The Best Time of the Year

Despite the economy, I’m looking forward to the holidays. I hope you are too. If you’re like me, you might be getting a little tired of all the negativity in the media. This month I’m going to cut through that negativity and show you something positive… The real estate market. Here’s why…#1 – It costs you LESS to trade up…

Ideas for the Gift Challenged

For those of you who may need a bit of inspiration and ideas for the holiday gift giving season, we’ve put together a list that may just work for you. Framed Pictures We rarely do this for ourselves, so how great is it when someone gives you a blown-up framed photo of you, your friends or family? It seems like…

Slash Thousands Off Your Mortgage

This month, I’m sharing highlights from a recent article in Canadian Real Estate Magazine. With concerns about the economy, make the most of your investment and get ahead. Don’t take your mortgage for granted by using the following tips… Skip the Honeymoon Be careful of introductory offers such as low rates that reset to higher ones after a few years…

Market Watch – Summer Slump or the New Reality?

Although we always expect a summer slow down, many people are trying to figure out how much of it is actually the market correcting itself. The Globe and Mail had a great market report last Friday that I’d like to share with you for some perspective… By CAROLYN IRELAND – From Friday’s Globe and Mail August 8, 2008 at 12:00…

To build or not to build…is it even your decision?

It’s not necessarily your decision! As a recent participant in a Committee of Adjustment hearing, I was reminded of how important it is to take your short and long term needs into consideration when buying a home. I witnessed a family being declined approval to put on a small addition with several neighbours in opposition. The hearing made pretty good…

Bust or Balance?

The most common question I get asked these days is “Will the real estate market crash soon?”. Without a doubt the U.S. is sparking a lot of these concerns. Some reports from the financial industry and recent stock market performance are also fuelling the speculation. I am not going to be overly optimistic but I also don’t agree with the…

Dream Homes Vary by Generation

When you were born says a lot about your idea of the perfect house. This month we’re featuring an article from MSN real estate that reviews the features that appeal most to boomers, Gen X and Gen Y, plus tips on how to sell to homebuyers in each generation. What’s your dream house? Your answer says a lot about your…

February 2008 Market Watch

Sales Break 6,000 In Spite Of Winter Weather While snow fell in almost record amounts, Toronto Real Estate Board Members recorded a respectable 6,015 sales during the month of February, TREB President Maureen O’Neill announced today. “While sales were down over 2007 (11 per cent), they are in line with historical levels for the month, and they should increase substantially…

We’re Proud to Announce…

We’re proud to announce a partnership with Habitat for Humanity Toronto. Our goal is to raise awareness and support them in their efforts to eliminate poverty housing in our community. One of the great ways to support Habitat for Humanity is through their ReStores…donate or shop! Habitat for Humanity Toronto’s ReStores sell new and gently used renovation materials and supplies….

Beyond the Clutter

Most of us have read articles and watched shows on organization. We’ve also heard the usual tips…de-clutter whatever you can, don’ t buy anything unless you have a place for it etc. But this month we’re going to share ideas that go beyond the usual and the best ones to help organize your life. Greetings… Nothing instills a nice jolt…