Archive for March, 2011

Five For Friday

Five For Friday Photo

     It’s roundup time!  Let’s take a look back at some of the more interesting articles, videos, and photos that popped up over the past two weeks… 

#5.  Photos Of The Supermoon Above Toronto

Five For Friday Photo     On the 20th, Derek Flack of blogTO posted a choice selection of photos of Saturday’s supermoon.  Stunning photos aside, I think David did a good job of summing up this rare natural wonder when he wrote, “Impressive, yes. Jaw-droppingly amazing, not so much.”  Read the full article here.

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Toronto Real Estate Market Report: March 2011 Mid-Month Statistics

Toronto Real Estate Market Report: March 2011 Mid-Month Statistics Photo

      Following is TREB’s market report for mid-March 2011:  Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 4,138 sales during the first two weeks of March 2011 – a five per cent decrease compared to the first two weeks of March 2010. The number of new listings also dipped – down by 15 per cent compared to the same period last year.

“A positive economic outlook for the Greater Toronto Area, including steady growth in jobs and incomes, has kept households confident in their ability to purchase and pay for a home over the long term,” said Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President Bill Johnston.

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Does My Deposit Cheque Need To Be Certified?

 Does My Deposit Cheque Need To Be Certified? Photo

     In my recent blog post on real estate deposits (read it here) I answered some of the key questions that my clients often have: “How much should the deposit be?”  “When is the deposit due?”  There’s another question that often gets asked and deserves a little attention here: “Does my deposit cheque need to be certified?”

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Five For Friday

Five For Friday Photo

     It’s weekly roundup time!  Let’s take a look back at some of the more interesting articles, videos, and photos that popped up over the past seven days… 

#5.  The 10 Ugliest Streets In Toronto

Five For Friday Photo     On Wednesday, Derek Flack of blogTO compiled a list of the ten most unattractive streets in T-Dot.  Here’s hoping yours didn’t make the list!  Read the full article here.

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Toronto Real Estate Market Report: February 2011 Statistics

 

     Following is TREB’s market report for Febuary 2011: Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 6,266 transactions through the TorontoMLS® system in February 2011. This result was 14 per cent lower than the record sales reported in February 2010.

While not representing a record, February 2011 sales were 50 per cent higher than the number reported in February 2009 during the recession and slightly higher than the average February sales over the previous ten years.

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