News From Queen's Park: Stable Ontario Housing Market

Ontario housing activity has stabilized in recent months and housing demand will show a modest  recovery through the latter part of 2011 and into 2012, according to the Canada Mortgage and  Housing Corporation (CMHC).  Highlights of…

BLO Vaughan

Sharmina and me Melissa, me and Sharmina Something amazing has happened to the ladies in Vaughan - we got our very own location of blo! I'm not sure if you've had the honour of visiting one of blo's locations…
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8 Steps to Decluttering Your Home!

  My good friend Lenore Raposo, Interior Decorator, Stylist and Designer at LDesigns, has laid out 8 easy steps to follow to a new, vibrant home for spring! Though the snowflakes may still be trickling down, they're certainly slowing…

Having Fun In The Community

Social Media, namely Facebook and my Twitter account, is a tool that I've embraced to keep my business modern and functioning at the same pace as other small businesses. I enjoy finding topics and professional colleagues that I feel will interest…
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Mortgage Mondays: Canadian Housing Prices

Over the past 2 years, the Canadian economy has been turbulent. The housing market has had to sustain a massive financial crisis, a recession causing 430,000 less jobs across the country, the introduction of HST, and 2 changes in the rules…

News Release from TREB - Resale Market Housing Figures

Analyzing this newsletter from TREB is like solving a riddle. If you can figure it out, however, you'll uncover the proof that we live in a fairly healthy real estate market.    Here are  your clues:    February 2011 resale sales…

Should Young Home Buyers Use RRSP?

You know the old saying, "every little bit counts"? When investing in real estate, this old saying certainly applies. With a competitive marketplace, the pricey cost of living in our society, and the endless advice on spending vs. saving, deciding…

Savour York Region

To say I'm excited about SavourVaughan would be an understatement! It's the middle of February, it's cold and uninspiring so, what better way to perk up than with a delicious meal from some (or all!) of the participating restaurants during…

'The Castle' Sells for $17.5 Million

I hope you're all enjoying Family Day! It looks like Toronto is going to be welcoming a "mystery" European family in the near future - they just purchased 'The Castle' on Teddington Park in Toronto for $17.5 million.   The north end…

Canadian Housing Market: Stable or...?

  I know it's not Monday, or my usual Mortgage Monday, for that matter, but I wanted to deliver some positive news regarding RBC's recent review of the Canadian housing market.    According to the Royal Bank of Canada, the state of…