July 20, 2017 – Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 2,670 residential transactions through TREB’s MLS® System during the first 14 days of July 2017. This result was down 39.3 per cent compared to the same period in 2016. The greatest year-over-year decline in sales was noted for the detached market segment. The lowest annual rate…

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No room is quite as multifunctional as the kitchen. The hub of the home, this space has evolved from a strictly utilitarian unit into a versatile room to prepare food, entertain guests and share meals. If you’re looking to do a kitchen remodel, keep in mind that a successful kitchen design needs to blend functionality…

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TORONTO, July 6, 2017 – Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,974 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in June 2017 – down by 37.3 per cent in comparison to June 2016. The number of new residential listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System, at 19,614, was up by 15.9 per cent compared to June 2016. While this…

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It’s summertime, and the living is easy  – or at least it will be when you check out these fast, fresh tips for your next backyard bash. Detailed Decorating Light up the party area with clear miniature lights. String them from trees, arrange them on the buffet table and even lay them on the ground…

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June 19, 2017 – Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 2,999 transactions through TREB’s MLS® System during the first 14 days of June 2017. This result was down by 50 per cent in comparison to the same time period in June 2016. The decline in sales was greatest for detached houses followed by other low-rise home…

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First impressions are everything; your home is no exception. Think of your home’s colour palette as an important backdrop, but picking the right paint is a topic that causes frustration for many. Paint is relatively simple to apply or change, but it is still important to remember that the wrong colour inside or out can…

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Do I need to clean my air ducts if my home is brand new? Surprisingly, yes. Construction debris is one of the most common types of contamination that is found in air duct systems. Fine particles, such as drywall dust or sawdust, as well as other materials can make their way into your system when…

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Bricks crumble and spall (break apart) for a variety of reasons, most of which point to moisture and water infiltration. You can protect your bricks from crumbling by adding proper drainage, checking for early signs of damage and properly cleaning and repairing bricks. Crumbling or spalling bricks are classified as deteriorating when entire chunks of…

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Spring is here, and so are some of the worst pests of the season. Every spring bugs and wildlife start to work their way into your home. Being proactive now can give you the upper hand in preventing an unwanted infestation. Here are a few tips to maintain bug-free home this spring and summer! Treat…

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Although going through the pre-approval process is more important than ever, the actual term ‘pre-approval’ is often misleading. It really addresses just a few variables that may arise once in the middle of an actual offer. The pressure in many markets has never been greater to write a condition-free offer, yet due to recent changes…

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