June 2017 Toronto Real Estate Market Watch

Government regulations, media doomsday, crazy market statistics. What is happening in the real estate market? As always, the media has a habit of jumping every time the market slows down – early summer and late fall.   Funny how the bubble is always about to burst when we have historical, seasonal slow downs. The government chose to announce new coming…

Summer Soirees & All The Best Decor

Want to know how to decorate your patio this summer?  Check out this post by our Design & Client Care Manager – Parris McKenna! Summer is in full swing and we couldn’t be more excited! Sunny days followed by late nights, plenty of entertaining and hopefully no sunburns are in the forecast. Since we plan to throw more than a few…

Movie Nights in the Beach 2017

We’re proud and excited to bring you Movie Nights in the Beach with the Beach Village BIA! Every Wednesday Night at Dusk – Popcorn and Admission is FREE – Enter to win our VIP Seating

Big shoes to fill!

Our very own Wonder Woman / Staging Manager Bianca is going on maternity leave and we are looking for a staging manager to fill her shoes during her time with baby! The staging manager is in charge of our massive inventory, staging our listings to beyond-industry standards and ensuring our staging team runs smoothly. Please note, this is a full time…

Inside the Toronto Real Estate Market – May 2017

With the news stories flying rampant about the proposed regulatory changes in real estate and housing, we thought it was high time to talk about what’s actually happening in the market right now. Generally speaking, there is definitely a shift in the market, albeit not a massive one.   Before anyone hits the panic button, let’s consider a few things……

Parent and Child and Investment Partners?

With the market progressing the way it is, the ability for first time home buyers to get into get into the market is quickly evaporating.   In the past year alone, any down payment that they may have saved up will be woefully insufficient or will force them to dramatically reduce their purchasing budget.    Even those who are in…

Inside the Toronto Real Estate Market – February 2017 Edition

This market might even be more dramatic than the Real Housewives of Toronto. Even we are blown away by what is happening.   An ongoing lack of inventory (down 50.5% compared to February 2016) is continuing to drive prices upwards.    The year over year average price of a Toronto home is up a whopping 27.7%! Of course the big…

Get outta town…What $1M will buy you around the world!

We travelled to Costa Rica last winter.  Guess what real estate agents do on vacation?You guessed it…they look at real estate 🙂 If you wanted to get a little inspiration to see what your hard earned dollar gets you around the world, consider this… For just over a $1M CDN you can be the proud new owner of Canopy House…

Inside the Toronto Real Estate Market – Jan 2017 Edition

Sorry to sound like a broken record but once again, inventory in the real estate market is proving to be a challenge!  The inventory of active listings in January 2017 is half of what it was in 2016 and new listings are down 17.6%. How can we break the stalemate of home owners who want to sell but won’t put their…

How can you fall in love with your home again?

We’ve all done it. You go to someone else’s home or an open house and you think, I wish my home looked like that! Inevitably, life takes over, stuff piles up, the ‘honey do’ list gets longer and longer. When we start our work on a home to get it ready for sale, we take care of every little thing…