May 2024 Real Estate Market Update

As with April, May home sales were slower than average, especially in comparison to last spring’s short-lived pick-up in market activity. Just over 7,000 homes traded hands in May, down 21.7% or nearly 1,950 transactions from May 2023. With new…

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Top Relocation Choices Among Urban Dwellers

Half of Canadians living in the country’s three most populous municipalities — Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver — would consider buying a home in a less expensive city, if they were able to find a job or work remotely. Among renters…

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Five Simple Steps to Create a Low-tox Home

Our homes can be filled with toxins we aren’t even aware of. Embrace a healthier, eco-conscious lifestyle by making simple swaps to reduce exposure to harmful chemicals. Make your Own Cleaners Conventional household cleaners contain harsh ingredients that can negatively…

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Four Ways to Optimize your Home’s Equity

Whether planning for retirement, funding a major expense or aiming to build long-term wealth, your home's equity presents many opportunities for financial growth. Understanding how to effectively leverage your equity is key to unlocking its full potential. Home Equity Loan…

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How Much you Need for a Down Payment

When buying your first home or next one, lenders expect you’re going to put some money toward the purchase price. This is the down payment. Your mortgage covers the rest. But how much are you required to put down? It…

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April 2024 Real Estate Market Update

Home sales in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) were down in comparison to April 2023, when there was a temporary resurgence in market activity. With new listings strongly up year-over-year, there was increased choice for homebuyers and little movement in…

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Miele to Open Second In-mall Store in Toronto

Miele is among a number of retailers setting up soon-to-open storefronts in Sherway Gardens. The world’s leading manufacturer of premium home appliances will welcome customers to its newest Miele experience centre by the end of May. The store will mark…

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