TREB releases monthly market figures reported by GTA REALTORS®

Posted on Posted in Burlington, Hamilton, Market Activity, Mississauga, Oakville, Toronto, Uncategorized, YTD

NEW RELEASE FROM THE TORONTO REAL ESTATE BOARD TORONTO, ONTARIO, July 5, 2018 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura, in his first market release as TREB President, is pleased to announce some positive signs with respect to the housing market. Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,082 home sales through TREB’s MLS® System in June […]

Understanding Home Pricing in Today’s Market

Posted on Posted in Condo, HELP!, Market Activity, Oakville, Townhouse, YTD

So, what’s happening with Real Estate prices?  Why does it seem some have dropped a lot, yet other homes sell quick for a good price? Depending on where you look, and what you look at, there’s different levels of activity in the market, some areas and types of properties are selling well, others seem to […]

HOME CHECK – Oakville May 2018

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  How did OAKVILLE’s May 2018 real estate market perform? The above infographic compares to the same month for this and previous years.  It’s a snap shot but doesn’t tell the whole story!  For a better understanding, look at data plotted below.  The top plots are for fully detached homes, with average sale price on […]

HOME CHECK – Burlington May 2018

Posted on Posted in Burlington, HOME CHECK, Market Activity, YTD

  How did BURLINGTON’s May 2018 real estate market perform? The above infographic compares to the same month for this and previous years.  It’s a snap shot but doesn’t tell the whole story!  For a better understanding, look at data plotted below.  The top plots are for fully detached homes, with average sale price on […]

HOME CHECK – Waterdown May 2018

Posted on Posted in Burlington, Hamilton, HOME CHECK, Market Activity, Waterdown, YTD

  How did WATERDOWN’s May 2018 real estate market perform? The above infographic compares to the same month for this and previous years.  It’s a snap shot but doesn’t tell the whole story!  For a better understanding, look at data plotted below.  The top plots are for fully detached homes, with average sale price on […]

HOME CHECK – Hamilton May 2018

Posted on Posted in Hamilton, Hamilton-Wentworth, HOME CHECK, Market Activity, YTD

  How did HAMILTON’s May 2018 real estate market perform? The above infographic compares to the same month for this and previous years.  It’s a snap shot but doesn’t tell the whole story!  For a better understanding, look at data plotted below.  The top plots are for fully detached homes, with average sale price on […]

HOME CHECK – Niagara May 2018

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  How did NIAGARA’s May 2018 real estate market perform? The above infographic compares to the same month for this and previous years.  It’s a snap shot but doesn’t tell the whole story!  For a better understanding, look at data plotted below.  The top plots are for fully detached homes, with average sale price on […]

HOME CHECK – Waterdown April 2018

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  How is the market is for Waterdown?   Is 2018 still strong? Price wise, the detached value on average is fluctuating and a bit down from last year, but still doing well.  Non-Detached are doing well compared to previous years (except the bubble of 2017), but while Detached Home sales increased, Non-Detached Homes sales declined […]

HOME CHECK – Oakville April 2018

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  How is the market is for Oakville.   Is 2018 still strong? Price wise, the detached value on average has continued to decline with no clear indication of it settling, at this stage.   Non-Detached are doing well compared to previous years (except the bubble of 2017), but both Detached and Non-Detached Homes sales declined in […]

HOME CHECK – Burlington April 2018

Posted on Posted in Burlington, HOME CHECK, Market Activity, Uncategorized, YTD

  How did Burlington’s April 2018 market perform? For Detached homes, Burlington is slow, but sales in both quantity and price are slowly increasing.    Price is healthy compared to other areas, not including the bubble of 2017, but sales are off to a slow start, but an upward trend.  Other areas are not doing […]

HOME CHECK – Hamilton April 2018

Posted on Posted in Hamilton, Hamilton-Wentworth, HOME CHECK, Market Activity, Uncategorized, YTD

  How was the market for April in Hamilton? Price wise, the detached value is fluctuating with no clear direction up or down at this stage. Compared to previous years Hamilton is still strong in this market, last year’s ballooning spring market aside.   Non-Detached are doing well compared to previous years and holding up well […]

HOME CHECK – Niagara April 2018

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  Just pulled the numbers to see how the market is for Niagara.   Is 2018 still strong for Niagara? Price wise, the detached value is fluctuating with no clear direction up or down at this stage.   Non-Detached are doing well compared to previous years, but both Detached and Non-Detached Homes are doing well price wise […]

CREA Calls for Regulation of Home Cannabis Cultivation

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The Canadian Real Estate Association calls for regulations on home cultivation of cannabis Ottawa, ON, April 30, 2018 –  The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is proposing an amendment to Bill C-45 that would result in a moratorium on home cultivation of cannabis until the governments can enact rules and regulations for the entire country. […]

Home Check Niagara! Over three weeks in to April and a Strong Market!

Posted on Posted in HOME CHECK, Market Activity, Niagara, YTD

Just pulled the numbers to see how the market is for Niagara.   Is 2018 strong for Niagara? Price wise, the detached value is fluctuating with no clear direction up or down at this stage.   Non-Detached are doing well compared to previous years, but both Detached and Non-Detached Homes are doing well price wise compared to […]

Home Check Hamilton! Over three weeks in to April and a Strong Market!

Posted on Posted in Hamilton, Hamilton-Wentworth, HOME CHECK, Market Activity, YTD

Just pulled the numbers to see how the market is for Hamilton.   Is 2018 strong for Hamilton? Price wise, the value is fluctuating with no clear direction up or down at this stage.  Both Detached and Non-Detached Homes are doing well compared to previous years (better than other areas)! Detached homes sales numbers appear to […]

Home Check Burlington! Over three weeks in to April and a Strong Market!

Posted on Posted in Burlington, HELP!, HOME CHECK, Market Activity, YTD

Just pulled the numbers to see how the market is for Burlington.   Is 2018 strong for Burlington? Yes! Detached homes are still growing in price through this year, while non-detached are still settling in.  Like most areas, prices are down from last year, so it’s a great time to buy, and still a strong time […]

Home Check Oakville! Over three weeks in to April and Detached Homes are still Falling!

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Just updated the numbers this morning to see how the market is for Oakville.   Between foreign investment tax, and the mortgage changes, we’re really seeing the impact here as the average price for detached homes is still falling.  And yet, can you say the whole market is falling? Not at all!  Look at non-detached, below […]

HOME CHECK – Niagara March 2018

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How was March for Niagara Home Sales? In Detached Homes, sales activity is still strong and still within typical for the past three years, with 448 units sold.  For the first time this year, detached homes dipped below 2017 prices in March, but this is a reflection of 2017 gains, as we’re still at February […]

HOME CHECK – Oakville March 2018

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Oh, Oakville Detached Properties, what is happening to you! With sales activity it’s lowest in the last three years with only 142 units sold, we’re still seeing a decline in the average Oakville sales price, with March this year now falling to more than $300,000 compared to 2017!   Now to keep this in perspective (Because […]

HOME CHECK – Hamilton March 2018

Posted on Posted in Hamilton, Hamilton-Wentworth, Market Activity, YTD

 How was March for Hamilton Home Sales? In Detached Homes, sales activity was at its lowest in the last three years with only 386 units sold.  For the first time this year, detached homes dipped below 2017 prices in March, but are still very much higher than 2016 prices. How about Hamilton Non-detached Homes? […]

HOME CHECK – Burlington March 2018

Posted on Posted in Burlington, Market Activity, Oakville, Video, YTD

How was March for Burlington Home Sales? In Detached Homes, sales activity was at its lowest in the last three years with only 117 units sold.  While detached homes are still down compared to 2018, prices are climbing from previous months, showing the spring market value is still in a positive direction. How about Burlington […]

Market Comparison to Last Year – February ’18 Home Check

Posted on Posted in Burlington, Hamilton, Hamilton-Wentworth, HOME CHECK, Market Activity, Niagara, Oakville, Waterdown, YTD

A quick glance at how the market has shifted from last year at this time. Keep in mind, prices are still above 2016 stats in the majority of areas, so we still have a healthy market, in spite of this correction from last years ballooning spring market! See more detail on what’s happening.. Looking at […]

Halton, Hamilton & Niagara Regions – Home Check Overview

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Data extracted from Regional Real Estate Boards.

How (And Why) to Upgrade to Smart Blinds

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Everything you need to know about smart blinds! By Jennifer Tuohy Two of the most important elements of a home are natural lighting and comfort. We all want a home that is well-lit and comfortable, whether the sun is blazing outside or we’re in the depths of winter. A reliable way to balance great natural […]

Oakville – February 2018 Sales Performance

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We’re two months in to 2018 and the spring market is beginning to stir after a very crazy 2017! Oakville With no further government intervention (we hope!) we’re looking forward to 2018 returning as a normal growth year with a predictable sales cycle. The average pricing of detached homes is down a bit, and we’ve not […]

Burlington – February 2018 Sales Performance

Posted on Posted in Burlington, HOME CHECK, Market Activity, YTD

We’re two months in to 2018 and the spring market is beginning to stir after a very crazy 2017!  Burlington The pricing bubble burst, but average pricing of detached homes eventually fell below 2016 prices.  Burlington sellers were more realistic than neighbouring Oakville, adjusting their pricing faster.  While there was the resulting lower number of […]

Niagara – February 2018 Sales Performance

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We’re two months in to 2018 and the spring market is beginning to stir after a very crazy 2017! Niagara Region The pricing bubble burst in other areas closer to the GTA, but average pricing of detached homes is still above 2017 prices for this time of year.  However, like other areas, we’re seeing a […]

Hamilton – February 2018 Sales Performance

Posted on Posted in Hamilton, Hamilton-Wentworth, HOME CHECK, Market Activity, YTD

We’re two months in to 2018 and the spring market is beginning to stir after a very crazy 2017! Hamilton The 2017 pricing bubble burst, but Hamilton average pricing of detached homes, unlike other areas, continues to outperform last years pricing!  Like other areas, the number of sales remains low compared to the previous three […]

HOME CHECK – Oakville February 2018 Market

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Tarion Warranty – Did You Know?

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Did you know… “It is illegal for a builder to enter into an Agreement of Purchase and Sale or construction contract with a purchaser if the builder is not registered with Tarion. It is also illegal to begin construction of a home or condominium without first enrolling it with Tarion. Offenders will be charged by […]