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Thursday, November 4, 2021   /   by Evelyn Lopes

TRREB- REPORTS NEAR RECORD HOME SALES, LOW INVENTORY SUSTAIN STRONG PRICE GROWTH- November 2021 GTA News Release

The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board Reports-

NEAR RECORD HOME SALES, LOW INVENTORY SUSTAIN STRONG PRICE GROWTH
TRREB  Calls for Housing Solutions as Demand Outweighs Supply
TORONTO, ONTARIO, November 3, 2021 
– Home sales in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) reached the second-highest level on record for the month of October. However, the inventory of homes for sale did not keep up with demand. The number of new listings was down by approximately one-third compared to October 2020. Market conditions tightened across all major home types compared to last year, and the annual rate of average price growth remained in the double digits, including for the resurgent condominium apartment segment.
“The only sustainable way to address housing affordability in the GTA is to deal with the persistent mismatch between demand and supply. Demand isn’t going away. And that’s why all three levels of government need to focus on supply. The federal government h; ...

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021   /   by Evelyn Lopes

New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You?

New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You? 
Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale.1
Nationwide, the number of newly listed homes dipped slightly in September, down 1.6% from August. According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, that’s only about 2.1 months of inventory, which is far less than the five to six months that is generally needed to strike a healthy balance between supply and demand.2
Given the limited number of available properties, if you’re a buyer in today’s market, you may need to expand your search to include both new construction and resale homes. But it can feel a little like comparing apples to oranges.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the factors you should take into account when choosing between a new build or an existing home.
 
TIMEFRAME
How quickly do you want (or need) to move into your next home? Your timeframe can be a determining factor when / ...

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021   /   by Evelyn Lopes

Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies

Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies
A break and enter occurs every 90 seconds in Canada.1 Fortunately, there are some proven tactics you can use to decrease your likelihood of a home invasion.
Most burglars won’t go to extreme lengths to enter your home. They are looking for easy access with minimal risk. A monitored security system can be an effective deterrent—homes without one are 300% more likely to be burglarized—but it isn’t the only way to protect your property.2 The strategies below can help to maximize your home’s security and minimize your chances of being targeted by intruders.
Thinking about listing your home? We have some additional recommendations for you. Contact us to find out the procedures we use to keep our clients and their property safe and secure during the buying and selling process.
Check Your Doors and Windows
According to insurance company SGI Canada, the most common entry point for a burglar is through ; ...

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021   /   by Evelyn Lopes

9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home at the Same Time

9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home at the Same Time
 
Selling your home when you still need to shop for a new one can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner––especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply feels like it's dwindling.¹ You're not alone either if you're already feeling drained by the complex logistics of trying to sell and buy a new home all at once.

Searching for a new home can be exciting, but many homebuyers admit that it can also be stressful, especially if you live in an unpredictable market with plenty of competitors. Unfortunately, waiting out a competitive housing market isn’t always the best idea either since homes are in notoriously short supply across Canada, and listings are expected to remain limited in the most coveted neighbourhoods for some time.²
 
That doesn't mean, though, that you should just throw up your hands and give up on moving altogether. In fact, as a curre; ...

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Friday, August 6, 2021   /   by Evelyn Lopes

5 Factors That Reveal Where The Real Estate Market Is Really Headed

5 Factors That Reveal Where The Real Estate Market Is Really Headed
 
In a July release, the Canadian Real Estate Association reported that home sales had fallen for three months in a row after reaching an all-time high in March.1 So could one of the world’s hottest real estate markets finally be headed for a downturn?
 
We wouldn’t bet on it. That’s because even though sales have slowed, it was still the strongest June on record—and 13% higher than last year.1
 
"Don't be fooled — this is still an extremely strong level of demand," Bank of Montreal Economist Robert Kavcic told CBC News. "Home sales have backed off extreme levels seen in recent months, but demand is still historically strong and driving strong price growth. We believe that sales activity will continue to gradually cool in the year ahead, but it's going to take higher interest rates to soften the market in a meaningful way."1
 
So what can we expect from Canaf ...

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