QA SERIES: New Mortgage Stress Test

27 October 2017
Life and the City

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.


NEW DEVELOPMENT SPOTLIGHT: Eight Forty Condos

24 October 2017
Life and the City

This week we're featuring Eight Forty Condos, a new condo project by Worsley Urban Developments that is slated to be built in the St. Clair-Humewood district of Hillcrest Village. The project is currently in the pre-construction phase, but once complete, it will surely transform the neighbourhood's skyline and be recognized as one of Midtown Toronto’s most iconic new buildings. Read on to find out more about Eight Forty on St. Clair!


NEW DEVELOPMENT SPOTLIGHT: Canary Commons

19 October 2017
Life and the City

Here's a new development we are very excited to tell you all about - Canary Commons! We just attended a VIP Broker event for this project and are loving what we've learned about it, and all that it has to offer. We think you'll love it too!


QA SERIES: Pre-Constructions

19 October 2017
Life and the City

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.


September 2017 GTA Market Update

10 October 2017
Life and the City

The September real estate market saw some dramatic changes in certain GTA neighbourhoods, while others are still doing very well. Overall, current conditions represent the perfect opportunity for a buyer to find a home they fall in love with AND negotiate with the seller one-on-one - a major shift from trends eariler this year. Here is a summary of other significant real estate milestones and notable stats for August 2017.


QA SERIES: Where We Work

29 September 2017
Life and the City

One of the misconceptions that we have been hearing most often is in regards to what locations we work in, and what property types we help our clients buy and sell. Many times, in conversation with existing or prospective clients, we'll hear things like: "I'm interested in purchasing a (home/condo) in (the west end/downtown/midtown), but I know you don't work in (condos/homes) in (that location)". The reality is that we don't specialize in just one type of property or location - we work with all types of residential properties and in communities GTA-wide!


Featured Listing: 4838 Valera Road *SOLD*

29 September 2017
Life and the City

Spacious semi in prime Alton Village! Close to all amenities, parks, fantastic schools, excellent location for commuters.


QA SERIES: Moving Outside of the GTA

21 September 2017
Life and the City

What do you do if you need to make a move to another city in Canada, or if you want to buy a different type of property? While we specialize in a variety of locations and property types, there are certain ones that lie outside of our areas of expertise. For this, we can connect you with an amazing real estate professional from our country-wide network. Learn more here!


August 2017 GTA Market Update

14 September 2017
Life and the City

Last month in August, we saw a slight decrease in the average sale price for all property types, yet the number of sales increased by 7.4%. The average sales price for a detached home also dipped below the $1mill mark again. Here is a summary of other significant real estate milestones and notable stats for August 2017.


QA SERIES: Understanding Income Properties

14 September 2017
Life and the City

Have you ever considered owning a rental property? ou likely already know that it's a fantastic way to supplement your income and help pay your mortgage, but many people are at a loss when it comes to the process of acquiring one - what to look for, how to set it up, how to maintain it, etc. Learn more here!