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How's the Market? May 2020 Stats

Saturday Jun 20th, 2020

hows the market

  It has been interesting times to say the least.  I hope you and your loved ones are taking the necessary steps to stay healthy and active.     As restrictions begin to loosen and some businesses get back to business, the residential real estate market got a little busier over last month with the volume of transactions across all home types up 50% over the month of April.  The number of Active Listings are well below the usual seasonal averages... [read more]

COVID Impact: How Home Prices Have Fluctuated Across Canada So Far

Saturday May 23rd, 2020

covid impact on prices

In April, Canada’s SNLR was 58%, down from 62% in February of this year. For reference, Zoocasa says a range between 40 – 60% indicates balanced conditions, while below and above that threshold indicate local housing market conditions favouring buyers and sellers, respectively. For the largest drop in sales, Montreal CMA had a 65% decline between February and April from 5,338 to 1,890, according to the report. As for the smallest drop in sales, Winnipeg recorded 739 sales... [read more]

Experts Predict Economic Recovery Should Begin in the Second Half of the Year

Friday May 22nd, 2020


One of the biggest questions we all seem to be asking these days is: When are we going to start to see an economic recovery? As the country begins to slowly reopen, moving forward in strategic phases, business activity will help bring our nation back to life. Many economists indicate a recovery should begin to happen in the second half of this year. Here’s a look at what some of the experts have to say.      “I think there’s a good chance that... [read more]

How's the Market? April 2020

Thursday May 14th, 2020

hows the market

It has been an interesting seven to eight weeks since the province wide quarantine began and I don't know about you but it has actually gone by faster than I ever anticipated.  That said I am really ready to get going and get social again.  The weather is finally improving which has allowed us to get outside and get some much needed fresh air.   It has been interesting to watch the economy and to see how other industries are fairing through this... [read more]

Plan B: Getting Ready to Sell Post-COVID-19

Friday May 8th, 2020


Some were already planning on selling spring 2020 while others have had changes in their personal circumstances that are necessitating a sale. We’re getting a lot of calls these days from future Sellers. With COVID-19 on everyone’s minds and changing our daily habits, what’s a Seller to do? While our advice to ‘Pause, Watch and Wait’ during the COVID crisis hasn’t changed, we wanted to share some specific to-do’s for future GTA Sellers who want... [read more]

New Home Buyer Fees in Toronto are Three Times Higher Than in New York

Saturday Sep 28th, 2019

new home fees in toronto on rise

Buying a new home in the Toronto area? Not only will it cost you nearly $800,000, on average, you'll pay more in government-imposed fees than anywhere else in North America! The GTA-based Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) recently commissioned data researchers from the Altus Group to take a look at how much people can expect to pay in government charges and fees on new homes across both Canada and the United... [read more]

It Now Takes 32 Years for an Average Person to Buy a Home in Toronto

Saturday Sep 28th, 2019

toronto homes getting expensive

Most of us already know that saving for a down payment on a Toronto house is out of reach, but the amount of time it would actually take to do so may shock you.  According to a new Zoocasa report, it would take a median-income household 32 years to save for a down payment on an average Toronto home.  That's right, 32 years — better start saving! The report, titled "Where Could a Median-Income Household Afford Real... [read more]

Rent Prices Expected to Soar in Toronto Over the next few years

Saturday Sep 28th, 2019

toronto rental real estate

Hold on to your rent-controlled place for dear life, my friend, because Toronto's affordable housing crisis is far from being over. In fact, economists say that unless all levels of government take immediate action to spur new investment in rental housing, the situation is going to get much, much worse — as in worse than the already absurd $2,300 per month for an average one bedroom condo we're looking at now.  A new... [read more]

Are Landlords Ripping Off Toronto Tenants?

Saturday Aug 3rd, 2019


There’s a perception out there that Toronto Landlords are raking in money at the expense of tenants. No doubt, we have an affordable rental problem in Toronto..but are greedy Landlords the problem? We help over 100 TorontoTenants find a home each year, so we’re not naive to the challenges of renting in Toronto. But we help a lot of Landlords, so we’re well versed in the challenges of being a Landlord too. Today, we’re looking at Toronto’s rental... [read more]

Moving with kids

Saturday Apr 27th, 2019

moving with kids

  Everything from forks to favourite stuffies, bathroom stuff, kids’ bedding and kid-specific activity stuff should be labelled, so you know where to find the essentials that will make your kids feel right at home. Pack Boxes For Each Child If you want your kids to help on the other side, in each room, pack the things that belong to that child in their own boxes. There are a lot of little decisions that you’ll need to make when moving... [read more]

How Millennials can Save to Buy a Home

Monday Apr 22nd, 2019

save money

Many millennials in today’s marketplace find themselves doubting that they’ll ever be to afford a home in their lifetime. After paying back student loans, rent, utility bills, meals and transportation, there’s not likely to be much wiggle room in the saving department. However, when saving for a big purchase, every bit helps and there are some simple ways that millennials can put away a few extra dollars each month. Share living costs with a roommate. The... [read more]

Best Real Estate Apps

Saturday Jun 23rd, 2018


Like any industry, innovation in the land calling progresses dangerously fast and can abandon you pondering where to begin. Out of all the applications accessible, which ones will really have a huge effect in your land wanders? I've made it simple on you by giving a rundown of a portion of the best land applications to enable you to get some additional understanding when purchasing or offering your home.   1. Definitely has a standout amongst other... [read more]