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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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17 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Pan Am Games, Traffic, Real Estate

With the Pan American games about to descend on our city in a few weeks, there seems to be uncertainty about how the events will affect traffic in and around the city. From June 29th through August 18th many of us who live, work and play throughout the downtown core are going to witness firsthand […]

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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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16 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Spring Market Strong as Sales Surge

The Spring market continues to show strong results as well priced new listings are being snapped up in days, and sometimes even hours! The confidence amongst buyers is high, as sales across all of the pockets I follow and work in are doing very well. Houses in the Toronto area continue to shine as well […]

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18 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

HOT HOT HOT, to start off 2015!

2015 is off to a frantic pace in home sales and prices, which in my opinion were to be expected, as long as the winter weather played nice enough. If you recall last January and February we were buried deep in snow and this pushed back our market in sales a bit. This year in […]

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11 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Fun Family Winter Activities

‘Tis the season for winter activities! One of the best things about the holidays is spending more time with the family, and Toronto has some of the best attractions you can enjoy with your kids. Here are 10 winter activities to do with your kids during the winter season. Bundle up and enjoy! Go tobogganing […]

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14 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

10 Haunted Places to Visit in Toronto

Truth or scare? Toronto can be seriously spooky, and we’re not just talking about its politics. Although Toronto is a relatively young city by international standards, we seem to have crammed a decent amount of murder and mayhem into our brief but vivid history. Throughout the city, there are ghostly hauntings all year round. With […]

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12 August 2014 ~ 0 Comments

End-of-Summer Fun in Toronto

The city (and particularly, Toronto’s lakefront) offers lots of opportunities for end-of-summer fun! LET’S GO TO THE EX The most fitting description of the Canadian National Exhibition might be that it has “everything but the kitchen sink.” The Ex, as it’s affectionately known, is a carnival, agricultural fair, culinary smorgasboard and outdoor performance event rolled into one […]

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26 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Summer is Here; Let the Festivals Begin!

There’s something on the calendar to please everyone this month, whether your family loves music, food, nature, or a good old-fashioned carnival. You can’t go wrong with any of these awesome activities, and many are free! So grab the family, slap on some sunscreen, and kick off summer at one of these great festivals taking […]

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16 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

City of Toronto’s Home Energy Loan Program Kicks Off

The City of Toronto has launched a new pilot program that provides low interest loans to homeowners who are interested in making their homes more energy efficient. The program is called HELP – Home Energy Loan Program. For many people, the high upfront costs of doing energy improvements, such as installing new windows or a new energy efficient furnace, can make it difficult for them […]

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