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Buying Your First Home?

October 25, 2012
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Who's Driving the Market Right Now?

October 17, 2012
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Chatting With Pat

July 13, 2012
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How I Lost 50 Lbs

February 1, 2012

Having gone through this incredible journey, I have to say that the best part is having more energy to apply to my career.  Take a gander at this article on how I lost over 50 lbs:

http://www.thestar.com/living/article/1122708--mandy-coz-lost-52-pounds

You can do this too!!!  If you have any questions or comments I'm only an email away :)

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Were You at the Golf Tournament? See the video!

November 9, 2011

 

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Mary's October Update Video

October 5, 2011

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Hey Vellore Village!!!

October 5, 2011

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September Rounds Out a Strong 3rd Quarter

October 5, 2011

Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 7,658 transactions through the TorontoMLS® system in September – a 25% increase over September 2010. Sales during the first three quarters of 2011 amounted to 70,588, representing a 2.6% increase compared to the first nine months of 2010.

“We have experienced strong growth in sales so far this year, with a much more active summer compared to 2010. However, while sales have been strong, we have continued to experience a shortage of listings, resulting in more competition between home buyers,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Richard Silver. “Over the past few months, the listing situation has started to improve, so we expect home buyers will have more homes to choose from in the months ahead.”

With annual growth in sales (+25%) outstripping annual growth in new listings (+15%) in September, market conditions became tighter and the average selling price continued to grow by close to 10 per cent on a year-over-year basis.

“Strong price growth through the first nine months of the year was mitigated to a great degree by low interest rates and rising incomes,” said the Toronto Real Estate Board’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis Jason Mercer. “As buyers continue to take advantage of the affordable home ownership options in the GTA, we remain on pace for the second best year for sales under the current TREB market area.”

** Provided By:  Toronto Real Estate Board, October 5th, 2011

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Just Smile!!!

September 21, 2011

If you need a pick-me-up.... just remember to smile!

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Rental Market Update

September 19, 2011

Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 6,933 apartment lease transactions through the TorontoMLS® system in the May through August 2011 period. This represented an 11% increase compared to the same period in 2010. The number of units listed during the period was also up, but by a lesser rate of 4% compared to 2010.

“Condominium apartments represent a very important component of the rental housing stock in the GTA. We have seen very little purpose-built rental apartment construction over the past few years. This means that people looking to rent an apartment with modern finishings and amenities have by and large turned to investor-held condominium apartments to meet their housing needs,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Richard Silver.

Average condominium apartment rents increased for all bedroom types. Average rents for one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments during the May through August period were up by 4 and 5% respectively compared to 2010.

“Growth in apartment rental transactions outstripped growth in the number of units listed. This means that competition between prospective renters increased. The result was higher average rents in comparison to last year,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

**Provided By:  Toronto Real Estate Board, September 19th, 2011

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Mid-September Resale Housing Report

September 16, 2011 - Updated: September 16, 2011

Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 3,149 transactions during the first 14 days of September, representing an increase of more than 25 per cent in comparison to the first two weeks of September 2010. New listings over the same period, at 6,890, were up by 14 per cent compared to last year.

“Purchasing and paying for a home over the long term represents the single largest financial commitment most households will make over a lifetime. To make this commitment, households must be confident in their economic prospects,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Richard Silver. “The fact that sales continued to grow through the first half of September suggests that GTA households remain confident that the economy will remain buoyant.”

The average selling price in the first half of September was $454,194 – an increase of 11 per cent compared to the same period in September 2010.

“Strong price growth in the GTA continues to be mitigated by a solid affordability picture. Mortgage rates will remain at or near current levels until the second half of 2012 if not into 2013,” said Jason Mercer, the Toronto Real Estate Board’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

“In response to strong price growth, more households chose to list their homes for sale in comparison to last August. Growth in listings is expected to continue. Increased choice will result in more sustainable rates of price growth,” continued Mercer.

** Provided By:  TREB, September 16th, 2011

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Strong End to the Summer Market

September 12, 2011

Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 7,542 sales through the TorontoMLS® system in August – a 24% increase over 6,083 sales in August 2010. New listings, at 12,509, were up by 20% compared to August 2010. Market conditions remained tight as sales growth outstripped growth in new listings.

"Home sales in the GTA have stood up well despite a less certain economic outlook," said Toronto Real Estate Board President Richard Silver. "Home sales will be bolstered by low mortgage rates moving forward. The Bank of Canada is expected to be on the sidelines until the second half of 2012 or even into 2013. However, home ownership affordability in the City of Toronto could be further improved with the removal of the City’s land transfer tax. This tax currently represents a substantial up front cost for home buyers.”

With market conditions remaining tight in the GTA, the average selling price continued to grow strongly in August – up by more than 10% year-over-year to $451,663.

"We remain on pace for the second best year on record for sales. Approximately 90,000 transactions are expected by the end of December," said TREB's Senior Manager of Market Analysis Jason Mercer. "Major home ownership costs, including the average monthly mortgage payment, remain affordable."

** Provided By: Toronto Real Estate Board, September 11th, 2011

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Saying Hello to Summer!

July 9, 2011

RE/MAX Premier’s 2nd Annual Yard Sale for the Cure was a smashing success, raising over $12,000 for breast cancer research.  Our office was the 3rd highest fundraising office in Ontario.  The rain held off and we had a great turnout, thanks for all of your support!

On another fundraising note—St. John Bosco Catholic School raised over $1800 in support of the Angels From Heaven Foundation with the bake sale.  A big thank you to all the students and teachers that helped to put this event together.

It’s bathing suit season and I am kicking it into high gear—Mom has started up a weekly walking/jogging club in Woodbridge and I am so in!!  Just 15 pounds left to my weight goal and it is being very stubborn, but it’s ok—the idea is to get healthy and I feel much better than I used to! 

I hope you had a great start to the summer, cheers!

 

- Mandy

 

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Keeping It Real

July 9, 2011 - Updated: July 9, 2011

Now that the postal strike is over, we can once again enjoy our snail mail...there’s something more personal and enjoyable about receiving a letter, note, or postcard vs. email or texting, yes?

Right now the real estate market can be confusing and perplexing, some properties selling quickly while others stagnate for months or never sell.  Personally I believe it’s the difference between being in the market or simply just “on the market”.   

The better question to ask would be – what’s the ‘reality market’?  A close look at local market conditions, days on the market within the area, and true property comparables will bring you closer to the market value of your home.   If you are thinking of selling, or know of a friend or family starting the process, we would love the introduction and take excellent care of them.

In August, I will be attending a real estate conference in San Diego and look forward to Mandy joining me this year.   Keeping up with industry knowledge, honing our skills and education is key for me and gives us the opportunity to learn and grow, while providing you with better service.

 

Have a great summer!

 

- Mary

 

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Mid-Year Resale Housing Report

July 6, 2011

Toronto, July 6, 2011

Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 10,230 home sales through the TorontoMLS® system in June 2011 – up 21 per cent compared to June 2010. This number represented the third best June result on record behind 2007 and 2009. The number of transactions during the first six months of 2011 amounted to 48,189 – down by 4.5 per cent compared to the first half of 2010.

“The strong June result capped off an interesting first half of 2011,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Richard Silver. “The pace of sales was a bit sluggish at the beginning of the year, but rebounded in May and June. Because of the positive affordability picture, home buyers remained confident in their ability to purchase and pay for a home over the long term.”

The average price for June transactions was $476,371 – a 9.5 per cent increase over June 2010. Through the first six months of the year, the average selling price was $467,169 – almost an eight per cent increase compared to the same period in 2010.

“While sales have been strong, we would be on track for a record number of transactions in 2011 if not for the decline in listings so far this year,” said Jason Mercer, the Toronto Real Estate Board’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. “Tight supply meant more competition between home buyers and an accelerating annual rate of price growth in the second quarter.”

“Home owners will likely react to the stronger price growth by listing their homes in greater numbers. A better supplied market would result in more moderate price increases,” continued Mercer.

** Provided By:  The Toronto Real Estate Board

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June Mid-Month Housing Report

June 17, 2011

The number of sales and the average selling price reported by Greater Toronto REALTORS® were both up during the first 14 days of June 2011. Sales through the first two weeks of June amounted to 4,787 – up 16 per cent over the same period in 2010. The average selling price for these transactions, at $477,853, was up nine per cent.

“The spring has always been the busiest time in the resale market, but the results for May and the first two weeks of June represented a marked improvement over last year. Low mortgage rates have kept affordability in check and buyers have felt confident in paying for a home over the long term,” said Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President Bill Johnston.

The number of new listings on the TorontoMLS® between June 1st and June 14th was down by eight per cent compared to 2010.

“Listings have been in short supply this year, while a lot of people have been looking to buy. The result has been enhanced competition between buyers and more upward pressure on price,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. “Strong price growth will prompt more home owners to list as we move toward 2012.”

** Provided by:  Toronto Real Estate Board

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Introducing.... Us. In Video.

June 9, 2011

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Mike & Laura Discuss Selling Their First Home

June 9, 2011

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Mid-March Resale Housing Report

March 21, 2011

TORONTO, March 16, 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.

The average price for transactions during the first 14 days of March was $460,196, representing a 4.6 per cent increase compared to the first two weeks of March 2010.

"Market conditions are tighter compared to this time last year, resulting in more competition between buyers and sustained upward pressure on the average selling price. The annual rate of price growth is expected to range between three and five per cent in 2011," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

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For Your Viewing Pleasure...RE/MAX Is Wack Rap Video

March 21, 2011

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Starting the Year off Right! TREB's Monthly Sales Report

February 5, 2011

Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 4,337 transactions through the Toronto MLS® system in January 2011. This result was 13 per cent lower than the record result reported in January 2010.

“While off the record pace experienced a year ago, the GTA resale market has started the year on a solid footing. Home buyers in Toronto and surrounding areas continue to benefit from a diversity of housing types for sale at many different price points,” said TREB President Bill Johnston.

The average selling price for January 2011 sales was $427,037, representing an increase of over four per cent compared to the average of $409,058 reported in January 2010.

“The average selling price is expected to grow at a moderate pace in 2011. Growth rates in the three to five per cent range will be sustainable from an affordability perspective,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

** Provided By:  Toronto Real Estate Board, February 4, 2011

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What's Happening Mid-Month in the Housing Market?

December 16, 2010

Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 2,509 sales through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) during the first two weeks of December 2010.


This represented a 19 per cent decrease compared to the 3,079 sales recorded during the same period in December 2009. Year-to-date sales amounted to 84,316 – down one per cent from the 2009 total of 84,888.


“While off the 2009 record, the level of December transactions remains strong from a historic perspective. The number of transactions in 2010 will be the third highest on record,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Bill Johnston.


The average price for December mid-month transactions was $435,225 – up three per cent compared to the average of $423,103 recorded during the first 14 days of December 2009.


“Market conditions remain tight enough to support moderate growth in the average selling price. Expect the three per cent annual rate of growth reported for the first two weeks of December to be the norm in 2011,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

** Provided By TREB - December 16, 2010

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Residential Values Expected to Climb in 2011

December 8, 2010

Although improved economic fundamentals will have a positive impact on Canadian housing markets moving forward, the forecast for residential real estate sales remains static in most major centres in 2011, according to a report released today by RE/MAX.  

The RE/MAX Housing Market Outlook 2011, examining trends and developments in 26 major centres across the country, found that home-buying activity in 2010 fell short of 2009 levels. Housing values, however, continued to climb, with virtually all areas reporting an upswing in average price, ranging from just under one per cent to 15 per cent this year. Lower inventory levels in many markets offset the effects of diminished demand, propping-up price in almost every instance. Kitchener-Waterloo, Quebec City, and St. John’s saw the greatest increases in average price this year, while Eastern Canadian markets including Hamilton-Burlington, Sudbury, Windsor, Moncton and Prince Edward Island were the only markets that bucked the downward trending in home sales in 2010.


By year-end, approximately 441,000 homes are expected to change hands nationally, a five per cent decline from the 465,251 sales reported in 2009. Housing values are forecast to continue to climb, up an estimated seven per cent to $340,000, compared with $320,333 one year earlier.


“In terms of resale housing activity, what many are talking about as the new normal is actually a return
to the traditional real estate cycle,” says Michael Polzler, Executive Vice President, Regional Director,
RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada. “The past decade was truly unprecedented—never before have we experienced a run up that was as strong or lasted as long. As we have digressed from the typical
pattern, people have forgotten what the usual healthy cycle looks like, but all the hallmarks are there.
Ample inventory levels, steady demand, and moderate growth, both in terms of sales and prices, will characterize the market in 2011.
While the pace may appear lackluster in comparison to what we’ve grown accustomed to, it underscores the principles of real estate 101: The market is cyclical. All boats rise and fall with the tide.”


Greater stability is expected to characterize the markets in 2011, with Canadian housing sales predicted to mirror 2010 levels at 441,000 next year, while average price is forecast to escalate three per cent to $350,000 by year-end 2011.


“Looking forward, we see steady improvement in provincial and local economies—which will bode well for housing markets across the board,” says Elton Ash, Regional Executive Vice President, RE/MAX of Western Canada. “The relentless drive in the market reminiscent of years past will be gone and instead, we can expect to see more normal, balanced market conditions, with buyers maintaining a slight edge.”

** Provided By:  RE/MAX Ontario, December 7, 2010

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Lower Mortgage Rates? Woohoo!

October 13, 2010 - Updated: October 13, 2010

Great news!  Mortgage rates come down again...  click on link to the Toronto Star article to read more:

http://www.moneyville.ca/article/874866--more-banks-cut-residential-mortgage-rates

Should you need help selecting the right mortgage product, give us a call - we have a fabulous mortgage broker on our team.

 

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