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15 May 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Sales Transactions Jump 16.8% in April

Toronto’s real estate market was back on fire with a substantial year-over-year increase in home sales in April 2019. The number of residential transactions jumped by 16.8 per cent to 9,042 compared to 7,744 in April 2018. After a slower start to the year, April’s activity is encouraging for those looking to move. New listings […]

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07 February 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Why looking for a home right NOW will save you money

Snowstorms, ice storms and even rain, all make for a good time to be a smart buyer and out looking at homes. The problem is, most buyers want to hibernate during bad weather times. What makes it a good time? January and February tend to be two of the slower months sales activity wise for […]

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It’s All Rainbows and Puppies

Sales prices are up 3.5% In October 2018. Sales activity up a healthy 6%. Active listings available for sale have dropped 2.7%. What does this mean? Well for starters, the real estate market is doing just fine, thank you very much. That housing crash we’ve all been hearing and talking about, well Bloomberg thinks we’ve […]

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Changes to rent control hopeful in addressing affordability

I don’t know about you, but me, I’m starting to get really confused about what falls under rent control and what doesn’t? The Ontario government recently released their 2018 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review. In it, there were modest attempts to address the shortage of affordable housing. This government is bringing back exemptions for […]

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16 October 2018 ~ 0 Comments

How sold data will be used is the elephant in the room.

Now that sold data will be available for the public to access in Ontario, when and how should this information be used? The most likely scenario for its use would entail what I playfully have called, N.N. or the nosy neighbour. The N.N. takes place when a property is up for sale and a public […]

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14 October 2018 ~ 0 Comments

The Nosy Neighbour (N.N.), Friend or Foe?

For anyone who has walked through an open house of a property listed for sale, you may have encountered directly or overheard a conversation between what you thought was a potential buyer for the property and that of the host real estate agent, which in reality turns out to be that of a curious neighbour. […]

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You have to Buy now! Prices are only going to rise.

Let me ask you a question. Do think the values of Toronto condominiums will only rise in the future? I want to keep the question vague for now and only apply it to investment condos, so answer to yourself with a simple Yes or No. Yes you say? Well some might say (myself included) that […]

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23 August 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Sold Prices Can Now Be Posted Online

It’s official! The Supreme court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board) regarding the publishing of sold information on properties. This currently applies only to property sold through TREB’s MLS listing service. But look for it to be rolled out nation wide once the dust settles around how […]

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14 November 2016 ~ 0 Comments

I’m Moving to Ireland to Live in a Castle!

With the United States election finally behind us, many have posted the question, “where can those who want to flee from the land of the free, under a Donald Trump regime, go?” Well, for starters, the entire world is becoming a lot less friendly with fewer options to live in. With England and their Brexit […]

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18 August 2016 ~ 1 Comment

The Value of Continuous Learning

Some of you know that I recently returned from San Diego after attending yet another training and learning session. I write ‘yet another’ as from time to time, I’ve been asked by some friends and colleagues: why after 20 years of being a successful Realtor do I still go to such events? What else is […]

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