By: Sean MacKay from Livabl_

Tags: toronto,seller market,seller,buyer

It was a busy December in housing markets across the country, suggesting that when compared to last year, not as many house hunters stayed home for the holidays. They bought them instead. While the nearly 23 percent increase in total Canadian home sales as reported by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) for the month made for an attention-grabbing figure, it was Toronto’s tight hous...Read More

By: Stephanie Cluett-Eid

Tags: market snapshot,realtor report,fyi,december 2019,december 2018,real estate,market report,market comparison,2018 vs 2019,year over year,gta,toronto,durham,east end,greater toronto area,toronto houses,toronto condos,downtown condos,downtown toronto,beach,toronto beach,beaches,beaches toronto,scarborough,durham houses,toronto east,durham

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By: Sean Mackay from Livabl_

Tags: canada,canadian mortgage,mortgage rates,real estate,2020,2020 mortgage,low,bank of canada,rate cut

Of all the surprises that 2019 had in store for Canadian home buyers, consistently low mortgage rates were certainly among the more pleasant and unexpected. Earlier in the year, the consensus opinion among market experts was that the Bank of Canada would surely hike its mortgage-market influencing overnight rate and mortgage rates would follow that path upward. Some even felt it was likely that r...Read More

By: Stephanie Cluett-Eid

Tags: winterize,winter,house fires,safe home,home fires,fireplace,home safety,safe fire

Whether it’s related to holiday decorations including candles and light fixtures, having the heat on during the chilly winter season, or even putting sweaters in the dryer without cleaning out the lint, fire-related damage can be a key cause of household destruction during the winter months. In fact, on average, a Canadian household fire occurs once every 55 seconds. So, while the risk of fi...Read More

By: Kelsey Pudloski from Livabl_

Tags: home organization,2020,home tips,new years resolutions,clever,storage,,organize,tidy up,kitchen,closed storage,under bed storage,fridge,wall hooks,closet

1. Fake an entryway using a narrow shoe storage cabinet, wall hooks and a stylish bench. Photo: _houseofpaige_/Instagram 2. Create a drop zone for the kiddos where they can hang up their backpacks, organize school papers and store their shoes. Photo: thefruitfulnest/Instagram 3. Upgrade to a customized mudroom complete with individualized cubbies and pull-out drawers. Photo: millyjanestud...Read More

By: Stephanie Cluett-Eid from LighterSide

Tags: new years,new years resolution,2020,home improvement

Whether you enjoy making New Year’s resolutions or scoff at the idea, there’s something inherently motivating about seeing a fresh page on the calendar. If you don’t want to join the masses who hit the gym or vow to go on a digital diet, you may want to resolve to set some goals on behalf of your home. Chances are, you spend a lot of time in your home, so why not make sure it&rs...Read More

The 6 biggest moments for the Canadian housing market in 2019

By: Michelle McNally from Livabl_

The 6 biggest moments for the Canadian housing market in 2019

Tags:

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Another year is nearly behind us, and a new decade is being ushered in. As 2019 winds down, predictions for the next year’s housing market are in full swing: Will mortgage rates sink lower? Will newly energized markets heat up further? How high will prices climb in Canada’s biggest cities? With a federal election wrapped up and new policies and proposals on deck, 2019 was a significan...Read More

My Annual Client Kids Appreciation Party! (2019 Edition)

By: Stephanie Cluett-Eid

My Annual Client Kids Appreciation Party! (2019 Edition)

Tags: christmas,santa,santa claus,santa photos,photos with santa,client party,client appreciation,real estate needs,love my clients,client appreciation,appreciate your clients

  Every year I throw a Client Kids Appreciation Party for clients and their kids including Santa himself - my most recent one for this year back at the end of November being the best showing yet! A great time for both adults and kids alike, it's a great chance to have kids unwind with each other, playing games like laser tag, virtual reality, Playstation gaming, and of course the pl...Read More

5 Decluttering Tips To Get Your Home Ready For Holiday Visitors

By: Stephanie Cluett-Eid from Lighter Side

5 Decluttering Tips To Get Your Home Ready For Holiday Visitors

Tags: decluttering,holidays,christmas,family,declutter,home,tidy,tidying up,cleaning,dinners,get together,house,organization,style4living

The holidays. It’s a time for celebration, a time for good food and good cheer, and – for many homeowners – a time for out-of-town visitors. And while gathering your loved ones from all corners of the globe to celebrate with you and your family undoubtedly brings holiday joy, it can also bring more than a bit of holiday anxiety. If you’re like most homeowners, you’...Read More

Tis’ The Season for Home Buying

By: Stephanie Cluett-Eid from LighterSide

Tis’ The Season for Home Buying

Tags: holidays, home buying,buy home,season,christmas,christmas buy,buy,holiday buy,real estate,style4living,toronto,toronto homes,toronto condos,gta,boxing day,december 26,new years,january 1,december 31,new years eve

The holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s the best time of the year for festive parties, eggnog, and giving (and receiving!) the perfect gifts. And, apparently, it’s also the best time of the year to buy a home. According to a recent analysis from real estate data firm ATTOM Solutions, the best days of the year to buy a home all fall in the month of December. And the...Read More