Life and the City | Toronto Real Estate Team

The Home Buyer's Plan is a program that makes home buying more accessible for first-time purchasers in Canada - but here are nine things you should know about it.

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Trade up to Trolley!! This is not your average condo! This super-stylish soft loft at River City 2 in Corktown features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 879 square feet plus large balcony, and a long list of incredible features.

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The results are in - our brokerage, RE/MAX Hallmark was again the top-producing brokerage in Toronto and surrounding areas in 2017! Out of the top 10 real estate companies across Ajax, Aurora, Pickering, Richmond Hill, Whitby and Toronto, RE/MAX Hallmark accounted for almost 18% of the total number of listing and selling transactions, and for almost 14% of all transactions across all Toronto brokerages last year!

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In 2017, Canada posted year-over-year residential price gains across most regions. Now in 2018, many housing markets could see reduced purchasing power resulting from the new OFSI mortgage rules that took effect on January 1st. If you’re among the 37 per cent of Canadians who are not aware of the change in mortgage rules and how they might affect them, read on...

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This past year, we saw a considerable shift in the sales-to-prices ratio as a number of major factors came into play. The number of total sales decreased by 18% in 2017, while the final average for the entire year came out to a 12.7% increase over 2016's numbers. Conditions in the Toronto area remained on trend last month, with a higher than typical number of new listings, remaining very moderately in seller's market territory. Continue reading our December 2017 GTA Market Update to learn more...

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The newly-released 2018 RE/MAX Housing Market Outlook Report looks back at Canadian housing market trends in 2017 and outlines which trends we will likely see in the year ahead. Continue reading to see the GTA Housing Market Report and the full 2018 RE/MAX Housing Market Outlook Report.

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This charming, cottage-like detached home in the high-demand Blake-Jones pocket of South Riverdale offers so much untapped potential, at a price point that's ideal for first-time buyers! Read more...

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The phrase “family-friendly condo” was once an oxymoron; Toronto's condo dwellers used to be a fairly equal mix of first-time buyers and empty-nesters. But as more young families are choosing to live downtown, or close to it, this emerging housing segment is a significant change that has been noted by building developers and City planners alike.

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By now, you've undoubtedly heard about the latest mortgage lending restrictions that were recently announced by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI). Here is an overview of what these changes mean, and how they will impact buyers in 2018.

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A question that we often hear is in regards to new-build condo developments and pre-construction projects: How do you access the best units before they get snapped up in pre-sale events? This is a great question because it highlights a common misconception we have often noticed - that many people are unaware that as Realtors at one of the top brokerages in the city, we have access to the best pricing and floor plans at a development's first launch.

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