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Chris Sarievski is a Remax real estate agent who moved back to Macedonia with his family when he was 4 years old. Macedonian is his first language and English is his second. He has also learned to speak Serbian, Croatian and Bulgarian

Chris Sarievski is a consistent top performing realtor in the Hamilton Burlington and Niagara real estate market, he goes the extra mile and works hard to achieve the results his clients deserve and expect from him!

His clientele consists of first time buyers that take comfort in knowing he will take the time necessary to help guide them through all of the steps of the home buying process and answer any questions that they will have and he strives to make this process as simple and enjoyable as can be.

Investors and

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Rob Golfi is in the studio with Mike McNeil and Rick Zamperin. Topics today include

1. The change in the market from 2015 to 2016. On Hamilton Mountain from January to June 2016, the average selling price of a single family home was $385,000. Comparing July to Dec 31st of 2016, the average selling price of a home increased to 415,000. This is a $30,000 increase in only 6 months. CHMC predicts a further 17% increase in prices in 2017 in the Hamilton/Burlington area.On the other hand OREA (The Ontario Real Estate Association) predicts that there will be less sales so that means that inventory will be tight in 2017 as the availability of homes goes down. This means that if you buy a home soon, chances are prices will go up by end of year and the investment

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Buying a home in the GTA now requires a six figure income. The household income required to afford a home in the GTA is approximately $180,000. If salaries stay the same and interest rates increase, the GTA buyer buying in Toronto will be unable to afford their home. This is creating a push in the Hamilton market for GTA buyers that see housing here as being much more affordable. An average home around Brock University is $373,000 so the approximate household income required to support a home here is $76,000. So commuting to Hamilton from Toronto is becoming a 'thing' for Torontonians. They are now willing to commute 1 1/2 hours to and from work every single day to be able to afford a home. What comes with all this push for Torontonians buying in Hamilton…
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Today in the studio with Rick Zamperin and Rob Golfi is Ashley Sidler from The Golfi Team.  Exciting news for The Golfi Team is their Official partnership with The Hamilton Bulldogs. Also in discussion today is Elf on the Shelf -  a unique Golfi Team Voting Contest for listeners. Email questions@golfiteam.com if you have a question for Rob Golfi.

We have record Sales once again for the month of November for the Hamilton and Niagara Region. The population is growing and the GTA buyers are still moving towards the Niagara and Hamilton regions. Also the infrastructure for this region is only getting better as well. Listen to the show to hear the numbers for the sales in this area. A combination of interest rates, influx of outside buyers and a population

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Topic for today’s show  is Landlords,  things you should know before becoming a landlord  and how to avoid common mistakes rental mistakes. Today Rob Golfi is in the studio with Rick Zamperin and special guest Nilo Grabar, Paralegal Of Centennial Law Group  905-526-0736.

Things you should know before becoming a landlord.

1.    Rental properties: Do it legally, or don't do it.

2.    Is it a get rich quick scheme?

3.    I the rent taxable and there are expenses.

4.    Once they're in, it's hard to get tenants out.

5.    A rental unit in your basement won't necessarily add to the value of your home.

6.    Should Landlords be handy.

 How to avoid common mistakes of first-time landlords.

1. Should you live near your rental property

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Topic for today’s show is what is happening in today's market and we will be covering a variety of real estate topics. Rob and his team also discuss with Rick Zamperin the scandal over hidden cameras revealing the unethical practice of Toronto Realtors. Today Rob Golfi is in the studio with Rick Zamperin and special guests sales representatives from the Golfi Team - Jennifer Draho and Monique Mackay

Today’s Topic – What is happening in the Real Estate Market…

 1.    Royal Bank of Canada increase fixed mortgage rates

2.    Ontario helping first time buyers

3.    Hidden cameras reveal Toronto agents

4.    Should you buy a home from relatives privately?

5.    Mistakes of buying a flip – story to tell

6.    What’s easy, to purchase a flip

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With Rob today in the studio with Rick Zamperin is Sam Migliaccio of Mortgage Architects Hamilton  at 905-574-9200   Topics: - Whats happening in the Mortgage industry.   1.       Mortgage Broker vs Bank 2.       Can a buyer buy a home with as little as 5% down more than  once in their life time? 3.       Can a buyer buy a 2nd home with 5% down while still owning an insured mortgage? 4.       what are the current privileges offered for 1st time buyers? 5.       what are the current options for people wanting to buy a second home for a rental? 6.       Do mortgage brokers charge fees?  7.        What is the new approval process now? What is the stress test and how does it affect first time home…
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Topic today: Buying an investment property.  

Should you buy a single family home, duplex, small apartment building and do you have what it takes to be a landlord or should you hire a management company? Send your questions to questions@golfiteam.com and we will get you the answers to your questions. Buying an investment property and dealing with tenants is something you have to think hard about. There are professional bad tenants out there that go from landlord to landlord not paying their rent and/or destroying the property. 

Going down the path of buying a property and having tenants could be a great investment but it could also be a nightmare. When you decide to rent a property make sure that you have them fill out an application. Then also take

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New Mortgage Rules will ‘reduce the risk’ of a housing crash in Canada. The housing market remains hot, but healthy. The new rules will regulate mortgages to ensure that the economy will not be harmed with this hot market that we are currently experiencing. Ashley Sidler is in the studio with Rob Golfi and Rick Zamperin to discuss this and other local real estate topics. Email your questions to questions@robgolfi.com.

The new mortgage-rate “stress test” to ensures that buyers
can afford to get into the market in the first place and meet their payments when lending levels begin to rise. Buyers will need to qualify at a higher interest rate so that the property can be more affordable to the buyer even though their actual interest rate is the going

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