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Drake Receives Minor Variance for Fence Height on Bridle Path Home

By |2019-09-17T11:20:28-04:00September 17th, 2019|All Posts|

Drake has received approval for a minor variance from a North York zoning by-law restricting fence height. North York community council signed off on the exemption Monday, allowing the Canadian singer-superstar to have fences as high as 4.4 meters. Currently, in North York, the limit in the zoning by-laws for most residential properties is 2 [...]

What is a SPIS?

By |2019-09-16T20:44:04-04:00September 16th, 2019|All Posts|

The Toronto Real Estate market is nothing short of complex. Dizzying terms, avante-garde marketing strategies, and the continuous update to rules and regulations are all factors that can contribute to your property-marketing headache. Its for reasons like this that you should turn to the expert advice of a REALTOR(R) to assist with all questions you [...]

Tips to Help You Own Your First Home

By |2019-09-10T17:37:21-04:00September 10th, 2019|All Posts|

­Housi­­­ng prices can seem completely unattainable to middle-class renters. This is one big reason why many renters get stuck in the cycle of renting. Down payments, excellent credit, and massive commitment are only a few of the reasons today’s generation of first-time homebuyers are keeping their cash in the rental market. However, what most may [...]

Market Snapshot – August 2019

By |2019-09-07T16:52:33-04:00September 6th, 2019|All Posts|

Our Market Snapshot for August 2019 is here.   The Toronto Real Estate board reported a total of 7,711 sales in August 2019, up just 0.8% from the previous month. Compared to the previous year, sales are up over 13.4%. Rental rates saw a decent climb too, with one-bedrooms scooting past the $2,200 mark, up [...]

Proposed Ban on Multiple Representation in Ontario for Real Estate

By |2019-05-01T17:43:55-04:00May 1st, 2019|All Posts|

The Ontario Government is considering an outright ban on multiple representation on real estate transactions. This means that each party to a real estate transaction, the buyer and the seller, must each have their own real estate agent. So, what is the downside? Even if your agent happens to know the perfect person(s) for your [...]

Short-term Renters Beware: Do You Know Who You’re Renting From?

By |2019-04-16T10:43:24-04:00April 16th, 2019|All Posts|

With the summer season here in a matter of weeks, “short-term vacation rentals” is the catch phrase many individuals are frantically typing into their search engines. Due to the demands of an ever-changing marketplace, some full-service Brokerages have opted to provide the value-added assistance of making available short-term accommodation rentals on behalf of their clients. [...]

What is a Walk Score in Real Estate?

By |2019-05-30T20:12:12-04:00March 29th, 2019|All Posts|

Brokerages are constantly trying to provide more value to the client as they search for their next potential home. A trend we've noticed in Real Estate websites is to display a Walk Score with every listing. The idea behind a walk score is to compress a vast amount of data and represent it with a [...]