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Fall Is In The Air

It seems hard to believe we are well into September with warm days still, but the coolness in the air at night is a sure sign of Fall. I don’t know about you, but this is my favourite time of year! I am ready to wear stylish blazers, jaunty scarves,  and enjoy the...

A Little Good News For First-Time Home Buyers

Ah, Summertime - it’s short and fleeting. It’s the time for patios and backyard BBQ’s and a little extra Vitamin D. It’s also a great time to buy a house. There are fewer people looking and 57% more active listings compared to this time last year. July 2022 sales...

A Balanced Market is a Good Thing

It’s clear now that higher borrowing costs continue to impact home sales, as we’ve seen with the June stats. Total sales numbers were down 41%, compared to last year with 6,474 transactions in the GTA, BUT keep in mind that sale prices are still strong.  Although...
Oh, Sweet Riverdale!

Oh, Sweet Riverdale!

This beguiling semi-detached home is nestled on an idyllic, tree-lined street in sought-after Riverdale. This coveted neighbourhood has character and charm with enchanting Victorian homes, along with row homes and semis. Given the community vibe and the loads of excellent amenities right there in the neighbourhood, this enclave is perfect for stylish families on the go and professionals seeking awesome work/life balance by surrounding themselves with convenience that is cool.

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Welcome home to 148 Eileen Avenue

Welcome home to 148 Eileen Avenue

Carefree living begins with convenience and choice, and this lovely home’s location does not disappoint. You are a quick car ride away from the vibrant Bloor West Village and the hip Junction neighbourhoods, with all of their character shops, restaurants and cafes.

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Support Local: Source Organics

Support Local: Source Organics

Candice Orsntein draws on 20 years as a Makeup Artist, working in the demanding film and television industry and now brings that expertise to St. Clair West at Source Organics

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Living the ‘County’ Dream

Living the ‘County’ Dream

Prince Edward County has quickly become the ‘go-to’ destination for escaping BIG city life. It’s the spot where you can enjoy a carefree weekend with friends and family. It’s a place for drop-top drives through the county-side, fine dining and winery hoping. There’s just something about big sky country and beautiful lake views that keeps people coming back.

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Six Things You’ll LOVE about St. Clair West

Six Things You’ll LOVE about St. Clair West

Walk along St. Clair West and you’ll discover it is the intersection of many cultures and people from all walks of life. There are old-world bakeries and butchers run by families with deep roots in the neighbourhood along side hip cafes and boutiques. It’s a heady combination of the familiar paired with the cool and unexpected.

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Two Sweet Homes, One Great Neighbourhood

Two Sweet Homes, One Great Neighbourhood

Do you envision a home pleasantly positioned on an idyllic street, nestled under canopies of mature trees? And how about being able to come home every day to a house that offers both substance and knockout style?

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MARKET UPDATE FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 5TH, 2020

MARKET UPDATE FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 5TH, 2020

The buyers are back out and the sellers are getting their asking prices, in some cases, more. Deal hunters may have been hoping to take advantage of a down market, but there is enough demand to keep prices up. It looks like there will be a prolonged spring market and possibly a busier summer. Low interest rates may be drawing people into the market.

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Toronto City Hall Paves the Way for Laneway Homes

Toronto City Hall Paves the Way for Laneway Homes

You might have noticed recently that Toronto’s laneways have become dotted with new construction projects with garages with an upper level living space. The City recently approved laneway housing as a means to add to Toronto’s housing stock. It can also add tremendous value and income potential to your home.

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MARKET UPDATE FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 22ND, 2020

MARKET UPDATE FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 22ND, 2020

To illustrate how quickly the condo market changed as a result of COVID-19, resale activity was up 25% year-over-year during the first half of March 2020 and fell 21% year-over-year in the second half of the month, with even steeper annual declines of over 70% reported for April. However, the GTA market was exceptionally tight leading into the COVID-19 period, creating spillover demand that has enabled the limited number of units on the market to continue transacting. In fact, the average sale price-to-list-price ratio has remained near 100% through April, and the average days on market was unchanged at 18 days.

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Junction Triangle: A Community with Energy and Character

Junction Triangle: A Community with Energy and Character

While the Junction benefits from the transitions brought about by gentrification, the newer condominium developments are interspersed with low-rise, character housing, like Victorian-era brick homes, row houses and merchant-class cottages that communicate its roots, along with a sense of its future. Formerly the heart of the CP railyards, the Junction is very much still an epicenter of activity. In fact, some of the hippest hangs in the city are in this neighbourhood.

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St.Clair West Welcomes Poppy Seed Creative Living

St.Clair West Welcomes Poppy Seed Creative Living

If you love giving those time-worn furniture pieces a new life then maybe, just maybe you’ve heard of the little craze called ‘chalk paint’. St. Clair West welcomed Poppy Seed Creative, owned by Jelena and she’ll teach you how to breath new joy and life into that time-worn piece confined to you basement.

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Ladies, It’s Time to Get in the Game

Ladies, It’s Time to Get in the Game

Whether or not you’re in a committed relationship, it is so very important to be in charge of their building your personal wealth. There are creative ways to get into the real estate market that doesn’t have to include a romantic partner. Think business partner instead.

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Seize the Opportunity of an Up-and-Coming Neighbourhood

Seize the Opportunity of an Up-and-Coming Neighbourhood

Riding the wave of gentrification is ideal for a homebuyer. Not only do you get to witness first-hand the next stage of evolution of a neighbourhood, the investment upside is substantial. Neighbourhoods in the midst of transformation have a unique texture and vibe; it’s the by-product of mingling grit from the past with the potential of the future in real time.

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Live Your Best Life in Mimico Village

Live Your Best Life in Mimico Village

Where you live your life figures heavily into how you live your life. It’s important to have the features you dream of within the walls of your home, but equally important is to have amenities that boost and enhance your daily living right in your neighbourhood. And if you can combine convenience, style and choice all in one incredible location? That’s tying a bow around the opportunity!

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Market Update for Week Ending April 24th, 2020

Market Update for Week Ending April 24th, 2020

The mid April market update was released from the Toronto Real Estate Board for the first 17 days of April and it provides the first comprehensive look at the state of our market during the government shutdowns. Sales were down 69% compared to the same...

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