Tuesday, January 15, 2019     Judy Marsales      General Real Estate Advice Real Estate Trends

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The New Year is a great time to reflect on the previous year. Refresh our thoughts and look to the exciting opportunities going forward. Real estate is often one area of our consideration when we’re making plans. Are you thinking about downsizing, upsizing, or buying your first home? All these are important life decisions and have different considerations. Every option requires careful analysis with appropriate information on which to make a well-informed decision.

I often talk about separating facts from fiction when we analyze economic considerations. In the last few months we have seen some dramatic changes in various economic situations, in Canada, Ontario, and our own GTHA. How will these changes impact your decision making? We are starting to see the demographic shift occur. According to Canada Mortgage and Housing statistical data, we’re seeing more Millennials in the Hamilton area then baby boomers for the very first time. What impact will this change have on our housing sector? While some areas witnessed marginal price declines in 2018, most of Hamilton saw a consistent growth pattern. However, housing demand has the potential for easing somewhat this year which is a great opportunity for first time buyers.

We may also see interest rates increase slightly, it’s now even more important to do a financial analysis of your potential affordability range with a professional. A quote from Albert Einstein for the New Year, “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”

Please ask us as many questions as necessary to make the best real estate decision. Call us, email us, text us, whatever form of communication works best for you to build your plans for the future. Happy New Year from all of us at Judy Marsales Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage.

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