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10 Biggest Home Trends in 2020

21 Jan

As we cruise through January, its worth a look to see what our HGTV Canada Stars deem as the upcoming 2020 home trends. Following is an article by Laura Grande from HGTV News – “Although it might be hard to believe, 2020 is right around the corner and, with it, comes plenty of speculation as to what will become the…

Oakville’s Housing Market Outlook 2020

10 Jan

According to an article by RE/MAX INTEGRA, Ontario-Atlantic Canada, Oakville should continue with balanced conditions for the housing market in 2020, which is expected to prevail in 2020 due to no economic changes. The average residential sale price is expected to rise by five per cent. The anticipated price increase is being attributed to low inventory and a strong buyer…

Sales Up For Luxury Toronto Real Estate $5M+

07 Jan

According to an RE/MAX of Ontario-Atlantic Canada article, after a soft start to the year, sales of Luxury Toronto real estate is on the upswing, surpassing 2018 trough levels. Year-to-date sales in the GTA of freehold and condominium properties priced in excess of $5 million topped 100 units between January and October 31. This is up 8.5 per cent from the…

Oakville ranks 4th on list of Top Places to Live in Canada

06 Jan

Maclean’s magazine came out with its first-ever ranking this month. Editor Claire Brownell ranked 415 communities on factors such as hospital wait times, access to a doctor, crime and taxes. She ranked them in terms of best place to retire (Toronto?), best weather (the aptly named Summerland, B.C.), most affordable homes (Salmon Arm, B.C., near Kamloops) and best place to raise a…

Where in Canada is the most Expensive Real Estate Market?

21 Jun

Canadian real estate prices are moving higher seasonally, but the annual change is diving further down.  For instance, Vancouver’s decline means it gives up the throne as Canada’s most expensive real estate market, giving it up to Oakville, Ontario! Read on to understand what has been happening in the market https://betterdwelling.com/vancouver-real-estate-is-no-longer-the-countrys-most-expensive-market/#_

New CMHC Program Details Released

17 Jun

The government has released details of a program announced during the last federal budget, an initiative that could see Canada’s housing agency contribute up to 10 per cent of the price of a buyer’s first home if certain conditions are met. Click on the link below to read all the details. https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cmhc-first-time-buyer-program-1.5178055

Greater Share of Home Buyers Move West in the GTA

18 Apr

Migration patterns of residential homebuyers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have shifted west, with market share rising in Halton Region and West Toronto between 2013 and 2018, according to a report released today by RE/MAX of Ontario-Atlantic Canada. Click the Link below to read the full article. http://blog.bestagent.ca/greater-share-of-homebuyers-move-west-in-the-gta/

YOUR PERSONAL SANCTUARY: 6 BATHROOM TRENDS FOR 2019

16 Apr

The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing share current trends in Bathrooms. Here is snippet from their article – Now that 2019 is well underway it’s time to dig into the current trends and discover the new ideas people are raving about this year. One big room to focus on in 2019? Bathrooms. These rooms are becoming your home within a…

2019 RE/MAX Single Home Buyers Report

21 Feb

RE/MAX recently released their findings regarding Canada’s Home Buyers. Click on the link below to read the top line results and statistics RE/MAX discovered! http://blog.bestagent.ca/2019-remax-single-home-buyers-report/

Does Location Top Style?

14 Aug

When purchasing real estate, does location top style? We think it does! Location! Location! Location! almost always wins in our books. Click on the link below to see what RE/MAX has to say about this. https://blog.remax.ca/location-top-style-buying-real-estate-survey-says/

Pantone Picks a Purple for Its 2018 Color of the Year

12 Dec

Color management company Pantone Color Institute unveiled its selection for Color of the Year for 2018, and it’s an enchanting choice: a deep purple called Ultra Violet. Pantone says it chose this color because it conveys “originality and ingenuity, [and] is a distinctive and complex purple shade that fascinates and intrigues.” Intriguing indeed. And while I can see this shade being…

Six Tactics for a Smart Move

23 Oct

Moving can often be equal parts exciting and stressful. In fact, according to HealthStatus.com, moving is one of the top five most stressful life events that we experience. So how can you minimize stress and ensure a smooth move? Our friends at The Real Estate Book have compiled a list of six organizational tactics to keep moving day on track. SIMPLIFY BEFOREHAND: Before…

New Mortgage Rules Simplified

23 Oct

With all of the talk in the news about the new mortgage rules its easy to get confused. Kerri Becker with The Royal Bank of Canada has provided us with the information below to help simplify and make sense of the new rules. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) announced the following new regulations effective January 1,…

Chinese Property Investment Focus: Canada

18 May

Avis Team marketing partner Juwai.com has just released their in depth report titled Chinese Property Investment Focus: Canada. Find out key motivating factors for Chinese buyers, Chinese enquiries into Ontario properties, Chinese consumer segments and more!  Contact Avis Team for your own copy!