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By Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate
(Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage)
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My client and dear friend Rochelle Holt owns a great bookstore in Harbord Village (Toronto). I have spoken about Rochelle and her book store before, but with the start of a New Year, and renewed hope for peace in the world, spiritual wellbeing, living a healthy lifestyle, including meditation and...

By David Pylyp
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,)
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Sometimes I truly feel sorry for the FSBO's I recently came across a situation when the owner of the property had a certain concept, and the FSBO advertiser sold them a Pie in the Sky Idea.  Here's the situation; Owner's of a New home SAVES SAVES SAVES the commission on the sale of their Brand Ne...

By Paul Johnston
(Unique Urban Homes)
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Correction seems like the kindest word… 2008 was at once cruel and kind in the Toronto housing market.  Cruel, no doubt, to investors who had placed their faith in the potential appreciation of Toronto real estate and especially to buyers who invested in multi-unit schemes intended to reap large...

By Gina Burgio
(VERICO Designer Mortgages Inc.)
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The Bank of England has cut its overnight lending rate by half point to 1.5%, the lowest since the central bank was founded in 1694. Many economists believe that the Bank of England will cut rates below 1.0% by the second quarter. The central bank reduced the interest rate by 1.5 percentage point...

By Richard Silver, Sales Representative, ABR, e-PRO, CIPS
(Sotheby's International Realty - Canada)
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Graphing courtesy of John Pasalis, REALOSOPHY Very few Listing Presentations go by that I am not asked, "When is the best time to sell our home?". My thoughts and the reasoning behind them are an assessment that deals with Selling in Toronto, remembering that Real Estate is a truly local busines...

By Richard Silver, Sales Representative, ABR, e-PRO, CIPS
(Sotheby's International Realty - Canada)
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If you are committed to benefiting financially from the Real Estate market, it may defy your logic, but the best time to buy UP is when the market is DOWN. I recently sold a listing for $50,000 less than we would have sold it for 6 months ago, but at the same time the Seller was able to buy up to...

By Richard Silver, Sales Representative, ABR, e-PRO, CIPS
(Sotheby's International Realty - Canada)
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With the market going through a Downturn, it is natural that Sellers would be thinking about selling privately to maximize their profit. This is a tough market and you have to be primed to sell, so here are some suggestions that might help: 1) Make sure that everything in you house, construction-...

By Casey Ragan
(RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd.)
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I just read a great article from my Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Hallmark Realty, that sums up our current market perfectly.   "BUY when most are selling and SELL  when most are buying. Simple words to live our financial lives by. In spite of being familiar with these words, many people get caught up i...

By Richard Silver, Sales Representative, ABR, e-PRO, CIPS
(Sotheby's International Realty - Canada)
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When I bought my 82-year-old father a computer, I never imagined the repercussions that act would have on our whole family. My father was no longer as physically active and I knew of other retirees that were keeping contact with ex-business friends on the Internet. Every member of our immediate f...

By David Pylyp
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,)
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House Price Predictions for 2009Why is the mood so pessimistic?Blame it on a succession of downbeat surveys highlighting the extent of the market's slowdown. Buyers' confidence is subsiding under pressure from more expensive borrowing, although prices are still on a par with last year and in some...

By Casey Ragan
(RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd.)
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If the cup of coffee you were drinking on Tuesday morning didn't wake you up, the headline on the front page of the Globe and Mail most surely did. The headlines screamed "Housing sales hit 20-year low as real estate slump widens" followed by huge sub-head noting an 11 per cent decline in prices ...

By Casey Ragan
(RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd.)
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I see great opportunity in today's market for buyers and sellers (looking to trade-up). I think that the negativity presented by the media is clouding the judgment of buyers, investors, and sellers moving-up to better properties. It is true that sellers were getting a greater return in 2007, but ...

By David Pylyp
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,)
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Everyone will talk about the Real Estate Market in Toronto over the seasonal festivities that we enjoy at this time of the year.Will the Market go up? Will the market collapse? Buyers who were priced out of the market and have been waiting on the sidelines have said "I'll Buy when.... the prices ...

By David Pylyp
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,)
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December is the slowest month for sales in the Real Estate market...and that is a good thing. Find out why....!10 Reasons for Selling During the Christmas Holidays by Roland Lewis Most December and early January buyers are particularly serious and very likely facing some sort of deadline. January...

By David Pylyp
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,)
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Is your Tenant behind in their payments?Have you talked to them many times to no avail?What do you do?Too often when I am consulted the tenant is already 60 to 90 days in arrears, and the situation has become hostile. If you were a management company, with an apartment building, you would indeed ...

By David Pylyp
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,)
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Is your mortgage payment combined with you lifestyle bills restricting your choices? Have your property taxes jumped higer this year? Do you need money for simple things like hockey or piano lessons for your kids? There may be alternatives for you to re examine how to reduce you total debt repaym...

By Casey Ragan
(RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd.)
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This is an article from Globe and Mail website by Madelaine Drohan. This is a great read and very positive!!! Madelaine Drohan has covered business and politics in Canada, Europe and Africa in the last 30 years. Twelve of those years were spent at The Globe and Mail, first as a business reporter,...

By David Pylyp
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,)
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Over 3,600 Sales In NovemberDecember 4, 2008 -- TREB Members recorded 3,640 sales in November 2008 from the 7,313 sales recorded during the same period last year in the GTA, TREB President Maureen O'Neill announced today.The average GTA price in November 2008 was $368,582. During the same period ...

By David Pylyp
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,)
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Toronto Homes and Etobicoke Condos If the costs and adjustments on your closing are unexpected and have left you short of funds, here is a solution for you.CLOSING COSTS: UP TO $10,000 INTEREST FREE FOR 6 MONTHSSometimes buyers require cash assistance when buying a home due to unexpected closing ...

By David Pylyp
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,)
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If you have purchased in the last few years, you may be looking with a little dismay at the current real estate market. Canada Mortgage and Housing has issued an economic summary for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) that is not reflective of the Media Headlines that have the sky falling. look at th...

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