Toronto Real Estate Market Watch – Fall 2012

The Toronto real estate market has seen a bit of softening with transactions were down 7.1% in October but prices still rose by 6.2%. Interestingly the average days on market remains the same at 24 days. So why the slowing pace? A number of factors have come into play. First and foremost the tightening of mortgage regulations, secondly the U.S….

The Leaside custom home that Shannon built – SOLD!

Well as it turns out, Shannon built such a beautiful home that it sold before it even hit MLS. We’ve had a ton of requests to see the final product so check out the photos below… And if you fallen in love with this home, let us know. Shannon and Alex are already hunting for their next project! You can…

Best Halloween Decorations!

Check out our favourite Halloween decorations..we’ve kept a few from last year and a new batch from this year – and don’t be scared – these are actually pretty easy to do 🙂 To share these ideas, we’ve already pinned them for you – check out the whole board Got your own amazing decorations? We want to see them! Post…

The Best and Worst Celebrity Kitchens

Lady Gaga cooks where? As a celebrity, one often has access to the funds and the expertise to have an incredible kitchen so we wanted to share our favourites. BUT in our travels looking for the best kitchens we we surprised to see how some celebrities kitchens fell completely flat of our expectations! Check out our pics for the Best…

The incredible custom home that Shannon built!

Our very own Design Manager, Shannon and her husband Alex have built an incredible custom home in Leaside. (It’s also for sale, so if you fall in love after reading this blog, contact us today to see it in person!) Check out our interview with Shannon below. She provides some insight into the progress of the reno and her incredible…

Can we change the bidding war rules?

We’ve talked about how to win a bidding war in today’s market with today’s rules. But, shouldn’t we really be looking at the rules of the game themselves? Currently under RECO’s rules, agents must disclose how many offers there are on a property. But they admit that there is no record-keeping requirement now with respect to offers that are not…

Our pics for Best Home Buys!

In a heated market, it can be hard to find great homes at a great value. We wanted to share three homes with you that we think fit the bill…. Prime Beach – www.332Lee.com – $599,000 Why is this a great value? Comparable semi-detached homes that were selling in the peak of the market in March were going for $650,000-$750,000….

Slobberfest 2012!

We are proud to sponsor Slobberfest 2012! When: Saturday, May 26th 9:00AM – 3:00PM Where: At the boathouse at Leuty Pavilion on the Beach at the foot of Lee Ave.

What we love for the home for 2012.

With 2012 now upon us we want to share our top picks for 2012. As a couple of us on the team are in the process of redecorating our homes, we especially wanted to tell you about ideas we are doing ourselves! Colour We’re big fans of….citrus? Yes, oranges, greens and yellows. You can find some amazing orange accents right…

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