December and 2018 Annual Statistics Released

TORONTO, ONTARIO, January 4, 2019 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported a total of 77,426 residential transactions through TREB’s MLS® System in 2018. This result represented a 16.1 per cent decline compared to 92,263 sales reported in 2017. Total new listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System were down by 12.7 per cent over the same period to 155,823. (more…)

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Scott McGillivray Explains Why Fall is the Ideal Season to Sell Your Home

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

Did you miss this year’s prime spring real-estate selling season? Not to worry. Fall is also an ideal time to sell your home, complete with its own set of specific advantages. Read on to learn how you can maximize your real-estate game this autumn. (more…)

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4 Reasons Mike Holmes Prefers Carpet Over Tiles and Hardwood Flooring in a Reno

n the latest season of Holmes and Holmes, my son Mike Jr. and I have a pretty lengthy debate about whether putting carpet in the bedroom is a good idea. He even took a poll on the construction site to support his stance. In the end, we decided to compromise. You’ll have to watch season 2 of Holmes and Holmes to find out what that meant but just know that I love having carpet in a bedroom. (more…)

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Haunted House? How Stigmas May Affect Its Value

Superstitions, stigmas and the supernatural – whether you believe in them or not, they can have a very real impact on how long it takes to sell your home and the price you’ll get for it. While the thought of a haunted house and other-worldly roommates can put the scare into some homebuyers, others might consider these a blessing in disguise when it comes time to make an offer. What’s luck got to do with it? Read on to find out. (more…)

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Considerations (and Expectations) for your Live/Work Space

With the rise of remote professions and the ensuing popularity of the live/work space, homebuyers have a new set of expectations – and challenges – when shopping the market. The home has to be convenient, connected, and have a “cool” factor to impress and inspire. A live/work space has to be large enough to accommodate this dual purpose, and organized enough that you can pivot from on-duty to off-the-clock with ease. (more…)

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