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Thursday, January 20, 2022   /   by Ameil Gill

SETTING EXPECTATIONS: WANTS versus NEEDS

If you came to me as a prospective home buyer and asked to start the house-hunting process, there are two things i would ask you:

1. What do you want in a house?
2. What do you need in a house?

Here's a simple definition between the two:

NEEDS are the non-negotiable features, or the features you simply must have in your next home. These are things that you typically can't change after you move in (or it would be too expensive to do so), such as square footage, number of bedrooms, location, garage, etc.

WANTS are the things youd like to have, but you can add or change down the road, such as a fenced-in yard, hardwood flooring, white kitchen, his & her master bedroom closets, or a finished basement.

If you're ready to shop for homes, you should have already spoken to a lender and received a pre-approval. With your budget in mind, you may need to forgo some of the wants. Unsure what's reasonable and whats not in your price range? This is where your real estate agent . ...

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022   /   by Ameil Gill

FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT FOR FAMILY-STYLE TAKE OUT

Here are a few restaurants in Toronto GTA offering family-style meals for take out, so you can take something off your plate once or twice a month (no pun intended). ****
Check-out some listings from foodism.to where you can visit a family-style meal around Toronto GTA:
Family-style meals are always merrier. Here are the spots that specialize in letting you dig-in en masse. - BY ANDREA YU

BYBLOS
11 Duncan Street, Toronto, ON , Entertainment
(with multiple locations)
The regular menu at this eastern Mediterranean restaurant in the Entertainment District is normally served family-style, so it’s not a far stretch to bump up the portions for a crowd. Choose from three set menus that range from $65 to $85 per person. Each course features a few items including lamb ribs with dukkah, black truffle pide, Persian kale rice, king salmon with harissa and stuffed baklava for dessert. The spot on Duncan has plenty of space for groups.
byblosdowntown.com
Piano Piano
88 HARBORD S ...

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022   /   by Ameil Gill

THE GILL TEAM - TESTIMONIALS by Abbas Namq

"Ameil Gill means TRUST, TALENT, EXPERIENCE, TOP NOTCH SERVICE, and LIFESAVING! Since I owe this gentleman more than a feedback, I will highlight the BEST parts of my THREE buy/sell deals with Ameil: 1) Buying a house during a bid war season: Ameil made me buy a house even my offer wasn’t the highest. Isn’t that impossible? But the guy is gifted with a charisma which made my offer looks the best value rather than the highest $$$ 2) Selling a house: My case was selling the house while keeping me in the same house as a tenant. So when I called Ameil and in 2 days he found me an investor who bought the house and kept me as a tenant. Isn’t it amazing? 3) Buying a house during COVID-19 pandemic: Every house sold during the pandemic (at least the houses at the same pricing range of the house I’m buying) are sold at the asking price or less by $5K to $30K max. But since I’m dealing with Ameil, who has never ever disappointed me in any deal, he got me the house $1 ...

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022   /   by Ameil Gill

WHY YOU NEED AN AGENT WHEN BUYING A NEW CONSTRUCTION?

Do you need a buyers agent when purchasing new construction?
Yes! You need a buyer's agent to look out for your best interests with any home purchase. Your agent is there to protect you and guide you throughout the sale.
Here are just a few reasons why you need a buyer's agent when buying new construction:
1. I can help you pick the right builder.
I have great relationships with many of the builders in the area and know which ones don't have the best reputations. Not all builders are created equal!
2. I will educate you when it comes to the lot, location, and neighborhood.
I can give you insight into what makes sense for resale value, as well as factors you may not have thought of, such as picking a lot that can accommodate a walkout basement, etc.
3. I know what upgrades are worth it, and which are not.
One of the nice things about new construction is that you can typically customize your home to your wants and needs. However, some upgrades are worth it, while some are not&nbst ...

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Thursday, January 13, 2022   /   by Ameil Gill

NEW CONSTRUCTION DO'S & DON'TS

Is building a new home something you're considering? With inventory still low, more and more people have been considering buying new construction. Building a home can be a bit daunting, but that is where i come in! If this is something you're interested in, i've put together a list of things to consider before signing on the dotted line.

Dos:
Hire a buyer's agent - Builder sales agents are extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the homes and models. However, as nice as the sales reps may seem to you, they represent the builder. Their job is to get the best price for the builder and meet sales quotas. They are not looking out for your best interests. It is so important that you have your own representation

Research your preferred builders - It is equally as important to research home builders to find one you trust. Not every builder is created equal! A few things to consider are how many years they've been in business, what their warranty looks like, and what their standard f ...

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