Author Archives: Neil Reeve-Newson

Tired of Living with Condo Rules?

For years, condo life was seen as the pinnacle of big city living for the young, hip set. Steps from amenities, right by downtown, easy to reach, and every night and day’s a party. Even today, the city is plastered … Read More »

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THIS is how expensive Toronto Housing Has Become

According to 84% of people surveyed by Angus Reid, “it is unrealistic for young people to expect to own a house and a yard in the GTA.” 45% of those surveyed admitted to being forced to shop outside the GTA … Read More »

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Why Barrie is Amazing in the Fall

Established as a city in 1853, Barrie is the 34th largest city in Canada, sitting on Lake Simcoe. It’s historic downtown and waterfront are at the heart of its tourist industry, and hosts hundreds of festivals, including a Jazz and … Read More »

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Good News. Phantom Real Estate Bids are Illegal

We all know and have probably experienced the “phantom bid.” “I know you need to think about it, but I’ve already got a lot of interest from different people.” “You really should buy now, it probably won’t be here next … Read More »

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Toronto Prices Hit a Record High Over the Summer

July saw a record number of Toronto-area homes sold, with an average selling price of $609,236 for the month. According to Mark McClean, Real Estate Board President: “9,880 homes sold in the Greater Toronto area in July 2015, representing an … Read More »

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How to Avoid a Bidding War on Your Home

  Race to the Bottom There isn’t a single buyer who benefits from a bidding war. When two or more purchasers enter into a bidding war for a home, only the sellers win. Real estate markets with intense competition, in … Read More »

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Is it Better to Raise Kids in a Small Community?

When making the all-important decision of choosing the neighbourhood in which your family lives, selecting the type of surroundings that your child is exposed to is one of the most pressing concerns. While big city life does offer a variety of … Read More »

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Why Your Kids Need a Yard and Not a Condo

Parents looking for the best environment in which to raise a child have to weigh the pros and cons of buying a home versus purchasing a condo. A variety of factors come into play, such as cost, convenience, market conditions … Read More »

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4 Signs it’s Time to Leave Toronto

Back in the 1950s, Toronto was considered one of the most dull cities on earth. The 1960s and 1970s helped transform the city from a stolid town into a dynamic cultural center that’s currently on the precipice of being an international … Read More »

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Why You Need a Home with a Yard

Many homeowners dream of having a yard of their own. There are many benefits to having and maintaining a yard with your house, that are both private and public. Although a yard can be aesthetically pleasing, they also come with … Read More »

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