Buying, Renovating and Selling Real Estate in Toronto
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Must a seller accept a full price offer?

In Toronto, it’s very common for a seller to underprice their home in hopes of soliciting multiple offers, thereby driving up the final purchase price.  Sometimes, the “offer date” passes and the sellers do not receive any offers.  And the very next day, someone will
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MLS-obsessed?

Are you obsessed with real estate (I have a friend who surfs Realtor.ca for fun)? If this is you…you’re not alone! Real estate: Why are we so obsessed? | Mortgages & Real Estate | Personal Finance | Financial Post business.financialpost.com Garry Marr: ‘Hey, wher
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Small mortgage rate increases

Small mortgage rate increases of 0.01 to 0.02% started in the last few weeks. If you’re shopping for a new home and haven’t got a pre-approval and locked-in rate, I can point you in the right direction! Mortgage rates are on the move, upwards | Toronto Star www.thestar.com
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Home improvement and ROI

On the heels of my recent posting, “6 things you think add value to your home – but really don’t” …Here’s what you should do! 5 home improvements that are worth the cost ca.finance.yahoo.com Existing home sales jumped 4.2 percent in May, the highest
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If you like Pizzeria Libretto…

Queen West’s newest authentic pizza spot, brought to you by some former Libretto staff.  Check out the Foodies review… North of Brooklyn Pizzeria | Foodies Inked foodiesinked.com Brooklyn has made its way to Toronto. Or has Toronto made its way there? Probably the latter.
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Snapping up a deal

To those who think buying a house in downtown Toronto automatically means multiple offers…I just sold my client a great semi in Trinity Bellwoods. It was listed on a Thursday afternoon with no hold-back, and we had an offer in hours later. By watching the market and moving quick
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Renovating to add value

Want a pool or new landscaping? Take a read through this first… 6 Things You Think Add Value To Your Home – But Really Don’t www.forbes.com | Certain projects, such as adding a well thought-out family room – or other functional space – can be a wise inves
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Condos on the rise…again

Consumer confidence in Toronto’s condo market appears to be rebounding, with an increasing number of potential buyers saying they intend to buy a unit in the next five years, according to a BMO survey. Consumer confidence in Toronto’s condo market remains healthy: BMO survey | Toronto
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