January

January 24, 2014

How to get the most out of a basement renovation’s extra square footage.

More evolved than rec rooms of years past, today’s basements are being transformed into any imaginable setting: home office, gym, bedroom, family room, laundry room, kitchen — the possibilities are endless. As with any renovation, planning is crucial. Before starting […]
January 17, 2014

6 tips to reduce stress when renovating

Could creating a beautiful bathroom or the kitchen of your dreams wreak havoc on your life? In one word, yes. High expectations, ballooning budgets, things that go creak (and crash and boom) in the night, a phalanx of strangers coming […]
January 12, 2014

A quick lesson in wood floors

Thinking about installing wood floors? The first decision you need to make involves the type. According to the National Wood Flooring Association, there are four types: • • Unfinished. This type requires you or your installer to sand and apply […]
January 7, 2014

When is it time to talk to a REALTOR®?

Many people only see a doctor when they’re sick or have some other health concern. On the other hand, some people visit a doctor regularly for check-ups, to ask questions and get advice, and to maintain good health. Which do […]
January 6, 2014

Sales and Average Price Up in Calendar Year 2013

January 6, 2014 — Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,078 residential transactions through the TorontoMLS system in December 2013 – up by almost 14 per cent compared to 3,582 sales reported in December 2012. New listings entered into the TorontoMLS […]
January 3, 2014

4 Reason’s it’s better to Own than Rent

Reason 1: Mortgages are cheap Even though rates have spiked about 1% over the past year or so, at a 3.5% interest rate, 30-year mortgages are still very cheap on a historical basis. This is significant because in many cases, […]