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I have just listed for lease this fantastic, west-facing unit in the original portion of the Garment Factory Lofts. Open concept with a modern kitchen (stainless steel appliances) and bath, this authentic 1-bed-plus-den loft exudes urban cool. Features include: exposed duct work, restored/polished concrete floors, fluted...

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Sales volume in March, 2014 picked up by 7.2% over March 2013, with 8,081 sales reported by TREB. For Q1/2014, sales were up by three per cent compared to the first three months of 2013. Considering the brutal weather we've had so far this year, those are impressive...

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January was a bit of a frustrating month in Toronto real estate. The number of active listings declined from 14,231 in January 2013 to 11,903, a decrease of 16.4%. The number of new listings was to 8,822 down a similar amount (16.6%). This exacerbated the on-going shortage of...

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Before I started blogging I used to send out an e-newsletter to my clients. Way back in January, 2008, I wrote a piece about bully offers. At the time, they were a relatively new phenomenon. In the years since, the practice has surged and waned,...

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The 'First 5' buyer tips I posted previously are just to get a buyer started. There's lots more to it. Here are five more topics to consider. 6) Hire a home inspector. Please, hire a home inspector. They don't have X-ray vision, and they are not clairvoyant,...

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More sales (6,391, up 14% over last year) and fewer active listings (16,092, down 12%) in November meant competition among buyers, and higher prices - shocking, eh? The average selling price for all dwelling types was $538,881, a year-over-year increase of 11.3% (which is significant). The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Composite Benchmark...

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