3 New Trends in the Real Estate Market Toronto

With summer coming, here are three new trends to expect in the real estate market Toronto, according to the latest market watch reports.

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Here are a few new trends to expect in the real estate market Toronto, according to the latest market reports:

1. Largest growth occurring in the areas surrounding GTA

According to the Bank of Canada’s newest Financial System Review, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is experiencing a 32% increase in house prices. This is relative to April 2016 price levels. Most notably, the price of condos in the GTA has significantly increased. In the first few months of the year the price of condos was almost on par with prices of single-family homes.  

As prices have risen, homeowners are looking for more affordable housing just outside of the GTA. Consequently, home prices in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area have risen. As a result of this increase, the areas surrounding the GTA have experienced growth at a faster rate than areas within the GTA.

2. Price growth strong despite increase in listings

The May 2017 resale housing market figures revealed that despite active listings going up to 42.9% in May, price growth remains strong. Elli Davis and her team suggest in their latest Market Watch Report that the average selling price in May hit $863,910. This is a 14.9% increase compared to last year.

3. Summer home releases and openings

Lastly, as homeowners begin to take advantage of the strong price growth, we’re bound to see many new home releases and openings this summer.

With listings growing, it’s sure to be an exciting summer for the real estate market Toronto.

Maintain Your Pool For Summer Fun!

The Niagara Region is a popular spot for families to settle down, with the unique natural landscapes, and lots of activities to stay busy with it is one of Ontario’s greatest places. Known for the world’s famous Niagara Falls and wineries, the Niagara region is also extremely popular for tourists to visit. Living in the Niagara Region really has its benefits, even though sometimes it can get very busy with tourists.

One thing I love about living in the Niagara region is the new home and pool! With this upcoming warm weather, it’ll be great to cool down from the hot sun in the pool. I know the kids are going to love inviting their friends over for a pool day, and it will be perfect for family barbecues.

The only problem is I have never had a pool before, I don’t know the proper pool maintenance needed year round. This is why I decided to hire Total Pro Pools  for all my pool needs in the Niagara region. They help with cleaning and maintenance, pool opening and closing, or leak detection and repair. I plan on sitting back and relaxing pool side with my kids, while the experts from Total Pro Pools handle all of my pool related needs.

How To Select The Right Dentist

Dental hygiene is an important element of health. In fact, studies reveal that poor oral care can cause serious health risks in the long run: heart disease, dementia, respiratory infections, and diabetic complications. Many people practice basic oral health care, such as brushing and flossing your teeth.

However, regular cleanings and checkups at the dentist are an integral part of maintaining oral health, and overall bodily health. Factors can impede people from scheduling dentist’s appointments as often as they should. Most dentist offices recommend a cleaning and exam every 6 months. However, issues like no insurance coverage, busy schedules, and a fear or anxiety of the dentist can discourage people from making appointments.

A way to combat these factors is to select a dental office that fits your needs and expectations. A few standard things to look for when selecting a dentist are: up-to-date technology, innovations in digital technology has dramatically improved the quality of dental care; a clean and modern office will directly reflect the attention and care the dentist and staff put into all elements of their practice; a friendly and responsive staff who demonstrate that it is your needs that come first, and whatever hesitations you may have are considered and addressed. If you are looking for a family dentist in Burlington that meet these qualifications – Ralhan Dental is the place for you! With over fifteen years of experience, Dr. Ralhan is well known for giving his patients healthy and beautiful smiles. Book your appointment today!

Replacement Windows Add Positive Feng Shui To Your Home

The word “fenestration” means, the arrangement of windows and doors on the elevations of a building. The word “feng shui” is a system of laws considered to govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to flow of energy. Both of these words demonstrate the importance of design and organizing space.

The placement of a door, a couch, or a decorative vase can all impact the overall feeling of a space. Many people consider their homes their sanctuary, which is why it is important to consider the elements that make up a home. Many people focus on things such as the colour of the walls, the appliances, and flooring. While all are important, one of the most integral elements of a house are the windows.

Windows are important to help keep heat in during cold months, and let in fresh clean air during warm months. In addition to functionality, research reveals how daily exposure to light can impact ones energy, levels of productivity, and overall sleep quality. Ensuring your windows are taken care of is beneficial not only to the aesthetic of your home, but the well being of its inhabitants. As the warmer weather arrives, check to see if your home could benefit from window replacements. For years in the Mississauga community, Custom Windows Designs has been installing professional, high quality vinyl window replacements. The vinyl material they use for window replacements are guaranteed not to pit, peel, fade or flake. Invest in windows that will last, receive a FREE quote today!

A Franchise Gives You A Sense of Freedom & Liberty

The origin of the word franchise come from Anglo-French, meaning “freedom, liberty.” This concept was seen in the Middle Ages, when a local landowner would grant rights to serfs to use areas of land (for hunting, holding markets, or doing business.) Both the serfs and the landowners would benefit from this arrangement. Decades later, the concept and practice of franchising evolved and changed with economic structures and regulation by the law.

In Ontario, a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) ensures owners (a.k.a franchisors) give potential buyers (franchisees) detailed information about the franchise before the buyer signs a contract or makes any payments. The document includes details about: the franchisor (such as, business background and financial statements) as well as the franchise offer (such as costs, restrictions, training, etc.)

Franchising remains a powerful model for people to develop business success and potential profit. It is a way still focused on the original meaning of “freedom, and liberty.” Franchising is a thriving business, and it can be seen in the millions of customers who visit a franchise location – but this does not mean it comes without risks. Not only financial risk but potential disputes.

Law Works is a franchise regional boutique law firm, who advise and represent international and Canadian franchisors, master franchisees and multi-unit franchisees. Local expertise makes them an asset in franchise dispute in Vaughan. Whether you require services focused on franchise law or business disputes: Law Works is the team of professionals you want on your side.

Trade Show Checklist: How to Sell Your Products Successfully

Most trade show booths start out with nothing but a table and a few square feet to work with so, it’s becomes extremely important to have a well-designed and captivating exhibit that will draw the attention of the people attending. Typically, trade shows tend to bring in tons of foot traffic, some events bring in thousands of visitors over weekend-long events. With that being said, here are your trade show must-haves to ensure your exhibit is the best it can possibly be:

  1. Your exhibit should focus on only the new and featured products and services of your business.  Don’t try to cram all of your products on your display table.  
  2. Your exhibit should include technology, whether you have a monitor showing images and videos, or an ipad for customer to engage with.
  3. Your exhibit must have marketing material that prominently displays your business name and website.  Make use of brochures, banners, flyers, or display boards.
  4. Everyone loves getting free stuff at these kind of events.  Use promotional products to increase your brand awareness and leave an impression.  Use branded totes for people purchasing your products, hand out keychains, pens, water bottles, mugs, or stationary branded with your business name and logo.
  5. Employees working the exhibit should wear branded apparel with your business name and logo consistent with your vision and marketing direction, such as using all blue shirts with a printed logo to represent your business.

banded apparel

Get all of your promotional products and branded apparel from Apex Image Marketing, take a look at our huge selection of promotional products, apparel, and more.  Once you find the products that best suit your business, our design team will work with you to help your brand come to life. Contact Apex Image Marketing today!

5 Ways To Promote Your Business Without Being Too Pushy

The last thing you want to do is be the person that other people dodge in the hallways of the mall to avoid being asked if they can rub a sample of lotion on your hand so you can “feel the difference.” Or the person shoving flyers into the hands of people walking too quickly to even care. While it is extremely important for the growth of your business to market your brand, it’s even more important that your marketing strategy is right. By right, we mean the effective, not too pushy, not too tacky kind of marketing strategy.

Here’s 5 ways we can suggest you market your business without coming off as “pushy”:

  1. Local partnerships

Partner up with other local businesses in the area and organize a trade show or festival for people to attend, shop, learn more about local business. Donate a product or service for the cause which will entice customers to participate and attend.

  1.   Branded Apparel

branded business apparel

Have your employees wear clothing that is branded with your logo. Not only is it more professional looking, it’s a good way to showcase your brand.

  1.  Freebies

Since everyone loves free stuff, why not put your logo on it? Put your business name and logo on pens, stationery, mug cozies, tote bags, or keychains and hand them out at local trade shows or festivals.

  1.  Social Media Contest

Why do people love more than free stuff? They love the idea of winning the free stuff.  Offer your audience a chance to win a free product, service, or discount by sharing, mentioning, and commenting on your post.

  1.  Influencer Marketing

Reach out to existing influencers in your industry who has a substantial following and whose business would complement, not compete with yours. Collaborate with them to try your product or service and ask them if they would be willing to promote your business to their network.

Get your branded apparel from Apex Image Marketing, take a look at our huge selection of promotional products, apparel, and more. Once you find the products that best suit your business, our design team will work with you to help your brand come to life. Contact Apex Image Marketing today!