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Real Estate Update It’s been about five weeks since the actions taken to flatten the curve on the spread of Covid 19 have been in place, and as most were expecting, Toronto’s real estate market has been affected.  What has happened is best described as “frozen” in comparison to some of the more dire predictions on substantial […]

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Sales & prices shoot-up in January

Last month I had posted about what to expect sale price wise in 2020, which was that prices were expected to rise between 6%-10% throughout Toronto. Well, January seems to have gobbled up that and more, as sale prices are up 12.3% mostly driven be the detached and condo market. Semi-detached homes and townhouse were […]

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TREB Releases Q4 2019 Condo Rental Market Stats

“Strong job growth across a number of different sectors coupled with the GTA’s renowned cultural diversity continued to fuel robust population growth in 2019. Obviously, all of these people needed a place to live, with many initially pointed to the rental market. This obviously underpinned the growth in condominium apartment rental transactions,” said TREB President […]

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Expect higher prices in 2020

We are a little over a week into the new year as I write this post about what to expect in the real estate market for Toronto in 2020. With the dawn of a new decade upon us, comes hope, from an affordability perspective at least, that house and condo prices in Toronto will dampen […]

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BIG changes to the way we sell real estate in Ontario!

A lot has changed over the past 20 years, and finally after many past provincial government fails, they are finally modernizing the 2002 Real Estate Business Brokers Act that we agents are regulated under and it will now be called, The Trust in Real Estate Services Act. The four major changes are as follows: Sellers […]

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airbnb takes a blow to the chin

As the calendar year winds down our real estate market typically goes into a slight slumber as the holiday season approaches and we all grapple with our stuffed bellies and potential New Year’s eve hangover. Fun times for sure. But this past week saw two major announcements that should have a huge impact on Toronto’s […]

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Toronto’s real estate market continues to be strong

The month of September brings the unofficial start to Toronto’s fall real estate market. Once labour day passes and the last of our summer long weekend plans are behind us, a new school year kicks off, and so often does our housing sales. Depending on when the holiday Monday falls (this year it was early, […]

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Condo Investors Beware: CRA has a moving target on your back

Once again the Canadian government has found a way to penalize hard working small investors, who have purchased a condo pre construction. This is the same government agency that over the past few years have aggressively been attacking both unsuspecting and savvy condo investors, who have opted to sell their purchase contract before the condos […]

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Is it true: We like boring architecture when it comes to condo development?

I was having a conversation recently with a colleague of mine, as I am in the process of searching for a new home. She herself is about 12 months away from making a move from living in a house (a large one at that) to that of a condominium apartment. We got to talking about […]

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It was a busy July for Toronto real estate sales

It wasn’t your typical month of July when it came to housing sales activity. Year-over-year activity was up a staggering 24.3% from July 2018, and even up 5% over June’s sales. Now that has happened in at least the past 10 years, probably even longer, as I got tired of looking and stopped at the […]

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