November 30, 2015

“Market According to Mercer” from the Toronto Real Estate Board

Watch the latest Market According to Mercer video to find out what is all the fuss in the GTA resale housing market. Jason Mercer presents his most recent outlook considering home sales, prices, interest rates, income and more.
November 23, 2015

Buying a home is exciting but saving up for it can be a challenge

A home is typically the largest single purchase you’ll ever make so it’s important to be aware of your financial circumstances and have a plan of action. Once you figure out how much you’ll need, open up a savings account […]
November 20, 2015

House price expectations to be polled

The Bank of Canada has launched an online survey to gauge consumer expectations. The quarterly poll will assess sentiment in areas such as household income and spending, the labour market, and real estate prices. The first results are due in […]
November 17, 2015

Home sales edged higher, prices moderated in October

There was an increase in the volume of home sales in October compared to the previous month. Data from the Canadian Real Estate Association showed a 1.8 per cent rise nationally, near the 2015 peak and the second highest monthly […]
November 16, 2015

Are young homeowners doomed if housing prices drop?

​​A report released last week by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives suggests that one in 10 homeowners under 40 will be underwater on their mortgages — meaning their debts will be greater than their assets — if real estate […]
November 13, 2015

When Is the Right Time to Talk to a REALTOR®?

When would you talk to a car salesperson? Probably only once you’re ready to buy a new car. You would do some initial research (perhaps on the internet), get an idea of what you want, and then go to the […]
November 12, 2015

Could there be another interest rate cut by the BoC?

A report from Capital Economics suggests that there will be more government intervention to support Canada’s economy. Economist David Madani says that jobs growth has stagnated in the ‘prime’ demographic which tends to earn more; that has a wider impact […]
November 10, 2015

To-Dos: Your November Home Checklist

With the days growing shorter (and chillier) and holidays coming just around the corner, November is bound to fill up fast with necessary preparations for winter and the holiday festivities. Stay on track during this busy time by checking these […]
November 9, 2015

Roof Leaks

Roof leaks are one of the leading causes of preventable property damage. A leaking roof can be disruptive and costly, and can eventually cause mold, damage to interior finishes, and even structural damage. While it’s true that older roofs or […]