January 29, 2009

5 Factors That Decide Your Credit Score

With so much talk about credit crunches and lenders tightening their belts, knowing where you stand can give the edge in obtaining a mortgage, or fixing a problem before you apply for credit.    Your credit score determines not only […]
January 27, 2009

182% Increase In House Prices

I was having a conversation about the current state of affairs in the real estate market with a colleague recently.  He had helped a seller negotiate a deal and the seller was stuck.  He didn’t want to give the buyer […]
January 22, 2009

Saver or Spender: Are You Going to Put More Money in the Bank or the Economy?

Some of next week’s budget details were leaked and it seems that the conservative government is going to be in the spender category over the next couple of years.  I think that means they are planning on spending more of […]
January 19, 2009

Mid-Month January GTA Housing Resales at 888

TORONTO, January 19, 2009 – Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 888 sales during the first half of January compared to 1,776 in the first 15 days of 2008. “According to Statistics Canada, the economic situation throughout Canada changed noticeably over the […]
January 14, 2009

The Real Estate Year in Review for Ajax

The Ajax area covers all of the city.  Unlike Pickering, the north and south area are not divided. The Ajax market seemed to weather the storm a bit better in terms of prices for 2008 and sales were off slightly. […]
January 14, 2009

The Real Estate Year in Review for North Pickering

North Pickering seemed to buck the trends.  Where other markets numbers went up in some cases, north Pickering’s numbers went down. The average price of a home in 2007 was $309,306.  In 2008, it was $307,409.  That number could just […]
January 14, 2009

The Real Estate Year in South Pickering

South Pickering really reflected what was going on in the GTA as a whole.  Sales were down slightly and prices were up slightly. The average price for 2007 in South Pickering was $287,998.  The average price for a home for 2008 […]
January 12, 2009

What the Real Estate Numbers Mean To You

I am not here to tell you that it’s a great real estate market, therefore BUY, BUY, BUY or SELL, SELL, SELL.  I think that you need information to make a good real estate decision. Here is some information so […]
January 10, 2009

2,500 Sales in December, 74,000 in 2008

TORONTO – Friday, January 9, 2009 — TREB Members reported 2,577 sales in December 2008, compared to the 4,646 recorded during the same month in 2007, and the 4,447 recorded in December 2006, TREB President Maureen O’Neill announced today. “Sales […]