Are Rates Going UP?

"INTEREST RATES!" Do those two words send a shiver up your spine? Most people fall into one of two categories: 1) Those that have a mortgage, 2) Those that don't....yet. After yesterday's modest 260-point decline in the S&P/TSX Composite Index...

BIDDING WAR….The Conclusion!

"David, is everything alright?" asked two concerned agents as I shouted "Bwwaaaah!" "Uhhhh.....huh...." I replied as I could barely muster out any words. Here are some words: Shocked. Amazed. Dumbfounded. As I logged on to www.torontomls.net this morning and checked...

Why is Riverdale So Expensive?

Here's a statement a friend made to me the other day: "$600,000 for a semi-detached house in East York?  That's insane!" I informed him that Victor Avenue may be east of the D.V.P., and may be in the Metro East...

How Accurate Is Your BUDGET?

  Getting out of the rental rut?  Looking to become one of those “first time buyers” we hear so much about?  Congratulations!   But have you run your numbers?   And are they accurate? (more…)

Dog Days of Summer?

Dog Days of Summer? As we enter July, we’ve noticed that the real estate market is beginning to slow down and not only are new listings fewer and further between, but fewer potential buyers are actively looking. There are no fewer...