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16 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Strong Average Price Growth in September

Greater Toronto Area (GTA) REALTORS® reported 5,879 transactions through the TorontoMLS system in September 2012. The average selling price for these transactions was $503,662, representing an increase of more than 8.5 per cent compared to last year. The number of transactions was down by 21 per cent in comparison to September 2011. However, it is […]

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21 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Rookie real estate agents and media dreams

Today there are many different places a person can go and get information on what’s happening in the real estate market. Realtors, traditional media sources, economists, family friends and many more. I’ve been an actively involved and committed full time real estate agent for the past 16 years and have always been dedicated to building […]

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19 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Bank of Canada keeps interest rates on hold – September 2012

The Bank of Canada kept its key policy rate at 1 per cent on September 5th, 2012, where it has been held steady for two years. This marks the longest period since the 1950s that rates have been left unchanged. The text accompanying the announcement was little changed from the July statement. This includes the […]

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19 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Low-Rise Home Sales Drive August Price Growth

Greater Toronto Area (GTA) REALTORS® reported 6,418 sales through the TorontoMLS system in August 2012, representing a year-over-decline of almost 12.5 per cent compared to 7,330 sales reported in August 2011. The number of new listings reported in August was down by 5.5 per cent compared to the same period in 2011. “Residential transactions were […]

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20 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

GTA Home Prices Up in July

Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 7,570 sales in July 2012, representing a decline of 1.5 per cent compared to 7,683 sales reported in July 2011. The decline was most pronounced in the condominium apartment segment in the City of Toronto. Total sales in the rest of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) were up compared to the […]

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20 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Are Your Property Taxes Going Up or Down? This Fall M.P.A.C. to Mail New Property Appraisals

A report on residential sale price trends released by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) revealed that average Ontario home prices have risen 17 per cent over the past four years.  MPAC’s Residential Sale Price Index measures average sale price trends in the province for all residential properties. MPAC completes a uniform, province-wide property assessment […]

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21 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Build Your Wealth Through Investing In Real Estate

For over twelve years now I have been consulting with clients on how to add wealth by investing in real estate. Using proven strategies, instinct and personal experience has not only generated wealth for me but also for my friends, family and clients who have followed my path. The biggest obstacle I find when speaking […]

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21 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

The Next 60 Days is a Great Time For Buyers

With June sales numbers in and sales activity in Toronto down 13% I wonder what is going through the mind of buyers who have been looking for a home or condo over the past 3-4 months? Is this the start of the crash that many media sources have been touting the past 7 years? Sorry […]

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25 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

For Sale By Owner Sells for Almost $200,000 Less!!

Sell it by yourself real estate companies (FSBO or discount companies) always seem to pop up when the real estate market is hot. And a hot real estate market is what we have been experiencing over the past 10 years. Now normally I’m not the type of person who revels in the misfortune of others […]

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10 April 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Selecting the “right” Realtor® for you.

Often this question comes up when I am in consultations with prospective customers looking to purchase and/or sell their home. Selecting the “right” Realtor® for your home buying or selling needs is not an area that you as a consumer should treat lightly. All real estate agents who are licensed in the province of Ontario […]

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