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The latest sales data for all properties sold in March has been released. Compared to last year, sales are up around 30% across the board whether the home is a semi, detached or condo.Despite there being constant reports that Toronto has a tight inventory, the sales numbers...

Many people are aware that Kathleen Wynne announced some ‘changes’ for the housing market today.  I put quotes around ‘changes’ as I feel, as someone who is in the industry, these are not substantial enough to do much for our market.Her main points:Foreign Buyer’s...

With the change in mortgage rules and some speculation over the impact of the BC foreign buyers tax, the real estate market has been moving quickly since the beginning of November. Toronto’s February 2017 sales are up 5.7% though we have fewer new listings. This...

Strong numbers for our fall market so far!  Even the condo market saw huge increases.Low inventory levels continue to drive demand.  Changes could be around the corner with some talks of a slight increase to interest rates and the new reduced land transfer tax for...

Similar to the great weather we experienced in September, our real estate market was just as hot. We saw significant increases across all three major home/condo buying sections. Low interest rates and lack of supply continue to drive demand.Next month could tell a different story with the...

Summer 2015 was a busy one for our lovely city. Hosting the Pan Am and Para Pan Am games brought thousands of visitors and excitement to the city. And we can't forget to mention the huge success of our Blue Jays!The city wasn't the only thing...

The Perfect Low Maintenance SurfaceWhether you are looking to customize your soon-to-be-built condo unit, or remodeling your current kitchen selecting the right countertop can make all the difference. While stunning granite and marble can add a glamorous touch to a kitchen, these slabs can be...

2014 was a near record breaking year for the Toronto Real Estate market. Things started off strong with a lot of competition in the housing sector. These conditions progressed into the summer and finally started to cool a bit by the end of fall. Where...

Once again articles of the Canadian real estate market are flooding the news. Sadly, most of these articles are negative. Experts are making statements on the overvaluation of the market, the increasingly harsh conditions for buyers and the supposed impending market crash. ...

I'm often asked about the number of condos being built in Toronto and if we really need them all. Here is an interesting article, from Bertrand Marotte from the The Globe Advisor, that addresses one of the reasons we need more places for people to...

Did you receive a new flat screen TV this holiday season? More and more people are investing in them. Wall-mounting your television can help preserve your precious floor real estate and improve your viewing angles and in some cases avoiding an entertainment unit can be...

Many people are now taking the opportunity to work from home, which is further reducing the amount of activity people get. Here is a blog post from Janet Walker, a Toronto based Osteopath, with some suggestions on setting up your home office and how to...

Our spring arrived a bit later than many of us would have preferred but that doesn’t mean you can’t spruce up your home to make it more summery. Below are 5 key pieces to help create a new look and feel. And the good news...

Modern open concept living spaces are popular for their spacious appeal. However, some people find that they want to create some definition to their space by creating distinct areas such as a living and sleeping area.A great place to start is an open shelving unit....