Toronto Real Estate Market – October 2015

The biggest danger to the real estate market would be rising interest rates.  And even then, many homeowners can tolerate some increase after being spoiled for so many years.    The challenge will be for first time home buyers or those who have over leveraged and cannot tolerate an increase in monthly expenses. We will also see a slow down…

Toronto Real Estate Market – September 2015

How is the fall market doing? Well it’s a confusing one right now. With all of the news of average home prices climbing ever steadily and the glow of crazy multiple offers, sellers are understandably excited but may be pushing too hard on their asking price. At the same time as sellers are trying to capitalize on the market values,…

Toronto Real Estate Market – August 2015

Now that the real estate market is back from the summer we’re reflecting on how busy it remained deep into the summer months.    This was due mainly to the delayed onset of available inventory – in fact our busiest week for new listings and deals done was in the middle of July! The market remains strong while inventory is…

What to do this summer in Toronto!

Don’t let awesome festivals, concerts and fun pass you by. Check out our collection of the best guides for what to do this summer in Toronto! (we’ve even snuck in some summer reading in case you want to leave the house or head to the cottage). Outdoor Movies Of course, our top and completely biased recommendation is Movie Nights in…

Toronto Real Estate Market – June 2015

Just as summer seems a bit delayed, the real estate market seems to be stretching into the warmer months.   If you look at the stats, we can see how the pent up demand that is finally being met and how atypical this market activity is for this time of the year.   July is continuing on this trend. In…

Best gifts for DAD

Borderline ridiculous or must-haves? Check out our collection of Father’s Day gifts! From the portable briefcase BBQ to awesome coffee mugs, check out Real Simple’s 34 Father’s Day Gift Ideas Chilling sticks for his beer, a meat bible, and a bluetooth grill thermometer – the AskMen.com list has something for everyone Although this list…

Toronto Real Estate Market – May 2015

Although we are seeing an increase in new listings and the available inventory for buyers, there is still such a backlog of buyers that it just isn’t enough…there are still crazy bidding wars and record sales driving the average home price up 11% over this time last year. Many potential sellers are of course nervous about selling before they buy…

Top 10 Ideas to Declutter for good!

If you’ve ever had the chance to do a major declutter and organization of your home, you know how it feels. We’ve had clients actually cry in joy when they come home and see everything in it’s place once they’ve gone through the process and see how they can live in peace. Organizational psychologists (yes, they exist) have noted the…

Toronto Real Estate Market – April 2015

Inventory is still low but it’s slowly improving with new listings up 5% over this time last year.   The average detached home in Toronto is still holding high at $1,056,114 from $965,670 in April 2014. Although we will see more listings coming out which will hopefully quell some of the crazy bidding wars we’ve been seeing, it’s important to…

Best Value in the Beach

Every once in a while we come across a listing that we consider to be a great buy and 178 Glenmount Park Road is one of them. Many times, great homes are overlooked because there is one box that isn’t checked off.   For some it’s a show stopper but for others, it’s an opportunity. This is one such opportunity….