Edith  Da Costa

Edith Da Costa

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Royal LePage Your Community Realty, Brokerage

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Edith  Da Costa

Edith Da Costa

Broker

Royal LePage Your Community Realty, Brokerage

Mobile:
647-403-1513
Email Me

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Holiday Decor on a Budget

Reportedly, the average North American will spend over $200 per year on decorating for the holidays, and it’s hard to say if that seems high or low but all I know is that if you’re spending that every year it’s going to add up fast! Christmas decorating on a budget can be tricky but I’m going to share my best ways to save money on your seasonal decorating while staying in the holiday spirit! 

Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety, something we probably haven’t had to think about too much the last couple of years so here are a few things to keep in mind heading into the hallo-weekend!

Fall Decor Tips to Welcome in the New Season

I hope I’m not the only one who gets excited for the excuse to redecorate for a new season! Fall is one of my favourites with the changing leaves, cozy fabrics, yummy warm drinks, plus Thanksgiving and Halloween fun - what’s not to love? The fall season is also the start of spending more time in our homes as we cozy up before snowy winter weather begins, which makes it the perfect time to switch up the decor!

 

Income Properties

Billionaire Andrew Carnegie once said that 90% of millionaires got their wealth by investing in Real Estate. So I’m sure you’re wondering, how does one become wealthy in Real Estate? The simplest answer would be, Investment Properties! Investment Properties are defined as being a property that you own that’s sole purpose is to be used to make a profit. 

To Lease or Purchase? That is the question

The number one question almost everyone has in this changing market is should I lease or should I purchase? This can be one of the hardest things to decide on: if it’s smarter to hold out to buy, and lease in the meantime, or to buy and start building equity in a home right now. As the market shifts to longer closes and less frequent/ aggressive bidding wars, the decision really comes down to, what is best for you? Here are a few points to help you decide whether or not you should lease or purchase!

Lease: 

What does "Good Bones" mean?

What does it mean for a house to have good bones? It’s a phrase tossed around quite a bit in real estate but what does it actually mean? In simplest terms it means that the integrity of the house is good for the next X amount of years, which is especially important if you intend to make renovations or additions to your home without running into costly repairs. 

So what exactly are you looking for in a home to find these “good bones”! 

6 Questions to Ask Before Putting in an Offer

Something I think many of us have found that with this hot market over the past 2 years, the sales process can definitely feel rushed. I would say especially if those in question are a first time buyer! So in saying that, here are a few questions to ask yourself BEFORE putting any money on the table:

Top 5 Tips For Buying Pre-Construction

I know we have all been hearing nothing but craziness about the Real Estate market the last two plus years. The struggle of finding a home, dealing with bidding wars and multiple agents, low inventory with high demand, the list goes on and on! However,  there is so much opportunity for new home owners to purchase right now in pre-construction. 

The Decision of Buying Existing or Pre-Construction

With the red-hot market we’ve experienced over the last few years so many homeowners are grappling with the limited inventory available in a sellers market. To that I say, “have you considered pre-construction?”. It is often a preconceived notion that newer = more expensive, however when buying with pre-construction you have many advantages just as you have when buying an existing home. Let’s review a few of those pros and cons to see which option is for you. 

 

Buying an existing home

8 Tips For Making Your Listing Look More Spacious

I find that one of the biggest issues that sellers have is really making a space show to its fullest potential. With that, the number one struggle is making their space look more spacious and more open (no matter their actual square footage). With almost a decade of experience, below are my top 8 ways to make your space seem bigger, more spacious and less crowded to show at its fullest potential.

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