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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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15 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

My Thoughts and Predictions for the 2012 Toronto Housing Market

Here is what I think is in store for the Toronto Housing Market in 2012: Let’s start with the good. In centrally located neighbourhoods a continuation of the frantic multiple offer events that we have been exposed to pretty much over the past 7 sevens will continue through the spring and fall markets. Parents with […]

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13 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Is it Goodbye 30 Year Amortization for Mortgages?

Over the past few weeks it seems that almost every economist or executive from the big five banks in Canada has come out and expressed that the federal government should eliminate the current 30 year amortization back to the previously 25 year maximum (remember earlier last year it was 35 years that was eliminated). Recently […]

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07 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Is Selling Your Home in December or January a Good Thing To Do?

Many buyers out looking for a home in the real estate market we continue to be in (between a balanced and sellers market) often wish sellers looking to sell would list their home for sale during the early winter months and not wait until the spring time to do so. The spring market typically starts in […]

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07 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Second-Best Year on Record for Sales

Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 4,718 transactions through the TorontoMLS® system in December 2011. The December result capped off the second-best year on record under the current Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) boundaries. Total sales for 2011 amounted to 89,347 – up four per cent in comparison to 2010.”Low borrowing costs kept Buyers confident in their […]

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