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By John Rossi
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc.,)
Comments 8
 If you are thinking of listing your  home in Toronto, now is a very good time.   The Toronto resale market is still going extremely well.   We still have a few more days left in the year to set some new records.  Why wait to list your home?  Does it make sense?  We know the market is moving and ...

By Sara Kareer, Boutique Real Estate Services to Buyers & Sellers
(Re/Max Realty One Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 0
Toronto Condominium:A big Thank-You to everyone who showed an interest in the Downtown Toronto Condominium located at Front and Spadina -- in the heart of Toronto.I am happy to report that this particular condo was sold on the weekend after just 7 days of being on the market!!SELLERS: Want simila...

By Jarrett Hunter, Sales Representative
(Royal LePage)
Comments 0
Hi, my name is Jarrett Hunter and I am a downtown Toronto realtor with Royal LePage.  This is the market information for October 2007 for my area which is downtown Toronto – best defined as the area south of Bloor Street to the lake, west of the Don Valley Parkway and east of Dufferin Street. – I...

By Mark Savel
(Re/max Realtron Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 0
One of the cost buyers should be aware of when purchasing real estate in Ontario is the Land Transfer Tax.  There are many helpful websites then can calculate the amount for you, but in this blog i'll show you a quick way to figure it out!The following applies for single family dwellings only (or...

By Jarrett Hunter, Sales Representative
(Royal LePage)
Comments 0
Toronto City Council has approved a new land transfer tax to be levied on top of the current provincial land transfer tax. There are now new rates for both residential properties and commercial properties.  For our purposes here, we will only discuss the new rates for residential. To see exactly ...

By Anthon Pang, Broker
(iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage)
Comments 1
On the heels of Toronto city council's approval for a new municipal land transfer tax, there is (reported) increased activity amongst buyers in terms of (a) showings and (b) moving up closing dates to avoid the additional land transfer tax. (It remains to be seen how this will affect housing pric...

By Anthon Pang, Broker
(iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage)
Comments 1
Toronto city council voted in favor of two new taxes: a municipal land transfer tax (which loosely mirrors the provincial land transfer tax) and a vehicle registration tax. The particularly controversial and unpopular land transfer tax won key support after compromises were made. Providing an exe...

By Mark Savel
(Re/max Realtron Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 2
Details of Approved Toronto Land Transfer TaxAs I'm sure everyone has heard by now, the Toronto City Council has approved a municipal land transfer tax that will be levied on top of the provincial land transfer tax.  For the past half year the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), along with its real...

By Anthon Pang, Broker
(iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage)
Comments 1
While only the second-best September on record, the Toronto Real Estate Board is reporting September resales up 4% from the same month last year. With year-to-date sales up 9% and 12% from 2005 and 2006, respectively, 2007 is being forecasted to be a record breaking year. Nonetheless, analysts ar...

By Anthon Pang, Broker
(iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage)
Comments 1
The Toronto Real Estate Board is reporting a strong start this Fall with the average price and number of resales in the first half of September besting the same period last year by 9% and 11%, respectively. TREB President Maureen O’Neill is already forecasting September to be a record breaking mo...

By Corrie Harding
(RE/MAX Condos Plus)
Comments 0
In a hot real estate market having multiple offers on a home is not surprising. In fact most buyers expect it. But how do you know that there really is another offer on that house. In Ontario the selling agent must inform every buyer of all registered offers on a property but they cannot disclose...

By Corrie Harding
(RE/MAX Condos Plus)
Comments 1
Genworth Financial Canada has just released their condo market outlook for summer of 2007 and outlook for condo real estate in Toronto looks good. Sales of Toronto Condos have been steady with modest price increases and this trend looks like it will continue in the near future. This is partly du...

By Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
(2 Hounds Design + Home Staging)
Comments 7
Here is my first crack at using Real Estate Shows...I just wanted to have a little bit of fun with it: I actually created this show mid May, but just now had the time to learn how to embed it. Thanks Jeff for the video how to! This is very simple to do and of course, highly recommened to use as a...

By Anthon Pang, Broker
(iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage)
Comments 0
The Toronto Real Estate Board posted a new August record, making this the 5th consecutive record breaking month. While prices are down 1% from last month, year-to-date sales are 12% ahead of 2006, and 13% ahead of 2005 (the best year on record). Source: August sets the stage for strong autumn mar...

By Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
(2 Hounds Design + Home Staging)
Comments 28
There are some great colour combinations. Here's a start on a list of some of those great combinations: Great Color/Colour CombinationsGreen & Pink   Green & Blue Brown & OrangeBrown & PinkBrown & Blue  Grey & BlackGrey & PurpleTan & RedTan & BlackGenerally you will have a 3rd &/or 4th neutrals i...

By Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
(2 Hounds Design + Home Staging)
Comments 31
Judy Kincaid recently wrote a great post on her blog:  No more Ms. Nice Gal...the kid gloves are coming off! Tina Parkerhad a great suggestion in her comment on Judy's blog. Tina suggested blogs on how to get started as a stager when you have nothing. So I thought I'd get the ball rolling with th...

By Anthon Pang, Broker
(iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage)
Comments 4
Before I get to the list, I will note that other than being the magazine's Associate Editor, Gillian Grace is not a registered salesperson/broker, and she does not present her qualifications, cite sources, nor quote statistics to support her real estate prognostication. But emblazoned on the cove...

By Anthon Pang, Broker
(iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage)
Comments 0
The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) -- formerly the Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association -- weighed in on the RealNet's information release for July new home sales. Interesting observations and stats: Sales of Low rise vs High rise units nearly even (compared with ...

By Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
(2 Hounds Design + Home Staging)
Comments 15
Hi all!I was away for a week in North Carolina and did not want to leave. It is such a beautiful state and of course most of you know already, I love the U.S. I'd move there in a heartbeat if they'd let me!Well, I bought a new vehicle while in N.C. A new Honda Pilot. I love it! I got back to Cana...

By Anthon Pang, Broker
(iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage)
Comments 0
The statisticians are weighing in with their latest reports, and real estate resales in Toronto and Canada are far from the doom-and-gloom now shaking up the stock market (i.e., a broad market correction). For the first half of August, the Toronto Real Estate Board reports resale transactions are...

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