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Buying and Selling in the COVID Era

Thursday May 21st, 2020

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  Every industry has adapted to the unprecedented times that we are facing, and Real Estate is no different. While the volume of transactions has fallen dramatically in the past two months, the balance between new listings and sales has remained level. As a result, the April average price in the GTA did not see a drop, year-over-year. And, while we are not seeing the super-hot conditions of February, this more balanced market can be a welcome change for both buyers and... [read more]

Can Your Home Affect Your Health?

Friday Mar 6th, 2020

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Yes, but “right-sizing” could be just the right medicine!   The Crisis of Social Isolation Your family home, once a bustling hub of activity, may have become a much quieter a place in your older years. Research shows that older Canadians are growing increasingly lonely and isolated, enough so that some are calling it a public health crisis. Mariam Larson, a gerontologist and coordinator with Allies in Aging says, "It's worse than smoking. It's worse... [read more]

Three Tips to Consider Before you Renovate!

Thursday Feb 20th, 2020

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Renovating your home to update its look, or better fit your family’s needs, is a great investment in your life, especially if you plan to stay in your home for the next several years. However, it’s also important to have a sense  of the kind of return your renovations will give you, should you decide to sell. A few things to consider…   Understand Your Neighbourhood!   There are certain renovations that are simply a must. For example, in my... [read more]

The GTA Housing Market 2020

Thursday Jan 9th, 2020

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  I’m not sure if I can count how often I get asked, “What’s happening with the housing market???” If you live in the GTA, it seems to be everyone’s favourite topic of conversation! And, why not; it’s been a roller-coaster ride over the the past several years. From the frenzy of 2016-early 2017 bidding wars and sky-high prices, to the abrupt downturn and stagnation of the market in mid 2017 through 2018, the housing market has been continuously in... [read more]

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