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These are the rules for evictions in Toronto right now

Posted on 23 September 2020

The rules for evictions in Toronto has changed since the start of the pandemic. In August the Ford government began allowing the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) to consider eviction requests again, which means a lot of people are in danger of being evicted.  Between the beginning of the pandemic and when the province lifted the ban on evictions, the LTB has&nbs ...

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Another run-down house in Toronto is on the market for nearly $900,000

Posted on 23 September 2020

Anyone who knows anything about real estate in Toronto could tell you that a downtown house going for less than $1 million is very likely too good to be true — and there's one recent listing that certainly serves to prove this point.  Much like the Queen and Ossington fixer-upper that hit the market in 2018 for $750,000 resembling th ...

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City of Toronto may soon adopt a vacant home tax and it's what residents want

Posted on 23 September 2020

Toronto's housing market has not only failed to slow despite the global pandemic, but has seen sales and prices skyrocket in recent weeks, reinforcing our reputation as an overvalued city that certainly favours sellers. There are a lot of factors that lead our market to be the most expensive in the country, and some of them make sense: property taxes, lo ...

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The average price of a detached home in Toronto is now over $1.5 million

Posted on 23 September 2020

Home prices continue to rise in and around Toronto as real estate markets rebound following spring's pandemic-rooted sales slowdown, particularly in the detached sector. A new report from Canadian brokerage and analysis firm Zoocasa states that 12 of the 33 municipalities in the Greater Toronto Area posted all-time records for average home prices in August of 2020. More than half of ...

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People who attended open house in Toronto exposed to COVID-19

Posted on 23 September 2020

hough right now, counterintuitively enough, may be one of the best times to try and sell a house in Toronto, there are still risks involved due to COVID-19, especially in regards to things like open houses. As we entered lockdown and businesses left operating remained unsure of how to safely proceed in the pre-mandatory mask era back in the spring, realtors in the city ...

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Home of the Week: $2.6 mil for a renovated Victorian with one-of-a-kind features in Harbord Village

Posted on 15 September 2020

A semi-detached Victorian located in one of the city’s designated heritage conservation districts has hit the market in Toronto. The address 76 Willcocks St. was built in 1880 in Harbord Village and still retains much of its historical charm after the owners invested a casual $400,000 into modern upgrades. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms inside this three-storey build. With ...

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This $1.4M circular home with an orchard is for sale near Toronto

Posted on 15 September 2020

No dust bunnies can hide in the corners of this unconventional, circular home recently put on the market near Toronto. The round home in Uxbridge, less than an hour’s drive north-east of Toronto, went on the market on Sept. 4 and is a rare find, Chestnut Park Real Estate sales representative Sorrelle Golomb told blogTO. “You don’t see a ton of these, it is very unique and very special, ...

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When a 'six-figure' garage was offered for sale in Toronto

Posted on 15 September 2020

As the CBC's Lorne Matalon told viewers in August 1989, Toronto house prices were "pretty intimidating." But there was hope. "We think we may have found one solution to Toronto's high cost of housing," he said, after viewers saw newspaper ads advertising houses for sale. That solution was a place on a street in the city's east end: a 20-by-35-foot garage. "A garage tha ...

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Condo development proposed for site of Toronto’s Sneaky Dee’s

Posted on 08 September 2020

A developer’s application to build a 13-storey mix of condos and commercial spaces in downtown Toronto could mean the end of the music landmark Sneaky Dee’s. “I think that Sneaky Dee’s is an integral part of our Toronto music heritage and should not be torn down,” Lex Corbett, who started a Facebook group in an effort to save Sneaky Dee’s, told Global News on Monday. “The d ...

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Durham Housing Market Forecast to See 14% Jump in Average Home Prices This Fall

Posted on 25 August 2020

Like most regions in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the Durham housing market came to a near halt at the end of March as a result of the pandemic, with activity and new listings drastically down. However, as summer began, more buyers and sellers returned to the market, which caused an overall increase in activity that has continued to climb. In fact, according to the latest data ...