“What is going on?”

So, lots of nervous buyers and sellers right now. Lots of clients asking me “What the heck is going on?” Here’s my analysis: The Timeline It all started in April when there began to be talk about government changes. Buyers, worn out from a difficult March, started getting nervous. Sellers started getting nervous too and […]

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Lytton Park Love Affair: 82 Kimbark Blvd

Summer is almost here and what a perfect place to be! Why spend hours driving to the cottage when you can have your own oasis right in the city? Just imagine the smell of burgers on the barbecue, the taste of strawberry daiquiris, and the splash of the warm water as your kids leap into […]

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Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan

The Ontario government went ahead with 16 new steps to slow the GTA real estate market. It’s called Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan and it’s goal is to help more people find affordable homes, increase supply, and protect buyers and renters. Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne says the plan is the result of months of consultation. “When […]

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Sherwood Park Sweetheart: 1 Blythwood Crescent

Welcome to one of the prettiest homes on the street. This lovingly restored  charmer with a centre hall plan has gracious  light filled principal rooms with beautiful views of the tree lined street through gorgeous beveled glass windows. A sunny office keeps you close to the action while working. No expense has been spared updating […]

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February Toronto Neighbourhood Stats

Here is my latest Market Watch. There were 8,014 sales through MLS in the GTA in February – up by 5.7% compared to January 2016 despite being a day shorter. Sales for February in the GTA were up on a year-over-year basis by 27.7% to $875,983 while new listings were down by 12.5% On average […]

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Parents Helping Hands

There is a new trend happening in Toronto. As more and more younger Canadians are being priced out of the market in the GTA, they are turning to their parents for help. There is a stigma there that kids shouldn’t be using “the bank of mom and dad” but reality is that things are different […]

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Happy World Book Day – Gorgeous Home Libraries

Hope you had a wonderful world book day! What are you reading? Here is some inspiration for you to plan your dream library, along with some fun quotes.

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So you want to buy a home in Canada, eh?

Welcome to Canada! I think it’s the best country in the world. Here are some things you’ll need to know if you are thinking about buying a home. First, find a great real estate agent. I happen to know one! 😉 Second, find a great mortgage broker. I also know one of them too! You […]

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Don’t Panic!

Things are going a bit crazy in the Toronto real estate market lately. Douglas Porter, chief economist at BMO Capital Markets said earlier this month that “The Toronto market—and the many cities around it—are in a bubble,”  However, the Fitch Ratings 2017 Global Housing and Mortgage Outlook has a Stable or Stable/Positive outlook for most […]

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Closing Costs

Buying a home is exciting but there are hidden costs that can get expensive. Know in advance how much you’ll need for closing costs. Home inspection (around $500) Property appraisal (around $500, could be covered by your bank) Legal fees (varies depending on price of home) Title insurance (sometimes included in legal fees) Mortgage broker […]

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