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A 21% Increase In Toronto’s Real Estate. So, What Do You Do?

Did you ever think you’d live to see the day when the average price of a detached home in Toronto hit almost $1.8 million?That’s a 21% jump from last year alone. New listings in October were down 34% overall in with would-be sellers sitting on the sidelines, unwilling...

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...
What is Title Insurance Anyways

What is Title Insurance Anyways

Title insurance protects you from “title defects”. Title defects are basically anything that would prevent you from owning the property free and clear. In contrast, homeowner’s insurance protects you from damage due to fire, damage caused by weather elements (storms, floods etc.) or theft.

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What First-Time Homebuyers Need to Know

What First-Time Homebuyers Need to Know

Buying your first home is simultaneously thrilling and terrifying.  Achieving your dream of homeownership is exciting, but given the size and the complexity of the transaction, along with the responsibility, it can be a little daunting as a first-timer, to say the least.

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Toronto Real Estate Sales Surge, As Fewer Homes Go on the Market

Toronto Real Estate Sales Surge, As Fewer Homes Go on the Market

The month of December is typically one of the two slowest sales months of the years for real estate transactions (August is the other traditionally slow month). It’s typically a good month for Buyers to jump into the market and snag a deal. However, the surprise was that December’s 5.8% increase marked the seventh consecutive month of acceleration. This is the highest growth rate since October 2017. A lack of inventory, low mortgage rate and continuous migration to the GTA are the macro factors that are propelling the market. 

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Epic Lakefront Getaway in Price Edward County

Epic Lakefront Getaway in Price Edward County

Prince Edward County has now become Toronto’s getaway retreat destination. Whether you fancy a country drive and wine tour, foodie dining experiences or simply to sit by a cozy fire underneath the stars, you’ll find that perfect mix to rest and recharge. 

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Happy Marriage Tiramisu: The Recipe

Happy Marriage Tiramisu: The Recipe

I was gifted this Tiramisu recipe from a trusted neighbour for my engagement. It calls me to craft this Italian dessert with love and intention at every step. The recipe card bears the marks from 16 years of love and dedication.

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Humewood Park: A Neighbourhood Treasure

Humewood Park: A Neighbourhood Treasure

Truly sublime urban living requires convenient access to green space. Parks really are the hubs of individual neighbourhoods, where residents congregate, enjoy the outdoors, walk their dogs, unwind in the green space and play with their kids. These pockets...

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Meet Phil, The Trainer and Entrepreneur Behind Philosophy Fitness

Meet Phil, The Trainer and Entrepreneur Behind Philosophy Fitness

As a person who loves a good double entendre, I was delighted to learn that there was a ‘Phil’ behind Philosophy Fitness. Ortwein is the owner and operator of an ever-expanding fitness studio on St. Clair West.  Philosophy first opened their doors in 2016 and quickly filled the void for neighbourhood fitness enthusiasts looking for bespoke fitness classes that trained the body and fostered a real sense of community.

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The Power of Parent Council

The Power of Parent Council

If you are intent on preserving and growing your home’s asset value, perhaps the most important amenity is good schools within the neighbourhood.  Having access to good schools is a premium feature that prospective homebuyers will covet. And when those good schools offer next-level programs and events that enrich student and community life- it’s nearly priceless.

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A Little Relief for Renters? Maybe.

A Little Relief for Renters? Maybe.

Needless to say, the Toronto rental market is not for the faint of heart. A would-be renter must steel themselves and take an aggressive stance when they finally find that perfect dwelling, then pay handsomely for it. Got Pets? Good luck.

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Cool, Contemporary King West Loft – Offered at $650,000

Cool, Contemporary King West Loft – Offered at $650,000

Does your definition of the perfect dwelling include living within walking distance to life-enhancing amenities and plethora of opportunities for work and play? We may have found the perfect pad for you in DNA Condominiums, situated on coveted King West, and also just a hop, skip, and a jump to vibrant Queen West and trendy Liberty Village!

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How NOT to Buy a House – And Survive

How NOT to Buy a House – And Survive

Last October, my husband and I, along with our long-time business partner did something we would never advise our clients to do. We bought a house, seeing it only once at night and without an inspection.

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Park and Bark Was a Hit!

Park and Bark Was a Hit!

The lifeblood for any Real Estate agent is to meet new people, and there’s no better way than at Toronto’s Park and Bark Dog Show and Outdoor Market held last Saturday in the Yonge and Davisville neighbourhood.

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