 2020) – The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 1,233 sales of residential properties located within the RAHB market area were processed through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in November 2020. Sales were down 24.12 percent over last month, but up 17... [read more]

RE/MAX | Fall Projections for the Toronto Condo Market

Wednesday Oct 14th, 2020


View Larger Image     It was a red-hot summer for the Toronto real estate market. It might not makes sense on the surface, considering that Canada’s largest city and the rest of the country are still muddling through a pandemic and a recession. However, once you start digging into the trends, you see that pent-up demand, historically low interest rates, and low supply are contributing to the surge in sales activity and home prices... [read more]

What's happening in the appointment centre?

Thursday Oct 1st, 2020


What's happening in the appointment centre? Sept. 20-26   Appointments dipped only slightly last week, while so far in September, we are holding steady at an of 56% increase in appointments over 2019! Friday saw 940 appointments booked, which is slightly higher than last week’s high, and only 30 appointments fewer than our all time single day high of 970 in late August.  Our Sold/Appointment Index was 12.4 appointments on average per property sold -... [read more]

RE/MAX Supports a Socially Distanced, Accessible Halloween

Wednesday Sep 30th, 2020


Recent survey says close to 80 per cent of parents with kids ages three to nine years are seeking a safer trick-or-treating option this Halloween In a COVID-19 recovery-focused Canada, the accessible trick-or-treating movement helps all families look forward to a safer Halloween Trick-or-treating is a Halloween tradition that most children look forward to, but even reaching the front door of a neighbour’s home can be a challenge for kids with accessibility issues. The Treat Accessibly... [read more]

Best Places to Live: Canada Liveability Report (Fall 2020)

Wednesday Sep 30th, 2020


Local pride is key to restoring post-lockdown liveability One-third of Canadians concerned about the future liveability of their neighbourhood Canadians have spent the last six months social-distancing and isolating, and with varying degrees of a second wave of COVID-19 now happening from coast to coast, the majority of Canadians continue to love where they live, but one-third have expressed concerns about the future liveability of their neighbourhood. In a follow-up to the RE/MAX... [read more]

DiMascio Group's August Newsletter

Tuesday Aug 11th, 2020


View Online: http://sasmail2.com/PV/dopjq         , Have you seen one of those TV shows where someone brings in an item, usually an antique, and an expert appraises its value? It’s fun to watch the reaction when the expert reveals what the item is worth. While those shows are entertaining, they also teach us an important lesson. If you... [read more]

Your July Real Estate Update

Friday Jul 3rd, 2020


    We hope you’re enjoying the summer so far. Things are slowly starting to get better and it’s encouraging to know that our collective efforts over the past few months are paying off. While we’re not out of the woods yet, we are seeing progress. As things continue to improve, you might have some questions about the local real estate market. Are homes... [read more]

Canadian Real Estate and the New Mortgage Rules

Monday Jun 29th, 2020


Canadian Real Estate and the New Mortgage Rules   View Larger Image     Canadian real estate has been a tough nut to crack for some homebuyers, but those have less than 20 per cent as a down payment are about to face another challenge as Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) tightens the qualification rules for borrowers of high-ratio mortgages. This move is in response to the global pandemic that has left many... [read more]

Safe Selling with RE/MAX as Transactions Resume

Tuesday Jun 16th, 2020


With the evolving COVID-19 situation, there are many things to consider when selling your home. From strict safety protocols to online, virtual viewings, the experience of selling a home is a much different experience than it has been in the past. Adjusting to new procedures when protocols are constantly changing can be difficult.  Many sellers are struggling to find their footing in the current market and need the advice of a professional to help guide them through the process. We... [read more]

Buying and Selling: Can I Close a Home Remotely?

Thursday Jun 11th, 2020


The past few months have been a whirlwind of emotions for many people. As we all wrap our minds around the current situation, there’s no doubt that coronavirus has dramatically affected the way we live and how our society operates. There is no clear answer on when things will be back to normal, but the real estate market persists. While real estate continues to be an essential service, homebuyers and sellers will be required to evolve the standard process to protect against spread of... [read more]

Is it a Good Time to Buy a House for the First Time?

Thursday Jun 4th, 2020


View Larger Image     It’s been a challenging time for many Canadians, as we work together to beat the coronavirus pandemic in our communities. Remember: we’re all in this together! While health and safety parameters such as social distancing have affected the economy, real estate continues to be an essential service. Depending on your financial situation and the government’s interventions to bolster the economy,... [read more]

No Nosedive Ahead for Canadian Real Estate Prices

Friday May 22nd, 2020


No Nosedive Ahead for Canadian Real Estate Prices: RE/MAX May 22nd, 2020 View Larger Image     Canadian real estate kicked off 2020 with a bang, but there are conflicting opinions as to how we’ll finish out the year. Canada’s federal housing agency has warned that average house prices could fall by up to 18 per cent over the next 12 months – a dismal prediction that’s being challenged by RE/MAX... [read more]

Will COVID-19 burst Canada's real estate bubble? Odds are low, for now, says RE/MAX

Monday Apr 13th, 2020


Will COVID-19 burst Canada's real estate bubble? Odds are low, for now, says RE/MAX   by Carlito Pablo on April 12th, 2020 at 1:04 PM   RE/MAX notes that sales of residential properties priced over $1 million soared in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal in March 2020.ISTOCK Is the Canadian real estate market headed for a crash because of COVID-19? According to RE/MAX, the novel coronavirus’ impact on... [read more]

Our Commitment During the COVID-19 Crisis

Friday Apr 3rd, 2020


  To our valued customers and real estate consumers, We know this is a trying and stressful time for all of us in Canada.  Things are changing almost hourly with government recommendations at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels. At RE/MAX, we want to offer you stability and comfort knowing your real estate needs are still being met in a safe and responsible manner.  On remax.ca, we continue to offer up-to-the-minute listings, accurate home estimates, and... [read more]

COVID-19 UPDATE: Real Estate Agents Deemed an Essential Service

Wednesday Mar 25th, 2020


The Covid-19 Pandemic has not only changed the way we live but it has also changed the way we all do business. The Real Estate Market is no exception to that fact and we are able to quickly adapt to the demanding and changing needs of our clients in today’s housing market.     On March 23, 2020 the Provincial Government deemed Real Estate as an essential service, which comes as no surprise to many of us. Despite what some people may think, there are still buyers... [read more]

How Canadian Real Estate Can Continue During Coronavirus

Thursday Mar 19th, 2020


  How Canadian Real Estate Can Continue During Coronavirus View Larger Image     COVID-19 has hit 2020 like a wrecking ball, slowly making its way across borders. Social distancing has us all pressing pause, letting go of priorities in favour of time spent indoors, connected only though our screens. Alas, in the real estate market, even amid a global pandemic, there are still sellers who need to sell, and buyers who need to... [read more]

What's happening in the appointment centre? March 1-7

Friday Mar 13th, 2020


Last week saw another record broken in the appointment centre, with 797 appointments booked on Friday, March 6. That beat our most recent high of 789 two weeks ago. The first week of March recorded 22% more appointments than th week before, and 42.9% more appointments than the same time frame in 2019!   Our Sold/Appointment Index dropped slightly to below 20 appointments on average per property sold for the first time since late December. If this trend continues downward,... [read more]

Top Things Sellers Often Forget to Do Before Showing Their Home

Thursday Mar 12th, 2020


iew Larger Image     There can be a lot of stress involved when trying to sell your home and one of the biggest factors that is always on a seller’s mind is showing process. While your home is on the market, you never know when a showing is going to be scheduled and therefore sellers must be on their toes in making sure their home is tidy and looks its best to potential buyers. However, with so many things to organize before a... [read more]

Mortgage Stress Test Changes

Thursday Feb 27th, 2020


  The federal government has announced changes to the OSFI mortgage stress test in 2020, which will make qualifying for a mortgage easier. However, experts expect that the changes will have little impact on housing affordability in Canada’s most-active and expensive markets. Starting on April 6, the Department of Finance will employ a new method of calculating a borrower’s qualification for an insured mortgage. The new mortgage stress test rate will be the weekly... [read more]

DiMascio Group - Our February Newsletter Is Here!

Friday Feb 14th, 2020


    Dear Duncan and Amy, What I enjoy most about working with my clients is being by their side - as their real estate professional - while their families grow and change over the years. That’s why I don’t say “thank you and goodbye” when a transaction is... [read more]

DiMascio Group - Our February Newsletter Is Here!

Friday Feb 14th, 2020


    Dear Duncan and Amy, What I enjoy most about working with my clients is being by their side - as their real estate professional - while their families grow and change over the years. That’s why I don’t say “thank you and goodbye” when a transaction is... [read more]


Friday Jan 10th, 2020


With all the news about interest rates, housing sales, and forecasts, you might think that the real estate market is a bewildering place. In some ways, you’d be right! The market is certainly active. There’s a lot going on. But, it would be a mistake to let all that noise discourage you from making a move. If the timing is right, and you’re ready to upsize or downsize - or simply move to a neighbourhood that better suits... [read more]

Here's what the housing market will look like in 2020 in Halton

Thursday Jan 2nd, 2020


  Here's what the housing market will look like in 2020 in Halton by Ashley Newport on January 1, 2020 - Oakville Burlington Milton News Real Estate Hot Topics   For the past few years, the state of the housing market in Halton (and other GTA municipalities) has gotten a great deal of attention. According to the Toronto Real Estate Board, in Oakville, the average price of a detached house sits at $1,343,425. A semi costs about $$770,613, a town costs $596,562 and... [read more]

Weekend Events!

Friday Dec 13th, 2019


  #WeekendEvents: The BIG day is just around the corner! So there’s no time like the present to enjoy all the Holiday Events and celebrations leading up to it! ‘Tis the Season’ after all! 🎉 Embrace all the things Merry & Bright with these helpful links of Holiday Festivities happening in your area and start piling on the jolly... [read more]

Conrad's Karaoke for Charity!

Friday Dec 13th, 2019


Every share of this video until December 24, 2019...... RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc., Brokerage will donate $1 to The Good Shepherd Hamilton Christmas Wonderland Dinner and Hamilton Food Share (up to $5000). Please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE and let's help those in need in our community this Holiday Season, while having a good laugh at the antics in the video! WATCH & SHARE: https://www.facebook.com/ReMaxEscarpment/videos/3043453812546403/ [read more]


Wednesday Dec 11th, 2019


If you would like more info about our listings in the current magazine issue, simply download the app, hover over the listing, and you will instantly see more photos and information. For more information, contact DiMascio Group Today! Office: 905-639-7676 / Mobile: (905) 330-6321 Email: Hello@DiMascioGroup.com     [read more]


Friday Nov 8th, 2019


    It seems like the year has flown by. I hope it has been a good one for you. As the end of 2019 approaches, you may be making plans for the coming year and thinking about what the new year will bring for you and your home. You may, for example, be thinking of doing some renovations or redecorating. You may even be considering making a move in 2020, or at least... [read more]

RAHB REALTORS® Release September 2019 Statistics Oct 2, 2019

Monday Oct 7th, 2019


Hamilton, ON (October 2, 2019) – The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 1,020 sales of residential properties located within the RAHB market area were processed through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in September 2019. September sales are down from August and July, but are up from September 2018 by 3.2 per cent. The average price for residential properties increased by 8.5 per cent from September 2018 to $609,562. The... [read more]

Demystifying the First Time Home Buyer Incentive

Wednesday Sep 25th, 2019


As Canadians continue to struggle with high housing prices, the federal government has stepped in to help carry the weight of those hefty mortgage payments with the First Time Home Buyer Incentive. Trudeau has earmarked $1.25 billion in funding to the program over the next three years. The First Time Home Buyer Incentive took effect on Sept. 2, 2019, but confusion continues to swirl. Is this a loan? With no interest or regular payments? And no definitive dollar amount to be repaid?? To... [read more]


Thursday Aug 8th, 2019


Welcome to LEANNE FEENER who recently joined our RE/MAX Real Estate Team!  We are excited to grow our team with the addition of such highly qualified and knowledgeable real estate professionals such as Leanne. Her in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in the field of real estate combined with her passion and outgoing personality are sure to compliment the dynamics of the DiMascio Group Real Estate Team.  Leanne is... [read more]


Friday Jul 26th, 2019


Presenting Our Featured Listings... VIEW LISTING 12 Sugar Maple Rd THOROLD, ON $599,800  OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY 2-4 PM 3 bed|3 bath |1748 sqft MOVE IN READY! beautiful large raised bungalow over 3,000 sq ft of finished living space bright open concept living w vaulted ceilings master retreat with 4-piece en-suite, soaker-tub and walk-in closet fully finished basement gas fireplace in-law potential with separate entrance... [read more]


Friday Jul 12th, 2019


Presenting Our Featured Listings... 372 Cranbrook Drive - Hamilton, ON $579,000  NEW LISTING! Move In Ready!  This 3+1 bedroom is located on a quiet cul de sac!  This meticulously maintained home features hardwood flooring throughout the mainfloor, california shutters, crown moulding, granite counters.  Both the dining room and master bedroom walkout to the private backyard pool.  Located close to schools, parks, transit, highways, and shopping...... [read more]

7 Things To Consider Before Buying A House With A Pool

Monday Jul 8th, 2019


  Between hosting neighbourhood pool parties, the convenience of cooling off when the mercury rises, and having a solid excuse to buy cute, doughnut-shaped air mattresses, there are plenty of reasons why buying a property with a pool may seem like a no-brainer. But despite all the pros, consider the cons before you dive into a pool purchase. Inspector Gadgets If you’ve fallen in love with a house that has a pool, book an appointment with a... [read more]


Friday Jul 5th, 2019


Presenting Our Featured Listings...   57 Wardrope Ave Stoney Creek, ON $624,900  OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2 PM - 4 PM  Battlefield/Old Stoney Creek. Access to parks, trails, minutes to amenities. 2430 sqft of living space/ 3 bed 2.5 bath. In-law potential side entrance. Gorgeous eat in kitchen . Separate dining room for large family gatherings. Pool fully fence rear yard. Long double drive. Deep single garage. Numerous updates. Great curb appeal. Beautiful... [read more]

Habitat for Humanity Donations

Thursday Jul 4th, 2019


Habitat for Humanity can bring the community together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable home ownership. Home ownership is central to REALTORS® and is one of our community pillars – it is what we do every day. Collectively, local REALTORS® came together to raise $77,526.68 and $38,763.35 for Habitat Hamilton and Habitat Halton-Mississauga, respectively.... [read more]


Friday Jun 28th, 2019


Presenting Our Featured Listings...  57 Wardrope Ave Stoney Creek, ON $624,900  OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2 PM - 4 PM  Battlefield/Old Stoney Creek. Access to parks, trails, minutes to amenities. 2430 sqft of living space/ 3 bed 2.5 bath. In-law potential side entrance. Gorgeous eat in kitchen . Separate dining room for large family gatherings. Pool fully fence rear yard. Long double drive. Deep single garage. Numerous updates. Great curb appeal. Beautiful lot,... [read more]

Celebrate Canada’s birthday at Spencer Smith Park

Thursday Jun 27th, 2019


  Canada Day fireworks Burlington, Ont. – June 18, 2019 – Proudly presented by Canadian Tire – Burlington Store, the annual Canada Day Celebrations is returning to Spencer Smith Park on July 1 from 2 to 11 p.m. for a day of Canadian-inspired entertainment and activities. Marking the nation’s 152nd anniversary of confederation, the City of Burlington’s Canada Day will officially kick off at 4 p.m. with... [read more]

Burlington A Top Place to Retire....

Wednesday Jun 26th, 2019


Canada’s Top Retirement Destinations: Burlington, ONJune 24, 2019 Goodtimes As pleasing as Burlington is to the eye, the city offers lots of opportunities for retirees to learn and growArticle written By Wendy Haaf Photo: Tourism Burlington. When Liz and Bob Judge began visiting communities in southern Ontario in search of a new home closer to family in Toronto, they had a list of what they were looking for, topped by downtown living, walkability, and... [read more]


Friday Jun 21st, 2019


Presenting Our Featured Listings...   57 Wardrope Ave Stoney Creek, ON $624,900  OPEN HOUSE! SUNDAY 2 - 4 PM Battlefield/Old Stoney Creek Platreau. Access to parks, trails, minutes to amenities. 2430 sqft of living space/ 3 bed 2.5 bath. In-law potential side entrance. Gorgeous eat in kitchen . Separate dining room for large family gatherings. Pool fully fence rear yard. Long double drive. Deep single garage. Numerous updates. Great curb appeal. Beautiful... [read more]

Is a Renovation Worth the Return on Investment?

Wednesday Jun 19th, 2019


One of your objectives as a homebuyer – and ultimately, a home seller – is to achieve the highest return on investment. A hot property value boils down to a number of factors, such as location, proximity to public transit, the local and greater economy, and the market conditions at the time you list your home. While some of these factors are entirely out of the seller’s control, there are some things you can do to influence your home’s selling price. According to... [read more]


Saturday Jun 15th, 2019


  Presenting Our Featured Listings...   57 Wardrope Ave Stoney Creek, ON $624,900   OPEN HOUSE! SUNDAY 2-4  Battlefield/Old Stoney Creek Platreau. Access t parks, trails, minutes to amenities. 2430 sqft of living space/ 3 bed 2.5 bath. In-law potential side entrance. Gorgeous eat in kitchen . Separate dining room for large family gatherings. Pool fully fence rear yard. Long double drive. Deep single... [read more]


Friday Jun 7th, 2019


FEATURED LISTINGS! 53 Paradise Road S , Hamilton For Sale — $415,000 Great Westdale Neighbourhood!  Renovated Semi with 2 Generous size Bedrooms. Updated Kitchen with Quartz counters. Walk out from Kitchen to new deck with Escarpment views. Original Hardwood Floors all refinished on Main & Bedroom levels. Large Recreation room in lower level with separate walk out. Private lane way with 2 Car Garage. Parking for 4 cars. Furnace & A/C -2013. Garage doors-2017,... [read more]

Best Places to Live: Canada Liveability Report

Wednesday May 15th, 2019


Canadians love where they live; RE/MAX Report explores some of the best places to live in Canada 89 per cent of Canadians would recommend their neighbourhoods to others Major Canadian cities are a beacon for liveability   Canadians genuinely celebrate the liveability factors — the qualities that give each homeowner the true satisfaction of his/her home within the context of a neighbourhood — when it comes to choosing a property to buy and live... [read more]

15 Easy Tips on How to Sell Your Home in the Spring

Monday Apr 8th, 2019


Spring is the optimum time to sell a home. Regardless of whether it's a hot, cold or neutral market, inventory almost always rises in the spring because the largest number of buyers are actively searching for a new home during April, May, and June. If your home has been languishing on the market since the holidays, take it off the market. Give it a chance to "cool down" for a few weeks before putting it back on the... [read more]

The Cost of Selling Your Home Without a Real Estate Agent

Thursday Feb 28th, 2019


Everybody likes to save a little money. So when Rossana was ready to sell her condo a few years ago, she figured she could save some cash by selling it herself — without using a real estate agent. After all, her property was in a hot real estate market and she thought: "How hard could this be?" Rossana, a busy mother of one, had become overwhelmed juggling her daily responsibilities in addition to managing her rental condo. She had grown tired of being a landlord and... [read more]

Single home buyers hesitant to purchase, despite strong financial means and low debt

Tuesday Feb 5th, 2019


  Twenty-six per cent of single Canadians are considering purchasing a home on their own, with Atlantic Canada leading the pack at 34 per cent Fifty-two per cent of single Canadians said economic uncertainty and expensive home prices are the biggest factors impacting their decision not to purchase a home on their own As Canadians’ household debt ratio creeps higher across the country, single Canadians who are interested in buying a home on their own (26 per... [read more]

Sold Data Now Available

Wednesday Jan 23rd, 2019


All sold information now available. Did you know you can now view sold data on my website?   Visit realintro.com/debbiedimascio and click on browse listing on the side menu, then click on the Sold Listings tab and follow the instructions to view sold prices on listings in your neighbourhood.    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.           [read more]

5 Myths About House Fires You Probably Believe

Tuesday Jan 15th, 2019


In a fire, do you have minutes or seconds to escape? What’s more dangerous: flames or smoke? Separating fire myths from the facts can save your life. Myth 1: In a fire, flames cause the most casualties Reality: Typically, it’s the smoke that injures or kills. In as little as three to five minutes, smoke can fill a house and create complete darkness, even during daylight. Thick smoke, full of toxic by-products (carbon monoxide and fumes from the materials used to make your... [read more]


Thursday Oct 25th, 2018


Toronto and Vancouver luxury condo market bolstered by local buyers, downsizing retirees and Millennials Single-detached luxury homes sales in the $3+ million range in Toronto and Vancouver drop by 44% and 45%   Sales of single-detached homes priced $1-2 million have declined in Toronto and Vancouver, down 35 per cent year-over-year, according to the 2018 RE/MAX Spotlight on Luxury Report. In contrast, the luxury condo market in the $1-2 million range remains popular,... [read more]

Tips for Selling Your Home Quickly and at Maximum Value

Monday Aug 27th, 2018


Whether you’re moving on up or just moving on, this is an exciting time in your life with new challenges and new horizons ahead. There’s just one thing holding you back: the old house. Though full of wonderful memories, it can really hold you down if you can’t rid yourself of the property in time and at a good value. There are ways to make sure this doesn’t happen by attracting plenty of buyers to your open house with serious intentions to close, and at your price.... [read more]

Real Estate Scams

Wednesday May 23rd, 2018


Whether it be money owing or embezzlement - protecting yourself can be a lot of leg work but don't forget about common sense as well. The Globe and Mail and Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine has said it best with laying out these Top 6 Real Estate Scams - and how to avoid them.   Read below to be in the know! https://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/mortgages-and-rates/top-6-real-estate-scams-and-how-to-avoid-them/article13108985/ [read more]

This is where you should buy Real Estate in Canada

Thursday Apr 26th, 2018


“Location, location, location” is the mantra of smart homebuyers and successful real estate investors alike, and with good reason. Location is the one thing you can’t change about your home, and it affects virtually every other aspect of your life. Where will you socialize and who with? Will your kids have access to great schools and extra-curricular activities? How much time will you spend commuting to and from work? All biggies, when it comes to liveability. So,... [read more]

Home Improvement Projects That Will Increase The Resale Value Of Your Home

Wednesday Apr 25th, 2018


No matter how much you love your home, there’s always a chance that one day you’ll want to upgrade or downsize. You may decide that your current neighborhood is too far from your family members, or you might have a child entering school age and decide you want to move to a more desirable school district. Whatever the case, it’s possible that you’ll want to sell your home down the road, and every homeowner wants to get the most value during a sale.   There are... [read more]

Saftey in the Home

Monday Apr 23rd, 2018


There are many hazards in your home that you may not recognize.            Children are surely the ones able to find hazards you may not see yourself. Always keep an eye on your littles ones and know what they are up too - It sounds simple and obvious but sometimes distractions can get the best of us.   Having a house safe from potential injuries is the best household for kids. Using preventative measures avoids any injuries such... [read more]

Places to Eat – Burlington Edition

Tuesday Apr 17th, 2018


Looking for a new favorite restaurant in Burlington? Look no further! We have put together our favorite restaurants for you to try! From Vegan to Burgers to Mexican to Breakfast, these food you don't want to miss! 1. Son of a Peach 2. Lettuce Love Cafe 3. The Works 4. Boon Burger 5. Martini House 6. Barra Fion Tapas & Barrel 7. Max’s Bistro 8. Table 34 9. Pepperwoods 10. Burro 11. Jakes Grill & Oyster House 12. Stone House... [read more]

Decorating for the Holidays – Easter Edition

Thursday Mar 29th, 2018


Being a home owner definitely has its advantages and disadvantages. Lets just say decorating your home for the holidays is obviously an advantage. Who doesn’t want to bask in the beautiful colours and themes of the holiday brought upon us? We sure do as Easter is filled with pastel colours, blooming flowers, friendly bunnies and of course chocolate!   Here are a few tips to transforming your home into a perfect little Easter basket:   Colours This Easter be sure... [read more]

Spring is in the Air!

Monday Mar 26th, 2018


Here are tips for gardening this Spring: When starting your gardening this Spring, don’t forget about planting bushes and shrubs! These nursery plants can create a stunning landscape and even improve the resale value of your home without spending a fortune.   Consider the Gaps in your Yard Determine where you want the vegetation to be. Do you want a full flowerbed? Are you looking to cover the floor in your garden? Keep in mind the size and height the plants you are... [read more]

Tips on Preparing Your Home for an Open House

Friday Mar 23rd, 2018


While some experts may debate over how valuable open houses are to the sale of a home, the reality is that the success of your open house is directly proportional to the level of effort you put into preparing for your event. Here are some tips on how to get the most from your open house.   Doing the Dirty Work Everyone thinks they have great taste, and it can be hard to notice unappealing things in a home that has been yours for years. Cleaning, repairing, and decluttering are... [read more]

Moving with Less Stress!

Tuesday Feb 20th, 2018


You are probable one of the many people who think selling your home is a stressful endeavor. Well, we’re here to give you some advice to ensure you have a less stressful move!   Give Yourself Time As we all know, special dates and events sneak up on us faster than we can anticipate. Think about giving yourself 8-12 weeks – everything can be done with less stress if you just give yourself time! So take control of the time you are given! Instead of wasting away those... [read more]

Avoid Rental Fraud , Use a Real Estate Agent!

Thursday Nov 2nd, 2017


"Tips for protecting buyers and renters: Research other properties in the area to gauge if the property is priced appropriately for the market. Does the price seem realistic for the number of bedrooms and location? Keep in mind that if it sounds too good to be true, it likely is. Watch out for overly flowery descriptions and extensive lists of features as these are often signs of a realtor marketing a property, and not that of a landlord trying to rent out a house or... [read more]

Helping Canadians Keep Score

Thursday Aug 24th, 2017


  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 4th, 2017


"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 3rd, 2017


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 1st, 2017


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


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


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


  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]


Tuesday Jul 18th, 2017


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


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 4th, 2017


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


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


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


"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


"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


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


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


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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