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….

Best Mother’s Day Ever

You know when mom says she doesn’t want anything for mothers day?  Here’s the truth… (Homemade gifts by the kids are always loved of course!) It’s really more about the things that she doesn’t want. She doesn’t want to be woken up by anyone in the morning…she wants you and the kids to get up, go for a walk and…

Toronto Real Estate Market – March 2015

The elasticity of supply and demand is truly showing its ways this spring in the Toronto real estate market. The limited supply compared to the volume of buyers is driving up the average home price in the GTA by 10% and the average price of detached homes in Toronto up by 15.9%! Many people who are…

Buyer Real Estate Resolutions

As we look back on real estate in years past, we like to help home owners, sellers and buyers alike learn from the past. If you’re thinking of selling this year, here are some resolutions to consider! Real estate resolutions for BUYERS… I will get my finances in order. Before you even sit down with a mortgage advisor, get your…

Top 5 things to do on spring break in Toronto!

As the temperatures are climbing, it’s actually feeling like SPRING break in Toronto. What are the top 5 things to do this week? Check out the Winter Stations at the Beach As we walk the dog every day on the beach we’ve had the chance to check out the stations since they were built. And the kids have certainly…

Home Sweet Home: Our Top 10 Favourite Home Stores in Toronto

Here are ten of our top 10 favourite home stores in Toronto for furniture, accessories and lighting in the GTA. Inspirational pieces, classic design, and fresh perspective… you’ll want to completely re-decorate your space every time you walk through the doors! 1.  Pavilion– custom made furniture and lighting, unique artwork and accessories, minimal and contemporary. 42 Gladstone Ave. Toronto,…

Toronto Real Estate Market – February 2015

Robust Sales and Price Growth in February March 4, 2015 — Toronto Real Estate Board President Paul Etherington announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 6,338 home sales through the TorontoMLS system in February 2015. This result represented a substantial 11.3 per cent year-over-year increase compared to February 2014. Large annual increases in transactions were noted for most major home…

105 Leslie: A Townhouse That’s All Style!

A 1,200-square-foot townhouse in the heart of Leslieville. This fully renovated space is brimming with style, so much so that it has been featured in Chatelaine magazine! Interior Designer (and television design expert) Julia Black  truly maximized the potential of her home to create a modern yet warm aesthetic that is as beautiful as it is functional. Coming up the…

5 Alternatives to Valentine’s Day

For many, Valentine’s Day has become yet another commercialized holiday bent at getting us to spend money. That’s not to say it can’t still be celebrated in a romantic way but we thought we’d feature 5 alternative ways to celebrate with your loved one, family and even friends. Skate your love away Forget the cramped restaurant full of awkward…