Gorgeous Golden Triangle: 23 Rivercourt Blvd

One of the hard things about real estate is you keep falling in love with houses! I’ve got a new crush – 23 Rivercourt Blvd and I think it’s the most adorable house I’ve done an open house for all year. It’s in the golden triangle within O’Connor, Pape and Donlands. Completely renovated top to […]

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Toronto’s Best High Schools

My daughter starts high school one month from tomorrow. How did that happen? One moment she was a sweet baby in my arms, now suddenly she is as tall as I am. I have a client this week moving to Canada asking about the best high schools in the city. Here is the complete list […]

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Out and About in Toronto: Lawrence Park School

One of the kindest corners in North Toronto is the Lawrence Park School. It is a half day preschool with enriched toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and summer programs for children ages 18 months to 6 years. Working as a Realtor, I didn’t need my son at a full day nursery school but I knew I still […]

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Toronto Neighbourhood Stats for June

Here is my latest Market Watch. There were 7,974 sales through MLS in the GTA in June – down by 37.3% compared to June 2016. Sales for May in the GTA were up on a year-over-year basis by 6.3% to $793,915 while new listings were up by 15.9%. On average, detached homes in the city […]

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Mortgage Rate Hike

Now, what?! Just as we think we’ve got things figured out in Toronto, the government throws something new at us. Last Wednesday’s mortgage rate increase of .25% has got the media all in a tizzy, again. Royal LePage released it’s second quarter House Price Survey at the same time so I’ll summarize some of those […]

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Toronto’s Best Schools

Wow, summer vacation is long! I don’t know about you, but I am starting to look forward to the first day of school already! Happily, Toronto has a first class education system. I recently had a client new to Toronto asking about which schools are the best. From a strictly biased point of view, I’d […]

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Cottage Country: 900 Kahshe Lake

Okay, I admit it, I’ve got cottage fever this summer. Just got back from a beautiful weekend away at a friends cottage and now I can’t stop checking the listings out. You’ve got to see this beauty which has been featured In Cottage Life & Style At Home magazines. Approximately 3000 square feet of pure […]

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Cottage Country: 1093A Oak Road

If you’re like me, you may be dreaming of a cottage of your own instead of leaving your visits to the lake to the mercy of kind friends. This one, fondly named `Treetops”, on Kahshe lake, is an architectural masterpiece. Only 90 minutes from Toronto, it was designed with an exacting eye for detail, form, […]

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Sweet Summerhill: 11 Ottawa St.

Happy Canada Day everyone! I’m going to be doing an open house this weekend at 11 Ottawa Street, just steps from the reservoir and the summerhill subway. It’s an absolutely gorgeous Victorian semi with a lovely streetscape. The lovingly restored semi feels like you’ve stepped into the 6th arrondissement in Paris. The first floor living […]

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Now is a great time to buy. No, really!

Okay buyers, I get it. You’re nervous and everyone and their dog is telling you the sky is going to fall. Here is the thing. In Vancouver where the same buyer tax was put into place it only took about six months for the market to rebound. This month, prices were down for Toronto 6.2% […]

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