Simon Milberry | RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd., Brokerage

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52 Robinson Ave – a great starter home ** SOLD! **

This great little home once housed a family of five! Featuring a main floor master bedroom, a large upper bedroom and a basement bedroom/rec room, this one has more space than it appears. The kitchen was updated a few years ago, as was the main bath. The...

April 2017 Market Review

April was another busy month in the Toronto real estate market. New listings finally started to appear (21,630 new listings for the month, up 33.6% over April 2016) giving buyers more choice. Coupled with 11,630 sales for the month (down 3.3% from the 12,016 recorded in April...

SOLD!! 18 Gwynne Ave – huge detached home in Parkdale

Parkdale has seen some hard times over the years, and the owners of this huge, detached home have witnessed a fair few of them. When they bought back in the early 1980s, the neighbourhood was known for being a bit run down. But, the gorgeous housing stock from...

March 2017 Market Review

The Toronto real estate market blasted through March, 2017. We saw a decent increase in new listings (17,051, up 15.2%), which we expect this time of year, but sales once again gobbled 'em up. There were 12,077 transactions, an increase of 17.7% over March 2016. By...

Supply and Demand: factors driving the Toronto Real Estate Market

We all know that real estate prices in Toronto have been skyrocketing in recent months. Up 22% in January (year-over-year) and 28% in February, the rate of increase has been well above income increases and inflation. While Toronto remains more affordable than Vancouver, and is...

That house sold for *whaaat*?!

I've been a full-time, professional Realtor for almost 15 years, and I have seen lots of interesting influences and changes to the Toronto real estate market. Over almost that entire time, the market has been strong. As far back as 2002 there were people (buyers, the media,...

February 2017 Market Review

Sometimes I feel like I could just copy-paste last month's review, update a few numbers and be done! The Toronto market has been reliably consistent for years and years: prices go up. Sometimes the supply goes down and sometimes...

January 2017 Market Review

January marked a tremendous start to the 2017 Toronto real estate market. Sales volume was up 11.8% over January 2016 - which had been up 8.2% over 2015. New listings last month were down 17.6%, to 7,338, while the total number of available listings dropped 49.5%,...

2016 Market Review – and a look ahead at 2017

2016 was a big year in Toronto real estate. For the second year in a row, TREB reported a record number of sales. Despite the volume of available listings shrinking, the number of sales hit 113,133 units, an 11.8% increase over 2015. The natural consequence...

‘Tis the Season

It's funny how as the year 'winds down', the season winds up at the same time, eh? December is ridiculously busy - especially in my house, where we have two birthdays to squeeze in amongst all the other action. At work, it's staff parties; at...