Absolutely Adorable Swansea Bungalow

41 Beresford Avenue, Swansea, West Toronto

Open concept living/dining room with newer hardwood floors, walkout from kitchen to covered patio & private garden. Newer stainless steel kitchen appliances, brand new broadloom in bedrooms, finished basement with pot lighting, rec room, third bedroom & 4 piece bath. Beautiful landscaping front & back. Ideal location in the heart of Swansea, easy walk to… Read More

How To Avoid A Tenant From Hell

How to Avoid a Tenant from Hell

A recent Toronto Star story exposed a problem tenant who was successful in abusing the Ontario landlord and tenant process to avoid paying rent. It can take landlords up to nine months to evict these types of ‘professional’ tenants. However, it would be wrong to paint all tenants with the same brush. Over 95 per… Read More

When Will The Toronto Market Slow Down?

Toronto Area Prices Mid May 2012

Average GTA prices for the first two weeks of May were unchanged relative to April. Does this mean that the Toronto area market might finally be leveling off or even slowing down? Probably not, at least not yet. The number of For Sale signs is increasing, as more homes pass their “offer dates” without selling… Read More

Seller Property Information Statements Can Be Dangerous

Seller Property Information Statements Can Be Dangerous

Before they signed an unconditional offer to buy the house back in April, 2006, Walter and Shelley Cotton reviewed a Seller Property Information Statement (SPIS) provided by the owners, Gary, Laurie and Carey Monahan.  The form disclosed that the sellers had made extensive renovations to the house. A post-closing inspection revealed electrical, structural and plumbing defects… Read More

Will Toronto Prices Rival Vancouver’s in Ten Years?

Toronto could see house prices hit the stratospheric levels of Vancouver’s within a decade unless ways are found to cool demand or boost the supply of single-family homes, says one of the city’s leading housing experts. Too much concern has focused on Toronto’s condo boom and fears it’s about to go bust when the bigger… Read More

Sun-Filled 2+1 Bedroom Corner Suite

This Tridel-built 2+1 bedroom corner suite has sunny south and west views and over 1200 sq ft of living space. The large master bedroom has a four piece ensuite bath and tons of closet space with a walk-in closet plus and additional double closet. The kitchen has a bright eating area with views to both… Read More

Five Must Do’s Before You List Your Home

Getting Your House Ready to Sell

Deciding to list your home for sale is a momentous time. It means you will be moving on to a new stage of life, no matter if you’re moving up or sizing down. Take a moment to look over these tips for what every seller should do before they put their home on the market…. Read More

Court Rejects Email Sale of Condo… But Not Email

Contract via Email

New Brunswick judges have overturned a ruling that allowed a man to buy a condo in Moncton, site unseen, by email. The buyer, Marc Girouard, sued the seller, Kelty Druet, after Girouard believed he had a deal to buy her two-bedroom unit in October 2010 for $155,000 following an email exchange. The agreement had been… Read More

Exceptional Swansea Reno

This exceptionally spacious Swansea reno is ideal for single family, two families, or live-in/rent. Super location, just a short walk to Bloor West Village, subway, Rennie Park and waterfront trails. Laneway parking with double garage, room to park 3 cars. Presently set up as an owner-occupied duplex, it is easily converted to a single family… Read More

Heart of Bloor West Village

Oft-admired family home in sought-after location a short walk away from the trendy shops, restaurants & cafes of Bloor West Village as well as the Jane subway station. Highly regarded schools: Runnymede PS, Humberside CI & St Pius X Separate School. Very bright home with an inviting front veranda framed by striking pillars. Gracious centre… Read More