Toronto Market Update for April 2019

16 May 2019
Life and the City

New listings rose 8.2% last month in April compared with the same month last year, but at 12.2%, the annual growth rate of sales outpaced the rise in new listings. This dynamic means that market conditions are tighter, so price increases may accelerate.


Outdoor Space Makeover Ideas for Every Budget

30 April 2019
Life and the City

Looking to spruce up your outdoor space this spring? While complete backyard makeovers can cost a pretty penny, there are plenty of ways you can makeover your outdoor space on every budget! Not only will you be able to enjoy a refreshed backyard and an extended living space once the warm weather finally hits, but you'll have the added benefit of presenting your home at its best when it comes time for you to sell! Here, we’ve rounded up 14 ways you can update your outdoor space, whatever your budget.


How to Add Colour to Your Kitchen

25 April 2019
Life and the City

In this guide, we explore how to choose a colour scheme that flatters and enhances your kitchen, as well as being in line with your personal style. We also look at the four main ways to add a splash of colour to your kitchen using cabinets, and how to decorate the rest of the room to complement the look!


Toronto Market Update for February 2018

14 March 2019
Life and the City

Toronto home sales were down last month in February, while selling prices continued to rise, as a result of very low inventory available on the market. Now, with the weather finally becoming more mild and spring-like, it's about that time of year when we begin we see more properties listed for sale - great news for inventory, and for buyers who have been waiting for the opportunity to find their perfect home.


Guide to March Break Events in Toronto

11 March 2019
Life and the City

It’s officially March Break in Toronto! If you're in search of ideas for fun, family-friendly activities & events to keep your kids busy every day this long week, we've got you covered. Here's our guide to March Break 2019 events happening around the city this week!


Smart Investing Info Series: Spring 2019 Sessions

05 March 2019
Life and the City

We're very excited to announce the launch of our new Smart Investing Info Series! The sessions in this series are designed to provide valuable information, insights and advice that will help you understand how to invest smartly in Toronto real estate. Here are all the details on our first two sessions: "Building Your Real Estate Portfolio" and "Rent Or Buy?"


Toronto Market Update for January 2018

19 February 2019
Life and the City

Last month in Toronto, we saw detached home prices decrease by 8.5% and townhome prices were down 9.9% from the same time last year. Meanwhile, sales prices for Toronto condos continued their upward trajectory with an increase of 8.8%, and semi's were up by 6% year-over-year.


How to Style Open Shelving in a Kitchen

15 February 2019
Life and the City

Open shelving can make a kitchen feel bigger and add a ton of personality, but it can also be daunting to have your whole life (or your kitchenware) on display all the time, Monday through Sunday! You wouldn't exactly want to display your mismatched mug collection or show off your mounds of lost-lid tupperware. But, don’t let the pressure of perfection stop you from having the open shelving (and kitchen) of your dreams!


What to expect in 2019 for interest rates in Canada

21 January 2019
Life and the City

Alain Lavoie, Mortgage Broker with Capitol Home Lending, provides an overview of what we can expect for interest rates in the coming year.


Toronto Market Update for December 2018

09 January 2019
Life and the City

Toronto home sales in December of 2018 were down by 14% year-over-year, while sale prices continued to moderately grow. This is due, in part, to higher borrowing costs coupled with the new mortgage stress test, as well as lower inventory. Keep reading our December 2018 Toronto Market Update to learn more!