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Toronto market conditions

Toronto market conditions
As expected, we’ve seen a market adjustment from mid April until end of May, with a large increase in homes for sale during the last 6 weeks. What does this mean? It means that the market conditions have normalized from the explosive prices witnessed from January to the beginning of April. What does this mean for you? We are currently about 15% higher than last year’s numbers and that’s still great news!!! How often do you make 15% on any investment in one year? Please see the Toronto Real Estate Board Stats below.   June 5, 2017 –  GTA realtors reported 10,196 sales in...
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Little Things Make a Big Difference

Little Things Make a Big Difference
There’s no doubt about it. A completely renovated room – especially a kitchen or bathroom – will really impress home buyers. That room will probably look brand new and very stylish. But you don’t have to do a full “tear-down-the-walls” type of renovation to upgrade the look of a room. In fact, just a few minor improvements can make a big difference. For example, upgrading wall plates is an easy and inexpensive way to add a lot more style and personality to a room. In the kitchen, installing new hardware on existing cabinets can have a dramatic impact. So, look around your house to...
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6 renovations that could destroy your home’s resale value

6 renovations that could destroy your home’s resale value
While few homeowners recoup the full cost of home, renovations, updated bathrooms and kitchens, plus other improvements, can help you sell your home more quickly, and for more money. The added bonus is if you do the renovations while you live in the home, you get to enjoy the renovated spaces for at least a little while before it goes on the market. This is an American article but the basic principles still hold true for Canada. But some renovations can actually damage your home’s value. These supposed improvements not only add nothing to your bottom line, they may make your home less attractive...
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OPEN HOUSE TODAY/TOMORROW 2-4PM

OPEN HOUSE TODAY/TOMORROW 2-4PM
Come visit me today. 826 Manning Avenue (just two blocks North of Bloor Street, just West of Bathurst). Gorgeous contemporary sun-filled Annex residence on a beautifully landscaped lot and quiet one-way street. You are just steps to shopping and restaurants on Bloor Street, Christie Pits and Fiesta Farms grocery store. The Christie station subway is a five-minute walk. 826 Manning Avenue has plank flooring, skylights, plenty of windows throughout and over $34,000 in recent owner updates. As you enter this lovely residence, you are welcomed into a bright porch with a bank of huge windows and in...
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Six Ways To Lose Money Upgrading Your Home

  One of the joys of home ownership is being able to do pretty much whatever you like to your home.  If you want to put in purple carpets and paint the walls with happy faces, go right ahead.  That is, if you know you will be in your home forever and a day.  If on the other hand you think you may be selling in the next few years, you may wish to give some serious thought to the issue of payback on various renovations. Some things, such as modest upgrades to kitchens and baths, will often have a good payback while other things such as landscaping are 50/50 in most cases.  Some things can...
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