Higher Prices Don’t Deter First-time Buyers

A new survey of first-time buyers in Canada reveals they are more financially savvy than the general population, well-educated, employed and married or in a common-law relationship. Most of them are millennials (34 or younger) and they share the desire of their parents to own their homes. The survey, commissioned by mortgage insurer Genworth Canada,… Read More

South of Lake Shore

75 Eleventh Street

Welcome to 75 Eleventh Street, a spacious, solid brick 1 1/2 storey home, ideally located south of Morrison on one of the best streets in New Toronto. This attractive, well maintained four-bedroom family home has an elegant flagstone front porch and steps as well as a fully fenced yard with a deck, patio, and an… Read More

High Park Classic

138 Quebec

Welcome to 138 Quebec Avenue, an extra-spacious four bedroom detached home with classic charm and contemporary comfort. This elegant family home has a substantial two storey addition that extends both the kitchen and master bedroom, as well as private parking in a solid masonry garage with access from a private rear lane. Ideally located in… Read More

The 7 Hot Home Trends That Might Not Be Right For You

Black Kitchen Cabinets

The idea of being on trend is appealing to most people, but that doesn’t mean every trend is right for everyone. Here are seven hot trends you might want to think twice about incorporating into your home. 1. Open floorplans Take down those walls! Unless you’re a person who likes a little privacy, in which… Read More

Sellers: Ramp Up Your Curb Appeal

Home Improvement

Curb appeal is one of the most important factors in selling a home, and one of the most difficult to quantify, but one thing is certain — homes sell for more money when they have it. It’s common knowledge that drive-up first impressions count. Buyers want to be charmed and excited about a property as… Read More

Toronto Spring Weather Is Cool… But The Spring Market Is Hot, Hot Hot!

Prices_March_2015

Once again Toronto area prices have leapt upward, and are now standing at 10% above the same month last year, and cumulatively 8% year-to-date over 2014. We often see a bit of a lull in March due to the schools’ March Break, but this year there was no lull at all, just an inexorable up-trend… Read More