The Impact of New Lending Rules on Toronto Real Estate

Oct 27 | by Barry Cohen

The Impact of New Lending Rules on Toronto Real Estate October began with the government’s announcement of widespread changes to the mortgage lending process. The legislation intends to limit the risk and prevent fraud, an important concern since the federal government backs mortgage insurance. The majority of the changes appear to target managing...

International Buying Guide for Toronto Real Estate

Oct 20 | by Barry Cohen

Toronto is an excellent city for foreign buyers to purchase real estate. Canada’s political and economic stability, the city’s high rankings for investment value and quality of life, and cosmopolitan lifestyle make Toronto an attractive for a primary or secondary residence.  The ability to purchase property in Canada isn’t tied to...

October Toronto Real Estate Update

Oct 13 | by Barry Cohen

Strong sales numbers and increasing average prices persisted in September for the Greater Toronto Area. The 21.5 percent sales growth is driven by the overarching trend of high demand and minuscule supply for all home types.  The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) showed 9,902 transactions last month. Sales growth was slower for semi-detached properties...

Five Downsizing Tips for Luxury Buyers

Oct 6 | by Barry Cohen

Five Downsizing Tips for Luxury Buyers Today’s buyers ready to downsize from the family mansion to a more manageable property don’t comprise their standards. Smaller luxury homes and condos contain the same high quality materials and generous living areas as larger homes.  However, downsizing buyers need to take a hard look at their es...

Luxury Home Features That Boost Home Worth

Sep 29 | by Barry Cohen

Discerning buyers desire the latest in home innovations for their private spaces. While personal tastes differ amongst those who can cater to their dreams, certain features are trending in luxury real estate. Toronto sellers should highlight these in their listings if applicable to their property. Illuminating Sunrooms Today’s sunrooms focus on c...

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