First Time Buyers Cope Without Parents’ Help

When it comes to collecting money for a down payment, the kids are all right — without their parents’ help. That’s the conclusion of a recent study by the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP), which found that since 2010, only 17 per cent of first-time buyers had help from their parents for the… Read More

Wind Turbines and Property Values

Wind Turbines

There are few topics more controversial in rural Canada than the impact of industrial wind turbines. In almost every community where they are in place or planned, local opposition groups are working to get rid of them through political pressure and court challenges. When it was recently announced that a major wind turbine development near… Read More

Steady As She Goes

Toronto Prices November 2014

Toronto area prices fell slightly in November but were about 8% higher than the same time last year. This continues the trend that has been followed throughout this year, with prices each month 7-9% higher than the corresponding month in 2013. Based on this eerily consistent pattern, I can predict with some confidence that average… Read More

High Park Classic

138 Quebec Avenue

Welcome to 138 Quebec Avenue, an extra-spacious four bedroom detached home with classic charm and contemporary comforts. This home is ideally located in the sought after High Park neighbourhood, close to top rated local schools and just a block away from the subway station and High Park itself. It’s equidistant from the popular Bloor West,… Read More

Sparkling Junction Townhome

284 Annette Street

Welcome to 284 Annette Street, an immaculate freehold townhome in the sought after Junction neighbourhood with more than 2000 sq ft of above ground living space and a built-in garage with an automatic door opener and private parking for two cars. No condo fees! Recent improvements include: new (2014) hardwood flooring on the main and… Read More

How Renovations Impact Your Home Insurance

Flooring Renovation

Woody Allen once said: “There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?” But if you are planning a renovation to your home and don’t take the time to speak to your insurance broker, you could be making a big mistake. During and after a renovation,… Read More

Highland Golf Neighbourhood

264 Anthony Avenue

Welcome to 264 Anthony Avenue, a gorgeous four bedroom home on a premium 50 ft lot on a very popular street in the sought after Highland Golf neighbourhood. The spacious renovated kitchen features granite counters, stainless steel appliances, pot lighting, a breakfast area and a walk-out to the patio and fully fenced yard. The kitchen… Read More

Toronto Market Remains in High Gear

Toronto Prices October 2014

The Toronto area market surged upward again in October with both prices and sales significantly higher than in October 2013. The inventory of homes for sale was again lower than last year, continuing the higher sales/lower inventory trend that we have seen every month this year as compared with 2013. The blazing hot sellers’ market… Read More

Highlight Specialty Rooms When Selling Your Home

Many homeowners understand the importance of making their kitchen, master bedroom, and bathroom stand out when it comes to selling their homes. But helping buyers see other areas of the home that are designed for special purposes, such as a media room, kids’ study hall, or art studio can also generate a lot of buyer… Read More

Victoria Lofts

152 Annette St. #310

Welcome to Victoria Lofts, an award winning hard loft conversion of the historic Victoria-Royce Presbyterian Church in the sought after Junction neighbourhood. This boutique Heritage building has only 34 units, each one uniquely designed by architect Paul Oberst to blend the 19th century Romanesque Revival architectural features with luxury contemporary finishes. Suite #310 has a… Read More