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18 September 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Stress Test on all Mortgages could soon be coming!

A rule already in place for insured mortgage borrowers (those that purchase with typically less than 20% as a down payment) could soon be coming to all mortgage borrowers. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is contemplating brining in changes that will make it mandatory that all mortgage borrowers go through a “Stress […]

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18 September 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Toronto Real Estate Board does away with weekly and mid month statistics – Why??

Recently TREB did away with its reporting on weekly and mid month statistics, and they did so with very little explanation to it’s members. TREB’s official posted explanation on our member website was “These intra-month statistics are more susceptible to volatility, and are not necessarily reflective of the monthly and quarterly market activity TREB captures […]

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22 October 2016 ~ 0 Comments

The Real Estate Market Went Kaboom!

Everyone knows how hot the Toronto real estate market has been of late. But unless you’ve been trying to buy something in 2016, you don’t know how truly crazy of late it has become! Many of my buyer clients can relate to the fast-paced, multiple offer frenzy that has become the norm in most parts […]

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17 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

When Will Toronto’s Market Cool Off?

With so many headlines about the crazy hot real estate markets happening in Vancouver and Toronto, It’s easy to get caught up in the momentum of the conflicting theories that deluge us on an almost daily basis. For starters, let’s look at the Vancouver conversation and how it’s becoming incredibly impossible for locals to own […]

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21 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

A Very Big Threat to the Real Estate Industry

One of things I thoroughly enjoy in my role as a Realtor is the quality of people I get to assist; whether they are interested in buying, selling, or investing in real estate, I’m happy to help with all of their real estate needs. I often get asked to share my thoughts on the foreseeable […]

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17 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

R.I.P. Zoocasa

It may be considered to be old news by now, but earlier this month a Rogers-owned Real Estate Company announced they were shutting their doors. And I say good riddance. From the get go, Zoocasa was a flawed business model. I won’t go into details as to why, as others have flogged their demise to […]

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21 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Paying More Than The List Price versus Paying Above Market Value

It seems today in Toronto’s frenzied real estate market that Buyers have become ‘numb’ with the understanding that most houses, as well as some condos, will sell for above the listing price. Years ago I used to describe to clients of mine that the list price of a property was simply an “asking” price: a […]

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24 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

If Selling Your Home By Yourself Is So Easy, Why Do The High Majority of People Hire A Professional?

Okay, I am going to put all of my cards on the table. Almost everybody I know likes to save money. Is this shocking? Probably not. I too like to save money, where I can. But more important to me is getting value for my money when I spend it. Take for instance the money […]

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