Shortage of new listings fuelling desperation among Toronto home buyers

The reason is simple: New listings for houses have been below historic norms yet interest rates have remained so low, more people are looking to buy. House sales were up just 2.1 per cent in February, year over year, but prices jumped 8.6 per cent as buyers battled bitter weather and a shortage of new… Read More »

How to keep your home’s purchase price a secret?!

Many people want to keep their home’s purchase price off the title record. Here’s how to do it Clients often ask whether I can keep the price they are paying for their home off the title record. The main reason is for privacy. They don’t think it is anybody’s business but theirs. You can do… Read More »

Toronto House Sales Down in June, But Prices are Up!!!

Greater Toronto Area housing sales were down less than 1 per cent in June and prices rose year-over-year. The much-hoped-for June rebound in home sales failed to materialize in Toronto, according to figures released Thursday by the Toronto Real Estate Board. While sales across the GTA were down less than 1 per cent in June… Read More »

GTA New Home Prices Hit Record $644,427.00!

  New home sales across the GTA hit their lowest level on record for May as average prices were pushed to new highs of $644,427, according to RealNet Canada. The 26 per cent decline in house sales year over year, but a six per cent rise in new house prices, is being blamed on a… Read More »

First-time buyers find Toronto real estate market hot as ever

Toronto Star First-time homebuyers Jody and Michael Fegelman have heard a lot of talk over the last year about Canada’s cooling housing market. All the couple have felt is the sting of its heat. During their 1½-year search for a home for their two young children, the Fegelmans have been on the losing end of… Read More »

Pack Your Bags – Toronto Hydro and TREB Make Moving a Little Easier

TORONTO, February 5, 2013 — According to the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), over 4,375 homes sold within the GTA in the month of January 2013 which means, in the not so distant future, buyers in the city will be closing their deals and moving into their newly purchased homes. In an effort to make… Read More »

My Listing Tools to Sell Your Home!

Listing your property can be a very stressful thing to do. There is a lot involved when you list your property for sale. The services I provide to all my Seller’s, regardless of the size of their home, puts ease on the Listing process and creates what I like to call “A Good Nights Sleep”…. Read More »

The Importance of Attic Insulation

Attic Insulation may not seem like a big deal, but it can have a significant impact on your power bill. Different factors contribute to the effect attic insulation has on your home’s energy efficiency. 1. Heat Rises (Winter) During cold winters, we spend big bucks trying to keep our houses a comfortable temperature. But heat… Read More »

Canadian home sales edge lower in June

Mon, 07/16/2012 Ottawa, ON, July 16, 2012 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national resale housing activity edged lower on a month-over-month basis in June 2012. Price gains remained strong in Toronto, continued slowing in Greater Vancouver, and accelerated in Calgary. Highlights: Home sales down 1.3% from May… Read More »

Is Duct Cleaning Worthwhile?

Is Duct Cleaning Worthwhile? Homeowners with fan-forced central air-conditioning and heating are often encouraged to have their ducts cleaned to improve indoor air quality (IAQ). While duct cleaning can have a positive effect when mold or vermin (alive or dead) is discovered in the ductwork, many experts suggest removing dust from inside air ducts does… Read More »