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Insight: The Art of Living

January 18th, 2018

Published three times a year, INSIGHT: The Art of Living is created by an expert team of highly acclaimed writers and renowned photographers. Drawing on the rich heritage of the Sotheby’s brand, this stunning publication speaks with authority on the issues, ideas and personalities that resonate with its intelligent readership.

Topics Include:

  • Architecture & Interior Design
  • Arts, Cultur ...

December 2017 Market Watch

January 8th, 2018
GTA Realtors Release December/Annual Stats

Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 92,394 sales through TREB's MLS® System in 2017. This total was down 18.3 per cent compared to the record set in 2016.

Record sales in Q1 were followed by a decline in Q2 and Q3 after the Ontario Fair Housing Plan (FHP) was announced. The pace of ...

131 Yonge Blvd, Toronto, Ontario

December 14th, 2017

I just finished uploading this House for sale, 131 Yonge Blvd, Toronto, Ontario

Welcome to 131 Yonge Blvd., this landmark home was designed by esteemed architect Richard Wengle. The impressive facade with its classic lines and striking features makes it one of the most admired houses in the Cricket Club - wrapped almost fully in natural stone, this house will be just as desirable in 100 year ...

131 Yonge Blvd, Toronto, Ontario

December 13th, 2017

I just finished uploading this House for sale, 131 Yonge Blvd, Toronto, Ontario

Welcome to 131 Yonge Blvd., this landmark home was designed by esteemed architect Richard Wengle. The impressive facade with its classic lines and striking features makes it one of the most admired houses in the Cricket Club - wrapped almost fully in natural stone, this house will be just as desirable in 100 year ...

November 2017 Market Watch

December 5th, 2017
GTA Realtors Release November Stats

Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,374 transactions through TREB's MLS® System in November 2017. This result was up compared to October 2017, bucking the regular seasonal trend. On a year-over-year basis, sales were down by 13.3 per cent compared to November 2016.

New listings entered ...

Easements Explained

December 4th, 2017

EASEMENTS EXPLAINED

 

The word easement appears in almost every Agreement of Purchase and Sale. It is a common term, but often misunderstood. Whether you own a property or are considering the purchase of a property, it is important to understand what an easement is.

Easements are an important part of our property law system.  They give certain rights to others, such as municipalities and u ...

October 2017 Market Watch

November 2nd, 2017
GTA Realtors Release October Stats


Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos reported 7,118 residential sales through TREB's MLS® System in October 2017. This result represented an above-average increase between September and October of almost 12 per cent, pointing to stronger fall market conditions.

On a year-over-year basis, October sales were down compared to 9,715 transacti ...

Pitfalls of buying a pre-construction condominium

November 2nd, 2017

As the price of detached and semi-detached homes continues to increase, many homebuyers are choosing to enter the housing market by purchasing brand-new preconstruction condominiums. Buying a preconstruction condominium has many benefits. However, the builder’s contract is very one-sided and in favor of the builder. This column will examine some of the important provisions that should be cons ...

83 De Vere Gardens, Toronto, Ontario

October 20th, 2017

I just finished uploading this House for sale, 83 De Vere Gardens, Toronto, Ontario

Welcome to 83 De Vere Gardens - This exceptional home in the heart of the Cricket Club will impress you immediately with its grand appearance, beautiful landscaping and stately circular drive - when combine with the full two car garage and 2 car side drive, 83 De Vere has an abundance of parking for large fam ...

Insurance or Survey?

October 6th, 2017

Since the inception of title insurance, I am seeing far fewer surveys in real estate transactions.  The reason for this is simple.  When title insurance was introduced into the Canadian marketplace in the mid 1990's, it was first offered to lenders as an economical way to simplify refinance transactions by eliminating the lender's requirement that the borrower provide an up to date survey of ...

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