TRREB President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,581 home sales through TRREB’s MLS® System in January 2020 – up by 15.4 per cent compared to January 2019. On a preliminary seasonally adjusted basis, sales were up by 4.8 per cent compared to December 2019. “We started 2020 where 2019 left off, with very…

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If you live paycheque to paycheque, the idea of somehow having enough money to invest and eventually have financial freedom seems about the furthest thing possible. But experts in financial education like to point out, no matter your income and place in life, a few changes to the way you’re living life can make all…

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Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,367 condominium apartment sales through TREB’s MLS® System in the fourth quarter of 2019. This result was up by 3.8 per cent compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. New condominium apartment listings were down substantially by 11.9 per cent on…

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Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 6,758 condominium apartment rentals through TREB’s MLS® System in the fourth quarter of 2019. This result was up by 11.8 per cent compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. The number of condominium apartments listed for rent at some point during…

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Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins reported that December 2019 residential sales reported through TREB’s MLS® System by Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® were up by 17.4 per cent year-over-year to 4,399. Total sales for calendar year 2019 amounted to 87,825 – up by 12.6 per cent compared to the decade low 78,015 sales reported…

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It’s the first and only thing anyone usually asks when you talk about your mortgage: What’s your rate? While everyone can recall their rate off the top of their head, it’s the only detail of the mortgage they remember or care to know. Though the rate is obviously important, your mortgage is so much more…

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Your home appliances are not only expensive investments, but they’re also the ones that can cause the greatest inconvenience when they stop working. Many appliances fail because they are overused or misused by the consumer. Whether you pay for an extended parts and labour warranty from your contractor or you stick with the basic limited…

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Traveling during the holidays can be incredibly stressful. Insane airports, excited and tired kids (who may or may not belong to you) more luggage than normal, and less skilled travelers create the perfect combination for a chaotic and frustrating trip. That is, unless you use our recipe for better travel and our brilliant holiday travel…

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These days it seems like you need to be making your own charcuterie or canning your own home-grown vegetables to even be somebody. For people who are busy or who have long commutes, or have no money for craft supplies (upcycling things you find in your house can take a not-so-surprising amount of new supplies),…

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If you’re thinking of selling your home, you’re probably busy with projects that will make your home more appealing to potential buyers. While a new coat of paint is a great way to freshen things up, you need to be smart in your colour choices. The wrong colour in a particular room can actually cause…

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