The Mother of All Bidding Wars, and My Thoughts

The Mother of All Bidding Wars, and My Thoughts

This week, a house sold in Toronto’s Yonge and Lawrence neighbourhood. That alone is hardly newsworthy, but the details on how the sale took place has likely been the most talked about real estate story in a long time.

On April 17th, a house on Glencairn Avenue was listed for sale for $699,000 with an offer date set for this past Sunday....

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Karly's House Crushes - Week of May 20, 2013

Karly's House Crushes - Week of May 20, 2013

Let's face it, we all like looking at nice houses...

That's why each week I publish my list of Toronto and Mississauga homes that came on the market over the past seven days that I'm crushing on. If one of the homes catches your eye, let me know and I can get you more details. Enjoy scoping out these dreamy homes. 

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Karly's House Crushes - Week of May 13, 2013

Karly's House Crushes - Week of May 13, 2013

Let's face it, we all like looking at nice houses...

That's why each week I publish my list of Toronto and Mississauga homes that came on the market over the past seven days that I'm crushing on. If one of the homes catches your eye, let me know and I can get you more details. Enjoy scoping out these dreamy homes.

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Why Is Rent So Expensive?

Why Is Rent So Expensive?

The reality for renters right now: you're going to need to cough up at least $1,500 -  $2,000 a month (plus utilities) for a one bedroom condo rental unit in Toronto. On average, this will get you between 500-700 square feet of living space.

So why is rent so high?  When will rising rents stabilize or decline? 

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Karly's House Crushes - Week of May 6, 2013

Karly's House Crushes - Week of May 6, 2013

Let's face it, we all like looking at nice houses...

That's why each week I publish my list of Toronto and Mississauga homes that came on the market over the past seven days that I'm crushing on. If one of the homes catches your eye, let me know and I can get you more details. Enjoy scoping out these dreamy homes.

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Why Your Bank Account Should Be Nicely Padded When House Hunting

Why Your Bank Account Should Be Nicely Padded When House Hunting

So you find your dream home, submit an offer, and the offer is accepted that night. Now the clock starts ticking – you have 24 hours for your deposit cheque to be delivered to the listing brokerage.  (Typically the buyer's real estate agent will pick it up from the buyer and then deliver it to the listing agent's office on behalf of the buyer).

It's something I find that a lot of first time home buyers are unaware of or maybe forget about in the middle of all the excitement from buying their first home. 

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