DiMascio Group



RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc., Brokerage

RAHB REALTORS® Release September 2019 Statistics Oct 2, 2019

Monday Oct 07th, 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 08th, 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 08th, 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 05th, 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 04th, 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 07th, 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 08th, 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 05th, 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 02nd, 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 04th, 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 03rd, 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 01st, 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 04th, 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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