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Happy 150th Birthday Canada !! You’re Sure Looking Good :-)

January 24th, 2017

Happy 150th Birthday! Canada This year there will be celebrations all across our Great Land marking the 150th Anniversary of Confederation From local and community events to national celebrations Let’s get involved and celebrate who we are We have a lot to be proud of Canada! I’ll be keeping you updated throughout the year on […]

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 […]

What the new mortgage regulations mean for buyers

November 07th, 2016

What’s been described during the past few weeks as a ‘sledgehammer crackdown’ on the Canadian housing market, the new mortgage regulations, some of which came into effect last month, are aimed at strengthening the country’s housing finance system ‘to help protect the long-term financial security of borrowers’ and ‘to improve tax fairness for Canadian homeowners’. […]

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 […]

Protect Your Home From Water Damage

September 30th, 2016

When water damage strikes, the wreckage can be as fast as lightning, as destructive as a windstorm and as costly as your last reno job. But there are measures homeowners can take to protect their properties. Here’s how: Protect Your Home – In the event of a flood or sewer back-up, there’s no peace of […]

5 Up and Coming Toronto Events – You Won’t Want To Miss!

June 19th, 2016

  Open Roof Festival This outdoor film and music festival will run on each consecutive Wednesday evening from June 22nd through August 24th.  Come sundown, catch a band followed by a flick for only $15! 99 Sudbury St. at Lisgar. http://openrooffestival.com Toronto Jazz Festival At various locales around the city from June 24-July 3rd, Toronto plays […]

101,299 Sales Through TREB in 2015! What A Year!

January 09th, 2016

The stats are in and 2015 was the second best year ever in terms of the number of GTA sales for all home types (101,299, up 9.2% from 2014) and undoubtedly had there been more listings the sales total would have been even greater. Low borrowing costs and a strong regional economy kept homebuyers confident […]

Leslieville! Toronto’s East End Favourite Neighbourhood!

January 07th, 2016

It’s hard to keep up with all of the enormous changes which have reshaped Leslieville over the past 10 years.  Home prices have increased dramatically, exciting new businesses have made their way to Queen St E, condos are continuing to be built, and a new demographic of 30 somethings who were tired of living downtown […]

T.O’s Best Outdoor Skating Rinks

January 01st, 2016

Winter’s Coming To Toronto in 2016! Will You Be Ready to Lace Up Your Skates?  The 10 Best Places to Go Skating in Toronto 1. Dufferin Grove South of Bloor on the east side of Dufferin, Dufferin Grove Park has one of the best outdoor rinks in the city and it’s one of the few […]

Brunswick House – Annex Area Icon to Close it’s Doors

December 26th, 2015

The Brunswick House,  a favourite Annex student hangout will be closing it’s doors for good. In operation since 1876, the Brunswick has had a rich heritage as a working class tavern, noted jazz venue and gathering place for local literary folk and it’s many varied patrons have drunk to good times and bad over the pub’s […]

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