First Time Buyers Cope Without Parents’ Help

When it comes to collecting money for a down payment, the kids are all right — without their parents’ help. That’s the conclusion of a recent study by the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP), which found that since 2010, only 17 per cent of first-time buyers had help from their parents for the… Read More

Wind Turbines and Property Values

Wind Turbines

There are few topics more controversial in rural Canada than the impact of industrial wind turbines. In almost every community where they are in place or planned, local opposition groups are working to get rid of them through political pressure and court challenges. When it was recently announced that a major wind turbine development near… Read More

Steady As She Goes

Toronto Prices November 2014

Toronto area prices fell slightly in November but were about 8% higher than the same time last year. This continues the trend that has been followed throughout this year, with prices each month 7-9% higher than the corresponding month in 2013. Based on this eerily consistent pattern, I can predict with some confidence that average… Read More

High Park Classic

138 Quebec Avenue

Welcome to 138 Quebec Avenue, an extra-spacious four bedroom detached home with classic charm and contemporary comforts. This home is ideally located in the sought after High Park neighbourhood, close to top rated local schools and just a block away from the subway station and High Park itself. It’s equidistant from the popular Bloor West,… Read More

Sparkling Junction Townhome

284 Annette Street

Welcome to 284 Annette Street, an immaculate freehold townhome in the sought after Junction neighbourhood with more than 2000 sq ft of above ground living space and a built-in garage with an automatic door opener and private parking for two cars. No condo fees! Recent improvements include: new (2014) hardwood flooring on the main and… Read More