Tour Tuesday and The Diamond Award

Team 0:01
It’s Tour Tuesday!

Tara Lyons 0:04
And we’re all together again.

Tom Lyons 0:05
We’re all together. There’s three of us we’re missing River though.

Tara Lyons 0:08
We are missing River.

Julie 0:09
She’s with Jamie.

Tom Lyons 0:10
Jamie Ellis pet care walks our dog and is super nice and will love your dog and he’s a vet tech so he can help look after the dog so he looks after kitties he looks after actually all pets he does. Yeah, he does look after the pigs. Yeah, the pet pigs. Yeah. Anyway, if you look for a dog walker or somebody, Jamie Ellis is a good choice.

Tara Lyons 0:36
Ellis Pet Care. We’ll put it in the remarks.

Tom Lyons 0:38
Yep. What do we got?

Tara Lyons 0:41
Interest rates are going down again.

Tom Lyons 0:42
Yeah, the stress test.

Tara Lyons 0:43
Stress test is gone down. We’ve been waiting for that for a couple years.

Tom Lyons 0:47
So interesting thing. I’m sure people have heard the news about the stress test. But what does that actually mean? It works out to 30% or for every hundred thousand dollars that you’re planning to buy. Your buying power has increased by $3,000 so $103,000, $206,000, $309,000

Tara Lyons 0:51
Gets you over the hump!

Tom Lyons 1:05
Gets you over the hump sometimes. Absolutely. So that’s exciting.

Tara Lyons 1:09
That’s closing costs. That’s good.

Tom Lyons 1:11
That’s a good point actually that is closing costs.

Tara Lyons 1:13
Its lawyers fees at least for your potential your CMHC you know, so it’s, it’s, it’s helped it helps it might not seem like a lot but it is actually.

Tom Lyons 1:22
You’re qualified for a little bit and I mean with average prices where they are that’s good nine grand right? So that does make a difference. So good news. their interest rates are down.

Tara Lyons 1:34
Around I think she said about 2.6 you should be able to get

Tom Lyons 1:40
We’re still somewhere around a month, month and a half away from spring market hitting. So please, please if you’re thinking about listing your house, start thinking about it now start calling us now so we have time to get the stager in. We have time to it’s time to do some of the things you need to do to get the most you can.

Tara Lyons 1:57
Photographers are busy right now this time of year getting the homes ready and up and running. So we need a little bit of lead time we can always do our own, which is great, but we really do like our photographer, and they do the floor plans and stuff. So that’s great. We have a new listing 8 Queensboro Court, we already have an accepted offer on it. We did hold offers. So we do have an accepted offer on that. We have a new price on Massassauga Road. So go take a look at our website for that.

Tom Lyons 2:26
Beautiful waterfront property. So take a look at it.

Tara Lyons 2:30
36 Fox Lane an excellent house on a dead-end street so it’s nice and private and it’s just outside of town you want to be in that 10 minute drive. This home falls within that category. Well-maintained home. It’s a it’s a really nice home. Nice big open family room.

Julie 2:52
Coming on, maybe this week, early next week.

Tara Lyons 2:55
Yeah, it’ll be next week. Yeah, absolutely. Watch our feed for that. Because that’ll come out and before next Tour Tuesday, and that’s going to be under $300,000. So anybody looking at that category, we have two lots we’ve got an offer on the one that we brought the buyer to, and we have another lot and that’s up on Moira Road.

Tom Lyons 3:19
So if you’re looking to build out in the country

Tara Lyons 3:22
Yeah, we have some great builders we can recommend as well. Actually, we have another house coming up this week too. So stay tuned for that too. So we’ve got a couple it’s starting spring market. We love the spring market!

Tom Lyons 3:36
Busy big snowstorm coming in ey!

Tara Lyons 3:44
We have our awards tomorrow, so fortunately, it’s breakfast. Yeah, so and then we have our dinner but we might wind up changing that depending on how this crazy weather goes. So we will check will keep in check on that.

Tom Lyons 3:57
Top 3% is the award It’s called the Diamond Award. I know there’s lots of awards out there and everybody hears about everybody having an aword, but we’re very proud of ours!

Julie 3:58
Top 3%

Tara Lyons 4:12
Across the country!

Julie 4:13

Tom Lyons 4:13
Yes. That is to give perspective on that. That’s top 3% of what something like 20,000 something like that. A lot of people and that’s an all market like Toronto, Vancouver. Right. So to compete against those people. We have to sell a lot of homes for a lot of people and make a lot of clients happy. And we have received that award since 2011. I was looking at that a little while ago. 2011, that is a lot of people that we have had the pleasure of working with!

Julie 4:48
Team awesome!

Tara Lyons 4:49
Team awesome! Woohoo! Ok, patting ourselves on the back! I think that might be it.

Tom Lyons 4:58
Tour Tuesday out!