Buying a home can be a very overwhelming experience, but if you are prepared and have contracted the right advisors, it can be a smooth and enjoyable process. What to do when you’re a first-time home-buyer: 1. Get pre-approved. Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is an important first step in the home-buying process. You don’t want to start house-hunting and …

Solid Housing Market Continues

Garry Bhaura, President of the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) announced the continuation of moderate price growth in November 2018 compared to November 2017. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Composite Benchmark was up by 2.7 per cent year-over-year. The average selling price was up by 3.5 per cent year-over-year to $788,345. Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 6,251 residential transactions …

Number of Sales up 6% in October

Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President Garry Bhaura announced year-over-year increases in home sales and average sale prices reported through TREB’s MLS System® in October 2018. Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,492 sales through their system in October 2018 – a six per cent increase compared to October 2017. The average sale price for October 2018 was up 3.5 per cent on a year-over-year basis …

Real Estate Prices Edge Higher in GTA Markets

The Toronto housing market showed some improvement in home sales this June along with the average selling price. 8,082 homes were sold by Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) members through the MLS in June; a 17.6% jump from May 2018 and 2.4% more than in June of last year. Policy changes such as the B-20 mortgage guidelines which tightened lending …