Archive for August, 2010

Did You Know That Your Childhood Home Is Featured In Arcade Fire’s New Music Video?

 

     Some of you may be thinking, “This is a Toronto real estate blog.  What the hell are you doing posting about Arcade Fire‘s latest music video?”  Well, I’d argue that this post is related to real estate, in a way.  And besides, it’s my blog and I get to post what I want!

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Spotlight: “Europa” In The Little Italy/College Street West Area

Europa In Little Italy/College Street West Area Photo

Location, location, location.  The 3 most important things in real estate, right?  Certainly this adage applies to the condo building on Palmerston Ave known as “Europa“.  While the Little Italy/College Street West area is one of the most sought after in the city, residential condo units in the neighbourhood are hard to come by. Continue Reading »

Toronto Real Estate Market Report: August 2010 Mid-Month Statistics

Toronto Real Estate Market Report: August 2010 Mid-Month Statistics Photo

     Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 2,732 sales through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) during the first two weeks of August 2010.  This represented a 29 per cent decrease compared to the 3,832 sales recorded during the same period in 2009. New listings, at 4,770 were down eight per cent compared to the first two weeks of August 2009.

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CREA Economist Explains July’s National Home Sales Activity

     Are you a fan of line graphs, bar charts, and market stats analysis?  If so you’ll love the above YouTube video posted today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).  For the rest of you, Mr. Cathcart’s breakdown of what’s happening in the Canadian real estate market at the moment is still very much worth a look.  I’ve also listed some of the video’s key points below.

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My Blog Is One Year Old This Week. Happy 1st Birthday!

My Blog Is One Year Old This Week.  Happy 1st Birthday! Photo

     Like anyone else, I’ve celebrated my share of milestones over the years.  Kindergarten graduation, my first kiss, marriage, buying my first home…  This week I’m proud add one more thing to the list – my real estate Blog is now one year old!

What does one get a Blog for its birthday, you ask?  Well, I have a few ideas…

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Toronto Real Estate Market Report: July 2010 Statistics

Toronto Real Estate Market Report: July 2010 Statistics Photo 

     Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 6,564 sales in July – a 34 per cent dip from the record 9,967 sales reported in July 2009. New listings, at 10,825, dropped to the lowest level for the month of July since 2002.  “The level of July sales remained below the expected long-term trend. The market has become more balanced following record monthly sales through most of the winter and early spring,” said Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President Bill Johnston.

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