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Ontario’s State of Emergency

Covid-19 & Real Estate So here we are again, day 1 of a "new" version of Lockdown, under a stay at home order. Here's What it Means - January 2021 Real Estate is still considered "Essential". We can still conduct business following all public health protocols. Open houses remain prohibited. In-person showings are permitted by appointment, and should be limited to those considered "urgent". ...
Covid-19Jan 14, 20210 Continue Reading
Market Stats for December 2020

Market Report for December 2020

Your Market Report for December 2020 Despite the global pandemic, the GTA saw its third best results on record for home sales in 2020. The average selling price reached a new record of approximately $930,000, with the bulk of home sales hitting record levels in the summer and fall. The strong economic rebound in many sectors, combined with ultra low borrowing costs in 2020 ...
Monthly Colour Feature: Blue

Monthly Colour Feature: Blue

Painting Tips & Choosing your Colour Scheme: Blue is the World's Favourite Colour! Re-decorating and not sure what colour palette to go with?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Colour can be the single most important element in decorating a room. It has a significant impact on our emotions.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The most effective colour schemes use 2 or 3 colours.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today's feature colour is blue (selfishly, it's my ...
November 2020 Market Update

November 2020 Market Update

Toronto Real Estate Market Monthly Update What was the market up to in November? Here are the stats!⠀ The total # of residential transactions are down -2.1% from last month.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Average selling price is up +0.8% from last month. And up +13.3% from November last year (2019).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Home Price Index (HPI) continues to grow on a steady incline.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So what's ...
Real Estate & Covid-19 Entering Stage 3

Real Estate & Covid-19: Entering Stage 3

Real Estate & Covid-19: Entering Stage 3 Toronto and Peel Region are preparing to enter Stage 3 of the reopening as of Friday July 21, 2020. Here's what you can expect when it comes to Ontario Real Estate Real Estate Open House Prohibition Lifted The province is lifting restrictions on in-person open houses in Toronto and Peel Region.  This follows after Durham, York, and ...
Mar 14, 20200 Continue Reading
6 Easy Tips to Enhance Your Curb Appeal

6 Easy Tips to Enhance Your Curb Appeal

6 Easy Tips to Enhance Your Curb Appeal Thinking of Selling? We all know how important it is to make a great first impression.  A nicely appointed entryway can wow potential buyers before they even walk through the front door! 6 Tips to Enhance Your Curb Appeal and Welcome Buyers Remove all recycle and garbage bins from the driveway or entryway.  If possible, store ...
Mar 14, 20200 Continue Reading
Landlord and Tenant Bill Passes

Ontario Government Passes Landlord and Tenant Bill

Covid-19: the Ontario Government Passes Landlord and Tenant bill. Key Updates to the Residential Tenancies Act. The global pandemic has brought with it unprecedented events and challenges to the real estate market. As homeowners scrambled to pay their mortgages in the face of economic uncertainty, renters too faced challenges with paying rent. On the same token, Landlords were left uneasy about whether tenants would ...
Mar 14, 20200 Continue Reading
Buying a Condo: Resale vs. Pre-construction

Buying a Condo: Re-Sale vs. Pre-Construction?

Buying a Condo: Key Differences Between Purchasing Re-Sale vs. Pre-Construction. You might be thinking of purchasing a condo and trying to decide whether to go with re-sale vs. Pre-Construction. There are some key differences between the two. Here's What you Need to Know Re-Sale Units are available right away.  You get to see exactly what you are buying. They are sold at Market Price, ...
Mar 14, 20200 Continue Reading
Mid-April Real Estate Market Update

Mid-April Market Update

The Impact of Covid-19 on the Toronto Real Estate. With all of the Covid-19 measures in place, it has translated into a temporary drop in the number of transactions.  And, it’s anticipated this will persist until we experience a sustained decline in the number of positive cases of Coronavirus. What Can We Look Forward To? The Toronto Real Estate Board President, Michael Collins states …

Deanna Allegranza Blog Buying During Covid-19

House Hunting During Covid-19

Should You be House Hunting, and How to do it Safely. If you’re wondering if you could, or should be house hunting during Covid-19, here’s what you need to know. Real Estate is considered an essential service, but it is NOT business as usual. It is important to note that real estate services are considered “essential” only insofar as they are being employed to …

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