How Buyers Can Benefit from a Seller’s Market

31 July 2014
HEATHER HOLMES

New listings in Toronto were up 7.8% last month over a year ago and demand has kept up or surpassed these rates as the real estate market continues to be red hot this summer. The average price of a GTA home has climbed 8.6% since last year and the Toronto Real Estate Board is predicting a seller’s market for the remainder of the year. Condo re-sellers have been seeing a return on their investment as resale prices have gone up 6%.


Bidding Wars 101

29 July 2014
HEATHER HOLMES

Bidding wars are becoming a staple of the Toronto real estate market. The asking price is often not enough to secure the home you want to buy. You may not only be competing with other buyers, sometimes you’re competing with the sellers’ expectations too. What are some considerations before entering a bidding war? - See more at: http://www.heatherholmes.ca/blog/2014/07/bidding-wars-101/#sthash.I4ma3y4C.dpuf


Neighbourhood Treasure: The Bristol

28 July 2014
HEATHER HOLMES

The Bristol brings a unique charm (and delicious food!) to a neighbourhood already loaded with great restaurants.


Toronto Real Estate Market Remains Strong

24 July 2014
HEATHER HOLMES

Some have predicted an end to Canada’s housing boom in the near future, such as senior Scotiabank economist Adrienne Warren, but many remain confident in the Toronto real estate market since it just experienced its strongest month ever. Past predictions of overbuilding and overpricing have not materialized as the market continues to thrive.


Neighbourhood Treasure: Tabule

21 July 2014
HEATHER HOLMES

Those seeking out Middle Eastern food beyond the city’s standard falafel joints will be thoroughly satisfied with the Riverside location of Tabule.


Purchasing a Home as an Investment Property

17 July 2014
HEATHER HOLMES

As the Toronto real estate market continues to boom, a growing number of buyers are looking to purchase investment properties to take advantage of the ideal conditions.


Neighbourhood Treasure: Portland Variety

14 July 2014
HEATHER HOLMES

Bringing Le Gourmand’s beloved treats to the corner of Portland and King, the new café is set on offering the same great experience as its predecessor – but with enough twists to carve out its own identity. In addition to the famously decadent cookies and rich coffees, Portland Variety transforms into a Spanish-inspired tapas bar on evenings.


How Buyers Can Benefit from a Seller’s Market

11 July 2014
HEATHER HOLMES

New listings in Toronto were up 7.8% last month over a year ago and demand has kept up or surpassed these rates as the real estate market continues to be red hot this summer. The average price of a GTA home has climbed 8.6% since last year and the Toronto Real Estate Board is predicting a seller’s market for the remainder of the year. Condo re-sellers have been seeing a return on their investment as resale prices have gone up 6%.


Neighbourhood Treasure: Dundas and Carlaw

07 July 2014
HEATHER HOLMES

Dundas and Carlaw is a café/wine bar hybrid whose drink offerings range from Americanos to Caesars. The beautiful interior, featuring high ceilings and a wooden bar, is tastefully decorated with elements that play into a Toronto transit theme (an inescapable topic in the city these days). Design-minded patrons will take note of the restaurant’s choice typeface, the Toronto subway font, while the white tiled walls might convince you that you’re sipping Rolling Rock in an impossibly bright Queen Station.