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Yet another sales record was broken last month. Sales volume in September hit 8200 transactions, 2.5% higher than last September, setting a record for that month. Correspondingly, the average sale price increased by 9.2% year-over-year, to $627,395. Although the number of new listings was up 3.2% last month,...

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June was another record month in the Toronto real estate market. Sales volume was up 18.4% to 11,992 transactions (over 10,132 in June, 2014), setting a new record for the month of June. Over the same period, new listings increased by 6.7%, to 17,746, but total active listings...

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May was another busy month in the Toronto real estate market. Sales volume was up 6.3% to 11,706 transactions (over 11,013 in May, 2014). At the same time, new listings slipped by 0.8%, and total active listings shrank by 10.1% to 18,585, down from 20,679 last...

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In December of 2013, Ollie (now 7 years old) was diagnosed with Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML).  A big part of Ollie's treatment these days involves blood (and platelet) transfusions. The blood supply system always needs more donors, so I'm organizing a blood drive, and I'm...

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Over the years, I have met some really great mortgage professionals. The best of them know their business inside out, and see their job as really helping home buyers/owners - not just to get a mortgage, but to manage that mortgage intelligently, and pay it off as...

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The Toronto Real Estate Board has reported 11,303 sales for April, 2015 - the most ever for the month of April. It's an increase of 17% over the 9,660 sales in April 2014. The number of new listings increased by only 5%. The fast pace...

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As usual, real estate is much in the news these days. With the oil market correction, the media (and a few others) jumped all over the idea that the real estate market would - obviously! - experience a crash of some sort. The only question...

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