Archive | Houses

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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07 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Water Damage, Mold and House Insurance

You’ve had water damage in your house due to a burst pipe, a roof leak, or a heavy summer storm. You hope that your insurance will cover the damage. What to do? First, read about mold below. You may not know the implications of water and mold damage. What is Mold, and why should you […]

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07 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Single Family Homes Becoming “precious commodities”

It seems not a day passes by where one of the major newspapers or news magazines is prophesying on something related to the real estate market in Canada and in many cases our fair City of Toronto. I “borrowed” the headline of this blog from a recent article that ran in a major newspaper. Instead […]

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07 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Pace Of Home Sales Brisk In October

Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 7,642 home sales through the TorontoMLS® in October 2011. This represented an increase of 17.5 per cent compared to the 6,504 transactions reported in October 2010.Monthly sales data follow a recurring seasonal trend that should be removed before comparing monthly results within the same year. After adjusting for seasonality, the annualized […]

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21 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Reality Check On Global TV’s “16X9”

Reprinted in its entirety from the Toronto Real Estate Board On Saturday, October 15, 2011 the Global TV program “16×9” aired a segment regarding the real estate industry. Contrary to comments and inferences made on the “16×9” segment, we believe that REALTORS® provide high-quality assistance to clients during what can be a difficult and complex […]

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