Extra-Spacious Three Bedroom Suite

1515 LS Pano for Blog

Approx. 1500 sq ft three bedroom suite with 2 parking spots and large terrace. Recent improvements include renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, renovated baths and new windows. Well managed complex with brand new elevators and great facilities: huge indoor pool, exercise weight rooms, tennis, saunas, party/rec room with kitchen, and visitor parking. Located acoss from Marie… Read More

The Heart of Swansea

Living Room

This three bedroom family home has convenient front pad parking and is ideally situated in the heart of Swansea, just a two minute stroll from High Park, Rennie Park, the subway station and the shops and cafes of Bloor West Village. The kitchen features a walk-out to a large deck and a private, fully fenced… Read More

Are Toronto Real Estate Prices Going to Fall?

Are Toronto Real Esate Prices Going to Fall?

You have probably seen recent media articles about a coming slowdown in the Toronto real estate market, most notably a front page headline story in the July 16 Toronto Star about the impending “downturn” that made it sound like it’s inevitable that prices will fall over the next year or two. The truth is, it… Read More

Interior Designers Create The Right Starting Point

Interior Designer

By the time you’re ready to take possession of the first real estate you’ve every bought, you’ll probably be swamped with advice and design ideas from friends and family who’ve “been there.” Even if you’ve made decisions based on this information and your own research, take a fresh look at your new home before you… Read More

Community-Based Mapping: A Story-Telling Perspective

Community Map

The adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” explains some of the power of community-based mapping, but it’s only a beginning. This crystallization of the complex into more easily-digested content takes communication a step further to provide otherwise-invisible insight into neighbourhoods and communities. Community-based mapping can be particularly useful if you are deciding which… Read More

Savvy Buyers Know Value When They See It

First Time Home Buyers

Suddenly it begins. After all the anticipation of finding your dream home, your buyer agent has called and you’re off to see the first property that may be “it”. You’re excited, but are you really prepared to recognize the best deal when you see it? Whether you’ve shopped for a home before or not, you… Read More

Should Consumers Have Easy Access to MLS Sales Information?

Consumer Access to MLS Information Online

The Competition Bureau is pressuring the Toronto Real Estate Board to break the law by releasing private data on the Internet in an effort to make the market more competitive, the board says. Releasing such information would be a “reckless” move, said the organization in a strongly worded statement Friday in response to new charges… Read More

Are Canadian House Prices a Bubble Ready to Burst?

House prices could fall 25%

Canada’s housing market is a bubble ready to burst as valuations have “lost touch with fundamentals” and household debt is at a record high, says a report by Capital Economics. The independent research firm’s report says it fears that house prices could fall by as much as 25% over the next three years. “House prices… Read More

Why It’s the Best Time Ever To Be a Canadian

The best time ever to be a Canadian

We are Canada. At 144 years we are neither young nor old, as nations go. And nations do come and do go, it bears remembering. You don’t have to be very old to appreciate that the world map that occupied a corner of your childhood classroom is a relic of another age; that borders once… Read More

Are Condo Prices Due for a Correction?

Are Condo Prices Due for a Correction

Are too many condominiums being built in Toronto? Analysts have been sounding warning bells for more than a year that the market is being seriously overbuilt. But so far, sales and prices have been chugging merrily upward. According to the Building, Industry and Land Development Association, last month was the best May ever for sales…. Read More