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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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06 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Fall is Here! What You Should Know About Your Heating System.

A heating system converts fuel into heat which then flows through a house. The efficiency of a heating system depends on the amount of fuel consumed to meet heating needs. Using less fuel means your system has increased its energy efficiency. Check your heating system first One way to maximize output using the least amount […]

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06 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Should You Stage Your Home When Selling?

One of the questions I frequently get asked when I am in consultation with my Seller clients is that of, “should I stage my Home when I list it For Sale”? The answer to this question is always not so clear. You see many people confuse “preparing their home for sale” with “staging the home […]

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06 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

September Rounds Out a Strong Third Quarter

Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 7,658 transactions through the TorontoMLS® system in September – a 25 per cent increase over September 2010. Sales during the first three quarters of 2011 amounted to 70,588, representing a 2.6 per cent increase compared to the first nine months of 2010. “We have experienced strong growth in sales so far […]

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14 September 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Strong August Home Sales in the GTA

Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 7,542 sales through the TorontoMLS® system in August – a 24 per cent increase over 6,083 sales in August 2010. New listings, at 12,509, were up by 20 per cent compared to August 2010. Market conditions remained tight as sales growth outstripped growth in new listings.  “Home sales in the GTA […]

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