Steven Maislin's blog
Ontario might be suffering from a shortage of rain, but there was undoubtedly no drought of buyers when it came to home sales in Toronto.
July saw almost 7,000 transactions, up 18% over last July and prices rose 4.6% July 2018 over July 2017, and the average price now stands at $788,822.
At Realtron, our sales were up 19%, and we sold 941 homes from our inventory of 1543.
You are probably wondering where the discrepancy is. Some real estate agents believe the market is slow, while others, like myself, are saying the market is good. What’s going on?
For those who cry, “Toronto doesn’t respect its architectural heritage,” here’s a little story. A tale of moving heaven and earth – well, actually, brick, mortar, silicone moulds and some glass fibre-reinforced concrete – to create a heritage gateway at Yonge and Temperance Streets.
This tale also involves a ghost (albeit a friendly architectural one) and a developer who didn’t blink at some creative, costly solutions.
Soundproofing Hacks for Rooms and Apartments
Rights of tenants and landlords still hazy as legalization looms
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
by Erin Ruddy
On October 1st, the new Cannabis Act will officially take effect, and no group of people is more concerned about the set of challenges legalization will likely bring than those managing (and living in) multi-residential communities.
Multigenerational households are becoming more common across the country.
As you are no doubt aware, legal marijuana is coming to Canada. The exact date that legislation will come into effect is still unknown, but is expected to be sometime later this summer, 2018. These significant changes raise the question of how the new legislation will affect condominiums and how the use of marijuana will be controlled.
What you need to know about the Rental Fairness Act and its implications.
The Toronto Real Estate Board reported 8,082 home sales through TREB’s MLS® System in June 2018 – up 2.4% over the June 2017 result.
- Why are you looking to buy a home?
- Do you want a new home?
- Are you working with another agent at the moment?
- Where is your ideal place to live?
- Would you like to be a customer or a client? To become a client, you need to sign a buyer’s representative contract.
- Do you know what your price range is?
- Will you be able to pay with cash or will you need financing?
- Do you need a lender recommendation?
- What is your top 5 feature requirements in your new home?