7 reasons to consider downtown living

You often hear about “move-over” homebuyers flocking to the suburbs in search of a place to call “home.” But with Millennials making up the largest segment of homebuyers today, and Generation Z expected to outnumber them within a year, there’s renewed interest in being in the centre of it all. In the heart of the action. Downtown. Here are 7 benefits that make a great case for downtown living.

 

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Scott McGillivray Says Every Home Needs These 5 Things to Stand Out (No Exceptions!)

I’ve been in a lot of houses over the years – hundreds, maybe even thousands. In that time, I’ve learned a few tips that make a living space work. There are obvious elements that homes should have in order to function properly, but if you really want your space to be its best, read on and learn about which 5 things I think every house should have.

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Scott McGillivray Debates the Pros and Cons of Going Light and Dark in Your Kitchen

Scott McGillivray is a real estate expert and host of HGTV Canada’s Income Property and Moving the McGillivrays.

The most controversial topic on my social media is always the debate between light and dark kitchens. Personally, I love a white kitchen. I think they’re clean, bright and fresh looking. However, recently, I’ve had a lot of fun with dark grey and dark blue kitchens. I’ve used them in a number of renovations,

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GTA REALTORS® Release September Stats

TORONTO, ONTARIO, October 3, 2018 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 6,455 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in September 2018 – up 1.9 percent compared to September 2017. The average selling price for September 2018 sales was up by 2.9 percent over the same period to $796,786. The MLS® HPI composite benchmark price was up by two percent year-over-year. (more…)

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What the average house price gets you across Canada: SLIDESHOW

Not all housing markets in Canada are created equal. According to the Canadian Real Estate Association’s latest data, the national average house price for August 2018 was just over $475,500. CREA noted that this figure is “heavily skewed by sales in the Greater Vancouver Area and the Greater Toronto Area, two of Canada’s most active and expensive markets. Excluding these two markets from calculations cuts almost $94,000 from the national average price, trimming it to just under $382,000.” (more…)

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Scott McGillivray Weighs in on Kitchen Cabinets: To Demolish or Not?

Scott McGillivray is a real estate expert and host of HGTV Canada’s Income Propertyand Moving the McGillivrays.

Many of you have left comments on my social media and website asking me the same question: “Why do you demolish cabinets and throw them in the landfill, when they could be saved and donated?” I have a very simple answer: I don’t. Yes, I demolish a lot of cabinets, but never any that could be saved and donated. Read on, and I will explain. (more…)

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