July

July 19, 2008

GTA Resale Housing Prices Up, Sales Down

TORONTO, July 17, 2008 — Moderate activity and strong prices continued to characterize the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) resale housing market during the first half of July, Toronto Real Estate Board President Maureen O’Neill announced today. “The average price in […]
July 15, 2008

Can Ajax Spearhead the Greening of the GTA?

The municipality of Ajax has already taken initiatives to keep Durham Region and the Greater Toronto Area green.  They have expanded water pollution control along Duffins Creek Marsh.  They are working on waste water management and water conservation. These are […]
July 14, 2008

11 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Real Estate Agent

How long have you been in residential real estate sales? Is it your full-time job? (While experience is no guarantee of skill, real estate, like many other professions, is mostly learned on the job.)  How many homes did you and […]
July 14, 2008

No Fire Sales in the Recreational Property Market

“The Canadian recreational property market has been notoriously short of supply for several years,” says Phil Soper, president and CEO of Royal LePage Real Estate Services. The trend that we are seeing in the principal residence housing market is reflected in […]
July 13, 2008

Lack of Planning, Doesn’t Constitute a New Home Development Emergency

Lack of planning on Mattamy’s part, doesn’t constitute an emergency on the city council’s part. At a recent city council meeting, Mattamy Homes tried to speed up the approval process by asking Pickering city councillors to allow them to start […]
July 10, 2008

Gas Prices Fuel Urban Desire

It seems that a 30% increase in the price of gas may be causing people to think very seriously about commute times and gas consumption when buying a home—especially when we hear, again, about the 401 being closed. A recent […]
July 6, 2008

What’s Happening In Your Neck Of The Woods? Local Real Estate Updates

As I was reviewing the June statistics, I looked over the detail that is always presented and is usually glanced at. Here is what I found: In South Pickering:– 4 condo apartments were for sale and none sold.– 10 condo townhouses were actively for […]
July 6, 2008

GTA Resale Housing More Balanced in June

July 4, 2008 — The trend toward more balanced market conditions continued in June with 8,600 properties changing hands, Toronto Real Estate Board President Maureen O’Neill announced today. It is important to note that in this release you will also […]