Cooler winds on their way…

When the temperature starts dropping and kids are back in school, the fall real estate market gets into full swing! With buyers coming out for this typically busy time of the year, inventory is starting to ramp up. And we know there is a good amount of pent up demand from buyers who have been searching during the summer but…

the spring market is heating up!

The spring real estate market is heating up and the numbers so far provide great news for sellers, but the relatively low supply and high demand can spell frustration for buyers. Last month, there were 19 per cent fewer homes on the market but it was the second most active March in history. Cynthia Mulligan outlines what you can do…

2011 february market watch

The spring market has gotten off to an early start! We are seeing a lot of new product coming out on a daily basis and listings are going into multiple offers so you can feel the intensity. It will be interesting to see what happens after March 18th when Jim Flaherty’s new mortgage changes go into play that include slashing…

A Decluttered 2011

Hi everyone, Mark’s wife, Selene here… It’s kind of hard to focus on your new years’ resolutions when you can’t find your underwear. So before you tackle your big goals for 2011, take crack at decluttering and organizing your home. Here are my top tips that we use every day in our own home to make life just that much…

Inside the Upper Beach

In addition to our Market Watch and Mortgages feature, we’re doing a monthly focus on neighbourhoods that offer great value and lifestyle. This month we thought we’d start with our home turf – the Upper Beach! A combination of new developments and heritage conservation, we love this area for the quiet, family vibe where ‘game on – game off’ is…

October 2010 Market Watch

Prices are up 5% to $433,729 over this month last year even though the number of transactions is down 20% across the GTA. In the Beach, detached homes sold for an average of $863,562 and the average price of a semi-detached home was $482,562. Let’s take a look at the numbers comparatively from last year to this year both on…