By: Alex Loutchanski

Tags: Home prices in Toronto, GTA houses for sale, Guelph real estate

The interest rate on Canada’s most popular mortgage, the five-year fixed rate, has fallen to its lowest level in history. In early June, HSBC made headlines when it began offering Canadians a five-year fixed-rate mortgage below 2%. Multiple brokers followed suit, and some are now advertising even lower rates.1 And while many Canadians have rushed to take advantage of this unprecedented oppor...Read More

By: Alex Loutchanski

Tags: Toronto Home Sales, Guelph Real Estate, Homes for Sale

Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate. But the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put their moving plans on hold. In April, sales volume fell to its lowest level since 1984, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association.1 However, while sales have fallen, prices have remained stable. The av...Read More

By: Alex Loutchanski

Tags: #real Estate, #toronto homes, #finance, #save money

These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your household expenses without making radical changes to your standard of living. When combined, these small adjustments can add up to significant savings each month. Here are 20 things you can start doing today to lower your bi...Read More

By: Alex Loutchanski

Tags: #StayHome,#stayhome #staysafe #stayconnected #socialdistancing #community #coronavirus #covid_19 #inthistogether #youarenotalone #realestate #realtor #realestateagent #home

#StayHome: How to Create Functional Spaces in Your Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us are spending a lot more time at home. We’re all being called upon to avoid public spaces and practice social distancing to help slow the spread of this infectious disease. While it can be understandably challenging, there are ways you can ...Read More

By: Alex Loutchanski

Tags: Toronto Area Real Estate, Sell Your Home in Toronto,How Prepare your Home for Sale

Top 5 Home Design Trends for a New Decade Whether you’re planning a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in home design. Sellers who make tasteful updates can generate increased buyer interest and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which features of a home will need updating immediately (or i...Read More

By: Alex Loutchanski

Tags: Toronto Houses for Sale, Real Estate, Mortgage, Investment Property

Homeownership offers many advantages over renting, including a stable living environment, predictable monthly payments, and the freedom to make modifications. Neighborhoods with high rates of homeownership have less crime and more civic engagement. Additionally, studies show that homeowners are happier and healthier than renters, and their children do better in school.1 But one of the biggest per...Read More

By: Alex Loutchanski

Tags: GTAHomePrices, Toronto Real Estate, House Prices, Houses for Sale

After a two year slump, the future's looking bright again for Canadian real estate. Economists expect positive growth in the national housing market in 2020, supported by low mortgage rates, a solid job market, and a rising population. In fact, in a recent report, RBC Economics called 2019 a “turning point for Canada’s housing market.”1 To understand why—and where the m...Read More

By: Alex Loutchanski

Tags: Toronto houses, real estate, house prices, home values

Are you searching for new and innovative gift ideas this holiday season? If so, check out our list of the hottest home technology offerings. We’ve selected a few of our favorites for every room in the house. These smart systems and devices add comfort, convenience, and a “cool factor” that will delight your friends and family.  So think about who you know that loves the late...Read More

By: Alex Loutchanski

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Toronto Real Estate, House Prices in Toronto

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, shopping for a new home can feel daunting. In fact, 56% of buyers said that “finding the right property” was the most difficult step in the home buying process.1 Buying a home is a significant commitment of both time and money. And a home purchase has the power to improve both your current quality of life and your future ...Read More

By: Alex Loutchanski

Tags: Home buyer, Home seller,Personal Finance, Home Prices, Toronto Real Estate

Technology is changing the way we do almost everything, and real estate transactions are no exception. In fact, a new crop of tech companies wants to revolutionize the way we buy and sell homes. iBuyer startups like Opendoor, Offerpad, and Properly are rapidly expanding into new territories, and now established players, like Zillow, are starting to get in on the action. Also known as Direct B...Read More