Q&A Series: How the New Mortgage Rules Might Affect You

29 January 2018
Life and the City

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...

Toronto Real Estate Market Update for January-December 2017

25 January 2018
Life and the City

This is the time of year when many homeowners and prospective buyers look to the sales trends in their neighbourhoods and in areas throughout the city in the past year, to understand what's been happening in the market and where it may be headed in the year to come. The infographic in this post provides a snapshop of the 2017 Toronto real estate market.

December 2017 GTA Market Update

15 January 2018
Life and the City

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...

COOL FINDS: 530 Indian Grove #708

12 January 2018
Life and the City

This gorgeous two-storey, open-concept penthouse suite is seriously magazine-worthy! With 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a walk-in closet in the master, a Scavolini kitchen and tons of amazing features, this really is one of the most exceptional listings in the current market that we've come across.

2018 RE/MAX Housing Market Outlook Report

11 January 2018
Life and the City

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.

COOL FINDS: 36 Ivy Avenue

15 December 2017
Life and the City

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...

November 2017 GTA Market Update

12 December 2017
Life and the City

A wave of new listings in the Toronto area pushed home prices even lower in November, as sellers rushed to lock in deals in advance of the new mortgage qualification rules, which are set to take effect in the new year. Continue reading to learn more about the November real estate market.

COOL FINDS: 384 Sunnyside Ave #309

05 December 2017
Life and the City

Taking up three levels of the Bell Tower of Abbey Lofts in high-demand Roncesvalles Village, this stunning loft boasts so many incredible features that only a unit in a church conversion can have!

QA SERIES: Family-Friendly Condos

21 November 2017
Life and the City

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.

Featured Listing: 360 Keewatin Avenue

08 November 2017
Life and the City

Welcome Home to this absolutely STUNNING 3+1 bedroom, 3 bath semi on a massive 200ft+ lot with direct access into Sherwood Park! Fully renovated with modern finishes throughout!