February

February 26, 2010

The Financial Post states that Mortgage changes target ‘reckless’ buyers: Flaherty

Here is an explanation of the new mortgage rules: OTTAWA — Jim Flaherty, the Finance Minister, says he is targeting reckless’ speculators who buy up multiple condominium units in the country’s biggest cities with new rules introduced yesterday that will […]
February 24, 2010

Sprucing Up Your Home For The Buyers

A perfect storm might be on the horizon for the real estate market.  The HST is set to come in July, when interest rates might take a hike and mortgage rules are changing.  Now, might be the opportunity to catch […]
February 19, 2010

GTA Realtors Report Mid-February Resale Housing Market Figures

Toronto, February 18, 2010 — Greater Toronto Realtors reported 3,555 sales through the Multiple Listing Service during the first two weeks of February. This represented a 74 percent increase compared to the 2,044 sales recorded during the same period in […]
February 17, 2010

Ottawa Changes Mortgage Borrowing Rules

Watch as Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, changes the affordability of homes in Canada: http://watch.ctv.ca/news/latest/tougher-rules/
February 5, 2010

GTA Realtors Report January Resale Housing Market Figures

TORONTO, February 3, 2010 — Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 4,986 transactions through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) in January 2010. This result represented a large increase over the 2,670 sales in January 2009 when the home sales were in a […]
February 2, 2010

10 Home Features Buyers Want

Considering selling?  Consider this: Home designers and builders speaking at the recent International Builders Show in Las Vegas say that buyers are seeking cost-effective features and rejecting things that don’t have lasting value. “It’s all about family togetherness – casual […]