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How’s the Weather?

At some point, most of the conversations I’m involved in turn to the weather or real estate, and usually both. It’s not that I’m limited in terms of what I can talk about, at least I hope people don’t think that, but more so that these subjects are easy and good ice breakers. (If I […]

Government Action and Market Reaction: What Will the Market Do?

The Toronto real estate market is a very hot topic these days. And when people talk about the market, the hottest topic of all is “What’s the government going to do to cool things down?” Well, it looks like we’re going to find out soon enough because the government is poised to introduce measures that […]

A Letter From a Caring Realtor

Dear Toronto Home Seller or Buyer, It’s time someone tells you the truth about what’s happening in the Toronto residential real estate market. Knowing the truth and ignoring all the misinformation that’s out there will improve your chances of buying your dream home and lessen the chances of you selling your home for too little. I […]

2 Good Times to Buy (1 is Now!)

People often ask “What’s the best time of year to buy a new home?”. There’s no correct answer to this question because many factors that affect the market change from year to year. But I’ve noticed a few trends over the past several years that seem to indicate that there are some good deals to be had in November and June. […]

Always Remember and Never Forget These 2 Important Facts!

When people talk about the residential real estate market softening, there are two extremely important factors which they often overlook. These factors play a crucial role in determining prices and are so influential that I  find it hard to believe they’re overlooked so frequently. Please don’t make this mistake when YOU’RE trying to gauge the market so you can determine the best […]

Reckless Reporting?

It’s summer time again – sunshine, heat, long days, ice cream (my personal favourite)……and plenty of articles about the demise of the real estate market. It seems that this happens every summer. Recently, the Globe and Mail reported that “In Vancouver, the seller’s market recedes” (July 5, 2012). On another day, the headline read “Housing bubbles: Messy […]

Will Changes to Mortgage Rules Affect the Market?

What are these changes all about? Well, the real estate market has been hot. Everyone knows that. The government is concerned that a major correction in the real estate market, if one does occur, will have negative consequences for the entire economy. To prevent a major correction from happening, the government has implemented a few changes […]

Spring Market Forecast

It’s too early to determine exactly what will happen when the spring market arrives in March, but early signs indicate that it will likely be a strong one. There weren’t a lot of new homes that came on the market in January, which is typical for this time of year, but the good homes that […]