Monday, December 14, 2009

Retirement Living, Origin Evergreen, Mississauga


Is It Time To Talk with Mom and Dad about Downsizing?

In my personal life, I remember talking to my parents about downsizing. Then suddenly one passed and now it has become more difficult to discuss with my mother because there are too many memories in that home.

I, myself, have many happy moments in the home where I grew up. I did not expect to change my perspective of asking advice from my mother to trying to make healthy decisions for her. As her health becomes an issue, the conversation of care becomes something we discuss quite often. The financial realities of elder care and the direct cost of nursing homes or assisted living centers needs us all to reevaluate how we will deal with these issues.

Origin Evergreen - This is what Retirement Living should be. State of the art facilities catering to a wide range of needs and the mobility levels of both active and non-active seniors! Six beautiful "Garden Flats" are available: 1 bedroom + den ,and 2 bedroom + den from $299,000 -$460,000. There are other units also available in the highrise.
Here are some of the units available in this facility:


If you require any further information about these units, contact Betty Bart at 416 427 1875.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage


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Friday, December 4, 2009

Seasons Greetings from Betty Bart

Happy Holidays,

The holiday season is fast approaching, if it hasn't already started for some of us. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you, and all your loved ones, the merriest of holidays. We don't have any snow, yet, but Santa is in the malls after coming into town during the Santa Claus parade in Mississauga, Oakville, and of course the big one, The Toronto Santa Claus Parade.

I hope you take some time to sit back with your families and have some hot chocolate, something extra if you partake, and just look at the eyes and see the enjoyment of everyone around you.

I'm just going to reiterate what I have been saying regarding real estate, we are short on inventory and during the month of December, the list gets a little smaller. There are still some HOT buyers out there and as for the sellers, why not start the New Year knowing that a new home is just around the corner and when you pack up the decorations, just keep on packing.

Michael Polzler, Executive Vice President, RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada said it best: " 2009 was without question the year of the house. Real estate not only defied industry and analysts' predictions in 2009 -- it's performance went well beyond the realm of expectation by boosting consumer confidence levels and ultimately kick starting the national economic engine. Low interest rates were the principal factor driving home buying activity. NO ONE CAN DISCOUNT THE VALUE THAT CANADIANS PLACE ON OWNING A HOME."

If you see some information in the Market Watch that you would like to discuss, call/email me and let's sit over a glass of egg nog and talk about it. I'm here. I just need your call.

Merry Christmas and the Happiest of the Holiday Season to all. I look forward to continuing to provide you with valuable information in the coming year, and maybe, we will do some business together.

Kindest Regards,
Betty

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
OFFICE: 905 828 3434
DIRECTLY : 416 427 1875
EMAIL; betty@bettybart.com
WEB SITE: http://www.bettybart.com/

psst: I am never too busy for your referrals. They are greatly appreciated.

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Value of a Realtor, Mississauga


Did you participate in the Real Estate Market this year? Did you sell a house that no longer met your needs and purchase a home that was more conducive to your lifestyle? If you are one of the thousands that did one or the other, or both, chances are you used the professional services of a realtor.

It may seem that a realtor does very little. Maybe, the access to the MLS system was part of the reason you decided to work with a realtor. We, as realtors use the MLS system, but it is just one of the tools that we have at our fingertips to offer, and provide, you with professional services.

We can access the Muncipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) to provide you with invaluable information regarding taxes on individual properties ownership histories and lot size specifics.

We also use Teranet's GeoWarehouse where we can retrieve even more informaion to use in your decision-making process. For example: streetscape imagery, mapped neighbourhood sales, and average local incomes.

If you are considering a newly constructed home we, as realtors, can access RealNet. This is Canada's database of new home listings. This site includes current records updated on a monthly basis. This database can be conducted by housing type, location, price range and number of bedrooms. It can produce builder names, lot sizes, condo fees, and availabitliy of units.

Your realtor can advise you on government programs that will save you some money. For example: Home Renovation Tax Credit, the EnerGuide for Houses Retrofit Grant.

We can provide you with contact names for financial information. Mortgage specialists that will allow you to apply for a mortgage, and give you information as to whether you can afford a home, or perhaps not at this time.

We can advise first-time homebuyers of programs available to make that first purchase.

We search through huge amounts of paperwork to provide you with information on important issues such as property taxes, HST, land transfer tax, closing costs on both buying and selling a home, etc.

Contact Betty Bartusevicius 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage

I can help you save time and money by shopping smarter;

There is no time like the present to begin your investigations into a property purchase or sale that will lead to sound decision making.

Experience is not expensive; it is Priceless.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Quality Over Quantity As A Real Estate Agent


I have always enjoyed quality over quantity in all aspects of my life. Give me 1 great movie to enjoy instead of 10 so/so movies. The same goes for service that is provided to me and that includes real estate service. I have been a buyer and a seller in my "before I became an agent" days. I hope I have given the quality kind in my "now I'm an agent days".

Don't get me wrong; mistakes are made, deals do not close, and there are many cracks in the details that can (and do) slip through. A real estate transaction requires careful explanations and understanding, a watchful eye to check the files and massive communication to keep tabs on everything that is produced and the participants. We, as agents, are constantly working with different (sometimes opposite) personalities. I have always felt, and stated, that I have done my job if the seller feels he/she sold for too low and/or if the buyer feels that he/she paid a little too high. I believe that both sides win if each agent feels that they did more than their fair share of work and no one reminds anyone how great they are and why!!!

Very few buyers and sellers in real estate care how many homes an agent has sold in the last year or in the last decade. I believe that sellers care about THEIR sale. What you did as an agent in the past, is history.

Our job as Realtors is about THE CUSTOMER, the quality of service provided, and the handling of each and every separate transaction with integrity and professionalism. Some of us have forgotten this.

This is strictly my opinion. Some Realtors will disagree. That's okay.

The above is a comment by:

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
OFFICE: 905 828 3434
EMAIL: betty@bettybart.com

Thursday, November 5, 2009

October Market Watch Mississauga Real Estate




NOVEMBER MARKET UPDATES

In a clear sign that the housing market has shifted into recovery mode, residential housing sales in Canada’s major markets has reported record sales in the past few months. Toronto and Vancouver led the charge with sales among the highest in history for both local real estate boards.

Michael Polzler, Executive Vice President, RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada, has stated that “Canadians believe in homeownership — a fact best illustrated by the purchasers who ventured forward in recent months and snapped up some of the best real estate deals this market has seen in years. Those who chose to sit it out on the sidelines are now facing a market in transition, characterized by the threat of rising interest rates, low inventory levels, and upward pressure on housing values.”

Overall, major markets began to recover in March. Average prices are holding steady or climbing, days on market are down, and inventory levels continue to tighten, especially at entry-level price points. There is a surge of first-time home buyers back on the market and this has created great conditions for a 'move up" market.

Once again, I apologize to my buyers. You have competed in multiple offers, lost, and then eventually we have won. Those that we lost, I could not justify their prices. Those that moved quickly should be in their new homes very soon. Those of you who have decided to wait, are now looking at a continuing shortage of inventory. I will help. I will persevere and continue to do my job. It's been an exciting year. I am still able to get you into your home before the end of the year so that 2010 is truly a NEW YEAR.

If you need my help, contact me directly at 416.427.1875. Email me anytime at http://www.bettybart.com/AgentProfile/contactme.cfm. Know someone who is thinking of making a move? Feel free to pass along my information. My testimonials say it all.

Let's pull out our coats and let's get together to look at homes. Remember, I have a key to all homes listed for sale.

EXPERIENCE IS NOT EXPENSIVE!!!!
IT IS PRICELESS!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Market Watch Mississauga Real Estate


Now that we have put away our shorts and tee shirts, pulled out our sweaters (and some mornings mittens), we can all settle into the routines that we put aside during the summer months.

Most people were anticipating the inventory numbers to start increasing over September as potential sellers get back from summer vacation and decide to list. It hasn’t happened, yet. With listings down 42%, buyers are competing for less product, which leads to "bidding wars".

Homes that are priced well are not lasting on the FOR SALE list. Especially in Lorne Park and Mississauga Homes for sale. If you don't jump quickly, you lose because there are more and more multiple offer situations. Buyers are starved for product.

Much of the activity has to do with low interest rates. Consumer confidence is up. That's all you need in a recovering economy.

For a complete report, visit Market Watch on my web site, sign up and one will be sent to you automatically. Want to talk about it? Contact Betty at 416 427 1875 or through email at betty@bettybart.com.

My web site is a sought after resource for the weekly postings of available Lorne Park properties. By accessing Betty's Pic of the Week and signing up for the instantly downloadable report, you can receive up to date information of some of the homes that are available in this elegant community.

If you know someone who is thinking of selling or buying a home now or in the future, feel free to pass along my name and number as all referrals are greatly appreciated.
Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
OFFICE: 905.828.3434
CELL: 416.427.1875
EMAIL: betty@bettybart.com
WEB SITE: www.bettybart.com

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Natural Gas Plant Oakville

After months of protesting the location of a 900-megawatt natural gas plant, members of the Oakville community found out on September 30th that the Oakville site has been approved for construction. The Oakville site, located at the corner of Ford Dr. and the QEW, was one of four other sites being considered for the location. The other three sites, which were to be in the Clarkson area in Mississauga, were turned down after the combined efforts of protesting residents, politicians and health officials.

So, Oakville residents do not want a power plant built in their neighbourhood? As William Mellor, from Durham, had stated in a letter written to the editor of the Toronto Star; "If Oakville doesn’t want a power generating plant and the jobs it will provide, reduce the power consumption to the point where the plant becomes unnecessary."

Construction of the plant is to start in mid-2010, and will create 600 new construction jobs and 25 permanent jobs over a period of two years. Power officials claim that the plant will only run at about 40 percent of the time, and has a basic goal of providing electricity when demand is high. This plant has been approved just as the Ontario government has begun shutting down all coal-fired plants in the province.

Mississauga residents in the Clarkson community can now relax that the power plant is not being built in their backyard and that property prices will not be affected. Now would be the perfect time for all Oakville residents who are against the building of the power plant to look at properties Mississauga. We will welcome all of you with open arms. If you have an opinion about the plant, just make a comment to this blog.




Are you an Owner? If you own property in the Mississauga, Oakville, or Burlington Communities, and you would like to sell your residence, contact Betty Bartusevicius at 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875 and get a free market analysis.

Are you a Buyer and are interested in purchasing a home in the 905 area code? Contact Betty to receive FOR SALE/SOLD data of neighbourhoods to enable you to make an informed decision and do some comparable shopping.

If you know of friends, family, or colleagues who are thinking about making a real estate move, feel free to pass along my contact information. Know that their real estate needs will be well attended to with kindness and professionalism. Your referrals will be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Featured Home Foxwood Mississauga Real Estate


Located at 3964 Foxwood Avenue in Mississauga, this home is looking for a new family. This home boasts an enlarged family room with a corner fireplace. The kitchen has been renovated with 'Kessebohmer' organizers and 'Blum' Blue Motion cabinets and hardware, updated flooring with Italian Porcelian Tiles and backsplash!Large versitile and popular living/dining room combination with wood flooring! A spacious open concept finished basmment with Pot Lights, a 2 piece Bath and 2 rooms for a den/play room/5th bedroom with Cork flooring! Custom built-ins in closets. A master retreat with upgraded bath! An oversized deck to a landscaped to perfection and fully fenced yard! Beautiful pattern concrete walkway and drive! Click here to view google mapping of Foxwood.

For further pictures and information on this lovely home MLS #W1712077

Also included for this well priced home is the fridge; stove; built-in dishwasher; central air conditioning; alarm,; humidifier; upgraded fan in the kitchen; the basement is wired for phone/Internet; mirror closets; low heat pot lights and wall sconces! Anti Slip and Spill Kitchen Cabinets! Upgraded Broadloom! High end deep sinks with upgraded taps! No expense has been spared!

Contact Betty Bartusevicius for your own private viewing of this property at 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage

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Are you an Owner? If you own property in the Mississauga, Oakville, or Burlington Communities, and you would like to sell your residence, contact Betty Bartusevicius at 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875 and get a free market analysis.

Are you a Buyer and are interested in purchasing a home in the 905 area code? Contact Betty to receive FOR SALE/SOLD data of neighbourhoods to enable you to make an informed decision and do some comparable shopping.

If you know of friends, family, or colleagues who are thinking about making a real estate move, feel free to pass along my contact information. Know that their real estate needs will be well attended to with kindness and professionalism. Your referrals will be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Betty's Pic of The Week Lorne Park, Prestigious Oakville

Lorne Park homes were the hottest on the housing market in the GTA during the first half of this year according to Re/Max Ontario-Atlantic Canada.

This prestigious community is located east of Clarkson, south of Erindale, west of Port Credit and the Credit River, and north of Lake Ontario. The area is noted as mainly residential.

The principal streets and roads in Lorne Park are Lakeshore Road and Lorne Park Road. The QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way) is the northern border of the neighbourhood.

My website
is a sought after resource for the weekly postings of available Lorne Park properties. By accessing Betty's Pic of the Week and signing up for the instantly downloadable report, you can receive up to date information of homes that are available in the Lorne Park Community.

I personaly update this short list based on what i feel are the best values in Lorne Park at the start of each week. Because the market is so quick these days, I will update this information as the market changes. Keep coming back to see what is new!

If you are considering the sale of your property or the purchase of a new home and would like a succesful professional realtor to represent you, contact Betty Bartusevicius at 905.828.3434 or directly at 416.427.1875. My email address is betty@bettybart.com.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Housing Sales Keep Climbing Mississauga Real Estate


Great Headline in the Star this morning, "MARKET ON ROBUST REBOUND - Housing sales keep climbing, fuelled by low interest rates, and solid consumer confidence".


The last couple of notices/blogs that I have sent out have been very positive. During my open houses, buyers still are asking about the recovery from this mess that we were in. It wasn't even a mess but the media was exploiting in the U.S.A. With a little bit of the regular summer slow-down now upon us, homes are selling quite quickly if they are priced correctly. We are still seeing homes flying off the shelves and multiple offers keeping our inventory low with buyers jumping at anything new that comes on the market. Part of this seems to be that the buyers may be fearing that interest rates are going to go up next year and therefore are buying now rather than waiting for next year.

Those who chose to consider my advice have been the lucky few. Those of you who have chosen to wait until "the prices of homes come down some more" , I'm afraid you are in for a rude awakening in the next few months. Those homes that are priced well, are in good neighbourhoods in the communities of Mississauga, and are in decent condition are not staying on the market for very long. Choices are few. Buyers are not having the chance to see something a second time. "If you like it, you better be prepared to work on an offer with your agent."

We are firmly in a sellers market. Inventory remains very low. Take a look at the newest Market Watch.

I apologize to all my buyers, but I have nothing new to show you at this time. Watch my Betty's Pic of the Week for the Lorne Park area (updated regularly). I can provide you with access to hot listings (those that come on the market and you get an email immediately).

Do you know of family or friends that are thinking of making a real estate move? Pass along my contact information. Write my contact information in your telephone book under 'R' for 'REAL ESTATE'.

You can contact me at your leisure at http://www.bettybart.com/AgentProfile/contactme.cfm or directly at 416 427 1875. I look forward to hearing from all who are interested.

Betty Bartusevicius, Sales Representative
Re/Max Reatly Specialists Inc., Brokerage
OFFICE: 905 828 3434
DIRECT: 416 427 1875
EMAIL: betty@bettybart.com
WEB SITE: www.bettybart.com
not intended to solicit buyers or sellers under brokerage contract

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Elegant Homes in Lorne Park, Free Home Evaluation

Call Betty directly at 416 427 1875 to discuss the elegant community of Lorne Park. Find out about this prestigious neighbourhood in Mississauga. Let me provide you with a free home evaluation. Sign up for Betty's Pics of the Week that is updated as changes occur.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Elegant Lorne Park Homes, Betty's Pics of the Week

Prestigious Homes in Lorne Park

Prestigious Lorne Park homes for sale and Mississauga Real Estate continue to outperform Toronto Real Estate. The enclave neighbourhood of Watercolours in Lorne Park will continue to draw Buyer prospects from upscale employment fields which include doctors, lawyers, and engineers.

Elegant Lorne Park homes were the hottest on the housing market in the GTA during the first half of this year, according to RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada.

David Ferrari, owner of RE/MAX Realty Enterprises, Inc., stated "The prices of homes in Lorne Park versus Toronto is significant. You can get a much larger, upscale home in lorne Park than in the Toronto area and a lot more property."

The prestigious neighbourhood of Lorne Park offers easy access to GO services, a great small town feeling with a sceninc walk along the waterfront, and plenty of redevelopment. The QEW runs along the north end of this area. This community is mainly suburban residential in the southwestern Mississauga.

My website is a sought afer resource for the weekly postings of available Lorne Park properties. By accessing Betty's Pic of the Week and signing up for the instantly downloadable report, you can receive up to date information of homes that are available in the Lorne Park community.

I personally update this short list based on what I feel are the best values in Lorne Park at the start of each week.


Give me a call directly at 416 427 1875 if you would like to talk to me about something besides your weight or mine, you should consider the quality of the "weighted" information I bring to your table.

If you are considering buying or selling property and would like a successful professional realtor to represent you, Contact Betty at 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875. You can email me at betty@bettybart.com

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Elegant Homes in Lorne Park, Call Betty 416 427 1875, Mississauga Real Estate

This good size family home is located at 2158 Robin Drive in Sherwood Forest of Mississauga. Notice the large mature pie shaped lot. The main floor family room and main floor office are completely finished. The basement has an extra bath, sauna, two bedrooms, a recreation room with a fireplace, a cold cellar and extra storage, and a cedar closet. The home is over 3000 Sq.Ft. A much requested entrance to the garage from the basement. A beautiful interlocking driveway.

For more information on this home: W1689089

Also offered with this home are the fridge, stove, dishwasher, electric light fixtures, broadloom where laid, central air conditioning, window coverings. and an intercom.

Contact Betty Bartusevicius for your own private viewing of this property at
905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage

Contact me by email at betty@bettybart.com

If not this property how about someting else? There is no time like the present to begin your investigations into a property purchase or sale that will lead to sound decision making.

Experience is not expensive; it is Priceless.

Are you an Owner? If you own property in the Mississauga, Oakville, or Burlington Communities, and you would like to sell your residence, contact Betty Bartusevicius at 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875 and get a free market analysis.

Are you a Buyer and are interested in purchasing a home in the 905 area code? Contact Betty to receive FOR SALE/SOLD data of neighbourhoods to enable you to make an informed decision and do some comparable shopping.

If you know of friends, family, or colleagues who are thinking about making a real estate move, feel free to pass along my contact information. Know that their real estate needs will be well attended to with kindness and professionalism. Your referrals will be greatly appreciated.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Elegant Lorne Park Homes, Call Betty at 416 427 1875, Mississauga Real Estate

BASEMENT RENOVATION VALUE

No matter why you need the extra space, a finished basement can almost always benefit you when you decide to sell your house. Surprised? When you compare basement renovations to kitchen or bath renovations, your kitchen and bath will typically always increase your value by 1 or 1.5 times the amount you spend. And while that doesn't always stand true for finishing a basement, it's important to consider this:

A finished basement can be the difference between selling your house and not.

Particularly if you have 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms. Why? Often times a finished basement can be the substitute for the additional bedroom, office space or playroom that your buyer is looking for. Consider newlyweds with plans to have children in the future. A 2-bedroom home may not fit what they're looking for. However, a 2-bedroom with a finished basement allows more possibilities for office space, play space or a guest room that could make the sale for them in the end.

So what are some benefits for you as the owner of the home?

Well, it's an investment that you can enjoy while you're in the home for the same reasons your buyer may like it. But it's also a big change by way of more space that doesn't involve a large amount of construction like adding a bedroom would. It not only increases the value of your home, but it broadens the pool of buyers who will consider it. Your home becomes more marketable. Renovating the kitchen or bath increases the value of the home, but it does not increase the number of shoppers particularly. If we consider a two bedroom home, a finished basement can attract families looking for 2, 3 or even 4-bedroom homes depending on how large the basement space is.

It's always important to consider renovations that will be economical, functional and broaden your pool of buyers.

If you would like to discuss the benefits of finishing your basement, or just some ideas as to what should be done feel free to call Betty at 416 427 1875 or just send me an email at betty@bettybart.com and let's chat.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Elegant Homes In Lorne Park, Mississauga Real Estate

Located at 1558 Spring Road in prestigeous Lorne Park's 'Whiteoaks Of Jalna', this elegant home is ready for a new owner. The lot is over 1/2 acre Ravine Estate Lot. Thousands has been spent on renovations. Upgraded hardwood floors on the main level. This home offers a spectacular Great Room with wall to wall windows overlooking the ravine. Enjoy a modern kitchen with granite counter tops, Travistone backsplash, breakfast bar, and Stainless Steel Appliances. Beautiful custom 7 1/2 Inch baseboards, Pot Lights, and crown moulding.

For further information on this home W1643974

This elegant home offers a main floor den. Nanny's quarters with a 3 piece ensuite on he main level. The master bedroom Ensuite has Granite Counter Tops and a Jacuzzi Tub. Enjoy a fenced Inground Salt Water Pool. The sunken family room also has harwood floors, pot lights and a gas fireplace. This home boasts "Pella" Windows throughout and "Velux" skylights. Enjoy the backyard on a huge deck with built-in seating. There are 3 walkouts to the backyard.

This home sure deserves a look. Contact Betty Bartusevicius for your own private viewing of this property at 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage

Contact me by email at betty@bettybart.com

If not this property how about someting else?

Are you an Owner? If you own property in the Mississauga, Oakville, or Burlington Communities, and you would like to sell your residence, contact Betty Bartusevicius at 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875 and get a free market analysis.

Are you a Buyer and are interested in purchasing a home in the 905 area code? Contact Betty to receive FOR SALE/SOLD data of neighbourhoods to enable you to make an informed decision and do some comparable shopping.

If you know of friends, family, or colleagues who are thinking about making a real estate move, feel free to pass along my contact information. Know that their real estate needs will be well attended to with kindness and professionalism. Your referrals will be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Elegant Homes, Mississauga Real Esate




If you’ve ever considered moving to Mississauga or buying real estate in Mississauga you can be confident in Mississauga’s global appeal.

Mississauga Real Estate is a particular attraction being that Mississauga is in fact Canada’s sixth largest city and one of Canada’s fastest growing hubs. Mississauga’s approximate 695,000 residents were born from Mississauga’s formation in 1974 and now represent a diverse culture from around the world.

With 50 of Canada’s Fortune 500 offices located in Mississauga, it’s a popular choice for commercial and business activity. With approximately 18,000 businesses operating in Mississauga, the chances of owning a home here and working close to home are fairly good.

Whether a resident or a visitor, everyone enjoys Mississauga’s quaint historic villages, it’s art and theatre as well as it’s appealing and bustling waterfront. There’s also the magnificent Rhododendron Gardens, or for the avid shopper there’s “Square One” - Ontario’s largest shopping mall. Whether interested in Mississauga’s Real Estate or just visiting, there’s so much to see and do.

Mississauga is both a well planned community and a forward thinking city. Accommodating the growth of an aging demographic is part of Mississauga’s future planning. The Community Services department has implemented an “Older Adult Plan” to help ensure the city is prepared. Enabling people to age actively in the City of Mississauga is an integral part of this plan. The older adult population will remain an integral part of the city with services and facilities designed to help.

Whether people are visting, or want to live in Mississauga, it remains a popular choice of people from all over the world.

Contact Betty Bartusevicius for your private viewing of a property that is listed for sale at 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage

Contact me by email at betty@bettybart.com

Are you an Owner? If you own property in the Mississauga, Oakville, or Burlington Communities, and you would like to sell your residence, contact Betty Bartusevicius at 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875 and get a free market analysis.

Are you a Buyer and are interested in purchasing a home in the 905 area code? Contact Betty to receive FOR SALE/SOLD data of neighbourhoods to enable you to make an informed decision and do some comparable shopping.

If you know of friends, family, or colleagues who are thinking about making a real estate move, feel free to pass along my contact information. Know that their real estate needs will be well attended to with kindness and professionalism. Your referrals will be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Elegant Homes in Lorne Park, Watercolours by Mattamy, Mississauga


Located at 807 Hidden Grove Lane in the Watercolors by Mattamy, this "bungaloft" is ready for new owners.

REVISIT THIS PROPERTY AND CHECK OUT THE PRICE REDUCTION

Over the top in improvements! A dream kitchn with granite counter tops, custom built-ins and many other features! Walkout from the kitchen to landscaped front and rear yards! 9 Foot ceilingsin basement and soaring ceilings on the main level!Beveled front door entrnce! Towering great room with limestone custom Fireplace and flor to ceiling windows. 2nd story loft with a full bath! Heated tiles in halls, baths and basement! Heated broadlom in den! Finished basement with a Nanny's/Guest/Income Suite and separate recreation room with elaborate bar area/utility kitchen.

Stainless 'Wolf' appliances upstairs, french doors, upgraded light fixtures. Include decorative sconces and pot lights! All window coverngs, blinds, Phantom Screens, sprinkler Ssstem,built in speakers, upgraded trim and mouldngs!

Contact Betty Bartusevicius for your own private viewing of this property at
905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage

Contact me by email at betty@bettybart.com
If not this property how about someting else?

I can help you save time and money by shopping smarter by registering at www.bettybart.com

Are you an Owner? If you own property in the Mississauga, Oakville, or Burlington Communities, and you would like to sell your residence, contact Betty Bartusevicius at 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875 and get a free market analysis.
Are you a Buyer and are interested in purchasing a home in the 905 area code? Contact Betty to receive FOR SALE/SOLD data of neighbourhoods to enable you to make an informed decision and do some comparable shopping.

If you know of anyone in need of my services, pass along my information. Your referrals are greatly appreciated.

Elegant Homes in Lorne Park, Call Betty at 416 427 1875, Mississauga Real Estate






Watercolours in Mississauga is located at Indian Road and Mississauga Road. Visitors are greeted with a stone gate marking the almost gated community thru only two entries via Cobalt and Infinity Streets.

Quality upscale Mattamy built homes ranging from 3700 to 5000 + square feet are arranged on 50 to 75 foot lots. The Majority are freehold owned Detached properties. The addition of smaller Private Roads and the concept of condominium type detached home ownership has finally arrived and is very attractive to occassional residents. A number of streets exist withing the community where Snowbirds and world travellers can vacation safely knowing their homes are groomed, maintained and appear attended. This community contains a number of desirable BUNGALOW properties.

Are you an Owner? If you own property in the Mississauga, Oakville, or Burlington Communities, and you would like to sell your residence, contact Betty Bartusevicius at 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875 and get a free market analysis.

Are you a Buyer and are interested in purchasing a home in the 905 area code? Contact Betty to receive FOR SALE/SOLD data of neighbourhoods to enable you to make an informed decision and do some comparable shopping.

If you know of friends, family, or colleagues who are thinking about making a real estate move, feel free to pass along my contact information. Know that their real estate needs will be well attended to with kindness and professionalism. Your referrals will be greatly appreciated.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Crescent Road Home For Sale, Lorne Park


Located at 1502 Crescent Road in prestigious Lorne Park, this home is looking for a new owner. It is a spectacular five bedroom Lorne Park custom home. Finished to perfection with a walk-up basement. In this beautifully finished basement you will find a recreation room, games room, gym, a 3 - piece washroom and a cold cellar. Beautiful hardwood floors in the formal living room and dining room and in the bedrooms. In this home you will find a much sought-after open concept centre island kitchen and family room. Walk-out to a patio and pool. Huge 354 foot mature lot with extensive Landscaping. Separate door to mud room. Popular 2nd floor laundry. This home has been completely upgraded throughout.

For further pictures and information:
http://www.bettybart.com/search/feature.cfm?ml_num=W1675638

Also included in this great home is a cook top, fridge, 2 built-in ovens, a warming oven, dishwasher, washer, dryer, central air conditioner, central vacuum, window blinds, electric light fixtures, and inground pool and all related equipment, garage door openers, garden shed. Please exlcude the dining room and front hall light fixtures.

Contact Betty Bartusevicius for your own private viewing of this property at 905.828.3434 or directly at 416.427.1875.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Elegant Homes in Lorne Park, Call Betty at 416 427 1875, Mississauga Real Estate


The last couple of notices/blogs that I have sent out have been very positive. During my open houses, buyers still are asking about the recovery from this mess that we were in. It wasn't even a mess but the media was exploiting in the U.S.A. I still believe that we needed to re-educate sellers as to the value of their property and educate our buyers as to the process of purchasing a home. Mortgage rates remain great. The government has come up with massive funding. Both of these are starting to bring life back into the economy. Consumer confidence is starting to rise, but we tend to be wary about the word from the Bank of Canada and government officials.

According to the Bank of Canada, the economy will contract 2.3% this year not as predicted a 3% decline. The bank forsees growth next year of 3% and I guess they can use their crystal balls to predict anything after that. Mississauga home sales/purchases has remained strong. With a little bit of the regular summer slow-down now upon us, homes are selling quite quickly if they are priced correctly. We are still seeing homes flying off the shelves and multiple offers keeping our inventory low with buyers jumping at anything new that comes on the market.

"Barring runaway inflation, central bank key interest rate of 0.25% will remain unchanged until mid-2010 to help spur a return to healthy business conditions," was stated by Bank Governor Mark Carney.
I am in this business for the long term. Being a full-time agent, I am committed to providing you with excellent service and I continue to share my real estate knowledge and thoughts with you. I want to be known as your "Real Estate Advisor". Whether you want some reliable information about the Real Estate Market, or if you are just curious about how your home might stack up against neighbourhood listings, remember, I'm just a call away.

Are you an Owner? If you own property in the Mississauga, Oakville, or Burlington Communities, and you would like to sell your residence, contact Betty Bartusevicius at 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875 and get a free market analysis.

Are you a Buyer and are interested in purchasing a home in the 905 area code? Contact Betty to receive FOR SALE/SOLD data of neighbourhoods to enable you to make an informed decision and do some comparable shopping.
Contact Betty Bartusevicius at 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage

Contact me by email at betty@ bettybart.com
If you know of friends, family, or colleagues who are thinking about making a real estate move, feel free to pass along my contact information. Know that their real estate needs will be well attended to with kindness and professionalism. Your referrals will be greatly appreciated.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Elegant Homes in Lorne Park and Churchill Meadows, Call Betty at 416 427 1875, Mississauga Real Estate

A Balanced Housing Market Emerges

"Recovery underway in key Canadian markets ends buyer dominance in resale housing," says RE/MAX Mississauga, ON. (July 13, 2009) - Pent-up demand for residential housing has bolstered sales in Canada's major markets-a clear signal that the housing sector has shifted into recovery mode, says RE/MAX.

A more balanced market has emerged. This has ended the stronghold that buyers have had on the market over the past six to eight months. Canada's largest markets, Toronto and Vancouver, led the charge - with June sales among the highest in history for both local real estate boards. Check out the Market Watch that's available. Major markets began to recover in March, and sales continued to escalate in April, May and June. This is expected to continue throughout the remainder of 2009, with most centres now forecasting year-end sales on par or ahead of 2008 levels.

"The strength of the market, amid the most significant global recession in recent history once again underscores its relevance to the nation's economic engine," says Michael Polzler, Executive Vice President, RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada. Canadians believe in homeownership -- a fact best illustrated by the purchasers who ventured forward in recent months and snapped up some of the best real estate deals this market has seen in years. Those who chose to sit it out on the sidelines are now facing a market in transition, characterized by the threat of rising interest rates, low inventory levels, and upward pressure on housing values."

Those who chose to consider my advice have been the lucky few. Those of you who have chosen to wait until "the prices of homes come down some more" , I'm afraid you are in for a rude awakening. We have multiple offers. Those homes that are priced well are not staying on the market for very long. Choices are few. Buyers are not having the chance to see something a second time. "If you like it, you better be prepared to work on an offer with you agent."

I am in this business for the long term. Being a full-time agent, I am committed to providing you with excellent service and I continue to share my real estate knowledge and thoughts with you. I want to be known as your "Real Estate Advisor". Whether you want some reliable information about the Real Estate Market, or if you are just curious about how your home might stack up against neighbourhood listings, remember, I'm just a call away.

Are you an Owner? If you own property in the Mississauga, Oakville, or Burlington Communities, and you would like to sell your residence, contact Betty Bartusevicius at 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875 and get a free market analysis.

Are you a Buyer and are interested in purchasing a home in the 905 area code? Contact Betty to receive FOR SALE/SOLD data of neighbourhoods to enable you to make an informed decision and do some comparable shopping.

If you know of friends, family, or colleagues who are thinking about making a real estate move, feel free to pass along my contact information. Know that their real estate needs will be well attended to with kindness and professionalism. Your referrals will be greatly appreciated.

Contact Betty Bartusevicius at 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage

Contact me by email at betty@bettybart.com

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Elegant Homes in Lorne Park and Churchill Meadows, Market Watch, Call Betty at 416 427 1875


This was a great headline on the news and for anyone looking to either purchase or sell a home. The nay-sayers are saying that this won't last. These are the same guys that have said that the housing market is going to self-destruct just the way it did in the good old U.S. of A.

Multiple offers are back with a vengance. Frustrated buyers who haven't been taught the process of purchasing a home. Also, buyers who have not been advised to get their finances in order and discuss pre-approval for a mortgage cannot understand why they are losing the battle of home purchase. Interest rates remain low. Prices have risen, very little, but they have started a small climb.

In the middle of a "recession", we have gone from a Buyer's Market to a Seller's Market. Don't forget, we are now entering the "Summer Market" which is also a slower market. Sellers and buyers alike are more interested in the holiday season and enjoying the sunshine. Getting away and taking some time to ourselves is important to recharge our batteries.

CMHC are surprised at the rebound, but are not expecting it to last. As I have said before, we have to have to get our consumer confidence back. Once the job numbers start picking up, our confidence will start to return.

Prices have started to rise because of low interest rates and also there are fewer active listings from last year (fewer properties to choose from).

“The average resale home price has moved in line with last year’s level because of tighter market conditions experienced this Spring,” stated Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. “Home sales have increased strongly relative to new listings, bolstering home prices.”

Contact Betty Bartusevicius 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage

Contact me by email
I can help you save time and money by shopping smarter

I am in this business for the long term. Being a full-time agent, I am committed to providing you with excellent service and I continue to share my real estate knowledge and thoughts with you. I want to be known as your "Real Esate Advisor". Whether you want some reliable information about the Real Estate Market, or if you are just curious about how your home might stack up against neighbourhood listings, remember, I'm just a call away.

Are you an Owner? If you own property in the Mississauga, Oakville, or Burlington Communities, and you would like to sell your residence, contact Betty Bartusevicius at 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875 and get a free market analysis.

Are you a Buyer and are interested in purchasing a home in the 905 area code? Contact Betty to receive SOLDS/FOR SALE Homes of neighbourhoods to enable you to make an informed decision and do some comparable shopping.

If you know of friends, family, or colleagues who are thinking about making a real estate move, feel free to pass along my contact information. Know that their real estate needs will be well attended to with kindness and professionalism. Your referrals will be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Mississauga Real Estate, City of Mississauga


Mississauga enjoys many advantages because of its proximity to the big city. While some residents commute to neighbouring communities, the economy of Mississauga is strong and there are plenty of jobs within the community itself. Culture is also thriving with several theatres, orchestras, and art exhibits vying for the public’s attention.

Shopping in Mississauga is supreme and attracts consumers from far and wide. Square One is Ontario’s largest shopping mall. The Heartland Centre boasts the convenience of great stores in one place. Mississauga also provides easy access to neighbouring districts with its advanced infrastructure and transportation networks. It is also the home to Toronto’s International Airport.

Along with this close-to-the-action, city feel, one would expect high rent and housing costs, but in Mississauga the opposite couldn’t be more true. The cost of living in Mississauga has remained relatively stable and attracts many people to the area who enjoy city living but simply cannot afford it. Mississauga's housing market has remained relatively stable as homes are selling well. For information regarding this market, click here.

Another great advantage of Mississauga is that it still features many serene, outdoor attractions in spite of its city allure and is only minutes away from the countryside. The Credit River cuts through the heart of Mississauga and offers residents a chance to slow down and fish, walk, or cycle along the waterfront. The countryside of Caledon features golf courses, ski hills, rivers, and wilderness areas. This mix of city and country living makes Mississauga a perfect and logical choice for many diverse families.

For further information on Mississauga and it's different neighbourhoods and cultures, contact Betty directly at 416 427 1875. Let me help you find a home in the lovely city of Mississsuaga and surrounding areas.

Are you an Owner? If you own property in the Mississauga, Oakville, or Burlington Communities, and you would like to sell your residence, contact Betty Bartusevicius at 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875 and get a free market analysis.

Are you a Buyer and are interested in purchasing a home in the 905 area code? Contact Betty to receive FOR SALE/SOLD data of neighbourhoods to enable you to make an informed decision and do some comparable shopping.

If you know of friends, family, or colleagues who are thinking about making a real estate move, feel free to pass along my contact information. Know that their real estate needs will be well attended to with kindness and professionalism. Your referrals will be greatly appreciated.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Mattamy's Watercolors in Lorne Park, Mississauga


Watercolors by Mattamy Homes in Lorne Park

So...You are ready for a bungalow and you would like a gated community. Somewhere to quiet to lay your head and wait for the better weather to arrive.

Lorne Park and the Watercolors by Mattamy may have just the thing for you.

A detached bungalow that is really condominium ownership, with all the exterior issues at your control. Vacation safely as a snowbird knowing that your home appears occupied with plowed and shoveled driveways, windows washed twice a year.

Yet you are only minutes from the night life of the downtown core of Toronto or Mississauga for a dinner and a show. Located near the intersection of Mississauga Road and Indian Road, you are nestled into a charming established neighbourhood.

What could be better?

Contact Betty Bartusevicius for further information on this community at 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage

Contact me by email at betty@bettybart.com
I can help you save time and money by shopping smarter

Are you an Owner? If you own property in the Mississauga, Oakville, or Burlington Communities, and you would like to sell your residence, contact Betty Bartusevicius at 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875 and get a free market analysis.

Are you a Buyer and are interested in purchasing a home in the 905 area code? Contact Betty to receive FOR SALE/SOLD data of neighbourhoods to enable you to make an informed decision and do some comparable shopping.

If you know of friends, family, or colleagues who are thinking about making a real estate move, feel free to pass along my contact information. Know that their real estate needs will be well attended to with kindness and professionalism. Your referrals will be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Elegant Homes in Lorne Park and Churchill Meadows, Call Betty at 416 427 1875, Fine Homes in 905

Real estate - The new market reality

What a great way to start the day. Reading this certainly made me breathe a sigh of relief. I have been telling my buyers and sellers the same things as Michael Polzler has in the statement below. I still understand that job security is a priority issue with many and I am willing to work through all their questions while searching for their home either as seasoned buyers or first-time home buyers. Also, to anyone considering selling their property -- I will provide you with information and comparables to assist you in the sale of your property and I will also be available for comfort during the process.

Now, grab a cup of coffee, and read below. After reading this, you can understand why realtors, like myself, have a wider grin this morning.

"As stability returns to residential real estate markets across the country, realtors and their customers are breathing a sigh of relief. The carnage south of the border has failed to materialize in Canada and all indicators - economic and otherwise -- point to a housing market on the upswing.

These have been trying times for our industry. Realtors that bought into the negativity in the marketplace from September 2008 to March 2009 now find themselves in a precarious position. No listings, no clients, no money. The 'paralysis by analysis' approach of letting fear limit progress has few benefits. Those that stayed the course over the period-pressing forward despite obvious challenges, adjusting to conditions, employing new strategies, creating solid business plans, farming entire neighbourhoods, and aggressively listing properties--are now ideally positioned. Realtors, who stepped up, instead of standing back, are now reaping the rewards.

The same held true for purchasers. Buyers who moved in the midst of uncertainty, ignoring warnings from doom and gloom forecasters, economists and naysayers, snapped up some of the best real estate deals this market has seen in years. By contrast, those who panicked and chose to sit it out on the sidelines are now facing rising interest rates and-in some markets-limited inventory levels. With national resale housing market activity returning to pre-recession levels in May, it would seem that we've come through the worst of the financial meltdown, with the real estate correction nearing an end. The number of positive indicators is very encouraging.

However, recovery is still underway, and there may still be some bumps along the road. Nevertheless, the buoyancy in the marketplace took economists by surprise. Just over half of all major markets reported an increase in unit sales in May over year-ago levels. Consumer confidence continues to strengthen across the board. While the summer months are approaching, it is important to remember that there is still much work to be done. This is not the time to take your eye off the ball. Ours is a market-a business-that must, by necessity, continually evolve. We know by experience that the real estate climate can change quickly"

I hope this was helpful and brought a slight sigh of relief to all of you. We are in the summer market as of now, and there are fewer homes being listed for sale. Buyers are fussier as to what they want to buy, and sellers are more realistic as to what they get for their existing home. If you would like to get more information, or just to chat, I invite you to contact Betty Bartusevicius directly at 416 427 1875. For free information regarding real estate, register on my web site and enjoy. If there is information that you would like to see on my web site, let me know through email at betty@bettybart.com and I'll make sure to provide it to you.

Contact Betty Bartusevicius at your convenience at 905.828.3434 or directly at 416.427.1875.
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage

Contact me by email

I can help you save time and money by shopping smarter

There is no time like the present to begin your investigations into a property purchase or sale that will lead to sound decision-making.

I am in this business for the long term. Being a full-time agent, I am committed to providing you with excellent service and I continue to share my real estate knowledge and thoughts with you. I want to be known as your "Real Estate Advisor". Whether you want some reliable information about the Real Estate Market, or if you are just curious about how your home might stack up against neighbourhood listings, remember I'm just a call away.

Are you an Owner? If you own in the Mississauga, Oakville or Burlington Communities, and you would like to sell your residence, click here and get a free value analysis.

Are you a Buyer and are interested in purchasing a home in the 905 area code? Contact Betty Bartusevicius to receive For Sale/Sold data of neighbourhoods, to make an informed decision and do some comparison shopping.

If you know of friends, family, or colleagues who are thinking of making a real estate move, feel free to pass along my contact information. Know that their real estate needs will be well attended to with kindness and professionalism. Your referrals will be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Elegant Homes in Lorne Park and Churchill Meadows, Call Betty at 416 427 1875, First Time Buyers

Summer Is Almost Here and Good Real Estate News

A week ago in the Toronto Star, Tony Wong wrote: "REAL ESTATE VIRGINS BUY IN". What does that mean? That means, first time home buyers are finally taking advantage of the low interest rates and great prices for homes. Of course the economy is on everyone's mind right now, but lower prices and low interest rates are luring them into the purchase of a home.


Also, the first time homebuyer's tax credit and home renovation tax credit for 2009 have been influential factors. First time buyers are key to the market because they allow move-up buyers to sell their homes while continuing up the housing chain to more expensive properties.


I have noticed quite a decrease in listings coming on the market, which makes me think that we could possibly be entering a seller's market. There have been more and more multiple offer situations being reported by my colleagues. The prices don't seem to be going up, a little bit but not a lot, and that doesn't seem to deter any buyers from at least looking. I try to do open houses every weekend, and in the last few weeks, in certain areas, I am averaging about 12 families coming through the open house in a period of 2 hours. They are ready to buy but the house may not suit their needs.


Now we're seeing that builders are beginning to plan future sites and projects which brings hope to the home resale market.


BMO Capital Markets Economist Robert Kavcic has been quoted as saying, " with the Canadian economy poised to begin the recovery process by this fall, the worst of the residential construction recession might be behind us."


So, let's get to it folks!! Want to chat Real Estate? Want information about the Market?

As a resident of Mississauga for more than 20 years, I understand the market, the people and the community. I believe selling and buying your home can be a hassle-free and satisfying experience and I have the perseverance, negotiating skills and ability to listen, to make that happen. When you list your home with me - allow me to assist you in purchasing a home - you will receive the highest level of professionalism and service. No gimmicks, no high pressure sales tactics - just a quick, efficient and profitable experience in selling your home -finding a new one.

Contact Betty Bartusevicius at 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage

Contact me by email
I can help you save time and money by shopping smarter

There is no time like the present to begin your investigations into a property purchase or sale that will lead to sound decision making.

Experience is not expensive; it is Priceless.

If you know of friends, family, or colleagues who are thinking about making a real estate move, feel free to pass along my contact information. Know that their real estate needs will be well attended to with kindness and professionalism. Your referrals will be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Elegant Homes in Lorne Park, Market Watch, Call Betty at 416 427 1875


Is the Housing Market Rebounding?


First-time home buyers are holding up our market as the sales of existing homes in the month of May rose by 2%. This is the first increase in more than a year. Take a look at the market watch and do some figuring.

If you compare to last year, it is still down by 1%. But, I think that most buyers and sellers are now realizing that the market is quite different from a year ago. It has taken us a few months to adjust our expectations when selling a house and not thinking of, " If I would have sold a year ago....".

We are hearing reports of multiple offers on some properties. Milton has been experiencing multiple offers for a couple of months now. And, the same is happening in certain areas of Mississauga. Price your house according to the market, and it WILL sell and the possibility of multiple offers may occur. I am seeing a turn towards a seller's market in some areas as less homes are being listed for sale, but there are buyers out there for homes. I did an open house one weekend in Mississauga and I had approximately 30 buyers come in to view the home. This is between Saturday and Sunday. Watch for my signs in Mississauga!!!

I await in anticipation what the nay-sayers will say about the summer market. As per usual, I am prepared to see it slow down as the summer holiday season approaches.

Here is some information for the Market Watch that is provided:
"June 2, 2009 -- In May 2009, Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 9,589 sales, up almost two per cent from May 2008 – the first annual increase since December 2007. The seasonally adjusted annual rate of sales in May was 81,300.

“The resale housing market in the GTA has remained resilient in the face of challenging times globally,” according to TREB President Maureen O’Neill. “Many home buyers have taken advantage of extremely low mortgage rates.”The average price for May transactions was $395,609 – down less than one per cent compared to the same month last year.“The average resale home price has moved in line with last year’s level because of tighter market conditions experienced this Spring,” stated Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. “Home sales have increased strongly relative to new listings, bolstering home prices.”

For further information regarding the Market Watch feel free to contact Betty directly at 416 427 1875 or by email.


Are you an Owner? If you own property in the Mississauga, Oakville, or Burlington Communities, and you would like to sell your residence, contact Betty Bartusevicius at 905 828 3434 or directly at 416 427 1875 and get a free market analysis.

Are you a Buyer and are interested in purchasing a home in the 905 area code? Contact Betty to receive FOR SALE/SOLD data of neighbourhoods to enable you to make an informed decision and do some comparable shopping.

If you know of friends, family, or colleagues who are thinking about making a real estate move, feel free to pass along my contact information. Know that their real estate needs will be well attended to with kindness and professionalism. Your referrals will be greatly appreciated.

There is no time like the present to begin your investigations into a property purchase or sale that will lead to sound decision making.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Elegant Homes in Lorne Park and Churchill Meadows, Call Betty at 416 427 1875, Market Watch

The Sun Shone a Little Brighter

Greater Toronto REALTORS® report 8,107 Resales in April

TORONTO, May 6, 2009 - In April 2009, Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 8,107 sales – down seven per cent from April 2008. While April sales remained lower than last year, the resale housing market gained momentum on a month-over-month basis. The seasonally adjusted annual rate of sales in April, at 80,900, was up 26 per cent from March and up two thirds compared to January’s ten-year low.

“Conditions in the resale housing market have improved markedly this spring,” according to TREB President Maureen O’Neill. “Home purchases have increased as households have taken advantage of low interest rates and slightly lower home prices.”

The average price for April transactions was $385,641 – down three per cent from last year. “The rate of average price decline continued to diminish last month. This is due in large part to a tightening in the resale market,” stated Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. “The level of sales relative to new listings increased in April.”

To receive the complete report, Please click here.

Are you considering selling your home? I would consider it a priviledge to provide you with a Market Evaluation. We could chat about it at your convenience.

Are you a buyer and would like more information on the activity in Lorne Park, Churchill Meadows and other Mississauga neighbourhoods and homes in the 905 area code, contact Betty.