March Real Estate Update Report

Posted on Mar 7, 2016 by Chris Foley

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TORONTO REAL ESTATE MARKET update:     prices are up 14.9% - Market is strong!
Toronto Real Estate Board Members reported a record breaking 7,621 transactions in February 2016 - that's a 21.1% increase in sales compared to same time last year.
The new federal mortgage lending guidelings require at least 10% down payment on the portion of purchase prices between $500,000 and $1,000,000.
Despite the new mortgage rules, strong competition between buyers resulted in a growth in selling prices. The average selling price in the GTA was still up by a healthy 14.9% to $685,278.
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Calling All George Jetson Wannabes! Which One of These Futuristic Home Tech Solutions Would You Splurge On?

Posted on Oct 17, 2015 by Chris Foley

The Amazing List: 75 Smart Home Tech Solutions

Home tech is smarter than ever. The newest devices and apps are simplifying tasks, making better use of resources and trasnforming the way we live. 

Here's our top 3 of the latest in smart tech for the home!

  • Window Blinds: remotely control your shades and even automate schedules and configurations to save energy. Bali $360, Serena from $369 and Hunter Douglas from $400
  • Thermostats: Nest learns your habits and programs itself to turn up the heat or down according to your routine $249
  • Backsplash Display Screen: look up recipes online, watch cooking shows, or take a video call while sauteing. The Alno Kitchen Display can be fitted to most systems Contact for pricing. 

Click here for the full futuristic list!

October 2015 Real Estate Update Report For The Toronto and GTA Housing Market

Posted on Oct 17, 2015 by Chris Foley

Toronto Real Estate Board President Mark McLean announced record home sales for the month of September.

There was a combined 8,200 home sales through TREB's MLS System, representing a 2.5% increase from September of last year. 

The first 9 months of 2015 amounted to a record breaking 80,331 sales in total representing a 9.55% increase compared to the first three quarters of 2014.


( if this is too much wording, click here to watch the video - we understand ;) 

We are on track for record home sales reported through MLS this year. Total transactions reported by TREB members in 2015 are expected to be at or near the 100,000 mark.

The MLS Home Price Index (HPI) Composite Benchmark, which accounts for benchmark home prices in communities throughout the TREB market area, was up substranially in September by 10.5%. Over the same period, the average selling price in the GTA was up annually by 9.2% to $627,395.

The number of transactions were up for all major home types, including a double-digit year-over-year increase in condominium apartment sales.

Low rise homes including detached, semi detached and townhouses continue to drive the average price growth during the final quarter. This suggests that competition between buyers will remain strong, and price growth is expected to continue through the remainder of 2015.

Murder Mystery At The ROM?! Toronto Events For The Month Of October

Posted on Oct 17, 2015 by Chris Foley

Toronto After Dark! Halloween Activities for the Month of October

Check out one of these Toronto Haunted Adventures!      

Looking for a unique way to celebrate Halloween on October 31st?  The Toronto Halloween Cruise is a spooky good time as you sail past the Toronto Harbour Skyline while sitting in Captain Hooks bar! Call to book 416-203-7245.

The Exhibition Place turns into Screamers Halloween Park from October 17- November 1st. Featuring six fear-filled haunted attractions, Screamers has horrors for even the most discerning tastes. Pay one price for all six attractions including the unlimited carvinal rides at the Field of Screams Midway. 

Halloween Haunt at Canada's Wonderland runs every Friday Saturday and Sunday 7pm - midnight. 1 Night tickets as low as $30.99. Upgrade to the Fright Lane and Skeleton Key and never wait in line! More info at

Murder At The ROM - A Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt: A curator has been murdered and a trail of clues left behind, connected to secrets in the collections. As you solve clues, you'll begin to piece together a tale of greed, lust, pride and revenge! Buy tickets here

Tips For How To Buy The Right Home For You - Toronto Real Estate Board President Visits Breakfast Television

Posted on Oct 17, 2015 by Chris Foley

TREB President Visits Breakfast Television

Are you looking for a New Toronto Condo Investment – Here is a Look at our Top Pick

Posted on Oct 17, 2015 by Chris Foley

Are you looking for a New Toronto Condo Investment – Here is a Look at our Top Pick

Insider VIP Pricing for Minto Westside Condos at Front and Bathurst starting at $199,900.
  • Affordable Pricing
  • 2 Year Rental Guarantee
  • Plus Free Locker
  1. Redefining the intersection of Bathurst and Front
  2. Scheduled Occupancy January 2018.
  3. Steps to the Waterfront, abundance of shopping and dining. Work, Live, Play!
  4. Check out the Inventory in the Low $200,000’s

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Real Estate Council of Ontario Weighs in on the Rebate Craze

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 by Chris Foley

Nowadays there are many Real Estate Agents and Brokerages offering discounts and incentives. The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) has offered some clarification and guidelines for how to make your transaction a safe one. 

1. Beware "Bird Dog Fees".  A Rebate or incentive can only be offered to a client with respect to the trade they are directly involved in. What that means to you: you cannot receive a rebate for a referral of another client. Any incentives offered to those without a real estate license in exchange for a referral are prohibited by RECO.

2. Lookout for false or missleading advertising. If you see any offers for vacations or cruises look closely for fine print to see if airfare is included. 
Play by the rules: any games of chance ie "Buy with me for your chance to win a trip for two"  need to comply with the Gaming Control Act, The Competition Act, and the Criminal Code
Dual Representation: If the brokerage representing you is also representing the other party in the transaction (buyer and seller) the brokerage is required to disclose what that incentive is to the other party. 
 Its All Relative. If a real estate sales representative offers to cover your legal fees or home inspection costs but the lawyer or inspector is a relative of theirs, this must be disclosed to the client. 

When clients trust me with the purchase or sale of their home, they deserve all the facts. Call me for a Free Home Evaluation Report to find out how much your home is worth. 

February Market Watch Report

Posted on Mar 9, 2014 by Chris Foley

Toronto and GTA Condo Report - Easy Buy Programs

Posted on Mar 9, 2014 by Chris Foley

 Looking for the Latest GTA Condo Projects?
Insider Information on Exclusive Consumer Incentives

This newsletter is intended to provide you with a quick look at what is happening in the GTA with
a selection of the latest condo projects from the City's Top Builders.

For more Details on any of these projects showcased below, or for statistical information and pricing
details, call or e-mail me today.

Eau Du Soliel Waterfront Condominiums - Lakeshore / Parklawn

Affordable Pricing:  Starting in the Mid $200's  - First Occupancy:  July 2017

Easy Buy Low Money Down Program:    Great Opportunity for Buyers with Limited Down Payment!
$2500 Today - $500.00 Per Month that helps build your Down Payment for a 2017 closing date.
Now that's an Opportunity for All First time Buyers and Investors!  

** Comfortable Down Payment Plan **

Wynfield Homes - Southwest Brantford - Get a Bigger House with Less!
Freehold - Town Homes - Detached
Price:  Starting from $214,990    First Occupancy:  2013
*Easy Buy Program:   $5% Down over 12 Months and $500.00 Initial Deposit!

The Mark - Markham - Big Buyer Incentives!

Price: Starting from $259,990   Location: Markham    First Occupancy: July 2015

Choose your suite, choose your view, choose your floor = One Price. 
Plus 10,000 off 1 bedroom and 1 bedroom plus den. Or 15,000 off 2 bedroom and 2 bedroom plus den. 
Plus two years free maintenance.

Beyond the Sea - Etobicoke Lakeshore / Parklawn - Hot Waterfront

Price: $379,990 * Few suites remaining!   Location: Parklawn / Lakeshore 
Occupancy: Immediate 
Only a few suites remain in the successful Beyond the Sea towers in Etobicoke! 
**  Parking included with purchase price **

Glow Signature Towns - Port Credit, Mississauga
The Most Talked About Towns in South Mississauga

Price:  Starting from $514,900    Occupany:   April 2015
Maintenance Fees Only $50.00 per month
Incredible Location in Sought After Port Credit - Inventory Limited

Lakeside Homes - Brampton  - Towns, Semi's and Detached

Price: Semi's Starting from $349,990; Townhomes $399,900;

Semi Detached $429,990; Detached: $559,990 Occupancy: 2014

Limited Time Bonus: Close early and get a completed finished basement!
Inventory is Limited!  Going Fast!

August Real Estate Update

Posted on Aug 17, 2013 by Chris Foley