Will House Prices Rise Again In 2014?

Toronto Prices Mid December 2013

The short answer to that question is “almost certainly yes”. 2013 is ending on a very strong note, with December prices about 10% higher than last year, and bidding wars in the Toronto area still in evidence despite the nasty weather and power outages. Look for the 2014 “spring” market to begin very soon after… Read More

Taxing Misconceptions

We’re stuck in an annual “money rut” that is not doing anyone any good. The emphasis on investing for future security and minimizing income tax is crammed into the first third of the year. During the remaining two-thirds of the year, consumers are encouraged to spend, especially during December. Is there any wonder that debt… Read More

Investors Watch Echo-Boomers For Real Estate Trends

In the City of Toronto, there are still construction cranes everywhere, after more than a decade of frantic development. More high-rise buildings are under construction there than anywhere else in North America. Most of the buildings are mixed-use condominium and retail buildings, but there are also several new office buildings underway. It’s part of a… Read More

Canadian Renovation Spending Will Stay Strong For Years

Home Renovations

If you’re getting your house ready to sell, chances are good that you’ll be spending some money to fix it up and make it more attractive to buyers. If you just bought a house, you’re likely going to spend some money to decorate it and change a few things that you don’t like. When the… Read More

Meaningful Change Coming To Home Inspection Industry

Today anyone can call themselves a home inspector in Ontario. That is a scary proposition since most consumers depend on the opinion of a home inspector before making one of the biggest purchases of their lives. More than 1,500 home inspectors operate in the province yet there are no mandatory training or technical standards for… Read More

The Weather May Be Cold But The Market is Hot

Toronto Area Prices Late Nov 2013

The real estate market always slows down somewhat at this time of year, as many sellers and buyers defer their plans until after the holiday season. To be sure, the volume of sales is lower now than it was earlier in the fall; but prices have hardly fallen at all, and bidding wars are still… Read More

Renovation Projects That Add Value To Your Home

Renovations That Add Value

Selling your home for more money is always top importance for sellers. However, sometimes they don’t know how to add value to their home. Not all remodeling and maintenance projects increase the value of your home. Some may not even provide equal return on investment, at least not initially. Think solar. That may take a… Read More

Most Canadians Are Suburbanites

Suburban Sprawl

If you look at a map of Canada, the sheer size of the country might lead you to believe that most Canadians live in rural or remote communities. If you’re on top of your real estate trends, you’ll know that condo development has soared in major cities during the last 20 years, so you may… Read More

Worst Time Of The Year May Be The Best For Buyers

House in Winter

Why is the worst time of the year often the best time for real estate buyers? The holiday season and the following “worst weather” months are widely considered the worst time of the year for selling or buying real estate. In reality, these distraction-packed months – November to February – carry benefits for determined buyers…. Read More

Prime Beach Location

346 Waverley Road

Welcome to 346 Waverley Road, an updated & renovated family home on one of the best streets in the Beach. Situated in prime location south of Kingston Road in the Norway PS district, it’s an easy walk to Queen Street shops, Glen Stewart park & ravine trails, and the subway bus. Enter from the covered… Read More