I spy…2017

What does the future hold? Well, I certainly don’t know, mine nor yours. What does the future hold for Toronto real estate in 2017? I have a better idea there… No need to recount the heat of the market, we all know, those of you buying who’ve missed out in bidding wars know all too … More I spy…2017

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…

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?

Spring Looms Large

  Yes, I know here in this part of Ontario we’ve skipped through winter with nary a frigid temperature and very little snow but still, it’s Ontario, spring always looms large. Personally I have projects and purging inside that I’ve managed to avoid, but any day now we’ll be outside looking at gardens, yards and … More Spring Looms Large