Featured Development: The Poet Condos

25 January 2019
Life and the City

A stylish new development will soon be arriving in one of the city's most iconic neighbourhoods! The Poet Condos is a mid-rise, mixed-use boutique condo complex slated to be built at the corner of Queen Street East & Leslie Street in scenic, vibrant Leslieville. Learn more here!


COOL FINDS: 1173 Dundas St E #220

21 January 2019
Life and the City

We're big fans of an industrial loft conversion. There's just something about the unique features that reference and respect the history of a space that always piques our interest! Unit 220 at 1173 Dundas St E (aka I-Zone Lofts) in Leslieville is exactly the kind of space we get excited about. This turnkey upgraded industrial loft boasts an array of incredible design features which celebrate the building's roots as a Coca-Cola plant and a knitting mill.


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.


COOL FINDS: 91 Shaw St

15 January 2019
Life and the City

What do you get when you mix historical charm and modern finishes with an incredible location? You get this gem of a place! Ninety-One Shaw boasts everything you could possibly want in the best of downtown living. This exceptionally restored bay-and-gable-style Victorian circa 1896 is loaded with character, plus it's got 2-car parking, a fully self-contained basement suite, and it's located in the illustrious Queen West neighborhood of Niagara - quite literally steps to every amenity imaginable!


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!


RE/MAX 2019 Housing Market Outlook Report

08 January 2019
Life and the City

Modest price increases are expected in 2019, as the RE/MAX 2019 Housing Market Outlook estimates the average sales price to increase by 1.7%. Housing markets across the country have stabilized in 2018, after the unprecedented increases in average sales price that many markets experienced in 2017. Continue reading to learn more about where the market is headed this coming year!


COOL FINDS: 116 Sorauren Avenue

17 December 2018
Life and the City

Now here's a place that's worth your full attention! This sleek showstopper of a home features on-trend design elements and high-end finishes throughout, and every room looks as if it's straight out of the pages of a design magazine. Being situated just steps to Roncesvalles Avenue and Queen West only adds to its appeal! If you dream of a home that offers impeccable design sensibilities in both its function and form, this one will undoubtedly capture your imagination.


Featured Development: Wonder Condos

14 December 2018
Life and the City

Wonder Condos is a stunning new project offering a mixture of hard and soft lofts, condos & townhomes, slated to be built at the corner of Logan Ave and Eastern Ave in vibrant Leslieville. It will restore and revitalize the historic 4-story building that was originally home to the old Weston Bakery, while adding an additional 5 stories to create a distinctive 9-storey midrise-style U-shaped development. Continue reading to learn more about this incredible development!


Toronto Market Update for November 2018

12 December 2018
Life and the City

Toronto largely remains a seller’s market as home sales fell nearly 14% in November, compared with a year ago, as sale prices continued to see moderate growth. This year-over-year decrease is likely the result of a temporary upward shift in demand that we experienced in November 2017, just before the new stress-test rules for federally regulated lenders came into effect in January of this year. Keep reading our November 2018 Toronto Market Update to learn more!


The Runaway Home: Why the Best Time to Buy is Now

12 December 2018
Life and the City

Toronto first-time home buyers often believe the best approach to entering the market is to take the extra time to save for a larger down payment in order to reduce their monthly mortgage payment. Unfortunately, given the dynamics of the Toronto real estate market, this thoughtful approach can often cost them their dream home! Continue reading to find out why the best time to buy a home in Toronto is now.