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DIY-Friendly Bathroom Makeovers

Want to make your bathroom look fantastic without having to do a major renovation? There are a lot of projects you can do yourself. In fact, there are some improvements you can get done in less than a day that will transform the look and...

4 Steps to a Stress-Free Sale

Ideally, when you sell your home, you want the process to go smoothly and relatively stress-free. While things may happen that are outside your control, there is a lot you can do to ensure that the selling experience is a good one. Consider these four steps...

GTA REALTORS® Release September 2019 Stats

Toronto Real Estate Board announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,825 sales through TREB's MLS® System in September 2019. 💫This result represented strong year-over-year sales growth of 22 %compared to 6,414 sales reported in September 2018. 💫On a preliminary seasonally adjusted basis, the September 2019 sales...

MARKET WATCH REPORT AUGUST 2019

TORONTO, August 6, 2019 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,595 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in July 2019. This result was up by 24.3 per cent compared to July 2018. ~~~ On a month-over-month basis, sales were...

Should You Replace your Windows?

Here's a surprising statistic. Less than 30% of window replacements are the result of the old windows being worn, broken or otherwise in need of replacement. Clearly, there are other good reasons to consider new windows! One of the most popular motivations is cosmetic. Brand new windows...

Finding a Great Home in a Hurry

Do you have only a few weeks to search for your next dream home? Don't panic. There are things you can do to find the perfect (or, at least, almost perfect) property — without getting too stressed out! Consider these tips: • Pre-arrange your mortgage. You want...

Should you Buy a Resale or a New-Build?

If you're thinking about buying a new home, you may be considering purchasing in a new development. How does that compare to purchasing a resale property? Buying a newly-built home has some advantages. Depending on the development, you may have leeway in the style of the home...

Stay or Move? 5 Questions that Help you Decide

It can be tough to make the decision to sell. In fact, for many homeowners, it's overwhelming. If you're considering making a move and struggling with the decision, here are five helpful questions to ask yourselves: 1. "What are our practical reasons for selling?" This question refers...

When You See a Home You Love

Imagine driving through a desirable neighbourhood and, just as you turn a corner, you see the absolutely perfect home. Guess what? It's for sale! But, there’s a problem. Your current property isn't on the market. In fact, until this moment, you hadn’t seriously considered moving....

Market Watch March 2019

Here’s a Summary of the Toronto Real Estate Board Market Update for March 2018*: Downtown condo active listing numbers were up by 16% in C01 and up in C08 by 41% from last year at this time March sales were down 24% in C01 and...