Jan 262014
 

As long as new home construction lags (as it has for many years even in growing areas of the GTA like Oakville), upward price pressure will continue for resale homes. Thirty years ago, according to the National Association of Realtors, people moved on average every 5 or so years. Today, that number is over 12.

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Jan 092013
 

Royal LePage, Canada’s largest and oldest real estate brokerage released their quarterly Royal LePage House Price and Market Survey yesterday. It calls for very modest home price appreciation over the next few years. This view is largely shared by TD Bank Financial Group, the Ontario Real Estate Association, and leading real estate lawyer and commentator Mark Weisleder.  It is the view I support

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Nov 122012
 

A listing (representing the seller) realtor relies on a selling (representing the buyer) realtor to bring their serious buyer client to view and make an offer on their listing. The selling realtor will have qualified their buyer client and likely have entered a buyer’s representation agreement with them. Listing realtors need to ask detailed questions of buyers and their realtors who bring offers.

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