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 complete. I stay in touch with my clients in the months and years in between transactions.

I want to be available to them if they need me... for advice... a question... a contractor recommendation... or anything else real estate related.

Of course, I also want to be able to provide the best service when they’re ready to make a move and find their next dream home.

Staying in touch regularly and helping my clients with all of their real estate needs, may take more effort, but that’s the kind of real estate professional I want to be.

So, please don’t hesitate to give me a call if you need anything.


Debbie DiMascio 

Sales Representative, DiMascio Group 

Direct: 905-330-6321
Office: 905-639-7676
Email: Debbie@DiMascioGroup.com



"Oh by the way...If you know of someone who is thinking of buying or selling a home, who would appreciate the kind of services I offer, I would love to help them. I am never too busy for your referrals!"



Outperforming the Industry

January 2020

2020 has had a strong start and has proven to be the strongest January in our company’s history. 

We outperformed our trading area by 2 times in sales performance, and we outpaced our board in new listings by almost 15%. 

Appointments are up by nearly 40%, illustrating that our market is firing on all cylinders.

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A Modest Sellers’ Market

January Statistics
The number of sales for single family properties within the entire RAHB market increased by 10 per cent compared to the same month last year, and the average sale price increased by 9.4 per cent.

Townhouse sales activity across the entire RAHB market area decreased from January 2019 by 6.2 per cent, and the average townhouse sale price increased by 10.8 per cent to $518,361.

Apartment-style property sales decreased by 1.4 per cent from January 2019, and the average price increased by 9.6 per cent.

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Are You Ready to Buy Up?

No matter how much you love your current home, you may still be dreaming of the day you can buy up into a better home in a better neighbourhood.

Is that day today or a few years down the road?

Here’s a quick way to make that assessment.

First, make a list of all the practical reasons why it might be time to move up. Those reasons might include features such as: more bedrooms; proximity to work and school; a larger backyard with trees; nearby parks and walking paths; and, better access to things you enjoy, like theatre.

Next, make a list of the emotional reasons for making such a move. Those reasons might include memorable get-togethers with friends on a more spacious deck; an easier and less stressful commute to work; more family time with the kids; and, enjoyable Saturday golf at a nearby course.

Finally, take a financial snapshot to determine if you can afford to move up. You’ll need to get a good idea of what your current property will sell for in today’s market, the average price of homes in your desired neighbourhood, and how much mortgage you can afford.

Once you have all of that down on paper, you’ll have a clear picture of your readiness. If the practical and emotional reasons for buying up are compelling, and you can afford to make the move, then, you have your answer.

The time to move is now!

By the way, if you need help in making this determination - especially figuring out what
your home will likely sell for, call today.


Will Your Furniture Fit?

When shopping for a new house or condo, most buyers consider factors such as neighbourhood, proximity to schools, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, size of the kitchen, and more.

These are, of course, all important considerations. But, there’s one question that few buyers ask until it’s too late: “Will our furniture fit?”

This may seem like a trivial concern. But, if you’ve invested thousands of dollars in a new living room set, you’re going to be very disappointed if it looks too crowded in your new home.

Here’s a tip: measure rooms in your current home that contain the furniture you like most. This could be the living room, rec room, master bedroom or even the patio. Then imagine how much smaller - if at all - that room could be while still accommodating the furniture.

When you view properties on the market, take those measurements with you. That way, you’ll be able to quickly determine if room sizes are going to be an issue.


Finding the Perfect “Kid-Friendly” Neighbourhood

Fast forward a few years and imagine that your kids have grown up. They’ve come back to the “old neighbourhood” to reminisce. What will they remember? The playground where they hung out with their friends? The quiet cul-de-sac where they learned to ride their bikes? The park where they picnicked and flew kites?

Lasting memories are built in neighbourhoods where amenities match lifestyles. When shopping for a new home, evaluate a prospective new neighbourhood against the following 3 E’s:

Education: What resources are available in the neighbourhood to help with your child’s education? Are there schools and other services, such as libraries or art studios? How do they rate?

Environment: Is it safe? Do your kids need to cross busy streets to go to parks or to school? Are there other families with kids the same age?

Entertainment: Swimmers need pools and soccer players need a field. Are the right facilities, programs, and leagues available for your kids? Where will you play as a family?

Keep the 3 E’s in mind when choosing your next neighbourhood. You’ll start a lifetime of wonderful memories for you - and your kids.


P.A. Day Camp – Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2020
Happy Valentine’s Day!

At Ireland House Museum we’re making homemade cards, trying a candy heart science experiment, and crafting love bugs to take home.

Who is it for?
Our camps are open to anyone between the ages of 5 and 12.

Tickets : $40.00/day

Please note: Museum members with Family Memberships receive a 5% discount on weekly and daily children’s camp bookings. Should you wish to purchase a family annual membership ($60) or if you are already a member and need a discount code to complete your booking, please contact Marrianne Paley at marrianne.paley@burlington.ca.

How to get tickets?

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Date & Time: Friday, February 14, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The day begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm, accommodating morning and mid-afternoon nutrition breaks as well as a lunch time. Nutrition items and lunches are NOT provided.

Venue: Ireland House Museum, 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON

 Free Parking
There is no parking available onsite. Parking is available at MM Robinson High School located at 2425 Upper Middle Road. Accessibility drop off is located on Ireland Drive.   Public transport accessible

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Notable, Quotable, Quotes!

“The few who ‘do’ are the envy of the many who ‘watch’.”
Jim Rohn

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
Maya Angelou

“One must desire something to be alive.”
Margaret Deland

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