Market Commentary
July 2020

 

The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) has released the sales figures for the month of June and the numbers are remarkable. After only 3 1/2 months of living under the spectre of Covid-19, levels of real estate activity continue to show strong upward trends and have reached a point to where they compare favourably to the same period last year.
 

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There is very little on the market, and the homes that are on the market are all being driven up price-wise. So, the demand is there with a small amount of product available to satisfy the demand. You may have read a recent CMHC report that predicts housing prices may decline across the country by as much as 18%. I think it’s important to note, they are talking about Canada-wide, not about Toronto. Our market has become hyper-local, and while that applies to the many neighbourhoods within our city, you can also say the same thing for the country as whole. You cannot compare the Toronto market to many cities across this country...Toronto is in a league of its own.


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Real Estate Round Table
Summer 2020


There is no doubt that 2020 will be known as the year of Covid-19, but before the emergency measures, office closures, and distancing protocols hit the GTA, it was shaping up to be the year of real estate. The experts weigh in on the future of the GTA’s housing market.  

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A Summer Like No Other: 
Hosting in the age of 
social distancing


By Mike Holmes, The Cleaning Guy

If I hear the word “unprecedented,” or the expression “the new normal” one more time, my abject COVID fatigue may cause me to emit a low-level scream! Truth told, we’re all chomping at the bit to resume deeply missed activities, and for many, that will be the joy of reconnecting with family and friends.

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Good News Story


'Source of joy': Toronto man making dozens of donation drop-offs to help stop food insecurity

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Recipe of the Month

 

Cookies and Cream No-Bake Ice Cream Cake

Oreo cookies, two kinds of ice cream, gooey ganache and whipped cream join forces for a decadent, show-stopping cake. With only a springform pan and a handful of ingredients, just about anyone can pull together this easy no-bake dessert.

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