Prices Surge Upward in May

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Toronto area prices spiked sharply upward in the first two weeks of May, and were 5.4% higher than during the same two week period last year (and last year was no slouch). This was despite 9.7% fewer sales than last May, and is the result of a continuing imbalance between sellers (too few) and buyers… Read More

Metrolinx Eyes 40 Wabash Avenue For Construction Staging

Metrolinx Staging Area

In the next few weeks, Metrolinx will be setting up shop at Wabash and Macdonell avenues. A vacant piece of land next to Sorauren Park will be used by the provincial transportation body as a construction access area for track work related to the Georgetown South (GTS) Project and the Union Pearson Express. Work will… Read More

Most Baby Boomers Have No Plans to Downsize

Based on a Statistics Canada report, professor John Andrew recently said that demand will increase for smaller units in cities, and there may be less demand for three- and four-bedroom homes in the suburbs. But since that story, several housing observers have said the baby boomer generation and their children are not finished with those… Read More

Smoking At Home Reduces Property Value

Smoking Odours Can Reduce Property Value

A recent survey of Ontario real estate agents in Ontario found that smoking in a home could lower the value of your property by up to 30 per cent. The survey was sponsored by Pfizer Canada and besides the obvious damage by staining walls and carpets, it can leave a smell that is very hard… Read More

Gorgeous Junction Reno

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This renovated three bedroom home is situated on a family-friendly cul-de-sac just steps from the shops, restaurants and cafes of the trendy Junction. Walk score is 97, a “walkers’ paradise”! Improvements completed within the past five years include: renovated eat-in kitchen; open concept living/dining room with 9 1/2 ft ceilings; main floor and upper level… Read More

Exceptionally Spacious Victorian

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Exceptionally spacious Victorian with two car laneway parking steps from the shops, restaurants and cafes of the vibrant Junction, close to High Park Bloor West Village. A wonderful neighbourhood with great schools (Annette & Humberside), subway bus, and with easy access to major highways & downtown. The home is presently set up as a duplex,… Read More

Seven Seller Slip-ups That Send Buyers Packing

Sure it’s a sellers’ market, but that doesn’t mean it’s a fool proof market. Sellers who approach the market like a cocky kid who thinks he or she knows it all will soon learn the real estate world isn’t his or her oyster. If you want to sell your home quickly for the maximum sales… Read More

Charming & Cheerful Swansea Home

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This four bedroom family home has two car private parking and is located just steps from Bloor West Village and the subway station. This spacious home has a two storey plus basement back addition comprised of an upper level master bedroom with three piece ensuite bath, bay window and walk-in closet, as well as a… Read More