Toronto’s Trees Offer $80 Million of Benefits Annually

Trees in the City

What’s a tree worth? About $700, says a report by Craig Alexander, chief economist of TD Economics. In a recent study of Toronto’s urban forest, Alexander determined that the city’s trees provide more than $80 million, or about $8 per tree, worth of environmental benefits and cost savings per year. He says for an average… Read More

Windows And Your Well-Being

Windows in Apartment

You’d think that with all of the advances in home building in the last century, we would have a better handle on the importance of windows in residential design. Most people appreciate how windows and skylights bring in natural light, making a room look larger, warmer and more cheerful. Windows that offer a view outside… Read More

New Regulations Coming to Cool Hot Toronto Resale & Rental Markets?

New Regulations

The recent federal government budget contained no new measures to curb the real estate market, however, rumours are flying that such measures might soon be coming to Ontario. For example: A vacant property tax is being considered for the City of Toronto. The number of vacant units in Toronto has recently been estimated to be… Read More

Toronto Market Soars Ever Higher

Prices_Feb_2017

Following an exceptionally strong January, the GTA market has accelerated even further in February, with the average selling price across all GTA areas and all types of real estate almost 28% higher than last February. The last time we had year-over-year price increases like this was in the late 1980′s, when prices rose by an… Read More