Your comprehensive staging list

By: Alvaro Mallarino MBA, CFA

Your comprehensive staging list

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Investment, Pre-construction, Buying a Home, Sell a home, realtor, real estate

There is a common misconception that staging a home for sale is the simple process of setting furniture and décor to give the impression of a particular lifestyle. While this is not wrong, it’s nowhere near complete. Staging a home starts with meticulously going through every space, including the garage and outdoor areas to repair any damages, thoroughly cleaning and freshening u...Read More

Mastering the Key Factors of Buying a Home

By: Alvaro Mallarino MBA, CFA

Mastering the Key Factors of Buying a Home

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Investment, Pre-construction, Buying a Home, Sell a home, realtor, real estate, Key Factors,buying a home

Buying a new home can be a daunting process and even more grueling when it comes to a competitive market, like the GTA. That is why knowing what strategic steps to take to prepare for the experience can help buyers achieve better results and manage expectations, making the buying process substantially less stressful and more fulfilling. Although there are many elements that come into play when bu...Read More

The Dangers of Overpricing a home for sale

By: Alvaro Mallarino MBA, CFA

The Dangers of Overpricing a home for sale

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Investment, Pre-construction, Buying a Home, Sell a home, realtor, real estate, Overpricing, home price

When a homeowner is considering putting their property on the market, they often overestimate its market value. It’s only natural of course, that sentimental value often gets intertwined with years of renovations and maintenance work, all amounting to a significant investment of time and money. But the reality is, not all of that appreciates the monetary value of the original investment. Eve...Read More

factoring schools into your home buying decision 

By: Alvaro Mallarino MBA, CFA

factoring schools into your home buying decision 

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Investment, Pre-construction, Buying a Home, Sell a home, realtor, real estate, Schools near me, Schools

Every address in the GTA is assigned to a school district and within each district, different school options are available. There are typically at least two and up to four or five options that include a public school, a Catholic school, and a French immersion option that is sometimes part of the public school, if not an independent school itself. While it’s understandable and absolutely nor...Read More

Buying preconstruction - what you should know

By: Alvaro Mallarino MBA, CFA

Buying preconstruction - what you should know

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Investment, Pre-construction, Buying a Home, Sell a home, realtor, real estate

Pre-construction projects can be a sound investment and there are deals to be had, but, you need to know what you’re getting yourself into. The first rule of buying in this type of situation is to start with an independent real estate agent – one that will be looking out for your best interests and not those of the condo project. Once you start on the right foot, be...Read More

buying resale vs preconstruction properties

By: Alvaro Mallarino MBA, CFA

buying resale vs preconstruction properties

Tags: Reconstruction, Re sale, House Price, Homes in Toronto

It’s commonly known that buying a pre-construction condo is a good way to invest money, especially in a city like Toronto where new buildings are being planned and built almost every day. Nevertheless, buying a pre-construction property is not the only way to make a profit when it comes to investing in real estate. Buying re-sale units can also result in an equal or even bigger profit m...Read More

Questions you need to ask before you hire a realtor

By: Alvaro Mallarino MBA, CFA

Questions you need to ask before you hire a realtor

Tags: Toronto homes

An agent can cost or save you thousands of dollars. Choosing an agent is one of those critical issues that can cost or save you thousands of dollars. There are very specific questions you should be asking to ensure that you get the best representation for your needs. It’s critical that you make the right decision about who will handle what is probably the single largest financial investment ...Read More

The suburban detached market led the way in terms of price growth in July 2021

By: Alvaro Mallarino MBA, CFA

The suburban detached market led the way in terms of price growth in July 2021

Tags: Toronto homes, Toronto Real Estate, Toronto realtor

In July 2021 the average selling price of a home (including condos, townhouses, and houses) in the GTA was $1,062,256 representing an annual increase of 12.6%. The detached market segment led the way in terms of price growth, driven by sales in the suburban regions surrounding Toronto. During the month, the number of sales reported by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) was 9,400, remaining well...Read More

the suburban detached market led the way in terms of price growth in July 2021

By: Alvaro Mallarino MBA, CFA

the suburban detached market led the way in terms of price growth in July 2021

Tags: Homes in Toronto, House Prices, GTA homes, Toronto homes, Toronto houses, Toronto real estate, Toronto realtor

In July 2021 the average selling price of a home (including condos, townhouses, and houses) in the GTA was $1,062,256 representing an annual increase of 12.6%. The detached market segment led the way in terms of price growth, driven by sales in the suburban regions surrounding Toronto. During the month, the number of sales reported by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) was 9,400, remaining well...Read More

The In Black & White Real Estate team Scholarship

By: Alvaro Mallarino MBA, CFA

The In Black & White Real Estate team Scholarship

Tags: Rotman, MBA, U of T, University of Toronto, Rotman MBA, Toronto MBA, Rotman Alumni, MBA Scholarship

Giving back to society is one of the core values of the In Black & White Real Estate Team. For every purchase or sale transaction completed by you or by one of your referrals, we donate a portion of our income to a very worthy cause. We are firm believers in giving back to society. A few years ago we created the In Black and White Real Estate Team Scholarship, which is offered thro...Read More

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