March 29, 2010

Bedside Manner or Skilled Hands

In Canada, we are not experiencing the same pain that the US has been experiencing over the last 3 years.  Our growing pains are different.  Recent press about opening up the MLS to do-it-yourself realtors has caused a furvor in […]
March 26, 2010

Pricing A House In Today’s Real Estate Market

Considering the press lately regarding do-it-yourself real estate sales, it is worth studying up on how the market value of your home is determined. Most people have a rough number when asked what their home is worth.  It is often […]
March 24, 2010

One Good Reason To Buy That Home Now

There are any number of reasons that a realtor will give you to buy a home now.  And looking back over the past year, if you had listened, your home could be worth up to 10% more than you paid […]
March 18, 2010

GTA Realtors Reporting March Mid-Month Housing Statistics

Toronto, march 17, 2010 – Greater Toronto Realtors reported 4,353 sales through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) during the first two weeks of March. This represented a seventy percent increase compared to the 2, 562 sales recorded during the same period in […]
March 16, 2010

Demand and Supply Coming into Balance in Resale Market

OTTAWA – March 15, 2010 – With rising activity in Toronto offset by lower activity in Vancouver, the number of homes sold through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards edged lower in February. In recent […]
March 14, 2010

8 Tips to Guide for Your Home Search

1. Research before you look. Decide what features you most want to have in a home, what neighborhoods you prefer, and how much you’d be willing to spend each month for housing. 2. Be realistic. It’s OK to be picky, […]
March 10, 2010

9 Ways to Lower Your Homeowners Insurance Costs

1. Raise your deductible. If you can afford to pay more toward a loss that occurs, your premiums will be lower. 2. Buy your homeowners and auto policies from the same company and you’ll usually qualify for a discount. But […]
March 4, 2010

GTA REALTORS® Report February Resale Housing Market Figures

March 3, 2010 — Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 7,291 sales through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in February, representing a 77 per cent increase over February 2009. The average price for these transactions was up 19 per cent year-over-year to […]
March 3, 2010

CMHC Suggests Housing Activity Stronger in 2010

OTTAWA, March 2, 2010 Housing starts rebounded in the second half of 2009 and will strengthen in 2010, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s first quarter Housing Market Outlook, Canada Edition*. Following a total of 149,081 units in 2009, […]