4 TIPS ON STAYING COMMITTED TO YOUR NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS/ JANUARY 28, 2016

By: Jessie Banwait

4 TIPS ON STAYING COMMITTED TO YOUR NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS/ JANUARY 28, 2016

Tags: New Year, 2016, Goals

  Greetings and Happy New Year, January has come with amazing gas prices, surprisingly good weather, and New Year resolutions! It is easy to get caught up in sweeping resolutions such as, having a healthier lifestyle or staying organized. Making goals that reflect on your past, help in creating realistic goals for your future. It’s been proven that 84% of people lose interest within 2...Read More

HOW TO MAKE ACHIEVABLE GOALS FOR 2015/ JANUARY 18, 2015

By: Jessie Banwait

HOW TO MAKE ACHIEVABLE GOALS FOR 2015/ JANUARY 18, 2015

Tags: Goals, New Year, Resolutions

It’s the beginning of the year, and hopefully you have all made your New Year’s Resolutions.  Without goals we are sailing a ship without a rudder, we may know how to create goals, but how easy is it to achieve them?  Setting goals without a game plan inadvertently sets us up for failure.  So that is why I have come up with some tips and examples that will help get you...Read More

By: Jessie Banwait

AIRPORT TO TORONTO IN 25 MINUTES: COMING IN 2015 / OCTOBER 21, 2014

Tags: Public Transportation, 2015, Cost Efficiency, Union Station, Pearson Airport

The long awaited train that will connect Union station in Toronto to Terminal 1 at Pearson Airport, will be available by the winter of 2015, right before the Pan Am Games happening in Toronto in the summer of 2015. As the map shows, it will stop at Weston Road to connect North Toronto passengers, and Bloor-Dundas station to connect south-west Toronto passengers before reaching Union station. ...Read More

THE BENEFITS OF DUCTLESS AIR CONDITIONERS & HEATERS/ SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

By: Jessie Banwait

THE BENEFITS OF DUCTLESS AIR CONDITIONERS & HEATERS/ SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

Tags: Ductless, Cost Efficiency, Air Conditioning, Heating

Lately, I've been reading a lot about ductless air conditioners and heaters, which have been popular overseas for years but are just making their way to North America. I think we’ll be hearing a lot about these appliances over the next little while, and for good reason. So how does a ductless air conditioner/heater (also known as a mini-split system) work? Basically, they move heat fro...Read More

By: Jessie Banwait

WHY YOU SHOULD CHANGE YOUR FURNACE/ SEPTEMBER 9, 2014

Tags: Cost Efficiency, Furnance

I just spent an entire weekend replacing my furnace. No, it wasn't broken—but it was breaking the bank. I had been considering swapping out the mid-efficiency furnace in my house for a high-efficiency version for a while, and I finally decided to do it before the winter hits. Here’s why you should, too. A better efficiency rate What does this mean? Higher-efficiency furnaces tr...Read More

By: Jessie Banwait

HAVE YOU HEARD OF HOUSEIT.COM?/ JULY 30, 2014

Tags: HouseIT, Home Design

      I recently wrote a post on custom-building a home, and the various steps you have to take before you begin the project to ensure that everything goes smoothly throughout the process. A great tool to help you kick-off your project is a website called Houseit.com. I’m certain you've heard of the term “crowdsourcing.” These days, there a hundreds of cr...Read More

SOUTH ETOBICOKE: TORONTO’S NEXT HOT REAL ESTATE AREA?/ JULY 2, 2014

By: Jessie Banwait

SOUTH ETOBICOKE: TORONTO’S NEXT HOT REAL ESTATE AREA?/ JULY 2, 2014

Tags: Community, Etobicoke, Buying a Home

I recently highlighted the Lakeview revitalization project as the new real estate hot spot in Mississauga -- but what about Toronto? As we all keep hearing (just flip to the real estate section of any newspaper these days), the Toronto market is booming. You just have to look up at the sky from any point in the city to see evidence of that fact: the skyline is filled with cranes, new condominiums ...Read More

By: Jessie Banwait

COMPLETE GUIDE TO SCHOOLS IN SOUTH MISSISSAUGA/ JUNE 5, 2014

Tags: Mississauga, Clarkson, Lorne Park, Mineola, Schools

A big part of moving other than finding a great home, is finding great schools for your children. I made this list for a client looking for homes in South Mississauga, specificially in the neighborhoods of Clarkson, Lorne Park, and Mineola. I thought I would share it here, since it may be useful for others looking in this area.  Clarkson White Oak Public School (JK-5): http://schoo...Read More

THE REBIRTH OF THE LAKEVIEW COMMUNITY, MISSISSAUGA/ MAY 7, 2014

By: Jessie Banwait

THE REBIRTH OF THE LAKEVIEW COMMUNITY, MISSISSAUGA/ MAY 7, 2014

Tags: Mississauga, Location, New Builds, Buying a Home

As a real estate agent, I’m most often asked on specific question: What’s an up-and-coming area to buy in in right now? Since I service a lot of clients in Mississauga, I decided to write a blog on the Lakeview community in Mississauga. Last month, the city unveiled plans for redeveloping the community, and what is being proposed — a mixed-use space — is excitin...Read More

By: Jessie Banwait

BUYER BEWARE: ENERGY RESELLING FIRMS | PART II/ JANUARY 29, 2014

Tags: Scams, Summitt Energy, Heating

  Remember my post on energy reselling firms and how many of them are scamming you with their promises of big savings? I’ve been hearing so much about them lately that I thought that I’d write a follow-up post and illustrate how the dollars and cents really add up. Companies like Summitt Energy claim to save homeowners tons of money through providing energy at rates lower than wh...Read More