Happy Holidays!

The holiday season: a time for family, friends, reflection. I love Christmas, sure there can be frenzied schedules, it’s always a challenge to fit everyone in, but the pace of days slows, the world seems to take a deep pause December 25th (I love that!), there’s food, drink, merriment and time for gratitude. Many of us have … More Happy Holidays!

November: Scorpio or Sagittarius? More to the Point…Buyer or Seller?

November sales stats are in—November ’16 as compared to November ’15 We’re looking at the 416 and 905 regions per the Toronto Real Estate Board. To break it down further: Detached homes: Sales +13.4%, Prices +27.6% Average Price $1.058million Semi-detached: Sales +6.3%, Prices +19.8% Average Price $720,815 Townhouse: Sales +15.2%, Prices +23.7% Average Price $598,432 Condo: … More November: Scorpio or Sagittarius? More to the Point…Buyer or Seller?

Seriously Speaking…

Let’s talk about that elephant now exposed in the real estate room: you may have seen CBC’s Marketplace Friday evening, the show did an expose on realtors and ‘double ending’, no doubt this raised some concerns— A listing will offer a commission, this commission is split between a listing, aka seller, agent and a buyer … More Seriously Speaking…

The PDI

Many of us have done the pre-delivery inspection for a new home or condo construction and many have not. Your new construction home is covered by a warranty administered by Tarion, you want to be sure to take full advantage of this protection, Step One: the PDI. I thought I’d revisit this since I’m about … More The PDI

‘Elder care is the new child care’

Photo courtesy rockinghorseranch.com I love this image: seniors sharing time, community, stories, perhaps common histories—but what to do when you’re the support and your ‘I don’t like old people’ parent doesn’t want to be a part of that picture? Welcome to my life 🙂 I was looking for an expression describing those of us who … More ‘Elder care is the new child care’

Does Size Matter?

Bit of a blog break here, I’ve been rather occupied with a life challenge—I’ve been through the downsizing of elderly parents but I’m tackling my own, twenty-five years early. Four years ago we sold our small, rather typical, but fabulous, Toronto semi in the east end (always an east ender here) to shuffle off to … More Does Size Matter?