Canada Faces Shortage of Skilled Construction Workers

Construction Workers

Real estate is still the number one topic of conversation at Canadian cocktail parties, but home renovation is a close second. BuildForce Canada says construction workers install, repair or renovate work that’s worth $200 billion every year, with demand for labour shifting from new construction to renovation. A new CIBC poll says 42 per cent… Read More

Dovercourt Park

38 Manchester Avenue

Welcome to 38 Manchester Avenue, a solid brick three bedroom home with laneway parking. It’s situated on a quiet one-way street in Toronto’s thriving Dovercourt Park neighbourhood, close to Dovercourt Park and just a 10 minute walk from Bloorcourt Village shops and the Ossington subway station. This home is a perfect opportunity for contractors in… Read More

Happiness And Real Estate

I consider myself happy. In most ways I fit the profile of happy people — I’m married, I’m employed and in good health, I live in a detached home and I was born in Canada. Fortunately I’m past the mid-life crisis stage of some people in their 40s and early 50s who go through a… Read More

Little Portugal Income Property

50 Shirley Street

Welcome to 50 Shirley Street, a bright, modern income property on a quiet, residential street in Toronto’s charming Little Portugal neighbourhood. This 2 1/2 storey Victorian is split into three self-contained units, each with its own dedicated entrance–a rare feature in a converted single-family home. All three units are currently vacant, which gives you the… Read More

Parkdale Victorian

32 Brock Avenue

Welcome to 32 Brock Avenue, a nineteenth century Victorian row house with laneway parking & garage in the thriving & diverse Parkdale neighbourhood. With a Walk Score of 96 and a transit score of 90, it’s a Walker’s & Rider’s Paradise – just a two minute walk from Queen West shops & streetcar. This much… Read More

Should You Stay Or Should You Move?

Should you stay or should you go? It’s the premise of the popular HGTV program “Love it or List it” and also a dilemma for countless homeowners today. Many of us can relate to the issue raised on the show. But we don’t all have $100,000 and a team of designers to make our old… Read More

Another Month, Another Jump in Prices

Prices_May_2015

The gravity-defying rise in GTA prices continued last month, with average prices 11% higher than last May, and detached homes now averaging $1.15 million, fully 15% higher than when they broke through the $1 million mark just three months ago. The shortage of homes for sale continues to fuel the market. The inventory of home… Read More