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Tips on Buying a Pre-Construction Home in Ontario

Monday Aug 16th, 2021

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1. Research your builder  The Ontario Builder Directory (OBD) is an online resource that can help you confirm if your builder is licensed to build new homes in Ontario.   You can also use the directory to learn more about the builder – for example, how many homes they have built, what their claims history is and, in the case of condos, what projects are underway or have been completed. A feature recently added to the OBD is Conviction Search, which allows you to... [read more]

Top Trends For Your Outdoor Living Space

Tuesday Jul 27th, 2021

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Summer is here and you’re spending more time outdoors. For most of us, this still means primarily in our own backyards. Personal outdoor space has never been more popular and if yours could use a little sprucing up, here are the hottest trends for 2021. • Outdoor Kitchens – This trend is going nowhere. Ever since the first built-in BBQ showed up, homeowners have loved cooking outdoors. Choose from a simple pizza oven to a full chef’s set-up with multiple ovens,... [read more]

MAY 2021 MARKET WATCH

Friday Jun 4th, 2021

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TORONTO, ONTARIO, June 3, 2021 – Residential transactions reported through TRREB’s MLS® System remained high in May 2021, but fell short of the 2016 record and were below this year’s March peak. Despite a slight ebb in sales over the last two months, market conditions remained tight enough to push the average selling price to an all-time record in May. Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 11,951 sales in May 2021 – more than double the result from May... [read more]

Simple Ideas to Refresh Your Master Bedroom

Monday May 31st, 2021

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We’re all spending more time at home these days. With the entire family stuck together, the home has been placed under a microscope. If your master bedroom is not the oasis you wish it were, here are a few simple ideas you can use to change the feel of the space without breaking the bank. 1. Lighten Up – Setting the mood starts with lighting. Try a modern-industrial styled fixture or vintage chandelier to freshen your look. Consider the purpose of the lighting: do you want to... [read more]

Outdated Staging Tricks

Wednesday May 26th, 2021

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If you are selling your home, no doubt you’re getting lots of advice about how to stage your home to appeal to potential buyers. Maybe you’ve spent time online reading about curb appeal, maybe your friends have given you advice about how to make your home brighter, or maybe the advice has even come from your listing agent; regardless of the source, here are a few outdated staging tricks you should NOT be using. 1. Baking – While it’s a nice idea to have treats... [read more]

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