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Spring Cleaning

08 March 2017
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Back by popular demand, here is a summary of where to donate items and dispose of hazardous waste.

Sales Up and Listings Down in February

08 March 2017
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Despite the fact that February 2016 had one more day due to the leap year day, this result was up on a year-over-year basis by 5.7 per cent compared to 7,583 sales reported last year.

Market Watch - Toronto Region - October 2016 Infographic

31 October 2016
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Toronto Market Report October 2016 - Infographic

Market Watch - Toronto Region - September 2016 Infographic

30 September 2016
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Toronto Market Report September 2016 - Infographic

Market Watch - Toronto Region - August 2016 Infographic

31 August 2016
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Toronto Market Report August 2016 - Infographic

Wither the Market?

18 May 2016
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One of the reasons I moved my business to Chestnut Park was because of the affiliation with Christie's International.

Hot New Globe & Mail Real Estate Feature? I don’t think so!

03 May 2016
Trish Bongard Godfrey

The Globe has teamed up with Teranet-National Bank to provide a cool new on-line feature to track prices by postal codes, but it may not be all that useful.

Does Your Home Pay for Itself? This Home's Airbnb Pad Generates $3000/Month

22 April 2016
Trish Bongard Godfrey

It’s hard to argue with the benefits of an income generating basement apartment. Even the most modest accommodations can help offset a mortgage.

Council Considers Citywide Ban on Pad Parking

03 March 2016
Trish Bongard Godfrey

On December 9 and 10 last year, Toronto City Council debated a motion by Councillor Shelley Carroll to extend the moratorium on front yard parking pads to the entire city.

Quirky Facts from TREB's Year-in-Review Report

16 February 2016
Trish Bongard Godfrey

TREB's first ever year-end report included some fascinating data from an Ipsos poll commissioned by TREB in November 2015.

Looking Back at 2015: Year-End Neighbourhood Sales Figures

12 January 2016
Trish Bongard Godfrey

As this infographic shows, sales in Wychwood, Oakwood-Vaughan, Humewood-Cedarvale, and Corso Italia-Davenport continued to rise last year.

Get Ready to List: My Full-Service Plan for Home Sellers

12 January 2016
Trish Bongard Godfrey

If you made a resolution to sell your home this spring, it’s time to start getting ready.

What Does It Really Mean to Be Represented by a REALTOR®?

24 November 2015
Trish Bongard Godfrey

Choosing a REALTOR® is choosing a business and personal relationship with someone you need to trust to look after your interests. The first thing a REALTOR® should explain to you is who is working for whom, and what are their obligations.

Identity Theft and Mortgage Fraud: What You Need to Know

14 July 2015
Trish Bongard Godfrey

Learn some basic ways to protect yourself from identity theft.

Home Inspections, Demystified

03 March 2015
Trish Bongard Godfrey

A realistic take on what's really involved, and not, regarding residential home inspections.

Fall and Winter Home Close-up Checklist

15 November 2014
Trish Bongard Godfrey

Yes, its time to get ready for winter. Rona Has provided a great checklist which...

Where To Buy in Toronto Now - 2014

06 October 2014
Trish Bongard Godfrey

There is not much serious talk about the Toronto real estate market collapsing...

Worried About Overpaying?

26 May 2014
Trish Bongard Godfrey

A few days ago I asked a friend who is in the process of buying and selling what was top...

Problems with Open Building Permits

22 May 2014
Trish Bongard Godfrey

Recently, I've been involved in three property deals in which there were open City of...

How Government Is Pushing Home Prices Up

09 April 2014
Trish Bongard Godfrey

Seriously, Toronto real estate prices must be headed for double digit increases this year...

Keys of Various Sorts

28 March 2014
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The key to a successful buyer's property tour is micro organization...

The House Crash Begins... Or so they said

13 September 2013
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"The House Crash Begins." Vancouver house prices have plummeted by 12%. Toronto...

How to Price A Property

14 May 2013
Trish Bongard Godfrey

I am frequently asked to price a property when it is about to be listed for sale...

I Was Once A FSBO (For Sale By Owner)

05 May 2011
Trish Bongard Godfrey

It is almost embarrassing to admit to you that I got into this career by starting out making...