Thinking About Downsizing? Now is the Perfect Time to Sell Your Home and Buy a Condo in Toronto

By: Natalie Lewin

Thinking About Downsizing? Now is the Perfect Time to Sell Your Home and Buy a Condo in Toronto

Tags: Real Estate, Toronto, Sellers, Downsizing, Condos

With a global pandemic forcing all of us to make big changes in our lives, it’s no surprise that many people are rethinking their living situations. 2020 saw many people leaving the city core for the suburban lifestyle. However, the market is starting to shift, and it’s shifting fast.   Perhaps you’re someone who lives alone, or with only one other person. Maybe the kids ha...Read More

Interior Design Trends 2021

By: Natalie Lewin

Interior Design Trends 2021

Tags: Real Estate, Toronto, Home Decor, Interior

  Ah, what a year! As we move into 2021 with a fresh perspective and lots of hope, many of us are ready to tackle some interior design projects. A new living space can breathe so much energy into our lives, whether we’re designing for ourselves or getting ready to sell our home. Keeping up with trends not only allows your home to look its best, it also helps when you’re looking ...Read More

The Time to Buy is Now, TREB Numbers Show

By: Natalie Lewin

The Time to Buy is Now, TREB Numbers Show

Tags: real estate, toronto, housing market

As one of the most unpredictable years is ending, we continue to see consistent growth in the Toronto real estate market. The Greater Toronto Area reported 8,766 sales in November, up 24.3% from last year.  It’s safe to say that while 2020 was a year of change for the real estate market, it was still a year of success. The GTA is still a hot place to be buying and selling, with single-...Read More

Single Ladies: How to Put an Offer on Your First Toronto Property

By: Natalie Lewin

Single Ladies: How to Put an Offer on Your First Toronto Property

Tags: Real Estate, Toronto, First-Time Buyers, Single Buyer

Single women want a key—not a ring!  Single female home ownership is on the rise, making them the second largest home buying demographic in Canada, after married couples. 50 years ago, it would have been almost impossible for a woman to qualify for a mortgage without a male co-signer, but today single women account for almost 20% of home purchases and 30% of condo purchases (singl...Read More

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