January

January 29, 2016

CBC says: CMHC flags housing market risks in Toronto, Saskatoon, Regina

Good to know that Toronto isn’t the only crazy real estate market: The federal housing agency says there is a risk of correction in Canadian housing markets in several cities, especially Toronto, Saskatoon and Regina, because of overvaluation and overbuilding […]
January 28, 2016

First-time buyers help push GTA condo sales higher

Looking for your first real estate purchase? Often people thinking that the condominium market is the first step to owning a family home. It seems that a lot of people are thinking that: Condo sales in the Greater Toronto Area […]
January 27, 2016

How transportation impacts real estate prices

With the longest commute times in Canada, giving people a choice of transportation can impact their decision to buy your home: Being around public transportation wasn’t always a good choice when it came to real estate. After World War II, […]
January 26, 2016

TREB: 2016 could be record year for sales

TORONTO — The Toronto Real Estate Board expects home sales in Canada’s largest city will be strong in 2016 and may set a record. TREB estimates its member realtors will sell between 96,500 and 105,000 residential properties this year — […]
January 22, 2016

Types of lighting for the home

You probably don’t think buying a lighting fixture for a room is all that complicated. It isn’t. However, it does require you to consider which types of lighting you may need. According to the Lighting Association, there are three types: […]
January 21, 2016

Keeping Houseplants Alive when You’re Away

When you’re out-of-town, there are plenty of kennels and other facilities that will mind your dog or cat. In fact, the pet-care business is booming! However, the same options aren’t available for your houseplants. So what do you do? First, […]
January 20, 2016

Bank of Canada announcement

The Bank of Canada will maintain its target for the overnight rate at 1/2%. “Inflation in Canada is evolving broadly as expected. Total CPI inflation remains near the bottom of the Bank’s target range as the disinflationary effects of economic […]
January 18, 2016

The pros and cons of winter homebuying

When you think of Christmas shopping, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t buying a home — and it’s probably not the first thing that comes to your clients’ minds, either. However, Santa’s busy season can be an […]
January 15, 2016

Should investors have cause for worry in T.O.?

Condo rentals have been booming in Toronto, especially in 2015 but that doesn’t mean investors don’t have cause to be skeptical of the future of that market, according to one industry professional. “I don’t know if the trend will continue, […]