Category: Home Improvement

real estate news and announcements

Tips for Renovating your Basement

Want to add more space to your home without building up or out?  Look no further than your basement.  According to the Appraisal Institute of Canada, renovating a basement can give you a 50-75% return on your investment when it comes to selling your home. Here’s how to get it done right: Start with a […]

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Who's Job is it?

Who’s Job is it? Low water pressure, no water, water has funny taste Noise complaints Street parking Garbage, recycling, collection calendar needed Hazardous waste & special pick-up Street not plowed/salted Litter & debris removal Drain backed up Ever wondered who resolves these types of problems? The following charts for each GTA municipality provides contact numbers […]

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HST vs Real Estate Explained…

Here is an update regarding HST and its impact on real estate that I thought may interest you. The government is following the lead of Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador by harmonizing the 5 per cent GST and the 8 per cent PST into one blended tax – the HST or […]

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Greater Toronto REALTORS® report 8,107 Resales in April

May 6, 2009 — In April 2009, Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 8,107 sales – down seven per cent from April 2008. While April sales remained lower than last year, the resale housing market gained momentum on a month-over-month basis. The seasonally adjusted annual rate of sales in April, at 80,900, was up 26 per cent […]

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March Resale Housing Results Bring Positive News

April 6, 2009 — In March 2009, Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 6,171 sales – down seven per cent from March 2008, representing the smallest year-over-year decline in the last five months. The average price for March transactions was $362,052 – down less than five per cent from the same month last year. Market Watch March […]

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Saving Money while Saving the Planet

An excellent two page report put out by Carson Dunlop indicating the various ways that you can make your home more efficient, saving you money both in heating and cooling costs in addition to the government rebate programs.  Saving Money while Saving the Planet

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Toronto Housing Outlook, November 2008

President’s Sun Column: Outlook still good for GTA November 7, 2008 — The Greater Toronto Area resale housing market has moderated in recent months, leaving many homeowners wondering about the future of real estate in our city. In response, the Toronto Real Estate Board recently invited senior executives from eight of Canada’s largest real estate […]

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Greater Toronto Area Resale Housing Moderate in September

September 17, 2008 — The Greater Toronto Area’s autumn resale housing market began with moderate activity, Toronto Real Estate Board President Maureen O’Neill announced today. With 2,726 sales during the first half of this month, activity has declined 16 per cent from the 3,236 recorded during same time period a year ago. Compared to the […]

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