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real estate market and covid 19
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Should I Sell My House Now, or Should I Wait?

The decision to sell a home can be driven by a variety of influences. A new job, a new baby, or a significant life change (such as parents moving into your home or out of theirs) can trigger the need to move on from your current home. I always…
real estate during covid-19
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Being a Realtor During the COVID-19 Pandemic

What the heck is actually happening right now? This a question many people are trying to come to terms with right now, both on a personal and a professional level.   The Vaughan market has always been a wild ride. I’ve watched this…

The 'F' Word...

Let’s get right to the point and address the 'F' word. This nasty four-letter word is what’s holding you back from investing in real estate. It keeps people frozen in indecision. It’s limiting and crippling, but only because it’s ruled…
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The Pros & Cons Behind My Parents’ Home Downsize

If you’ve been following along in the “Lisa’s Diary” section of my blog, then you already know that downsizing my parents’ living situation has been quite the prolonged process. Before I dive into the pros and cons of my parents’…

How do I get my elderly parents to downsize? 5 Emotional Challenges To Expect.

When my parents downsized, it changed my life. For years I’d been hoping they’d move to a smaller space—one that wouldn’t require all the upkeep of the Vaughan home they’d been living in for decades.  I’ve written all about the…
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How to Talk to Your Senior Parents About Downsizing

For the past 10 years, I’ve been trying to get my parents to downsize their home.   I don’t know if you’ve had to have the “downsizing” conversation yet, but let me be honest with you: this is not always an easy conversation…
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My Parents Have Officially Downsized!

If you had a chance to read this blog post, then you know that I had been talking to my parents about downsizing their living situation. Until recently, they had lived in the home that I grew up in, so making the transition to something smaller…
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Lisa Sinopoli's 2018 Winter Market Report

As we head into winter and the end of 2018, I always find this time of year helpful to reflect on what’s happening in the local real estate market. Where have we been, and where are we headed? I have a real estate market report to share, but…
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The One That Got Away

Fall is officially in full swing, and I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. We spent it at my sister Vanessa’s house this year for the first time, and I must say, it was pretty awesome! Julian is attending Ryerson University taking business…

A Summer to Celebrate

I’ve had many reasons to celebrate this summer, and I wanted to take a moment to share something neat that happened to me in July! Back in 1991, I helped my very first clients, Mike and Nancy Fongaro, purchase a home. Like many of my clients,…