Tag: GTA

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August 2020 Housing Market Report: The Hot Streak Continues

Overview: a look at the GTA’s August 2020 Housing Market numbers, with insights on home prices and listings, detached home vs condo sales, the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, and more. Our last market report examined Toronto’s record recovery and ended with the following statement: If the July 2020 Housing Market numbers have one clear message, it’s that Toronto real estate…

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8 Pre-Buying Tips To Find Your Dream Home

Overview: 8 pre-buying tips you can use to find your dream home in a way that’s quick, easy, and safe. Buying a home is probably the biggest investment you’ll make in life. While it can be stressful under normal circumstances, it’s especially challenging during a pandemic. But by following the tips laid out in this blog, you can avoid obstacles,…

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July 2020 Housing Market: Toronto’s Record Recovery

Overview: an in-depth look at July 2020 Housing Market and the dependability of Toronto real estate, including record-setting home prices, sales and new listings—despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In our 2020 Spring Market Forecast—at the height of the pandemic—we asked a simple question: Is Toronto real estate immune from economic uncertainty and health panics? It turns out the GTA housing market…

How to Buy & Sell Real Estate in the Age of COVID-19

Overview: advice for buying and selling real estate during the COVID-19 crisis, including a look at the tools and strategies realtors can employ to ensure safe, successful transactions. COVID-19 has disrupted everything—from the monumental, such as our jobs and social lives, to the minute, like getting a haircut. Real estate is no exception. On March 21st, The Ontario Real Estate…

2020 Spring Market Forecast: What’s In Store for Toronto?

Overview: an in-depth look at Toronto’s upcoming 2020 spring market, including the impact of the coronavirus and economic uncertainty on buying and selling real estate. In our last spring market blog, we correctly predicted that “Toronto’s housing market is ready for another strong season.” February saw a 16.7% increase in average home prices across the GTA and sales were up…

March 2020 Interest Rate Cuts: Everything You Need To Know

Overview: a look at the Bank of Canada’s March 2020 interest rate cuts and their impact on Toronto’s housing market, including mortgages, buying and selling property, and the future of Toronto real estate. These two cuts, coming within days of each other, mark the biggest rate cuts since 2009—and the first in almost 5 years. Shortly afterwards, Canada’s major banks…

GTA Housing Market Report: November 2019

Overview: a look at the November 2019 GTA Housing Market Report, including sales figures, price changes, house and condo sales, the new sellers’ market, and the overall state of the GTA real estate market. The November 2019 GTA Market Report is in, and like last month’s report, the numbers are very optimistic. Once again, the GTA housing market is on…

Top 3 Mistakes Sellers Make When Hiring A Realtor

When it comes to selling your home, hiring a realtor with the lowest fees isn’t always the best option. In fact, there are several other factors to consider, including experience, regional knowledge, marketing budget, and pricing strategy. Let’s look at the top 3 mistakes most sellers make when hiring an agent. Mistake #1: Hiring a realtor with the lowest commission…