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February 20th, 2019 
Dan Giannini
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2019 AND BEYOND!!!
Friday, 15 February 2019, 01:17:47 PM
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I have just come across an extensive economic outlook for 2019 along with some insights as to what the future could bring to us.

The general opinion is that borrowing costs may be lower than what we paid in 2018. This could lead to a rise in house prices in the range of mid-single digits. Our economy will continue to expand under low unemployment levels and as a result consumer spending will remain high.

Everyone familiar with the GTA knows that we need more affordable housing and better transit options. The creation of more townhouses, row houses and duplex is seen as a very quick answer to this problem. This type of housing is relatively easy and quick to put together. Two or three units can easily be put into a large existing home. The Ontario Government is committed to cutting red tape in order to allow more affordable housing.

In the GTA we have many low density neighborhoods. By increasing the density here in the above mentioned manner, the problem of cheap housing can be solved. History has proven that this should not have a negative impact on value.

By any ones calculation home ownership in the GTA has proven to be a quality long term investment. In the short term there can be some volatility. Steps must be taken in a cautious measured way.

Dan 416-432-9587   

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THERE IS TALK OF EASING THE MORTGAGE RULES. JUST THE SHOT IN THE ARM WE NEED!
Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 11:50:04 AM
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A few years ago the Government brought in strict lending rules to cool down an out of control market.

Well anyone involved in the market can tell you that this has been accomplished.

If they would ease the rules a bit, it sure would make life a lot easier for Buyers and Sellers alike.

As soon as I hear anything, I will let you know.

Dan 416-432-9587

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THE GTA IS FOODIE HEAVEN! JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I FOUND THE BEST SUSHI PLACE EVER!
Friday, 08 February 2019, 10:44:23 AM
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I love the restaurant seen in the GTA. I love almost all types of foods. For me the best places to eat are the mom and pop places. I find these places simply offer up the best of the best.

Over the last year or so I have been in love with everything sushi. As a result I have found what I believe are the best sushi places all over the GTA. 

Whether I am in Richmond Hill, Etobicoke, or Mississauga, if sushi is the craving I know where to go. Yesterday I was looking at properties in the neighbourhood of St. Clair / Spadina. One of the very best Toronto neighbourhoods. After my work was done I took a little walk in the area. Just trying to take it all in. I love all of Toronto's pockets and this is one of my favorites.

After a half hour in, I stumble upon a very small eatery with a big neon sign. Authentic Japanese Sushi. This place hit me on all my points. Small, sushi, authentic Japanese, no one was there just one older Gentleman behind the counter and a young waiter looking at his phone.

I walk in and get the greatest welcome. Was first asked if I was dining in or taking out? I was eating there. I was immediately offered tea and a menu.

The menu was thorough and had all I wanted. I ordered a small sashimi platter with miso soup and salad.

The food arrived in good time and was presented beautifully. The young waiter was so attentive without being  overbearing. Once done I was up at the counter paying my bill. I noticed many pictures of a toddler all over the cash register. I ask my waiter who that was? The older man behind the counter answers with a big smile, that's my grandson.

This is a livable city. There are millions of stories like this everyday everywhere.  Sure we have a ton of problems that we have to deal with.

But this mega city is worth every ache and pain it puts us through.

Last night this was a big peace of paradise for me.

I hope all of you can find a little corner in this huge city that can give you this same feeling!

 

Dan 416-432-9587 

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WHERE THERE IS RISK THERE IS ALSO OPPORTUNITY!
Wednesday, 06 February 2019, 09:19:08 AM
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This market we are in is risky. Risky for buyers and risky for sellers!

Over the past few months I have seen some people get burned in this market. Sellers that found themselves stuck and got burned. Buyers that really did not make a good deal.

On the flip side of the coin I experienced some buyers and sellers come out ahead to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Every situation brings forth an opportunity. 

Try to see the opportunity in every situation.

Plan a strategy that will work to bring this opportunity to fruition.

Be careful! It is not written in stone! Where there is opportunity there is also risk!  

Let me help you seize the opportunity!

 

Dan 416-432-9587 

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Well January is under our belts and the pace is slow!!!
Posted on Mon, 04 Feb 2019, 08:54:34 AM  in Marketing strategies

I have just read some economic reports that paints a subdued picture for economies of major countries. There are a whole list of reasons for this happening. The end result is the same, we have had a slow start to the year.

The big news for people in the housing market is with regards to interest rates. They should not be increasing for the time being. If this type of market persists we may even see a lowering of interest rates later in the year.

One economist suggested that this sluggishness may not last past the first quarter. With any luck this will be true.

For those buying or selling real estate at this time caution must be taken. An experienced agent will make all the difference.

Dan 416-432-9587 

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INTEREST RATES ARE COMING DOWN A BIT!
Thursday, 17 January 2019, 08:02:16 AM
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Well a major bank has announced that it is cutting interest rates. A good sign and I am sure all other lenders will follow suit.

The economy could use a little boost and I guess this is an encouraging move.

For the housing market I would like to see an easing of the strict lending rules. Falling interest rates are good but tough lending policies still are a barrier.

Dan 416-432-9587

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IN BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS AS IN PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS IT IS THE PERSONAL TOUCH THAT COUNTS
Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019, 08:17:30 AM  in My services

Throughout our day to day activities we are constantly interacting with other people.

Going to the same coffee shop or store everyday to buy our goods is a little nicer when the help acknowledges that you come in on a regular basis. Greeted with a warm smile and perhaps offered your regular order without having to say anything sure feels good. We all need that personal touch. Something with as little as a warm smile when you enter, a thank you for coming when you leave or please come again as a final good bye sure goes a long way. This is hard to get a handle on but the personal connection with someone is far greater than any concrete interactions will ever be.

I go to a particular building supply outlet when I need something for one of my houses. I also go there for good advise. I try to articulate to them exactly what I am trying to accomplish. They give me the best advise and several options on how I may achieve my goal. They have never steered me wrong in over 30 years.

At home I have grown adult children. From time to time they fall short in their day to day comings and goings. Now they know they should have paid that car payment but for some reason they find themselves short. Work might have been cut back or had to make a donation to a friend's birthday gift. Now these being adults still at home they do not want to ask for help because of pride or shame. I see what the situation is and offer financial help without any lecture or stern look. I quietly slip them the money they need without bringing attention so others in the household are not made aware. Can this lead to other problems down the road? Sure they can. But for this emergency a quiet hand out from Dad goes a long way in building that personal bond.

Business is no different. You must somehow discover what your client's personal soft needs are and fulfill them. One may need you to clean the house for them, another may need a lawyer to complete the transaction and another may need a friend to listen to them recount their most important moments in that house they are now selling. It is so hard to figure out as a provider of goods and services. When you can make that soft, personal connection you will have a client for life. Bring the human touch. We are all humans and need to be treated humanely.

You will have set yourself apart from all the others.

Dan 416-432-9587   

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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!! NOW IT IS BACK TO WORK!!!
Posted on Tue, 08 Jan 2019, 10:18:00 AM  in Home selling tips

Here we are in 2019.

Plenty of things to do for all of us. I hope everyone was able to enjoy what the season had to offer.

The real estate market is hard to predict for the coming year. Last fall we saw some price softening in certain markets. I believe that we will still be in positive territory but feel that the days are numbered.

I have seen this type of market before and am able to adjust.

For those looking to sell at these higher prices the window may be narrowing.

Should you wish to discuss your individual situation please call; 416-432-9587.

Thank You

Dan 

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PLENTY TO TALK ABOUT, BUT HEY IT'S CHRISTMAS, WE'LL TALK ABOUT IT NEXT YEAR!
Thursday, 20 December 2018, 08:56:22 AM
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The markets are up or the markets are down. Who were the winners and who were the losers? What happened in 2018 and what to expect in 2019. These are all good topics and there are many more that I have not mentioned yet. 

But you know it is time for a pause! We have all done what we could and it is time to enjoy what we have now. I hope all of you have been able to do some of the pre-festivities stuff. Like shop for presents, take in the lights, decorate a bit and plan fun things for the next few days. It doesn't have to be complete or perfect.

I am hoping to see most of my family and as many friends as possible while the next week unravels. Hope to enjoy without going overboard.

A big part of me though is looking forward to 2019. I feel a certain excitement towards the months ahead.

Until then lets all enjoy a bit the wonders that we have in our lives now.

Dan  

 

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PEOPLE ARE THINKING CHRISTMAS, THOSE THINKING REAL ESTATE MAY GET THE BEST GIFT!
Posted on Mon, 10 Dec 2018, 01:53:05 PM  in Home buying tips

The year is drawing to an end quickly. Most people are not thinking real estate!

For those of you who want to buy, there are many really good and well priced properties out there.

Force yourself away from all the revelry and you just may end up with the best gift of all.

Landing that perfect home at a reduced price may be your greatest gift you could ever give yourself!

Dan 416-432-9587

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