November finished strong but in a fractured fashion. To use a cliché, not all markets were equal in November. The City of Toronto (area code 416) continues to strengthen, following the market declines after the province’s announcement of the Ontario Fair Market Plan and in particular, a 15 percent tax imposed on foreign buyers in late April. In the City of
The new year started strong, producing 4,672 residential re-sales, an increase of more than 8 percent compared to the 4,318 sales the market produced during January 2015. The big story early in the year is not sales, but the lack of inventory. In January only 8,957 new properties became available for sale in the greater Toronto area. This compares poorly
as seen in The return of the larger condo: Two-bedroom units make a come back as developers eye live-in buyers rather than investors. By: Susan Pigg Business Reporter, Business Reporter, Published on Sun Dec 28 2014 The black billboard in front of the old Dip ’n Sip Donut shop at Kingston Rd. and Main St. is a sign of the times — in more ways than one. It’s there
The tradition of Saint Nicholas's Day, on December 6th, is a festival for children in many countries in Europe related to surviving legends of Saint Nicholas, and particularly his reputation as a bringer of gifts. The American Santa Claus, as well as the British Father Christmas, derive from these legends. So, this is for the child in all of us, and to wish you
Toronto Real Estate Market Update October 2014 The Toronto residential market continued its strong performance in 2014 with a stellar month in October, breaking a number of records in the process. There were 8,552 sales reported in October, a substantial increase from the 8,051 reported in September. Compared to October 2013 the increase was even more dramatic. In October last
Before the 1880s there was no standard time. It wasn’t until World War I that a time standard was enacted into law. Time was local. The clock on the town square, the church bell, or the clock on the barbershop or general store was the benchmark of the day. This created an obvious problem for trains, which must run on
Did you know carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning kills over 50 people every year in Canada? Carbon monoxide it a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas that results when fuels such as propane, gasoline, natural gas, heating oil or wood have insufficient air to burn completely. CO exposure can cause flu-like symptoms including: headaches, nausea, dizziness, confusion, drowsiness, and loss of consciousness.
Service -> Results -> Trust -> Referral Relationships are more important than transactions. You may have noticed that many real estate agents take a transactional approach to sales—identifying clients, closing the deal, and then moving on to the next one. I choose not to work that way because I believe you deserve more from the professional you decide to work with.
CHIP’sCHARITIES: AIDS Committee of Durham The AIDS Committee of Durham has a mission to provide HIV/AIDS related services to the infected or affected and the general community in the region of Durham. They take this mission seriously with their tagline “Acting Locally. Thinking Globally.” They deliver at least 17 different programs to the residents of Durham: Advocacy, Case Management, Complementary Therapies Program,