Jun

18

Buying? Birchcliff Is a Neighbourhood To Consider

When you start looking to buy a home the old rule of location, location, location still holds true.  What we are experiencing in Birchcliff are builders seeing the value of this Scarborough neighbourhood.  On almost every street there is either presently ongoing construction or a completed a large scale renovation. So the question is why […]

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Feb

11

South Riverdale 4th Quarter 2012 Housing Sales Statistics

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has released the breakdown of housing sales for the 4th quarter of 2012.   There is no surprise that from all media reports sales were certainly down, however it does show housing prices continued to hold their value.    My readers and clients know that to me everything is about the […]

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Aug

14

Temites in Toronto and The Damaged Done

  Termites and The Damage Done At one time we could say that termites were isolated to a handful of specific Toronto neighbourhoods. Unfortunately, today the spread of this voracious home eating pest can be located in Etobicoke, Toronto, Scarborough, East York, North York and Durham. As a realtor I’ve taken courses in how to […]

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Jun

22

Moving From Sky High Living To Ground Level

  Getting Back To Ground Level When you were given the keys to your condo the unit seems huge and offered a spectacular view Toronto’s skyline. These were exciting times living in downtown as everything that Toronto offered was just outside your building’s front door…shops, entertainment, restaurants and the nightlife. You pitied those poor house […]

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Oct

29

Elephant In The Neighbourhood

  So you’ve done your housing research and you know the inside skinny of the Toronto neighbourhood you are going to buy in. checked comparable housing prices checked houses out and they are solidly built checked local school’s EQAO results checked local shops and they are healthy checked neighbours out and they look great phoned […]

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Oct

14

How Do Toronto Schools Measure Up?

 Compare Toronto Primary Schools EQAO Results Whether you have children or not, having your home located in the coveted primary school neighbourhood can certainly add increase your home’s value. We all know that by investing in our children’s education they will establish study patterns, knowledge and the discipline they will require to succeed. As a […]

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Sep

18

Finding The Perfect Toronto Neighbourhood

  Finding the Perfect Toronto Neighborhood Your choice of neighborhood has a big impact on your lifestyle. Do you see yourself in Danforth Village, the Beaches, Riverdale, Leaside or maybe Don Mills. Follow these steps to find the perfect community to call home. • Is it close to your favorite spots? Make a list of […]

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Jun

03

Toronto Neighbourhoods Coming To MLS

Toronto Neighbourhoods Coming Soon to local MLS® http://www.toronto.ca/demographics/profiles_map_and_index.htm On July 5th the TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board) will replace the old alpha numeric listings with neighbourhood names. This is great news and the change is long overdue as many cities in Canada had their local MLS® searchable by neighbourhoods for years – one of the […]

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Mar

14

In 5 Years Will My House Still Fit

  In 5 years our lives can go through many stages: ♦ single to married ♦ childless to children ♦ daycare to kindergarten ♦ working downtown to working uptown ♦ married to divorced ♦ full house to empty nester ♦ working to retired No one can predict how our lives are going to unfold, but […]

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