Toronto Area Prices Soaring Everywhere

Prices Late April 2014

  Toronto area prices in April have once again increased significantly, to about 9% higher than last April, continuing the trend of nearly double digit year-over-year increases that we have seen since January.   The inventory of homes for sale was exceptionally low as of the end of March, just above 2 months’ supply and… Read More

Lessons From Canada’s Most Energy-Efficient Building

Green House

  Recently Cisco Canada and Schneider Electric announced that they have formed a partnership “that will create new opportunities in the development of smart buildings and smart communities across Canada, and have a positive impact on the environment by improving energy efficiency,” said Rick Huijbregts, vice-president of Cisco Canada. The announcement took place at the… Read More

Best Renovation to Add Value? Income Suites

What’s the best renovation project if you want to add resale value to your home? Most of us would say improving the kitchen or bathroom, but the correct answer is adding an income suite, says Scott McGillivray, a real estate investor, contractor and the host of Income Property on HGTV Canada. McGillivray was recently the… Read More

Considering Your First Condo?

  With more than 500,000 condominium units in Canada and one in four new homes built as condominiums, Canadian buyers need basic condominium buying skills to protect them in any market. Too often, condominium buyers fall prey to the “do nothing, just play” sales pitches inherent in lifestyle campaigns presented by condominium developers. Although “condo… Read More