Canadians who are considering buying property in popular snowbird cities south of the border (read: warm cities like those found in Florida, Arizona and Nevada) should act soon as prices remain far below peak levels seen in 2006, but are expected to begin to rise shortly. “Now, with the American economy and employment gaining strength,.. read more →

The Globe and Mail maintains an up-to-date interactive map of Toronto’s neighbourhoods and their home prices, as well as their increase or decrease in prices over time. It’s worth having a look at if you’re new to Toronto, are planning on moving to Toronto, thinking about buying or selling, or are just plain curious. Do.. read more →

If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, having  proof a radon inspection might be a wise investment. Radon is a toxic gas that is kind of like asbestos and mold’s ugly cousin. Homeowners hear about it once in a while, but it’s not usually in the media spotlight. It can be just.. read more →

Home inspections are an extremely important component of purchasing a home, even if the home is brand new and looks structurally sound to the naked eye. The home inspection company Carson Dunlop has a good blog post on the top five deficiencies found in home inspections, as well as how they find them, what they mean.. read more →

08 Sep 2014
September 8, 2014

Buyers Are Looking For Walkability

According to a report released by the Royal Bank of Canada and the Pembina Institute, the majority of home buyers in the GTA want a home that’s within walking distance to all of the amenities, including transit. “Homebuyers across the Greater Toronto Area, including families, clearly want to live in neighbourhoods that are more walkable.. read more →