7 Reasons to Consider Downtown Living

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7 Reasons to Consider Downtown Living

Tags: HOMES IN TORONTO, TREB, REAL ESTATE MARKET, GTA AREA, Downtown

There’s lots to love about downtown living. The energy, the entertainment, the connectivity and convenience, many homebuyers are choosing it over the alternate allure of the suburbs. With Millennials making up the largest segment of homebuyers today, and Generation Z expected to outnumber them within a year, there’s definitely a renewed interest in being in the hub ...Read More

How to Create More Space Indoors in the Winter Months

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How to Create More Space Indoors in the Winter Months

Tags: HOMES IN TORONTO, TREB, REAL ESTATE MARKET, GTA Area

As the days begin to get shorter and the colder weather approaches, there is no question that many people are beginning to question their living situation and what they can do to make the winter months more bearable. COVID-19 is also still at the forefront of many people’s minds, which also adds to the number of people opting to stick close to home and stay inside this winter. We reached ou...Read More

Market Watch - October 2020

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Market Watch - October 2020

Tags: HOMES IN TORONTO, TREB, REAL ESTATE MARKET, GTA Area, GTA Real Estate, Market Watch

Home sales in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) were up again year-over-year for the fourth month in a row. Our Members made 10,563 sales as reported through the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board’s MLS® System in October 2020. This was up by 25.1 per cent compared to 8,445 transactions in October 2019. Sales and new listings reached record levels for the month of October. However, ye...Read More

5 Reasons Your Home Isn't Selling

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5 Reasons Your Home Isn't Selling

Tags: Home Sellers, Homes in Toronto, House Prices, Real Estate Market

If you’re shopping the housing market, scrolling the daily real estate listings becomes second nature. Wake up, now what? Check the listings. Lunch break at work, check the listings. Email notification from your real estate agent? Check the listings. LISTINGS ARE LIFE. The new ones immediately catch your eye and ignite a flicker of excitement at the prospect of achieving dream-home ownership...Read More

Why It’s Always A Good Idea To Invest In Real Estate Overseas

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Why It’s Always A Good Idea To Invest In Real Estate Overseas

Tags: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Investment, Lifestyle, Real Estate

It’s no secret that real estate is one of the best investments that you can make. Real estate is a hard, real asset that will always retain its value. That is, unlike stock, you won’t have to worry about your real estate investment going to zero. Investing in real estate overseas (or outside your home country), however, puts you into another dimension. It doesn’t get much bett...Read More

What Happens At The Offer Presentation?

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What Happens At The Offer Presentation?

Tags: FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS, GTA REAL ESTATE, HOMES IN TORONTO, PROPERTY OWNERS, HOME BUYERS, OFFER PRESENTATIONS

First of all, there are two scenarios... the most common is a single buyer offering to purchase your house or condo.  The other is if multiple buyers present offers at the same time, creating a bidding war.  Each one of these has some basic similarities and some major differences. Let’s look first at the traditional single buyer situation.  The typical offer process take...Read More

Is it a Good Time to Buy a  House for the First Time?

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Is it a Good Time to Buy a House for the First Time?

Tags: First time home buyers, GTA Real Estate, Homes in Toronto, Property Owners, Home Buyers

There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a challenging year for many Canadians. While health and safety parameters such as social distancing have affected the economy, real estate has continued to operate as an essential service, and appears to have weathered the storm – at least for now. Depending on your financial situation and the government’s interventions to bolster the economy,...Read More

Market Watch - September 2020

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Market Watch - September 2020

Tags: HOMES IN TORONTO, TREB, REAL ESTATE MARKET, GTA Area

Toronto Regional Real Estate Board President Lisa Patel announced that sales reported through TRREB’s MLS® System by Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® amounted to 11,083 – a new record for the month of September. This result was up by 42.3 per cent compared to September 2019. Following a record third quarter, sales through the first nine months of 2020 were up by approximately one...Read More

Will Canadian Real Estate Prices Decline? Not Likely

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Will Canadian Real Estate Prices Decline? Not Likely

Tags: HOMES IN TORONTO, TREB, REAL ESTATE MARKET, GTA Area

The strength of the Canadian real estate market has continued to prove itself time and time again during the pandemic. While we’re not out of the woods yet, we are expecting continued growth for the duration of 2020, with an active market for the foreseeable future and balanced conditions at the national level into 2021. This is great news for Canadians. So why all the fear monge...Read More

How Do You Win a Bidding War?

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How Do You Win a Bidding War?

Tags: Home Buyers, Homes in Toronto, Bidding War, Sellers Market

Up until mid-March 2020, Canadian real estate was on track for a busy spring market. As the pandemic hit and social distancing measures took effect, the resulting business closures and greater economic uncertainty lead to a dramatic (albeit temporary) downturn for home sales across the country and around the world. Interestingly, Canada’s decline in transactions was proportional to the ...Read More