The Canadian global commercial real estate market is thriving. Yes, it’s true, Canada is now a leader in global commercial real estate making us the Switzerland of North America. According to CBRE Group Inc., a juggernaut in commercial realty, Canada’s stability is what made it all happen. Commercial real estate up 15% since 2016 Commercial real estate transactions in the country topped around $40 billion in 2017. That’s a 15% jump from 2016’s record year of $34.7 billion. Moreover, CBRE claims that investments from January to September 2017 alone totalled $33.1 billion, pretty much matching the entire amount of ...
How Canada Became A Leader In Global Commercial Real Estate
March 26, 2018
What to consider when selecting your New Home
March 22, 2018
Southern Ontario is a huge, sprawling geographical area which offers many communities with various characteristics and different lifestyles. Since the GTA boundaries have expanded over the years as far east as Oshawa, as far north as Keswick/Georgina, as far west as Burlington/Hamilton, and Caledon to the northwest, living options have increased over the last 10 years opening up opportunities that didn’t exist before. Whether you’re looking for your first new home, downsizing or leaving the big city for a more relaxed lifestyle up north - the choices are endless. How do you choose? Often this is homework that is ...
5 New Tech Gadgets That Will Bring Your Home Into 2018
March 19, 2018
The hottest tech gadgets are everywhere. From our phones and watches to our cars, we’re constantly playing with some type of screen or remote. Now that we’re well into the new year, isn’t it time you embraced some useful tech toys? Turn your home in 2018, into a smart home with these five trending enhancements: Advanced security that doesn’t mess around: Any new home 2018 should be protected. With the advanced security system from Hive, you don’t have to worry about what’s inside your home. You’ll be prepared for a break-in because this futuristic security system is designed by ...
Why Toronto’s Real Estate Prices Are In Line With Other World Cities
March 12, 2018
Do Toronto’s real estate prices make sense? Furthermore, are they on par with other international urban cities? Turns out - they do make sense and they are on par with the rest of of the world! It may seem as though Torontonians pay more for their property than the rest of Canada, but Toronto pricing is actually in line with other comparable locations. Foreign capital doesn’t drive Toronto’s market, Canadians do According to Mark Renzoni, the president of global commercial real estate powerhouse CBRE, Toronto real estate prices are as fair and balanced as other top world cities like London, ...
What You Need To Know About Canadian Real Estate In 2018
March 5, 2018
Canada’s Real Estate Market in 2018: What’s going on? How is the market? Where should I buy? These are questions most Canadians are asking themselves this year. To help you get a sense of how the market is doing, here’s what you need to know about Canadian real estate in 2018. Interest rates are going to take a hike The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is expecting mortgage interest rates to rise from now until some point in 2019. They claim the posted five-year rate is probably going to be anywhere between 4.9-5.7% this year and jump to ...
Top 5 Reasons Why Sellers Should Use a Staging Professional
February 21, 2018
For many people, buying a property is one of the biggest investments anyone could make. In today’s competitive market place, you need to know what makes your home stand out amongst the crowd. When selling your home, it is best to enlist a professional to stage your home. Why? Although you might think decorating can replace staging, the two couldn’t be more different. Often people think tidying up, adding new pillows or having your home cleaned should be good enough. In today’s real estate market, that is not enough, once your home is priced well, it should also look amazing ...
6 Resolutions for your Home in the New Year
January 24, 2018
Now that you've kissed another holiday season goodbye, it's time to turn your attention to your home and make it a priority. After all, you spend a lot of time here. It is never easy to put things back in order, so we're here to help! Here are 5 tips that are sure to add order and organization and simplify your life! Streamline & Remove Clutter - We all tend to accumulate more stuff especially after a gift giving season. Drawers seem fuller, closets, shelves and cabinets seem to overflow making your home look untidy, and in some cases ...
Don’t wait to buy a home in 2018 – Here’s Why!
December 1, 2017
Act now! If you’ve been planning to buy a home, do it before January 1, 2018. A recent article in McLean’s Magazine by Jonathan Hayward sheds some light on what it means should you wait to buy that home in the new year. If you’re not already aware of the latest announcement made by The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), here’s what you need to know about obtaining a mortgage in 2018: Regardless of the interest rate you qualify for at the time of signing for your mortgage, you will have to pass a “stress-test” no matter ...
5 Tried and True Tips to Save Big on your Energy Bill
November 11, 2017
Are you concerned about your energy bills? Fall is already upon us and winter is not too far behind. With the cost of energy on the rise, follow these simple steps and tips on how to lower your energy bill this winter. Whether you have a new home or not, get in the habit of doing this at the end of the summer to avoid hefty bills during cold winter months. You can also ask your energy company to conduct an energy audit to perform an assessment within your home. Maintain Your Furnace – every 1-2 months make sure ...
How to Perfect Your Thanksgiving Décor this Season
October 3, 2017
If you own a home, we’re not just here to help you buy and sell it - we also want you to enjoy it! So, are you ready to get festive? Thanksgiving is a special holiday because it is a time to give thanks for everything and everyone around you, and the best way to prepare for the celebration is to decorate for the occasion. Fall is all about the pretty colours and the sweet aroma of nature and pumpkin spice floating throughout the house. Enjoy the season and welcome your guests with unique home décor ideas for this upcoming ...