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Join Rob Golfi, Sales Representatives with ReMax Escarpment Realty, as he discusses real estate, offers advice and answers questions for the Golden Horseshoe (Hamilton, Niagara, Grimsby, St. Catharines, Burlington, Welland, Ancaster) and Toronto areas.

Join Rob Golfi, Sales Representatives with ReMax Escarpment Realty, as he discusses real estate, offers advice and answers questions for the Golden Horseshoe (Hamilton, Niagara, Grimsby, St. Catharines, Burlington, Welland, Ancaster) and Toronto areas.

Location:

Canada

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Join Rob Golfi, Sales Representatives with ReMax Escarpment Realty, as he discusses real estate, offers advice and answers questions for the Golden Horseshoe (Hamilton, Niagara, Grimsby, St. Catharines, Burlington, Welland, Ancaster) and Toronto areas.

Language:

English


Episodes

Can Ontario build 1.5 million homes in the next 10 years?

7/11/2022
In this Golfi Real Estate Show, Rob Golfi of RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, the Golfi Team, is joined by Mike Collins-Williams, CEO of the West End Home Builder's Association.

Duration:00:42:05

Some homeowners are experiencing buyer's remorse

6/27/2022
In this episode of the Golfi Real Estate Show, Hamilton Edition, Rob Golfi from RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, The Golfi Team, shares some stories about buyer's remorse that some homeowners are experiencing. Special guest Caitlin Lee, Business Development Manager at First Canadian Title, tells us everything you need to know about Title insurance.

Duration:00:43:59

The ups and downs of owning an Airbnb

6/20/2022
Philip Golfi, sales representative from RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, The Golfi Team shares his story about getting into the short-term rental game. He also discusses how recent interest hikes on both sides of the border are impacting the housing market and how smaller communities in Ontario are seeing a steep decline in home prices.

Duration:00:43:27

Did you hear about the change to the first-time homebuyer's program?

6/13/2022
Rob Golfi, Sales Representative with RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, The Golfi Team, is joined by Madelyn Townes from Revel Realty Inc. in this edition of the Golfi Real Estate Show, Hamilton Edition. They discuss the May real estate statistics in Hamilton, Burlington and Niagara, as well as changes to the first-time homebuyer's program. Will Doug Ford's promise for the housing market be good news for home seekers? A new report shows Toronto is one of the worst places to buy real estate. And...

Duration:00:42:29

What happens when a home seller asks a realtor to meet in the nude?

6/6/2022
Find out what happened when Rob Golfi of RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, The Golfi Team, was asked if one of his agents would meet with a home seller, who is a nudist, in the nude. The Bank of Canada's latest interest rate hike will have an impact on the housing market and is Canadian real estate heading for a crash? Also, Carrie Trembinksi from St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation joins the show to talk about their fundraising efforts.

Duration:00:41:50

Can you still buy a home under $200k?

5/31/2022
In this edition of the Golfi Real Estate Show, Hamilton Edition... Rob Golfi from RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, the Golfi Team, explains how the housing sector has become a more balanced market. We search for homes that are priced under $200,000 and discuss the danger of mistaking a housing market correction for a crash. Rob also talks about alternative mortgage lenders and the Golfi grad signs.

Duration:00:42:05

Coming soon to your neighbourhood: triplexes and fourplexes

5/25/2022
Rob Golfi, sales representative with RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, The Golfi Team says the real estate landscape continues to change as more buyers gain leverage in a balanced market. Rob discusses how to make an offer in Canada's cooling housing market and how the pandemic-fueled real estate boom is coming to an end. We also discuss a Niagara Falls couple that has been charged in a real estate fraud case and reflect on Canada’s history of recessions and how they can help us predict what’s to...

Duration:00:42:42

Introducing a blind bidding alternative

5/16/2022
In this edition of the Golfi Real Estate Show, Hamilton Edition, Rob Golfi gives his opinion on a pilot program from the Canadian Real Estate Association that is an alternative to blind bidding. Also, what is each political party promising when it comes to Ontario's housing crisis?

Duration:00:42:22

Hamilton's housing market finally finds some balance

5/10/2022
After a long stretch of seeing Hamilton's real estate sector as a seller's market, the latest statistics from the Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington show the market has become more balanced. In this edition of the Golfi Real Estate Show, Hamilton Edition: Rob Golfi from RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, the Golfi Team, is joined by Brian Hogben, the owner and principal of Mission 35 Mortgages. They discuss the record high sales of pre-construction condos in the GTA, the ongoing strike by...

Duration:00:42:29

Learn everything you need to know about Title insurance

5/3/2022
In this episode of the Golfi Real Estate Show, Hamilton Edition, Rob Golfi from RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, The Golfi Team, tells us about the ups and downs of buyer's remorse that is experienced by homeowners. Special guest Caitlin Lee, Business Development Manager at First Canadian Title, tells us everything you need to know about Title insurance.

Duration:00:43:59

Will rising interest rates greatly impact Hamilton's housing market?

4/26/2022
Welcome to the Golfi Real Estate Show, Hamilton Edition, on 900 CHML. Rob Golfi and Phil Golfi from RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, The Golfi Team, talk about some of the interesting real estate deals they have encountered over the last week. They also discuss how rising interest rates are impacting the local housing market and how wealthy investors are a main driver behind Ontario's dwindling housing supply. Plus, will real-time bids and the recent federal budget help first-time homebuyers?

Duration:00:43:02

Will building tiny homes solve Hamilton's housing crunch?

4/11/2022
Rob Golfi of RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, The Golfi Team, shares his thoughts on the March housing statistics in Hamilton, Burlington and Niagara. Rob brings us information on days on market, the ups and downs of co-ownership and the elevated foreign home buyers tax. He also discusses the potential for the tiny homes market in Hamilton and how it could impact the housing crisis in the city.

Duration:00:41:17

Should there be a cooling off period after buying a house?

4/4/2022
In this edition of the Golfi Real Estate Show, Hamilton Edition, with Rob Golfi from RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, the Golfi Team: We discuss a 24-hour real estate cooling off period the B.C. government is contemplating and how higher interest rates and inflation are cooling off Canada's red-hot housing market. Will Ontario's announcement to hike the foreign buyer tax to 20% move the needle? Also, home inspectors continue to advocate for buyer's legal right for inspections, accessory...

Duration:00:41:09

Traditional home selling has stood the test of time

3/29/2022
In this edition of the Golfi Real Estate Show, Hamilton Edition, we hear from Phillip Golfi and Brian Hogben. Phillip is a sales representative with RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, The Golfi Team, and Brian is a mortgage broker with Mission 35 Mortgages. Learn about sellers and the duties of care, as well as the proven longevity of traditional home selling. Also, how will Ontario's plan for Highway 413 and the Bradford Bypass impact the province's housing market? Plus, tips on how you can...

Duration:00:42:33

Why Home Inspectors are Leaving the Industry

3/7/2022
Rob Golfi of RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, The Golfi Team, recaps an eye popping bidding war for a home in Ancaster. The property sold for $700,000 over the asking price. Find out why more and more home inspectors are leaving the industry and why you should not sell your home privately. We also look at the latest real estate statistics in Hamilton, Burlington and Niagara. Plus, will the Bank of Canada's decision to raise interest rates cool off the hot housing market?

Duration:00:40:37

10 most expensive celebrity real estate transactions in 2021

3/3/2022
There is a prediction that the average price of a home in Hamilton could jump over the $900,000 mark this year, fuelled in part, by a lack of inventory. Rob Golfi and Lou Tallarico, sales representatives of REMAX Escarpment Realty, the Golfi Team, offer their thoughts on the current housing market. We look at the December statistics from the Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington, hear about 2022 real estate predictions, and uncover the 10 most expensive celebrity real estate...

Duration:00:42:09

2022 trends to watch in Hamilton housing market

3/3/2022
Rob Golfi and Melissa DeRuiter, sales representatives with REMAX Escarpment Realty, the Golfi Team, offer their outlook of Hamilton's housing market this year. The Ontario Real Estate Association and Canadian Taxpayers Federation has panned a proposed home equity tax. Find out the benefits of staging your home, and we play Burlington trivia. DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW US FOR DAILY UPDATES AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL! : Instagram: http://instagram.com/GolfiTeam Facebook:...

Duration:00:40:26

Prediction: Hamilton's housing market will stay hot this winter

3/3/2022
Rob Golfi from REMAX Escarpment Realty, The Golfi Team, shares his thoughts on the current real estate market and when the current hot streak will begin to ease. Ontario's recent housing summit has led to funding for municipalities to cut red tape. What happens when an appraiser values your home for less than what you are willing to pay? Rob also discusses the popularity of downtown Hamilton as well as area rating. And what the heck is an iceberg basement? DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW US FOR...

Duration:00:41:31

Simple real estate offers are the best offers

3/3/2022
Rob Golfi and Lou Tallarico from REMAX Escarpment, The Golfi Team, discuss why real estate offers that include the fewest roadblocks are usually the ones that are successful. We discuss the urban sprawl issue in Hamilton and how the federal government is helping address the city's affordable housing crisis. Rob and Lou also speak to tenant evictions and answer some wild real estate trivia questions. DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW US FOR DAILY UPDATES AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL!...

Duration:00:42:23

Dispelling myths about real estate and realtors

3/3/2022
Rob Golfi, with RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, The Golfi Team, offers his take on some myths about the real estate industry as well as the recommendations from the Ontario housing task force. Our special guest in this edition of the Golfi Real Estate Show, Hamilton Edition, is Madelyn Townes from RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc. We discuss Madelyn's popularity on TikTok and learn how she became a realtor. A listener asks why Hamilton doesn't have more areas that are dedicated to homeowners aged...

Duration:00:42:01