June 2017

There are 5 blog entries for June 2017.


Guest Today - Yvonne Villeneuve, Marketing Manager from Grasshopper Solar

In today's discussion, we will answer questions you may have about solar panels on your home.

If my roof is covered in solar panels, how do i go about fixing it?
How does solar effect my roof?
What about my house insurance?
What about maintenance?
How much does solar cost?
Are there government incentives or rebates I can take advantage of for the installation of solar panels?
What does solar do for the resale of my home?

Also today - Are Torontonians the "New Hamiltonians"?
Stuart Berman wrote an article in the Toronto Life Magazine. His wife is actually from Dundas. Stuart grew in Toronto and loved the hustle and bustle, the restaurants and everything about Toronto. Stuarts

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In studio for a discussion today is Rick Zamperin with Rob and Phil Golfi and Special Guests Anthony Passarelli - Senior Market Analyst and Lindsay Harvey both from CHMC.

Mortgage Loan Insurance Focus

1. What is CMHC’s role in the housing market?

2. What is Mortgage Loan Insurance?

3. How does MLI help Canadians?

4. Can you explain the recent changes to Mortgage Loan Insurance premiums that came into effect on March 17?

5. A few weeks ago, CMHC released its annual Mortgage Consumer Survey, what insights did it reveal?

6. Recently CMHC updated its Homebuying Step by Step guide, can you share some of the updates?

7. What other resources does CMHC have available for consumers during the homebuying process?

Market Analysis Focus

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Topics for this show:

GTA home sales plummet – Hamilton still strong

Hamilton real estate boom continue despite listing hike

Hamilton Creating new city for millennials to live in.

Today's Special Guests: Claudio Mostacci – Fire Information Officer - and Brody Rob’s Dog

How important are smoke alarms and how often do you have to check them?

How are firefighters different now to when you started your career, whether technology, new training, new tactics, new equipment?

If there is a fire on the stove what should someone do?

How fast can a fire spread with open concept homes compared to the 100 year old homes?

How much time do you spend on fire prevention, whats going on?

Do you think it’ll ever be mandatory for sprinklers in new homes?

How have the new developments…
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Rob Golfi, Phil Golfi and Rick Zamperin are in the CHML studio and these are the topics….
- Has Hamilton’s Real Estate Market prices reached its peak?
- The minimum wage increase – Will a $15 minimum wage be good for Real Estate?
- Hamilton’s Economic Department going to Toronto. They want to sell our city to Toronto…to show them that Hamilton is a hidden gem. Hamilton has room to develop and is not as expensive as Toronto. Everything is changing in the Downtown core of Hamilton.
- The Real Estate Market is now shifting. The activity level has dropped considerably. Multiple Offers are no longer the norm. The market is not as intense. Conditions can now go back into the offers. Sellers are now becoming difficult because they don’t understand the shift in

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Need a Greek Speaking Real Estate Agent? John was born and raised in Hamilton to Greek immigrant parents. He grew up in the family business, a Greek grocery and bakery, that was considered one of the cornerstones of the Greek community in Hamilton. Later he attended Algonquin College in Ottawa, graduating from the Architectural Technology program. John’s career in residential housing started with his own business designing custom homes in the Ottawa-Carleton area. After moving back to Hamilton in 2005 he set his business in a new direction buying distressed century homes and renovating/restoring them. Johns love, knowledge and history in housing as well as the Greater Hamilton Area equips him with all the tools needed to give clients a first class real

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