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Special guests for todays Hamilton Real Estate show Jennifer Draho and Monique Mackay Sales Representatives for the Golfi Team. Topic today is - Renovations and things to think about before you decide to start.
1.    Budget, budget, budget
2.    Find the right contractor
3.    Be realistic
4     Do your research
5.    It's all in the details
6.    Get advice
7.    Don't have any regrets
8.    Renovate for the future
9.    Check in every day
10.   Have fun!
Biggest Renovating Mistakes...Listen to our show here

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Today's Hamilton Real Estate show is with Ashley Sidler, Sales Representative with the Golfi Team. We are in the studio with Rick Zamperin to discuss a few real estate related topics. We are talking about January Stats just in from the Hamilton Burlington Real Estate Board and how has the Go Station affected real estate numbers in our area. George O'Neill, CEO of the The Hamilton-Burlington board is expecting another double digit increase in housing prices in 2017. Median price is expected to rise abut 12% which would bring the average price of a home in Hamilton-Burlington to over half million. These stats combine the numbers for Hamilton, Burlington and surrounding areas. Also,  would a violent crime in the neighborhood affect the sale price of

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Today in the studio, we have Rob Golfi with Rick Zamperin and Jennifer Draho, Sales Representative with The Golfi Team.

2016 ended with a bang. Normally December is a month where everyone is in Holiday mode and there is not a lot of action in Real Estate. Rob Golfi says that his expectations for sales for the month of December was much more conservative than the actual numbers for the month. The Golfi Tem sales for the month of December 2016 were double from last year for the same month. Stats from the real estate board show that sales were up for the whole board for December 2016 compared to last year. The weather may have been a factor. We didn't have 2 feet of snow to walk through to be able to show a house. With the warm weather, people continued

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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. Being one of the only Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian and Bulgarian speaking realtors in this area, has given Chris the opportunity to use his native tongues in his everyday work.

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

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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 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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