2016 was without a doubt a record breaking year for the Toronto real estate market. With the average condo prices staggering by 15% and the house prices soaring by a monstrous 22%, things were pretty much looking up for the Toronto real estate market. And surprisingly enough they still seem to be looking up up until now despite the many speculations put out about how the prices could go to an all time low in the coming years. In fact, the average selling prices have skyrocketed to an all time high this year by climbing by a 33.2% margin ...
Five Reasons Why Toronto Home Prices Are Going Through the Roof
October 18, 2017
4 Reasons Why the Toronto Housing Market Won’t Crash
October 11, 2017
2016 was no doubt a record-breaking year for the Toronto real estate market. With the average house prices skyrocketing by a whopping 22% and the average condo prices up by a staggering 15%, it seemed as if nothing could possibly go wrong at all for Toronto. However, much to everyone's dismay, mid 2017 seems to have slumped a bit and there have been numerous articles talking about the slowdown of the Toronto housing market as well as a number of prognosticators predicting a crash of the housing market in the foreseeable future. And although it’s quite easy to ...
5 Tips to Get the Mortgage That’s Right for You
October 4, 2017
The process of securing a mortgage can be a little nerve-racking. It's sort of like finding a needle in a haystack only that now the process is a little bit more meticulous and more intimidating with a bit more variations and styles. And all the more if you are a new buyer. In this article, we are going to explore 5 helpful tips to help get the mortgage that’s just right for you. Ask for Advice I know what you must be thinking right now. Isn’t that kind of obvious? Well agreeably, it is pretty obvious but it ...
Tips for Buying a Condo in the Greater Toronto Area
September 28, 2017
The number of people that are buying condos in the city has significantly increased over the past couple of years to groundbreaking heights. And while acquiring one in the city and surrounding areas can prove to be a pretty valuable investment in the long run, there are also a couple of pitfalls that could come out of the situation if one doesn't make an informed decision during purchase. In this article, we are going to explore a few tips that will not only help you save time but also money and the mental trauma that comes with the purchase. Know ...
Toronto’s Condo Market Surprising Resilience
September 21, 2017
2017 has been a turbulent year for the Greater Toronto Area housing market. With the sales on a decline and the prices of detached homes slouching from earlier this year it has been surprising to see the GTA condo market’s unrelenting resilience in the midst of it all. In fact, many including the market watchers will tell you that it’s a truly surprising turn of events considering all the turmoil that the housing market is encountering. With all the steps taken to slow it down the condominium market still seems to emerge triumphant in the housing market improvement. On the other hand, economists ...
New Listing Platform That Could Potentially Overthrow Portal Sites
September 13, 2017
Admittedly, there have been numerous strides and changes being effected in the real estate industry over the past couple of years. Most of which have been favorable to a vast majority of the industry players if not all. And just when we get all comfortable and think that we have seen it all and nothing could possibly dazzle us anymore, something new and better springs up and sweeps us off our feet yet again. One such momentous change is no doubt the new listing platform that is set to be launched anytime in the third quarter of this year ...
10 Tips for Decorating a Small Apartment
September 6, 2017
Downsized living spaces are becoming more and more popular over time with more and more people embracing the thought of living in much smaller apartments to either save on rent, be within minute's reach of the bustling downtown areas or enjoy the cozy charm that only comes with living in a pint-sized apartment. However, with a tiny apartment comes the misconception that decoration should focus more on functionality rather than the design which isn't entirely true as it involves striking a balance between filling your home with items that fit your needs whilst highlighting your personal aesthetic. Below ...
Condo Buildings and Dogs: How to Live in Harmony with Your Furry Neighbours
August 9, 2017
I’ll never forget the feel of her wet nose, the curly texture of her beautiful dark black hair or the five pound weight of her body which I could gingerly place under my right arm. Her name was Lucy. She was a miniature poodle and the crowning jewel of my new marriage and new one bedroom condo. We bought Lucy five months after we purchased and moved into our matrimonial abode. At first she was a gorgeous little puppy that all of our neighbors adored. They would coo at her, cuddle her, and even buy treats for her ...
How to Find Space in a Small Space
August 2, 2017
Condo living in Toronto and the GTA is in demand. Why not? When you buy a condo in Toronto or the GTA you can bank on an awesome location, ease of living and more often than not, the most on trend interior design. Of course sometimes when you choose condo living you have to sacrifice a bit on space. Not necessarily living space, but definitely storage space may be in short supply. But does this really have to be the case? Does having your dream condo mean having nowhere to put your beloved photo albums, knick Knacks, and off-season gear ...
Top Seven Tips to Move Hassle Free
July 26, 2017
You have taken the leap and decided to expand your family and your little one will be arriving in no time. Or perhaps you are heading in the opposite direction and your family is getting smaller as your youngest finally heads off to university. Either way, it might be time to move. You may need to upgrade to a larger condo unit or down grade to a smaller, more manageable unit. You find a real estate agent with the highest level of experience and industry know how in the condo market and you ask her to find your ...