How to Avoid Getting Burned as a  Buyer in a Red-Hot Market

By: Natalie Lewin

How to Avoid Getting Burned as a Buyer in a Red-Hot Market

Tags: Real Estate, Toronto, Buyers, Housing Market

Despite the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) gloomy prediction that Canada’s housing market wouldn’t recover until mid 2022, the pandemic has yet to extinguish the red-hot fire that is the Toronto real estate market! According to the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB), residential sales were up a whopping 40.3% last month compared to August 2019, and ...Read More

5 Cozy Fall Interior Décor Trends

By: Natalie Lewin

5 Cozy Fall Interior Décor Trends

Tags: Real Estate, Toronto, Home Decor, Interior

If the surge in “banana bread” Google searches and the 80% increase in sweatpants sales from April tell you anything, it’s that homeowners have been looking for ultra-comfort in food, fashion, and even home décor these last few months. While fall has always been synonymous with comfort, expect to see a new level of “cozy vibes” this season. Here are 5 fall d&ea...Read More

How to Prep Your Home for a Real Estate Virtual Tour

By: Natalie Lewin

How to Prep Your Home for a Real Estate Virtual Tour

Tags: real estate, toronto, coronavirus, virtual tour

  Is every inch of your home ready to be viewed by hundreds of potential buyers... virtually? If not, it's time to get to work! Virtual tours are becoming one of the most important components of contactless real estate transactions with 73% of agents (as of mid-April 2020) seeing an increase in requests for virtual showings. Whether you're working with your agent to create a live wa...Read More

House Hunting During the Coronavirus? Avoid These Real Estate Listing Red Flags

By: Natalie Lewin

House Hunting During the Coronavirus? Avoid These Real Estate Listing Red Flags

Tags: real estate, toronto, coronavirus

House-hunting in the midst of the coronavirus has made it challenging for realtors (no longer able to hold open houses) to show buyers the homes they are interested in. Instead, many agents are turning to technology—virtual tours, 3-D Tours, detailed online listings, etc.—to help clients get a feel for the home. While many online listings include gorgeous high-resolution images and a f...Read More

Should I Buy or Sell My Toronto Home During the COVID-19 Crisis?

By: Natalie Lewin

Should I Buy or Sell My Toronto Home During the COVID-19 Crisis?

Tags: real estate, toronto, coronavirus

Since its outbreak in Wuhan, China in November 2019, the COVID-19 virus has wreaked havoc on the global economy and turned our personal lives upside down. The stock market has tumbled, travel has been disrupted, cities are on lockdown, and schools and businesses have closed.    Despite the viral outbreak, the COVID-19 virus has yet to have a major impact on the Canadian housing market. ...Read More

Home Decor Trends to Fall in Love with in 2020

By: Natalie Lewin

Home Decor Trends to Fall in Love with in 2020

Tags: Real Estate, Toronto, Home Decor

There’s no better time than a new decade to give your home an upgrade! Whether you’re hoping to add a fresh coat of paint to your walls, swap out old furniture, or undergo a major renovation, here are this year’s most sought-after styles.    Nature-Inspired Elements        If you’ve been flexing your green thumb recently, you’re not ...Read More

Living in The Six Vs. The Suburbs: Pros and Cons

By: Natalie Lewin

Living in The Six Vs. The Suburbs: Pros and Cons

Tags: Real Estate, Toronto, Downtown, Suburbs

Known for its diverse culture, endless entertainment, and amazing international cuisine, there’s a lot to love about living in the Six! In 2018, Toronto was placed in the world’s top ten “most livable cities” by The Economist and was even rated the 5th best place in the world for millennials. If you’re wondering whether to move to Toronto or live in the burbs, here&rs...Read More

Downsize Your Home to Upgrade Your Life in 2020!

By: Natalie Lewin

Downsize Your Home to Upgrade Your Life in 2020!

Tags: real estate, toronto, downsizing

Downsizing your home in 2020 may seem like a daunting process. Should I sell now or wait? Where should I move? How are we going to go through decades of our belongings!?!   Yikes! That’s a lot to think about!    While trading down may seem both emotionally and physically challenging, the advantages far outweigh the stress and turbulence of your move. Regardless of whether yo...Read More

How Will New Rules for Airbnb Affect My Short-Term Rental in Toronto?

By: Natalie Lewin

How Will New Rules for Airbnb Affect My Short-Term Rental in Toronto?

Tags: Real Estate, Toronto, Airbnb, Short-term rental

After last month’s Local Planning and Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) ruling, the city is now moving forward with stricter regulations for short-term rental operators. So what’s next if you plan to list a place on Airbnb in Toronto? Here’s what short-term rental hosts need to know about the changes.   Why Are These Regulations Being Put in Place? The LPAT ruling is a major win for ...Read More

Baby, it's Cold Inside: 6 Easy and Affordable Ways to Winterize Your Home

By: Natalie Lewin

Baby, it's Cold Inside: 6 Easy and Affordable Ways to Winterize Your Home

Tags: Real Estate, Toronto, Budget-Friendly, Winterize

Let it snow, let it snow, let it—oh no! Is your house not prepped for cold weather? Whether your home feels like a freezer or you want to have some extra money in your pocket for holiday shopping, there are many quick and affordable ways to keep your home warm and cozy all winter long. Best of all, they don’t take more than a weekend to complete. Turn up the holiday tunes and let&rsquo...Read More