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Home Sales Down, Average Price Up

Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President Tim Syrianos confirmed a total of 92,394 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in 2017. While this yearly total was down 18.3 percent compared to the record set in 2016, the average selling price for 2017 was $822,681 — a year-over-year increase of 12.7 percent.

Look Up: Get a Roof Checkup

You’re no doubt thankful for the roof over your head, so take the time now to make sure that roof is in winter-ready shape, before the wet, blustery weather blows in. 

 

Tips and Tricks for Moving with Children

Moving can be hard on family members as they try to adjust to a new home and community. Deciding when and how to break the news to your children can be difficult. Your attitude towards moving and your willingness to let your children share in the experience will influence their feelings.  However, this simple guideline and the tips listed below can help make the move seamless and bring excitement.

Kitchen Renovations on a Budget

One way to ensure an increased return on investment, increase the value of your home or just change your space is renovations. To optimize spending, money should be invested into the two spaces in a home that create the most value: the kitchen and the bathroom. But before you begin to worry about budgeting or taking out a second mortgage, renovations are possible without breaking the bank!

Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Selling a Home

With the hot real estate market, low interest rates and summer sale season, selling may be on your mind. You can maximize your home’s sale by avoiding these 5 common mistakes sellers make.

10 Ways to Maximize Curb Appeal

A fresh, welcoming home exterior can have a lasting impression.  Homes with appealing front views not only sell faster, but can also lift moods day-to-day.  These simple, low-cost improvements can help you maximize your curb appeal.

How to Buy a Home in a Hot Market

With the Bank of Canada’s recent announcement that it will maintain low interest rates, it is a great time to secure affordable financing for a home purchase. Amidst a hot Toronto real estate market, you can buy your dream home without breaking the bank if you keep these tips in mind. 

Market Sizzles With Record Breaking Activity

Toronto Real Estate Board President Mark McLean announced that there were 12,085 sales reported through TREB’s MLS April 2016 – an increase of 7.4 percent in comparison to the same month a year earlier, and an overall record for the month of April.

Why Paint Color Is More Important Than You Think

Whether you choose a riotous red or a tranquil turquoise for your walls, make sure you think through the consequences of color before picking up your paintbrush.

 

6 Must-Do Tips to Get Your Home Summer Ready

As the summer brings sunshine and great BBQ weather, it also presents a great opportunity to get your home in top shape.  Home maintenance only has to be done a few times a year and can drastically improve the health and appearance of your home.  Make sure your home is summer ready with these simple maintenance tips.  

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