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The Realty Deal

The Realty Deal

By Stephanie Pinet
Stephanie Pinet is a Real Estate Agent & Investor in the Greater Hamilton Burlington Area in Ontario, Canada. She strives to educate people about what to expect in a Real Estate Deal, and how to Maximize your Profits as a Buyer, Seller, or Investor. Stephanie's passion for growing one's financial legacy has introduced her to many facets of the real estate world that she is keen to share with her listeners. Stephanie is a full time RE/MAX Escarpment Realtor, and sits on the Board of Directors for the REALTORS Association of Hamilton-Burlington
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Forecasted growth of 20% in this Canadian City!
Stephanie breaks down the headlines of forecasted growth for average sale price and most expensive market in Canada. Talk to stephanie if you’re thinking about buying real estate in Ontario
December 6, 2021
10 Reasons to List your Home during the Holidays
If you’ve been on the fence about selling your house, the holiday season proves to be one of the best times to get the most amount of money, and attract the most serious buyers. Stephanie dives into 10 good reasons you should consider a listing your home during the holidays.
December 6, 2021
What to know about double pane windows
If you are thinking about buying a house, Stephanie is going to teach you some things to look out for with the building envelope of the home, including windows! Listen now to learn about what double pane windows are and why they are important in your house.
December 6, 2021
3 Tips for Single HomeBuyers
Are you thinking about buying a house? Don’t go at it alone! Stephanie explains how you can buy a house on a single income and have the support you need to make the right decisions for yourself, and your future.
December 2, 2021
How to live the Hygge Lifestyle this Holiday Season
Stephanie dives in on how you can make your home warm and welcoming this holiday season, and always!
November 29, 2021
What should you look out for when purchasing a Rural property?
Have you been thinking of escaping from the city and getting some fresh air? People are purchasing for a property to spend more quality time with family and get away from the stress of the city. If you are thinking of exploring cottage country in Ontario, Talk to Stephanie from The Realty Deal to help you find your perfect paradise.
November 26, 2021
Waterfront development in Mississauga will have the longest pier on Lake Ontario
Word on the streets is that the city of Mississauga has just approved a Lakeview Village which will transform 180 acres of land into one of the largest mixed use developments in the GTA. Stephanie gives you an overview on what’s coming to Mississauga‘s new lakefront community.
November 25, 2021
All about Mortgage Interest Calculations
Stephanie takes a deep dive into the details of mortgage interest calculations. Should you opt for a fixed or variable rate mortgage? How long should your amortization be? Reach out to Stephanie to get your questions answered about mortgage interest rates in Canada
November 24, 2021
2 things NOT to overlook Before buying a house.
Stephanie knows that it’s a hot real estate market and buyers need to make sacrifices to get the house they want. She explains what things not to sacrifice before you make an offer on your next home.
November 24, 2021
How to Stage your Bathroom before Listing.
No body wants to see a neglected bathroom, which ideally should be one of the cleanest spaces in your house. If you’re thinking about selling, Stephanie brings you through all the things you should be considering to clean and stage your bathrooms. Reach out for tour design consult!
November 22, 2021
Part 2: Sustainable Housing Guide
Stephanie talks about how the elements affect, and can be used to power and build your house. She explains how you can invest in Water, Solar, Air and Sustainable Energy Sources for your low carbon footprint home.
November 18, 2021
Things a Renter needs to Consider.
Stephanie dives in to what you should think about if you are renting a house, and the benefits of homeownership that you’re missing out on. What is your reason for renting? Stephanie can help make your home goals become a reality! Reach out today to speak with your trusted real estate advisor.
November 15, 2021
Part 1 - Sustainable Housing Guide: Location
Stephanie starts off this podcast series with the Location of your sustainable home. Do you want to live in the country or city? Big or small? Existing house renovation vs new build? There’s lots of things to consider when choosing your perfect plot, so tune into this first episode and learn about sustainability in your house.
November 14, 2021
Can you buy a Mortgage with Bad Credit?
Even if you have bad credit, there are solutions to help you get a mortgage. Stephanie explains some alternative options to help you buy that house you love, and get over the hurdles of having bad credit while trying to find a lender. Talk to Stephanie from The Realty Deal before you start shopping for a house!
November 12, 2021
You don’t need to find the perfect home. Here’s how to find the perfect potential in a home.
Stephanie explains the importance of keeping an open mind when you are searching for a house. You may not find exactly what you want, but you can create it! Listen up to find out how, and call Stephanie from The Realty Deal to start your home search today!
November 5, 2021
Easy Energy Efficiency in your Home this Winter
This winter, try these simple steps to make your home healthy and more efficient!
November 3, 2021
What’s happening with mortgage interest rates in Canada?
If you were thinking about buying a house, money has never been cheaper to borrow, and home prices have never been hired to purchase. What a wild time we’re living in and Canadian real estate! Especially with Vancouver being dubs the most inexpensive city in North America! Stephanie explains if you should get a variable or fixed rate mortgage at this time, and what is happening in general (and why) with Canadian Mortgage Interest Rates. Talk to Stephanie if you are thinking about buying or selling your home in Ontario.
October 30, 2021
Getting Ready to Sell your Home *CHECKLIST*
If you were thinking about selling your house, it’s not always easy without the help of a professional. Stephanie explains what you can do to make your property shine when you’re getting ready to list it on the market. Be sure to reach to Stephanie from The Realty Deal before you do any updates to your house to make sure that you will get the best possible return on your investment!
October 30, 2021
How to fix Ontario’s Affordable Housing Crisis?
Stephanie explains how the government could fix Ontario’s Housing Affordability Crisis! Do you know what Affordable Housing means? Do you care? Listen up then reach out to your local MP to allow more development in #Hamilton.
October 20, 2021
Are Realtors Psychologists?
Stephanie explains a surface view of how realtors can help you, through the emotional time of moving and changing your lifestyle. If you’re thinking about moving - talk to Stephanie from The Realty Deal!
October 3, 2021
Best Paint Colours for each Room
Stephanie determines which paint colours are the most popular to the likes of Home Buyers in 2021 🎨 If you’re thinking of selling your house - listen to this! And speak with Stephanie from The Realty Deal about Selling your Muskoka Property
September 29, 2021
5 Things to Boost your Home’s ROI
If you’re thinking about selling your house, here are the top 5 things you can do to boost your homes return on investment! Talk to Stephanie from the realtor deal about selling your house in Ontario
September 29, 2021
Why you should Hire a Realtor
Stephanie explains why it is important to hire a realtor if you want to sell your house for the most amount of money, and the least amount of time, with the least amount of stress to you.
September 29, 2021
Housing and the Canadian Federal Election
Stephanie explains a few key points on how each of the main political parties plan to tackle the Canadian housing affordability crisis.
September 10, 2021
Canadian Federal Government didn’t spend allocated Housing funds
This article that CREW published was a real gut punch to Canadians, especially those who need a house.
September 2, 2021
Tips for Buying a House in a Hot Market
Stephanie shares some steps you can take to understand and enjoy your home buying journey - even though the market is a bit “nuts”! Learn what to do - and what not to do, when buying a house.
September 1, 2021
Home Buyer Closing Costs
Are you wondering how much money you will need to close on your new house? Stephanie dives into what costs are involved, and how much you should expect to have in your bank account to close on your new house. Are you thinking of moving in the GTA? Talk to Stephanie from The Realty Deal and she will answer all of your real estate questions!
August 30, 2021
Small Landscaping Ideas to Make your Garden Glow!
Stephanie explain some small and affordable updates that will help you enjoy your outdoor space. From simply tidying up, to adding a focal point to your space, here are a handful of tips to help you enjoy your backyard.
August 18, 2021
What’s Trending in Home Reno’s in 2021 - and what trends are on their way out!
If you are thinking about renovating your home, listen to this podcast to get some tips before you whip out the sledgehammer! If you’re thinking about renovating to stay in your house for a while, listen to what is out of trend and avoid those. If you are thinking about renovating your house to sell, talk to Stephanie to make sure that you are getting your best return on investment!
August 12, 2021
Listen to this before you buy a condo!
If you are thinking about buying a condo in a condominium corporation, Stephanie shares some great tips to look out for before you become a resident.
August 12, 2021
Daily GO Train service from Hamilton > Union Station!
The day has come! Your commute to and from Hamilton just got easier with all day train services from West Harbour GO to Union Station in Toronto!
August 12, 2021
3 Features that are total Turn On to Homebuyers this Season
Stephanie highlights three upgrades that could help your home sell faster and for more money. Listen up to make these three crucial upgrades to your house before you sell, and reach out to Stephanie to make sure you don’t overspend and get the proper return on your investment. Hint: host a BBQ this weekend and take some pics!
July 8, 2021
Pros and Cons of Buying a Historic Home
Stephanie explains the pros and cons of buying an older, historic home. Hamilton especially has such an amazing selection of these older beautiful houses, but they do come with extra upkeep. Listen up to see if buying a historic home is right for you! Then, reach out to Stephanie to get your Home Search started, today.
July 8, 2021
How people born in July style their home
Stephanie talks about some fun ways that people born in July might express their style in their homes. From eclectic decor to a vacation relaxing oasis, people in July have a true appreciation for their home being their getaway.
July 8, 2021
Nice things to do for your Home Buyer.
Did you sell your house? Here are some really nice things to do for your next homebuyers, to make their move easy and to keep the house safe and settled. (We all thank you in advance!)
July 5, 2021
Bathroom Renovations to Help you Age in Place.
Stephanie shares tips for renovating your bathroom to make it timeless, and easy to age in place. If you are a senior or know a senior who needs help with making their bathroom more accessible, reach out to stephanie!
July 5, 2021
Outdoor Features to Boost your Homes Value!
Stephanie dives into some of the hottest summer backyard amenities in 2021. Clue: yes it involves Eating, Playing, Function & Style!
July 1, 2021
Top Home Improvement Trends of Spring 2021
Stephanie dives into the most popular home renovations of Spring 2021. Hot tip*** most are outdoor upgrade! 🌞 If you’re thinking of renovating, you’re not alone! Contact Stephanie for design tips and to be put in touch with reliable tradesmen and contractors.
June 29, 2021
5 Things Home Buyers Need to Know when Making an Offer
Stephanie explains what you need to know if you are buying a house in today’s bustling real estate market. Listen to these five tips to help you find the perfect place to call home, then reach out to Stephanie to get your home search started in the Hamilton Burlington area today!
June 21, 2021
Green Home Trends 2021
Stephanie from The Realty Deal gives insights to five hottest green home trends in 2021!
June 21, 2021
Roofing Options for your Canadian Home
Stephanie explores different roofing materials to consider when you’re reaching the roof on your Canadian Home.
May 7, 2021
Environmental Impact of Countertops
If you’re thinking of renovating your older home to make it more sustainable, or even building a new one, the type of countertop is an important consideration. Stephanie teaches you about the wide variety of materials, with different qualities and environmental impacts. Listen now for some popular kitchen countertop materials, and how they rank on the sustainability scale.
May 7, 2021
Guide to Energy Ratings for your Home Appliances
In my efforts to become more environmentally efficient, I would love to share some sustainable products and impactful upgrades that will help you monetarily, and help your home, environmentally. From the 3 Canadian Labels to look out for and the 5 Appliances that use the most energy in your home, Listen now for different ways you can help your home become cheaper to run, and better for the environment.
May 7, 2021
Make a Winning Offer on a Home!
Yes it has been a crazy hot real estate market in the GTA so far in 2021. It doesn’t mean that we have to go crazy trying to win a house! Here are some quick tips from Stephanie on how you can win a house in the GTA in today’s market. Reach out to Stephanie from the real deal to help you on your homebuying journey today
March 16, 2021
6 Saavy & Smart Kitchen Renovations that you will see your Return on investment!
Stephanie explains 6 fabulous upgrades you can do to your kitchen, and two to avoid! If you are thinking about renovating your home in the greater Burlington Hamilton area, reach out to Stephanie from The Realty Deal and talk about the smartest renovations for you.
March 16, 2021
Bio Philic Design Trend 2021
What is Biophilic design and how do we incorporate it into our homes? Talk to Stephanie from The Realty Deal
February 17, 2021
Why you need a Realtor who understands the New Normal
This COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives. You need an real estate agent who is current on matters and understands the new normal. Anyone looking to sell should identify and partner with a realtor who not only knows their local market but understands wealth preservation, digital capabilities, Covid current rules, virtual listing presentations, and he has a solid track record. Reach out to Stephanie at least six months before you were thinking of selling and she can help you with the right plan.
November 7, 2020
Choosing you Home Style and not Over renovating
Are you thinking about renovating her house? Or maybe you just want to sell it and get the most amount of money… Stephanie explains how to choose your home style, what’s in right now, and how not to over renovate.
November 7, 2020
September birthdays and what they mean for your home
I am born in September so it was perfect timing to see that Remax published a piece about September birthdays and what they mean for your home. I love to keep my house clean and now I know it might just be my destiny!
September 3, 2020
How to Quickly Improve Indoor Air Quality
Here are some important yet overlooked parts of your house you could clean to improve your indoor air quality
May 12, 2020
What's Happening in Canadian Housing?
Everyone's Reality is different.  Are you on the Suburban Anti Development side? Or are you for Increasing Density and Affordability? In this Episode Stephanie explains the Reality of the Current Real Estate Trends in the Greater Toronto Area, and how and why they aren't getting any better (aka more affordable).  If you're a Real Estate Investor - this isn't bad news for you.  Talk to Stephanie about Investing in Real Estate Today
January 2, 2020
5 Tips for Saving for Your First Home
Start your Journey with a Financial Plan. It's pretty Simple! Stephanie will explain the simplest ways to start saving for your first property purchase, today!
September 12, 2019
7 Mistakes Home Sellers Can Avoid
If you're Thinking about Selling Your House, here are some Tips to Help you Avoid Disaster.  Stephanie provides detailed insights of what could go wrong during the Sale of your Home, and how you can avoid killing the deal (if there's one to be had).  Stephanie's Goal when Working with Home Sellers, is to get them the MOST Amount of Money, in the LEAST Amount of time, with the Least amount of Stress for the Home Sellers.  Do you live in the Greater Hamilton Burlington Area? Contact Stephanie today to get an Updated Evaluation on Your Property.
July 10, 2019
Should you Buy a Less then Perfect Home?
Let's face it - to tick off everything on your 'Want' List in a home, you'll probably have a higher purchase price then you want to.  Stephanie puts into perspective why Buying a Less then Perfect Property might be the way to go - Especially if you want to don't want to buy at the top of your price range, or above.  Listen up then give Stephanie a call if you're thinking about making a move!
May 13, 2019
10 Tips for Increasing Your Home's Value
Are you thinking about making updates to your home?  What are the most worthy investments, in the eyes of a Home Buyer? Stephanie will offer insights on which renovations you will see a return on your investment. Be sure to not over renovate! Take a few of these ideas and make some great changes to your home to refresh before listing, whether you want to move in one month, or one year! Do you have any questions about Real Estate in the Hamilton/ Burlington Area? Talk to Stephanie today!
April 24, 2019
How to Boost Your Curb Appeal
Stephanie shares some Awesome Tips on How to Boost your Curb Appeal Before Listing Your Home For Sale.  First Impressions are Lasting!  Make sure the ones you give when your home is For Sale, are Memorable... in a good way! Here are some weekend projects you can tackle now that Spring is around the corner and will allow us more (enjoyable) time outside.  Do you have any questions for Stephanie to make sure you make the right decisions on where to spend your Money before you Sell? You want to make a Great Return on Your Investment! Contact her today to ask a Professional Real Estate Opinion on your Curb Appeal.
April 20, 2019
Are you Ready to be a Home Buyer?
Are you thinking about Buying a House? Ask yourself these questions before you start looking.  Stephanie will help you decipher if you're in the right time of your life to Buy a House, so reach out if you're thinking about buying a house in the Hamilton Burlington Area! Thanks for listening and sharing with your friends and family who are thinking about making a move!
April 17, 2019
How to Make Your House a Home
Stephanie gives you some great tips on how to make your home COZY! That's the best part of having a home, isn't it? Feeling SO comfortable in your space 😍 Listen Now and let Stephanie know what your favourite home project is!
March 29, 2019
Deposit cheque FAQ
Stephanie explains the details of your deposit cheque. When is it due? Who does it go to? Omg that's a lot of money! Ease your mind and be prepared to fork over some money if you're going to make an offer.
March 25, 2019
Are you Wasting Your Money Preparing Your Home For Sale?
One of the Biggest Mistakes Home Sellers make is to Over Renovate their home, and they don't get a great return on their investment. Stephanie explains what to spend your money and what NOT to spend your Money on before Listing Your Home. Do you live in the Hamilton Burlington Area and are Thinking of Selling Your Home? Contact Stephanie to consult you to make sure you're putting your money to good use!
February 25, 2019
10 Things To Do Before Selling Your Home
Don't List Your Home without Listening to List Podcast!! Stephanie tells you the TOP 10 Things To Do Before Selling Your Home. Look at Your Home through a Buyers Lense. Can they picture themselves Living there? (The answer should be Yes!) Sure you may have to put in a bit of elbow grease; re painting the crayon marks on the wall, or doing some landscaping, but the thousands of dollars extra you will get will be worth the de cluttering! Prepare to List Your Property with these Tips and Reach out to Stephanie to Talk about Your Home Search in the Greater Hamilton Burlington Are Today. >>>
February 21, 2019
Home Seller FAQ
Thinking of Selling your Home? Listen up! Stephanie explains some common terms to familiarize yourself with before Selling your home. She will tell you what to expect when you receive an offer, and how to handle it.
February 16, 2019
What is considered a Fixture in a Home?
How do you know if something will be included in the purchase price of your new home? Well, it's real estate, so everything is negotiable! So you can negotiate to include the appliances, light fixtures, window coverings etc. etc.  Stephanie explains how to know if something will be included in the Purchase Price of your Home.  ~ Put everything in writing! ~ & call Stephanie if you're thinking of Buying, Selling or Investing in Real Estate in the Greater Hamilton-Burlington Area. 
February 12, 2019
Should I Sign a Buyer Representation Agreement with a Realtor?
Stephanie explains the facets of Working with a Realtor to Buy a House. Do you have to Sign with a Realtor? Can you Negotiate your Contract with them? How do I choose the Best Realtor in the Area? What is a Holdover Clause? Stephanie Answers these questions and more!  Are you thinking of moving or investing in the Hamilton or Burlington Area? Talk to Stephanie today!
February 10, 2019
Average Lifespan of a Home
What's the lifespan of HVAC and Mechanical Systems? How long does a washing machine or air conditioner last? What should I budget for Capital Expenditures? Stephanie Answers these Questions and Many More about How Long the Features in Your Home Will Last.  When you Buy a House, You are able to Negotiate based on the State of the Property, so take a Good Look at the House, and Use it's Defects as Your Negotiating Power! Talk to Stephanie about Buying a Home.
January 31, 2019
Why I Volunteer (as a Board of Director for a Non-Profit)
I'm taking this episode to explain why I volunteer at a Non-Profit, on Committee's and on the Board of Directors, for the Realtors Association of Hamilton Burlington.  I am passionate about Bringing Value to my Network, Enhancing my Personal & Professional Skills, Uplifting & Shaping the Future of the Real Estate Profession, Keeping on the Cutting Edge of Real Estate, Engaging with Members, and much more!  Thanks for listening and considering Volunteering with an Association that you are Passionate about!
January 23, 2019
7 Tips to Buying a Home in 2019
Stephanie talks about 7 Tips to Think About When Buying a Home! Tune in to Ask Yourself these Insightful Questions to Help Plan Your Prosperous Future! Do you have any questions about Real Estate? Talk to Stephanie Today:
January 22, 2019
Buyer Paperwork
Stephanie explains what paperwork is involved in making an offer to purchase a property. She provides some insights to negotiate, timeliness, and other very important information to know when buying a home. Awesome tips and insights in this podcast to educate you before you make an offer!
January 19, 2019
HomeBuyers Guide 7/7 - Closing Costs & Related Fee's
Learn how to budget for closing date.  The balance of your down payment, lawyer's fee's, and land transfer tax are due on closing.  What other related costs can you expect? Thank you for tuning into to all 7/7 episodes.  I hope you are more confident to start your home search process.  Feel free to reach out anytime to talk about your next move, I'm happy to help.  > > >   < <
January 8, 2019
HomeBuyers Guide - Part 6/7: Making an Offer
Omg, you made it!  You find your ideal home! Now, it's time to lock it down. Find out what you need to know about Making an Offer, with Stephanie.  Are you ready to start your Home Search? Reach out to Stephanie today: > > >   < <
January 8, 2019
HomeBuyers Guide - Part 5/7: Finding a Home
Stephanie asks you the most important questions about Finding the Perfect Home for you.  What's important to you in a home and neighbourhood? Have you thought of the style of home you're interested in? Start your Home Search by asking yourself the right questions, so you can find the right home.  Speak with Stephanie today about Finding the Right Home for You! > > >  < <
January 8, 2019
HomeBuyers Guide - Part 4/7: Government Incentives
Find out what Government Incentives are available for first time home buyers in Canada. Do you live in Hamilton? Here are some incentives offered by the municipal government: Are you thinking of building or buying commercial or multi- residential space? Talk to Stephanie about making those dreams happen.  > > >  < <
January 8, 2019
HomeBuyer Guide - Part 3/7: Mortgage Default Insurance
Stephanie explains Mortgage Default Insurance, which is required by lenders if you're putting less then 20% down payment.  CMHC, Genworth & Canada Guarantee, are a few companies that provide mortgage insurance.  Listen & Learn! and when you're ready to talk about your home search, get in touch with Stephanie! > > >  < <
January 8, 2019
HomeBuyers Guide - Part 2/7: Mortgage Options
In this episode, Stephanie explains the types of mortgages there are, different features, ideal payment schedules, possible penalties and down payment requirements for a Home Buyer. Are you ready to take a step towards owning real estate? Contact Stephanie today! > > >  < <
January 7, 2019
HomeBuyers Guide - Part 1/7: Assessing Your Financial Readiness
In the first episode of this 7 series podcast about Buying a Home, Stephanie explores the facets of Assessing your Financial Readiness. She will help you understand what lenders require in terms of income to home expenses (Mortgage, Taxes & Heat), the Pre - Approval Process, and Credit Scores.  Listen now to find out what the first steps are to Buying a Home! Then, contact Stephanie to get your mortgage pre approval process started today. > > >   < <
January 7, 2019
Top 10 Ways a Realtor Helps you Find a Home
Are you thinking about Buying a Home? Don't go at it alone! There are over 3100 Realtors in the Hamilton Burlington area for you to talk to about Investing in Real Estate (with only a very small portion being full time Realtors).  Do your homework on your Realtor, and understand that they bring immense value to your home buying process. (and I bring lots of passion about homes and helping people).  In this episode, I will cover 10 ways your Realtor will help you throughout the Home Buying Process. 
January 7, 2019
2019 Real Estate Outlook
What is on the horizon in the real estate market in the Hamilton Burlington Area? Listen to Stephanie's forecast on what to expect if you're thinking of Buying, Selling, or Investing in Real Estate in 2019.  Then, get in touch to get your home Buying process started >>>
January 7, 2019
2019 HomeBuyer Resolutions
Do you want to make your Home ownership Dreams come true in 2019? Take these steps in the right direction and let Stephanie help you to becoming a Homeowner!
January 4, 2019