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17 May 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Who else misses the spring Home Show? This past weekend I had a few hours to pass and to take advantage of the really nice weather we were having in Toronto, I decided to step out onto my balcony and give my windows a good cleaning.  This twice a year routine is made easier by […]

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19 April 2021 ~ 0 Comments

It’s Time To End Blind Bidding!

What did you just say Mike!? That’s right, my headline is correct. It’s time to end the process of blind bidding when a property is listed for sale and there is a set date for an offer(s) presentation. Way back in the mid 1990’s when I started out in real estate, the sometime-used marketing tactic […]

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19 April 2021 ~ 0 Comments

The Covid Affect March 2021 vs March 2020

To no surprise, March 2021 Toronto Regional Real Estate Board number of sales and average home prices continue on it’s meteoric rise. What is surprising (to me at least!) is that March 2021 was the single most active month EVER for number of property sold across the GTA. A whopping 15,652 properties changed hands last […]

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17 March 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Housing Bubble? B.O.C. says no, then says watch out for escalating prices.

There is so much information floating around about housing bubbles in places like Toronto, you can’t blame buyers or sellers on what and who to believe? Last year CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing) predicted house prices would drop anywhere between 9%-18%, before picking back up in 2021.  A few short months ago, the Bank of […]

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18 February 2021 ~ 0 Comments

To no surprise, January sales were Hot Hot Hot!

Once upon a time in a not so distant past, the real estate housing market in Toronto (and the GTA) followed a seasonal path in activity. Buyers would start their home purchasing search in the spring, as the winter remnants melted away and the return of the sun made all things pretty again. Along came […]

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15 January 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Current real estate market conditions and what to expect moving forward

The year end numbers are in and 2020 will go down as I had noted previously, as the third best year ever for sales volume and house prices through the GTA.  The higher demand for low rise housing (detached, semi-detached, attached/townhome) widened the price gap between high rise (condos apartments) and this was especially felt […]

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16 December 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Why Toronto/GTA real estate prices will continue to rise into 2021

For those of us paying attention to the goings on with the real estate market throughout the GTA, most are putting away our crystal balls usually taken out and dusted off readying for what’s to come in the year ahead. With me, I’ll save you the drama. Prices are going to rise. Plain and simple. […]

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16 December 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Changes in how we do real estate

Even though 2020 has been an active year on the sales side, how we transact in the buying and selling of real estate has changed in many ways due to covid. Some of these changes I think will stick around post covid and once we return back to some sort of semblance of our early […]

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20 September 2020 ~ 0 Comments

The beloved detached home and its pursuit by Toronto buyers

With the covid 19 pandemic still hovering around us, what impact has it had on real estate values throughout Toronto? Well, that depends on who you ask. Are you a buyer looking for the coveted detached house, or are you a seller looking to move from your two-bedroom condo? Ask the condo investor seller who […]

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18 August 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Toronto real estate in July is sizzling hot

This past July has been both hot in temperature as well as in housing activity and values throughout the GTA. Both June and July are helping make up for a weak spring market in which many of us were in lockdown and only those in the most dire need were out buying or selling real […]

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