Market Watch - 2017 in REVIEW

By: Tori Wright & KJ Duck

Market Watch - 2017 in REVIEW

Tags: market watch toronto housing, condo, 1st time home buyer

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New Mortgage Rules for HomeBuyers

By: Tori Wright & KJ Duck

New Mortgage Rules for HomeBuyers

Tags: Toronto Real Estate Market, 1st time homebuyers, Riverdale, Mortgage rules, stress test

On Tuesday October 17, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) introduced new rules on mortgage lending to take effect next year. OSFI is setting a new minimum qualifying rate, or “stress test,” for uninsured mortgages (mortgage consumers with down payments 20% or greater than their home price). http://www.moneysense.ca/news/what-the-new-mortgage-rules-...Read More

Finding Value in Toronto's Fall Market | Featured Home

By: Tori Wright & KJ Duck

Finding Value in Toronto's Fall Market | Featured Home

Tags: Upper Beach Real Estate, Big Carrot opens second location, Fall Market House prices

The Fall Market is here & despite the recent 2 interest rate hikes the appetite for landing a house in this market is alive & well. For the moment, inventory is tight & buyers are back to lining up to get into Toronto's hottest neighbourhoods.   In a spring-market like frenzy last night we had buyers bow out of a house that was tallying over 8 offers ...Read More

A Place To Call Home | Prime Riverdale

By: Tori Wright & KJ Duck

A Place To Call Home | Prime Riverdale

Tags: Toronto Riverdale, 3 bedroom, 2 car parking, cedar sauna, 2 bath, finished basement

Check out this fabulous home in Prime Riverdale!  3 bedroom 2 bathroom with rare lane-way parking for TWO cars in Withrow PS district.  Stylish living & dining room with exposed brick & hardwood throughout. 4 piece bathroom on 2nd floor with separate tub and shower. Bright kitchen w/ lots of storage leading to a large private back deck. Spacious basement w/ radiant heat...Read More

Inspired Design Hits Riverdale

By: Tori Wright & KJ Duck

Inspired Design Hits Riverdale

Tags: Gut Renovation, 30 Strathcona Ave, High Design, Quality workmanship, custom design, Riverdale Toronto

There are houses -- and there are labours of love. This remarkable 4+1 bedroom semi with parking in prime Riverdale is the latter and a rare find in the Toronto market. It started out as a business collaboration between friends who shared a gift for creative custom design. Gutting a house and building it back up was a perfect blank canvas for these professional designers a...Read More

Teri Courchene does Coffee with…Realtor Tori Wright:
“Safe as houses?” Perspectives on the red-hot Toronto housing market

By: Tori Wright & KJ Duck

Teri Courchene does Coffee with…Realtor Tori Wright:
“Safe as houses?” Perspectives on the red-hot Toronto housing market

Tags: Teri Courchene, Economist, Toronto Market, Riverdale, Investing, aging in place

Teri Courchene is a friend, educator & economist who has started a coffee-talk style blog series on investing. She invited me for coffee (delicious) to get my take on the Toronto residential Real Estate market and investing in it.  Read below for our interview.    Welcome to Coffee with...a series of interviews about finances and investing. First up is Tori Wrig...Read More

By: Tori Wright & KJ Duck

Buying a house for under $1M in the Toronto market

Tags: Toronto real estate market, under pricing

April 11, 2017 One of the hardest price-points for buying a home in the Toronto market is $1M and under. In the last 30 days there were 42 houses that SOLD in the $1M  range in Toronto's East end (E1,E2,E3). Of those 42 houses that SOLD for $1M, 88% of them were listed between $699,000 and $799,000. So, If you have $1M burning a proverbial hole in your pocke...Read More

By: Tori Wright & KJ Duck

GTA UP 17%

Tags: Toronto Real Estate market, January 2017, REmax hallmark outlook

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By: Tori Wright & KJ Duck

Toronto Real Estate market 2017 outlook

Tags: Toronto, 2017 outlook, rising prices, condominium market

Expect to see a continued supply and demand crunch in 2017 Toronto Real Estate market.  2017 outlook Toronto Star ...Read More

By: Tori Wright & KJ Duck

Prices continue to soar despite new mortgage rules

Tags: toronto real estate, east end, home buying, mortgage rules

  The average selling price for all types of homes jumped to $762, 975, leading at least one expert to expect further action by Ottawa. Full Article, Toronto Star   ...Read More