Maria Ongaro | RE/MAX Hallmark Trends Group Realty Inc.

Real Estate Blog

Let’s Always be Courteous

Selling a home is never an easy undertaking. Listing agents and their sellers work diligently to get their property ready to show. I’m sure we have all been a seller once, having to keep our house spotless, well decorated, and rushing our kids, pets and...

Buyers Agents have a Purpose!

As a realtor I meet many people from all different walks of life. Many times, in my business I have witnessed buyers throw caution to the wind and not have proper representation. It amazes me as buying a house is the average Canadian’s most expensive...

Inspections are a key element in deciding to purchase as home!

Inspections are a key element in deciding to purchase as home. Forgoing an inspection is a risk that one should take only if necessary. But don't be fooled into thinking the inspector failed you like my friends did. Outraged upon finding out that the room they...

Home Inspections

Remember that home inspections are something that might/might not reveal small or large capital expenses that you as the purchaser could be responsible for upon possession. While always good information to arm yourself for the negotiation and for a capital replacement plan for your home,...

Will working from home become the new normal?

You can’t take one step without tripping over a toy truck and a doll?????? Will working from home become the new normal? Most employers are finding that productivity remains the same or increases as a result of working from home. Well then, it’s time to look for...

Looking to buy a home during Covid-19?

Looking to buy a home during Covid-19? Not to worry I can help with that! Get on my Daily List of every home that comes on the market, based on your custom criteria. Any area, any style, any price range. View homes from the comfort of...

Finding a rental for you and your dog?

Good luck with that. I say that because there are so many apartments for rent listed online that specify that dogs are restricted. Other apartment units may not be listed as dog-free zones of rental space but nonetheless that is what you will hear when...

Virtual Selling

Malcolm Gladwell now only interviews for his staff on the telephone for compelling reasons. Most people I know have purchased anything you can think of online while sitting in their chair. According to my one of my colleagues many have even found their life partners...