Top Tips for Creating the Perfect “Home for Christmas

By: Jordan

Top Tips for Creating the Perfect “Home for Christmas

Tags: Christmas, Decoration, Home, Holidays

  The holiday season is coming quickly, and designer and influencer content is filled with Christmas transformations. And while perfectly decorated trees will never go out of style, there’s so much more to Christmas decorating than decor alone.  So follow along for top tips to fully incorporate the essence of the holidays into your home’s winter refresh.  1. Consider t...Read More

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Monthly Update November 2022

Tags: Real Estate News

Despite another rate hike from the bank of Canada, activity remained similar to last month with 4,961 sales taking place, and homes available for sale staying around the 13,000 mark. This shortage of homes kept the average price stable, similar to last month, at $1,089,428, and is 9.9% higher than the end of 2021. The Bank of Canada’s most recent messaging suggests that they are reaching th...Read More

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Monthly Update October 2022

Tags: Real Estate

Despite higher borrowing costs, 5,038 homes sold in September, down from last year’s record levels. Sales took place in all areas with all types of homes throughout the GTA, bringing the average sale price year-to-date to $1,212,963, up 10.7% since the start of the year. It’s confusing, isn’t it? Prices are supposed to be down but yet are up? This disconnect was caused by averag...Read More

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Monthly Update September 2022

Tags: homes in Toronto, house prices,

With 5,627 homes sold, August marked a slight increase over July in terms of number of homes sold as well as the average sale price. The average sale price YTD is now at $1,224,216, compared to 2021’s average price of $1 095,339. Before you start to celebrate that the recession is over and prices are starting to rise again, please don’t! What August’s data shows is that the real...Read More

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Monthly Update August 2022

Tags: Monthly, Update, August

Some interesting facts about the real estate market activity in July: Number of homes for sale:  15,334 Number of homes sold:    4,912 Average number of homes available for a buyer to see:  3.12 (Seller’s Market) Average List Price to Sale price:  99% Average Days on Market:  16 Average Price Increase from 2021: 13.2% So how do we interpret this data? First of...Read More

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Monthly Update July 2022

Tags: Monthly Update July 2022

Despite the psychological impact of higher borrowing costs and the whispered fear of the “R” word, real estate continued to be a desired commodity with 6,474 homes sold throughout the GTA. While this number was down from last year’s record-breaking stats, it shows the strength of the market and the desire for real estate. With the YTD average price ($1,257,257) being up 15% from ...Read More

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Monthly Update June 2022

Tags: House Prices,

Dear Friend, No surprises as the Toronto Real Estate Board released the May sales numbers. 7,283 properties sold and GTA Realtors listed 18,679 homes for sale. The year-to-date average sale price stands at $1,274,869, up 16.4% since the end of 2021. Without a doubt, the increase in the mortgage rates has impacted some buyers at a psychological level, where they have decided to wait and see what ...Read More

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Monthly Update May 2022

Tags: Market Update

Hi, the interest rate increases the Bank of Canada implemented in its goal of slowing inflation, had an immediate impact on the real estate market. Yes, it become more expensive to purchase a home, yes, it eliminated some buyers from being able to qualify for financing, but the greatest impact to the real estate market was psychological. Almost overnight it created a fear of the future. What wou...Read More

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Monthly Update April 2022

Tags: Monthly Update April 2022

Hi, As expected, the spring market kicked off with10,955 homes sold, the third-best March and second-best first quarter on record. The average price in March was $1,299,894, bringing the year-to-date average to $1,299,591, up 18.6 % over the 2021 year-end average of $1,095,381. As I wrote in January, “Don’t panic”! Prices will continue to increase in 2022, (about 10%) but not a...Read More

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Monthly Update March 2022

Tags: Monthly Update March 2022

Hi, February ended with the Toronto Real Estate Board reporting the sale of 9,097 homes, the second-best February in the history of the Board. Entering February with a very low inventory of homes for sale meant that competition between buyers was strong and prices had nowhere to go but up. The average sale-price in February was$1,334,544 up from $1,242,760 in January. As I said last month, do not...Read More