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

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

High Park Neighbourhood in West Toronto

High Park Neighbourhood Map

The High Park neighbourhood is home to a wide range of people. Its highly regarded schools including Humberside Collegiate attract many families with school age children to this neighbourhood. High Park contains numerous rental opportunities that are popular with singles and couples. There are also a handful of senior’s accommodations within this neighbourhood, including the… Read More

Should I Keep My Home On The Market During The holidays?

Most top Realtors agree that taking your home off the market during the Christmas season is a mistake. There may be fewer buyers, but they are more serious, and because there is less competition, you may have a better chance of getting a good offer than during a busier season.

Toronto Real Estate Prices Remain Strong

Toronto area selling prices for the first half of December are higher than in November, which is unusual for this time of year. This suggests that the spring market in 2011 will once again be strong, supported by continued low interest rates and a paucity of homes for sale.

Swansea Village in West Toronto

Swansea Village is the only Toronto neighbourhood that has its own community run Town Hall. Swansea is also the only Toronto neighbourhood to have a lake, a river, and a pond as it’s natural boundaries. Swansea’s hilly terrain, winding roads and many mature trees accentuate the storybook houses that line the residential streets of this neighbourhood. 

Village Players’ 37th Season in Bloor West Village

On Friday, November 19, we attended the opening night of Laura at the Village Playhouse theatre in Bloor West Village just east of Runnymede. Laura is a classic whodunit based on Vera Caspary’s novel of the same name.

Toronto Real Estate Market Stabilizing

Toronto Area Prices 2010

Evidence is accumulating that the Toronto area real estate market is returning to normal after a wild roller coaster ride that began in late 2008 when the financial crisis hit the world economy like a tsunami. Prices and sales volumes fell from late 2008 until early 2009; rebounded sharply upward from early 2009 until mid 2010; fell again during this past summer; and have rebounded again since September.