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Toronto’s Fall real estate market is TIGHT

Phew! I don’t know about you, but September felt like a marathon. With back to school, crazy traffic again and, of course, puppy training. Queue the Covid Puppy. Heading into the Fall real estate market, conditions are the tightest they have been as new listings in...

Liberals want to cool the housing market?

With the Fall real estate market on the horizon after what has been a sleepy summer (relative to sales in Summer 2020), the time is fast approaching for home buyers and sellers alike to put their ‘Game Face’ on and steel themselves for the market.  Fall is always a...

5 Tips First-Time Homebuyers Need to Know to Get Their Home Sooner

Saving for that down payment is tough enough. Fortunately, there are a number of options available that can alleviate some of the burden and get you into your home a little sooner and take advantage of record low mortgage rates. Here are three great options that will...
Two Sweet Homes, One Great Neighbourhood

Two Sweet Homes, One Great Neighbourhood

Do you envision a home pleasantly positioned on an idyllic street, nestled under canopies of mature trees? And how about being able to come home every day to a house that offers both substance and knockout style?

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MARKET UPDATE FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 5TH, 2020

MARKET UPDATE FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 5TH, 2020

The buyers are back out and the sellers are getting their asking prices, in some cases, more. Deal hunters may have been hoping to take advantage of a down market, but there is enough demand to keep prices up. It looks like there will be a prolonged spring market and possibly a busier summer. Low interest rates may be drawing people into the market.

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Toronto City Hall Paves the Way for Laneway Homes

Toronto City Hall Paves the Way for Laneway Homes

You might have noticed recently that Toronto’s laneways have become dotted with new construction projects with garages with an upper level living space. The City recently approved laneway housing as a means to add to Toronto’s housing stock. It can also add tremendous value and income potential to your home.

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MARKET UPDATE FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 22ND, 2020

MARKET UPDATE FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 22ND, 2020

To illustrate how quickly the condo market changed as a result of COVID-19, resale activity was up 25% year-over-year during the first half of March 2020 and fell 21% year-over-year in the second half of the month, with even steeper annual declines of over 70% reported for April. However, the GTA market was exceptionally tight leading into the COVID-19 period, creating spillover demand that has enabled the limited number of units on the market to continue transacting. In fact, the average sale price-to-list-price ratio has remained near 100% through April, and the average days on market was unchanged at 18 days.

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Junction Triangle: A Community with Energy and Character

Junction Triangle: A Community with Energy and Character

While the Junction benefits from the transitions brought about by gentrification, the newer condominium developments are interspersed with low-rise, character housing, like Victorian-era brick homes, row houses and merchant-class cottages that communicate its roots, along with a sense of its future. Formerly the heart of the CP railyards, the Junction is very much still an epicenter of activity. In fact, some of the hippest hangs in the city are in this neighbourhood.

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St.Clair West Welcomes Poppy Seed Creative Living

St.Clair West Welcomes Poppy Seed Creative Living

If you love giving those time-worn furniture pieces a new life then maybe, just maybe you’ve heard of the little craze called ‘chalk paint’. St. Clair West welcomed Poppy Seed Creative, owned by Jelena and she’ll teach you how to breath new joy and life into that time-worn piece confined to you basement.

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Ladies, It’s Time to Get in the Game

Ladies, It’s Time to Get in the Game

Whether or not you’re in a committed relationship, it is so very important to be in charge of their building your personal wealth. There are creative ways to get into the real estate market that doesn’t have to include a romantic partner. Think business partner instead.

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Seize the Opportunity of an Up-and-Coming Neighbourhood

Seize the Opportunity of an Up-and-Coming Neighbourhood

Riding the wave of gentrification is ideal for a homebuyer. Not only do you get to witness first-hand the next stage of evolution of a neighbourhood, the investment upside is substantial. Neighbourhoods in the midst of transformation have a unique texture and vibe; it’s the by-product of mingling grit from the past with the potential of the future in real time.

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Live Your Best Life in Mimico Village

Live Your Best Life in Mimico Village

Where you live your life figures heavily into how you live your life. It’s important to have the features you dream of within the walls of your home, but equally important is to have amenities that boost and enhance your daily living right in your neighbourhood. And if you can combine convenience, style and choice all in one incredible location? That’s tying a bow around the opportunity!

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Market Update for Week Ending April 24th, 2020

Market Update for Week Ending April 24th, 2020

The mid April market update was released from the Toronto Real Estate Board for the first 17 days of April and it provides the first comprehensive look at the state of our market during the government shutdowns. Sales were down 69% compared to the same...

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Finding the Right Real Estate Investment

Finding the Right Real Estate Investment

Owning an investment property can be a wise investment that not only lets you grow your asset wealth over time, but also can provide you with positive cash flow today. However, property investment isn’t as easy as buying a property and waiting for the cash to start rolling in. It is important to choose your property wisely, and to employ a well-researched strategy. Remember, The deal is in the buy.

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Market Update for Week Ending April 17th, 2020

Market Update for Week Ending April 17th, 2020

The overall March sales results were clearly driven by the first two weeks of the month. There were 4,643 sales reported in the pre-COVID-19 period, accounting for 58% of total transactions and representing a 49% increase compared to the first 14 days of March 2019. There were 3,369 sales reported during the post-COVID-period – down by 15.9 per cent compared to the same period in March 2019. For March as a whole, new listings were up by 3% year-over-year to 14,424.

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How the Toronto Market is Adjusting to COVID-19

How the Toronto Market is Adjusting to COVID-19

As we’ve now entered a new phase of the Pandemic, it’s clear now that Covid-19 and its impact on our daily lives will be lasting. While many of the changes to our daily lives have been drastic, there are stll many shifts that will be much more subtle and longterm.  Admist it all, we’re fortunate to have access to so many digital platforms that connect us and offer some continuity of what life was like before Covid-19 gripped our city.

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Market Update for Week Ending March 27th, 2020

Market Update for Week Ending March 27th, 2020

If you’re planning to buy a home in the next little while, you will likely have to do it sight unseen. Just a few days after the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) urged its members to cancel all open houses, the group is now urging agents to stop all person-to-person business. That includes “open houses, and in-person showings, particularity of tenant-occupied homes,” OREA said in a statement Tuesday afternoon. “While clients who may decide t o host private showings during this time are making the decision for themselves, tenants often have no choice in the matter, putting the health of all those involved at risk.”.

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What if this All Means Something?

What if this All Means Something?

The past two weeks have marked a massive paradigm shift in our lives. Our daily routines have been appended by the ever increasing cacophony of terrifying news reports, school closures, lockdowns and tense conversations amongst friends and family, all trying to decipher the new meanings of self-isolation, social distancing.

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The Evolution of Toronto’s Koreatown

The Evolution of Toronto’s Koreatown

One the best attributes of Toronto is patchwork of distinct neighbourhoods, each with its own unique vibe and character. Koreatown is a favourite, running along the stretch of Bloor Street, between Bathurst and Christie.

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