April 30, 2008

New Homes: Top 10 Energy-Efficient Remodeling Projects for 2008

by Dena Kouremetis PATH (The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing) recently released its annual recommendations on the top remodeling technologies to make existing homes more durable, stronger and more resource efficient. The top 10 technologies include: 1. Air Sealing: […]
April 25, 2008

What We Can Learn From the U.S. Mortgage Fallout

Published in REMOnline U.S. President George Bush recently announced a stop-gap (albeit limited) measure that may assist many U.S. homeowners from experiencing what millions already have losing their homes. In light of the dilemma south of the border, what can […]
April 22, 2008

Calling Their Fluff: 6 Tips to Spot the Stagers’ Tricks

When Derek and Angela Chezzi go house hunting in downtown Toronto, they’re struck by a disturbing similarity in what they see. The furniture at many resale homes looks suspiciously fresh and new, the art hanging on the walls seems all-too-familiar […]
April 21, 2008

Winning the Real Estate War: 10 Tips From Home Stagers

Home staging has become a staple in getting your home ready for the buyers.  Here are 10 tips that can get you started and it could be the difference between selling and not selling, in today’s market: 1.Make an impression […]
April 18, 2008

Ontario Mortgage Consumers Confident in their Ability to Manage their Debt

OTTAWA Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) 2007 Mortgage Consumer Survey shows that the overwhelming majority of Ontarians who recently purchased a home, or renewed or refinanced a mortgage are confident in their ability to manage their mortgage debt. The […]
April 17, 2008

GTA Resale Housing Market Down But Still Healthy

TORONTO, April 17, 2008 — The Greater Toronto Area resale housing market saw 3,955 homes change hands in the first half of April, down five per cent from the same time period last year, Toronto Real Estate Board President Maureen […]
April 15, 2008

Add a Little Sunshine and Dirt: Let The Summer Sport Season Begin in Durham Region

The hockey playoff are on television.  Hockey playoffs are off for my kid’s teams.  And soccer practice has started.  I hear football for the Pickering Dolphins has started also. With the sun out this week and the grass drying and […]
April 10, 2008

Who’s Your City? Will Toronto And Area Make The Grade?

I have been intrigued lately with the press that Richard Florida is getting about his new book, Who’s Your City.  The Financial Post reported him as one of the most influential gurus in their Business Magazine and articles about the […]
April 7, 2008

Ajax Resale Home Market Shows Interesting Trend: Sales Down and Prices Up

The Greater Toronto real estate market, in general, is showing a slower March with prices holding steady or going up.  Ajax echoed the GTA trend with sales down from last March and prices up. The average price for a home […]