Author Archives: Alla Poltavski

Should I put my home on the market this month?


You certainly should. Your home can sell anytime, but listing during November or even December actually puts you at an advantage; not only is your home likely to sell quickly, but it may sell at or near your listing price. For one thing, you stand out. Your competitors may be waiting until the new year …

GTA REALTORS® Release September 2019 Stats


TORONTO, October 3, 2019 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,825 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in September 2019. This result represented strong year-over-year sales growth of 22 per cent compared to 6,414 sales reported in September 2018. It is important to note, however, that sales …

GTA REALTORS® Release August 2019 Stats


TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,711 residential sales through TREB’s MLS® System in August 2019. This result represented a 13.4 per cent increase compared to 6,797 sales reported in August 2018. On a monthover-month basis, after preliminary seasonal adjustment, sales were …

Manage Fall’s Clutter and Mess with a Mudroom


September means transitions. School begins and seasons change. There are more backpacks – and dirt – in your home. So why not consider creating a mudroom to ease the transition from outside to in? Mudrooms should be located where they will be used. Usually that means at the front or back of your home, near …

Wait and Save: We Still Believe in Homeownership


Do you dream of owning a home someday? If so, you’re not alone. The desire to put down roots and invest in a home is a common one. And this dream is still strong across North America. The problem is, many can’t afford it. To many, the dream seems elusive as a result of the …

5 Ways to Boost Your Home’s OQ for Less


When getting a home ready to sell, most homeowners focus on interior upgrades and fixes. But what’s on the outside counts, too. Lawns, walkways, patios, gardens, doors, and windows all play a role in the livability of a home – and its salability as well. Thinking of selling soon? Here are five ways to boost …

Market Watch , June 2019


July 4, 2019 — The new President of the Toronto Real Estate Board, Michael Collins, announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,860 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in June 2019, representing a 10.4 per cent increase compared to June 2018. Over the same time period, total new listings remained at a similar level for the …

Gardening Can Be a Bed of Roses: Try These Tips


Dreaming of a bed of roses or rows of tasty tomato plants is easy; the reality may feel like a nightmare, particularly to first-timers. If you’re planning on seeing whether your thumb is green this summer, note that gardeners are just as varied as gardens, and even those who grew up surrounded by high-rise buildings …

GTA REALTORS® Release May 2019 Stats


June 5, 2019 — Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 9,989 transactions through TREB’s MLS® System in May 2019.* While this result represented a substantial increase of 18.9 per cent over the 15-year low in May 2018, it should be noted that the result was still below the …

Your Backyard Shed Can Be an Oasis


Everything old really is new again — including your old backyard shed. Forget fancy sunrooms or gazebos. Your shed can be all things to all people; you just have to decide what and to whom. For example, your shed can serve as a miniature bar and lounge; add couches and a TV and it functions …

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