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Real Estate Market

According to an article published by the Financial Post on November 19, 2014, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s deputy chief economist Benjamin Tal and economist Nick Exarhos recently dispelled speculation that real estate market is overinflated in a report. The paper reported that the pair stated, “Ask any real estate developer in any of Canada’s major cities about the risk ...

Alzheimer Disease

Markham is a community that offers a variety of programs that makes it a place well suited for people with different needs. The Mosaic Home Care Services & Community Resource Center, for example, located at 2900 Steeles Avenue East, offers a free monthly program for those diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers as an avenue for its participants to socialize, ...

Market Watch October 2014

The Greater Toronto Realtors have just released their latest sales report. Last month, there were 8,552 sales transactions made through the TorontoMLS system, which is up 7.7 per cent as compared to 7,941 in October 2013. The average price is up from $539,286 to $587,505, representing an 8.9 per cent year-over-year increase.  New listings were also up, from 13,038 last year to 13,476 last month, ...

Art Gallery of Markham

In today’s blog we return to our discussion of things to do in and around Markham. From now until January 11, 2015, the Varley Art Gallery of Markham will be holding “The Varley Story.” At the heart of the event is Frederick Horsman Varley (1881-1969), who is often hailed as the founder of the famous Group of Seven artists. The Varley Story tells the captivating and colourful life ...

Real Estate Market forcast 2015 and 2016

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., the national housing agency, just announced their predictions that home construction growth will remain steady through 2015, mirroring demographic and economic trends. The report stated that “economic conditions in Canada are forecast to gradually improve in the short-term and lead to modest increases in employment and average earnings, which should support ...

Real Estate Market

BMO Capital Markets have just released a report on Canada’s “Hot 3” – Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver – the three Canadian cities still experiencing boom-time conditions, with a combined year-over-year increase of 9 per cent in sales from June to August and were near pre-recession highs. Some reports have suggested that September sales have been ever stronger. Meanwhile, ...

Markham

One can easily see that Markham is a very developed township, with a population of over 300,000 (according to the 2011 Stats Can Census) and expansive commercial and residential development. But what many do not know is that Markham is one of Canada’s most significant high-tech epicenters, housing over 400 corporate head offices, including global giants Apple Inc, American Express and IBM Canada. ...

Dog Day

On top of the myriad amenities and events that our articles have detailed that illustrate how family-friendly of a community Markham is, it is also catered to furry critters alike. On Sunday, October 5, the Unionville Stiver Mill Farmers’ Market will be hosting its fifth annual Dog Day. All are welcome, including dogs, dog owners and dog fans. Global Pet Foods has provided a number of prizes ...

Smart Commute Week

If you are shopping for a new home, the so-called “liveability” factor of a community is very important. Areas such as Markham and Richmond Hill are often ranked high on the liveability scale, which is in part a result of Smart Commute, a program by Metrolinx and the municipalities of the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area that strives to reduce traffic congestion and to improve the overall ...

Market Watch August 2014

The Greater Toronto Area Realtors have just released the latest real estate sales figure. Last month, there were 7,600 transactions reported through the TorontoMLS system, which represents a 2.8 per cent increase from 7,391 last August. Further, the average selling price last month saw an 8.9 year-over-year increase to $546,303 from $501,677. The Director of Market Analysis at Toronto Real Estate ...
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