Will We See the End of the Toronto Land Transfer Tax?

The Burden of Toronto's Land Transfer Tax

During last year’s election campaign, Rob Ford promised to repeal the hated Toronto Land Transfer Tax. As reported by Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB)  president Bill Johnston in today’s Toronto Star, realtors have been fighting against this unfair tax since it was first proposed in 2007, with strong support from the public. Earlier this week, TREB… Read More

Fabulous One Bedroom Condo in Davisville Village

"111 Merton St., Toronto, Living Room & Kitchen"

Greenwich Terrace Gem! This intimate boutique building is situated in vibrant Davisville Village, known for its excellent recreation facilities, outstanding shopping districts and active night life. Just a short walk to subway & parks! This fabulous one bedroom apartment has a sunny south exposure with a large balcony and tranquil panoramic views overlooking a tree-lined green… Read More

2011 Toronto Real Estate Market Off to a Good Start

Toronto Area Price s Mid Jan 2011

Results for the first two weeks of January show that real estate prices in Toronto are remaining strong. The average selling price for the Greater Toronto area was $413,565, approximately 5% higher than the average price of $395,307 for the first two weeks of January 2010. Sales volume remains low, with total sales of 1,563… Read More

Long-term Future is Bright For Canadian Condos

"Condominium towers"

Drive around any major Canadian city and you’re likely to see lots of new condominium buildings under construction. You may wonder who is going to buy and live in those condos – and the answer is, everyone. In 2006, when the last Census was held, the number of owner-occupied condos in Canada was more than… Read More

The X Factor-Why Making An Offer Should Be Based On Value To You

Negotiating the price of a home

Some people love negotiating and others hate it. Regardless of which side of the sold sign you fall on, the best possible deal is what both buyer and seller want. Arriving at that price can be a lesson in frustration or even cause a complete shut-out. So what’s the X factor? In real estate, many… Read More

Selling And Buying All At Once?

Buying and Selling all at once

For many people this can be very stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. And that’s a good thing because a lot of people find themselves in the position of needing to sell and buy all at once. If you’re in this situation then you know that timing and money are two critical issues. What… Read More

Open House Sunday Jan 9 2-4 pm at 346 Park Lawn Rd., #5

346 Park Lawn Road #5

This freehold executive townhome has more than 2800 sq ft of luxurious living space on 4 levels. Situated in the upscale Kings Pointe enclave in desirable Sunnylea, it is just a short walk away from Humber River parkland and jogging/biking trails, and access to major highways downtown is easy. The gourmet family size Kitchen Includes… Read More

Homeowners Benefit from Mortgage Industry Trends

Family home mortgage statement

There are some people who will drive around to three or four different gas stations, looking for the cheapest price. Others will spend forever trying to pick out a new pair of shoes. But when it comes time to get a new mortgage, Canadians are pretty complacent, and it’s costing them a lot of money…. Read More

Roncesvalles Village Neighbourhood in West Toronto

Roncesvalles Village

The Roncesvalles Village neighbourhood, originally known as ‘Howard Park’, was annexed into Toronto in the 1880s. While the neighbourhood is very diverse, attracting people from all backgrounds, it is well known as the centre of the Polish community in Toronto, with prominent Polish institutions, businesses, shops, restaurants and St Casimir’s Catholic Church located on Roncesvalles… Read More