Indoor Air Quality

Categories: General  |   No Comments

Our homes harbor more than just our families and possessions. Home is also where pollutants, allergens, and other irritants accumulate and thrive, with possible harmful effects on our health. There are simple steps homeowners can take to improve the air quality in their home and increase their comfort and well being. HANDLE HUMIDITY High humidity […]

Email This Page
Share

Read More

Water Quality In The Home

Categories: General  |   No Comments

Community water systems are required to test and monitor drinking water supplies to ensure safe and good-tasting water. But what happens once the water has been piped into towns, neighborhoods, and homes? Older homes may still have service lines made of lead going into the home, which can cause lead to leach into the water. […]

Email This Page
Share

Read More

Tips To Protect Your Home From Water Damage

Categories: General  |   No Comments

Did you know that water is the leading cause of home damage in most provinces? Just this past May, communities across the country had to cope with flooding as heavy rainfalls hit various regions over many days. What can you do to protect your home? Here are some useful insurance tips: Water resistant décor. The […]

Email This Page
Share

Read More

$4,000 Tax Break for First-Time Home Buyers!

Categories: General  |   No Comments

Great News For First Time Home Buyers! Ontario REALTORS® have lobbied for and won the first tax break for first-time buyers in over ten years. This tax break will help make home ownership more affordable by providing some relief to those Ontarians that need it most – young families. As part of Ontario’s Fall Economic […]

Email This Page
Share

Read More

Real Estate Market Stats Oct 2016

Categories: General  |   No Comments

Sales of homes in the GTA hit a record 9,768 in October, up 11.5% compared to the previous year! Toronto Real Estate Board reported that the condo market was particularly strong, rising 22.2 per cent, but detached single-family homes also increased, rising 10.3 per cent. With the new federal mortgage rules implemented in mid-October, it will […]

Email This Page
Share

Read More

Discover Your Perfect Life!

Categories: General  |   No Comments

Royal LePage has just launched an innovative and engaging tool called “Your Perfect Life”, a first in Canadian real estate, to assist you in your home search by finding places that fit your lifestyle preferences. This new lifestyle demographic profile generator is ideal when you are considering relocating and want to learn more about prospective […]

Email This Page
Share

Read More

Strong Growth in Home Sales in Q1 2016

Categories: General, Real Estate Equity, Real Estate Market Trends  |   No Comments

The first quarter of 2016 ended with strong growth in home sales following a strong result for March. There were 10,326 sales in March and 22,575 sales in the first quarter. The year-over-year growth rate for home sales was 15.8 per cent for Q1 2016 and 16.2 per cent for March 2016. For the Toronto […]

Email This Page
Share

Read More

Real estate outlook for 2016: stats (TREB) & survey (Ipsos)

Categories: General  |   No Comments

Home ownership is an important pillar of the economy and in order to sustain this vital economic driver, it must remain affordable over the long term. The key short term factors influencing affordability are regional economic conditions and borrowing costs. Over the long term, government policies, programs and initiatives will continue to play a significant […]

Email This Page
Share

Read More

Traits you should be looking for in a real estate professional

Categories: Buying a Home, Community Interests, General, Market Tips, Selling Your Home, Toronto Neighbourhoods  |   No Comments

Whether buying or selling a home, your real estate agent’s role is to ensure the transaction is completed competently and professionally. When selecting your real estate representative make sure they have an intimate knowledge of the local housing market and are committed to serving you with integrity. Every real estate agent has unique personal traits, […]

Email This Page
Share

Read More

Renovating? Make sure you have a contract.

Categories: Community Interests, General, Real Estate Market Tips, Selling Your Home  |   No Comments

Preparing a home for sale invariably includes spending money on repairs or upgrades. Whether you’re having your roof repaired, installing new kitchen cabinets or updating your bathroom, if you’re hiring a professional for the job you’ll need a written contract. In Ontario, any agreement with a contractor for more than $50 must be in writing. […]

Email This Page
Share

Read More

You have great Real Estate.
Shouldn't you have a great Real Estate sales rep?