Submitted by Jasmina on Sun, 2015-12-13 14:03.

This funny commercial for USA App, reminded me we can do exactly the same for Canadians - search homes by school boundaries, so you can put your children in a better school to go to a better college to get a better job. And your plan of living off of them one day :)

The hottest housing market in Richmond Hill is around Bayview Secondary School

Bayview Secondary School is the one with International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program - so your investment will be safe there! See School Boundaries map for Bayview S.S. - that's the type of the complex search we can create for you... just register on our new Home Finder System and we'll get you started!

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Our exclusive Better-than-MLS VOW System© gives you access to inside information normally available only to real estate agents. Better-than-MLS System is a Virtual Office Website (VOW) implementation designed to help you overcome information overload and make faster, more informed decisions when searching for houses & condos in the York Region online. It will enable you not only to find hot new listing in Richmond Hill, but also to:

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Submitted by Jasmina on Sun, 2015-12-13 13:28.

Canada is doubling the minimum down payment for insured mortgages to 10% from 5% for the portion of a home’s value from $500,000 to $1-million. The Canadian government said the new rules, which affect higher-priced properties, are mainly targeted at the most expensive markets, particularly Toronto and Vancouver.

As of Feb. 15, there will be additional down payment requirements for homes that sell for between $500,000 and $1 million. The current 5% minimum down payment for the first $500,000 of the house price will be maintained, while requiring a 10 per cent minimum down payment for the portion of the house price in excess of $500,000. Ottawa had already restricted mortgage insurance to homes valued at less than $1-million, and the new rules leave the minimum down payment for more expensive homes unchanged at 20 per cent.

Submitted by Jasmina on Wed, 2015-08-19 15:54.

You already know that Toronto house prices are now averaging $1 million, but did you know that a similar detached home in Richmond Hill will cost a move-up home buyer $150,000 more? It's hard to believe, but Toronto MLS Sold Data reveals this strange truth:

What's a move-up home buyer to do?

Submitted by Jasmina on Fri, 2015-06-05 21:20.

Just saw this CityNews report on TV :-) Watch it to see why you should buy a resale home, then visit to find better deals without the lineup!

Submitted by Jasmina on Mon, 2015-06-15 02:10.

Home buyers will finally have protections against "phantom bids" used by some unscrupulous agents to drive up the prices of homes:

Submitted by Jasmina on Sun, 2014-08-31 14:54.

Since paying attention to seasonal trends in the real estate market can give you an advantage, here is a little gift from my collection of historical home sales data on Toronto MLS – a graph based on trends from the past 5 years:

Download full PDF Report

What do these Seasonal Patterns tell us?

Submitted by Jasmina on Tue, 2014-01-14 19:54.

GTA Housing Market Forecast according to TREB

Toronto Real Estate Board's senior manager Jason Mercer discusses the current Greater Toronto Area housing market as of the third quarter of 2013. I find that general public normally does not 100% trust reports form Realtors (because they see them as a ”bait” to start trading Real Estate), but this particular presentation is one of the most thorough and well though through reports from Real Estate community that I have seen!

That’s why I took the time to prepare Jason’s presentation highlights for you to see. Feel free to contact me or my husband Daniel, if you have any questions whatsoever!

Q3 2013 presentation highlights

Submitted by Daniel on Tue, 2013-09-24 16:38.
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The Lake Wilcox Shoreline is Getting a Makeover!

Construction of Lake Wilcox Park (formerly Sunset Beach Park) is underway… Please join us at the Open House in Oak Ridges Community Centre to review & comment on the Proposed Plans for the Lake Wilcox Park Phase 2. Town staff and the project consultant will be on-hand for informal discussions, plus Ward 1 Councillor Greg Beros will be in attendance.

Construction Phases

  • Phase 1: 2013 - Waterfront promenade and boardwalk, as well as the reconstruction of Sunset Beach Road and Olde Bayview Avenue.
  • Phase 2: 2014 - Splash Pad, new washroom building and parking lot in the upper park area.
  • Phase 3: 2018 - Development of a Youth Area at the south end of the site.
  • Phase 4: 2021 - Redevelopment of the Canoe Club Area at the north end of the site.

To find out more about The Project history & future go to Lake Wilcox Park page on The Town of Richmond Hill website, or contact Samuel Ng, Project Manager at 905-747-6463 or

Submitted by Jasmina on Thu, 2013-09-12 14:03.

Lakefront Home near Yonge Street in the Heart of Oak Ridges Community!

This is truly a rare find on beautiful Lake Wilcox. Paddle your own canoe across tranquil waters, walk along promenade and boardwalks, view magnificent sunrise and fish from your floating dock. It's your chance for an endless vacation in the geographic centre of the GTA. This lovely 2 bedroom house on quiet dead-end street has all the warmth and comfort you would expect from a home: gas fireplace, modern eat in kitchen, main floor hardwood, jacuzzi tub with double shower, breathtaking view of the lake... Rejoice in all nature has to offer!

Want the cottage lifestyle in the geographic centre of the GTA?

Submitted by Jasmina on Sun, 2011-06-12 02:03.

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If your answers are yes, call Jasmina at 905-731-2000 to arrange your Home Evaluation and receive a 50 minute "Stage Your Home for Profit" DVD – both absolutely FREE! DVD contains Step-by-Step instructions to easily and profitably prepare your home for sale.

What is Home Staging?

Home staging is the process of preparing a home for sale. Through merchandising your goods, staging shows potential home buyers that your home is the best product available. Real estate experts know that a staged home sells faster and for considerably more money than one that is not staged.

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Submitted by Jasmina on Wed, 2010-04-14 00:46.

South of Major Mackenzie between Yonge and Richmond Hill GO Train Station

Home for Sale #026 Why buy 2 bedroom condo for $300K when for $300-400/moth more you can:

This beautiful semi-detached raised bungalow features three spacious bedrooms, living room with large window, hardwood floors and bright kitchen with gorgeous Skylight on the main level. One bedroom in-law apartment at the lower level has a separate entrance, family size kitchen, gas fireplace, laundry room and above grade windows.

Walking distance to Richmond Hill GO Train and York Region Transit / Viva Bus Stations. If you're seeking a secluded backyard with a lot depth of 160 feet, this home is for you!

Submitted by Jasmina on Fri, 2010-04-09 20:21.

Shocking Truth: 2 out of 3 Listings Do Not Sell in the GTA!

Most owners think that their homes are special, will bring a good price and will sell quickly. The sad truth is that selling your home in Toronto Area can be frustrating.  A lot of all new listings that go on the market eventually expire with the home still unsold. Toronto Real Estate Board stats reveal that even in the Sellers Market only 1 in 3 Real Estate listings actually sells:

TREB MLS Ratio of Sold to Available Listings

How to Avoid Becoming an Expired Listing?

Submitted by Jasmina on Mon, 2010-03-15 01:31.

Click Here to Request a FREE Home Maintenance Book! Your home is one of the single biggest investments you are ever likely to make, so you will want to do all you can to care for it. A home, like an automobile, will require attention from day one. Preventative maintenance is far more cost-effective than the crisis management approach of waiting until something breaks or wears down and having to scramble to have it repaired. Preventative maintenance can avoid repairs, extend the life expectancy of many components and reduce energy consumption. A well-maintained home typically sells more readily and brings a higher price.

Call 905-731-2000 to receive a Complimentary copy of "Manual for a Happy Home" - book published by the National Association of Certified Building Inspectors (NACHI), when you begin searching for your Dream Home in the GTA with me!

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Submitted by Jasmina on Tue, 2010-02-02 01:51.

Ontario Real Estate Association Newsletter - February 2010According to many of Canada’s top economists, higher interest rates – and debt servicing costs – may be just around the corner. Exactly when rates will rise is unclear and depends on who you talk to.

In its latest Financial System Review, The Bank of Canada judges that vulnerability of Canadian households to adverse wealth and income shocks has grown in recent years. “At present, Canadian household finances appear quite healthy,” Governor Mark Carney says, but it is the responsibility of households now to ensure that in the future, when the recovery takes hold and extraordinary measures are unwound, they can still service their debts.”

The Bank of Canada still maintains it will hold the line on rates until July of this year, and many analysts believe rates may start to rise in the fall of 2010, with some expecting a full three percentage point hike by the end of 2011. Here’s a summary of a few of the forecasts for where interest rates are headed over the next year and a half:

TD Canada Trust Quarterly Economic Forecast