OREA Recommends Provincial Policy Changes for Homeowners to Boost Ontario’s Economy
It is a well-known fact that housing is a major driver of the economy. Homeownership provides the opportunity to grow wealth through real estate investments. Similarly, the housing sector provides employment opportunities in various sectors. With the chaos and...
Looking for a Multi-Generational Home?
Things to look for in your Property Search With the rising cost of housing in Toronto, more and more homebuyers are looking for creative solutions to homeownership. One strategy is multi-generational housing. Not does your budget potentially increase when multiple...
The Perfect Midtown Location
In terms of comfort and convenience, there is little more coveted than the ability to lead a pedestrian lifestyle. It’s good for your heart and soul, along with your physical health. Being able to stroll to do errands or meet up with friends, or simply enjoy a good cup of coffee is something. And if you can have a wonderful home right smack dab in such a wonderful location-truly- does it get any better than that
10 Ways COVID-19 is Changing Interior Design Trends
Home trends tend to reflect the behaviour and tastes of a given society at a moment in time. No question, COVID-19 has completely altered the way in which we live our lives, socially and professionally.
Bosley Real Estate Market Update: September 18th, 2020
Condominium prices, rents and sales have taken a substantial hit from COVID-19, much more so than other housing types, leading many to wonder if condos will recover from the pandemic.
Bosley Market Update: Week Ending August 21, 2020
More homes were sold in July than any other month on record, with data going back more than 40 years. The performance of the housing market during this pandemic recession has been a big surprise.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
MARKET UPDATE FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 29TH, 2020
The Covid19 induced trends in the job market could lead to housing preferences that move away from dense metropolitan areas and an outward migration of young families that could be considered the new “Hipsturbia”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MARKET UPDATE FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 8TH, 2020
The Toronto Real Estate Board just released the April 2020 Sales Report and as bleak as it may look with sales down 67%, home prices remained at April 2019 levels.