House Cleaning tips

Here are few tips that can be used to keep the house clean.

Clean a Mirror: You don’t have to buy glass cleaners and paper towels to clean your mirrors.  Just some vinegar and an old newspaper is all you need to keep your mirrors shining as n

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Investment Tips

Take Control of Your Own Financial Future
Know Where Your Money Goes
Get a Grip on Taxes
Guard Your Health
Guard Your Wealth

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Mortgage Tips

You can make a small down payment — or none at all
Lenders say they often dispel the mistaken idea that homebuyers have to make down payments of at least 20 percent. In fact, some loan programs allow qualified people to buy homes with no down payme

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Price cut leads to deal for penthouse in Yorkville

164 CUMBERLAND ST., No. 702, TORONTO ASKING PRICE $950,000 SELLING PRICE $900,000 PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $700,000 (2009); $255,000 (1995) TAXES $5,014 (2014) DAYS ON THE MARKET 81 LISTING AGENT Boris Kholodov, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Johnston and Daniel Division The Action: Anxious to avoid the competition from several other owners looking to sell […]

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High-priced Entertainment District suite triggers bidding war

8 CHARLOTTE ST., No. 3107, TORONTO LIST PRICE $549,900 SOLD PRICE $549,900 PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $415,348 (2013) TAXES $3,282 (2015) DAYS ON THE MARKET 7 LISTING AGENT Christopher Bibby, Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc The action: In a two–year-old high-rise in the Entertainment District, homeowners rarely vacate upper level suites, such as this one-bedroom plus den. […]

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Two-bedroom unit in North York snags off-market deal

11 WILLIAM CARSON CRES., No. 609 ASKING PRICE 1,599,000 SELLING PRICE 1.6-million TAXES $5,893 (2015) DAYS ON THE MARKET Zero LISTING AGENT Marni Lokash, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd. The Action: A few years ago, the sale of this two-bedroom corner unit at the Antiquary did not go unnoticed by a realtor, who recently approached […]

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Data void on home ownership hampers B.C.’s ability to tackle heated market

In the last week, the need for answers about Vancouver’s increasingly freakish real estate market has reached a fever pitch. The need for action is particularly dire after a succession of revelations: The Globe’s investigation this week of the legal but controversial practice of contract assignment that has seen some real estate agents make windfall […]

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Luxury B.C. townhouse with mountain view sells for $360,000

13819 232ND ST., MAPLE RIDGE, UNIT 112 SILVER VALLEY ASKING PRICE $348,500 SELLING PRICE $360,000 PREVIOUS PRICE $298,175 (2011) DAYS ON MARKET 8 MAINTENANCE FEE $198.36 p/m TAXES $2,574.92 LISTING AGENTS Jason Dryburgh & Rob Breckwoldt, Keller Williams Elite What They Got: This Silver Valley three-bedroom, 1,538-square-foot townhouse has an open floor plan, fenced yard […]

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One-bedroom sale sets record for landmark Toronto building

637 LAKE SHORE BLVD W., No. 106 ASKING PRICE $649,900 SELLING PRICE $634,900 TAXES $3,479 (2015) DAYS ON THE MARKET 10 LISTING AGENT Christopher Bibby, Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc. 637 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (Jordan Prussky) The action: Mid-January was not an ideal time to try to lure buyers to this one-bedroom-plus-den unit at Tip […]

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Luxury midtown suite sells $22,800 shy of $800,000 list price

123 EGLINTON AVE. E., No 1011 ASKING PRICE $799,800 SELLING PRICE $777,000 TAXES $4,586 (2015) DAYS ON THE MARKET 37 LISTING AGENT Ira Jelinek, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd. The action: Last November, a 14-year-old high-rise midtown offered a few units for sale, including this two-bedroom-plus-den corner suite. Twenty showings later, it was sold $22,800 […]

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Home of the Week: A prismatic house in the Mulmur hills

THE LISTING: 758029 2nd Line E., Mulmur Township, Ont. ASKING PRICE: $975,000 LAND SIZE: 1.99 acres TAXES: Not yet assessed AGENT: Grace Franco-Lloyd, broker, and Greg Lloyd, salesperson, Sally Franco Real Estate Inc. Brokerage Gregory Ryback wanted to build”a country house with a twist” in Mulmur Township. (Sean O’Reilly) For many Torontonians, the land on […]

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