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Sales and Average Price Up in March

April 7, 2014 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported strong year-over-year increases in TorontoMLS home sales and the average selling price in March 2014. Home ownership affordability, backstopped by low borrowing costs, continued to be a key factor underlying this growth. A total of 8,081 sales were reported in March 2014 – ...

Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) Aims to ease bidding wars.

The Real Estate Council of Ontario has launched a new public education campaign aimed at curbing bidding wars by warning buyers not to be overly influenced by emotion when purchasing a home. The regulatory body has no plans, however, to probe whether the practices of the realtors it regulates are contributing to the escalating problem of bidding wars, especially in the Toronto market, says ...

TorontoMLS Sales Up in February

March 5, 2014 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher announced that February 2014 home sales reported by Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® were up by 2.1 per cent compared to the same period last year. Total February sales amounted to 5,731 compared to 5,613 last year. “Despite the continuation of inclement weather in February, we did see a moderate uptick in sales activity last ...

Home Buying Tips For First Time Buyers

Purchasing your first home is an exciting and scary time. For the most part, new homebuyers are unfamiliar with the home buying process. Before accepting a mortgage loan, it is important to educate yourself on various loan programs. Furthermore, first time home buyers should be aware of factors that improve and decrease their chances of getting a good loan package. How Much Can You Afford to Spend? ...

Average Selling Price Up Strongly in January

February 6, 2014 -- Home ownership in the Greater Toronto Area remains affordable and there are many people looking to purchase a home. In January, the number of homes listed for sale was down quite strongly compared to last year, which means that it was difficult for some buyers to find a home. Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,135 sales through the TorontoMLS system in January 2014. ...

[Infographic] Toronto Real Estate Market Report - December 2013

  Search Toronto MLS Listings   Despite Crazy Winter Weather, December Sales Up Despite the crazy winter weather in December, residential sales were up by almost 14 per cent compared to 2012. Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher believes that home ownership in the GTA will remain affordable as borrowing costs stay low. The result could be a further increase in ...

NEW LISTING - 1668 Valley Ridge Cres, Pickering, ON

  GORGEOUS 4 BED ROOM STONE / BRICK 2 STORY POST & BEAM HOME       Don't miss this gorgeous stone & brick, Post & Beam, 3000 plus square foot, 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom 2-story home located on a tree lined street in the quiet Pickering community of Woodlands. This warm and inviting home includes a Great Room with soaring cathedral ceilings, large open concept ...

Markham’s Santa Claus Parade on This Weekend!

For over 40 years Santa has made his way up Markham's Main Street "ho, ho, ho-ing" and waving at hundreds of eager children.  For me, this truly marks the arrival of the holiday season! This Saturday, November 30, the tradition continues!  The parade begins at 11 a.m. with over 100 floats and marching bands traveling up Main Street (Hwy 48) beginning at Hwy 7 and finishing ...

A Collection of my Favourite Real Estate Quotes

Famous quotations from some of the leaders in investing, business, and finance. These quotes give excellent insight into real estate, investing in real estate, property development,  and the values of owning real estate or buildings: “Owning a home is a keystone of wealth.. both financial affluence and emotional security”. –Suze Orman “It’s tangible, it’s ...

WINTERIZING YOUR HOME

  As the seasons change, so do the things around your home. Here is Lorynne Lofsky-Cadman’s guide to help keep your home in top shape by preparing it for the cold.       WINTERIZING YOUR HOME     Get your mind INTO the gutters. Your roof's drainage system annually diverts thousands of gallons of water from your house's exterior and foundation walls. ...
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