Market Value vs. Appraised Value

What is the Difference Between Market Value and Appraised Value? June 28th, 2018 - The differences between market value and appraised are subtle but important, when it comes to real estate.  Get this wrong and it could really hurt you, or make your even block your intended purchase of a property, especially in a [...]

Market Value vs. Appraised Value 2018-06-28T16:30:33+00:00

US Fed Raising Interest Rates will Impact Canadian Mortgage Rates

June 13th, 2018 - It comes as no surprise, with the American economy booming, that the US Fed is looking to moderate that growth by raising interest rates. The desire to return to more normal levels of interest rates between 3% to 5% has been desired by the central bank for some time, the [...]

US Fed Raising Interest Rates will Impact Canadian Mortgage Rates 2018-06-13T14:02:58+00:00

Can I Sell a Rented Property in Ontario?

If it is a property that you own, of course you are allowed to sell it anytime you wish to, even if there are tenants living there.  That said, it is not a simple and straight forward as selling a vacant property or selling your primary residence where you reside. Relations with [...]

Can I Sell a Rented Property in Ontario? 2018-06-11T11:26:31+00:00

Just Published – 2018 Real Estate Buyer’s Guide

June 4th, 2018 - I have just finished reviewing my Real Estate Buyers Guide to make sure it is up-to-date with all the latest rates and formulas. 2018 Edition Ready! I'm pleased to announce that this Buyers Guide is ready to go! If you are thinking about buying real estate in 2018, this is [...]

Just Published – 2018 Real Estate Buyer’s Guide 2018-06-04T23:10:43+00:00

Etobicoke Bungalows Popular with Builders

Etobicoke bungalows are especially attractive to independent home builders and renovators looking to renovate or rebuild.  This has been a trend across several key Etobicoke neighbourhoods for the past 20-years and will continue to accelerate in years to come.  The builders see this as a full-time job and an excellent way to [...]

Etobicoke Bungalows Popular with Builders 2018-05-18T14:52:54+00:00

Statistics Can Be So Misleading

May 3rd, 2018 - Isn't the purpose of statistics just to confuse people?  The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) consistently pumps out their monthly statistical report, which the media then tries to interpret and inform the population about what is happening in the Toronto real estate market.  Problem is, TREB always uses this [...]

Statistics Can Be So Misleading 2018-05-03T18:08:26+00:00

TREB Releases April 2018 Toronto Real Estate Statistics

Here are the Toronto real estate statistics for April 2018... Get the full 27-page April 2018 statistics report here GTA REALTORS® Release April Stats May 3 2018 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,792 sales through TREB's MLS® System in April 2018. The average [...]

TREB Releases April 2018 Toronto Real Estate Statistics 2018-05-03T13:47:26+00:00

What You Need to Know About the New Ontario Renting Rules

Did you know Ralph is very active with the Toronto rental market.  He has done numerous transactions representing both tenants and landlords to set up proper and well structured agreements. In Toronto it is very common for landlords to ask for the assistance of a real estate agent to help find [...]

What You Need to Know About the New Ontario Renting Rules 2018-05-03T01:30:23+00:00