October 2019 GTA Real Estate Data

It’s here, the most comprehensive Real Estate Market Data report for October 2019 for the GTA… Interested in knowing what your home is worth in today’s market? CLICK HERE to find out how much you can get for your home. Sales… Click Here

The top 6 renovation updates that will increase your property value

Renovations offer a real opportunity to increase your home’s value — so long as the upgrades are strategic. In 2018, real estate brokerage Royal LePage released a study outlining which renovations will give you the most bang for your buck when you list your home to sell. Kitchens topped the list, offering the biggest return on investment, … Continue reading The top 6 renovation updates that will increase your property value

Canada’s economy will feel the ‘wealth effect’ in 2020 thanks to rising home values

Sean MacKay Oct 1, 2019 If current home price trends continue, Canadians are going to be feeling wealthier in the coming years. And when Canadians feel wealthier, consumer spending tends to rise leading to better country-wide economic performance. While this may seem like economics 101-style logic, TD senior economist Brian DePratto took a closer look at … Continue reading Canada’s economy will feel the ‘wealth effect’ in 2020 thanks to rising home values

September was another winning month for Canadian housing. What could go wrong?

Sean MacKay Oct 17, 2019 Photo: James Bombales Canadian home sales were up for a seventh straight month, as prices rose along with them and mortgage rates stayed low. Overall it was a decent September for the Canadian housing market that didn’t knock anyone’s socks off, but continued to look like the return to form many … Continue reading September was another winning month for Canadian housing. What could go wrong?

5 ways to decorate with First Light, Benjamin Moore’s 2020 Color of the Year

Kelsey Pudloski Oct 13, 2019 Photo: Benjamin Moore Millennial Pink is the cockroach of the color wheel — it refuses to die and is constantly evolving. Case in point: First Light, Benjamin Moore’s 2020 Color of the Year, a “soft, rosy hue blooming with potential.” The pale pink has a subtly cool undertone, which makes it more versatile … Continue reading 5 ways to decorate with First Light, Benjamin Moore’s 2020 Color of the Year

7 tips to keep your small succulents and cacti alive and thriving

Jenny Morris Oct 14, 2019 I used to kill every succulent and cactus I brought into my house, despite the fact that everyone promised that they were “so easy” and “impossible to kill” (liars!). It wasn’t until I started working in a plant store that I began to dispel some of the deep-rooted myths standing between me … Continue reading 7 tips to keep your small succulents and cacti alive and thriving

21 painted pumpkin ideas to try in your home this fall

Kelsey Pudloski Oct 16, 2019 Because carving a pumpkin is too difficult and too messy! 1. These “fresh to death” 90s-inspired pumpkins covered in homemade stickers. Photo: kailochic/Instagram Peep the DIY tutorial here. 2. This self-care queen who understands the benefits of a detoxifying clay mask. Photo: alilabelle/Instagram 3. These easy and totally on-trend “terrazzo tile” pumpkin designs. Photo: laurenconradco/Instagram Get … Continue reading 21 painted pumpkin ideas to try in your home this fall

Weighing the pros and cons of the 4 most popular kitchen layouts

Kelsey Pudloski Oct 12, 2019 Photo: James Bombales, design by NFG Designs Whether you’re buying new construction or planning a full-gut renovation, there’s a lot to consider when choosing the layout of your dream kitchen. Nikki Fisher-Gigault is an interior decorator from Toronto, Ontario and the founder of NFG Designs. Prior to launching her own business, she worked … Continue reading Weighing the pros and cons of the 4 most popular kitchen layouts

This one chart shows how far Toronto home sales dropped after the 2016-17 market madness Sean MacKay Oct 9, 2019

Sean MacKay Oct 9, 2019 Photo: James Bombales Through the busy spring and early summer home buying season there were a record-breaking 37,749 homes sold in the Toronto region market from April to June. This was an unprecedented period of sales activity for the market, one that led to many market observers and policymakers to conclude … Continue reading This one chart shows how far Toronto home sales dropped after the 2016-17 market madness Sean MacKay Oct 9, 2019

Homes are being built at a “relentless” pace in Canada — here’s why it’s still not enough

Sean MacKay Oct 8, 2019 Photo: James Bombales Canadian homebuilding continued to beat expectations through the early fall, but when you take a good, hard look at the economic fundamentals driving the pace of activity, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that builders are still having trouble satisfying buyer demand in some parts of the country. … Continue reading Homes are being built at a “relentless” pace in Canada — here’s why it’s still not enough