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Mid April Market Update

Buyers keep buying and prices keep rising. The market is exceptionally strong with an increase of both the number of homes sold (+3.4% year over year) and the average prices (+7% year over year). This increase was for all types of homes in Toronto and surrounding areas. Strong growth in condo listings has been met […]

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The 6 Biggest Home Insurance Misconceptions People Make

As we know, life doesn’t always go according to even the best laid out plans. So much happens beyond our control and our homes are certainly not exempt from break-ins, fires, damaging storms and floods – the list goes on. But isn’t that what insurance is for? Well yes but maybe not…there are many conceptions […]

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What YOU need to know about Kitec Plumbing

What is it? Kitec plumbing consists of a flexible aluminum pipe sandwiched between an inner and outer layer of plastic pipe (PEX-pipe) with brass fittings. Marketed as a cheaper and easy to install alternative to copper piping, many homes involving extensive renovations or built new may have Kitec plumbing which was sold and installed between […]

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Are You Helping Your Home Sell Or Spending Money That Won’t Make A Difference?

Many people pour loads of money into costly renovations before selling their home. What if I told you some of those renovations won’t make much of a difference to your bottom line when you sell? It is true that Buyers are attracted to homes that are all glammed up and having the features and upgrades […]

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Winterlicious! Mmmm … My Top 5 Toronto Picks!

Ah it’s that time of year again! After all the excess of the holiday season coupled with the cold weather you might think that Toronto restaurants are not bursting with business.  This may or may not be true but come January 30,  the buzz will be full on! Winterlicious running from January 30 – February […]

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Toronto Homeowners + Debt – What’s Smart. What’s Not.

In the recently published  “Manulife Bank Debt Survey”  it was suggested that 27% of the 2373 Canadians questioned about their debt levels don’t consider mortgages to be debt. One can argue that real estate is the only investment that you can live in.  You can’t live inside your stock portfolio but our homes serve one […]

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Importance of a Mortgage Preapproval When Buying a Home in Toronto

What is a Preapproval? A pre approval is the evaluation of a potential borrower by a lender that determines whether the borrower qualifies for a loan by the lender. It also denotes the maximum amount that the lender would be willing to lend. The pre approval process involves a thorough look at the income and […]

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October Home Prices Highest of 2014

Outpacing last October by 7.7% there were 8552 sales reported through the TorontoMLS system in October 2014. The number of listings was up by a lesser 3.4%. The market price of homes continued to rise as did the activity. Pressured by the lack of product, the average selling price went up to $587,705 for the […]

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Imagine Tapping the Potential of Toronto’s Underused Laneways

I live on a laneway and among other things I simply love the quirkiness of my graffiti laden view from my living room window. Perhaps this is why I tend to gravitate towards working with these unique properties in my real estate practice. I’ve had the pleasure of selling a few laneway houses and am […]

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NYC Wired With Worlds Largest Free WiFi Network. Toronto Too?

  NYC is about to become the world’s largest free wifi network and is set to effectively dethrone the current reigning plugged in pioneers – Seoul,  Tokyo and Geneva.  Other cities high in the ranks are Montreal, Seattle, Amsterdam, Prague, Stockholm, Vienna and Hong Kong. As part of the LinkNYC program, the city has signed […]

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