Just in time for the holidays.
Awesome 2 bed in Toronto's smoking hot South Riverdale.  
 

By: Tori Wright & KJ Duck

Just in time for the holidays.
Awesome 2 bed in Toronto's smoking hot South Riverdale.  
 

Tags: first time home buyer, Toronto east end, house hunting,

The Toronto Real Estate market is in transition, interest rates are rising and the Ontario fair housing plan is making it harder for people to access money. Still in Toronto's top neighbourhoods the market is strong & seeing double digit appreciation of 10-15% . Location, location, location. If you're a first-time home buyer or renter struggling to get into one of Toronto'...Read More

Loft Living

By: Tori Wright & KJ Duck

Loft Living

Tags: Foundry lofts, toronto condo living, 2 bed, 2 bath, lansdowne & davenport, Affordable living in toronto

Over 1000 square feet of 2-story sweet, spacious, loft living is is an amazing way to get a piece of the Toronto Real Estate market for under $800,0000! First-time home buyers/families/professionals/ loft-lovers... come check out Foundry Lofts - 2-story, 2 bed, 2 bath.  DETAILS & PICTURES Just step right in, literally! No fob or elevators required if you need to make a quick entran...Read More

Get into Toronto Real Estate

By: Tori Wright & KJ Duck

Get into Toronto Real Estate

Tags: Toronto Condo For Sale, 1+1 with parking, Under $460,000, Bayview Village,

  If you haven't entered the Toronto Real Estate market yet, now is a good time. Interest rates are rising and affordability is getting harder as the market continues to appreciate. Check out this updated Bayview Village 1+1 Condo with parking for under $460,000. Live-in or invest.  15 Singer Crt, 1011 http://www.atorontohome.com/idx/C4270617/Toronto/15-singer-crt.html    ...Read More

Toronto market, at a discount?

By: Tori Wright & KJ Duck

Toronto market, at a discount?

Tags: Toronto homes for sale, Riverdale, Leslieville, beach, buying in toronto

Everybody loves a sale right? Especially when the Seller gets a high return & the Buyer gets a discount. We see this in the retail world, the 40% off store-wide sale with tag prices that are inflated to protect the retailers margin & the red discounted price that makes the Buyer feel good about the deal they are getting.  If you look at the Toronto Real Estate market t...Read More

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