By: Jagdeep Singh

Interest Rate made Interesting

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Bank of Canada (BoC) dropped its interest rate on 21 January by 25 basis points (0.25%). What does that mean in simple terms? Even before that, what is this interest rate? Prime rate or ’Target for the overnight rate’ as it is properly called, or ‘V39079’ on the Bank of Canada website is effectively a monetary policy. Bank of Canada uses this rate to influence other inte...Read More

By: Jagdeep Singh

Real Estate Market. What to expect in 2015?

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2014 is over and today, 5 January is the first full day when everyone is back to work. Being a REALTOR in the Greater Toronto Area, one the biggest market in North America and definitely in Canada, one of the common question I get is, "How is the real estate market?". While there have been all kinds of forecasts and news, I have listed here some of the important ones. All in all, strong ...Read More

By: Jagdeep Singh

Reason 5 You Should List Your House Today

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Greater Toronto Area is a changing market. Homes and commercial real estate in Toronto are going through a dynamic transition right now. What you ask? Well, for one the definition of a 'spacious' house has changed to the 'efficient' house. The intensification process seems to have dug in and now widely accepted, even in sub-urban areas such as Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and so...Read More

By: Jagdeep Singh

What do these charts tell you about the Market?

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The PDF report of this will look a lot different and a lot more aesthetically pleasing, however you will get the idea from this blog post. The graphs that follow show market conditions and tell quite a story. More on that a little later. Did you know that you can get these graphs for your individual neighbourhood? No matter where you are in the Greater Toronto Area, whether you are in a condo, a ...Read More

By: Jagdeep Singh

Flash a Little Neon

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Make your rooms come alive with acid-green glassware here, electric pink candles there and decor in a whole host of other hot colours. From mirrors to mugs, from a green lamp to glasses, or something as simple as a framed mirror, candles or painting the legs of your coffee table. Spice it up a little.  Formally educated as an Architect, Jagdeep Singh is Toronto REALTOR™...Read More

By: Jagdeep Singh

First Time Buyers: Stop Dreaming and Get Real

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Buying a home is beneficial in more than one way, especially in a market like the one we have been experiencing in the Greater Toronto Area, and in most parts of the rest of Canada. It is important to 'get in the game' fast. I have always said, you have to play the game in order to score a goal. No one ever scored a goal while sitting on the sidelines and merely watching the game.  F...Read More

By: Jagdeep Singh

How many purchases are you making when you are buying a home?

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    It is commonly said and heard that a house is the biggest asset that majority of us will ever buy. But while most of us delude ourselves into thinking that we actually know something about real estate, the truth is that very few have a handle on the complete real estate picture.  If reading something online could make us an expert, then I would never need to consult with a doc...Read More

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Focus on Flaherty's Legacy

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Canada was shocked at the sudden passing of (not so) former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. He leaves behind a legacy as a world class finance minister, politician and steward of the Canadian economy.   Among his many achievements, including his personal interest in Toronto’s condominium (condo) market, Mr. Flaherty will be remembered for His efforts to pull the economy o...Read More

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Real Estate: Have you ever built a house that in the end you hated?

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Building houses is hard, very hard. There's so many details to them and it's very hard to appreciate what it will look like at the end. Many of us will not have had time or opportunity to figure out what we like so we figure it out as we go. Most seem to do just fine but every once in a while, enough mistakes are made that it's really pretty terrible. So, let's see your stories he...Read More

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Here's what $500,000 will buy you in Canada

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Most people don't do it this way, but if you had to take $500,000 and decide your place of residence based on the type of house you could buy, then this will give you a pretty good idea. Let's get right into it.  TORONTO: The place: One bedroom + Den with a balcony, excellent west view plus a parking spot and a locker.  List price: $488,800 Square footage: 659 Taxes: To be ...Read More