With the rise of 'home and design' media in recent years, staging has evolved to now be considered an essential tool in communicating what a home for sale 'should' look like in order to appeal to prospective purchasers.
According to fresh statistics from the Canadian Real Estate Association, just over half of local housing markets reported a slight increase in activity during August, led by impressive gains in the Greater Toronto Area!
If you have ever driven down Toronto's Don Vally Parkway, or explored the surrounding Greater Toronto Area, you'll see apartment buildings dating from the 1950s through 1970s standing tall across the urban landscape. These towers are part of a renewal project led by ERA Architects.
In cities like Toronto, similarly-priced properties can represent polar opposite products, based on something as hard to quantify as location. In this piece we look closer at what makes up 'value' and how to set search parameters based on those components.
Based on a comparison of the sales-to-new listings ratio with its long-term average, about two-thirds of all Canadian local markets were considered "relatively balanced" in June 2018. Here's the Canadian Real Estate Board's monthly review for June 2018!