Another Sleepless Night

Having been in the business a while now, I like to tell my clients what they can expect as honestly and realistically as possible. The other night, I was talking to a couple who were preparing to put an offer on a property the next day in a multiple offer situation. I warned them they may not sleep well, or…

Our Newest Feature – Jenny Shops!

Welcome to our new feature – Jenny Shops! As our resident designer, Jenny helps our clients maximize the value of the homes when they are selling and helps make the most of the homes they buy through her design expertise. That means a lot of shopping! Clients often ask where they can find great furniture, accessories, and the best deals…

Yard Sale for the Cure – May 30th!

On Saturday May 30th, founding partner RE/MAX is sponsoring ‘Yard Sale for the Cure, a one-day event that brings neighbourhoods across the country together for a massive yard sale in support of breast cancer research and patient care. The event, which provides homeowners a unique opportunity to clear clutter and unload items no longer in use while simultaneously raising finds…

Casting Call for Pure Design Room Makeover!

Do you have a room in your home that could use a makeover while being eco-conscious? Pure Design is hosted by the fabulously creative Samantha Pynn, design editor for “Style at Home” magazine. Hip and stylish with a passion for eco-friendly design, Samantha creates the ultimate in living spaces that both reflect and stimulate your life, while being mindful of…

Markets & Mortgage

In April 2009, Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 8,107 sales – down seven per cent from April 2008. While April sales remained lower than last year, the housing market gained momentum on a month-over-month basis. The seasonally adjusted annual rate of sales in April, at 80,900, was up 26 per cent from March and up two-thirds compared to January’s ten-year low….

Signs of an Early Rebound

Check out this link for the full Globe and Mail Real Estate feature to find out what homes are selling for where you live… http://beta.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/early-signs-of-a-rebound/article1061236/

Cheap & Hot….Today’s Market & Mortgages

It’s been a crazy week. I sold a multi-million dollar home in 12 hours. 2 out of 10 homes my buyers want to see have already sold conditionally. I’ve also been in several multiple offers. The number of homes sales is only down 7% from the same time last year according to TREB. Considering the insanity of last year that…

Mortgages & Markets

The Bank of Canada now has no room to further lower interest rates. On Tuesday April 21st the Fed lowered the overnight lending rate to .25% … that’s right .25% … it has never been this low since Canada started recording interest rates at the beginning of the century. So what’s next? To everyone’s surprise, our Government has assured us…

Where are the biggest price drops?

Last time we focused on hot up and coming neighbourhoods. Today I’m featuring an article from Toronto Life that shares which areas have had the biggest price drops – where less can get you more. As I’ve said all along, real estate is local. Buyers will be pleased to know that if they are looking in the any of the…

Ouch! The New Land Transfer Tax Hurts.

If you’re like most residents of Toronto, you want the city to repeal the new land transfer tax. That’s no suprise as there is evidence that its hurting the market and our economy. Check out the details of a poll conducted by the Toronto Real Estate Board to find out how the land transfer tax is impacting you today… Toronto…