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Problematic housing market conditions continue: CMHC reports

February 28th, 2017

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is reporting strong overall evidence of problematic housing market conditions nationally for the second consecutive quarter due to overvaluation and price acceleration in Canada’s housing markets. This assessment largely accounts for market conditions in Vancouver and Toronto where strong price growth has been spreading to neighbouring centres such as […]

Think Toronto Has An Oversupply of Condos? Think Again!

February 05th, 2017

  That stats are in! During the 4th Quarter of 2016, Condo sales were up by 22.3% year over year. New listings during the same time frame were down by 13.4%.  Average prices during this time frame increased by almost 15% year over year. By now, you know how it works right? When listings are […]

Hip Hip Hooray!

January 24th, 2017

Lucky for me, my surgery went very well and I’m pleased to announce that I have a brand new Titanium Polycarbonate Hip which I received over the holidays. What a holiday gift! Having some down time was really wonderful and I’m so thankful for all the visits from clients and friends. You really put a […]

The State Of Toronto Real Estate – Shortage of Listings Fuels Ravenous Demand

January 24th, 2017

The Toronto Real Estate Market will continue to sizzle through 2017 despite mortgage “safety tests” meant to cool the market, despite mortgage rate hikes, despite talk of prices being unsustainable and despite naysayers forecasting a slowdown…how long have they been saying that? According to the Toronto Real Estate board, the GTA had a record year […]

Ontario government gives tax break to first-time home buyers

December 29th, 2016

Have you heard? In its 2016 Fall Economic Statement, the Government of Ontario committed to increasing the land transfer tax (LTT) rebate for first-time home buyers from $2,000 to $4,000. The new LTT rebate will help more young families achieve their dreams of home ownership. “Finding an affordable home has become a struggle for thousands […]

Cozy and warm, sitting fireside!

December 29th, 2016

The snow is flying and the temperature has been plummeting for the past few weeks, leading many Canadian homeowners to flip the switch on that gas fireplace for the first blazing fire of the season. If your home is missing this cozy feature, perhaps it’s an upgrade you’re considering. While a fireplace will usually add […]

So You Want To Move to Canada Eh?

November 16th, 2016

      Since the election of Donald Trump, the Canadian Immigration site has repeatedly been crashing with traffic from the US.  Want to venture north? Here are a few ways you might be able to do it.  1) Come in on a Student Visa, study at post secondary institution and eventually apply for citizenship.  2) Come […]

Get Your OWN Agent!

November 16th, 2016

The recently aired  CBC Marketplace show entitled “How Some Agents Break The Rules” highlights the perils of buying a home through the listing agent particularly in multiple offer situations.  It’s worth watching if you haven’t seen it. Here are just a few reasons why you need to get your own agent. 1) You won’t save any money by working directly through the […]

Strong Today. Steady Tomorrow. Hope for First Time Buyers :)

November 14th, 2016

Despite the introduction of new mortgage rules aimed at cooling Toronto’s red hot real estate market…stats show that sales increased by more than 11% in October in comparison to the prior year and average prices for all home types combined rose by 21.1% year over year to $762,975. The condominium market was the driver of the strength in sales and […]

What’s hot in kitchen design?

October 25th, 2016

Home design, much like fashion, is constantly evolving. Granite, just five or six years ago considered the epitome of luxury kitchen design, is now out of favour and quartz is the new standard of excellence. If you have a major kitchen renovation in your future or just like to keep up to date on kitchen […]

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